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It is a dream to be able to tell stories for a living. Since joining the Fox 6 team in April of 2011, I am thrilled to be working, living, and telling the stories of Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin.

I’m not a Midwesterner by blood, but have lived here for all of my professional television career. I am proud to call the East Side of Milwaukee my home. Let me tell you how I got here.

I grew up in a small town in northwest Connecticut. My high school graduating class was 89 people. So I consider myself a small town kid. While I grew up a lifelong UConn fan, I decided to pursue my passion for broadcasting at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Four years later, with a degree in broadcast journalism in hand (and no job), I decided to trek across the country on a bicycle with friends. While I had no prior biking experience (except around my driveway when I was 10) I survived the summer long trek from Connecticut to San Francisco. In the process I helped raise thousands of dollars for habitat for humanity.

When I made it back to Connecticut I realized maybe I better start sending out resumes. My first bite was in Springfield, Illinois. While I had no friends or family within an 8 hour drive, I took the job over the phone and took a chance.

I haven't looked back since. As a general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate WICS I covered the rise of Barack Obama, the fall of Rod Blagojevich, and everything from tornadoes to relays. Eventually I was asked if I would like to take a job as the weekend anchor at our sister station in Champaign. I jumped at the chance.

I arrived at WICD just in time for one of the largest scandals in the history of the University of Illinois. I covered the downfall of the school's president after students with political ties were allegedly given special treatment in the admissions process. In Champaign, I learned to appreciate Big Ten sports. I also happened to fall in love with a reporter from the competition. I am lucky Ashley Sears not only agreed to marry me, but also is no longer competing against me. Ashley is a general assignment reporter here at Fox 6! We no longer fight about who got the exclusive over who.

You can find me anchoring Friday and Saturday nights here at Fox 6. During the week I may be anywhere from Lake Geneva to Sheboygan or Milwaukee to Madison as a general assignment reporter. I am addicted to social networking and hope you'll add me as a friend on Facebook and Twitter. Email me anytime if you have a story idea or want to share some advice on the best Mexican restaurant in town (my favorite).

I look forward to hearing from you.


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    Long road to rejection: Walker’s decision not to roll the dice on proposed Kenosha casino

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Governor Walker has rejected the plan to build a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha. He says it could put tax payers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars. Some of his closest allies though, disagree. With gambling there are always winners and losers — this decision was no different. The Potawatomi of course is celebrating today’s announcement, but further south, there is a very different mood. “I cannot put the taxpayers of this […]

  • Surveillance

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Thieves raid family home, surveillance footage could help solve the crime

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A family says thieves got away with a gun, bow and arrow and thousands of dollars in electronics. But they made a mistake, and a pink backpack may help lead to their arrest. They thought no one was looking, but they were wrong. Turns out the burglars forgot to scope out the neighbors house as well. It is the American dream. Even though you may start with a little, this is a land of opportunity. For a […]

  • Bo Morrison

    Nearly three years later, a lawsuit has been filed in the shooting death of 20-year-old Bo Morrison

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A lawsuit has been filed in connection with the death of Bo Morrison. 20-year-old Morrison was shot and killed on March 3rd, 2012 in Slinger. Hours after police busted an underage drinking party on Kettle Moraine Drive in Slinger, police were called back to the neighborhood by homeowner Adam Kind. There, they found Bo Morrison dead inside Adam Kind’s enclosed porch. Morrison had suffered a fatal gunshot wound — shot by Adam Kind as he was allegedly […]

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    Congresswoman Gwen Moore falls over the holidays, suffers two broken feet & a broken arm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITI) — Eric Harris, Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s press secretary tells FOX6 News the Congresswoman is injured after falling outside her daughter’s home over the holidays. Congresswoman Moore has two broken feet and a broken arm. Harris calls Congresswoman Moore “the toughest woman I know.” We’re told Congresswoman Moore is back at work in Washington, D.C. She issued the following message on Twitter Tuesday, January 13th. When I say I fight for my constituents everyday, believe it #GetCovered #ACA […]

  • Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs rejects amendment to Wisconsin’s compact with Potawatomi

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A jackpot decision, or a $100 million gamble? The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs handed down a decision on Friday, January 9th that greatly impacts a proposed casino in Kenosha. The ruling could have a huge impact on Governor Scott Walker’s decision to build or not to build a Kenosha casino. The Bureau says it is rejecting an amendment to Wisconsin’s compact with the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe. If the amendment had been approved, it may have […]

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    Wintry weather keeps Milwaukee DPW crews busy salting and plowing all day Thursday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Snowfall on Thursday, January 8th had crews working hard clearing the roads, and some stepped up to help drivers who got stuck or involved in crashes. The snow was expected to impact the evening rush as it continued to fall into the evening. Milwaukee DPW crews were working hard to plow and salt, though they are still in “salt conservation mode.” It was slow-going Thursday as drivers navigated the snow-covered roads. A FOX6 News crew saw some struggling on the […]

  • Bruce Nason

    Bruce Nason has proof he was at the 1967 “Ice Bowl,” because he was working the camera for TV6!

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — There is a joke that for everyone who claims to have been at Lambeau Field for the 1967 “Ice Bowl,” the stadium would have had to hold a million people. In reality, a little more than 50,000 braved the cold to watch the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys. One man can prove he was there, because he was working for FOX6! Bruce Nason’s victories can be seen in the basement of his home. The now […]

  • school cancelled

    School or no school? When it’s this cold, how do school district officials make that decision?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The arctic air has moved in this week — and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an alert for the area, stating that cold temperatures and brisk winds may result in wind chills that could reach between 20 and 34 degrees below zero. A Wind Chill Advisory begins at 12 a.m. Wednesday, January 7th, through 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 8th. Following this period, there could be additional times from late Thursday night into Saturday morning with […]

  • Homicide investigation near Richards & Burleigh (Courtesy: John Gaspardo)

    Two men found dead inside home near Richards & Burleigh

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Raw emotion on the streets on Milwaukee’s north side after the first two homicides of 2015. Milwaukee police are investigating a case in which two men were found dead inside a home near N. Richards and E. Burleigh. FOX6’s Julie Collins reported shots were fired at a home in the neighborhood. Police are looking for at least one suspect, but are in the very early stages of the investigation. It is a moment no one should have to go […]

  • Christopher Manney

    “There is no logical explanation for the department’s actions:” Christopher Manney demands review of his firing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Protesters are not the only ones asking for another review of the police shooting in Red Arrow Park. The officer who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton is also asking for independent experts to take a look at the case. Former officer Christopher Manney is fighting to get his job. In documents previously released by his union, Manney says his firing was predetermined. He’s the officer at the center of months of protests. While Christopher Manney will not […]

  • Jerry Watkins

    MISSING: Milwaukee police ask for your help in search for 60-year-old Jerry Watkins

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are asking for your help to locate a missing person. 60-year-old Jerry Watkins has been missing since noon on Wednesday, December 31st. He was last seen walking in the neighborhood near 18th and State. Watkins suffers from and takes medication for dementia.  He has gone missing on previous occasions and has been located walking in various areas of the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee police say this case is particularly concerning because of the recent extreme cold weather. […]

  • uber

    Riders, beware! Uber, Lyft implementing “surge pricing” on New Year’s Eve, as demand increases

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