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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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    “We need to keep counting:” Presidential recount in Wisconsin enters day 2

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The presidential recount in Wisconsin enters day two on Friday, December 2nd. Franklin, Oak Creek and St. Francis are among the newcomers as day two begets more bickering over ballots during the continuing recount effort in Milwaukee County. “There’s no way to determine that their, the voter’s intent was to vote for Clinton… when this voter wrote in ‘Bernie Sanders’,” said a Milwaukee County Election Commissioner. Volunteers take a tally of Milwaukee County’s contribution to the 2016 presidential […]

  • Presidential recount

    Wisconsin’s presidential election recount now underway: “We’re going to get the job done”

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years is now underway in Wisconsin — and there were some delays in Milwaukee County. The recount starting Thursday, December 1st was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Almost no one expects recounts to result in a Hillary Clinton victory over President-elect Donald Trump. Clinton trails President-elect Trump by more than 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The tiny Menominee County was the first to finish the recount Thursday — […]

  • Heroin

    “It’s alarming:” Data shows Milwaukee County on pace for record number of opioid overdose deaths

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County is on pace to “significantly eclipse” the 231 heroin and opiate overdose deaths in the county in 2015. This, according to a statement from Alderman Michael Murphy and a study conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin. “https://twitter.com/mkemedexamine/status/804165995422171136 70 fentanyl overdose deaths to date. An increase of approximately 133 percent from last year. — Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) December 1, 2016 A report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office shows through September 24th, 2016 — 191 […]

  • Green Party officials announce plan to file for vote recount

    Wisconsin Elections Commission to recount presidential votes in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a request for a recount with Wisconsin election officials. State Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas said Stein filed the request around mid-afternoon Friday, about an hour and a half ahead of a 5 p.m. CST deadline. It’s a historic move. It sets the stage for the first recount of a presidential election in Wisconsin. In Milwaukee on Friday, November 25th, the Green Party explained why it thinks the results are […]

  • Jay Anderson, Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley

    Families of Jay Anderson, Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley encourage boycott this holiday season

    WAUWATOSA — The holiday shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday — November 25th, and two separate groups are calling for boycotts. They say you can create change with your wallet. The family of Jay Anderson never thought they’d be without him on Thanksgiving. “He’s not here,” Star Delarosa, Jay Anderson’s fiancee said. His family was part of a group that marched into the Wauwatosa Police Department Wednesday, November 23rd — demanding transparency. Anderson was shot and killed on […]

  • Dabreon Jefferson

    23-year-old man charged after he confessed to stealing TV, gun, firing at officer near 27th & Ruby

    MILWAUKEE — A 23-year-old Milwaukee man has been criminally charged, accused of firing at officers during a burglary in progress near 27th and Ruby on Thursday night, November 17th. Dabreon Jefferson faces one count of burglary of a building or dwelling, and one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide. He made his initial appearance in court in this case on Tuesday, November 22nd — and according to court documents, was wanted at the time of this alleged crime. In court, probable […]

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    Milwaukee Public Museum’s “Lighting of the Whale” tradition goes dark

    MILWAUKEE — A long-time Milwaukee tradition has come to an end. At the Milwaukee Public Museum, the annual “Lighting of the Whale” kicked off the holiday season like no other place in town. This year, there will be no lights on their humpback whale skeleton — but they promise an event just as grand to celebrate. Whether it is the sounds, or trees, or lights, we have made it to one of our favorite seasons. At the Milwaukee Public Museum, […]

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    Brendan Dassey decision the talk of his hometown: “A lot of people think he should be free”

    MISHICOT — Brendan Dassey will not be home for the holidays. That was the ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago Thursday, November 17th. The court sided with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, and blocked Dassey’s release. This week, the media has been staked out, outside Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage — where Dassey is being held. After anticipation that his release was imminent, we learned Thursday Dassey will not be leaving prison this week. Now 27, Dassey was […]

  • Surveillance camera

    “Most powerful tool:” Considering home surveillance? It’s cheaper than you might think!

    MILWAUKEE — When people are acting badly, catching crooks on camera is nothing new.  From dashboards to convenience stores, there are cameras everywhere these days. Police say there is a growing trend of cameras being put up by homeowners — doing so may be more affordable than you might think. “Ultimately if a crime does occur, this is a pretty significant tool for us,” said Heather Wurth, captain at the Milwaukee Police Department. The Milwaukee Police Department has a YouTube channel where […]

  • Brendan Dassey

    State fights release of Brendan Dassey — asks that release order be put on hold

    The state of Wisconsin is asking a federal judge to put on hold his order to release a man convicted in the case featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday, November 15th asked that the order to release Brendan Dassey be put on hold. Schimel asked U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin to decide by Wednesday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. because the state will also be filing an emergency motion in the […]

  • Micki Simons returns home

    “Amazing:” Military mom serving time overseas receives special ‘welcome home’

    MILWAUKEE — He’s been “Mr. Mom” for nearly a year. A retired U.S. Army veteran has been raising his three kids by himself. Waiting and airports and synonymous. The wait for the Simons family is extra excruciating. “Today we welcome home my wife from a nearly year-long deployment overseas to the Middle East area,” said Ray Simons. Retired U.S. Army Veteran, Ray Simons, has spent two tours of duty overseas himself. This time, it was major mom’s turn. “It’s amazing […]

  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Republican National Convention 2016 on Monday, July 18.

    Sheriff Clarke on Trump’s cabinet? Politico says he’s a “possible candidate” for DHS secretary

    MILWAUKEE — Could Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke receive a position on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet? Clarke is one of several Wisconsinites whose names are being floated as possible candidates for the Trump cabinet. Politico, in an article about possible cabinet selections in the Trump administration, based on conversations with policy experts, lobbyists, academics, congressional staffers and those close to Trump, is reporting Sheriff Clarke is a “possible candidate for Homeland Security secretary.” Politico notes that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie […]