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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
  • Waukesha disaster simulation

    Three-day disaster exercise: First responders simulate E5 tornado that’s devastated Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Nearly 700 Wisconsin National Guard troops partnered with the city of Waukesha Police Department and civilian emergency responders to conduct a full-scale disaster exercise in Waukesha beginning Friday, August 28th. When disaster strikes, you want knowledgeable people ready to respond. Your life may depend on it. In the three-day disaster exercise scenario, an E5 tornado devastates downtown Waukesha, requiring a mass casualty response. This coordinated effort will involve trained volunteers, area hospitals, all levels of emergency management and the […]

  • Milwaukee Home Loan Assistance Event

    Easing the stress: Event allows homeowners facing foreclosure to meet with lenders face-to-face

    MILWAUKEE — The foreclosure rate has dramatically decreased since the height of the recession — but foreclosures are still occurring. Some homeowners at risk of losing their homes had the opportunity to meet with mortgage lenders and see what government and private programs are available that could help them. Facing the possibility of losing your home can be extremely stressful. A “Milwaukee Home Loan Assistance Event” held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on W. Vliet Street on […]

  • Marquette move-in day

    “Nervous but excited:” Freshman move-in day welcomes thousands of new Marquette University students

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly 2,000 freshman are converging on the Marquette University campus on Wednesday, August 26th for move-in day. Besides parents, even university professors tried to lend a helping hand. This is a big day! They’ve nearly graduated and now venturing into independent living, of sorts, into university dorms. “Stressful. Making sure you have everything, you don’t forget anything at home. Cause if you forget one thing you feel you’re going to need it. Just gotta make sure you have […]

  • Crash in New Berlin involving DHL truck and 14-year-old boy

    Dash camera captures crash involving DHL truck, 14-year-old bicyclist in New Berlin; boy out of hospital

    NEW BERLIN — A 14-year-old boy struck by a truck in New Berlin is out of the hospital and recovering from a head injury. The crash happened last week, and FOX6 News has now obtained dashcam video that shows the collision as it happened. The northbound lanes of Moorland Road were closed at Beloit Road on Thursday, August 20th due to the crash. That afternoon, a Waukesha County resident who wishes to remain anonymous was running errands when his dash […]

  • Leif Erickson in Waukesha County court

    Bound over for trial: Man accused of driving truck naked, slamming into squads

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — 21-year-old Leif Erickson appeared in a Waukesha County courtroom on Friday afternoon, August 21st for his preliminary hearing. The court ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to trial Erickson faces multiple charges in connection with an incident in which he was driving a pickup truck naked — and led police on a pursuit. Erickson faces the following criminal charges — which were filed on Friday, August 14th: First-degree recklessly endangering safety, repeater (three counts) […]

  • Moody Park

    “It gives children a place to go:” Moody Park on Milwaukee’s north side receives a much-needed facelift

    MILWAUKEE — A grand re-opening of a once popular park — Milwaukee’s Moody Park is an area that could use the lift. “I wanted to see it before I die so I’m a living witness to see it. That’s a great joy for me,” said Leatha West, overjoyed about park. The revitalized Moody Park is what Leatha West is overjoyed to see. This after the old Moody indoor pool that once stood there was demolished. West is a long-time resident […]

  • South Shore Terrace

    “An untapped resource:” New terrace at South Shore Park aims to draw you to the lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — If you haven’t been to Milwaukee’s South Shore Park lately, you might want to check out some big changes there. What used to be an eyesore of a storage area is now a beautiful new terrace. Milwaukee County Parks revealed the completed project on Wednesday afternoon, August 19th. The Terrace is a beachside concession and gathering place in the Bay View neighborhood. There are gas fire pits, an impressive mural and the breath-taking view of Lake Michigan. Randi […]

  • Scott Walker

    Walker’s health care plan: Repeal Obamacare, replace it with conservative alternative

    MINNEAPOLIS  — Gov. Scott Walker outlined his plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a series of conservative changes — including new caps on Medicaid payments to states and individual tax credits — in a speech in Minnesota on Tuesday, August 18th “On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that will repeal Obamacare entirely and replace it in a way that puts patients and their families back in charge of their health care […]

  • Shooting investigation near 33rd and Lincoln, Milwaukee

    Two wounded after armed robbery attempt at Milwaukee convenience store

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating the shooting of two people at a convenience store on the city’s south side on Friday, August 14th. Officials say the shooting happened during an attempted robbery at the Kwik Pick Mart near 33rd and Lincoln shortly before 2 p.m. A 48-year-old male worker at the store suffered a non-life threatening injury. A 38-year-old man in the store was also wounded. He suffered a serious injury. Both victims were taken to Froedtert Hospital for […]

  • Milwaukee police officers provide new school supplies to students

    “Giving back:” Milwaukee police officers deliver new school supplies to kids

    MILWAUKEE — Most students in southeast Wisconsin will be back in class in just a few weeks. Now, some Milwaukee police officers are reaching out to some of those students — to bring them new school supplies. Officer Michael Ward and his colleagues showed up at an apartment complex on N. 75th St. on Thursday, August 13th. They were bearing gifts. “We’re just trying to find areas where there’s a large amount of kids where we can just randomly show […]

  • Maccabi Games

    “All the different teams are really cool:” Teens from across the country take part in JCC Maccabi Games

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee has had an influx of teenagers from around the world this week. They’re participating in the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games. There’s been a lot going on this week. Along with baseball, about 1,000 teens from across the nation and three or four other countries have competed in track, soccer, tennis, basketball and swimming — just to name a few of the sports involved. It’s all part of the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games. The event is the largest […]

  • Coggs Human Services Center

    Coggs Center near 12th and Vliet reopens after it was evacuated due to bomb threat

    MILWAUKEE — The Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center was evacuated Wednesday, August 5th after a suspicious package was discovered — and the Bomb Squad had to be called in. At approximately 10:00 a.m. a staff member at the Marcia Coggs Human Services Center discovered a suspicious package. It was reportedly left in a large room with a lot of people. Diquoine Wells was at the Coggs Center Wednesday to verify his employment, and he says he saw a woman speaking with […]


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