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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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    “It is just shocking:” Plane involved in fatal crash at Timmerman Airport has eerily similar details to other wrecks

    MILWAUKEE — As the Federal Aviation authorities continue their investigation, we are learning new clues into what may have caused the crash at Timmerman Airport on Wednesday, July 29th. In fact, the air craft has had similar wrecks over the years and that caught the eyes of aviation experts. A pilot tells FOX6 News, he’s always envied those who owned the French made plane that crashed at Timmerman. French authorities say the SOCATA TBM 700 has a history of crashing […]

  • Timmerman Airport plane crash

    “It hit the ground and burst into flames:” Witnesses recount moments leading up to deadly plane crash

    MILWAUKEE — One Milwaukee taxi driver witnessed the entire place crash at Timmerman Airport on Wednesday evening, July 29th. In fact, he was there to pick up the passengers from the plane. The taxi driver was waiting in a parking lot when he says he saw the plane make an awkward, hard landing, bounced twice and went back into the air — moments later the flight ended in tragedy. From the Timmerman Field parking lot, it was a ride into […]

  • Bucks arena funding proposal

    Bucks arena funding plan passes in Madison, and now, it’s up to the city and county to approve their portions

    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. “It’s a very significant day for Milwaukee, for southeastern Wisconsin,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. Mayor Barrett said Tuesday the next vote for the city/county […]

  • Donald Trump

    “Finally I can attack him:” Donald Trump says gloves are off when it comes to Scott Walker

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Donald Trump has made another remark at a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He says it’s open attack season, after a move by one of Walker’s supporters. “I read this horrible statement on his fundraiser about Trump, and I say ‘oh finally, I can attack him. Finally,” said Trump. Trump, making the comments after the Wall Street Journal reports a top Walker fundraiser called the billionaire a ‘dumb dumb.’ In an invitation for a Walker event, the […]

  • homie5

    Dog shot mistaken for ‘Milwaukee Lion’ reunited with owner, but his road to recovery isn’t over

    MILWAUKEE — The dog who may have been shot after being mistaken for a lion is still recovering tonight. But there is good news, the dog’s owner has been found! Thanks to some help from animal lovers, the animal’s home is getting help for mounting medical bills. The dog is not out of the woods just yet, he still needs another surgery next week. A procedure his owner normally would not be able to pay for. Luckily, we’re one stop […]

  • Trevor Casper

    “Undeniably a hero:” DA says Trooper Casper’s use of force justified in shooting of bank robbery suspect

    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.’ A memorial for 21-year-old Casper sits at the site where the shootout happened in Fond du Lac. Casper always wanted to be a trooper, and […]

  • Milwaukee Lion

    “Be very, very careful:” After seeing video, big cat expert thinks ‘Milwaukee Lion’ is a cougar, and a pet

    MILWAUKEE — Since receiving an initial call on Monday, July 20th regarding a possible lion near Garfield and Palmer in Milwaukee, MPD has taken about two dozen calls from concerned citizens who say they’ve seen the lion. MPD says all reported sightings have been on the city’s north side — and officers have investigated each call. So far, nothing has been found. Is it possible the ‘Milwaukee Lion’ is in someone’s basement? That’s what one large cat expert says could […]

  • Milwaukee Lion

    Video surfaces showing possible lion in Milwaukee; Chief Flynn says “We’re treating it seriously”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say they are treating these reports regarding a possible lion in Milwaukee as “credible.” Video surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be a big cat sauntering through a neighborhood. The woman who shot the video planned to grill out on Tuesday evening — but with a baseball bat nearby — just in case. Police and wildlife officials are trying to determine what it is that the woman caught on camera. Kelly Brooks says a strange footprint appeared […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Scott Walker backs Senator McCain; responds to Trump’s controversial ‘war hero’ comments

    AMES, IA — One week into his presidential campaign Governor Scott Walker is focusing on Iowa. The state is crucial for Walker to win a republican nomination, but it was another candidate making headlines today in the state. He is promising to visit all 99 Iowa counties. Just a week since officially launching his presidential campaign, Governor Walker is spending the weekend touring the state. Saturday’s biggest stop, in Ames for the Family Leadership Summit. “I have fought and I […]

  • Arena

    Needing to come up with $55 million dollars, county still plans to sell Park East land for $1

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — With the Senate’s passage of a funding bill for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee County is stuck with a $55 million bill — with no solution as to how to come up with the cash. The bill approved by the Senate eliminated a provision that would have used existing, unpaid debt to pay for the county’s portion of the financing plan. This move essentially leaves Milwaukee County with a $4 million hole in the […]

  • •	The arena and entertainment live block anchor an ambitious new vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses. 
•	Fronting existing Fourth Street and proximate to Old World Third Street, the site connects to the greater Milwaukee community including across the Milwaukee river to the vibrant downtown core.

    Senate passes funding bill for Milwaukee Bucks arena in 21-10 vote; Assembly up next

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, July 15th passed Senate Bill 209 — a funding plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The vote was 21-10 to approve $250 million in public funding for the arena. The bipartisan agreement came with some last-minute changes — changes not everyone is happy with. The Assembly will take up the arena funding proposal next — but it is unclear exactly when at this point. Assembly leaders issued a joint […]

  • Governor Walker

    Governor Walker speaks for the first time after filing for 2016 presidential race

    MENOMONEE FALLS — The cat is out of the bag! Governor Scott Walker is running for president after filing the necessary paperwork on Thursday, July 2nd. Friday, July 3rd for the first time he is talking about his run. FOX6 News caught up with the governor at the Menomonee Falls July 4th Parade. He says he is running after thinking about his sons, and wanting the best country possibly for them. Governor Walker is getting a mostly positive response in […]

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