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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
  • Salt truck operators on standby in Oak Creek for potential 2nd round of snow after initial street treatment

    OAK CREEK — The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon, December 11th canceled the winter weather advisory issued for parts of SE Wisconsin because the snow was staying south in Northern Illinois. We saw snow Monday morning and were expecting a potential afternoon band, but again, it stayed south. But before the advisory was canceled, municipalities south of I-94 prepared for the potential that roads could need some TLC. The streets in Oak Creek were lightly salted early Monday morning. […]

  • Caught on camera: Carjacker drags woman out of vehicle by ankles at Brown Deer ALDI store

    BROWN DEER — A 60-year-old woman dragged from her car in a carjacking was caught on camera. The incident happened at the ALDI grocery store in Brown Deer on Friday, December 1st. “I was both saddened and angry about it,” said Alice Belcher, Brown Deer resident. Alice Belcher has lived in Brown Deer for about 30 years. Her emotions come after seeing surveillance video from the incident. It shows a 60-year-old woman sitting in her car in the ALDI parking […]

  • MFD acting lieutenant accused of making racist comments to co-worker, touching her inappropriately

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Fire Department “acting lieutenant” has been formally charged with second degree sexual assault/use of force. Prosecutors say it began in May — when he became the victim’s supervisor at Engine 26. He’s been suspended with pay. According to a criminal complaint, on December 2nd, the victim in this case, a co-worker of 35-year-old Michael Peden, was interviewed by police after his arrest. She indicated she was employed as a firefighter at Engine 26 in Milwaukee — […]

  • Former Trump adviser Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, the first Trump White House official to make a guilty plea so far in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. And it may mean more than an admission of guilt. “Well, I think him pleading guilty is because he is guilty,” Senator Tim Kaine said. Court documents show Flynn, an early and vocal supporter on the campaign trail of President Donald […]

  • Police: Lyft driver opens fire near Brookfield Square after noticing passenger with gun

    BROOKFIELD — A Lyft driver pulled out a gun on his passengers in Brookfield Wednesday night, November 29th. This, after noticing one of the men in his backseat had a gun in his hand. It’s a bizarre story that came to a startling conclusion in the parking lot at Brookfield Square Mall. A police squad was positioned in the Motel 6 parking lot on Bluemound and Barker Roads for most of the day on Thursday, November 30th. The front desk […]

  • Women at Alverno College react to growing list of alleged sexual harassers: “People feel safe to report”

    MILWAUKEE — As the list of alleged sexual harassers grows, women are reacting to the allegations. FOX6 News visited Alverno College — a women’s college — to see how they’re processing the allegations and what it could mean for them. Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Al Franken, John Conyers — just to name a few. The sexual harassment allegations are continuous and alarming. But are they unexpected? “This really happens. It […]

  • Milwaukee Common Council approves agreement to sell water to Waukesha

    MILWAUKEE/WAUKESHA — The Milwaukee Common Council has given the green light to execute agreements to sell water to Waukesha. The 40-year agreement would provide Milwaukee and Waukesha with what they need most. The action was just another step in getting there. The “Great Water Alliance” proposal was introduced to the public in October. It’s a 40-year agreement to pump Lake Michigan water from Milwaukee to Waukesha, freeing Waukesha residents from its current radium-contaminated water supply. “Would have been much worse […]

  • Mental exam ordered for man accused in carjacking, crash, leaving 2 passengers behind

    MILWAUKEE —¬†Due to a push for a mental evaluation, the case involving a man accused of carjacking and then smashing the vehicle into a tree, killing one of his passengers has been delayed. The man in question is Kejuan Turner. He also stands accused of running from the scene after the crash, leaving two passengers behind. The 21-year-old was in court Monday, November 27th, facing the following charges: Armed robbery Hit-and-run involving death Hit-and-run involving great bodily harm Knowingly operating […]

  • Small Business Saturday hopes to compete with Black Friday

    WHITEFISH BAY — Black Friday has produced some exhausted shoppers, especially those scouting out the early bird specials at some of the larger chain stores. But what about the little guy? The smaller, locally owned businesses? The big retail stores opened very early for Black Friday. Most of the small businesses kept regular hours. FOX6 checked out the small business strip in the Village of Greendale. “Typically, it hasn’t been one of our more popular days during the holidays to […]

  • “An action movie:” 46-year-old in court after wild ride that included explosives, gun in Walworth Co.

    BLOOMFIELD — A man stands accused in connection with a wild ride that included explosives and a gun. It happened Tuesday night, November 21st in Bloomfield in Walworth County, just south of Lake Geneva. The suspect in the case was in court Wednesday in Walworth County. There was some mention of his mental state, and he was ordered to stay away from explosives. “It’s like a real-life action movie. It was fun, but in the moment, realizing he has a […]

  • Discrimination or miscommunication? Mom of boy with Down syndrome upset over email from hair salon

    NEW BERLIN — Discrimination or a miscommunication? An Oak Creek mother is upset after her son’s haircut appointment was canceled, and it’s the reason why that’s the issue. “I was upset when I got the email,” Katlyn Oelke said. The email came from the owner of “A Hair For Kids Salon” in New Berlin — canceling a hair appointment made online for her son Matthew, who has Down syndrome. The email said, in part, the stylist booked felt the haircut […]

  • Homicide investigation: 1 dead, 1 injured after shooting near 51st and Chambers

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened on Monday, November 20th, around 11:40 a.m. near 51st Street and Chambers. It happened around 11:30 a.m. near Sherman Multicultural School, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. A FOX6 News crew on scene said one of the vehicles involved apparently crashed into a tree and spun into the road near 51st and Locust. According to police, a 20-year old man and a 23-year old man, both of Milwaukee, were shot during circumstances […]