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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
  • US Marshals: Masia Walker on the run again, after visiting ailing relative

    MILWAUKEE — We first told you about 39-year-old Masia Walker in August 2017. He violated his parole for starting a phony modeling agency and promoting it on social media.  The page was flooded with photos of young women and videos of himself. U.S. Marshals say he was captured in September. He took responsibility for the violations. But then, a close relative of his became seriously ill. Authorities gave Walker the privilege of visiting his ailing loved one — and then fled […]

  • Officials ID woman found dead near art museum, injuries consistent with being struck by vehicle

    MILWAUKEE — Authorities say the woman who was found dead on Lincoln Memorial Drive, just yards from the Milwaukee Art Museum, was likely the victim of a hit-and-run. The victim has been identified as Lane Kerpan, 25. It was a disturbing discovery that brought traffic to a halt on Wednesday morning, April 18 — and caught the attention of commuters. Around 5:30 a.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to report the body of a woman in the right turn lane of the […]

  • Disturbing discovery: Woman’s body found near Art Museum; death investigation underway

    MILWAUKEE — A disturbing discovery was made Wednesday morning, April 18 near one of the city’s architectural treasures. A woman’s body was found on Lincoln Memorial Dr., yards from the Milwaukee Art Museum. Officials said a concerned citizen called 911 around 5:30 a.m. to report the body. “Listening to the news this morning, they said Lincoln Memorial was closed for an investigation,” said Caitlin York, museum visitor. Investigators blocked and taped off the road near the Calatrava. They set up […]

  • Prosecutors: Drug addict admits to fighting elderly man at gas station over $6 in gas

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man has been criminally charged, accused of pushing an elderly man down and demanding his wallet at a gas station near 76th and Mill. Prosecutors say the fight between the victim and suspect was over $6 — with the suspect using the victim’s credit card to put gas in his girlfriend’s vehicle. Andre Skeets, 24, of Milwaukee faces one count of robbery with use of force. The incident occurred on April 10 around 3 a.m. “I […]

  • ‘Armed & dangerous:’ Steven Cathey sought by US Marshals, cut off his GPS monitoring device

    MILWAUKEE — On parole for only 10 hours… U.S. Marshals say a 26-year-old fugitive cut off his GPS monitoring device and went on the run. It all happened while he was under investigation for a crime he committed in January. Agents are now searching for Steven Cathey, who violated his parole in March. “I would consider him armed and dangerous just based off his history in his past,” the agent on his case said. U.S. Marshals say Cathey has a […]

  • Hit-and-run suspect pleads not guilty as victim of crash remains in critical condition

    MILWAUKEE — A woman is still in critical condition after authorities say she was the victim of a hit-and-run last week. Her family says her injuries are so severe she had one of her legs amputated. As the victim underwent surgery Friday, April 13 the woman accused of causing her injuries — 33-year-old Crystal Johnson — pleaded not guilty to one count of hit-and-run causing great bodily harm in court. Prosecutors say on Friday, April 6, Johnson left her house in […]

  • ‘It’s disheartening:’ Shorewood man accused of child pornography, stalking

    SHOREWOOD — A 19-year-old Shorewood man faces allegations of child pornography and stalking. Authorities say the underage victim in this case was forced to have sex with the suspect after being threatened that nude photographs of them would be published online. The victim and the suspect are both former students of Shorewood High School. It happened every day for almost four years. Prosecutors say former Shorewood High School student Matthew Cullen-Williams used cyber bullying to get what he wanted from […]

  • Federal agent from Oconomowoc accused of raping 3 women released on $10K bond

    OCONOMOWOC — A federal agent accused of raping three different women over a five-year period across Waukesha County appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, April 11. David Scharlat, 53, waived his right to a preliminary hearing — and entered a not guilty plea on all charges. Prosecutors then asked for a $100,000 cash bond. “The state strongly believes that this serial rapist is an extreme threat,” said the prosecutor. Scharlat is also accused of abusing his authority by threatening the victims […]

  • Police seek suspects after 1 caught on camera pointing gun toward MPD recruit just outside academy

    MILWAUKEE — Police are searching for a group of people in a vehicle after one of them flashed a weapon toward a Milwaukee Police Department recruit. It happened just outside the Milwaukee Police Academy. Police released photos of the incident, captured by cameras at a gas station near Teutonia and Green Tree, moments before one of the suspects pointed a gun toward a uniformed recruit. As the evening rush approached on March 29, a silver Ford Taurus SHO was among […]

  • US Marshals seek Emilio Guadarrama; ‘He stabbed the victim over 21 times’

    KENOSHA — U.S. Marshals say a man was discovered covered in blood. He had 21 stab wounds on his body. He survived his injuries. The man authorities say is responsible for this crime has been on the run for nearly a decade. They are now turning to FOX6 News viewers to help locate 38-year-old Emilio Guadarrama. “Back on August 4, 2009, Emilio arrived at the victim’s location and confronted him and an argument ensued,” the agent on the case explained. […]

  • Police arrest suspect who went the wrong way, into traffic, to evade officers

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Police in South Milwaukee have arrested the suspect who is accused of recklessly endangering safety and fleeing police on Saturday, March 31. According to police, he intentionally merged the wrong way into traffic, endangering innocent lives. It all began with a call regarding an impaired driver. The images you see just below were captured near Chicago and College Ave. Upon arrival at the scene on Saturday morning, officers located a vehicle, which was occupied and parked. Officers […]

  • Mother faces child abuse charges, accused of dropping infant boy ‘out of frustration’

    WAUKESHA — Chelsey Zamitalo, 22, of Waukesha faces two counts of physical abuse of a child. This, after her two-month-old boy suffered multiple injuries including skull fractures. Zamitalo is a mother of three. All children have been placed in the care of other family at this time. The infant suffered a long list of injuries. “They did determine there were several other broken bones that the baby had. Including one that was a month old,” said Lt. Kevin Rice of […]