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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
  • Hillary Clinton debate watch party in Milwaukee

    Hillary Clinton supporters watch debate on Milwaukee’s south side; 1 of 5 watch parties in the city

    MILWAUKEE — The highly anticipated debut debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its billing Monday as the candidates clashed repeatedly over the economy, tax cuts for the wealthy and ISIS. Hillary Clinton’s Wisconsin campaign scheduled a number of watch parties across the state. One took place on Milwaukee’s south side — at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. Organizers said the gathering Monday night was one of five watch parties in Milwaukee. About 20 to 25 […]

  • 12-year-old boy hurt in shooting near Holton and Hadley

    Police: 12-year-old boy wounded when shots fired by someone in passing vehicle near Holton & Hadley

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 12-year-old boy was injured in a shooting that happened near Holton and Hadley. It happened shortly before 4:00 p.m. Police say the boy was seated in a vehicle when shots were fired by someone in a passing vehicle. The victim and the vehicle in which he was seated were struck by gunfire. The boy suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to a hospital. PHOTO GALLERY MPD continues to seek the suspects and their […]

  • Fatal crash at 76th and Sheridan

    Milwaukee police make plea for drivers to slow down; “Citizens are definitely distressed”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are making a plea for drivers on the city’s northwest side — slow it down. They say speeding has become a growing problem — and after two serious crashes on Thursday, September 22nd, they want things to change. The two crashes on Thursday left two people dead and one more badly injured. They prompted police at District 4 to call a news conference on Friday. Officials say they are seeing more drivers speeding on main roads […]

  • Jay Anderson

    “I want to know what happened:” Father of Jay Anderson frustrated DA won’t release body camera evidence

    WAUWATOSA — The father of a man killed by police in Wauwatosa says he’s frustrated that some of the information released in connection with recent police shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma still hasn’t been made public in his son’s case. Friday, September 23rd will mark the three-month anniversary of Jay Anderson’s death in Wauwatosa. Anderson Sr. says it’s time for at least some evidence in the case to be made public. As the signs of autumn have started to appear in […]

  • Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

    Lawmakers approve audit of Veterans Home at King amid allegations of mistreatment of residents

    MADISON — An embattled veterans home about two hours from Milwaukee is about to be closely examined. State lawmakers voted Wednesday, September 21st to approve an audit of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King — located just outside Waupaca. There have been allegations about mistreatment of residents and improper use or non-use of money. A hearing was held in Madison Wednesday, where that vote approving the audit took place. “If there`s things that need to be tuned up, we`ll tune […]

  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph Hospital

    Healthcare merger: 4 major providers now part of the same group; Ascension Healthcare Group

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin’s four major Catholic healthcare providers are now part of the same group. In southeast Wisconsin, that means Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan are members of the Ascension Healthcare Group. On Tuesday, September 20th, the signs still read Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan, but in time, they’ll also say Ascension. “Our purpose is to provide personalized, compassionate care to all the communities we serve around Wisconsin,” Bernie Sherry, Ascension Wisconsin senior VP said. Ascension will have 24 […]

  • Wine

    The wine algorithm: Rapidly growing Milwaukee business uses math to find your perfect match

    MILWAUKEE — A rapidly growing Milwaukee business is using math to find your perfect match. We’re not talking about love — unless you love wine! Milwaukee has revolutionized the way we drink — from the history in the Miller Valley to the heart of the craft brewing craze, but in the midst of successful breweries both big and small, Milwaukee is also home to a business advancing the way we drink something else. “We have a quiz and based on […]

  • Terrill Thomas

    Death in Milwaukee County Jail ruled a homicide; cause was dehydration

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the death of Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office inmate Terrill Thomas has been ruled a homicide. Terrill Thomas, charged in connection with a shooting Friday, April 15th at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino was found dead in his jail cell Sunday, April 24th. The cause of death is was dehydration with other significant conditions — including bipolar disorder, manic type. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials said in a statement issued to FOX6 News a correctional officer […]

  • deconstruction

    “Something positive:” Vacant homes in Sherman Park removed through ‘deconstruction’

    MILWAUKEE — Addressing the eye sores. Milwaukee officials touted the other way they’re dealing with vacant houses, particularly those around the Sherman Park neighborhood. It’s called “deconstruction.” Deconstruction is kind of like demolition, but it takes more people and costs more. A house is taken apart piece by piece with the parts either sold or recycled. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says it’s worth it because of what it does for the people chosen to do the job. The sounds of […]

  • Mobile Job Access Point Center

    “Apply yourself:” Mobile Job Centers launch in Milwaukee following last month’s unrest

    MILWAUKEE — $4.5 million is coming from the state to Milwaukee following last month’s unrest. Most of that money will be dedicated to helping people on Milwaukee’s north side find jobs. Monday, we asked the the Department of Workforce Development for an update on this plan. By late afternoon, we were told the program would kick off a the Employee Milwaukee office Tuesday. The public was invited to the debut of the “Mobile Job Access Point Centers.” Besides job search […]

  • Car shot in incident on I-43

    New photos released in road rage incident that wounded 2-month-old girl

    MILWAUKEE — The infant who was shot while in her car seat on northbound I-43 near Capitol Dr. Sunday night, September 11th is on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) released new photos on Monday from that incident. A Go Fund Me page set up by friends of the family states two-month-old Ava Schowalter is getting out of the hospital. Thankfully, the bullet just missed the baby’s spine. It was shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, […]

  • 9/11

    “Everyone had all these questions:” Local first responders recall where they were on 9/11

    WAUWATOSA — On September 11, 2001, the attacks on the World Trade Center shocked the nation. 15 years later,  southeast Wisconsin remembers the worst attack on American soil. Many remember where they were when they heard the news. Those memories are especially clear for first responders. On that day, fire Lieutenant Troy Boesl was working a late shift at his second job. He came home to see the first plane hit the World Trade Center. “Everyone had all these questions; […]