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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
  • Andrew Obregon

    Where is he? Andrew Obregon “not spotted in last 24 hours,” but we’re learning more about his past

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Another day searching for homicide suspect Andrew Obregon means another day on high alert for those who live in and near Kenosha County. It has nearly been a week since the search began — and Obregon hasn’t been apprehended. Obregon is a suspect in the homicide of Tywon Anderson, whose body was found in a field of corn off Highway A in Kenosha County on September 26th. Anderson had been reported missing just one week earlier. Since last Friday, October […]

  • Andrew Obregon

    Sheriff David Beth on manhunt for Andrew Obregon: “His regard for his own life doesn’t exist”

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth met with the media on Wednesday evening, October 7th near a cornfield in Brighton Township to provide updates on the manhunt for Andrew Obregon. Sheriff Beth said that Andrew Obregon has not yet been located by authorities. “We are frustrated as can be to have not caught him. We learn of sightings almost every day — but by the time we get there, he has left the area. He’s driving through these […]

  • Schulte Elementary School

    Police called to Schulte Elementary School in Sturtevant after threat found on Post-it note

    STURTEVANT — A Racine Unified School District spokeswoman tells FOX6 News police were called to Schulte Elementary School on Wednesday, October 7th after a threat was found. We’re told employees found a Post-it note with a threat written on it. The note was discovered on the outside of the door to a classroom at the end of the school day. Police were called to the school, and determined this was not a substantial threat. Students were dismissed a few minutes early […]

  • Scene near 76th & Medford

    MPD investigates death of two-year-old near 76th & Medford Ave.

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating the death of a two-year-old girl that occurred in a home near 76th and Medford Avenue in Milwaukee. The call to police came in shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25th. Police say the little girl was found unresponsive by her mother after a nap. CPR was attempted by neighbors prior to the arrival of the Milwaukee Fire Department. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and the child died on scene. An investigation into the circumstances […]

  • Jonathan Markwick

    “We feel safer now:” 17-year-old charged with groping female students near Carroll University

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Charges come down against the 17-year-old accused of groping three girls near the Carroll University campus in Waukesha. Turns out, the suspect has been in trouble for similar accusations on school property before. Students want to know why 17-year-old Jonathan Markwick of Racine, chose their campus — and was seen wearing a Carroll University t-shirt. “It’s just a small community and for that to happen, that could be anyone,” said Abby Pruitt, Carroll University student. Students at Carroll […]

  • Lauren Herington

    “Prolific wage abuse:” Former Bucks dancer files federal lawsuit; could impact all NBA dancers

    MILWAUKEE — A former Milwaukee Bucks dancer has filed a federal lawsuit against the team — demanding she be paid money she is owed. It is a lawsuit that could have an impact for dancers throughout the NBA. Lauren Herington says she picked up her whole life and moved to Milwaukee after landing her dream job. Now, she’s making some serious accusations that could affect other NBA dancers. Herington says from the age of three, she knew she wanted to […]

  • J Bees at Shops of Grand Avenue

    Fashion faux pas: Young suspects accused of stealing $40K worth of clothing; returning to scene in stolen items

    MILWAUKEE — Two suspects are in custody, accused of taking $40,000 worth of clothing from a store at the Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee — and police didn’t have to go far to find them. It was less than an hour before the J Bees store opened on Wednesday, September 23rd when the owners say thieves ransacked their store shelves. Police responded to the store around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Surveillance video shows three teens peering into the store […]

  • Educators Credit Union skimming

    ATM users beware: ‘Skimming’ at several Educators Credit Union ATMs; suspect images captured

    KENOSHA — Police are investigating a case of “skimming” at the Educators Credit Union branch in Kenosha — and officials say at least five Educators Credit Union ATMs in southeastern Wisconsin have been targeted. Officials say around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12th, a female subject placed a skimming device on the ATM in Kenosha. The device remained on the ATM until it was removed later that afternoon. “There’s two devices they put on a machine.  One is a card reader.  And […]

  • Shelley Baumann

    “Tripped…couldn’t get herself out:” Woman dies after falling into fire pit

    RACINE COUNTY — A woman somehow fell into a fire pit in Racine County and suffered burns on 80% of her body. After a six-day battle, she passed away on Friday, September 18th at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. It’s a birthday party turned tragic mystery that happened on Saturday, September 12th. Along a quiet cul-de-sac, along Ptarmigan Road in Mt. Pleasant, 57-year-old Shelley Baumann joined a guest for a Saturday barbecue. “It was a gathering of her friends,” said Rachel […]

  • Milwaukee Police District 5

    “Bullets have no names:” Shooting victim dies outside Milwaukee police station, suspects sought

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened around 2 a.m. Thursday, September 17th. Near 12th and Locust, Michael Watley has a constant reminder of Milwaukee’s violence. “I call it modern day genocide. We’re exterminating ourselves,” said Watley. For three years, just outside Watley’s house, a makeshift memorial marks the spot a teenager was killed. A homicide that’s suddenly outdated. “Next thing I know, I heard two gun shots ring out, near Chambers,” said Watley. Just before 2 a.m. […]

  • Fiery wreck on I-43 near Cedar Grove

    United Motors owner has little remorse for man who stole car, died in I-43 wreck; “You are looking for trouble”

    OZAUKEE COUNTY — A fiery wreck occurred Tuesday night, September 15th and closed I-43 for nearly twelve hours. Wednesday, authorities released new details about the car that caused the crash and information on the suspect, who is now dead. United Motors on Kinnickinnic Avenue in St. Francis, a car was stolen in July. The owners finally learned who took the car Wednesday morning, September 16th when detectives came knocking. United Motors is used to cars rolling off the lot, but not […]

  • Austyn Bennet, Dylan Lawrence

    Amber Alert cancelled: Two Milwaukee boys found safe, mother now in custody

    MILWAUKEE — An Amber Alert has been cancelled for two Milwaukee boys — the children were found safe near 37th and Brown in Milwaukee around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th. Eight-year-old Austyn Bennet and four-year-old Dylan Lawrence were taken from a school at 1706 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. The boys’ biological mother, Nellie Wald, apparently took the kids out of class. School officials realized they made a mistake because Wald does not have parental rights — […]


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