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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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  • Annie Bartosz

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    Rash of carjackings over two-day period: Now, three teens are officially charged

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  • Tre-Vaughn Poe

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    A busy Saturday for Mount Pleasant police! Five separate incidents, including a fight at a park

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  • Jamal Williams

    13-year-old Racine boy charged as an adult, accused of stabbing girl with a pocket knife

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  • Metal Detectors

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    Two high-speed chases in Greenfield involving stolen vehicles; and three teenagers are in custody

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  • Same-sex marriage

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