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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.


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    “Reading Is My Life:” Milwaukee girl shares her passion for books with others

    MILWAUKEE — It’s the middle of summer vacation. Are your kids bored yet? How about sending them on a vacation of the mind. Seven-year-old Audrey Maree is celebrating reading with her father, Melvin Watson of Milwaukee. “I just like picking up a book and start reading,” said Audrey. “And when she meets children, you’ll see Audrey in the corner — and she’ll actually be reading to children,” Watson said. “I said, you know what, let’s go ahead and put something […]

  • Doctor, patient play Pokémon GO at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

    “Distracted” by Pokémon Go and feeling better: Patients, Children’s Hospital embrace the mobile app

    MILWAUKEE — The Pokémon Go craze has caused distractions that have led to injuries. But at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, it’s the distraction that makes the app worth playing. A challenge between doctor and patient to find Pokémon characters — it’s not what you would expect to find at Children’s Hospital. But Dr. David Margolis is loving its beneficial effects on his patients. For one, it lets kids be kids. “So what if he just had a bone marrow transplant — we […]

  • Essure

    “Didn’t go quite as described:” Women across the country, here in WI experience issues with Essure

    MILWAUKEE — It seemed to be the perfect solution. Little pain. No surgery. A quick recovery. But for some women — using Essure permanent contraceptive has been a nightmare, and it’s led to the very thing they were trying to avoid: surgery. Kristy Conway’s doctor told her about Essure, as an alternative to tubal ligation or getting her tubes tied. What she heard was appealing. “It’s non-surgical. They do it right in the office,” Conway said. According to the manufacture of Essure, […]

  • Cops and Bobbers event in Menomonee Falls

    ‘Cops and Bobbers’ brings out the best in officers, children with disabilities

    MENOMONEE FALLS — In the best-case scenario, police officers and members of the community are partners. Recent incidents have highlighted a fractured relationship — but not this story. Menomonee Falls police officers and other volunteers took part in “Cops and Bobbers” on Tuesday, July 19th. Along with them were metro area children with disabilities — all of them attending the ARCH Camp Pow Wow. ARCH stands for Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps. Just as important as the new adventure of fishing […]

  • Lena Taylor and Mandela Barnes

    Lena Taylor, Mandela Barnes, facing off for Senate seat, discuss alternatives to Lincoln Hills

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Senate candidates face off in Milwaukee. Lena Taylor and Mandela Barnes are vying for Wisconsin’s 4th Senate District seat, and both are already state legislators. Incumbent Senator Lena Taylor and Representative Mandela Barnes presented at the Milwaukee Press Club on Thursday, July 14th. Both are Democrats and both have supported similar legislation. The two took on the issue of the Lincoln Hills School for Boys correctional facility in the Wausau area. The facility is under investigation following allegations of […]

  • Bluff erosion along Lake Michigan

    Meeting set for residents in Racine, Kenosha Counties that need “urgent” help with bluff erosion issues

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Some along Lake Michigan in parts of Racine and Kenosha Counties continue to watch their properties wash away. Homes are at risk of falling into Lake Michigan — along with roads and utility lines. There is a special meeting scheduled in Mount Pleasant Thursday, July 14th for residents that need “urgent” help. Governor Scott Walker has sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers formally requesting federal help to control the bluff erosion problem in […]

  • Mayor Tom Barrett, Chief Ed Flynn

    “Let us mourn:” Chief Flynn, Mayor Barrett speak frankly in wake of Dallas sniper attack

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett spoke frankly on Friday, July 8th in reaction to the tragedy in Dallas — expressing heartbreak and urging calm. Twelve officers were shot, and five were killed during what was a peaceful protest over the back-to-back shootings of African-American men by police in Louisiana (Alton Sterling) and Minnesota (Philando Castile). Chief Flynn had a lot to say as he and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hosted a news conference at […]

  • Jasmine Pennix

    Former MPS teacher’s aide pleads no contest after altercation with student

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — 39-year-old Jasmine Pennix — the former Bay View High School teacher’s aide charged following an altercation with a student that was caught on camera — pleaded no contest on Wednesday, July 6th. Pennix initially faced one count of child abuse, intentionally causing harm — and faced up to six years in prison. But instead, he is now pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery. The judge in this case then sentenced Pennix to three days already served — plus […]

  • Giant Hogweed

    “Rapid response” effort underway to stop spread of dangerous Giant Hogweed

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — They are seeing an invasion in Sheboygan County of an unwanted plant. It’s called Giant Hogweed and Wisconsin DNR officials say it is an invasive plant. One plant alone can grow 20 feet tall — and its leaves can be up to five feet wide. Some people think Giant Hogweed is an interesting ornamental plant. Homeowner Judy Myers thought so when she moved to Sheboygan County a year ago. “I looked at that plant and said, ‘Gosh, […]

  • Bradford Beach

    “It’s awesome:” USA Today readers rank best urban beaches, and Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach is #3!

    MILWAUKEE — USA Today has released its 10 best readers’ choice urban beaches — and Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach is #3! Bradford Beach came in ahead of Coney Island, Waikiki and even Venice Beach. “It’s kind of surprising because Wisconsin’s so cold except for three months a year,” Paige Immel said. Patty Stewart was surprised by the ranking. “It can get a little stinky,” Stewart said. That smell? Some say it’s been a lot worse. “You used to just smell the […]

  • MATC temporary lockdown

    “Get quiet, lock the doors:” Downtown campus of MATC temporarily on lockdown; man with gun arrested

    MILWAUKEE — A gun on the downtown campus of MATC resulted in a temporary lockdown Thursday, June 23rd. A man was taken into custody and fortunately, there was no gunfire. As relaxing and quiet as it was outside the MATC Milwaukee campus, it was tense inside on Thursday. Edward Jones says it started in his culinary arts class just before noon, when someone came after another student. “The guy started coming in the classroom and the chef told the guy he […]

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    Studies show childhood lead exposure may be linked to crime

    MILWAUKEE — High levels of lead exposure as children can cause aggression, learning difficulties and impulsiveness, and some Milwaukee kids discovered the means of exposure may surprise you. Thursday, the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition pointed out that lateral pipes that connect from some of Milwaukee’s old inner-city homes to the water main may be leaking spiked levels of lead. “It’s not just water pipes. But it’s the old lead-based paint that’s correlating some of it too,” said Shane Woodruff, educational […]

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