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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
  • “My daddy killed my momma:” Child’s statement to police leads to charges against James Hutchins

    MILWAUKEE — We are learning new information about the death of a woman found inside her home near 47th and Brentwood in Milwaukee — and the man accused of killing her. Their child is the key witness in the case. The suspect is 49-year-old James Hutchins. He was charged on Sunday, May 28th with the following counts: First degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon Physical abuse of a child, recklessly cause great bodily harm, use of a dangerous […]

  • U.S. Marshals: Dominique Knight wanted for killing a man during dispute

    RACINE — A dispute between two individuals turned deadly in early May, and now, U.S. Marshals hope you can help them find one of Wisconsin’s Most Wanted. “Dominique Knight got into an argument with a man on his front porch. He ended up shooting the man in the head and killing them,” the agent on his case said. U.S Marshals say 25-year-old Dominique Knight ended the life of 20-year-old Harry Canady Jr. Knight did not have a pattern of violent behavior […]

  • “Everything is just really tense:” Rumors on social media lead to increased patrols at Oak Creek H.S.

    OAK CREEK — A series of rumors making the rounds on social media caused police to step up patrols at Oak Creek High School over the last few days. An Oak Creek High School senior who wishes not to be identified tells FOX6 News she thinks concerning rumors on social media caused students to skip out on class on Friday — and not the upcoming holiday. “The atmosphere, I don’t know. Everything is just really tense. I don’t know it’s […]

  • In custody: Authorities arrest Cedric Moore in connection with $15,000 armed robbery

    WAUKESHA — Cedric Moore, 34, wanted for a December 2016 armed robbery has been captured, according to authorities. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department tells FOX6 News Friday, May 26th Moore was arrested in the area of 76th and Medford Avenue in Milwaukee. Officials say an anonymous caller stated they saw FOX6’s Most Wanted report and recognized Moore while he was with other people at a gas station in that area. MPD squads arrived in the area fast and Moore was […]

  • U.S. Marshals arrest Dwayne Chaney, wanted in fatal shooting of Michael Prescott

    MILWAUKEE — A man who has been profiled twice on FOX6 News as one of Wisconsin’s Most Wanted was arrested in the neighborhood near 6th and Vienna in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 25th. U.S. Marshals arrested Dwayne Chaney with assistance from the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. He had been on the run for the past two years. Chaney was wanted by police detectives for the shooting death of Milwaukee resident Michael Prescott in November 2015. Prescott was […]

  • Police: 2-year-old accidentally shot himself after father left handgun within his reach

    MILWAUKEE — A two-year-old boy is recovering from a gunshot wound. Milwaukee police say the child shot himself when his father left a handgun unattended at a home on the city’s northwest side on Tuesday night, May 23rd. It happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. near 36th and Townsend. The two-year-old boy is being treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening. His father has been arrested. “It’s crazy that it happened to a little boy in the area,” Sherman Brown, neighbor said. […]

  • “A Hollywood set:” WCTC launches new police training ground with studio special effects

    PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College is launching a one-of-a-kind training ground for future men and women in law enforcement — with the added touch of Hollywood special effects. “We’ve essentially created a Hollywood set,” explained Brian Dorow, WCTC associate dean. Dorow said this concept has been three years in the making. It’s not what you would expect on what some would say is a quiet Pewaukee street. “Having an incredible training program, I always thought we could do better,” said Dorow. […]

  • U.S. Marshals: Damian Carmona, member of Latin Kings, escapes custody again

    MILWAUKEE — Authorities need your help in finding 31-year-old Damian Carmona… again.  Carmona is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee’s south side and has been in and out of custody since he was a juvenile. The convicted felon has been arrested for crimes including assault and illegally possessing a firearm. U.S. Marshals say he has also has a history of abusing the mother of his children. Carmona was picked up by authorities weeks after he was profiled on Wisconsin’s Most Wanted. […]

  • “What happened?” Mother demands answers after son with special needs injured at school

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother is raising questions about safety after her special needs son fell several feet off a balcony and suffered a skull fracture at school. Lashawn Williamson said she doesn’t feel she’s getting clear answers from Milwaukee Public Schools officials on this incident, and said she’s more frustrated that it has taken several days for her to hear back from higher ups at MPS. Though she did say the school’s principal was with her at the hospital, […]

  • U.S. Marshals need help to track down Alfonso Balboa; believed to be hiding in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals say 43-year-old Alfonso Balboa has been hiding out in Milwaukee for several years since breaking the rules of his parole. In that time, agents say he committed another crime, sexually assaulting a sleeping person in a residence on the city’s south side. “I believe that he is still being assisted by family and friends in South Milwaukee area,” agents say. 43-year-old Alfonso Balboa was featured on FOX6’s Most Wanted in February. Now in May, authorities are […]

  • Cudahy babysitter found not guilty of first degree reckless homicide in death of 6-month-old child

    MILWAUKEE — It took a Milwaukee jury just a few hours to reach a verdict. 31-year-old Carrie Heller of Cudahy was found not guilty in the death of a six-month-old child — but she was convicted of one count Friday, May 5th. Heller pleaded not guilty to three charges against her for an incident that unfolded in January 2016: 1st degree reckless homicide (felony) Day care provider fail/licensed (misdemeanor) Resisting or obstructing an officer (misdemeanor) It was an emotional time for […]

  • “See something, say something:” Summer campaign on I-94 aimed at combating human trafficking

    RACINE — Drivers will soon see a new effort to combat human trafficking on a popular southeastern Wisconsin interstate. The crime is happening all around us, now it’s become a matter of average citizens knowing what to look out for. It’s part of the I-94 Trafficking Awareness Project. “I was one of those people,” explains Nancy Yarbrough, an advocate against human trafficking and a survivor of the crime. “[I was] taken out at 17-years-old to perform sex acts.” Yarbrough was […]