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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
  • “Dangerous direction:” Chief Flynn defends police pursuit policy amidst call for changes

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn has just seven days to amend a policy to allow officers to chase more suspects — or he could be fired. Flynn says those changes will mean more innocent deaths. The message from Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission (FPC) to Chief Flynn is clear: allow officers to chase more suspects on Milwaukee’s streets or you may be fired. Under current policy, Milwaukee police do not chase suspects, unless they believe the vehicles are […]

  • Prosecutors: Father, who was drunk, fell asleep with gun before his 3-year-old son was fatally shot

    RACINE — 30-year-old Jeffrey Pitt Jr. of Racine is now charged in connection with the death of a three-year-old child — his own son, Jere’Miah. Prosecutors say he was drunk, and fell asleep with a gun in his waistband. When he woke up, his son was dead. Also charged in this case — a man prosecutors say helped hide the gun, a weapon Pitt Jr. never should’ve been in possession of, because he’s a felon. Pitt faces the following criminal counts: […]

  • “Shook the building:” Bomb squad detonates tanks after explosion injured 2 at DPW garage

    MILWAUKEE — Two men were hurt in an explosion at the Milwaukee DPW Lincoln Avenue Garage near 38th and Lincoln Tuesday, July 18th. Witnesses said it sounded like a sonic boom, and they felt the ground move several blocks away. The investigation centered around a van at the city’s compressed natural gas pumps on Lincoln Avenue. On Tuesday night, more explosions were heard in the area — but these were controlled. Around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, FOX6 News heard loud noises, […]

  • “Heard a boom:” Large train carrying coal derails in West Allis; no threat to public

    WEST ALLIS — Authorities are responding to a massive train derailment in the area of 104th and Greenfield in West Allis Thursday evening, July 6th. The mile-and-a-half long Union Pacific train had a 146 cars total — 20 of them derailed. The call to officials came in just before 6:00 p.m. “It covers a long path. It’s about a mile-and-a-half long; it’s 147 cars so this is towards the front of the train. It extends about a mile to the […]

  • Elderly man tied to chair, pistol whipped, stabbed by suspects who may have followed him home from Summerfest

    WATERFORD — An elderly man was tied to a chair in his Waterford home, pistol whipped and stabbed by suspects who then stole cash, officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, July 5th, and deputies say the suspects may have followed him home from Summerfest. It happened early Wednesday, around 12:30 a.m. Officials say the man was buying and selling tickets outside Summerfest, and soon, it appears two men followed him to Racine County. Sheriff’s officials said a […]

  • Tapped out: Secret plan unveiled could make taprooms inside Wisconsin craft breweries illegal

    MILWAUKEE — An apparent secret plan is unveiled in Madison, and it could be devastating for breweries and wineries. The plan could make taprooms illegal. Small breweries are saying that means they’d be toast. At Good City Brewing in Milwaukee, they are opening a new outdoor expansion this weekend. The new plan could mean no more taprooms in Wisconsin. The authors of the plan? They’re unknown. At Raised Grain in Waukesha, co-owner Nick Reistad, says business could not be better. […]

  • Milwaukee area beaches show elevated bacteria, 2 closed for now

    MILWAUKEE — Just before the holiday weekend, several area beaches are closed or are under advisories. To blame: elevated levels of bacteria — and that includes Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach. FOX6 News still saw plenty of people in the water Thursday, June 29th. But experts say you are doing so at your own risk. “It would be boring if we didn’t,” said Nakurious Walker, beach goer. Those braving the water say the temperatures in Lake Michigan are frigid. “Do not stay […]

  • Fireworks postponed; Mother Nature puts on her own show on opening night of Summerfest

    MILWAUKEE — The Big Bang fireworks show at Summerfest’s 50th edition Wednesday night, June 28th was postponed due to the weather. Strong to severe storms moved through, so Summerfest officials said the fireworks show would take place Thursday night instead. Instead of the Big Bang fireworks show, it was Mother Nature offering her own show on the first night of Summerfest’s 50th. A Tornado Watch was issued for much of SE Wisconsin until 10:00 p.m. CLICK HERE for the very […]

  • “I am going to die today for sure!” Police say “no evidence” attack of Muslim woman was hate crime

    MILWAUKEE — More than two months after a Muslim woman was attacked on Milwaukee’s south side, police say there is no reason to believe she was targeted due to her faith, and there’s no evidence of a hate crime. However, religious leaders aren’t convinced. New police reports indicate the victim herself said it wasn’t her faith, but her family that might be to blame for an attack that left her bruised and bloodied. On Tuesday, June 27th, her attorney said […]

  • “Making them famous:” Burglary suspects who tried to cover camera captured in clear HD

    GREENFIELD — Surveillance video appears to show a couple of crooks using chewing gum in an attempt to cover a surveillance camera. In the video, they don’t seem to realize the camera has already captured their faces. It happened at The Edge Sports Bar near 27th and Edgerton. Police are looking for the suspects who stole money out of a gaming machine. Gregg Grabowski, owner of The Edge Sports Bar said on Saturday, June 17th, he was checking the gaming […]

  • Vigil held for 1-year-old girl fatally beaten by mother’s boyfriend

    MILWAUKEE — A 14-month-old girl was beaten to death earlier this month. Her mother’s boyfriend is facing charges related to the death. Friday, June 16th the family is remembering her life. For the first time, FOX6 News is hearing from the child’s mother. “It’s still like a dream,” said Taleyah Jackson, girl’s mother. A heartbroken mother is speaking out for the first time. Near 38th and Villard, Taleyah Jackson is surrounded by support. Inside the home behind her, her daughter, […]

  • Watch: Footage from Dominique Heaggan-Brown’s body camera viewed in court

    MILWAUKEE — Prosecutors on Thursday, June 15th showed jurors body camera footage from Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith in August, setting off two nights of rioting. Heaggan-Brown is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of the 23-year-old Smith. Heaggan-Brown grew up in the same neighborhood where the shooting occurred. ***WARNING: This video is not appropriate for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.*** The video was shown to jurors in court on Thursday […]