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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 will put his killer to justice:” A family pleads for answers in shooting death of Brandon Turner

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Shot and left in the middle of the street and his killer is still on the loose. 25-year-old Brandon Turner was killed Tuesday morning, February 24th — tonight, his family mourns his loss and hope the crime will be solved soon. Brandon Turner’s mother tells FOX6 News she went to bed thinking he’d be home soon, but he never came back. The family believes they key to solving the crime, will be help from the public. Faith […]

  • Church

    “I still want to be in a union:” Senate Right-to-Work decision won’t deter some

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — While Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work bill works its way through the capitol, one group says it’s not stopping them from unionizing. Home healthcare workers rallied in Milwaukee tonight. At All People’s Church in Milwaukee, a crowd gathered Thursday night, February 26th. Joining the congregation is Roxann Trigg. While there is some prayer, this is not a religious gathering. “It’s a struggle. I do have to depend on government food stamps so, I’m just barely making it,” said Trigg. Trigg […]

  • Larry Sanders

    In honest video, Larry Sanders talks about depression, anxiety, decision to walk away from Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He quit the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA, and now, for the first time, we’re hearing from Larry Sanders as he explains why he left a promising career with millions of dollars on the table. “I’m Larry Sanders. I’m a person.  I’m a father. I’m an artist. I’m a writer, painter, a musician.  And sometimes I play basketball,” Larry Sanders says in a video posted online. In his own words, 26-year-old Sanders is explaining why he decided […]

  • Streetcar

    Group opposed to downtown streetcar project says petition drive to bring it to voters will fail

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A group opposed to the downtown Milwaukee streetcar project says a petition drive to kill the project will fail. They needed about 31,000 signatures by next week in their effort to force the issue to a referendum. The Milwaukee Common Council on February 10th approved the controversial $124 million streetcar project that will connect downtown Milwaukee and the lower east side. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett then signed legislation to move the project forward. Now, some bad news for […]

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    Charges filed: Prosecutors say pot was found in New Berlin coaches office

    WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — 29-year-old Christopher Foley of Milwaukee, a fired basketball coach, now faces several charges in connection with drugs allegedly found in his possession at New Berlin West High School. The charges Foley faces include: Possession of THC, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the complaint, officers with the New Berlin Police Department were dispatched to New Berlin West High School around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6th for a drug complaint. […]

  • Michael Schleicher, Nicholas Colburn

    17-year-old boys accused of sexually assaulting 12, 13-year-old girls at underage drinking party

    RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of three girls, ages 12 and 13 that occurred in the Village of Waterford. A third man hasn’t yet been officially charged, or made his initial appearance in court. Those charged include: 17-year-old Michael Schleicher of Rochester 17-year-old Nicholas Colburn of Waterford Official charges haven’t yet been filed against a third man, age 21. Schleicher faces a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of the […]

  • Kristen Kintopf

    “Processes were not followed:” Administrator on leave after parents notify charter school officials as to employee’s past

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  • sherrie tussler

    “Not a good investment:” Some not pleased with WisDOT’s “preferred alternative” for I-94 East/West Corridor

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ditching plans for a double-decker, on Tuesday, February 17th, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb unveiled the preferred alternative for the I-94 East-West Corridor reconstruction. This, as some wonder whether the reconstruction is something that should even be done, while others say it’s something that’s desperately needed. They made a promise not to disturb those who are no longer living — but the big question was how. Following three years of study, five public involvement meetings, two […]

  • Marquette

    Case of bacterial meningitis in student tied to Marquette University

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The City of Milwaukee Health Department has received a report of a  case of bacterial meningitis (meningococcal disease) in a student affiliated with Marquette University, and is working closely with the Marquette University Medical Clinic to begin appropriate communication and follow-up with close contacts. It’s a Friday night on the Marquette campus, students, not getting the email they were expecting — a health warning sent out campus wide. Marquette University says, as a student has tested positive […]

  • streetcar petition

    “You should sign once:” So why is Facebook administrator encouraging folks to sign streetcar petition twice?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It may be their best hope to stop construction of a downtown Milwaukee streetcar. A petition drive is still going strong. Its goal is to let voters decide whether the controversial project moves forward. This, after the Milwaukee Common Council voted to approve the project and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signed legislation to move the project forward on Tuesday, February 10th. But FOX6 News has uncovered a problem — it appears some are asking whether they can […]

  • Cudahy tactical situation

    LATEST: Man taken to the hospital for evaluation following tactical situation in Cudahy

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  • marty lexmond

    Upset over a myriad of issues, Shorewood parents ask school board not to renew superintendent’s contract

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