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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.

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    “Completely unprofessional:” Milwaukee man claims Sheriff Clarke harassed him on flight

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is defending himself after an incident with a passenger at General Mitchell International Airport. A Milwaukee man filed a complaint with the county claiming he was harassed by Sheriff Clarke following a flight home from Dallas on Sunday, January 15th. The 24-year-old Milwaukee man involved in the incident said he and Sheriff Clarke only exchanged a few words with each other before their encounter took a turn. Sheriff Clarke said what happened was […]

  • Surveillance camera near 26th and Atkinson

    Franklin police ask that you register your surveillance cameras: “Neighborhood Watch for the 21st century”

    FRANLKLIN — Franklin police are asking businesses and homeowners to register their security cameras to help them solve crimes. The cost of home surveillance cameras is becoming more affordable, and this technology can be key when it comes to solving a crime. “Think of it as the Neighborhood Watch for the 21st century,” Rick Oliva, Franklin police chief said. “It`s a way to tap into existing technology. Camera registry programs are growing rapidly across the country.” The program has launched […]

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    “It hurts:” Balloon release held to honor mother of 3 killed in crossfire near 76th and Bobolink

    MILWAUKEE — “Love is what we need” — that is the message given at a balloon launch to commemorate the life of a woman killed by a stray bullet on Sunday, January 8th. No one has been arrested for her death. Those who gathered on Saturday, January 14th, are pleading for an end to the senseless gun violence. It was a brief gathering but the message was clear. The victim was caught in the crossfire between two groups and leaves […]

  • Patrick McBean

    Lake Geneva man facing several charges after meth explosion at The Cove hotel

    LAKE GENEVA — The charges are piling on for 50-year-old Patrick McBean of Lake Geneva. He’s already behind bars for charges related to meth manufacturing at The Cove hotel on Monday, January 9th — but now FOX6 has learned he’s also charged for maintaining a drug trafficking place. Authorities say they uncovered a meth lab and meth waste at McBean’s house. He was not home at the time. Instead on January 6th, he checked into room 314 of The Cove hotel. […]

  • Miami Heat plane slides on taxiway at Mitchell Airport

    “There was a lot of ice:” Miami Heat players thankful plane incident at Mitchell Airport wasn’t worse

    MILWAUKEE — They’re thankful it wasn’t worse. That was the message from the Miami Heat basketball team after a not-so-smooth arrival in Milwaukee o n Wednesday night, January 11th. A plane carrying the team slid on the taxiway after landing at General Mitchell International Airport, due to icy conditions. Everyone on the team was in good spirits on Thursday, January 12th. Most of the people who were on board didn’t even know it happened. “Thank God that it wasn’t worse […]

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    “A cry for help:” Security guard rescues burned woman after meth explosion at Lake Geneva hotel

    LAKE GENEVA — A security guard who discovered a woman half-naked with first-degree burns all over her body is speaking out. It happened in Lake Geneva, following a meth explosion at The Cove hotel on Monday, January 9th. The chief security officer said he at first thought the cries for help were fake and an attempt to lure him to a garage to be assaulted, but once he realized the situation that was unfolding, he jumped into action. “It was a cry out for help. […]

  • Meth explosion at The Cove in Lake Geneva

    “Dangerous for everybody:” Meth cook ignites inside hotel room, woman burned, man arrested

    LAKE GENEVA — A woman is in serious condition after suffering burns inside a room at The Cove in Lake Geneva — and a man has been arrested. Lake Geneva police responded to the hotel around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, January 9th for an “activated fire alarm.” While en route, officers received a second call for service of a female yelling for help at a hotel nearby. She was the burn victim. “It’s dangerous for everybody involved. Obviously for the people cooking […]

  • Colin Demge

    “Reminisce on the good times:” Celebration of life held for well-known DJ gunned down in Riverwest

    MILWAUKEE — A celebration of life is held for a well-known musician gunned down in November on Saturday, January 7th. Friends and family still have more questions than answers about his murder. During the celebration they set that aside to remember the artist that touched so many lives in the community. Everything for the event was donated free of charge — and more than a dozen DJ’s committed to attending the event in the hopes their friend’s memory will live […]

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    Can you help? Milwaukee police seek suspect in BP gas station homicide

    MILWAUKEE — Authorities need your help catching the suspect involved in the murder of a BP gas station employee on the city’s north side. Surveillance video leading up to the fatal struggle has been released. There is one person you will see in the video that police are specifically looking for. FOX6 News spoke with a friend of the victim who hopes the public can help catch the person responsible for ending his friend’s life. A memorial now sits outside […]

  • Homicide at gas station near 26th & Lisbon

    “A real tragedy:” Gas station employee killed with baseball bat during struggle with shoplifting suspect

    MILWAUKEE — An employee at the BP gas station near 26th and Lisbon died during a confrontation with a shoplifting suspect Thursday morning, January 5th. The gas station employee, identified as Harjinder Singh, was 34 years old, and died from injuries suffered during a struggle with the suspect. Police on Thursday confirmed the weapon that ended his life was a baseball bat. “I was on my way to work and it’s just — again, and again, and again. It’s a new […]

  • Dantel Henderson

    “Didn’t do it:” Family of robbery suspect shot by CCW permit holder says there’s proof he wasn’t involved

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man with a concealed carry permit shot and killed a 17-year-old and injured another suspect when they attempted to rob him at gunpoint on Milwaukee’s south side December 27th. The family of the suspect in police custody claims their son played no role in the robbery — and there’s proof. “I cry every single day since he’s been gone. I’ve been crying,” said Rozenia Brown, suspect’s mother. Henderson’s mother on Wednesday, January 4th described the moment her son told her […]

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    Murder-suicide in West Allis: Police say mother of 2 was shot, killed by a former boyfriend

    WEST ALLIS — Police have learned a mother of two was shot and killed by a former boyfriend on Friday, December 30th. Police said that man later turned the gun on himself. A sign posted outside of the home near 94th and Schlinger reads: “Nicole you will be missed.” Police say the woman who lived there, 40-year-old Nicole Weinkauf, was murdered by her former boyfriend, 35-year-old Caleb Klein. Officials were called to the scene Friday afternoon, when they discovered the two […]