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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
  • School threats

    “Close the loophole:” State lawmakers hope to pass school safety bill following threats

    MILWAUKEE — For years, it’s been a felony in Wisconsin to make a bomb threat toward a school. Yet, there’s no statute regarding someone who threatens a school shooting. Area legislators are now hoping to change that. State Representative Jocasta Zamarripa from Milwaukee, says Assembly Bill 273 is not a new law. She considers it a much-needed addition to the statute that covers school bomb threats. “My colleague, Representative Doyle from La Crosse, came to me and said, “Listen, we […]

  • Pursuit ends in crash near 55th and Locust

    Three arrested, two innocent bystanders hurt after separate pursuits, crashes

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating two separate pursuits that ended in crashes late on Wednesday, February 3rd and early on Thursday, February 4th. Three people were taken into custody in connection with these incidents. Two innocent bystanders were hurt. The first pursuit occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday — after officers located a stolen black Honda Crosstour near 49th and Center. Police say the vehicle was stolen around 2:55 p.m. Wednesday during an armed robbery near E. Bennett Avenue and S. Wentworth Avenue. A suspect approached the […]

  • Lincoln Hills School

    Lincoln Hills investigated for alleged abuse: County executive, County Board present plans

    MILWAUKEE — Officials in Milwaukee County are proposing measures to take care of juvenile offenders who are currently at Lincoln Hills. The juvenile prison is currently being investigated for alleged abuses. Both Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb are offering plans to improve care for the juveniles housed at Lincoln Hills. They are calling on one another to accept these differing proposals. “We’re not gonna wait until there’s more support and monitoring up there,” Abele […]

  • Judge David Borowski

    Circuit Court judge reflects on crime in Milwaukee, particularly by juvenile repeat offenders

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge known for his candor in the courtroom is addressing his critics. Judge David Borowski says it’s wrong to claim Milwaukee County is generally soft on crime. He says there are times when even juveniles need to be locked up. “I think if you’ve been in court two or three times already and your crimes are escalating and went from a burglary to now, a house burglary, to now an armed robbery, those are the […]

  • Snow on December 28th

    DPW officials make changes ahead of Groundhog Day storm, after criticism back in December

    MILWAUKEE — City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works officials are preparing for a large response to the Groundhog Day winter storm set to impact Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 2nd — even if that large response won’t be necessary. DPW officials say they want to make sure we don’t have a repeat of what happened after a winter storm in December. DPW officials said on Monday, February 1st garbage truck drivers were told they may be needed to help clear […]

  • Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center in downtown Milwaukee

    Mass shooting plot: Why would Samy Mohammed Hamzeh allegedly target a Masonic temple?

    MILWAUKEE — The grand master of Wisconsin’s Free and Accepted Masons said it is hard to comprehend why Samy Mohammed Hamzeh would choose to attack any Masonic temple — let alone one that offers programs for children. The 23-year-old Milwaukee man is facing federal charges, accused of plotting a mass shooting at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. He is accused of telling two confidential sources about his plan, visiting a shooting range, touring a Masonic temple, and then purchasing machine […]

  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

    Mass shooting plot: Suspect alleges it was to “defend Muslims;” leaders of local mosque react

    MILWAUKEE — Federal officials have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Milwaukee man, Samy Mohammed Hamzeh, who is accused of planning a mass shooting at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. Investigators say Hamzeh toured a Masonic temple last week, and was recorded discussing his plans to attack the temple in the name of “defending Muslim religion.” Hamzeh was arrested on Tuesday, January 25th after purchasing machine guns and silencers from two undercover FBI agents. Leaders of a local mosque say they’re […]

  • Johnson Controls

    “Good for the shareholders,” but what does Johnson Controls-Tyco merger mean for Milwaukee?

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a multi-billion dollar merger between Johnson Controls and Tyco. The Chamber of Commerce says the mega deal is good for our region. But that does not mean it’s good for the national checkbook. “We have a stronger player now in a number one position in its industry and that is only going to bode well for their growth and Milwaukee’s growth. And that’s why I call this a win-win,” said Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee […]

  • Memorial for 16-year-old DeAnthony Parks, killed in crash involving stolen vehicle near Port Washington Road & Capitol Drive

    Another teen killed in crash involving stolen car; youth mentor says: “We’re fighting the streets”

    MILWAUKEE — After another teenager died in a crash involving a stolen vehicle on Saturday, January 22nd, Milwaukee’s youth mentoring groups are doubling down. “Operation Dream” started about 10 years ago. The program mentors boys between the ages of four and 18. With juveniles as young as 12 or 13 recently arrested for vehicle thefts, the group’s director knows they’re facing a huge challenge. Rodney Bourrage knows every minute his boys spend under the watch of Operation Dream is a […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Gov. Walker highlights plan to help technical schools; addresses “looming teacher shortage”

    MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker shares his vision for improving education in Wisconsin on the final day of the State Education Convention. Walker and the state superintendent have some common ground, specifically on ways to help students graduate college sooner. However, there are also disagreements, notably, on whether our state faces a teacher shortage. Governor Walker’s speech on Friday, January 22nd mirrors what he’s said all week on a statewide tour — a focus on getting students into technical colleges. […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Gov. Walker touts $3M education investment while stopping at area technical colleges

    KENOSHA — Governor Scott Walker’s tour of technical colleges stops in southeast Wisconsin. He was in Kenosha heralding a plan to help high school students get a head start on Thursday, January 21st. School officials say it’s much needed, while critics say it’s too little too late. High-skill jobs are in high demand. That should be good news for job seekers, but the college connection director at Gateway Technical College says the cost of admission is a big barrier, even when it comes […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Gov. Walker suggests putting health care savings into education, but how would that work?

    MADISON — One of the proposals offered by Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday evening, January 19th, during his sixth State of the State address in Madison involves putting health care savings back into education. The questions now are: Just how significant would these savings be, and where, exactly would the money for education be spent? Officials with Wisconsin’s Employee Trust Fund are considering a switch in how the state provides health care to its workers. Currently, the state works with […]


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