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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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    Change of fate: Dogs set to be slaughtered and used for potions rescued just in time

    RACINE — They were about to be slaughtered and used to to make potions. One group says four dogs were rescued just in time. Their journey to safety brought them from a place very far away. It’s is hard not to fall in love with the newest visitors to the Belle City Veterinary Hospital in Racine. “I used to show my Maltese, then I stumbled in a little dog that was in need and it just turned my life around,” said Mary […]

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    “Hit her head on the concrete:” Elderly woman seriously injured in accident near Brady and Farwell

    MILWAUKEE — An elderly woman was hurt following an accident that took place near Brady and Farwell on Milwaukee’s east side. It happened Thursday, February 16th around 3:45 p.m. Police said an 87-year-old woman was seriously hurt when she fell as she was crossing the street mid-block. Based on video officials received from one of the area residents, police believe it was the woman’s fault she was hit. They say it looks like she walked directly into the path of the […]

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    Man who died in fire in Greenfield called 911 that morning, demanding to speak with sheriff

    GREENFIELD — Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday, February 16th identified a 57-year-old man who died in a condo fire on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Tom D’Acquisto. The medical examiner’s report notes he had a history of mental illness. The fire happened around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at the “12 Bridges” condo complex near 84th and Howard on the Greenfield/Milwaukee border. Officials told FOX6 News the fire was out by 2:10 p.m. D’Acquisto died after […]

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    “Terrible:” Man killed in fire at Greenfield condominium complex

    GREENFIELD — One man was killed in a fire at a condominium complex at 84th and Howard on the Greenfield/Milwaukee border on Wednesday, February 15th. This could be the first deadly fire in Greenfield in decades. Firefighters were dispatched to the 12 Bridges condo complex around 1:50 p.m. Crews found smoke pouring from an upper condo unit. Officials told FOX6 News the fire was out by 2:10 p.m. “Smokey — smokey conditions. The response was overwhelming — we had Milwaukee, Greenfield. Greenfield Fire and […]

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    “Another 12K to 15K” MORE homes in Milwaukee may have lead laterals; group calls on city to do more

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands more homes in Milwaukee may be impacted by lead in the water — and a group is calling on city leaders to do more to inform homeowners they could be at risk. During a monthly meeting of the City of Milwaukee’s Water Quality Task Force on Friday, February 10th, it was revealed thousands more homes may have lead pipes than first thought. A group is now demanding that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett inform citizens that they may be […]

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    Stargazers delight: Eclipse, snow moon and comet share Friday night sky

    MILWAUKEE — When the sun goes down in Milwaukee and the lights of the day fade away, the cities lights turn on. While many may rush to their Friday night plans, for the best show all that is required is to look up. February’s first full moon, known as the ‘snow moon,’ is being captured by cameras from viewers across southeast Wisconsin. The clouds at times, trying to ruin the view. For those lucky enough to find a clear patch […]

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    Time to change the law? Man with history of mental illness accused of making terror threat with legally purchased gun

    SHEBOYGAN —  He’s accused of buying an assault rifle and making a terrorist threat. The lawyer for 21-year-old Joshua Bagemehl says his client has suffered mental health issues nearly all of his life. But, when it came to him purchasing a weapon, everyone is in agreement; it was a legal gun purchase. Now, one local leader is calling for change. “Really disturbing. A lot of reasons for the community to be disturbed,” Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski said on the charges. Authorities […]

  • Valencia Carthen

    “It’s really unfortunate:” MPS principal accused of intimidating victim/witness in sex assault case

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Public Schools PRINCIPAL is in jail — and the allegations against her have shocked some of her students. At Washington High School of Information Technology, the principal would often post about how proud she was of students or the school’s basketball team. But what 42-year-old Valencia Carthen is accused of is nothing to be proud of. She is accused of intimidating a witness. A criminal complaint says in December, Carthen went to talk to a sexual […]

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    Appeals court refuses to reinstate Pres. Trump’s executive order on immigration

    SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump’s travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, February 9th. The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel means that citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the US, despite President Trump’s executive order last month. “On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the judges wrote. “And on the other, […]

  • President Donald Trump took executive action on curbing access visas and limiting refugees coming to the US. The executive action is called "Protection of the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States," which institutes what the President has called "extreme vetting" of immigrants.

    US judge temporarily blocks President Trump’s travel ban

    WASHINGTON — Customs and Border Protection told major US airlines Friday night that it is reinstating visas following a federal judge’s decision to temporarily halt President Donald Trump’s travel ban. CBP is “back to business as usual” prior to the situation that was in place before last week’s executive order, an airline executive told CNN. Airlines are expected as soon as Friday night to start removing travel alerts from their websites and getting messages out to customers to alert them about […]

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    Marquette University’s plan to host conservative speaker Ben Shapiro sparks controversy on campus

    MILWAUKEE — Windows were smashed and fires were set to protest a polarizing Breitbart news editor on a California campus. There are now new concerns on Marquette University’s campus as a different conservative is set to give a talk. The controversy is not just about who is talking, but plans one campus group says was an attempt to sabotage their event. They are some of our most formative years, and as a sophomore at Marquette University, Mark Seeberg is taking […]

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    Latest: Andrew Obregon pleads guilty to 6 felonies in deal

    KENOSHA — He was once considered one of Kenosha Counties most notorious fugitives. Now, he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. 33-year-old Andrew Obregon pleaded guilty on Friday, January 27th to six felonies in a plea deal reached with the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office. Obregon was accused of killing another man in 2015 and then eluding authorities for weeks. He faced 32 criminal charges in all. As part of a plea deal, Obregon has agreed to […]