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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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  • Clifford Morgan

    Nearly a year later, police know who killed Good Samaritan during snowstorm — but he’s deceased

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  • Homicide near 19th and National Avenue

    Police: 4 in custody after death of 7-year-old boy; 1 with prior child neglect conviction

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  • Fire near Casablanca

    Casablanca employees jump into action after spotting fire on porch nearby: “That`s what neighbors are for”

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    Police: Man shot in the arm then drove to Vincent High School before he was taken to the hospital

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  • Double fatal crash in Caledonia

    39-year-old father, 9-year-old daughter killed by drunk driver in Caledonia

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  • Jury

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