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I’m excited to be a part of the FOX6 team. It’s amazing to be living out my dream and working as a news reporter in a great city. I come to FOX 6 from WCIA in Champaign, IL. Before that, I worked at WAND as a Champaign bureau reporter. As WCIA’s lead nightside reporter, I covered the fall of former Governor Rod Blagojevich, the largest admissions scandal in the history of the University of Illinois, and even rubbed elbows with Roger Ebert at his acclaimed film festival “Ebertfest.” It is nice to be working with so many reporters I used to rub elbows with in Champaign like Brittney Sager, Bret Buganski, Ben Handelman, and A.J. Bayatpour.

I knew I wanted to be a TV reporter since I was a kid. I used to stay up late to watch the 10 o’clock news every night, against my parent’s wishes, on my couch in Northwest Indiana. Being a Hoosier, it was in my blood (and family history) to attend Indiana University. There, I double majored in political science and Hoosier basketball. After graduation I earned my Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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  • “We trusted him:” Waukesha man accused of preying on young girls now faces 10 child porn charges

    WAUKESHA — A mother is disgusted after her neighbor is charged with possession of child pornography. She says 57-year-old Patrick Dunn preyed on her little girl. The criminal charges against Dunn include the following: Possession of child pornography (ten counts) Contributing to the delinquency of a child As Dunn walked into a Waukesha County courtroom on Friday, August 18th Jackie Tyler stared in disgust. “I was shaking. Me and him made direct eye contact. If I could’ve, I would’ve just […]

  • Police seek victims after drugs, girls’ clothing, child porn found at 57-year-old man’s home

    WAUKESHA —  He’s accused of preying on young girls and now police are asking other victims to come forward. Police say 57-year-old Patrick Dunn preyed on little girls — grooming them, engaging in sexual activities and producing child pornography. According to police, on Wednesday, a search warrant was executed at a home on John Street near N. Washington Avenue amid an investigation into Dunn allegedly drugging and photographing young girls. “It makes me sick to know that could’ve been my […]

  • 2 murders in a year: Prosecutors say men who killed 9-year-old fatally shot man at ice cream stand

    MILWAUKEE — Two men accused of taking the life of a nine-year-old girl in May of 2016 are now charged in connection with the death of 26-year-old Jerome Johnson — gunned down at a Milwaukee ice cream stand on August 4th. The crimes happened within just over a year’s time, and prosecutors say the shooting of Za’layia Jenkins happened during a drug deal, and the shooting of Jerome Johnson happened in retaliation for another killing. 25-year-old Tony Powell Jr. of […]

  • Kenosha Alderman G. John Ruffolo arrested; preliminary charge is stalking

    KENOSHA — Kenosha 4th District Alderman G. John Ruffolo is under investigation and has been arrested. The preliminary charge is stalking in this case — and this isn’t the first time claims of wrongdoing have been brought against him. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is handling the investigation. Officials are expected to release details about this case on Wednesday, August 16th. Neighbors said Ruffolo was arrested Tuesday morning at his home — with investigators taking away some bags and a […]

  • 18-year-old man charged for brutal beating of woman during attempted carjacking

    MILWAUKEE — The man accused of beating a woman outside of a Greenfield grocery store was in court Saturday, August 12th. 18-year-old Corleon Thomas has been charged with eleven felonies and one misdemeanor. Count one – robbery use of force as a party to crime Count two  – operating a motor vehicle without owners consent as a party to a crime Count three – operating a motor vehicle without owners consent as a party to a crime Count four – attempted […]

  • Family claims FBI raided, “trashed” home searching for alleged bank robber on the run

    MILWAUKEE — Federal authorities continue to search for a man accused of being a serial bank robber. Kamisha Amos says the FBI raided her home Thursday, August 10th searching for her brother, 25-year-old Devontae Amos. They didn’t find him. Now, she has an interesting message for him. “They had to bust all these windows out. Bring out full guns to my residence,” said Kamisha. It was a home visit near 29th and Carmen, Kamisha Amos was not expecting. “Unmarked cars that […]

  • Go Pack Go! Packers fans get pumped ahead of 1st preseason matchup of season

    GREEN BAY — It’s finally time, once again, for Green Bay Packers football! The Packers opened the preseason Thursday night, August 10th at Lambeau Field — facing the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a soggy start to tailgating Thursday, but it didn’t get in the way of fan fun. As the skies cleared, people geared up for football. “It’s a great way to kick off the season,” said Sandy Lipina, fan. Time for tailgates and grilling, brats and bean bag toss. […]

  • “Frustrating:” Suspects strike again, breaking into more vehicles in Brewers Hill; incidents caught on camera

    MILWAUKEE — They’ve struck again! Criminals continue to break into vehicles in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood — and the break-ins were once again caught on camera. Neighbors are frustrated, and said it’s been happening for weeks. “I woke up to the sound of a window crashing,” Kari Braden said. That’s not the sound anyone wants to hear first thing in the morning. “Kind of figured what it was, with everything going on in the neighborhood,” Braden said. When she looked […]

  • “Glad he wasn’t shot:” 27-year-old man in custody after standoff near Burleigh and Holton

    MILWAUKEE — The area near Holton and Burleigh was blocked off on Tuesday, August 8th as police worked to apprehend a man who was on a roof with a rifle. Police said a 27-year-old man was arrested, and a firearm was recovered. “The girl in the store said he was on the roof waving his arms around,” John Bagrowski, the suspect’s uncle said. Police responded around 3:45 p.m. after a report of a man on a roof with a gun. […]

  • Father and son pull man from water at Quarry Lake Park in Mount Pleasant: “Praying he makes it”

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A 23-year-old man was pulled from the water at Quarry Lake Park in Mount Pleasant in Racine County Saturday, August 5th by good Samaritans — and taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition. It happened around 4:30 p.m. According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in regarding a man in the water at Quarry Lake Park, struggling to keep his head above water — screaming. The caller indicated they thought […]

  • “A lot of red flags:” Police investigate after girls say they were approached by man seeking models

    WEST BEND — West Bend police are issuing a warning after two teenagers were approached by a suspicious man. They said he claimed to work for a modeling agency, and told them he was looking for girls for a music video. He even asked for nude photos. It happened Tuesday night, August 1st. There were two separate instances where two 16-year-old girls said they were approached by a suspicious man — and police are now investigating. Police say around 9:00 […]

  • “It’s like losing your children:” 1 dog located, another still missing after break-in near 71st and Villard

    MILWAUKEE — When Mary Bennett came home Wednesday night, August 2nd, she knew something was wrong. Her dogs were missing after a break-in at her home. On Friday, August 4th, we learned one of the dogs has been located. The other, unfortunately, remains missing. On Friday, FOX6 News learned Bear was reunited with her owner, Mary Bennett. Bear was found near 67th and Villard. We’re told whoever found Bear dropped him off at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission, […]