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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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  • N. Sherman & Bernhard Place

    “In broad daylight:” Man shot and killed while driving on city’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — A 34-year-old Milwaukee man was shot and killed in broad daylight near N. Sherman and W. Bernhard Place Saturday afternoon, November 28th. The man was driving down the street when someone opened fire and his car eventually crashed into a light pole. A family’s pain floods the street as loved ones gather around police tape and squads. “In broad daylight, my nephew just got shot up,” said Anthony Vance, victim’s uncle. Hit with a reality of Milwaukee violence, family says […]

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    Milwaukee’s Planned Parenthood reacts to Colorado Springs gunman attack

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three people are dead after a five-hour gun battle in Colorado Springs. One of those killed, a police officer and close to a dozen others were hurt — including several other officers. After hours of gunfire, the shooter is taken into custody. “The officers were able to shout to the suspect and make communications with him. And at that point, they were able to get him to surrender,” said Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, Colorado Springs Police. Police were called […]

  • Kohl's

    “It’s just fun:” Black Friday shoppers get a head start on holiday gift buying

    GLENDALE — Stores all across our area are bustling with shoppers trying to get the best deals on Thanksgiving. But it was a soggy start to the holiday shopping season. At the Kohl’s located in Bayshore Town Center, dozens put up with the elements. “It’s just fun, I don’t know why, it just is. I can’t explain it,” said Lisa Davenport, Milwaukee. “You wait in line with people and they’re really friendly,” said Heidi Zdrojewski. Standing outside in front of the […]

  • Carjacking victim

    “Thank God I’m alive:” Woman carjacked at gunpoint recounts terrifying ordeal

    MILWAUKEE — A Cedarburg mother becomes the victim of a carjacking. It happened near 3rd and Lincoln in Milwaukee — and the terrifying ordeal has this mother warning others. It happened in a matter of minutes. A gun was pointed at this Cedarburg mother, and her vehicle was stolen. But ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, she says she has something to be thankful for. “It’s a horrible feeling. I was just crying and screaming. I was like ‘why?'” the victim, who did not […]

  • Daquan Nichols

    “He was a good person:” Crash that killed 14-year-old boy leaves lasting trauma, especially for survivors

    MILWAUKEE — It was a violent crash with deadly consequences. A 14-year-old boy lost his life in a crash this past weekend. There were four young boys in the vehicle at the time of the crash — none of them old enough to drive. Now, we’re hearing from one of the boys regarding the moment he realized the worst had happened. “I was just trying to wake him up,” Justin Smith said. Fighting back tears, Smith on Tuesday, November 24th […]

  • Saturday snow

    Folks enjoy a day in the snow, while others wish they stayed indoors

    MILWAUKEE — Across the area, people reveled in the beauty of the snow but with the good, there is bad. Several crashes were reported in Milwaukee and Racine Counties, but people are still trying to make the most of the weather. The first snowfall of the season can often seem magical. “We woke up, we looked outside and it was full of snow,” said Adrianna Wilson, at the park with her family. And through the eyes of a child, this […]

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    “Anxious for the snow:” Southeast Wisconsin braces for first measurable snowfall

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Snow preps are underway in Milwaukee County. People made some last minute purchases to get ready for the first snowfall on Friday night, November 20th. At Harry’s Ace Hardware in Franklin, a busy week continues as customers pick up snow scrapers, brushes and shovels. Harry Gil has been loving it. The store owner says, this is his favorite time of the year because snow and cold weather are good for business. On the floor, salt and snow melt […]

  • Nate Hamilton arrest

    Celebration disrupted: Nate Hamilton, four others arrested at Milwaukee tree lighting

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police arrested Nate Hamilton and four other members of the Coalition for Justice at the annual city/county tree lighting ceremony in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday, November 19th. They were arrested for disorderly conduct. Hundreds came out to watch the tree lighting ceremony, but the songs of children competed with the chants of protesters. The Coalition for Justice led the demonstration — angered by a recent decision not to federally charge former Milwaukee police officer, Christopher Manney, for the shooting […]

  • Lux Tavern

    Popular bar vandalized by a stranger: Its owners now trying to turn a negative into a positive

    MILWAUKEE — A popular tavern has been vandalized by a stranger. Surveillance video shows a man busting the windows with a metal rod — before fleeing the scene. The tavern’s owners are dumbfounded by it all, but they’re trying to turn something negative into something positive. It happened at a bar in Bronzville — near Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Center Street. It’s a tavern that’s popular at night. “The customers love us. We love the customers,” Thomas Holmes II […]

  • MU vigil for Paris

    Prayers for Paris: Vigil held on Marquette campus as former ambassador to Syria speaks

    MILWAUKEE — Prayers for Paris continue here in Milwaukee, five days after 129 people were killed in a series of terror attacks there. A vigil was held on Tuesday, November 17th on the Marquette University campus — on the same day the former ambassador to Syria spoke there. At the Marquette Student Union on Tuesday evening, folks gathered to pray for peace — remembering the victims of the terror attacks in Paris. This, as focus around the world has turned […]

  • New video shows Corey Kirkwood lighting up an American flag

    Did Corey Kirkwood set fire to American flag outside GOP debate? New video has come to light

    MILWAUKEE — Corey Kirkwood says he’s not the one who lit an American flag on fire as hundreds of protesters took to the streets of downtown Milwaukee during the GOP debate on Tuesday, November 10th. But a local talk show host is begging to differ — as new video has come to light. Did he or didn’t he? The flag burning controversy continues. Kirkwood, the man at the center of this controversy, denies he lit a flag on fire outside […]

  • Corey Kirkwood standing on American flag

    Accused of burning flag during protest, man admits to prior arson conviction, denies he lit up flag

    MILWAUKEE — In the heat of protests outside the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday evening, November 10th, FOX6 cameras captured an American flag on fire. The video has since gone viral — but now, the man at the center of it says he didn’t do it. Hundreds took to the streets of downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday evening — protesting in support of a number of different issues. One small group is now getting the most attention. Corey Kirkwood […]


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