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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
  • “Our family is so relieved:” 2 in custody for murder of pizza delivery driver

    MILWAUKEE — Two suspects are now in custody for allegedly fatally shooting a pizza delivery driver in Milwaukee last weekend. The suspects are a 25-year-old man and 17-year-old boy. They were arrested on Monday, September 18th, police said. 60-year-old Clarence Taper was apparently robbed while delivering an order to the neighborhood near 75th and Glenbrook on the city’s northwest side last Friday, September 15th. Taper was a father, grandfather and dedicated employee at Buddy’s Pizza and Steak. His manager said he’s […]

  • Captured: U.S. Marshals need help to track down Demoyne Davis

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals describe him as unpredictable, violent and a danger to the public. Demoyne Davis, 24, has served four years behind bars but disappeared during his supervised release. “He thinks he’s invincible and that the victims are not going to fight back,” the agent working on his case said. During his supervised release, Davis became one of two suspects in an April armed robbery at Badger Auto Sales. A couple trying to buy a new car was robbed […]

  • Captured: U.S. Marshals need your help finding Darwin Horton

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are trying to bring in 33-year-old Darwin Horton. Horton is a life-long criminal from Milwaukee. In 2001, he was arrested for a series of armed robberies.  In one instance, he robbed a woman and her son with a sawed-off shotgun. He also took the victim’s car.  Court records show Horton was charged with robbing two women at gunpoint. Horton served 10 years in prison for the robberies and was paroled in 2011, but agents say he […]

  • Officers cleared in fatal shooting of Jermaine Claybrooks, but family has more questions

    WEST ALLIS — No charges will be filed against the two West Allis police officers who shot and killed 32-year-old Jermaine Claybrooks in March. The law firm representing Claybrooks’ family said a news release on the shooting left them with more questions than answers. The Milwaukee County district attorney cleared the two officers and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent in the use of deadly force during the shooting of Claybrooks. They were three of six officers. The remaining officers […]

  • “Doing something unique:” Cubanitas, 1st Cuban restaurant in Wisconsin, expanding to Oak Creek

    MILWAUKEE — Located in the heart of the Brew City is a restaurant where the atmosphere is inviting and the cuisine is authentic. “By far the most popular selling item is the Cuban sandwich. We sell about 15,000 of those a year,” owner and operator Marta Bianchini said.  “I don’t count how many hours a week I work.” She and her Italian husband are expanding their popular restaurant “Cubanitas” to a second location in Oak Creek. She gave FOX6 a […]

  • Suspect in custody following “active shooter” incident at Bayshore Town Center

    GLENDALE — A suspect is in custody following an “active shooter” incident Monday evening, September 18th at Bayshore Town Center. Glendale police said no one was hurt. A BB gun was recovered at the scene. Police said the scene is safe, and the lone suspect was arrested without incident. There’s no danger to the public, and roads in the area are open. FOX6 News spoke with employees who said they saw police with guns drawn aiming at the roof of […]

  • U.S. Marshals seek Andre Brunt: “He doesn’t care that he has these warrants”

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals say he’s been escaping the shackles of the law for some time and he’s high on the list of Wisconsin’s Most Wanted. Now, agents are turning to you to help get 42-year-old Andre Brunt behind bars. “He doesn’t care that he has these warrants. He’s just running around and obviously not going to turn himself in,” the agent on his case said. Brunt is a man U.S. Marshals consider armed, reckless and dangerous. Brunt’s warrants and crimes […]

  • “Isn’t supposed to happen:” 75-year-old man shot, injured near 81st and Beckett; suspect sought

    MILWAUKEE — “Scared and more aware” is how some neighbors said they were feeling Thursday, September 14th after an elderly man was shot in the leg by a suspect. FOX6 News has learned the suspect was not the only one with a gun. Investigators canvassed the scene near 81st Street and Beckett Avenue, where Demetrius Cooper said Thursday he was woken up by gunfire. “Not this close to the house. We have stuff happening over there down at the gas station […]

  • “This is ridiculous:” Dead dog found abandoned in locked kennel on Little Menomonee River Parkway

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — It’s an oasis for those that live on the west side of Milwaukee — which is why one couple, Dan and Therese Nelson, said they are disturbed by what they discovered on the Little Menomonee River Parkway Tuesday morning, September 12th. “I was on my way to work and saw a dog kennel with a pink blanket on it,” said Dan Nelson. Dan said he pulled over to check out what was inside the kennel and noticed a […]

  • “Grateful to be alive:” Trucker attacked at rest stop had to have part of ear reattached; suspects got $100

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE – He was beaten so badly, part of his ear had to be reattached. It happened at a rest stop, and was the second such attack in just days. The first attack happened September 4th at a rest stop on I-41 near Lomira in Dodge County. The second happened September 7th at the Tourist Information Center located near Highway 165 and I-94 in Pleasant Prairie. We’re told police across the state have reported similar attacks. A 39-year-old truck driver from […]

  • “Takes your mind off it:” Packers’ block party the perfect distraction for those worried about Irma

    SHOREWOOD — A Green Bay Packers’ party helped some cope as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida Sunday, September 10th. Sunday marked the Packers’ regular-season opener, and for many, cheering on the green and gold served as a perfect distraction to what was a very stressful week. Crowds gathered for the Packers’ block party in Shorewood — hundreds of miles away from the force of Hurricane Irma. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out Florida […]

  • “He’s a dangerous individual:” U.S. Marshals looking to track down 24-year-old Detaris Smith

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are asking the public help turn in 24-year-old Detaris Smith — a man who they say takes what he wants at whatever cost. “The public is at risk with him being out on the streets,” the agent on his case said. “There’s potential victims that are all over the place.” Smith is accused of fleeing from Milwaukee police earlier this year. He was allegedly caught riding in a stolen vehicle while on parole. The car was recovered […]