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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
  • Dean Stamm

    “Got drunk and tried to kill myself:” Waukesha man accused of pointing gun at police

    WAUKESHA — Prosecutors say he wanted to die by having the cops shoot him — and he almost got his wish. But it was the police who were afraid to lose his life. FOX6 News is learning new details Friday, February 5th as the suspect, 51-year-old Dean Stamm, made his first court appearance. There are signs of what happened Sunday night, January 24th after prosecutors say Stamm pointed an assault rifle at police. Prosecutors say Stamm’s girlfriend called police to say […]

  • 23-year-old woman dies after she was hit by a vehicle in Waukesha

    23-year-old woman dies after she was hit by vehicle in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha police say a 23-year-old woman died after she was struck by a vehicle on Thursday evening, February 4th near the intersection of Highway 164 and Sunset. It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Police say when first responders arrived at the scene, they located the woman who had been hit by a vehicle. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, and the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. PHOTO GALLERY: A Waukesha Police Accident Reconstruction Specialist was called in to investigate […]

  • Heather Ahles

    Sheboygan officers punched, bitten while trying to arrest woman with no prior record

    SHEBOYGAN — She seemed unstoppable. That’s how a Sheboygan police officer described an arrest that turned violent. Two Sheboygan police officers ended up in the hospital after a Taser didn’t even seem to work! Heather Ahles of Sheboygan has no previous criminal record, but the 41-year-old woman is accused of sending two police officers to the hospital. She is now facing two counts of battery or threat to a judge, prosecutor, or law enforcement officer. “She has a large goose egg, […]

  • Maki Family (GoFundMe page)

    Two children dead, one critical after Sheboygan Falls house fire: “No words to describe it”

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS — A horrific tragedy in Sheboygan Falls — officials say two children died after a house fire on Tuesday night, January 26th, and a third child is being treated for critical injuries. Firefighters were called out to the home near 5th and Western Avenue around 9:00 p.m. When crews arrived on scene, they made contact with a nine-year-old child who was able to escape the home safely after being alerted by an 11-year-old sibling. Authorities say the 11-year-old child […]

  • Racine

    “They are never off duty:” Driver attempts to flee scene after smashing into well-known Racine officer

    RACINE — Racine police say a driver smashed into the back of a vehicle and tried to flee the scene. That turned out to be a very bad move in part because of who they hit. Turns out, it was an off-duty Racine police officer who was struck and not just any officer — a person whose face we see a lot. It is one of Racine’s most traveled roads. “This is normally a very busy road,” said Cindy Peterson, Racine. […]

  • New Berlin West High School

    “Staffing changes at New Berlin West High School:” At least one teacher on administrative leave

    NEW BERLIN — Nearly a year after a New Berlin West High School basketball coach was arrested and accused of possessing marijuana on school property and fired, FOX6 News has learned of new issues at the school. Another internal investigation is underway. FOX6 News has learned at least one teacher has been placed on administrative leave. Dave Maxey, president of the School District of New Berlin’s Board of Education is calling this a personnel matter. A statement from the School […]

  • DOJ public listening session

    “We don’t have a safe city:” DOJ hosts open forum asking public for feedback on MPD

    MILWAUKEE — It was a chance for the people of Milwaukee to speak their mind about their police department and its officers. As part of a two-year U.S. Department of Justice review of the Milwaukee Police Department, a public listening session was held Thursday evening, January 21st. The public listening session began at 6:00 p.m., and the theme of the night was: distrust. Not just distrust in the Milwaukee Police Department, but also, distrust in the DOJ. This, as DOJ […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    READ IT: Governor Scott Walker’s sixth State of the State address

    MADISON — Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, January 19th delivered his 2016 State of the State address. Below is Governor Walker’s address as prepared for delivery:  The state of our state is strong.  We are moving Wisconsin forward.  Think about these simple facts:  There are more people working in Wisconsin than at nearly any other point in our history; state finances are stable; our school students are doing well overall; college tuition is frozen; and property and income taxes are down from […]

  • Alderman Joe Davis

    Alderman claims city could have prevented Walmart store closure: “It doesn’t make sense”

    MILWAUKEE — One Milwaukee alderman is accusing the city of not doing enough to save a Walmart store and nearly 300 jobs. Alderman Joe Davis says the city could have prevented this but they disagree. Four stores learned the bad news in our area Friday morning, January 15th including the Walmart located in Midtown Center on W. Hope Avenue. There is disagreement whether or not one of the stores could have been saved. “They shut certain departments down already,” said a […]

  • Lincoln Hills School

    Two senators from Milwaukee visit Lincoln Hills, juvenile correctional facility investigated for abuse

    IRMA — Two Wisconsin lawmakers from Milwaukee on Thursday, January 14th visited a juvenile correctional institution that is being investigated for abuse. The investigation includes the FBI. Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) were joined by family members of residents of the Lincoln Hills School in Irma. The senators held listening sessions with the juveniles that live at the facility about how they are being treated. More than half of the population of juveniles at Lincoln […]

  • Powerball

    Wisconsin Lottery: So let’s say you win the Powerball; here’s what you should do next

    MILWAUKEE — Wednesday night, January 13th may be the pinnacle of the Powerball hysteria. (Unless, of course, no one wins.) The next drawing is at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesday, and there will probably be at least one winner for the record-shattering $1.5 billion jackpot that’s up for grabs. So let’s say it’s 10:00 p.m. and you learn you’re holding a winning Powerball ticket. Lottery officials have some quick tips about what to do next. Sign your ticket and keep it in a […]

  • Fire near Hopkins & Fairmount

    A dozen people from eight families displaced by fire that may have been sparked by space heater

    MILWAUKEE — Firefighters say an attempt to stay warm resulted in a dozen people losing their home on Tuesday, January 12th. Firefighters battled a fire at a 16-unit apartment building near Hopkins and Fairmount that officials say was likely sparked by a space heater. With bitterly cold temperatures on Tuesday evening and Tuesday night, officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department said it may have been someone’s effort to stay warm inside that sparked a fire that left a dozen people […]

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