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Hello everybody, I’m the latest in a growing line of Multimedia Journalists at FOX6. We’re basically jacks of all trades – we shoot, write, and edit the stories you see us report on the news. It’s a bit more work but I love recording video in the field knowing exactly how it will fit in my story.

I come to Milwaukee by way of WICD in Champaign, IL. That station has become a pipeline for FOX6 – I worked there with Bret Buganski, Ben Handelman and Brittney Sager. Once again, we’re together on weekends! 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 if 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 the 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!


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    MILWAUKEE — Help for homeowners: A mortgage company overseeing thousands of homes in Milwaukee has reached a deal with the city. It will provide $30 million in relief for homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments. This deal comes after an activist group, Common Ground, protested for months over the company’s connection to the Milwaukee Bucks arena debate. Nationstar Mortgage is owned by an investment group called “Fortress.” The chairman of its board is Wes Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. […]

  • Handgun

    On heels of Virginia murders, some lawmakers hope to reinstate 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases

    MILWAUKEE — Following the murder of two Virginia journalists, many are renewing their calls for stricter gun laws — including expanding background checks and mandatory cooling-off periods. Reporter Alison Parker and camerman Adam Ward, journalists for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia were gunned down on Wednesday morning, August 26th on live television. They were killed by Vester Flanagan, a disgruntled former reporter they once worked with at WDBJ. The deadly shooting played out on live television, and it was also captured […]

  • Milwaukee area teachers

    New report shows Milwaukee area teachers are less diverse, less experienced

    MILWAUKEE — Since Act 10, the Milwaukee area has fewer public school teachers. We’re also learning the staff is less experienced and less diverse — this, according to key findings of a new study published today. The public policy forum took a look at teachers in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. The lead researcher says it’s hard to prove Act 10 caused these changes but he adds the changes are significant. “We found a number of interesting things,” said […]

  • Excessive force allegations against Racine police after arrest of Joshua Ammon

    As some accuse Racine police of using excessive force, expert says officers seen in video did nothing wrong

    RACINE — Was it excessive force? That’s what some are alleging against the Racine Police Department after an arrest this past weekend was caught on camera. Racine police officers are seen striking a man, using a taser on him, and then calling in a K-9 officer in order to take the man into custody. Amid the allegations, a law enforcement instructor tells FOX6 News the video shows the officers involved did nothing wrong. Richard Cole is a law enforcement instructor […]

  • Excessive force allegations against Racine police after arrest of Joshua Ammon

    “It made me break down:” Arrest caught on video has some alleging excessive force by Racine police

    RACINE — There are accusations Racine police used excessive force while arresting a suspect this weekend. Those accusations are coming from family members of the man who was arrested. This, as FOX6 News has obtained video of the arrest. “When I looked at the video, I couldn`t tolerate seeing what they were doing to him,” Elida Ramirez said. Ramirez says her nephew is the man seen in the video. With a warrant out for his arrest, police say officers spotted […]

  • Lakefront Gateway design

    “An opportunity to connect:” Milwaukee officials want your input on lakefront plaza design

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee officials say they want your suggestions for the future of the city’s lakefront. There are plans to build a new open plaza near Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Trish Rowe and Ron Blachowski have high praise for the final four proposals in the Lakefront Plaza design contest. The plaza would include re-developed park space on 80,000 square feet between Discovery World, the Summerfest grounds, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Lincoln Memorial Dr. “I think our […]

  • Credit card theft suspects

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    BROOKFIELD — Brookfield police are seeking as many as four suspects in connection with the theft of and fraudulent use of stolen credit cards. According to a crime alert issued by the police department, two suspects “stalked” a female victim — and eventually stole her wallet from a shopping cart. Officials say those stolen credit cards were later used to purchase seven $1,000 gift cards. While two men are suspected of the actual theft, officials believe additional suspects were involved […]

  • Titletown District (Credit: Packers.com)

    “Eye on the future:” Packers unveil plans for 34-acre Titletown District near Lambeau Field

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    “Digging around:” Former Kenosha alderman says public needs access to city records

    KENOSHA — We’re hearing from the former elected official who discovered the surveillance video that led a Kenosha police officer getting a 60-day suspension. He says getting that footage was far from easy. Kevin Mathewson was elected as a Kenosha alderman in 2012 — and lost his seat two years later. “I still wanted to stay involved and keep in touch with some of the issues in the city,” said Mathewson. Mathewson says he reads public notices whenever he can. […]

  • Kenosha police investigation of use of force

    “It does look bad:” Video shows Kenosha officer’s “unjustified” use of force

    KENOSHA — FOX6 News has obtained new video that shows an incident that led to a Kenosha police officer receiving a 60-day suspension. Authorities say it was an unjustified use of force — and on top of that, the officer’s report did not match the video. Kenosha police say at first, they did not get a citizen complaint about this incident. Instead, they say the investigation started when a supervisor was doing a routine check of dashcam video. He saw something […]

  • Groundbreaking for three Racine schools

    Digging in for the future: Racine Unified breaks ground on three new schools

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  • Whistling Straits

    “Everyone’s sweating:” Fans try to beat the heat during day two of PGA Championship

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