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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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    FOX6 shines new light on an unsolved Milwaukee murder mystery

    MILWAUKEE — A mystery for almost 12 years — a man shot and killed.  Now, FOX6 starts a new effort to shake something from the shadows. “Milwaukee Murder Mystery,” Wednesday on FOX6 News at 9.

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    “Contribute to a peak need:” Blood Center of Wisconsin urges donations ahead of holiday weekend

    MILWAUKEE — A string of car accidents, shootings and medical emergencies has caused an alarming shortage of blood as the Memorial Day holiday approaches. Things are serious. We’re coming up on the Memorial Day weekend and the Blood Center of Wisconsin, as of Thursday, May 26th has only a half-day supply of O negative blood — about 40 units. And the center supplies 57 hospitals in the state. “Usually we might be able to get by with that,” said Dr. Jerome […]

  • Ryson Furness

    Seven-year-old Ryson Furness of Brookfield gets new, high-tech wheelchair from Make-A-Wish

    BROOKFIELD — A Brookfield seven-year-old is, for the first time, able to move around without help. He suffers from a life-threatening neurological disorder — and on Thursday, May 26th his wish was granted, and it is already changing his life. Ryson Furness has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cortical visual impairment. His classmates at Brookfield’s Burleigh Elementary had a surprise for him on Thursday. The gym was decorated with artwork and his friends prepared a sweet song as the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish. Furness’ […]

  • Shari Carroll

    “Above and beyond:” Bus driver impresses, taking time to help woman in wheelchair

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus driver is getting kudos for her recent actions — from people who saw it happen and beyond. “This lady, badge number 138, can’t say it enough, above and beyond community service,” said John Bischoff. Bischoff saw the impact of bus driver Shari Carroll last Thursday, May 19th. “I had a passenger on my bus and she was kind of bummed out. She was trying to get to the game. And she had […]

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    “Honor those who serve us:” Area faith groups give back to MPD officers with late-night shift meal

    MILWAUKEE — How do you show someone they are appreciated? One way is to feed them. That’s exactly what the community in Milwaukee Police District 2 did for the late shift officers in the early morning hours of Friday, May 20th. The cooks are in position. The hot dogs are on the grill. What better way to start a midnight shift than with a meal from the people you serve? “We honor the fallen but we also thought it was very […]

  • Health Alert

    Milwaukee Health Dept.: Three confirmed cases of mumps infections in city

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) has received reports of three (3) confirmed cases of mumps infection in city residents, including area college students and community members. City health officials say mumps is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the mumps virus. It is spread through the air by droplets and contact with saliva or mucus from infected persons. Mumps can be transmitted through coughing and sneezing as well as sharing food or beverage items and utensils with […]

  • Badger Guns

    Day two of jury selection in second trial involving Badger Guns ended with a surprise

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Wednesday, May 18th was the second day of jury selection in the second trial involving Badger Guns. The day ended with a surprise — the judge moved to dismiss all of the potential jurors. This case involves two Milwaukee police officers who are suing Badger Guns for neglectfully selling a gun to a straw purchaser. Around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, the judge assembled the large pool of potential jurors and thanked them for their time. He then announced […]

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    Police locate sexual assault suspect Jameel Ali, wanted after new alleged attack

    MILWAUKEE — With the help of information from a citizen, Milwaukee police say they arrested 67-year-old Jameel Ali around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17th. This, after it was reported he was wanted in connection with a sexual assault that happened on May 15th — less than a month after the registered sex offender was released back into the community. Officials say Ali was located near Teutonia and the Lincoln Creek Parkway. Police say on Sunday, May 15th around 3:30 a.m., in […]

  • Homicides in 2015

    “2015 was a very deadly year:” Report sheds light on 145 homicides, 633 non-fatal shootings

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC) released its 2015 Annual Report analyzing causes and risk factors behind homicides and non-fatal shootings in the City of Milwaukee on Thursday, May 12th. 2015 was a violent year for Milwaukee — with 145 homicides and 633 non-fatal shootings. The 2015 analysis provides data on contributing circumstances to homicides and non-fatal shootings, analysis of victim and suspect demographics, and data on socioeconomic status, educational attainment and other factors that influence violence in the […]

  • Burt Johnson and Latonya James

    Girlfriend accused of purchasing guns for robbery suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — 30-year-old Latonya James of Milwaukee has been charged with furnishing a firearm to an unauthorized person, after investigators say she purchased guns for Burt Johnson, an armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed by Milwaukee police officers last Thursday night, May 5th. This is called a “straw purchase” — when someone purchases a firearm legally, and gives it to someone prohibited from having one. “There is very little deterrent in current law to keep people from buying […]

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    Targeting failing schools: Controversy swirls around what is best for students, what change will look like

    MILWAUKEE — One Milwaukee Public School is getting closer to being overseen by a commissioner, after a law passed last summer that targets failing schools. Now, stakeholders have many questions and many positions. The tension started Monday night, May 9th at an advisory council meeting for the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP). Differing viewpoints spilled over into Tuesday — when the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association announced he is resigning from the advisory council. “A council that is designed to […]

  • Brad Schimel

    Attorney General Schimel: Officers will not be charged in Neenah motorcycle shop shooting

    NEENAH — Attorney General Brad Schimel says two police officers who shot and killed a hostage during a December 2015 incident at a Neenah motorcycle shop will not face criminal charges. “We are certain in hindsight that Mr. Funk was an innocent hostage who was simply trying to escape,” Schimel said. Schimel held a news conference at Neenah City Hall on Friday to announce the conclusion by the Justice Department in the fatal shooting of Michael Funk by two police officers. “I […]

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