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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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    Mixed reaction over President Obama’s immigration address; Voces de la Frontera set to answer questions

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — President Barack Obama says the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen. He has announced an executive action that will shield five million immigrants currently in the United States from deportation, including undocumented parents of children born in the States. Meanwhile, Republicans are questioning the President’s right to bypass Congress and act on his own. Dozens of immigrants and their children packed a banquet hall on Milwaukee’s […]

  • Proposed Hard Rock casino in Kenosha

    “It’s been a long haul:” Supporters, opponents of Kenosha casino renew appeals as deadline nears

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The November election is over, but you may have noticed a new series of political ads on the airwaves. Supporters and opponents of the proposed Kenosha casino are renewing their appeals for Governor Scott Walker to decide in their favor. This, as the deadline for a decision approaches. “It`s been a very long haul and now it`s gut-check time and we`re gonna find out exactly what`s going to happen,” WLIP-AM radio host Lenny Palmer said. Palmer says […]

  • Antoine Pettis

    101-year-old woman sexually assaulted, DNA leads to suspect’s arrest

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say DNA from a relative led to the identification and arrest of a suspect wanted for a sexual assault. This is just the second time in Wisconsin history DNA has been used in this way. 24-year-old Antoine Pettis of Milwaukee was charged on Tuesday, November 18th after he was identified by familial DNA and later confessed to the sexual assault of a 101-year-old Milwaukee woman. The charges he now faces include: burglary, aggravated battery and second-degree […]

  • Milwaukee Rescue Mission

    “They’ll be coming in throughout the night:” Milwaukee Rescue Mission gears up for overflow crowd

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We got our first taste of the bitter cold on Monday, November 17th — as wind chills fell into the single digits during the day, and sub-zero wind chills were expected Monday night. The Milwaukee Rescue Mission has 250 beds in its men’s shelter, and the director says typically in November, you see nights where 225 men come in. On Monday night — he expected every bed would be filled. “We`ll have overflow. How many, I don`t […]

  • Court Justice Scale

    Prison or treatment? Prosecutor’s trying a different approach in placing heroin involved suspects

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — They’re all part of a massive heroin bust, but prosecutors say their hope is that some of the nearly 50 suspects will not go to jail. They say they want to send the dealers to prison and they want users to get treatment. On Friday afternoon, Judge Ellen Brostrom presided over a different kind of hearing. “What research has shown us is the recidivism rate is greatly reduced for those who have been through treatment programs rather that […]

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    Five suspects involved in heroin bust appear in court, all plead not guilty

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Five people connected to a major heroin bust appeared in court today — among the accused is Charles Ortiz Junior, who authorities say is the drug-ring leader’s son. Local, state, and federal officials announced a total of 48 arrests in Wednesday’s press conference. Authorities say the massive heroin operation was based on the city’s east side. Officials think they’ve got the leader — and his son was among the five suspects who appeared Thursday afternoon. Charles Ortiz […]

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    Dozens arrested after massive investigation into heroin trafficking

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Dozens of people are now in custody including the suspected leader of a gang that was moving drugs around the state. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says a joint operation targeted 53 people — both drug dealers and users. Officials say they’ve arrested 48 of those suspects. Officials say the drug operation was based on Milwaukee’s East Side. After a year-long investigation that involved wire taps, Chisholm says authorities discovered a drug ring that had buyers from all over […]

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    Alderman Joe Davis Sr. to John Chisholm: Make a decision NOW in Dontre Hamilton case, or resign

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis Sr. is challenging Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Davis is asking that Chisholm either make a decision now as to whether criminal charges will be filed against Christopher Manney — the officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton, or resign. Chisholm says he’s still waiting for outside experts to finish their review of the Red Arrow Park shooting. It has been more than six months since Christopher Manney shot and killed Dontre […]

  • Benjamin Ogas

    “I work for you guys:” Sturtevant man accused of impersonating an officer, trying to lure young girls

    STURTEVANT (WITI) — A 27-year-old Sturtevant man faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer. The accused is Benjamin Ogas. The criminal charges filed against Ogas include: one count of impersonating a peace officer, one count of obstructing an officer, one count of disorderly conduct, four counts of attempt false imprisonment, and 14 counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. He faces 21 charges in all. Ogas was arrested by Racine police. It began Sunday afternoon, at a playground. “We […]

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    “It’s a step in the right direction:” Common Council okays proposal for 85 more cops

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The question over how many police officers Milwaukee should add, sparks a lengthy debate among aldermen. They voted Friday on an amendment that would reduce the new class of upcoming cops from 85 to 73. For longer than an hour, the Milwaukee Common Council debates whether the city should hire 73 or 85 new police officers. In the end, 6 “yes” and 9 “no,” a majority approves Mayor Tom Barrett’s proposal for 85 more cops. “Certainly, 12 […]

  • Genie Webb

    Genie Webb, her newborn son improving as police make contact with driver suspected of hitting her

    RACINE (WITI) — Racine police say they have located a vehicle and have identified the driver accused of hitting a pregnant woman and her three-year-old daughter as they crossed the street in a crosswalk on Tuesday, November 4th. And perhaps most importantly, FOX6 News has learned Mom and baby are doing better. Genie Webb’s boyfriend says his girlfriend and their newborn son are still in the hospital, but they’re improving. Webb and her three-year-old daughter were hit by a car […]

  • Genie Webb

    Racine police say driver in hit-and-run involving pregnant woman & young daughter IDENTIFIED

    RACINE (WITI) — Racine police say a driver hit a pregnant woman and her toddler on Tuesday night, November 4th. Surveillance video shows the driver stopped initially, but then fled the scene. Police said late Wednesday they have been able to identify the driver with the public’s help, but that driver hasn’t yet been taken into custody. The incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Goold and N. Main Street in Racine. Police say 31-year-old Genie Webb, who was […]


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