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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.

I enjoy hearing from viewers, so shoot me a line. By the way, you can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/AshleySears6!

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  • 37th and North

    Milwaukee police: Four-year-old boy struck by vehicle near N. 37th & North

    MILWAUKEE — A four-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle when he ran into the street near N. 37th and North Avenue in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon, October 10th. Authorities say a 40-year-old woman was driving when she struck the four-year-old boy who ran out into the street between parked cars. “I guess when the little boy got hit, she stopped. When she hit him, he went under the car,” said A’Shante Hogan, driver’s daughter. The young boy was rushed to Children’s […]

  • Andrew Obregon

    “Keep an eye out:” Kenosha County manhunt keeps surrounding communities on high alert

    RACINE COUNTY — Possible new clues have been found in the search for homicide suspect Andrew Obregon. Kenosha deputies have found a truck, believed to have been used by Obregon in a high-speed chase. The Kenosha County Sheriff says a white truck similar to what Obregon was last seen in, may have been located in a Racine County cornfield near Burlington. As the manhunt moves forward, people living in the area are ready to do the same. “Everybody knows everybody here. It’s […]

  • Milwaukee firefighters honored for heroic 2014 rescue

    “A very warm and proud feeling:” Milwaukee firefighters honored for heroic 2014 rescue

    MILWAUKEE — They are everyday heroes getting some much needed recognition. Some Milwaukee firefighters were honored for their actions going above and beyond on Thursday, October 8th. At the Milwaukee Fire and Police Academy, Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rolfing and Mayor Tom Barrett, handed out the awards. Among the recipients was a team of firefighters who put fear aside to save the lives of five people. November 2014, the firefighters were called to the We Energies Valley Power Plant. “We got […]

  • Fatal crash in Watertown

    Friends gather to remember teens killed in crash, one a Watertown H.S. student: “Too young to die”

    WATERTOWN — FOX6 News has learned five people with connections to Watertown High School, including two current students, were involved in a crash that followed a pursuit in Watertown early Wednesday morning, October 7th. One of two people killed in the crash was a student at the school. Those killed in the crash have been identified as: 17-year-old Donovan Cagney and 17-year-old Bradley Chavez. The three people injured in this crash were juvenile females, according to the Sheriff’s Office. FOX6 News has obtained […]

  • Public meeting to discuss coyote attacks in Wauwatosa

    “Something needs to be done:” More than 100 pack gym in Wauwatosa to discuss recent coyote attacks

    WAUWATOSA — At least four dogs have lost their lives after attacks by coyotes in the Wauwatosa area in recent weeks — and on Tuesday evening, October 6th, a public meeting was held where residents could voice their concerns, and hear from a Wisconsin Department of Resources biologist. The meeting was held at Underwood Elementary School — and more than 100 people took part in it — packing into the school’s gymnasium. “The incidents have changed the dynamic of this […]

  • Garth Brooks fans

    “Electrifying:” Heavy traffic doesn’t stop Garth Brooks fans from savoring concert experience

    MILWAUKEE — Garth Brooks playing two shows Saturday night, September 26th at the BMO Harris Bradley Center means fans flocked downtown Milwaukee — and so did the traffic. A lot of people decided to come down early hoping to avoid a mess. Most were not worried about the traffic, and just excited to see a country music superstar. Along the riverfront in downtown Milwaukee, the hum of nature plays to the percussion on Old World Third Street. “Over there, it’s […]

  • Garth Brooks fans

    “We feel lucky to be here:” Country fans flock downtown Milwaukee for Garth Brooks concert

    MILWAUKEE — Fans packed downtown Milwaukee to see a country music legend. Garth Brooks is one of the most successful recording artists of all time, and fans did not want to miss the show. All afternoon on Friday, September 25th the area around the BMO Harris Bradley Center has been bustling — and the city becomes a bit country. “We’re lucky we got tickets for this,” said Emma Becker, fan. It is a concert 19-years in the making. “It was […]

  • 50th and Townsend

    “They looked like teenagers:” After attempted carjacking, suspect vehicle hits school bus

    MILWAUKEE — An attempted carjacking takes a scary turn. Investigators say it led to a car chase and ended with the suspects hitting a school bus. The incident began near 15th and Scott around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24th. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials say a woman flagged down a deputy, indicating a group of people were trying to break into her vehicle, and a gun was pointed at her. The group of four people fled the scene in a minivan […]

  • Suspicious package detonated at Red Arrow Park

    Suspicious package found, detonated in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department’s Hazardous Device Unit detonated a suspicious bag found in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 24th. Police were notified of the suspicious bag by a citizen around 2:30 p.m. The park and immediate area surrounding it were secured within minutes. Authorities say they are taking a closer look at the pieces left after detonating the bag to determine if it was dangerous. At this time, officials haven’t been able to […]

  • Michael Hey

    “Definitely anxious!” Young man raised in Waukesha to play the organ for Pope Francis’ services

    NEW YORK CITY — It is an opportunity of a lifetime! A Waukesha native is an organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and on Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th, he’ll be playing the organ during papal services! Michael Hey tells FOX6 News he’s spent months preparing — and he looks forward to the opportunity to share his passion with Pope Francis, as the pontiff continues his first official visit to the United States. Hey is […]

  • Laylah Petersen

    September 23rd would have been Laylah Petersen’s sixth birthday: “We want justice for our little girl”

    MILWAUKEE — Laylah Petersen would have turned six years old Wednesday, September 23rd. But her young life was cut short when she was shot and killed while she was sitting on her grandfather’s lap inside a home near 58th and Fairmount on November 6, 2014. No one has been taken into custody in this case. “So beautiful, so innocent,” Maggie Fogl, Laylah’s grandmother said. “She had a big heart — a very big heart.” For the past 10 months, photos and […]

  • Pewaukee Library meeting

    Republicans expand school voucher program, those opposed say it leaves fewer resources for public schools

    PEWAUKEE — The Pewaukee Town Hall discussion turned to education as three Republican leaders met with constituents on Saturday, September 19th. Parents and teachers voiced concerns about the state budget and the impact on public schools. At the Pewaukee Library, the concerned constituents filled a room and posed questions — the meeting of minds were there to listen to a variety of issues. But there’s one issue the crowd wants to discuss. “We’re not sufficiently funding our education system that’s […]


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