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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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  • “We all want justice:” Families of 4 men, killed by police, deputy gather to march in memoriam

    MILWAUKEE — Forging a united front, families of four men who died as a result of law enforcement-involved shootings in the Milwaukee area marched in memoriam Tuesday, June 27th. About 30 gathered around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park — with a goal of making sure their loved ones aren’t forgotten. “At this time, we all want justice for our loved ones. We’re going to fight through this together, each and every one of us,” Keyanna Allen, mother […]

  • Search for Kansasville woman: Husband suspects she is “hiding from being ashamed”

    KANSASVILLE — The search is ongoing for 59-year-old Lynn Rickard, a woman who may be suffering from mental illness — who requires oxygen, and authorities said they won’t give up until they find her. Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said Rickard left her home on Sunday, June 25th on foot, headed in an unknown direction, possibly wearing black and white pajamas. Sheriff’s officials said Monday, June 26th an extensive search is ongoing, and they are “utilizing all available […]

  • Promise Zones: New initiative to ‘clean up’ Milwaukee’s most poverty-stricken communities

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  • Officer-involved shooting in Shorewood after suspects in stolen vehicle hit 2 squads

    MILWAUKEE — A Shorewood police officer discharged their weapon after a suspect in a stolen vehicle struck two squad vehicles and then fled the scene on Wednesday, June 21st. Officials said at approximately 5:00 a.m., a Shorewood Community Service Officer reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of Pinedale Court and Morris Boulevard. It was determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. Authorities said that’s when the suspect vehicle drove […]

  • North side homeownership program seeks to have employees work and live in Havenwoods

    MILWAUKEE — Imagine avoiding traffic and walking to work, or driving only a few miles. That’s one of the incentives behind a new program in Milwaukee. It’s an employer-assisted homeownership program, but it’s the first to be sponsored by a business improvement district. The effort to help employees of HellermannTyton on Good Hope Road own homes is underway, because their employer is completely sold on the employer-assisted homeownership program. “We have a unique culture here. We value our employees so […]

  • “I’m out of service:” Beloved Milwaukee County bus driver retires after 34 years on the job

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus driver says he loves his job. That would explain why he’s stayed there for 34 years, but life for him is about to change. His name is Mark Davis, and at the end of his shift Thursday, June 15th, he will be a “former” MCTS bus driver. A group gathered to wait for Davis’ bus at the Germantown Walmart location to surprise him. “It’s just overwhelming. I didn’t know they were […]

  • Neighbors of Alexandria shooting suspect, who was Bernie Sanders’ volunteer, say he “wasn’t evil”

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  • “Gorgeous new addition:” WisDOT celebrates opening of the Lakefront Gateway Project

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    MILWAUKEE — A once-contaminated area on the edge of Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood has new life. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the site of the former industrial foundry Monday, June 12th — now Freshwater Plaza. “This project is more complicated than most projects we’ve worked on, for any number of reasons. There were a lot of environmental issues. There were design issues. There were changes with the plan,” Rocky Marcoux, director of city development said. Wangard Partners is […]

  • Slenderman stabbing: Court reviews jury questionnaire in case against Anissa Weier, Morgan Geyser

    WAUKESHA — There was a bit of housekeeping in the Slenderman stabbing case in Waukesha County on Thursday, June 8th. A Waukesha County judge reviewed the jury questionnaires that will be used in the cases against Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser. This case stems from May 2014, when Weier and Geyser, then-12-year-old girls, allegedly stabbed their friend 19 times to please the internet horror character Slenderman. Both girls are 15 years old now. The attorneys for both girls and the […]

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