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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
  • Funeral held for Milwaukee Ald. Joe Dudzik

    Hundreds gather for funeral of Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of people gathered at St. Matthias Church on Milwaukee’s southwest side on Wednesday, May 27th for the funeral of Alderman Joe Dudzik. A visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. — the funeral followed. Dudzik died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Thursday, May 21st. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reports that Dudzik had a blood alcohol level of .137. The report also indicates speed was a factor in the motorcycle crash. Officials […]

  • Salvation Army Chaplaincy Program training

    Salvation Army, MPD host first training session for new Chaplaincy Program: “People need help”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It is a newly-formed partnership between the Milwaukee Police Department and faith-based groups, and it’s being led by the Salvation Army. It is an effort to combat the violence we’ve seen in Milwaukee as the weather has warmed up. About 50 people have completed the application process as part of the Salvation Army’s “Chaplaincy Program,” and they’re now training to become chaplains. “I’ve seen a lot of violence and a lot of things that’s going on and […]

  • Salvation Army's Chaplaincy Program

    Effort to fight violence: Training for Salvation Army’s “Chaplaincy Program” begins Tuesday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The homicide rate is up in Milwaukee, and we’re learning more about a new effort that involves members of the faith community joining police officers on the streets of Milwaukee. The Salvation Army is leading the effort. Officials with the Milwaukee Police Department asked the Salvation Army to lead this program. “They realized that they wanted to put some structure to this whole thing instead of having a church over here doing this and this church over […]

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    “It’s never too late:” Purple Heart awarded to Fort Hood victim five years after his death

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — At the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a Mount Pleasant man is awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. He was killed serving his country while in his country. The honor was given to the family of Russell Seager on his behalf. Seager was killed in the Fort Hoot Massacre in 2009. After five years, the family of Captain Russell Seager is given the Purple Heart in his honor. Seager, of Mount Pleasant, was at Fort Hood getting ready […]

  • Drunk driving

    Sheriff Clarke warns Memorial Day weekend drivers to stay safe, “I just don’t want anybody losing their life”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Memorial Day holiday has a two-fold purpose: honoring those who sacrificed for our country and celebrating the start of summer. It’s the latter that concerns Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. He’s encouraging people to celebrate responsibly. The volume vehicles on the road this Memorial Day weekend is expected to be significantly heavier than last year. “People need a reminder. Summer driving habits kick into gear, people feel a little more confident on the roadway — it’s dry, visibility […]

  • Dustin Diamond

    “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond will not accept a plea deal that involves jail time

    OZAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond returned to an Ozaukee County courtroom on Tuesday, May 19th. A plea deal was expected, but instead, Diamond will stand trial. Diamond is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. It all stems from a Christmas Day fight at a Port Washington bar. Diamond is accused of stabbing someone with a knife during a fight. But he maintains it was in self-defense — […]

  • BB King

    “The ambassador of the blues:” Remembering legendary bluesman B.B. King

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Legendary guitarist B.B. King is being remembered around the world today, including here in Milwaukee. Often referred to as the King of Blues, he passed away Thursday night, May 14th at the age of 89. “My name is Sonia and right now I’m going to honor B.B. King who devoted more than 60 years of his life to playing the blues for everyone in the world,” said Sonia Khatchedourian, WMSE radio personality. Sonia Khatchadourian of WMSE’s “The […]

  • Fire aboard Amtrak locomotive on Milwaukee's south side

    “A lot of smoke:” Amtrak train headed into Milwaukee from Chicago catches fire, no one injured

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Another crisis for Amtrak: Just days after a train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, a train en route to Milwaukee from Chicago caught fire as it neared the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. No one was killed or even injured in Milwaukee. All passengers were able to be safely evacuated from the train. The train stopped near Barclay and Mineral. Where the train stopped provided a bit of a challenge for firefighters — but they met that challenge. […]

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    “We need change:” Hamilton family, Coalition for Justice march in solidarity with Robinson family

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The “Coalition for Justice” organized a rally in Milwaukee on Wednesday evening, May 13th. It was an opportunity for folks to stand in solidarity with the family of Tony Robinson and other supporters — one day after the Dane County District Attorney announced no charges would be filed against the officer who shot and killed Robinson. The Coalition for Justice has held several rallies and protests in response to the Dontre Hamilton shooting — which took place […]

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    “God gave me two mommies:” Birth mother says she felt somewhat left out on Mother’s Day – until now

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Mother’s Day is a day we honor mothers and let them know just how much we appreciate them, but one woman felt a certain group of mothers were somewhat left out – until now. You probably browsed through the Mother’s Day cards leading up to Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th. Corrie Parker did too four years ago, and she was disappointed. “They had ones for the adoptive parents, they had ones for the step-parents, they had […]

  • Thomas Wilson, Douglas Holt

    “All of our crew survived:” Two Milwaukee men share their clear memories of VE Day

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Friday, May 8th is the 70th anniversary of VE Day — as in “Victory in Europe” in World War II. It was on that date that Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces. For most of us, that surrender is something we read about in books or saw in a movie. But others were part of that history in the making. Two men in particular were airmen then — and remember VE Day well. Douglas Holt joined the […]

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    Dontre Hamilton’s mother headed to Washington, D.C. for “Million Moms March”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Saturday, May 9th, Maria Hamilton will join other mothers who have lost children during violent encounters in Washington, D.C. — for the “Million Moms March.” It’s meant to get the attention of the federal government — and it’s happening on the one-year anniversary of Dontre Hamilton’s burial, and Maria Hamilton’s birthday. From grief-stricken and reserved to strong and confident: That’s the transformation some have seen in Maria Hamilton in the year since her 31-year-old son Dontre was shot […]


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