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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.

Recent Articles
  • Lambeau Field

    Wet, soggy Thanksgiving Day weather was no match for die-hard Packers fans

    GREEN BAY –A legendary stadium hosting a legendary game. And honoring two legendary players — Lambeau Field was all lit up Thanksgiving night. Fans in Green Bay, while wet, say it’s well worth the wait. It’s the first home Packers Thanksgiving game in more than 90 years. In a downpour, fans say the weather to honor two legends is perfect. The rain was not a problem for those tailgating ahead of the game. The people who frequent these lots are used […]

  • Randal family evicted near 51st and Center

    Family evicted, building deemed unlivable: Landlord cannot fix problems, he was murdered

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee family has been forced to leave their apartment. Their building has been declared unlivable. The landlord was required to fix problems in the building — but that landlord was murdered! Some renters tell FOX6 News they thought they had absolutely no ties to a recent shooting, but now, their lives have been turned upside down. For seven months, Christopher Randle, his fiancee and two young children have lived in an apartment building near 51st and Center in […]

  • Benjamin Dehn

    Homicide charges filed after man’s overdose death — but not against his heroin dealer

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — A Sheboygan Falls man is being held responsible for a heroin overdose death — but he’s not the dealer. Prosecutors say he provided a ride to the victim who would eventually lose his life. Prosecutors say Benjamin Dehn met a man near I-43 and Brown Deer Road — to drive him to Milwaukee to buy drugs. Prosecutors are now holding Dehn responsible for the man’s overdose death. Gail Hunkins of Howards Grove is holding on to special gifts from […]

  • Kohler Company strike

    Kohler Company sees biggest picket line yet: “We just want a fair contract”

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — The first measurable snowfall is not stopping a huge picket outside the Kohler Company in Sheboygan County. Nearly a week into a strike, Saturday, November 21st marked the largest demonstrations. In the normally sleepy Village of Kohler, there is extra noise. Six days into a strike at Kohler Co., thousands more join the picket lines outside the plant. Unions from around the region are standing side by side with United Auto Workers Local 833. “We don’t want […]

  • Lake Geneva snow

    “I think it looks nice:” First significant snow falls in Wisconsin, piles up in Lake Geneva

    WALWORTH — The snow is already starting to pile up in some areas Friday evening, November 20th. In Walworth County, it’s been snowing since before 6:00 p.m. Waiting can be the hardest part and in Lake Geneva, there is anticipation it may end up the area hardest hit. Bob Eyler and his kids are now prepared for a Saturday of sledding. Most of the other customers at Dunn Lumber and True Value Hardware, have come for the more dreaded tasks. […]

  • Kamel Harris, Danyelle Foggs

    Police want to talk with two people after dismembered toddler found in lagoon; one could be in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO — Police investigators in Chicago want to talk with two people who were entrusted to care for a two-year-old child before he disappeared. That child’s remains were found in September in a lagoon in Garfield Park. Investigators believe one of the two people they want to talk with could be in Milwaukee. The boy’s head, hands and feet were discovered by a park visitor in September. DNA was used to identify the child as Kyrian Knox of Rockford, Illinois. […]

  • Fight at McDonald's in Menomonee Falls

    Fast food fisticuffs! Drive-thru order for Chicken McNuggets leads to punches thrown

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Fast food fisticuffs! An order given at a McDonald’s drive-thru ended up being wrong — but you could say what happened next was even more wrong! We’ve all had trouble at times hearing the fast food worker through the drive-thru machine. Menomonee Falls police say it happened recently at a McDonald’s on Appleton Avenue — and it led to punches being thrown. Police aren’t “lovin'” what happened at the restaurant — an incident that was caught on […]

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    Closure of Johnson Controls facility costing 277 jobs, and also, $1M worth of YOUR tax dollars

    GLENDALE — Johnson Controls is closing its “Milwaukee Business Center” on N. Lydell Avenue, and that means 277 people will be out of a job. FOX6 News has learned your tax dollars may have gone down the drain as well. The closure will impact 277 employees between January 26th and June 30th, 2016. FOX6 News has learned there may be more people losing out as a result of this announcement than just these workers. Since 2014, Johnson Controls has received more […]

  • Middleton Fire Department drone

    “A life-saving tool:” Drone assists with arrest in Middleton; more and more agencies using them

    MIDDLETON — When it happened, they had no idea they were the first ever to do it. Officials with a fire department in Wisconsin say they would not be surprised if agencies across the state follow in their footsteps. The Middleton Fire Department has a lot to be proud of.  Besides being the largest volunteer-based department in the state, firefighters are equipped with some of the newest technologies on the market. “Technology is key for us,” says Aaron Harris. But even […]

  • UWM University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    UW-Milwaukee, Marquette makes sure students studying abroad in Paris, France are safe

    MILWAUKEE — The Paris attacks have several families with Milwaukee ties worried. More than a dozen Milwaukee based students are studying abroad and not all have reached out to their schools to say they are safe. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee says they are still waiting to hear from four students in France. However, they say there is no reason to believe they have been harmed. The images are haunting as the death toll rises in Paris. And while it may […]

  • Gary Klotz

    “I would never expect that:” Sex offender, living in RV, accused of lewd acts in “Park & Ride” lot

    PEWAUKEE — A convicted sex offender has been arrested again, and what he’s accused of doing is shocking — but where he allegedly did it, is even more disturbing. A “Park and Ride” lot in Pewaukee is part of a daily routine for many. It serves as a spot to drop off the car on the way to work, before jumping on a bus. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department says the rules are usually followed at the “Park and Ride” lot — […]

  • Protesters in downtown Milwaukee

    Hundreds march Milwaukee’s streets together, but did not share same concerns

    MILWAUKEE — There were plenty of fireworks outside of the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday evening. As many as 1,200 people took to the streets of Milwaukee to protest everything from $15 an hour to pension reform. The journey of the protesters began for most at City Hall — just a few blocks from the Milwaukee Theatre. While they marched together, it was very clear they did not all share the same voice or concerns. “America has a race problem […]


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