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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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  • Officer-involved shooting (Glendale police officer & suspect injured)

    Porsche stolen during test drive leads to pursuit, which ends in crash and officer-involved shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a Glendale police officer and a suspect were injured in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon, August 1st near 13th and W. Cottage. The shooting was preceded by a vehicle theft and pursuit. Glendale police say this all began minutes before 1:00 p.m. when a 28-year-old Milwaukee man stole a Porsche at gunpoint from a Concours Motors employee in the 6400 block of N. Green Bay Road. We’re told the vehicle theft occurred during […]

  • Mickey Singarath

    Accused of shooting & killing Jay Ro, man tells police he only wanted money, and he’s “sorry”

    MILWAUKEE — A 22-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with felony murder in connection with the death of 48-year-old Jay Ro, who was shot and killed inside his home near 30th and Cherry on June 25th. The accused is Mickey Singarath. Jay Ro was killed in his home early on the morning of June 25th. Police said two suspected armed robbers were able to get into the home after Ro’s 11-year-old son was tricked into thinking they were there to […]

  • Juvenile detention center

    Searched 3 times, yet teen able to smuggle gun into Juvenile Justice Center

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County officials are trying to figure out how a loaded gun was smuggled into the county’s Juvenile Justice Center. FOX6 News is told the gun was brought into the facility by a teenager arrested for being in a stolen vehicle. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says the 16-year-old was searched three times — twice by Milwaukee police and once by someone at the detention center. No weapon was found during those searches. The gun was discovered when […]

  • Wind Lake

    Drowning at Wind Lake in Racine County, crews search for 77-year-old man

    RACINE COUNTY — A drowning at Wind Lake in Racine. Crews have been searching the water since shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29th after a man went missing after trying to recover something that he dropped out of a pontoon. This has turned from a rescue to a recovery effort. According to the Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, a 77-year-old man was on the water in a pontoon boat with his wife and two dogs. The Racine County […]

  • National Ace Hardware

    “It’s going to be neat:” Arena bill approved, Ace Hardware near Park East to be revitalized

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday, July 28th passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote. The measure now goes to Governor Scott Walker — who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. The Wisconsin Senate passed the bill on July 15th with a 21-10 vote. A new arena could mean more business in downtown Milwaukee. FOX6 News […]

  • Community march

    “No more shootings, no more killings:” Community marches in an effort to end Milwaukee’s violence

    MILWAUKEE — On the heels of Milwaukee’s 90th murder, people march in the streets asking for an end. The homicide rate has already surpassed last year’s total, and those affected by violence stood up and asked others to take a stand. Saturday’s march was made up of several people from across the community, including friends and family of people who’ve lost loved ones to violence. They say, they are just fed up. “We have to get active. This is about […]

  • Police presence at 30th and Fairmount Saturday, July 25th

    “Milwaukee Lion” believed spotted near 30th & Fairmount, MADACC responds to scene

    MILWAUKEE — Sources tell FOX6 News the “Milwaukee Lion” may have been found. A large police presence is in the area near 30th and Fairmount as well as 32nd and Cameron on Saturday night, July 25th. Police have confirmed around 7:15 p.m. officers responded to the area of a confirmed sighting of a “lion-like animal.” The area was contained but the animal was not located. Sources tell FOX6 News, MADACC has reported they are responding to the area with tranquilizer […]

  • vandalism

    “Is my home going to be next?” Vandals sweep through south side neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — Spray paint, eggs and even pancake batter. Vandals targeted a neighborhood on Milwaukee’s south side. Neighbors say the vandalism has been happening for about a month. It started off small, but this week got worse. “Very unusual incident,” said Patricia Bigelow, neighbor. A quiet neighborhood near 27th and Vogel has recently become the target of vandals. “I’ve never heard of anything like that happening in our neighborhood. I woke up to see my home was TP’d,” said Bigelow. […]

  • Steven Timothy Snyder

    New documents suggest suspect shot by Trooper Casper spoke of ‘going out in a blaze of glory’

    FOND DU LAC — Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney on Thursday, July 23rd called rookie Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Trevor Casper, who died on March 24th in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect ‘heroic,’ and ruled his use of force was justified. Toney said the suspect, Steven Snyder, was ‘heavily armed.’ Documents now released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice are revealing disturbing details about Snyder’s background. Earlier this week, the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office linked Snyder to nine […]

  • Angelo Young

    Family members say Angelo Young, a recent Rufus King graduate, robbed & shot on way home from work

    MILWAUKEE — A bright future — now gone. Milwaukee police say 18-year-old Angelo Young died at the hospital on Wednesday, July 22nd after he was shot in the 200 block of E. Garfield Avenue on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday. Officers responded to a 911 call, and located Young suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Young’s family members tell FOX6 News he was robbed and then shot. Young was a 2015 graduate of Rufus King High School […]

  • Dontre Hamilton

    Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Moore issue letter over “lack of expedience” in federal review of Dontre Hamilton case

    MILWAUKEE — Last week, the attorney for the family of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a former Milwaukee police officer in April 2014 in Red Arrow Park said Hamilton’s family is frustrated a federal review of the case by the United States Department of Justice is taking so long. The federal investigation launched seven months ago — and there has been no conclusion. This week, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Gwen Moore expressed similar concern — […]

  • Favre Hall of Fame induction

    “We were waiting for Brett to come home:” Emotional day in Titletown for Favre’s Hall of Fame induction

    GREEN BAY — Brett Favre was asking earlier today if he thought he would get emotional during his Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He said he thought this event was more of a celebration and not necessarily an emotional one. That feeling quickly changed as he was greeted by roars and chants from the fans. In a sea of green and gold you will stick out if you’re not in uniform. Ricardo Salazar was just, perhaps, suited up in the wrong […]

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