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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!

Recent Articles
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    Nearly ready to ride: Inspectors walk through “Spin City” to make sure you’re safe

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Before the fun begins at the Wisconsin State Fair, inspectors are making sure the amusement rides are safe. In Wisconsin, operators of those rides will have double duty. On Tuesday, July 29th, state inspectors looked through dozens of familiar rides. But they’re not alone — the State Fair also brings in an outside firm to do a separate set of checks. Those inspectors and ride operators known each other quite well. Joe Bixler, like the ride […]

  • With construction near State Fair Park, will you have trouble getting to the fair?

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — The Wisconsin State Fair begins Thursday, July 31st — and vendors and carnival workers are driving all over State Fair Park’s grounds trying to finish setting up. This year, there are some changes for those who plan on driving to the fair. As crews set up the stands near the Milwaukee Mile on Monday, July 28th, it was tough to find parking. Outside State Fair Park a different kind of work will make parking just a bit […]

  • Review Panel

    “Paperwork is not a crisis:” Child welfare officials grilled by review panel

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Child welfare officials are grilled Friday, July 25th by a citizen review panel. It’s because of a backlog — nearly 3,000 investigations in Milwaukee County have been open longer than 60 days, but that number is a bit misleading. Members of the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council have plenty of questions about a backlog of cases involving possible child abuse or neglect. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families says all of those cases have been investigated. […]

  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)

    BBB warning: Fun runs, like the “Dirty Girl Mud Run” promise more than they deliver

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Better Business Bureau has been hearing a lot of complaints about various fun runs that have been cancelled with short notice, often with no refunds. This week, BBB Serving Wisconsin received forty-seven complaints from paid participants of the Dirty Girl Mud Run planned for Charleston, West Virginia. Complainants stated the run was cancelled with a four days’ notice. The complaints are currently pending. However, in February 2014, BBB received two dozen complaints from paid participants of a […]

  • richfield dog attack

    “I just did what I thought was right:” Neighbor steps in, shoots one of two dogs attacking man & his dog

    VILLAGE OF RICHFIELD (WITI) — Washington County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a dog attack. It happened on Monday morning, July 21st. Sheriff’s officials say a 60-year-old Village of Richfield man was walking his Boxer “CoCo” on the street on a leash when two dogs belonging to a 60-year-old Village of Richfield woman ran from a backyard and attacked CoCo. A third dog was apparently trying to break away from the woman. Sheriff’s officials say the man tried to cover CoCo as the […]

  • taxi cabs

    Cabbies celebrate unanimous vote lifting cap on taxi cab permits; Uber, Lyft officials not pleased

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, July 22nd to completely lift the cap on the number of taxi cabs that are allowed to operate in the city of Milwaukee. The vote was 15-0. The new law requires taxis to comply with basic health and safety requirements such as inspections and minimum insurance coverage. The law also offers a path for services such as Uber and Lyft to be recognized and licensed, increasing transportation options in […]

  • Waiting for an answer: Family of Dontre Hamilton, fatally shot by an officer, wants closure

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — After a two-and-a-half month investigation, there remains no decision on whether a Milwaukee police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man at Red Arrow Park. 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was shot by a police officer and killed on April 30th. Hamilton’s family met on Monday, July 21st with Milwaukee County’s District Attorney and Medical Examiner, as well as with three state Department of Justice investigators. They say they left with more questions than answers. The Department of Justice […]

  • Bucks arena meeting

    A piece of advice: Outsiders offer tips on how to build a new sports arena in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The panel was arranged by the cultural and entertainment needs task force. Representatives from Denver, Cleveland, and Oklahoma City talked about how their cities built new arenas with a common theme: The need to have a vibrant downtown. When it comes to the construction of a new arena, the question remains: Who will pay for it and how? The estimated cost is between $400 and $500 million dollars. So far, the Bucks new owners have pledged $100 […]

  • pitching mound

    After the soccer match at Miller Park, it’s time to rebuild the pitcher’s mound & gear up for Brewers baseball

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Workers at Miller Park were busy Thursday, July 17th — doing something that hasn’t been done since the stadium opened in 2001. They were busy building a pitcher’s mound! They had to flatten the pitcher’s mound to accommodate Wednesday night’s international soccer match. Now, it’s time to get Miller Park ready to host Brewers baseball games again. Less than 24 hours after the soccer players left the field after Wednesday night’s soccer match, Miller Park’s grounds crew […]

  • “We can`t afford for this system to fail:” State lawmakers raise concern over child abuse case backlog

    MILWAUKEE CO. (WITI) — According to state statute, investigations into allegations of child abuse or neglect are to be completed within 60 days. In Milwaukee County, nearly 3,000 cases have been open longer than that. Investigations into possible cases of child abuse and neglect are handled at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare at 26th and Wisconsin. The office has come under scrutiny from state representatives Chris Taylor and LaTonya Johnson — who wrote a letter to the head of […]

  • odonnell

    Is the proposed sale of O’Donnell Park the best deal available? Can Milwaukee County do better?

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Milwaukee County officials are split over whether a proposed sale of O’Donnell Park is the best deal available. Under the current offer, the county would sell the park and garage to Northwestern Mutual for $14 million. The math is laid out for Milwaukee County Supervisors in a memo. O’Donnell Park would sell for $14 million. Northwestern Mutual would get a $13 million credit for needed repairs. The county would pay off the remaining debt on the […]

  • wedding dress

    “The girls are so grateful:” Military brides get free gowns thanks to unique program

    DELAFIELD (WITI) — Being a bride can be stressful — and even more challenging if you’re  a military couple. But a bridal shop in Delafield is making one wedding day decision a bit easier for some. It’s fitting that Aeva Wedding and Party is in what used to be a church in downtown Delafield. That’s because the store’s owners are now giving away wedding gowns to military families. It’s all part of a program called “Brides Across America.” In order […]