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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.

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  • Steven Zelich

    “I’m always professional and gentlemanly:” In audio recordings, West Allis Police Chief confronts Steven Zelich

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — For the first time, we are hearing from the former West Allis police officer accused of hiding two bodies in suitcases — and dumping them in the Town of Geneva. The West Allis Police Department released audio recordings from when Zelich was an officer there in 2001 — following an incident that eventually led to his resignation. The audio recordings share a conversation between the West Allis Police Chief and Steven Zelich. In them, the chief […]

  • Hoyt Rescue

    14-year-old boy pulled from Menomonee River has died

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — It all happened down a path, in the river — a busy afternoon at the park, turned tragic. The Milwaukee Medical Examiner confirms that the 14-year-old boy who was pulled from the water, had a pulse when being transported to the hospital, but has now died. An unexpected scene at a Wauwatosa park — lights and sirens change the mood from carefree, to concern. “The sheriffs were out here,” says witness Jodie Dandridge. “I thought they were […]

  • Zoo Interchange

    Shut down for 54 hours: “We have a full-freeway closure in both directions on I-94″

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Friday night, July 18th is the night —  Crews have started getting in to position. They are ready to move all of the equipment on the roads and let the work begin, as the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project causes the closure of a segment of Interstate 94. The Starbucks parking lot on the west side of Highway 100, just north of the freeway, is about as close as people want to get to the construction work. “To […]

  • Marina Dimitrijevic

    “You’re shocked!” County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic at the Courthouse just 16 times in two months

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Records reveal Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic swiped her key card at the Milwaukee County Courthouse just 16 times in a two-month period of time — and it’s drawing controversy. For more than a year, there’s been a heated debate regarding the jobs of Milwaukee County Supervisors. “Everyone talks about how much the county supervisors work. Is it full-time? Is it part-time?” Joe Trawitzki said. Trawitzki, a Bay View lawyer, took it upon himself to find […]

  • waukesha burglary suspects

    Sense of security shaken: Three teenagers accused of stealing dozens of items from several homes

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Three teenagers, dozens of stolen items and an alleged night of crime! Waukesha police say they’ve caught the suspects responsible for taking things like iPads…and guns! Two of the teenage suspects were in court in Waukesha County on Wednesday, July 16th. Meanwhile, a victim says he’s happy to learn of the arrests, but his sense of security is shaken. “It’s nice (on the south side of Waukesha). It really is. We’ve never had any issues,” a burglary […]

  • Zoo Interchange

    “We should be fine:” First responders say thanks to preparation, full freeway closure shouldn’t be a problem

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Preparing for closed roads, backups and delays! I-94 will be shut down in both directions from the Zoo Interchange to Highway 100 this weekend. That means detours and a lot of planning. It also means first responders have to adjust their routes. In a job where every second counts, and speed is everything, Bell Ambulance paramedic Scott Mickelsen stays focused on getting to the emergency. “First things first is get to the scene safely and efficiently. When a […]

  • Sierra Guyton

    Sierra Guyton has died nearly two months after being shot on playground

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned from Bridgette Perry, Sierra Guyton’s grandmother, that Sierra has died. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated Guyton was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, July 13th. On May 21st, 10-year-old girl Sierra Guyton was at the Clarke Street playground, just across the street from her house. She was caught in-between, as two men allegedly engaged gunfire, and was shot and wounded. In a conversation with FOX6′s […]

  • Jean Segura

    9-month-old son of Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura passes away

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The nine-month-old son of Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura passed away on Friday, July 11th. The circumstances of the death have not been released. The fans pack in to Miller Park — they try to take part in the pre-game fun, but there’s an obvious cloud hanging over the game. Segura, 24, is now on his way to the Dominican Republic — on bereavement leave. Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke says there is no time-table for his return. […]

  • Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

    Sikh Temple mass shooting: Where have all the donations gone?

    OAK CREEK (WITI) — Close to two years after the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, questions are being raised about where all the donations have gone. After a gunman walked into the Oak Creek Sikh Temple, killing six people and wounding three others, donations poured in. Now, in the wake of another anniversary, one victim wants answers about all that money. “We are just asking them the questions,” says the attorney of Santokh Singh, […]

  • jumper

    “Life is short. You gotta have fun:” Man cited for jumping from 140-foot construction crane

    SHEBOYGAN CO. (WITI) — A 140-foot jump with just a rope and a helmet. A daredevil took an insane leap from a massive crane at the Acuity construction site along I-43 on the Fourth of July, and when it was over, Sheboygan County authorities handed him a citation. 26-year-old Nick Propson is a self-proclaimed daredevil. He has jumped from billboards to bridges, but police say this time, he crossed the line. There is no height too high, no jump too […]

  • rj monroe

    “Can’t explain how difficult it is — losing your child:” Mom makes PSAs after son dies playing Choking Game

    RACINE (WITI) — A tragedy is being turned into a learning experience. A Racine mom is trying to drum up awareness about “The Choking Game” after her son died playing the game. She says she’s hopeful a new PSA will open some eyes to The Choking Game’s dangers. Jeana Monroe’s son is buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine. “I can’t come very much. I can’t explain how difficult it is — losing your child,” Monroe said. It was […]

  • Courtesy: Kenosha Area Fire Rescue Scanner

    It’s happened again! Vehicle collides with train in Pleasant Prairie, 28-year-old driver hurt

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE (WITI) — It has happened again! A vehicle collided with a train in Pleasant Prairie early Tuesday morning, July 8th. This is the second time in two weeks that this has happened at this railroad crossing in Pleasant Prairie. It’s a crossing local officials have complained about for years. The latest incident happened just after 4:30 a.m. when the vehicle, which was traveling southbound on 88th Ave., struck the train. The train was stopped at the time while it […]