I am an "East Coaster" by blood, but I've called the Midwest my home for several years. So I am thrilled to be working, living, and telling the stories of Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin at FOX6!
Let me tell you a little about myself. 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 life long 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. I also became somewhat of a bandwagon Illini fan. I love sports so living in a Big Ten town was a treat. It was at WICD I worked with both Bret Buganski and meteorologist Brittney Sager who both now work here at FOX6!
I made the move north to Milwaukee in April of 2011 to join the FOX6 team. You can find me anchoring Weekend Wake Up from 7-9am. You can also find me reporting during the week. 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.