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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
  • Healing from racism: Local church gathers in response to Charlottesville deadly rally

    MILWAUKEE — Few would disagree that racism exists in this country, especially in light of the recent unrest in Charlottesville. But, many struggle with how to respond to it. Racism was on the minds of these worshippers at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee — as they gathered for a mid-day prayer service. Many of them were horrified by the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend– when white nationalists clashed with counter protesters. Their concern goes beyond […]

  • “Like they were grocery shopping:” At least 13 garages, cars broken into on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — A rash of early morning break-ins on Thursday, August 17th led to concern on Milwaukee’s south side. One neighbor caught the suspects on camera, and shared the video with FOX6 News. Alderman Mark Borkowski issued a news release that indicates between midnight and 3:00 a.m., at least 13 garages and cars were broken into between S. 38th and S. 50th — and W. Manitoba to W. Cleveland. Home security cameras were rolling. Three men appeared on Jay Baumgardner’s surveillance […]

  • Mount Pleasant police: 2 suspects arrested in connection with the death of Olivia Mackay

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Mount Pleasant police say two suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was found dead in Kenosha County. Police arrested 19-year-old Daniel Tate and 17-year-old Jamari Cook for the death of Olivia Mackay. They were arrested on August 3rd by Mount Pleasant and Kenosha police. They have not yet been formally charged. Mackay’s body was found along Louis Sorenson Road in the Village of Mount Pleasant on July 24th. She […]

  • 7-week-old dies and mold was supposedly the killer; now that might not be the case

    MILWAUKEE — How did a seven-week-old baby boy, whose home shows evidence of mold inside, actually die? Little Maurion Williams was found dead in his home, the end of June. His family members say the levels of mold found in the house point to one conclusion. But, not everyone agrees. The family of seven-week-old Williams gathered at City Hall for a Facebook Live with community advocate Tory Lowe. They, along with a private investigator and lawyer, wanted to talk about […]

  • Officer hailed for his actions taken after motorcycle crash in Greenfield

    GREENFIELD — Two motorcyclists, sister and brother, are recovering from serious injuries after a crash on Friday night, July 28th. A Greenfield police officer is credit with possibly saving the driver’s life. Greenfield Police Officer Justin Triumph was on routine patrol Friday evening around 8:30 p.m. when he was flagged down about a wreck at 68th and Layton. “I immediately noticed the male subject was bleeding heavily. It looked like his left arm had been nearly severed,” Triumph said. The […]

  • “Still remember it:” July 31st marks 50 years since Milwaukee riots in 1967

    MILWAUKEE — Monday, July 31st marked a memorable day in Milwaukee’s history. Fifty years ago, the city was thrown into chaos in a racial upheaval. It had never been seen here before that day. The 1967 Milwaukee riot was one of 159 riots to occur in United States cities during the summer of 1967. Racial tension, anger and fear were high. Mayor Henry Maier called for a citywide curfew, and the National Guard moved in. It was a night like […]

  • Doubts stir up after Foxconn is welcomed to Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Just one day after the ceremonial welcoming of Foxconn, people are focusing on the company itself and what it means to Wisconsin taxpayers. A lot of fanfare over the Taiwan-based electronics company Foxconn occurred on Thursday, July 27th at the Milwaukee Art Museum as the prospect of it investing up to $10 billion in a massive facility in southeast Wisconsin will be bringing jobs along with it. Governor Scott Walker said, “these 13,000 jobs have an annual salary of […]

  • Watch: Gov. Walker says bar patrons cheering Foxconn announcement brought tears to his eyes

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn’t have come at a much better time. During a Thursday Foxconn announcement at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Walker brought attention to a story Wednesday night by FOX6’s Ben Handelman, who spoke with bar patrons at Pudgy’s in Sturtevant — who cheered the Foxconn announcement Wednesday in D.C. as they watched FOX6 at the bar. Governor Walker said that […]

  • “It wasn’t my intention to hurt anybody:” Terry Strickland sentenced to 60 years for killing 2 men

    MILWAUKEE — A man convicted in a double fatal shooting in Milwaukee in July 2016 was sentenced to prison in a Milwaukee County courtroom on Wednesday afternoon, July 26th. Terry Strickland was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison, and eight years extended supervision on each of two charges — to be served consecutively. So in all, he’ll serve a total of 60 years in prison, and an additional 16 years extended supervision. Strickland in June was found guilty by […]

  • Milwaukee Brewing Company breaks ground on new facility in downtown

    MILWAUKEE — When a company is busting at the seams, there’s only one thing to do: expand. That’s exactly what Milwaukee Brewing Company is doing. The company broke ground on a new location Tuesday afternoon, July 25th. It is Milwaukee Brewing’s third location in the city. The new building will be located on N. 9th St. between Juneau and Highland — at the former Pabst Distribution Center. Tuesday’s ceremony was unique as those who participated in the groundbreaking took sledgehammers […]

  • Joshua Larson to spend 10 years in prison for crash that killed 2 people on Opening Day 2016

    MILWAUKEE — The former Milwaukee firefighter who pleaded guilty in a crash that killed two people while driving drunk on Opening Day 2016 was sentenced on Friday, July 21st to ten years in prison and another four years of extended supervision. Joshua Larson pleaded guilty in May to two charges of homicide by use of a vehicle with PAC (prohibited alcohol concentration). Two other charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle are being dismissed outright. The crash happened […]

  • “They’re in small crates:” International dog rescue unfolding in southeast Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — An international dog rescue is taking place and some area humane societies are front and center. The dogs arrived from South Korea on Thursday morning, July 20th. Jennifer Smieja of the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) is giddy about the new arrivals at the shelter. Five dogs from a South Korean meat farm were picked up from the airport in Chicago shortly after 9:00 a.m. “They’re in small crates. They don’t get a lot of exercise. They don’t […]