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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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    Milwaukee playwright casts light on a dark past in “Making of a Modern Day Slave”

    MILWAUKEE — During Black History Month, we usually focus on the success, strides and achievements of African-Americans. One local playwright is focused on the dark past — and how that past is still affecting us today. After praying over their undertaking, actors are ready to rehearse the thought-provoking play, “Making of a Modern Day Slave.” It’s a play written by Monte Mabra, founder of Voice for the Fatherless Child/Center for Intervention Through Entertainment. “I ran across the Willie Lynch letter, […]

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    $3.3M settlement for family Tony Robinson, killed by Madison police officer; largest in WI history

    MADISON — Relatives of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who was fatally shot by a police officer will receive $3.35 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorneys announced on Thursday, February 23rd. Robinson was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in 2015. The shooting sparked protests throughout the city and calls for an examination of police use of force. Robinson’s attorneys said the deal was the largest police shooting settlement in Wisconsin history. Attorney David Owens called […]

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    Milwaukee Police Department welcomes more than 40 new recruits

    MILWAUKEE — More than 40 police recruits are now full-fledged police officers as they graduated from the Milwaukee Police Academy on Thursday afternoon, February 16th. There were a lot of happy faces as the men and women of the graduating class took their oath. Interestingly, FOX6 News met this group earlier in February when they were interacting and having fun with students at Carmen Middle and High School — building community bonds that are so important. Thursday was all about the […]

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    “Money and marijuana:” 14-year-old charged as adult after brothers shot, killed during attempted robbery

    WEST ALLIS — A 14-year-old boy from West Allis is facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery in West Allis Sunday, February 12th. Two young brothers died as a result of the shooting. Spencer Lewis faces two counts of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of attempted armed robbery, use of force. He’s charged as an adult, but he appeared in children’s court Wednesday. According to a […]

  • Gerard Washington

    Black History Month: He visited a Milwaukee fire station when he was 5, and he’s now an assistant chief!

    MILWAUKEE — History is being made by people with vision, endurance and perseverance every day, and you can find them in many places, including the Milwaukee Fire Department. An MFD assistant chief achieved his vision, set when he was just five years old. Five-year-old Gerard Washington rode his bike to a fire station on the corner of Teutonia and Locust and knocked on the door. He lived in the area and always liked watching the big fire rig head off to […]

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    “Easy to remember:” Couples wed on Valentine’s day at Milwaukee’s courthouse

    MILWAUKEE — Valentine’s Day may be a Hallmark kind of occasion, but FOX6 News found plenty of couples taking it to a higher level. For some couples in Milwaukee, they turned a candy and flowers kind of day into their wedding day! Some couples were at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 14th for matrimonial bliss — putting a bit more meaning into the day of love. Each couple had their own story to tell. It wasn’t your run-of-the-mill courtroom […]

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    “A lot of people are stranded:” Massive winter storm in Northeast forces flight cancellations in Midwest

    MILWAUKEE — The winter storm, expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the Northeast was causing a lot of problems on the roads and in the air, Thursday, February 9th — and not just in the Northeast. Airlines cancelled thousands of flights because of the storm — and that trickled down to impact flights coming to and from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. FOX6 News counted six scheduled to depart from Mitchell Airport to the Northeast […]

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    “Popping him upside his head:” MPS teacher’s aide accused of slapping student with Down syndrome

    MILWAUKEE  — A 62-year-old Milwaukee Public Schools teacher’s aide is charged — accused of striking a special needs student at James Madison Academic Campus. The incident was caught on camera. 62-year-old Mary Brown is facing one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of disorderly conduct. “You send your kids to school and, you know, you got it in your head that they’re safe,” said Delmonica Young, the student’s mother. Young spoke with FOX6 shortly after learning the teacher’s aide […]

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    Attorney for man detained at airport after shaking head at Sheriff Clarke files suit

    MILWAUKEE — An attorney for Dan Black, a man detained at the airport in January after Black shook his head at Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on a Milwaukee-bound airplane has filed suit against Sheriff Clarke. In announcing the lawsuit Thursday, February 2nd, Attorney William Sulton issued this statement: “Today, I filed a lawsuit against Sheriff David Clarke to hold him accountable for unlawfully stopping and arresting Dan Black.  A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Black filed a complaint with Milwaukee County.  […]

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    “She’s the one behind this:” Waukesha girl who lost her mom to ALS raising money to fight the disease

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A St. Louis-based company has a special connection to a Waukesha County girl. That bond is helping her raise money for a cause near and dear to her heart. That cause is ALS, which took her mother’s life. FOX6 viewers are probably well aware of her Trickett Wendler. Her daughter is now picking up the baton she laid down. “It was kind of like, all my mom. It feels like she’s the one really behind this,” said Tealyn Wendler, […]

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    Charged: Waukesha men accused of stealing 2 “priceless” chalices from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — They were expecting money, but instead got gold chalices. Two men accused of stealing a safe from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha made court appearances on Thursday, January 26th. 49-year-old Vincent Daniels of Waukesha faces one count of burglary of a building or dwelling, as party to a crime, repeater — and one count of theft of movable property, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime, repeater. 37-year-old Travis Heath of Waukesha faces one count […]

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    “M-Cubed” initiative involves intensified pathway to higher education

    MILWAUKEE — A big announcement was made Wednesday, January 25th, involving an intensified pathway to higher education. The initiative is aimed at increased retention, graduation and career success, and it involves a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It is called “M-Cubed.” “It’s M-cubed. Let’s remember it’s that exponent that we’re really looking at to get that magnification of the effort of our collective work,” Dr. Mark Mone, UWM chancellor said. The […]