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Hello everybody, I joined the FOX6 news team on Valentine’s Day 2012. I’ve since fallen in love with Milwaukee! The best part of my job is when I can personally help make someone’s life a little better – with the help of our viewers. A great example was on New Year’s Day 2016 when we helped one viewer donate a wheelchair to a woman who had hers stolen.

I come to Milwaukee by way of WICD in Champaign, IL. That station has become a pipeline for FOX6 – I worked there with our own Ben Handelman and FOX 6 alums Bret Buganski and Brittney Sager. At WICD, I was the Vermilion County Bureau Chief. I worked alone in our Danville office, about 45 minutes from the Champaign studio. Before leaving the station, I spent time in sports covering the Fighting Illini and the prep scene.

Before then, I worked at KOMU in Columbia, MO. That’s the station run by the University of Missouri. After graduating from Mizzou, I stuck around to do a variety of things. The spectrum ran from running live shots for other reporters to updating the website.

I grew up in Skokie, IL which borders Chicago to the north. My roots will make for the toughest adjustments here. I have to admit I’m a huge Bears and Cubs fan. Rest assured, it won’t affect my reporting…even when I’m sent up north to do a Packer story! Growing up in Chicago, I was a vendor at both Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. I knew then I was a sports nut since I was more interested in watching the game than selling hot dogs!

I look forward to telling more stories that matter in southeast Wisconsin. If you’ve got an idea for one of them, let me know about it on Facebook and/or Twitter!

Recent Articles
  • “A very strong case:” Police reveal how they tracked down suspects in fatal shooting of DNS worker

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn revealed on Friday, March 24th how authorities tracked down and arrested the five men suspected in the fatal shooting of a popular city employee. The victim is 64-year-old Greg Zyszkiewicz, who officials say was a beloved code enforcement specialist known to many as “Ziggy.” Zyszkiewicz was gunned down in broad daylight Wednesday, March 22nd. New information released in a news conference held by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on […]

  • One lucky player! $155.2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin

    PEWAUKEE — One lucky Wisconsin player is holding a $155.2 winning Powerball ticket from the Wednesday, March 22nd Powerball drawing. It was sold in Pewaukee. The winner matched five out of five numbers plus the Powerball. Wednesday’s winning Powerball numbers were 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42 with a Powerball of 9. The Power Play number was 2. The jackpot ticket is worth $155.2 million when paid out as an annuity, or $93.1 million as a lump sum cash payment. The […]

  • St. Joan Antida files lawsuit against MPS arguing public transportation should be paid for by district

    MILWAUKEE — An all-girls Catholic high school is suing Milwaukee Public Schools. They say MPS is discriminating when it comes to busing. St. Joan Antida High School filed the lawsuit in federal court. They believe MPS should cover the transportation costs for their students, arguing it’s what state law demands. “The requirement, as it was explained to me, is they need to do for the students at St. Joan Antida what they’re doing for their students,” said Paul Gessner, St. […]

  • Menomonee Falls man accused of posing as Marine to get SUVs, apartments, furniture

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Police here say a man conned his way into a new car,  a block of apartments, and a bunch of furniture. Officials say he was able to carry out the scam by posing as a Marine. 32-year-old Brandon Blankenship is charged with the following: False statement regarding military service with intent to commit a crime (two counts) Unauthorized use of an entity’s identifying information or documents (two counts) In early March, Menomonee Falls police paid a visit […]

  • “It’s a disappointment:” Shorewood PD sergeant on paid leave, accused of showing up to work drunk

    SHOREWOOD — A Shorewood Police Department sergeant is on administrative leave, accused of coming to work drunk and driving to the station with a gun in his car. According to a statement from police, Sgt. Theron Rogers reported to the Shorewood Police Department for his shift late on Friday night, March 17th. Other officers thought he was drunk, so they told the lieutenant. On Monday, there was one fewer officer patrolling the streets of Shorewood. “There’s a lot of love […]

  • “I am lucky to still be here:” Shocking video shows woman being struck by car in Hales Corners

    HALES CORNERS — A Muskego woman is facing a long and expensive road to recovery after she was hit by a car earlier this month. Now, she’s forced to rely on her family, friends and strangers for help. Kim Sahin was leaving The Hale House two weeks ago, when a car came into the lot, looped around to go out, and slammed into her. It’s an accident that’s left her depending on others for even the most basic needs. Kathy Kohl […]

  • “It’s every kid’s dream:” Proud parents make their way to Milwaukee for start of NCAA tourney

    MILWAUKEE — There is nothing more satisfying for a parent than watching their child live out a dream. Many visitors are doing just that in Milwaukee this week — as their kids play in the NCAA tournament. All eight teams playing in Milwaukee had practice times on the arena floor on Wednesday afternoon, March 15th. For some of the parents who made the trip, it was a time to reflect. Rich and Margaret Lewis made the trip to Milwaukee to […]

  • “He meant so much:” Akeem Springs, former UWM basketball player, back in Milwaukee with new team

    MILWAUKEE — The chance to come to Milwaukee for the NCAA Tournament is bittersweet for one of the players in town this week. Milwaukee is the city Akeem Springs hoped his team would be sent to, but he will not get to play himself. Springs is a face a lot of fans in Milwaukee already know, and he has a personality that’s easy to like. He envisioned himself appearing at the NCAA Tournament when he transferred to Minnesota. The previous three […]

  • “Going out with a bang:” For the last time, BMO Harris Bradley Center prepares to host NCAA Tournament

    MILWAUKEE — Officials at the BMO Harris Bradley Center were putting on the finishing touches Tuesday, March 14th before the NCAA Tournament takes over the building for the rest of the week. This will be the seventh time the building has hosted the tournament. “It’s a great event, not only for the facility, but for the City of Milwaukee and the entire area — bringing in a lot of people from out of town,” said Paul Jansen, Bradley Center vice president of […]

  • Snow removal operation in effect in Milwaukee: Park on the street? You may need to move your car

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has indicated it has nearly 300 pieces of equipment on main and side streets Monday night, March 13th to clear the snow from our latest storm. Crews hit the road around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. The DPW snow removal operation is in effect for 48-hour exception streets. Vehicles should be parked on the ODD side of the street Monday night, March 13th – beginning at 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. The operation will […]

  • “I want justice:” Teenage boy beaten, allegedly by an MPS teaching assistant and her son

    MILWAUKEE — Murals cover the windows at Lincoln Center of the Arts on the city’s lower east side. Milwaukee Police have painted an ugly picture of what happened there on Tuesday afternoon, March 7th. MPD says a teenager was beaten inside a classroom at the school. Officials say a woman and a teenage boy are the suspects. FOX6 News talked to the victim and his mother. The boy’s face was still swollen two days after the alleged attack. The family said the […]

  • “We worked so hard:” Girls from Milwaukee Academy of Science need your help to get to state

    MILWAUKEE — Any sports team that reaches the championship round has to overcome challenges. There is a small school in Milwaukee though, whose girls team is especially impressive. For their players, just getting to the gym can be demanding. Here’s the deal… The Milwaukee Academy of Science Lady Novas are going to state — something never done before. “We worked so hard and now, it’s starting to pay off,” said Shemera Williams, sophomore guard. Watching the team, you might first […]