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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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    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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    Hit-by-pitch strikes close to home for some former baseball players

    MILWUKEE (WITI) — It was one of the scariest things to ever happen on the field at Miller Park. Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton gets hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night, causing multiple face fractures. It brought back memories to Chris Barker at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia. He was hurt by an errant throw while coaching at Delaware State. “I was right down the line and we had a kid who actually threw 97 miles per […]

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    Milwaukee Alderman: Sheriff’s Office should investigate when MPD uses deadly force

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    Car thefts up 90 percent in Milwaukee this year; and police fear it’s only going to get worse

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a crime spree Milwaukee police say is unique to the city of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Police Department says there has been a 90 percent increase in reported car thefts this year, as compared to this time last year — and police worry it’s only going to get worse. Through June of 2014, police say nearly 3,000 car thefts have been reported. There were fewer than 2,000 in the first half of 2013. Now, investigators at MPD’s […]

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    Stop the violence: MPD teams up with urban radio stations in “Triggers of Peace” campaign

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The latest calls for peace in Milwaukee can come from anyone, and they’ll be heard by everyone. The Milwaukee Police Department has partnered with some of Milwaukee’s radio stations in a new “Triggers of Peace” campaign. Police, and a number of Milwaukee’s DJs believe the airwaves are the perfect platform. They’re using the signal to give citizens across Milwaukee a voice to call for peace. “Hello Milwaukee community. I`m just calling to ask all my brothers and […]

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    BROOKFIELD/CALEDONIA (WITI) — Nearly two years later, the need is still there. A woman who used to work at the Azana Salon & Spa hosted a fundraiser on Sunday, September 7th for the four women who survived the shooting that left three women dead. Sarah Schulte was working at the salon on October 21st, 2012. That’s the day a man entered the salon and opened fire — shooting and killing his estranged wife and two other women. Schulte says Sunday’s […]

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    Marquette economist: There’s a better solution for the working class than raising the minimum wage

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    Couch falls off pickup truck, creates mess in Marquette Interchange

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    15-year-old “known gang member” is victim of fatal shooting at 2nd & National

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    Police: Woman, child hurt following fight outside Skateland in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha police say a woman and child sustained injuries following a fight outside Skateland Sunday night, August 31st. A witness tells FOX6 News it was chaotic — people in a frenzy, more than a dozen squad cars, and police looking to get to the bottom of what happened. Multiple 911 calls came in to the Waukesha Police Department’s Dispatch Center around 11:00 p.m. Sunday — regarding a large fight in the Skateland parking lot. “I got a […]

  • twin lakes boat incident

    Collision on the water: Two injured in incident involving two boats in Twin Lakes

    TWIN LAKES (WITI) — Rescue crews on Sunday evening, August 31st were called out to Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes after two boats apparently collided. Boaters enjoyed their Labor Day weekend on the water of Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes on Sunday, August 31st. Around 5:00 p.m., some of those on shore noticed a commotion. “What we found was a bunch of police cars, lots of boats backed up,” Leann Seikel said. Twin Lakes police say two boats collided — […]

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    PILOT IDENTIFIED: Plane takes off from airport in Waukesha, crashes into Atlantic Ocean

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning, August 31st after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim. The plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation’s capital Saturday afternoon, scrambling […]

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