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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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  • Washington County public official goes to court in clown suit to fight $10 seat belt ticket

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — A Washington County public official stopped for a seat belt violation decided to dress up like a clown at his trial to fight the $10 ticket. The judge was not amused. Dashcam video from August of 2017, shows a Village of Jackson police officer pulling over Washington County Board member Mark McCune. “The reason I stopped you is because it’s ‘Click It or Ticket’ today, and I noticed you didn’t have your seat belt on,” the officer can […]

  • Fugitive with roots in Kenosha on the run since being ‘convicted of dealing heroin’

    KENOSHA — U.S. Marshals need your help locating a fugitive with roots in Kenosha. He has been convicted of distributing heroin. But authorities say when it came time for sentencing, he went on the run. Officials believe Jose Deanda, 37, is receiving help from associated to remain a fugitive. Agents say Deanda’s criminal history is filled with weapons offenses and drug-related crimes. “Jose Deanda in October of 2017 was convicted of distributing heroin, a kilogram or more,” said the agent […]

  • Watch: Burglar breaks into unlocked auto shop, gets away with keys when vehicle wouldn’t start

    MILWAUKEE — If you want to get caught for a crime, exclusive video obtained by FOX6 News shows one way to do it. Surveillance cameras captured a suspect behind a botched burglary at an auto repair shop on Milwaukee’s north side. The manager of the Quick Fix Auto Service shop near 66th and Capitol said Wednesday, June 20 he now finds humor in the botched burglary. “I was mad at first, but it’s kind of funny at the end,” said […]

  • 17 arrests, 55 firearms, heroin, $500K in cash recovered as law enforcement takes down drug operation

    MILWAUKEE — Twenty search warrant executions Monday, June 18 resulted in the recovery of guns, heroin and more than $500,000 in cash in Milwaukee. Seventeen arrests were made, and officials said that number is expected to grow. “They recovered a large amount of firearms, a large amount of heroin and a large amount of cash,” said Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Chisholm, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales and other Milwaukee County law enforcement officials announced on Monday the takedown of […]

  • ‘Pulled out a gun:’ Wanted for murder after dispute at auto repair shop, Marshals seek Curtis Mitchell

    MILWAUKEE — The trail has gone cold, as law enforcement searches for a man wanted for murder. Authorities are now looking to the community for help locating Curtis Mitchell, as the victim’s family seeks justice. When the clock struck 3:15 on June 27, 2017, a single bullet pierced the body of a homicide victim, later identified by police as Ricardo Durant, 31. ‘During the investigation, we found through witness interviews that our victim, Ricardo Durant, had responded to assist a […]

  • Cudahy woman accused of providing support to ISIS denied pretrial release

    CUDAHY — A Cudahy mother of seven will have to wait behind bars while she awaits trial. Waheba Issa Dais, 45, is accused of providing support to the terrorist organization ISIS. Friday, June 15 a judge ruled releasing her would be a danger to the community. Dais, who was originally born in Israel and became a legal citizen by marriage, was arrested on June 13, following a months-long investigation into her online activity. Prosecutors say on numerous occasions she pledged to […]

  • Cudahy woman accused of providing support to ISIS, neighbors say ‘she was really quiet’

    CUDAHY — A mother and Cudahy resident is accused of providing support to the terrorist organization ISIS. She is even accused of suggesting potential targets for bombing attacks. Records show there were calls for family trouble and battery — but nothing a severe as this charge. “They were in their masks and head-to-toe gear. I said ‘I have kids next door. Should I be worried?'” said Angelica Baker, neighbor. On Wednesday, June 13 authorities arrested 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais, originally […]

  • ‘Major cover-up:’ Group takes concerns about lead poisoning prevention program to district attorney

    MILWAUKEE — A coalition is asking the Milwaukee County district attorney to look into recent state findings of the city’s embattled childhood lead poison prevention program. The group feels a criminal investigation into the matter is urgent. “We feel this is a major scandal — a major cover-up,” said Robert Miranda, Freshwater for Life Action Coalition. Miranda spoke to a group of reporters following a meeting Wednesday morning, June 13 with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. His group, Freshwater […]

  • US Marshals seek Lemar Hannah, a man who has a history of domestic violence

    MILWAUKEE — He’s facing charges of “domestic abuse, repeater.” U.S. Marshals say the allegations against him are severe. They say he was trying to be a better man, but in May, he derailed. Lemar Hannah, 24, is wanted after violating a no contact order a few weeks ago. He has a history of domestic violence. “He was doing a good job,” the agent on this case said. “He was attending and graduated from some parenting classes, a fatherhood program that […]

  • Charges filed; sheriff says suspect in Eagle manhunt no longer believed to be in SE WI

    EAGLE — A manhunt continued Wednesday, June 6 in and around the Town of Eagle for a 43-year-old man believed to be armed and dangerous. Late Wednesday afternoon, we learned charges were filed against Jonathan Pogreba for the incident authorities say preceded the search. Then, the Waukesha County sheriff said Pogreba isn’t believed to be in southeast Wisconsin anymore, and the search near his home in Eagle was suspended. It is now believed that Pogreba got away — with some […]

  • ‘I look familiar don’t I?’ New video shows officer stepping on Sterling Brown’s ankle during arrest

    MILWAUKEE — New body camera video obtained by FOX6 News shows the aftermath of the controversial arrest of Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Sterling Brown, during which a Taser was used. It happened in January after police said Brown’s vehicle was found parked across two parking spaces meant for those with disabilities at the Walgreens store near 27th and National. Multiple body cameras were recording on the night of the incident. The new video shows the aftermath, including officers discussing how it […]

  • US Marshals need your help in search for Terrance Williams, age 59: ‘He should know better’

    MILWAUKEE — He preys on women. He is on the sex offender registry. He is now a fugitive from the law. Authorities need your help tracking down 59-year-old Terrance Williams. “Terrance Williams. He’s wanted for failure to appear for a trial and also a failure to register and update his registry,” the agent on the case said. “The trial he failed to appear for involves sexual assault of a child.” U.S. Marshals say Williams is accused of numerous sex assault crimes. […]