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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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  • Rob Binter

    “Amazingly positive:” Loved ones host benefit for contractor who was robbed and run over

    WAUWATOSA — Friends and family are rallying behind the victim of a robbery and subsequent hit-and-run. The Milwaukee contractor was badly injured, his tools were stolen and his van was damaged. On Thursday night, February 11th, loved ones tried to make things better. “It has been amazingly positive,” said Jennifer Young, Rob Binter’s sister. There was an outpouring of support in a packed room at Cafe Hollander in Wauwatosa for Binter. Loved ones came together for the man who has stared tragedy […]

  • Attempted carjacking suspect beaten & stripped near 33rd and Scott

    Car theft concerns: Youth Council sounds off after photo of beaten suspect goes viral

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  • Attempted carjacking suspect beaten & stripped near 33rd and Scott

    Violence or vigilantism? Teen beaten, stripped after allegedly attempting carjacking

    MILWAUKEE — Was it violence or vigilantism? A teenager accused in an attempted carjacking tried fleeing the scene — but a group of men had another idea. What happened next has led some to call the suspect a victim. Witnesses say the teen was severely beaten by the group of men. A photo of the boy left lying in the snow has gone viral. The photo has some wondering whether the young man deserved it. A large fight unfolded on […]

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    “Unbelievable:” 15 vehicles fall through ice at Lake Geneva’s Winterfest

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  • Mitchell Park Domes

    “Aging and in need of repairs:” Mitchell Park Domes closed for the weekend

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Executive’s office has decided to close all three of the Mitchell Park Domes this weekend over concern about falling debris. County officials say years of deferred repairs have taken a toll on the Milwaukee landmark. Some are now saying the Domes may be too far gone. The Mitchell Park Domes are a mainstay to Milwaukee County, playing host to events, while displaying plant life. But all of that wear and tear has taken a toll. “It […]

  • Ashley Maclin and Deangela Flowers

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    MILWAUKEE — They describe it as Hell on Earth. Two Milwaukee teens are speaking out about their time spent at a facility under investigation for alleged abuse. These teens say they witnessed abuse and experienced it firsthand. The two teens did time at the Copper Lake School for Girls in Irma. Copper Lake School for Girls/Lincoln Hills School for Boys is currently under state investigation — something the teens hope makes a difference. “I wouldn’t send my enemy there,” said Deangela Flowers. “It’s […]

  • The Brat Stop

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  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

    Debate at UWM: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders will go head-to-head after close race in Iowa

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  • Terry Jackson balloon release

    “He will be missed:” Family, friends release balloons for man killed in two-vehicle crash

    MILWAUKEE — It’s been one month since a stolen car crashed into another vehicle, killing two men on Milwaukee’s north side. Saturday, January 30th the family of one of those men came together for a vigil. Terry Jackson and Darrell Thompson, died in a two-vehicle collision at Sherman and Roosevelt on Wednesday, December 30th. The driver of the car who hit them is behind bars. At Glen Oaks Cemetery in Milwaukee, a solemn memorial marks one month since the family of […]

  • Sheboygan Falls vigil

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  • Samy Mohammed Hamzeh

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