Ashley Sears


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!

Recent Articles

  • Man from South Milwaukee bound and burned to death in Atlanta

    Posted on: 8:38 pm, April 20, 2014, by

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Detectives are investigating the gruesome death of a 24-year-old man with ties to South Milwaukee, who...
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    Andre Tripps
  • Johnsonville says “bologna” to bratwurst-like sausage

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, April 19, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The European Union (EU) is in negotiations with the United States about trademarking certain food names, and...
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  • No working smoke detectors, man dies after house fire

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 09:22pm, April 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 78-year-old Leo Roethig was pulled out of a burning duplex Thursday, April 17th and died Friday, April...
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    Fatal fire at duplex near 53rd & Nash
  • Neighbors “heartbroken” elderly couple involved in murder/attempted suicide

    Posted on: 6:00 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:38pm, April 16, 2014

    OAK CREEK (WITI) — Oak Creek police say a woman was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound inside a...
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    murder suicide
  • Gov. Walker asks for your vote as he kicks off re-election campaign

    Posted on: 10:00 am, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:21pm, April 15, 2014

    MADISON (WITI) — Governor Scott Walker is running for re-election. Gov. Walker says he deserves a second term because he...
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    Governor Scott Walker
  • Unreachable for days, 19-year-old found dead by family member

    Posted on: 9:54 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:07pm, April 12, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 700 block of N. 32nd St. A man was...
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    fatal shooting
  • Winds fuel massive marsh fire in rural part of Fond du Lac County

    Posted on: 1:09 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:45pm, April 12, 2014

    BRANDON (WITI) — Several fire crews were called to the scene of a large wildfire in Fond du Lac County...
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    Marsh fire in Fond du Lac County
  • Racine Co. DA pleads guilty in drunk driving incident

    Posted on: 1:39 pm, April 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:31pm, April 10, 2014

    RACINE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete has pleaded guilty to three citations leveled...
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    Rich Chiapete
  • Two from Milwaukee headed back to Boston for this year’s marathon

    Posted on: 8:54 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Boston Marathon is considered by many to be the most prestigious marathon in the world. Last...
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  • Global lime shortage impacting bars, restaurants in Milwaukee area

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Lime prices are through the roof! They’ve shot up 600 percent! Customers are feeling the pinch at...
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  • 17 people sickened at New Berlin hotel; may be related to chlorine

    Posted on: 7:02 pm, April 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:17am, April 6, 2014

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Officials in New Berlin responded to the Holiday Inn on Beloit Road in New Berlin on Saturday evening, April...
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    New Berlin hotel incident
  • Bar owners in downtown Milwaukee hope for huge crowds Saturday

    Posted on: 8:50 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 10:19pm, April 4, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Many in Wisconsin will be celebrating on Saturday night, April 5th as the Wisconsin Badgers face Kentucky...
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