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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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    RACINE — Racine police were dispatched to the Haban Manufacturing Building near Northwestern Avenue and State Street on Thursday evening, July 28th for an incident involving guns, and possibly, stolen property. The call came in shortly after 6:00 p.m. For about two hours, the area was blocked off as police investigated with their guns drawn. It was determined that there was a civil dispute between parties and shots were fired as a result of the incident. There were no injuries and nothing was […]

  • Gov. Mike Pence in Waukesha

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    WAUKESHA — It’s arguably the “red” heart of the Republican Party in Wisconsin, and on Wednesday night, July 27th, Waukesha played host to the first solo campaign stop of Gov. Mike Pence — Donald Trump’s running mate. The Indiana Republican spoke for about 30 minutes Wednesday at the Waukesha County Expo Center. For many, this was a personal introduction to Pence — a man who calls himself a Christian and a conservative — in that order. Pence came out on […]

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    “Going to be searching the mine:” Dispatch audio released after 3 boys rescued from Neda mine

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  • Officers fatally wound homicide suspect near 5th and Clarke

    “We knew something was going to happen:” Officers fatally shoot homicide suspect armed with knife

    MILWAUKEE — A man was killed after officials with the Milwaukee Police Department say he ran at officers with a knife on Milwaukee’s north side early Saturday, July 23rd. Police say he was a suspect in a fatal stabbing hours earlier. MPD officials say officers responded to the neighborhood near 5th and Clarke just before 12:30 a.m. to investigate the stabbing. The victim, a 64-year-old Milwaukee man, was stabbed by the suspect, a 49-year-old Milwaukee man. “It needs to stop. It […]

  • “Be aware:” 16 intersections in downtown Milwaukee down due to transformer issue

    MILWAUKEE — We Energies has alerted the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) that one of its transformers is experiencing some difficulties. That transformer is underground near 6th and Kilbourn. Officials say work to repair the transformer will begin Saturday morning, July 23rd. As a result, traffic signals at downtown intersections are in “flash mode” and will be turned off Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., in order to make the repairs. DPW staff is placing STOP signs at these intersections […]

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    MILWAUKEE — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat WARNING set to take effect on Thursday, July 21st at noon and continue through Friday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. for most of southeastern Wisconsin. The heat shouldn’t be taken lightly. Officials with agencies across southeastern Wisconsin have been issuing warnings ahead of the impending heat wave, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who held a news conference Wednesday afternoon, July 20th. “It hasn’t been that hot, but it’s getting […]

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    WAUWATOSA — Supporters of a man killed by a Wauwatosa police officer are demanding key evidence be made public. They say video and audio prove Jay Anderson did nothing wrong. They went straight to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday, July 19th with a list of demands. “I still feel like this is still a nightmare to me. It’s taken a long time. We haven’t heard nothing. Nothing at all,” Star Delarosa, Anderson’s fiancee said. Delarosa’s fiance, 25-year-old Jay Anderson, […]

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    MILWAUKEE — Race and policing — it’s a conversation happening around the U.S. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn participated in a nationally televised town hall with President Barack Obama discussing the issues. Chief Flynn spoke with the President for close to four minutes about community and police relations. How to improve them and asked the President to continue the conversation. “A lot is expected of you Mr. President,” said Flynn. Flynn stood in front of President Obama and a national audience […]

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    GREENFIELD — Some are saying “stay away” to players of the popular new Pokemon Go video game for smartphones — which has surpassed 7.5 million users less than a week after its release, but there’s a spot in the Milwaukee area that’s actually encouraging Pokemon hunters to come play! Along Milwaukee’s lakefront, mixed in with the runners and bicyclists, have been crowds of people glued to their phones. Pokemon Go has surged in popularity since its release on July 6th. “I just […]

  • Red Arrow Park

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    MILWAUKEE — Protesters gathered in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday, July 12th for the second straight day — to voice their concerns over recent officer-involved shootings in Louisiana (Alton Sterling) and Minnesota (Philando Castile). The Coalition for Justice planned what they called a peaceful protest — gathering at Red Arrow Park. The planned protest got the attention of the Milwaukee Police Department. Chief Ed Flynn released a statement ahead of the planned rally and protest Tuesday. And things got heated between police and […]

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