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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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    Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena funding deal; Gov. Walker says he’ll sign it

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday, July 28th passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote. The measure now goes to Governor Scott Walker — who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. The Wisconsin Senate passed the bill on July 15th with a 21-10 vote. Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay […]

  • Scott Walker in Chicago

    In Chicago, Governor Walker responds to attack from Trump: “I’m gonna tell people what I’m for, not what I’m against”

    CHICAGO — Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign brought him closer to home on Monday, July 27th. A day-long trip across Illinois ended in Chicago — where Walker addressed attacks by Donald Trump, and talked about changes he has in mind for the federal government. Chicago’s iconic Billy Goat Tavern opened its doors for Governor Walker on Monday. Walker said he has no harsh words for fellow Republican candidate for president Donald Trump, who says Walker’s policies are failing in Wisconsin. […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks arena

    ‘Save Our Bucks’ group sparks major discussion among lawmakers in Madison

    MILWAUKEE — A group of basketball fans has become a lobby in Madison. Now, its members are making a final push. The group “Save Our Bucks” has been calling lawmakers for weeks, asking them to support a new arena. They hope to sway officials with the Assembly set to vote on the plan Tuesday, July 28th. Typically, a discussion among Bucks fans online might revolve around how many minutes each bench player should be getting. But over the past couple […]

  • Robin Vos

    Open records changes: Newly released emails show Assembly Speaker Robin Vos drafted the language

    MADISON — Newly released emails specify which lawmaker led the push to restrict access to government records. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is listed as the lawmaker who requested language that would have made it much more difficult for the public to see how elected officials operate. Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Joint Finance Committee approved changes to the state’s open records law. Those changes had been made public just hours before the vote. After widespread criticism […]

  • Proposed arena project in downtown Milwaukee

    Quest for “yes” votes: Assembly Democrats debate arena funding bill

    MADISON — Democrats in the Wisconsin Assembly spent much of Wednesday, July 22nd in Madison. The focus of their talks — the upcoming vote on a Milwaukee Bucks arena funding bill. A vote on the bill is set for next Tuesday, July 28th. Republican leaders say it will take more than a dozen “yes” votes from Democrats in order to pass the bill. “We met (Tuesday) with the Majority Leader and he indicated they’d love to have 15 votes, obviously. The other […]

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

    To combat violence, Sen. Herb Kohl makes $500K donation to Boys & Girls Clubs, to extend summer program

    MILWAUKEE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee announced on Tuesday, July 21st, thanks to a generous donation, they’ll be able to extend their summer program for at least two weeks. It’s a gift prompted by a level of violence the city of Milwaukee hasn’t seen in years. There have been 86 homicides in Milwaukee in the first seven months of 2015. This can be compared with 86 homicides during ALL of 2014. Officials say eight of the […]

  • State, local officials agree on strategy to combat gun violence

    “We declare war:” State, local officials strategize to combat gun violence in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — State, Milwaukee County, city of Milwaukee and federal officials teamed up on Monday, July 20th to announce a strategy to combat gun violence in Milwaukee. The joint announcement came just a day after Milwaukee experienced its 86th murder of 2015 — matching the total for all of 2014. A news conference was held at the office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday evening. Barrett spoke, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, Milwaukee County District […]

  • 4Favre

    “We love Brett Favre!” Fans from all over flock to Lambeau Field to witness #4 Hall of Fame ceremony

    GREEN BAY — Fans from all over are streaming into Green Bay as Favre Week reaches its culmination. Brett Favre will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 18th. Favre can expect a much warmer reception than the one he received during his last trip to Lambeau Field five years ago. Tom Pemberton may live on the other side of the state but he won’t miss Brett Favre’s induction in the Packers Hall of […]

  • Bucks ticket surcharge

    Sports law professor says they’re rare, but Bucks arena funding bill includes $2 ticket surcharge

    MILWAUKEE — It could save taxpayers millions — but if you see a game or a concert at the proposed new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee, it will cost you. The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, July 15th passed Senate Bill 209 — a financing plan for the new arena. In that bill — a $2 ticket surcharge. Lawmakers say the surcharge will reduce the amount of debt the public owes on the building. If you’ve purchased a ticket for […]

  • •	The arena and entertainment live block anchor an ambitious new vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses. 
•	Fronting existing Fourth Street and proximate to Old World Third Street, the site connects to the greater Milwaukee community including across the Milwaukee river to the vibrant downtown core.

    Senate passes funding bill for Milwaukee Bucks arena in 21-10 vote; Assembly up next

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, July 15th passed Senate Bill 209 — a funding plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The vote was 21-10 to approve $250 million in public funding for the arena. The bipartisan agreement came with some last-minute changes — changes not everyone is happy with. The Assembly will take up the arena funding proposal next — but it is unclear exactly when at this point. Assembly leaders issued a joint […]

  • Senate passes arena funding plan

    Senate passage of arena funding plan involved bipartisan support, but opposition also cut across party lines

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, July 15th passed Senate Bill 209 — a funding plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The vote was 21-10 to approve $250 million in public funding for the arena. The bipartisan agreement came with some last-minute changes — changes not everyone is happy with. But in order to get the votes needed to pass the arena funding plan, it took some serious bipartisanship — something we haven’t seen a lot […]

  • Can You Hear Us performance

    “Can You Hear Us?” Inner-city kids share their stories with captive audience at Milwaukee Art Museum

    MILWAUKEE – They’ve never performed on a stage like the one at the Milwaukee Art Museum. On a warm weeknight in June, dozens of Milwaukee teens prepared for the performance they’ve been working toward for the past nine months. Poverty, addiction, and violence – they surround these central city teens and are the themes of their performance: “Can You Hear Us? We Are Roses Pushing Through the Concrete.” La’Ketta Caldwell organized the performance — a collection of music, poetry, and theater […]

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