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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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    “Get quiet, lock the doors:” Downtown campus of MATC temporarily on lockdown; man with gun arrested

    MILWAUKEE — A gun on the downtown campus of MATC resulted in a temporary lockdown Thursday, June 23rd. A man was taken into custody and fortunately, there was no gunfire. As relaxing and quiet as it was outside the MATC Milwaukee campus, it was tense inside on Thursday. Edward Jones says it started in his culinary arts class just before noon, when someone came after another student. “The guy started coming in the classroom and the chef told the guy he […]

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    Studies show childhood lead exposure may be linked to crime

    MILWAUKEE — High levels of lead exposure as children can cause aggression, learning difficulties and impulsiveness, and some Milwaukee kids discovered the means of exposure may surprise you. Thursday, the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition pointed out that lateral pipes that connect from some of Milwaukee’s old inner-city homes to the water main may be leaking spiked levels of lead. “It’s not just water pipes. But it’s the old lead-based paint that’s correlating some of it too,” said Shane Woodruff, educational […]

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    Freshwater for Life Coalition says lead in Milwaukee’s water comparable to Flint crisis

    MILWAUKEE — Lead in the water of Flint, Michigan exposed just how hazardous a problem it can be. A Milwaukee coalition says the problem is reaching the same level of urgency in Milwaukee for 70,000 properties. “We got kids walking around with lead in their bodies all over the place so how high does it have to get for somebody to do something,” said Dr. Pat McManus, CEO of the Wisconsin Black Health Coalition. The Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC) […]

  • Nora Winters

    Police pursuit, crash did not dampen student’s resolve to graduate with her class

    MILWAUKEE — A terrible crash on Sunday, June 12th did not stop one Bradley Tech High School student from graduation. A police pursuit on Sunday ended with a crash near 37th and Villard. Nora Winters was in one of the wrecked vehicles. “I have two broken bones in my neck and I busted my head open. I have eight staples in my head,” Winters said. She was waiting for her graduation ceremony from Bradley Tech to begin on Wednesday. But […]

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    “I Will Not Die Young” campaign: Vincent High School students make the pledge to live

    MILWAUKEE — “I Will Not Die Young.” With an increasing level of shootings in our area, those are powerful words coming from hundreds of high school students in Milwaukee. At Vincent High School on Friday, June 3rd it was a sobering presentation that caused students to make that pledge. Students at Vincent High School had no idea what they were walking into at the school assembly on Friday. Kwabena Nixon, with the “I Will Not Die Young Campaign,” gave FOX6 […]

  • Fatal shooting at Cigarette Depot in Milwaukee on June 12th, 2004

    Family members, detectives want to solve cold case murder from 2004: “There are people out there that know”

    MILWAUKEE — Sometimes tragedy is like a really horrific wound. Over time, it gets better — but it leaves a lasting scar. A Greenfield family has such a scar. And after 12 years, the Caliva family is hoping someone with vital information will help them heal. The tragedy happened on June 12th, 2004. Mike Caliva was working his part-time job at the Cigarette Depot on 76th Street near Center Street in Milwaukee. “It was kind of slow going. Just trying to get his […]

  • Juan Contreras

    Man faces battery charge after assault at Texas Jay’s that could result in loss of license

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A 42-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges for an incident that happened on April 2nd at Texas Jay’s Gentlemen’s Club located near W. National Avenue and S. Kinnickinnic Avenue in Milwaukee. A Milwaukee Common Council committee has recommended that the full committee pull the license for Texas Jay’s as a result of this incident. Juan Contreras faces one count of substantial battery (substantial bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm). According to a criminal complaint, Milwaukee police […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]

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