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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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    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and other aldermen, including Bob Donovan and Jose Perez on Tuesday afternoon, June 28th unveiled the Milwaukee Police Department’s “Summer Policing Plan” — an effort to reduce both crime and fear in the city. “All Milwaukeeans deserve a safe summer,” Barrett said. According to a statement from the Mayor’s Office, the goals of this plan include reducing crime, improving neighborhood quality of life, […]

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    Chief Flynn says Sheriff Clarke’s proposal to hire 400 new officers is unrealistic

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is not holding back. On Friday, June 24th he had some tough words at a public safety hearing on Milwaukee’s crime. One idea came with a very specific number — hire 400 new police officers. Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn says he’s not going to feud with the sheriff. He says while 400 officers would be useful, he’s not sure the idea is realistic. Every day in Milwaukee, men and women in blue hit […]

  • 37th and Burleigh

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    MILWAUKEE — It’s been one week since the tragic Orlando mass shooting. Saturday, June 18th Milwaukee came together to pay tribute to the 49 people killed in the attack. More than 100 people gathered for a bilingual vigil to remember the victims. Though the tragedy happened more than a thousand miles away, it hits close to home. The message, “Somos Orlando” — We Are Orlando. At Paliafito Park, prayers resound as a community gathers to reflect. “It’s been horrible, just […]

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    MILWAUKEE — Be the solution — that was the message across Milwaukee on Friday, June 17th. Rallies were held with the goal to not only stop the violence, but also call on the community to be positive mentors. They are two separate events with a similar message: change and change will come. “We are changing the dynamics of what’s happening in this community,” said a participant. Families filled Moody Park to promote positivist. Fathers in the crowd wore matching shirts as […]

  • Racine County body cameras

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  • Racine vigil for Orlando mass shooting victims

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