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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
  • “Unpredictable and violent:” 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 […]

  • Federal lawsuit over strip club location in Milwaukee is in a “holding pattern”

    MILWAUKEE — A judge has ruled the holding pattern in a federal lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee will continue. The lawsuit is over the city’s alleged efforts to block the opening of a downtown strip club. The future owners of the club are facing hold after hold in the process to open a location where they want. However, this gives the city until late June to come up with another possible location before a federal lawsuit filed against them […]

  • “Our barn is gone:” Strong storms, wicked winds rip through Racine County

    RACINE COUNTY — Days of cleanup are ahead for families in Racine County after powerful storms that brought ferocious winds ripped through parts of southeast Wisconsin overnight/early Thursday, April 20th. Most of the damage reported in the area involved uprooted trees and knocked over power lines. Jamie Palmer described what was seen early on Thursday. “My wife came out and said ‘there’s a trash can in the field.’ So I went out and said, ‘well honey, our barn is gone,'” Palmer […]

  • On hold, for now: Licenses Committee tables proposal for new strip club on Old World Third

    MILWAUKEE — A new effort to open a strip club in downtown Milwaukee is on hold, for now. The proposal was tabled by a committee Monday, April 17th — not the action that was expected after a lively discussion at City Hall. Statements in support and opposition of the proposal to open an exotic dance club on Old World Third Street were heard before the vote to table the issue. “We need to stop and think right now,” Sarah Furey […]

  • Authorities still determining whether landowner will receive $20K reward for Jakubowski’s capture

    JANESVILLE — There are still many questions left unanswered in the Joseph Jakubowski investigation. One of them being what will happen to the $20,000 reward money. Things are getting back to normal in Janesville following Jakubowski’s capture. A Saturday afternoon filled with fun and joy — a feeling locals say they have a new appreciation for. “It makes you take things you take for granted a little more seriously,” said Mike McIntire, Janesville resident. It’s hard to believe nearly two […]

  • Warrants continue to pile up for Jamell Sanford, now wanted for 1st degree sexual assault

    MILWAUKEE — The next time you head to the barber, you may want to double-check who’s cutting your hair. According to U.S. Marshals, one of Wisconsin’s Most Wanted is a Milwaukee outlaw — a man you could say is running with scissors. 35-year-old Jamell Sanford is known to many as a barber. “He’s known to frequent certain salons. He is a barber. That was actually where he was identified and where police actually made contact with him and where he took […]

  • “Huge weight is lifted:” Janesville community relieved manhunt ends with suspect in custody

    JANESVILLE, ROCK COUNTY — Communities in Rock County — and really across Wisconsin — were on edge since news of the manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski got out. As you can imagine, they’re breathing a sigh of relief learning of his capture Friday, April 14 — ten days after the search began. This ‘Good Friday’ has special meaning to the people of All Faiths in Rock County. “I’m just really relieved. It’s like a huge weigh is lifted,” said Joni Bozart, […]

  • “I’m driving the wrong way:” Woman with prior OWI accused of driving wrong way on 41/45 for 10 miles!

    MILWAUKEE — Criminal charges have now been filed against an accused wrong-way driver, who prosecutors say drove nearly 10 miles the wrong way on I-41 early Sunday morning, April 9th. The accused is 29-year-old Tamara McVicker, who is facing three charges: Second degree recklessly endangering safety Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated — second offense Operating a motor vehicle while revoked According to a criminal complaint, around 3:00 a.m., Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to multiple reports of a wrong-way […]

  • “Disturbing:” Parents, school officials concerned about Facebook page depicting fights at Oak Creek H.S.

    OAK CREEK — Parents in Oak Creek are sharing their concern over a Facebook page depicting fights inside Oak Creek High School. Now, the superintendent is publicly responding to their concerns. Several videos have been posted on a Facebook page titled “Oak Creek Fights.” Four of the clips show Oak Creek High School students brutally fighting one another on or off school property. One video, recorded in a school bathroom, shows one student “body slamming” the other onto the tile floor. […]

  • “Revolution. It’s time for change:” Where is Joseph Jakubowski? NEW PHOTOS released

    ROCK COUNTY — Before setting off a massive manhunt triggered by a gun shop break-in, authorities said Joseph Jakubowski first wanted to document the start of his self-proclaimed revolution against the government and law enforcement. As of Monday, April 10th, Jakubowski remained at large, as additional federal resources have been brought in from across the nation to aid in this investigation. Rock County Sheriff’s officials on Monday evening said they received 150 additional tips, bringing the total amount of tips […]

  • U.S. Marshals say Davonte Harris, who walked away from job site, is “armed and dangerous”

    MILWAUKEE — Agents say Davonte Harris, 25, is gambling with his future after he escaped from his work release job site in early January. U.S. Marshals say he is “more than likely armed and dangerous.” Milwaukee County has filed formal felony escape charges against him. Harris was serving a prison sentence for a 2012 New Year’s Eve armed robbery at a strip mall on Capitol Drive. The victim had a concealed carry permit, and the two exchanged gunfire. Harris nearly lost […]

  • “Bizarre:” Airport officials confirm NAKED man went through security before getting out on tarmac

    MILWAUKEE — Officials at General Mitchell International Airport are reviewing security procedures as many questions remain after a NAKED man was able to get through security, and out onto the tarmac Wednesday afternoon, April 5th. The incident was caught on camera. It happened outside Concourse D. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating why the man went through an emergency exit, out into the tarmac, where he took off all of this clothes. It sounds unbelievable, but there’s video evidence: While some […]