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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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    “A lot more purchases:” Amid playoff streak, Packers memorabilia sales are up

    WAUKESHA — The Green Bay Packers success means more people searching for collectibles. Fans are picking up signed jerseys, helmets and photos before the big matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. If the winning streak continues, that could mean more business for the stores that sell memorabilia. The excitement and buzz around the playoffs translates to more business for a lot of places — especially if you’re in the business of selling a piece of the Pack. At Master Z‘s […]

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    “The city closed the door on their face:” Senator Lena Taylor criticizes plan to rehab Sherman Park homes

    MILWAUKEE — A state lawmaker is speaking out against a home rehab plan in the Sherman Park neighborhood. State Senator Lena Taylor says it’s not helping the people who really need it. Senator Taylor says funds are not being used the right way and doesn’t put citizens first. The city has long said the plan will revitalize blighted homes. In the wake of riots that stunned the Sherman Park neighborhood, plans were put in place to help build it back […]

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    “Orders have been off the charts:” Packers’ success means it’s busy at Foamation, Green & Gold Zone

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers are gearing up for a big playoff matchup in Texas vs. the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, January 15th — and when you’re cheering on the green and gold, you have to have the perfect gear! From cheeseheads to T-shirts, Packers apparel has been hot. “Orders have been off the charts since the Lions victory,” Ty Foren with Foamation Inc. said. When cheering on the Packers, you don’t want to be basic. At Foamation in […]

  • Jose Luis Discua-Bados

    On the run for nearly 5 years, man accused in brutal, fatal attack on estranged wife now in custody

    MILWAUKEE — After nearly five years on the run, a fugitive is behind bars. He is accused of killing his estranged wife on Milwaukee’s south side. It was a much lesser alleged crime in another state that got him busted. “It`s surreal,” Peggy West, spokeswoman for the family of Dayana Garcia said. “It’s still very, very fresh.” In January of 2012, Jose Luis Discua-Bados is accused of committing a heinous attack on his estranged wife behind a home on the […]

  • Lambeau Field

    “Nothing like this!” Packers, Giants fans tailgate, celebrate playoff football at Lambeau Field

    GREEN BAY — For some, despite the cold, there was no place they’d rather be on Sunday, January 8th than Lambeau Field for a Green Bay Packers PLAYOFF matchup! “It`s cold, but it`s not as cold as we`ve seen,” Todd Huffman said. Fans came prepared. “Thermals, snow pants, thermals underneath, jacket,” Brian Klessig said. Klessig’s group was celebrating 15 years of tailgating at Lambeau Field! “15-year anniversary. We`ve been coming here for 15 years. It`s a special day for us!” […]

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    “Green Bay all the way!” Pep rally pumps up Packers fans ahead of Wild Card game

    GREEN BAY — Fans in Green Bay are in full party mode ahead of the Packers-Giants matchup on Sunday, January 8th. More than 1,000 people cheered on the Pack at a tailgate Saturday, January 7th. Inside the Tundra Tailgate Zone, the pep rally is firing up fans hungry for a win. “It just raises up the level of excitement just that much more,” said George Weir, Packers fan. “My prediction: we will run the table,” said Dawn Byrum, Packers fan. For […]

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    “Everybody’s just excited:” Single-digit temps don’t deter die-hard Packers fans from green and gold celebration

    GREEN BAY — The cold is not standing in the way of a good party. Packers fans cheered on their team, despite frigid temperatures ahead of Sunday’s game and a pep rally in downtown Green Bay. It might be freezing in downtown Green Bay, but the fans are fired up and cheering on the Pack before Sunday’s big matchup against the New York Giants. “Everybody’s just excited, they believe in our team,” said Gene Greening, Packers fan. For Gene Greening, […]

  • Promotional Designs

    “Take it all the way!” Businesses reap the benefits from Packers playoff run

    GREEN BAY — One Green Bay company is banking on the Packers going all the way. Green and gold success could catapult their business. The magic number is three. That’s the number of Packers wins Promotional Designs needs in order for their t-shirt business to boom. There is rarely a quiet moment at Promotional Designs in Green Bay. The embroidery and screen-printing business is constantly creating and it could be getting a whole lot busier. “It gets very exciting around […]

  • Packers fans prepare for playoff game

    “A lot of people in town!” Packers fans, business owners ready for Sunday’s big game vs. the Giants

    GREEN BAY — People were fired up in Green Bay on Thursday, January 5th ahead of the Green Bay Packers big Wild Card playoff game vs. the New York Giants set for Sunday, January 8th. It’s a game you’ll be able to watch ONLY ON FOX6! Fans are excited — and so are business owners! Staff at bars and restaurants in the Green Bay area were preparing for some busy nights ahead. FOX6 News saw some fans checking out Lambeau […]

  • Milwaukee police officer accused of driving drunk

    Sheriff’s Office: MPD officer accused of driving drunk “held badge out window” when he was pulled over

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer was arrested — accused of driving drunk over the New Year’s holiday weekend, according to a release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s officials said around 6:15 a.m. on January 1st, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by 52-year-old Michael Boden — a Milwaukee police officer — near Glenview and Bluemound for a lane deviation. According to the release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Boden refused to perform standardized field sobriety tests, and […]

  • Gus Morehouse

    “He knows better:” 22-year-old man accused of punching 2 Milwaukee police officers in the face during traffic stop

    MILWAUKEE — A traffic stop on New Year’s Day ended with two Milwaukee police officers being punched in the face! One had to be taken to the hospital. It happened near 4th and Wisconsin on Sunday, January 1st. 22-year-old Gus Morehouse was arrested after the traffic stop. He’s now facing the following charges: Battery to a law enforcement officer (two counts) Attempting to disarm a peace officer According to a criminal complaint, Morehouse was in the passenger seat of a […]

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    “It’s not worth risking:” Police amp up patrols and prepare for busy New Year’s Eve

    MILWAUKEE — Police across southeast Wisconsin want to make sure people are celebrating responsibly. For many, tonight is all about the party but law enforcement is warning if you do drink, don’t drive. There’s no way to prepare for a night like this. “Tonight is kind of unpredictable. You just don’t know how it’s going to go with traffic, the type of calls you’re going to deal with,” said Officer Michael Leeman, Brown Deer Police Department. Brown Deer Police Officer […]