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I grew up in a family that believes there are no limits to what you can achieve. Education was a priority and college a necessity. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. When I changed my major to broadcasting I was told the field was too saturated. Getting a job in television would be tough. So what?

After graduating, My first job was as a country music disc jockey. Hey, it got my foot in the door. Nine months later, I was doing radio news reports and nine months after that I got my first television job as a morning anchor/reporter in Jackson, Tennessee. My career has taken me to Huntsville, Alabama and my current home of Milwaukee where I’m an anchor/reporter at Fox 6 News. I have been honored with several awards, including an Emmy nomination.

Being a southern girl, my friends still can’t believe I live in a city that gets wind chills of 25 below zero. But I’ve made the adjustment and Milwaukee is truly home. Plus, I enjoy what I do. And, I am blessed that so many people allow me in their homes every evening.

If you have a story you’d like us to cover, call me. And, thanks for taking the time to read my bio.

Recent Articles
  • Urban  Orchard

    “Thousands of trees, plums, apples, pears:” Milwaukee County plants seeds for record-setting urban orchard

    MILWAUKEE — Plant the seeds and eventually bear the fruit, that’s the idea behind a massive undertaking to create Urban Orchards. It’s a record-setting planting venture with an impressive scope. “Thousands of trees, plums, apples, pears,” said Marina Dimitrijevic, Milwaukee County Supervisor. The fruit trees of Urban Orchards cover two acres of McGovern Park on Milwaukee’s far north side, along with eight acres on Howell Ave., between Puetz Rd. and Ryan Rd. in Oak Creek. “We’re excited to be able […]

  • Westboro Baptist Church

    Clash of beliefs: Students, members of Westboro Baptist Church square up at UW-Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Members of a church known for stirring controversy were bombarded by students on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday, October 20th. UWM students began gathering in a plaza just before 2:00 p.m. Thursday — awaiting a visit from the Westboro Baptist Church. They were expecting a speech against alternative lifestyles — and they were ready. “I’m skipping a math class because I come from a very large, queer family. And so, as someone whose protested […]

  • Antoine Buchanan

    “It was never about the money:” Attorney gives informant in Laylah Petersen case $25K reward

    MILWAUKEE — Attorney Michael Hupy of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. gave on Wednesday, October 19th a $25,000 reward to the person that provided authorities with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the death of Laylah Petersen. On November 6, 2014, five-year-old Laylah Petersen was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting as she sat on her grandfather’s lap in his living room. The case was frustrating for quite some time — with no suspects caught. […]

  • Jennifer Browne

    “The lies started to compound:” Wisconsin Dells woman steals identity of Milwaukee woman

    REEDSBURG, Wis. — A Wisconsin Dells woman is charged with stealing the identity of a Milwaukee woman. But the theft she’s accused of could have been a life or death proposition. Police say 40-year-old Jennifer Browne from the Dells stole the nursing license number of a Milwaukee woman — and used it to gain employment as a registered nurse at Reedsburg Area Medical Center in May. Browne is charged with identity theft and four counts of obstructing an officer. “And […]

  • Eugenia Nance, Adena Sparks

    Charged: Women admit to running prostitution operation with “several customers” out of Union Grove home

    RACINE COUNTY — Two Union Grove women have now been officially charged — and officials say they admitted to running a prostitution operation out of a home in the area. The accused are 28-year-old Adena Sparks and 27-year-old Eugenia Nance. Sparks faces four charges — a felony and three misdemeanors: Keeping a place of prostitution, as party to a crime, repeater Prostitution — sexual gratification, as party to a crime, repeater Possession of THC, as party to a crime, repeater Possession […]

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    “It’s an oversight:” Hundreds of mailed in absentee ballots could be disqualified

    MILWAUKEE — If you have mailed an absentee ballot, there is a chance your vote will be disqualified. But efforts are being made to keep that from happening. The problem does not affect walk-in early voting — only absentee ballots mailed in. And of those, only ballots with part of the witness address missing. “It’s an oversight that should not be difficult for people to understand. But it’s certainly not so significant that it should result in someone’s ballot not […]

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    “Helping them out:” Milwaukee Red Cross volunteers heading south for hurricane relief

    MILWAUKEE — Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the East Coast and threatening severe damage. When the storm is over, there will be a lot of immediate needs for residents, and the American Red Cross is sending more help for the relief effort. Early Friday, October 7th, the American Red Cross in Milwaukee was gearing up the disaster relief van for an area where it’s needed most right now: Florida. “Their primary responsibility right now is to drive our emergency […]

  • Protesters at Donald Trump rally

    Protesters make their voices heard in hours leading up to Trump rally in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — They might not get in, but there were a fair number of people heading to the Waukesha County Expo Center who do not want Donald Trump to get elected as president. Several groups and individuals were at the Expo Center protesting what Trump does and does not stand for. The issued were varied as were the protesters. “He’s a racist. I think his remarks from the very beginning have had that tone and I think he’s reluctant to […]

  • Early voting

    “It’s very simple:” On National Voter Registration Day, officials announce you can do so at the library!

    MILWAUKEE — One day after the first presidential debate ahead of the November general election, Tuesday, September 27th was National Voter Registration Day! Here’s something you may not know: If you’ve registered to vote in the past, you may need to register again. “The polling place is the one place where we are all equal. We each have only one vote,” Mary Kae Nelson, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County said. The trick is getting all […]

  • Hector Colon

    Hector Colon gets new 2-year term as Milwaukee County’s Health & Human Services director

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors reached a compromise in the reconfirmation of Hector Colon as director of the Department of Health and Human Services. The board voted 10-7 in favor of an amendment on Thursday, September 22nd to make the director position a two-year term. The board then voted 11-6 to approve Colon as the director. “We need more transparency from Mr. Colon,” said Supervisor Jim Schmitt. One by one, supervisors had their say on the reconfirmation of Colon. […]

  • Hector Colon

    Battle brewing over the reconfirmation of Hector Colon as Health & Human Services Director

    MILWAUKEE — It almost feels like a political campaign. Even though there will be a vote, supporters of Milwaukee County’s head of Health and Human Services are asking for politics to come out of the equation. A grassroots effort called “Stand with Hector” held a news conference on Tuesday, September 20th. The organizers were essentially taking the fight to save his job into the public domain. Ricardo Diaz with the United Community Center stood firmly with several other supporters of Hector Colon in calling […]

  • Blessings in a Backpack

    Blessings in a Backpack: National program started in Waukesha feeds mouths and minds

    WAUKESHA — Making sure there’s food to eat on the weekends — that’s the mission of a program called “Blessings in a Backpack” and Lowell Elementary School in Waukesha. The assembly line works like a well-oiled machine. Volunteers from four local companies came to Lowell Elementary on Thursday, September 15th to fill bags with food for kids as part of the program. “Every Friday, we take these bags of food. We put them into the eligible children backpacks and they […]