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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
  • ‘It could have been real tragic:’ Milwaukee family sees firsthand damage of roof collapse at Green Bay hotel

    GREEN BAY — Imagine taking the kids on an enjoyable weekend trip and the roof collapses at the hotel you’re staying it. It happened to a Milwaukee man during the spring snowstorm. He was just minutes from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. “This is the swimming pool and the hot tub we were just in. The whole ceiling just caved in,” said Anthony McNeal. An astonished McNeal recorded the aftermath of the roof collapse at the […]

  • ‘He inspired people:’ How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped launch a movement in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Long before his final moments, his legacy was stamped on the nation and the state of Wisconsin. As founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, Clayborn Benson says King helped launch a movement in Milwaukee. “I think his impact is tremendous,” Benson said. “He inspired people — gave them a cause for wanting to fight and to make a difference.” […]

  • ‘Such great promise:’ Long line at Foxconn booth during Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair

    RACINE COUNTY — With Foxconn’s massive display-screen complex coming to Mount Pleasant, people are thinking jobs. In many cases that means getting the skills to do those jobs. On Thursday, March 29, a construction resource fair helped people understand the skills needed to launch a career. It was an enthusiastic crowd at Racine Civic Centre’s Festival Hall. Two interests came together: those who want to get into construction, and those with the know-how to get them there. Donna Cumby of Milwaukee […]

  • ‘A calculated move:’ Police say suspect caught on camera illegally dumping located, cited

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee is cracking down on illegal dumpers. This, after a man was caught unloading his truck full of trash near North 18th and Wright Sts. — before taking off. A Milwaukee Police Department spokeswoman said Thursday, March 29 the man was located and cited after they pleaded for help identifying and locating him. According to police, a dark green, late-model Ford F-150 pickup truck with an extended cab was captured on surveillance video last week, […]

  • Schulte Elementary School in Sturtevant closed Tuesday due to fire in bathroom

    STURTEVANT — Schulte Elementary School in Sturtevant was closed Tuesday, March 27 due to a bathroom fire. School officials said they’re thankful the damage was quite minimal. According to school officials, the head engineer arrived at the building around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday — and noticed something amiss. “Noticed that the smoke alarms and the building alarms were going off, so he started walking down the hall and saw some smoke. Took a few steps further, saw more smoke and then immediately […]

  • 4 years in prison for Michael Geiger, convicted of embezzling from Tripoli Shriners

    MILWAUKEE — They’re called to service to others, but one Tripoli Shriner was sentenced to serve four years in prison on Monday, March 26, convicted of helping himself. Michael Geiger took $188,000 from the organization, and was found guilty on March 5 of one count of theft/embezzlement, greater than $10,000, as party to a crime. He faced up to 10 years in prison. Usually during sentencing, the individual being sentenced apologizes for their action. That was not the case this time. Geiger, […]

  • Palermo’s and Hunger Task Force stuff 800 Easter baskets with food for families in need

    MILWAUKEE — Easter baskets packed with not just food — but also love and caring. With nine days left until Easter, a local company is helping the Hunger Task Force make it extra special for hundreds of families. For many people, Easter is a special time of fellowship with family across the dinner table, filled with an inviting meal. To make that happen for those in need, 800 baskets were filled at Hunger Task Force by 100 Palermo’s Pizza employees. It’s […]

  • Life in prison for man who murdered his estranged wife; he told court, ‘I lost control of my mind’

    MILWAUKEE — The man who brutally murdered his estranged wife and became a fugitive for almost five years was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, March 22. Jose Luis Discua-Bados was sentenced for first degree intentional homicide for a crime that took place in 2012. That is when he brutally killed Diana Garcia on Milwaukee’s south side. He beat her with a 2×4 and then stabbed her to death. Discua-Bados knew the conviction carries a mandatory life in prison […]

  • ‘This is a win-win:’ Officials release body cam video of arrest that shows man biting police K-9

    RACINE — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office released body camera video on Wednesday, March 21 of a Burlington man who is accused of biting the police K-9 involved in his arrest late on Monday. The accused is Leland O’Malley, 44. He faces following misdemeanor charges: Two counts of disorderly conduct One count of resisting arrest One count of striking a police animal Officials say shortly before midnight on Monday, deputies responded to a man outside of a Town of Dover […]

  • ‘Stop fighting my dog!’ Burlington man accused of attempting to choke, bite K-9 during arrest

    TOWN OF DOVER — A Burlington man, 44, faces multiple charges in connection with an incident that happened late Monday, March 19 in the Town of Dover. Leland O’Malley is being held in the Racine County Jail on the following misdemeanor charges: Two counts of disorderly conduct One count of resisting arrest One count of striking a police animal The criminal complaint reads like a comedy of errors — only it’s a serious matter with some potentially serious consequences. Officials […]

  • Precious Murphy, accused of causing crash in tow truck, pleads no contest to 4 charges

    MILWAUKEE — She sped off and crashed a tow truck, seriously injuring several people — and bit officers. On Monday, March 19, a very calm Precious Murphy sat in court and took a plea deal for her crimes. Murphy pleaded no contest on Monday to four of nine charges in connection with this case. Those charges include fleeing an officer, hit-and-run involving great bodily harm and taking and driving a vehicle without consent. The court dismissed five other charges. With this […]

  • 1st vehicle of Milwaukee’s streetcar set to arrive; hiring process underway

    MILWAUKEE — Like it or hate it, it is coming. The first vehicle of the Milwaukee streetcar will be rolling into the city in about a week, but don’t expect to become a passenger until the fall. “They are currently doing some demolition and rail work at the corner of Milwaukee and Kilbourn ,” said Patrick Flaherty, project representative. Rail work on Broadway and Kilbourn is next, and will wrap up this spring. The city’s downtown streetcar committee is most […]