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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
  • “Make some wise decisions out there:” Extra patrols hit the streets during Memorial Day weekend

    WAUWATOSA — Memorial Day weekend is here but local law enforcement won’t be taking a holiday. Hundreds of officers are hitting the streets and they’re not just looking for drunk drivers. It’s expected to be the busiest Memorial Day weekend on the roads since 2005. Law enforcement says it can be dangerous so they will be out in numbers. “A lot of people have a three-day weekend. If they go out of town and there’s festivals kicking off,” said Officer Evan […]

  • Woman pays hundreds in towing fees after phony parking scam near The Rave

    MILWAUKEE — A woman says she was one of several people who was sold a fake parking permit near The Rave and ended up paying hundreds because of it. The ironic part of this story is the alleged scammer was not hard to find. On her first trip to The Rave, Hanna Hoferitza of Menomonee Falls says she didn’t think twice about parking in a lot nearby. “He had a sign, just said $20 that was it,” Hoferitza said. “He […]

  • Woman jumps on hood, clings to windshield wiper in attempted carjacking caught on video

    MILWAUKEE — A woman has shared incredible and terrifying video of an attempted carjacking in which she was the victim. It happened in broad daylight near downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon, May 23rd. Melissa Smith posted on Facebook that she was gassing up her SUV on St. Paul Ave. on Tuesday around 2:00 p.m. That’s when the suspects, apparently in a stolen vehicle, tried to steal her SUV. Smith told FOX6 News she was running off pure adrenaline during this incident. “I had […]

  • Police: Armed robbery suspect looking to clear his name drives to station in getaway car

    MILWAUKEE — A man wanted in connection with a robbery at a car lot drove himself to the police station. Investigators say he wanted to clear his name — but his car key was the key to cracking this case. FOX6 News shared with you video of the suspects in this case, and Glen Jeffrey is now facing armed robbery charges. Police said he showed up at the police station in an effort to prove his innocence, but he parked […]

  • “Life and death issue:” Health care the main topic during Sensenbrenner, Johnson town halls

    FRANKLIN/HARTLAND — Wisconsin lawmakers on Sunday, May 21st were back from Washington — and they faced some hard questions, including one some protesters were “dying” to have answered. What will happen to their health care? Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson and Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner each took part in town halls Sunday in Franklin and Hartland, respectively. Congressman Sensenbrenner pointed out this was his 76th since he took office. At Hartland’s Village Hall Sunday, a makeshift graveyard appeared, all in […]

  • 79-year-old West Allis man charged in shooting of Amtrak conductor

    DuPAGE COUNTY, Illinois — A former law enforcement officer from West Allis is charged with shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on Tuesday, May 16th. After prosecutors say 79-year-old Edward Klein pulled out a gun after not being allowed off the train. Klein made his initial court appearance in bond court Friday morning, May 19th where bond was set at $1.5 million. Klein is charged with one count of attempt murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. Both […]

  • Barron County Humane Society rescues animals near Chetek after deadly tornado

    CHETEK — In Barron County, Wisconsin, they are gearing up for a big weekend of cleanup after a deadly tornado. Volunteers will be let into the Prairie Lakes Estates mobile home park that was destroyed on Friday, May 19th. When the tornado ripped through it obliterated homes and while all humans are accounted for, some residents are still looking for family members. The news came as a relief: after a devastating tornado, everyone in the city is accounted for. Don’t […]

  • Watch out for scammers in aftermath of tornado near Chetek, Barron County sheriff says

    CHETEK — On Thursday, May 18th, two days after dozens of homes were destroyed by a tornado in Barron County, near Chetek, residents continued to work to put the pieces back together, as officials issued a warning about scammers. Thursday was a chilly day in Chetek, but it was dry, which was most important as the cleanup continued. Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday declared a State of Emergency in Barron, Rusk and Jackson counties. Debris still littered the ground inside […]

  • “It’s all leveled:” State of Emergency issued after strong EF2 tornado hit near Chetek

    CHETEK — Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday afternoon, May 17th toured the damage after a deadly tornado near Chetek Tuesday — and the governor declared a State of Emergency. One person was killed, and 25 were hurt, and the damage is significant. The National Weather Service said this was a strong EF2 tornado, with winds up to 130 miles-per-hour. The twister was among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the […]

  • Already accused of sexual assault, former teacher faces new charges related to new alleged victim

    KENOSHA COUNTY — A former high school teacher in Kenosha, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student is facing new charges, and the allegations involve a different student at another school. Prosecutors say this former teacher was the focus of a 2011 investigation, and he didn’t return to his job. However, he wasn’t charged until now. 41-year-old Douglas Richmond was charged on May 10th with one count of sexual assault of a student by school staff — out of […]

  • Hoping to serve up a lasting impact, Milwaukee police help host pizza party for city’s youth

    MILWAUKEE — Having fun on Friday night seems like a given if you’re a kid. But for many in Milwaukee, doing so safely is a concern for many parents. One group is making sure kids are doing both, and they’re getting help from some cops. The pizza party was held at the Lighthouse Youth Center near 24th and Roosevelt Friday, May 12th. “We’re making dinner right now. We’re going to serve, eat with them,” said Officer Edward Ciano, Milwaukee Police […]

  • State of emergency declared: DNR officials take FOX6 to the front lines of the fight against wildfires

    DODGE COUNTY — Governor Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions in the state. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said they’re on high alert, and are prepared to respond. So far in 2017, there have been over 400 wildfires throughout the state — fought by firefighters you may have not known existed. DNR officials granted FOX6 News exclusive access on the front lines of the fight against wildfires. Forest rangers said May is […]