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

    MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — Police in Mount Pleasant were busy Saturday, September 13th — responding to five separate incidents, including a fight at a park in which two people had to be arrested. It started just before 11:30 a.m. with a crash occurring near Spring Street and Airline Road. Police say an SUV with three occupants from the Racine area was traveling eastbound on Spring Street at Airline Road. Police say a vehicle following the SUV rear-ended the SUV. Police […]

  • J Williams

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

    RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — A 13-year-old Racine boy has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide — accused of stabbing an 11-year-old girl as she was walking home from school. Police on Monday, September 8th were dispatched to Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center for a report of a juvenile stabbing victim. There, they made contact with an 11-year-old girl, who said she was walking home from school with three friends when two black males approached the group from behind. The […]

  • Metal Detectors

    Baseball fans: New security procedures at Miller Park take effect Thursday

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

    GREENFIELD (WITI) — Two high-speed chases in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon, September 10th, and both of them involved stolen cars and teenagers. Greenfield police tell FOX6 News three teenagers are in custody. A FOX6 photojournalist witnessed and shot video of one of the chases — as a suspect headed down Highway 100. Greenfield police say at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, they noticed two vehicles go through a stop sign. Police chased the leading vehicle — and that vehicle eventually crashed near 112th […]

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    CHICAGO (WITI/AP) — A U.S. appeals court in Chicago has ruled that same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. Thursday’s decision by a three-judge panel at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals bumps the number of states where same-sex marriage will be legal from 19 to 21. The decision was unanimous. The Wisconsin and Indiana cases shifted to Chicago after their attorneys general appealed separate lower court rulings in June tossing the bans. The 7th Circuit stayed […]

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    Police say he’s a “career burglar” — Is he responsible for home break-ins along the North Shore?

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    A failed promise & a missing candidate: With two months until Election Day, both Walker & Burke taking criticism

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A failed promise? A missing candidate? With just about two months to go until voters head to the polls in the November General Election, both gubernatorial candidates are taking criticism. Republicans want to know where Mary Burke was when President Obama was in Milwaukee on Labor Day. Democrats are using Governor Scott Walker’s own jobs promise against him. So what are the candidates saying? Governor Walker on Monday met President Barack Obama at the airport as Air […]

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    “They are savages!” Islamic Society of Milwaukee condemns execution of James Foley

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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

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