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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
  • carjacking

    “It’s pretty scary:” Three young boys in custody, arrested after being found in stolen car

    MILWAUKEE — Three young suspects are in Milwaukee police custody after they were found in a stolen car on the city’s north side on Thursday, June 25th. They may be among those accused of stealing a car from a woman on the city’s lower east side. It may have happened days ago, but Harry Mosely says the crime has left its mark. “These two guys accosted her and took the keys away from her,” said Moseley, lives on east side. On Monday, June 22nd […]

  • 30th and Cherry (Father of four shot & killed in his home)

    “My dad saved my life:” Father of four shot, killed inside his own home near 30th & Cherry

    MILWAUKEE — We now know how two suspected armed robbers got into a Milwaukee home, killing a father of four before his family’s eyes. An 11-year-old boy says he was tricked by the criminals into opening the door. It happened on Thursday, June 25th around 6:25 a.m. near 30th and Cherry. What makes this investigation so challenging is a language barrier. The victim and his family members speak Karen. They came here after fleeing Burma and living in a refugee […]

  • Summerfest

    What’s the best concert viewing plan at Summerfest? Camp out for hours — or just hope for the best?

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest is officially open for its 11-day run, and on opening night, Florida Georgia Line headlined at the Marcus Amphitheater. As fans enjoyed that show — other popular acts were headlining on ground stages at Maier Festival Park. Those seats are first come, first serve — and that can create quite the conundrum. There seem to be two schools of thought: Camp out for 10 hours to get that front row seat — or wander around and take […]

  • Jeffrey Griffin

    Wauwatosa detective shot is “stable and improving, but still faces a lengthy recovery”

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa police identified on Tuesday, June 23rd the detective shot in an incident near 60th and Good Hope on June 19th. He is Jeffrey Griffin. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the following in a statement released Tuesday afternoon: “Jeff is stable and improving, but still faces a lengthy recovery. I appreciate that everyone has been respectful of the family’s personal time and am thankful for the expressions of hope for Jeff’s recovery. Our police department members will […]

  • Chief Flynn

    Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn gives passionate response on the national policing debate

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says it may be by the grace of God that a Wauwatosa detective survived after he was shot while investigating a burglary on Friday morning, June 19th near 60th and Good Hope. The suspected shooter, 20-year-old Najee Harmon was taken into custody on Saturday. Police got a tip and found Harmon hiding in a home on the city’s north side — in the 2500 block of N. 21st Street. Milwaukee’s top cop gave […]

  • Froedtert

    Wauwatosa detective shot in serious but stable condition, police chief says “he did the right thing”

    MILWAUKEE — The condition of the 52-year-old Wauwatosa detective shot by wanted suspect, Najee Harmon, is worse than first thought. The detective underwent surgery Friday afternoon, June 19th at Froedtert Hospital. FOX6 News is told the officer is in serious but stable condition — he is now resting inside Froedtert with his family. The Wauwatosa police chief says he is hopeful his officer makes a full recovery, but it may take some time. The chief did not specify where the officer […]

  • Paul Brown and Tony Oliver

    “I’m so sorry. I fell asleep.” Driver facing homicide charges in crash that killed bicyclists

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A 20-year-old South Milwaukee man has been criminally charged — accused of striking and killing two bicyclists early on Saturday morning, June 6th on State Highway 36 in Muskego. 45-year-old Paul Brown of Franklin and 54-year-old Anthony Oliver of Oak Creek were killed. The close friends and co-workers were riding their bicycles — training for an Iron Man. Brett Hartley of South Milwaukee faces two counts of second degree reckless homicide in connection with the deaths of […]

  • active shooter training

    “It’s the most important thing:” Two years ago, Hartland church hosted active shooter training for officers

    HARTLAND —  Nine people were killed when a man opened fire inside a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night, June 17th. The suspected gunman was arrested Thursday morning about 245 miles (395 kilometers) away in Shelby, North Carolina. 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina was armed with a gun when he was arrested, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. It’s not clear if it’s the same firearm used in the shooting. While a shooting […]

  • Keimon Joiner

    He served six years in prison for homicide, released in 2013; why he could soon be back behind bars

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — He was convicted of killing his friend in a botched drive-by shooting back in 2007. He was released from prison in June of 2013, and two years later, he’s in trouble again. Joiner was convicted of killing his friend as he fired a gun out the window near 24th and Center in Milwaukee. Investigators say Joiner got into a fight, and he and his friend jumped into their vehicle — to return with some firepower. According to […]

  • MCTS union spokesman: 96.4% of members vote YES, call for strike if needed

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit  union workers voted Tuesday, June 16th on whether to go on strike. They’ve been working without a contract for more than two months. An Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 spokesman tells FOX6 News 96.4% of union members who voted during Tuesday’s strike vote voted YES. That would give them the authority to call for a strike if contract negotiations fall through — knowing union members are behind them. “Over the years we`ve been giving, giving, giving, so […]

  • Shaun Wild

    “I am starting to breathe again:” Three years after his death, Shaun Wild’s parents break their silence

    BROWN DEER — They waited more than three years for a sentence. The parents of Shaun Wild, a former Brown Deer High School football standout and a second-grade teacher in Illinois who was murdered at a Naperville bar say they have finally begun the healing process. 31-year-old Daniel Olaska killed 24-year-old Shaun Wild at Frankie’s Blue Room, a Naperville, Illinois bar in 2012. Prosecutors say Wild was stabbed to death when he tried to break up a fight. Olaska was found […]

  • Lugano

    Cargo ship sitting in Lake Michigan for more than a week is gone; why was it here, and where did it go?

    MILWAUKEE — Many near Milwaukee’s lakefront were curious about the “Lugano,” a large cargo ship sitting in Lake Michigan near the shoreline for more than a week. And now, it’s gone! So why was it here — and where did it go? “I just thought it was odd that it was there,” one person said. “I have no idea why it is out there,” another person said. “There has been a lot of speculation. Is it abandoned? Is it broken […]

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