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Hello everyone, I joined the FOX6 news in September of 2016. I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell your stories and to join such an incredible newsroom.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero. I’m Mexican-American and fluent in Spanish.

I graduated with an associates’ degree in arts at Morton College in Cicero. I then went on to Columbia College Chicago to complete my bachelors’ degree.

I got my start in television in East Central Illinois. I reported for FOX Champaign News WCCU/WICD.

As a general assignment reporter I covered a wide range of stories in the areas of politics, education, sports, and crime.

Some of the most memorable stories I covered include the events leading up to the unrelated firings of two Champaign police officers for violating department policy.

I covered a year of administrator shake ups at the University of Illinois, starting with the abrupt resignation of Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

I was also part of the team that covered the firing of head football coach Tim Beckman after player mistreatment allegations arose.

I also reported on the high profile visits of our nation’s top leaders. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the U of I in 2015 to promote the “It’s on Us” campaign and President Obama’s return to Springfield in early 2016.

Most recently I covered the impact of an ongoing state budget impasse in Illinois.

When I’m not reporting, I’m hanging out with friends or spending time with my familia.

I love what I do and I’m thrilled to do it now in beautiful Milwaukee. If you have story ideas don’t hesitate to send an email my way.

Recent Articles
  • Captured: US Marshals seek 28-year-old Eric Wilkes, Racine drug dealer with ties to violent ‘Vice Lords’ gang

    RACINE — U.S. Marshals say a Racine drug dealer, and former member of a violent gang, is once again breaking the law. Agents believe he may be changing his appearance to divert authorities. Authorities are searching for 28-year-old Eric Wilkes — a  drug dealer with ties to the notorious “Vice Lords” gang. “I think it’s the hot topic the last couple of years especially in Milwaukee County, with all the heroin deaths in this part of the state,” the agent […]

  • ‘It is murder:’ Family members, others hope for charges against officers who killed Donte Shannon

    RACINE — Family members, friends and strangers rallied in Racine Monday, Feb. 19 following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon, 26, on Jan. 17 near 14th and Park. Organizers said they want to see charges brought against the two Racine police officers who shot Shannon. The rain on Monday didn’t drown out the voices of those outraged after this shooting. “This is about more than Donte. It’s about the justice system as a whole,” Mary Myers, Donte Shannon’s grandmother […]

  • MPD changeover: Interim Chief Alfonso Morales sworn in as Flynn retires

    MILWAUKEE — A new chapter begins in the City of Milwaukee. After ten years of service, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn retires Friday, February 16th. His replacement captain, Alfonso Morales, was sworn in Friday morning. It’s been a whirlwind 24-hours for now interim MPD Chief Alfonso Morales, sworn in at a private ceremony with his family by his side. Residents of that area say they are optimistic about this new appointment. “It’s good for the community…good for the neighborhood. I […]

  • Wisconsin’s Most Wanted: Murder suspect on the run for more than a year is captured

    MILWAUKEE — A wanted murder suspect was taken into custody Tuesday, Feb. 13 after more than a year on the run. US Marshals and Milwaukee police arrested Jaylind Newell near 38th and Custer. Neighbors said he was living with his girlfriend the last few months and not exactly laying low. Officials say he shot Marquise Goston, 20, multiple times in Oct. 2016 near 27th and Roosevelt. “Jaylind Newell shot an individual three times in the chest with a .40 caliber,” […]

  • Family of man who died after being ‘hit 15 times with electricity’ plans legal action against police

    WEST MILWAUKEE — The family of a man who died after police used a Taser on him is planning for legal action against the West Milwaukee Police Department. “I saw it first. I literally thought, ‘God, must’ve been sleeping that morning,'” said Robin Shellow, attorney. On May 25, 2017, Adam Trammell, 22, died after West Milwaukee police used a Taser on him. He suffered from mental illness. The incident was captured by body cameras, but the video hasn’t been released. “The video […]

  • Captured: US Marshals arrest 20-year-old Jaylind Newell

    MILWAUKEE — One fingerprint at a crime scene gave away the lead suspect in a murder investigation. Now, U.S. Marshals have tracked down 20-year-old Jaylind Newell. It’s a unique pattern of lines that can give away where you’ve been… “He discharged his firearm and killed another individual and has to be brought to justice,” the agent on Newell’s case said. U.S. Marshals say Newell left his mark at a crime scene last fall. Prosecutors say that on October 9th of […]

  • HUD-funded lead abatement projects on hold in Milwaukee after review revealed issues

    MILWAUKEE — Federal officials want changes to Milwaukee’s efforts to tackle the city’s lead problem. A letter from the health operations administrator for the City of Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Common Council indicates the Milwaukee Health Department received a high-risk designation — and has been issued a stop work order on any HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development)-funded lead abatement projects — work funded by the federal “Lead Hazard Reduction Grant.” “I don’t see this as a permanent stop […]

  • US Marshals seek Randy Johnson, a criminal that cut off his GPS monitoring device

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are searching for a man who cut off his GPS monitoring device. He is considered a danger to the community. Agents believe given his criminal past, he is likely armed. “Randy Johnson is wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service for violation of supervised release,” the agent on his case said. Johnson landed on the radar of authorities when while out on supervised release. He cut off his monitoring device in October 2017. Agents say he refused […]

  • A snow day that is not just for kids: Adults join in on all of the fun

    FRANKLIN — Who says kids are the only ones having fun in the snow? In Franklin, winter sport enthusiasts, parents, families and even some teachers are making memories of a lifetime. “We’re having fun out here. I haven’t been tubing since I was a little boy,” said David Carroll who is visiting from California. On Friday, February 9th, Mother Nature forced the closures of schools. “We’re all having fun but definitely the adults are having a lot of fun,” one […]

  • Chief Ed Flynn talks tenure, retirement from MPD: ‘I need to de-stress a bit’

    MILWAUKEE — As the two remaining candidates for interim Milwaukee police chief were set to answer questions from the public at a community forum in Milwaukee Thursday, Feb. 8 — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn was an a separate event at Marquette University, where he got very candid about the criticism he’s faced in his tenure. “In short-term, I think I really need to de-stress a little bit, despite how relaxed I’m appearing,” said Flynn. At a Marquette University event, […]

  • ‘Did what I had to do:’ MPS safety officer accused of ‘slamming’ 90-pound 11-year-old to the ground

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Public Schools school safety officer is accused of child abuse after an incident at Lloyd Barbee Montessori School near Teutonia and W. Ruby Ave. on Feb. 1 — caught on camera. MPS officials said he’s been suspended and they’ve notified parents — who said the allegations are alarming. Charles Smith, 60, of Milwaukee faces one count of physical abuse of a child (intentional causation of bodily harm). According to a criminal complaint, police responded to the […]

  • Captured: “He brings so much chaos:” U.S. Marshals look to track down 26-year-old Deangelo Jones

    MILWAUKEE  — He’s lived his life thinking he’s above the law. Now, the law is after him. U.S. Marshals say they are looking for a career criminal who, five days into his probation, disappeared and is a danger in the community. The only life 26-year-old Deangelo Jones knows is the one that keeps sending him behind bars. “He’s been committing crimes…adult crimes since the age of 14,” the agent on his case said. “He’s had weapon offenses, felon in possession […]