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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
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    Optical store robbery suspect shot and killed, now accomplice is charged with his death

    FOX POINT (WITI) — He didn’t pull the trigger. But now, a friend is charged with the murder of his friend. Prosecutors say the men tried to rob Innovative Optique in Fox Point. Investigators say a store employee shot one of them dead. Tedric Sanders is accused of running into the optical store armed with a mask on. He made it out alive. His friend did not. Sanders appears lucky he wasn’t killed himself. You could see a visible bullet […]

  • Rally in downtown Milwaukee demands justice for Michael Brown

    Hundreds rally in downtown Milwaukee, demonstrate solidarity with people of Ferguson, MO

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon, August 17th to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri — they’re demanding justice for the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown. The rally began at Red Arrow Park — where police shot and killed 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton in April. Emotions poured out as the group gathered. Many there say what is happening in Ferguson has already happened in Milwaukee. Families of several people involved in […]

  • Glendale fatal crash

    Why did a Lexus fly off the road in Glendale? Was alcohol involved?

    GLENDALE (WITI) — Why did a Lexus fly off the road in Glendale last Friday night? FOX6 News has uncovered new details in a horrific crash that killed three people near 24th and Silver Spring Drive on Friday, August 8th. The crash killed 48-year-old James Taddey, 47-year-old Davonna Wilson and 19-year-old Koterri Riley (Wilson’s daughter). The Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death for all three individuals. Taddey died as a result of blunt force injuries to the […]

  • Brett Hulsey and Mary Burke

    “We are one step closer to the new direction our state needs:” Mary Burke easily defeats Brett Hulsey in primary for governor

    MADISON (WITI/AP) — Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke has easily defeated state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic primary for governor. With Tuesday’s win, Burke advances to face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 4th General Election. Hulsey was never a serious threat to Burke, raising next-to-no money for the race, hiring no staff and largely being shunned by Democratic Party leaders. Democrats had hoped that Burke’s entry into the race in October would clear the field, but […]

  • Tommy Canady

    CHARGED: Rap song gives investigators evidence they need to charge 15-year-old in Semar McClain’s murder

    RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — His rap song posted online serves as a sort-of confession. Now, 15-year-old Tommy Canady of Racine has been officially charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Semar McClain. The 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult. Tommy Canady sat in court on Thursday, August 6th with his head down, as family members of Semar McClain looked on in disbelief. “Just why? What was your purpose? My brother didn’t do nothing to nobody,” McClain’s sister […]

  • Racine police

    ARRESTED: 15-year-old Racine boy, in connection with armed robbery, shooting death of Semar McClain

    RACINE (WITI) — Racine police say they have arrested a teenager in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Semar McClain. Police say a 15-year-old Racine boy has been arrested on charges of first degree intentional homicide and armed robbery by use of a dangerous weapon. He was arrested on Wednesday, August 6th for the July 29th armed robbery and murder of McClain. Police say the boy is being held in the Racine County Jail — and will be seen in […]

  • Wisconsin State Fair

    Get ready for fun — and food on a stick! State Fair 2014 begins THURSDAY!

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Wednesday, July 30th — the eve of the kickoff of the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair! Barns are packed with cows from all over the state — and on Thursday morning, the Junior Dairy Competition starts — the largest junior dairy show in the country! The young people who will show off their cattle spent the day getting their cows ready for showtime. Most of the animals arrived on Tuesday — and their handlers got only a […]

  • fridays

    Damage in the hundreds of thousands of dollars: Friday’s Front Row reopens on limited basis after fire

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We now know how bad the damage is after a fire at Miller Park early Monday morning, July 21st. The Milwaukee Fire Department says the cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, Friday’s Front Row has reopened — albeit on a limited basis. It may not sound like a great date, but Matthew Annen and Beth Athy have been in great anticipation of their trip to Friday’s Front Row. Then again, this isn’t just any […]

  • fish day arson

    “What can you say? Who the heck does that?” Man charged in arson spree during Port Washington’s “Fish Day”

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — A man faces several felony charges after police say he went on an arson spree during Port Washington’s big annual “Fish Day” celebration. Those who were victimized by his alleged actions just want to know why. After the biggest party of the year, a mess can be expected — just not quite a mess like this. The talk of the town in Port Washington after this weekend’s popular “Fish Day” celebration is a trail of destruction […]

  • purple-heart

    “An amazing, unbelievable, heartfelt gift:” Waukesha stabbing victim receives anonymous military Purple Heart

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Her favorite color is purple. That’s why the family of the 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by two 12-year-old classmates in the woods in Waukesha asked the community to send purple hearts to show support and love for the girl. But one recent purple heart has them in shock. The family of the victim has issued a statement — and have provided an update on a very special purple heart received by the victim. The statement reads […]

  • plane crash

    “This is a really, really big deal:” Marquette professor, published expert on Ukraine speaks on Thursday’s events

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that “terrorists” shot down the aircraft. The United States has concluded a missile shot down the Malaysia airlines plane, but hasn’t pinpointed who was responsible. This, as the Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday and called an extra 18,000 reservists into the conflict with Hamas. A Marquette University professor has been watching […]

  • michael dixon victim

    “I wasn’t lying:” Accused serial rapist’s victim says no one believed her…until now

    RACINE (WITI) — Talk to any lawyer, and they will tell you there is no certainty when it comes to a jury. A rape victim says she was sure authorities caught her attacker — but he walked free! Now, new DNA technology may finally convict the accused serial rapist. Michael Dixon is accused of raping multiple women over a span of more than a decade. One woman thought his terror was finally over. Now, she says the system that failed her […]

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