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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
  • City of Milwaukee

    They have to start paying into the pension program, so some city employees could be in line for a raise

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More than 2,000 city of Milwaukee employees could be in line for a raise. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2015 budget proposal includes a 3.9% raise for employees who are about to start paying into the state’s pension program. Even though Act 10 passed in 2011, the city of Milwaukee continued to cover pension contributions for its workers — something the new law banned. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Act 10 earlier this summer, and now, employees will have […]

  • Gail Penegor

    Warrant issued for her arrest: Woman wanted on suspicions she embezzled from animal hospital

    SHOREWOOD/FRANKLIN (WITI) — A Franklin woman and former employee is wanted on suspicions she embezzled more than $20,000 from a Shorewood animal hospital. Investigators say she used different methods, but the result was the same: customers’ money ending up in her pocket. Every day, customers at the Shorewood Animal Hospital pay for their pet’s treatment, prescriptions, food or treats. Authorities believe a former receptionist took thousands of dollars before she was fired. Now, a warrant has been issued for her arrest. […]

  • huge birthday card

    “I wanted the world to see it:” 13-year-old boy goes above and beyond for his father’s birthday

    RACINE (WITI) — A special needs child in Racine had big plans for his dad’s birthday on Thursday, September 25th. Gage wanted the entire world to sign a birthday card! Relatives hoped to get a few signatures, and had no idea their message was spreading rapidly throughout the city. If you come home from work and see emergency vehicles lined up outside your house, it’s natural to assume the worst. “I seen a big ole crown and saw all the […]

  • bradley center

    Prominent architect proposes tearing down three buildings to make room for new arena

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Her donation paid for the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and now, the son of Jane Bradley Pettit is calling for the arena to be torn down. The Bradley Center is just one of the buildings he wants to see demolished to make room for a new arena. David Uihlein is a prominent architect in Milwaukee, and through FOX6’s partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal, we were able to obtain a copy of a letter he wrote — […]

  • Chris Christie and Michelle Obama

    Bringing in the “political celebrities:” Can Chris Christie and Michelle Obama motivate voters?

    MILWAUKEE/HUDSON (WITI) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is headed for Wisconsin to campaign for Governor Scott Walker, and first lady Michelle Obama is headed to the Badger State to campaign for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke. So will these big names be enough to motivate voters to head to the polls on November 4th? In 2012, the difference between Governor Scott Walker and Tom Barrett was just 83 votes. With the potential for another tight race this November, […]

  • Highway 100 and Bluemound

    44-year-old woman struck by dump truck, killed near Highway 100 & Bluemound

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating after a 44-year-old woman was struck by a dump truck and killed near Highway 100 and Bluemound in Wauwatosa on Monday evening, September 22nd. It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Police say the woman was crossing Highway 100 when she was struck by the dump truck — headed northbound. On Tuesday, Milwaukee police released the name of the woman who was killed. She is Stacie Madsen of West Allis. A 34-year-old man was […]

  • Fatal crash on I-94 in Kenosha County

    Good Samaritans stop to help after wrong-way driver on I-94 causes fatal crash

    KENOSHA CO. (WITI) — Kenosha authorities and the Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating a fatal wrong-way crash that happened on I-94 early Sunday, September 21st. Three others were hurt in the wreck. Just before 1 a.m., a Wisconsin State Trooper spotted a white pickup truck driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I-94 near Highway 142. The trooper pulled the truck over — but then the driver of the truck fled and scene and continued heading the wrong way on […]

  • MPD, Coast Guard looking through recovered boat in Lake Michigan

    THE LATEST: Sailboat “Wild Irish” has been located, owner of vessel not on board

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The U.S. Coast Guard confirms a boat from Milwaukee that had been reported missing was located about nine miles off the shore from the city. The boat, named the Wild Irish, was first spotted by a captain on the Lake Express high-speed ferry around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 18th. It was adrift at the time. A sailor reported missing on Wednesday evening was not on board. “In the event we see something untoward or they need […]

  • Julian Miller

    Serving a life sentence for murder, a lawsuit he’s filed against a police officer will move forward

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Accusations of police brutality in Kenosha — and the officer accused killed a man one year after the alleged incident. The person making the accusations? He’s serving a life sentence. It was nearly 11 years ago — in October of 2003. Kenosha police officer Alberto Gonzales broke Julian Miller’s jaw. Gonzales says it was an accident. Miller says it wasn’t. Since that happened, both men have been involved in separate, high-profile deadly incidents. The October 2003 incident […]

  • west bend east high school

    A merger would create the largest high school in the state: Should West Bend West, East become one?

    WEST BEND (WITI) — It is a merger that could create the largest high school in Wisconsin! Currently, West Bend East and West Bend West share a building, but the community is split over whether it should stay that way. “I graduated in 1990, and there was still talk back then about combining the schools — making it one big school,” Adam Rady said. An East-West merger would create the state’s largest high school. Similar movements failed in 1992, and […]

  • police

    So many teens caught up in crime: What are the alternatives for Milwaukee’s inner-city youth?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police make more arrests in the city’s ongoing string of violence involving young people. A 17-year-old and a 12-year-old have been taken into custody — accused of attacking and robbing an adult. It happened late Sunday, September 14th near 13th and Dakota. The 33-year-old victim recognized one of his attackers, and told police where to find them. Since the beginning of September, more than a dozen kids have been arrested for their role in robberies throughout […]

  • packers fans

    A whirlwind of emotions as Packers fans watch the team struggle early on in home opener

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers were able to pull out a win over the New York Jets on Sunday, September 14th, but it wasn’t easy for fans to sit back and enjoy the home opener. The Packers lost their first game of the season last week to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, and game two wasn’t looking much more promising, but the mood changed as the game went on. For much of the first half of […]


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