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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
  • “A very strong case:” Police reveal how they tracked down suspects in fatal shooting of DNS worker

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn revealed on Friday, March 24th how authorities tracked down and arrested the five men suspected in the fatal shooting of a popular city employee. The victim is 64-year-old Greg Zyszkiewicz, who officials say was a beloved code enforcement specialist known to many as “Ziggy.” Zyszkiewicz was gunned down in broad daylight Wednesday, March 22nd. New information released in a news conference held by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on […]

  • Sources: 5 in custody, arrested just HOURS after city housing inspector gunned down on the job

    MILWAUKEE — Sources close to the investigation tell FOX6 News five suspects are in custody for questioning in connection with the murder of a Milwaukee housing inspector near 23rd and Cherry Wednesday, March 22nd. 64-year-old Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz, a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services “Special Enforcement Agent” was gunned down on the job in broad daylight, and he may have been the target of a carjacking, sources say. At least two of the suspects were out on bail/bond at the time. […]

  • “Messed up:” Housing inspector with 33 years experience shot, killed near 23rd and Cherry

    MILWAUKEE — A 64-year-old City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee who has worked with the department for 33 years was shot and killed near 23rd and Cherry in broad daylight on Wednesday, March 22nd. “This is a very, very, very, very horrific event, and a very, very difficult time for (the victim’s) family. It is a difficult time for the City of Milwaukee. It’s the most difficult day I’ve had as mayor to go through this, and see what […]

  • Driver of stolen Audi already in prison, but now, nearly a year after crash killed 2, NEW charges filed

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly a year after an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother were killed by the driver of a stolen vehicle — new charges have been filed, but NOT against the driver. He is already in prison. The new charges were filed against a man whose alleged actions, prosecutors say, started this tragic chain of events. “It will be a year (in May), which is crazy,” Natasha Griffin said. On May 27th, 2016, near 39th and Hadley, Griffin’s young nephew […]

  • WATCH: MCTS bus driver rescues lost 5-year-old boy, wandering with no shoes

    MILWAUKEE — An alert Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver is being praised after spotting a five-year-old boy wandering alone in Milwaukee, wearing nothing but a T-shirt, shorts and socks. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele proclaimed the week of March 13th – 19th MCTS Excellence Week, and MCTS officials highlighted some of their great employees. Denise Wilson certainly deserves the recognition after her actions on January 28th. Wilson stopped around midnight January 28th, to take a break near 60th and Center — […]

  • Lake effect snow leads to totals near 2 FEET in Racine County; digging out is taking time

    RACINE — We saw as much as 15 inches of snow in SE Wisconsin on Monday, March 13th, and it continued Tuesday for some. Those along Lake Michigan were hammered Tuesday by lake effect snow. Due to the lake effect snow, Elmwood Park in Racine County and Racine itself eclipsed Newburg for the top spots as it relates to snow totals from this storm: A FOX6 News crew in Racine on Tuesday afternoon found main roads cleared, and crews working on […]

  • “We’re dying to have it:” Milwaukee Bucks look to host NBA All-Star Game

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to bring something to town that would be a very big deal. The team announced Friday, March 10th, they will make a formal bid to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world: the NBA All-Star Game. “It should be sold. It’s a great city. The NBA should support small, mid-sized cities to bring All-Star Games,” said Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin. Bucks President Peter Feigin said the team will make formal bids […]

  • After high-profile controversy in Grafton, Bob Maronde coaching in Cudahy — and team is going to state!

    CUDAHY — He was fired over a controversy in the classroom, but rehired after the community came to his defense. Now, a well-known former Grafton music teacher is making a difference in a new community — on an incredible run. Bob Maronde’s career can be broken down in wins and losses. He lost his 40-year career in Grafton, where he was a music teacher, but he quickly got his job back after outrage from the community. He then decided to retire, […]

  • Return to Milwaukee: Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about more than his time on the court

    MILWAUKEE — He’s one of the greatest athletes ever to have played in the City of Milwaukee — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke to hundreds Thursday night, March 2nd at the Milwaukee Theatre. He spoke not just about basketball, instead the focus was his faith. He is still the NBA scoring leader, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but on Thursday night, March 2nd, former Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did not stick to hoops. “I hope Muslims throughout the […]

  • “Nothing left:” Their son died in 2014, and now, a fire has destroyed “every memory, every picture”

    KEWASKUM — Investigators are calling a house fire in Washington County suspicious. Everything inside the home was destroyed — and the family that lives there is dealing with another heartbreaking blow. In 2014, the small community of Kewaskum was devastated over the loss of two 16-year-old boys killed in a crash. Both went to Kewaskum High School. Now, one of those families has lost everything in a house fire, and the State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate. “My […]

  • “To prevent the spread:” Lake Country School in Hartland CLOSED Wednesday, March 1 due to illness

    HARTLAND — Lake Country School in Hartland will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 1st due to an increasing number of children becoming ill over the past two days. Officials are shutting down the school so it can be cleaned, and so kids can recover. All classes and other activities are canceled for Wednesday. Employees will be working to disinfect the school. School officials said more than 20 percent of the students and 25 percent of the staff have been absent. They’ve also seen […]

  • Small plane lands short, slides off runway at Crites Field; no injuries

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Authorities tell FOX6 News a plane slid off the runway at Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field Friday evening, February 24th. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 6:48 p.m. Upon arrival, the sheriff’s office observed a 1979 Cessna 340 Twin Prop plane with substantial damage on the left side. According to Crites Field Airport Director, Kurt Stanich, the plane landed short of the runway, which caused the plane to then skid off the runway. The pilot […]