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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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    Political backlash ensues after Gov. Walker compares protesters to ISIS terrorists

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Reaction continues to come after Governor Scott Walker makes comments that some believe compared Wisconsin protesters to ISIS. The governor made the comments Thursday, February 26th, at the CPAC conference in Washington. Walker insists he was simply saying the Act 10 protests were the toughest situation he faced. Critics say the context in which he made those comments compared protesters to terrorists. “We will have someone who leads and will send the message not only will we […]

  • FaceForward_STILL

    Face Forward Program: Group of young men help each other to see a brighter future

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — After making some bad decisions that could have ruined their lives, one group of young men are helping each other to see a brighter future. Learn more about “The Face Forward Program,” Sunday on FOX6 News at 9.

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    Governor Walker says “timing was just right” for Right-to-Work bill

    MADISON (WITI) — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday night, February 25th voted 17-15 to pass “Right-to-Work” legislation, and the bill now heads to the Assembly Labor Committee. For the first time since lawmakers put this legislation on the fast track, Governor Scott Walker on Thursday spoke extensively about Right-to-Work. Following a speech at a manufacturing conference in Milwaukee Thursday, Governor Walker explained why, for years, he would not say whether he would sign Right-to-Work legislation. “First term — was really not […]

  • Capitol Right-to-Work protest Wednesday

    Protesters pack the Capitol again: They say if they can’t stop Right-to-Work bill, they must at least be heard

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Protesters packed the Capitol for the second straight day as the full Wisconsin Senate debated so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation Wednesday, February 25th. The debate occurred under security not seen four years ago when the Legislature debated on and then passed Act 10 — which essentially curtailed collective bargaining for public workers. At least four people were arrested Wednesday, and many more were thrown out for disrupting. The Senate began debate of the Republican-backed Right-to-Work measure Wednesday afternoon. The measure […]

  • Gun found at House of Correction

    Stolen, loaded gun found in dirty laundry sent to HOC: “This situation could have ended much differently”

    FRANKLIN (WITI) — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says a loaded gun was discovered in the dirty laundry sent from the County Jail to the House of Correction — and he is applauding the quick action of correctional personnel at the House of Correction for their actions after the gun was found. Abele says the House of Correction provides laundry services for a number of county entities, including the Milwaukee County Jail. This incident is under investigation, but it appears the […]

  • Wisconsin State Capitol

    Second coming of Act 10? GOP lawmakers to call for “extraordinary session” in Madison

    MADISON (WITI) — Republican leadership in Madison say they will call for an “extraordinary session” next week at the State Capitol. It will be dedicated solely to the passage of “Right-to-Work” legislation. “Right-to-Work” prohibits unions at private companies from requiring workers to join the union — or from having to pay dues in order to have representation. Supporters say it would make Wisconsin more inviting to employers. “My experience as leader is when you have the votes, you go to the […]

  • marijuana

    Should the fines be lowered? Some alderman say fines for possession of small amounts of pot too stiff

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some Milwaukee aldermen say the fines for possession of small amounts marijuana are way too stiff. They want to see the fines lowered. So what does Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn have to say about that? The question before Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 19th was whether Milwaukee’s fines for possession of small amounts marijuana are too high. “I think there`s two ways to answer that question. One, it`s smart not to walk around with […]

  • Common Council

    “It’s a plague:” Common Council committee votes in favor of “Violence Prevention Month” in May

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On the coldest day of the year, city leaders said they worry what will happen when it gets warmer. On Thursday, February 19th, a Milwaukee Common Council committee took a largely symbolic vote on a measure to address violence in the city, but many believe it’s still an important step. “Violence in Milwaukee is getting out of hand and I do not want to grow up in a city where you can’t walk down the street from your house,” said […]

  • Kevin Matichek

    Former Sheboygan alderman pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

    SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — A former Sheboygan alderman will stand trial, accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. 33-year-old Kevin Matichek pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday, February 18th to one felony count of repeated sexual assault of a child. This, after his preliminary hearing. Prosecutors say Matichek had at least ten sexual encounters with a 15-year-old boy from June 2014 through the beginning of this month. A Sheboygan detective testified police received a tip through CrimeStoppers. The […]

  • Oconomowoc High School

    Stun gun incident prompts gun rights activists to push for change in state law

    OCONOMOWOC (WITI) — A Waukesha County school district has suspended one of its workers because she had a stun gun in her car on school grounds. The employee could now face criminal charges too. Now, gun rights activists are using this case as an example in their push for a change in state law. Oconomowoc police say on January 21st, officers went to the high school after a school employee told authorities a co-worker had a weapon on the property. We […]

  • Dontre Hamilton and Christopher Manney

    “Laws are there to be followed:” Was police oversight law followed in Dontre Hamilton investigation?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The co-sponsor of Wisconsin’s police oversight law is questioning whether authorities followed that law while investigating the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton. Those questions revolve around the role Milwaukee police played in the aftermath of that shooting on April 30th, 2014 in Red Arrow Park. Act 348 mandates that after a police-involved death, an outside agency must lead the investigation. Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis Sr. joined Dontre Hamilton’s brother Nate Hamilton on Monday, February 16th. They believe Milwaukee […]

  • Racine

    Racine Investigators review paralyzed inmate case, determine officers did nothing wrong

    RACINE(WITI) — Last week FOX6 News showed surveillance footage, much of it disturbing to watch, of a cell entry at the Kenosha County Detention Center that left Sean Bialas paralyzed. Racine County investigators reviewed the case and determined the officers did nothing wrong — it was an unfortunate accident. Bialas’ attorney wants the district attorney to review the case, something he says it not happening. Last November, a tactical unit busts into a cell to remove Sean Bialas — authorities […]

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