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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
  • immigration

    “To welcome strangers & care for the vulnerable. This is our mission:” Catholic Charities could care for immigrant children

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Unaccompanied minors continue to cross the border into the United States — but will they reach Milwaukee? Preparations are being made to house and care for immigrant children from Central America — just in case. For several weeks, thousands of children have illegally crossed the border into the United States — escaping Central American violence. Their reception when they’re moved from detention camps into communities has been mixed: from welcoming, to outright protests — but the kids […]

  • defense lawyer

    Defense lawyer takes issue with FOX6′s camera in court in Walgreens “smash & grab” burglary case

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — He’s a juvenile in his lawyer’s eyes, but an adult in the eyes of the law. The difference played out in court on Wednesday, July 23rd for a 17-year-old facing several charges — including burglarizing a Walgreens store. Shortly after the June 30th burglary, the Walgreens store at 90th and Good Hope Road was open for business, but partially boarded up. According to a criminal complaint filed against 17-year-old Demetrius Brown, Walgreens surveillance video showed a […]

  • swimming

    “I’ve waited all winter for this!” Many excited to get outdoors on the hottest day of the year…so far

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Hot and humid on Tuesday, July 22nd — the hottest day of the year in Milwaukee, so far! At 1:00 p.m. in Milwaukee, we reached 88 degrees, with a heat index of 94 degrees. It finally felt like summer — and the heat had many headed outdoors. There are two schools of thought when it gets near 90 degrees with humidity in Milwaukee: Go inside and enjoy the air conditioning, or head outdoors and enjoy the heat. […]

  • fridays

    Fire shuts down Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill, but Brewers baseball plays on

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A kitchen fire shuts down Friday’s Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park early Monday, July 21st. Milwaukee fire officials responded to Miller Park early Monday morning, July 21st. However, the fire will not keep the Milwaukee Brewers from playing baseball. Officials say they received a called around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of the restaurant — and around 2:30 a.m. crews called in a second alarm. When crews […]

  • bomb training

    Real-life training: First responders face fake bomb blast at Camp Randall Stadium

    MADISON (WITI) — A bomb blast at Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin sends hundreds of first responders, investigators and other emergency crews to the scene. Before you get alarmed, this was only a massive training exercise. The training exercise at UW was called Operation Wisconsin Dawn — and was designed to test how local emergency agencies would respond to a large-scale disaster; one with a lot of injuries. The planned chaos began around 7 a.m. on Thursday, […]

  • glendale shooting

    “Me and my brother have been shot by my father:” Emotional 911 calls released in Glendale shooting case

    MILWAUKEE CO. (WITI) — Emotional 911 calls have been released in connection with an incident in Glendale in which a father is accused of shooting his own sons — one of them fatally. It happened on Thursday, June 26th at a home on W. Theresa Lane in Glendale. 20-year-old Robert Washington Jr. was killed after he was shot in the chest, and 15-year-old Wesley Washington was injured after he was shot twice in the leg. The initial 911 call comes from […]

  • family justice center

    “A holistic approach to addressing abuse:” Unique family justice center gets big donation from Selig family

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Putting all the essentials for helping abuse victims in one place: That’s the idea behind a planned “family justice” facility. Private donations, including a big one received this week, are helping to make it a reality. “This is Walnut and 6th Street, so the first part is the partnership space, then education center, and the shelter,” Carmen Pitre, the executive director of the Sojourner Family Peace Center said. Pitre says she’s excited about the new facility her […]

  • Father James Dokos

    Facing a Class G felony for theft, Father James Dokos is a “no show” in court…again

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A priest who once served in Milwaukee — at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, accused of improperly spending funds from a trust account, was a “no show” in court on Monday, July 14th…again. James Dokos faces a Class G felony charge of theft (embezzlement), value exceeding $10,000. Dokos missed last Thursday’s court date as well…so what was the reason this time? In court on Monday, James Dokos’ attorney again stood before the court commissioner to announce that […]

  • Rendering of Northwestern Mutual plan

    Northwestern Mutual offers to buy O’Donnell Park parking structure, pavilion buildings

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Northwestern Mutual announced a plan on Thursday, July 10th to purchase O’Donnell Park including the lakefront parking structure and pavilion buildings. The company would make considerable improvements to the parking structure and enhance the open space above. Northwestern Mutual is building a $450 million landmark office tower across the street from O’Donnell Park — so Sandy Botcher, the head of the campus development project for Northwestern Mutual says acquiring O’Donnell Park just makes sense. “We`d love to […]

  • Illahje Davis

    Sentenced: 15-year-old Illahje Davis to spend 10 years in prison in death of Ronald Forbes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Illahje Davis to 10 years in prison plus another six years of extended supervision. The 15-year-old girl killed a man while joyriding in a stolen car. Davis will be an adult when she is no longer incarcerated. When the crime happened, she was just 13. Davis was convicted of first degree reckless homicide in the killing of 57-year-old Ronald Forbes. Before she was sentenced on Wednesday, July 9th, Davis spoke in court. “I […]

  • studying fire

    Setting another controlled burn: Firefighters and Underwriters Laboratories team up again

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — What happens in Milwaukee…definitely will not stay in Milwaukee. Results from a firefighting study occurring in Milwaukee will be shared nationwide. FOX6 News first told you about this research effort last Thursday, July 3rd. On Tuesday, July 8th — firefighters set another fire — a controlled burn, that may deliver significant data. Here’s the scenario: A garbage container somehow catches fire right next to a house with asphalt siding. It’s not unheard of in Milwaukee, and it’s […]

  • jennifer garcia

    West Allis woman faces 13 charges, accused of physically abusing her boyfriend’s three-year-old

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A West Allis woman is accused of abusing and torturing a three-year-old boy. The 32-year-old woman appeared in court on Monday, July 7th — for what turned out to be an emotionally-charged hearing. 32-year-old Jennifer Garcia of West Allis faces more than a dozen charges in a child abuse case involving her boyfriend’s three-year-old child. Garcia’s preliminary hearing ended with a lot of screams and shouting from the boy’s family members — as Garcia was escorted […]