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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
  • Dontre Hamilton supporters rally at Milwaukee County Courthouse

    Smaller group of Dontre Hamilton supporters rally Wednesday evening, this time at the Courthouse

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Three days after a grand jury decided there is no probable cause to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, protests continue in Ferguson and across the country — including here in Milwaukee. Supporters of Dontre Hamilton gathered again on Wednesday evening, November 26th. The case involving the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton is similar to the case out of Ferguson involving Michael Brown. 31-year-old Hamilton was shot and killed by former […]

  • Dontre Hamilton protesters at Bradley Center

    Milwaukee police sergeant, officer injured as Dontre Hamilton supporters tried entering Bradley Center

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a sergeant and an officer were injured on Tuesday night, November 25th — as Dontre Hamilton supporters attempted to enter the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game. This, as a large crowd of supporters gathered nearly 24 hours after the grand jury decision was handed down in Ferguson. It began Tuesday evening inside downtown Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park. Supporters, and members of Dontre Hamilton gathered for what was billed as a […]

  • Naturalization

    Simply “proud:” 200+ people take the oath to become American citizens

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 205 people representing 68 countries around the world became American citizens in Milwaukee on Friday, November 21st. Those who gathered for the naturalization ceremony studied, took their exam, passed a background check — and then they took the Oath of Allegiance. It was administered by the Honorable Nancy Joseph, a naturalized citizen from Haiti. Gerois di Marco from Venezuela took the oath. “Been here for a long time. My life is here. I’m definitely attached with the values […]

  • Fire Department

    Emergency crews respond to Ebola scare stemming from language barrier

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A communication gap leads to an Ebola scare. It started out as a normal, quiet morning on W. Windlake Avenue, near south 13th St. But then the emergency crews arrived, and Romana Rivas got nervous. “When you see the red tape and you see everybody standing in the street looking at our house and you don’t know what to think. I thought maybe carbon monoxide, a virus — I even thought of Ebola,” said Rivas. That actually […]

  • Milwaukee County Board

    County Board votes to override a number of County Executive Chris Abele’s 26 budget vetoes

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Board on Wednesday, November 19th voted to override a number of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 26 vetoes to the 2015 county budget. County Executive Abele had hoped the Board would sustain the majority of his vetoes saying: “If the supervisors sustain my vetoes, the 2015 Adopted Budget will put Milwaukee County in a stronger and more sustainable position next year and in future years,” as he announced his vetoes on Tuesday, November […]

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    Preparing for a season change: Get your leaves raked and ready for pick-up

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you haven’t raked your leaves to the curb, you might want to make plans Saturday, November 15th — that’s the Department of Public Works deadline. Big or small leaf piles, that’s what the DPW crews will be clearing form the streets on Saturday before they transition for the snowfall. The leaf clean-up will take place on the streets of Milwaukee until Wednesday the 26th. “We’ve already collected over 11 tons of leaves. We generally collect about […]

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    “I am thrilled this is working:” Operation Alley Cat helps police nab burglary suspect

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A combination of police officers, citizens and surveillance cameras is being credited for helping to nab a suspected burglar on Milwaukee’s near south side. The crime occurred around noon on Friday, November 7th. Police say a suspect took several items from a garage near 33rd and Burnham. According to police, the suspect approached the garage on a bicycle that had an infant cart attached to the back. The suspect then entered the garage and took two snow […]

  • Packers Bears

    Itching for tickets to the Packers/Bears game? You might be able to afford it

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Despite the decades-old rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, ticket prices are going down. “Right now, you can get tickets for the Packers/Bears game for under $150. And really premium seats aren’t going to cost you much over $300,” said Mike Holzberger from Connections Ticket Service. “They were 50 percent higher than that last week.” Holzberger says there are three factors for the big drop. He says the number one reason is that the […]

  • O'Donnell Park

    DELAYED: Milwaukee County Board won’t vote on proposed O’Donnell Park sale until December 18th

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Board has decided to hold off on a vote to sell the O’Donnell Parking Structure to Northwestern Mutual. The Board on Thursday, November 6th voted 14-3 to lay over the vote until December 18th. Northwestern Mutual has offered to purchase the O’Donnell Parking Structure and O’Donnell Park near Milwaukee’s lakefront for about $13 million. Northwestern Mutual is interested because the property is directly across the street from where the company is building a new […]

  • Joe Estrada, Stephano Torres, Dionte Williams, Christina Suarez

    Police: Crash led to fatal beating, one suspect accused of saying victim “deserved it”

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — Four of six people arrested following a fatal beating that occurred on the city’s south side this past weekend have now been charged. 26-year-old Joe Estrada III, 21-year-old Stephano Torres and 21-year-old Dionte Williams, all of Milwaukee each face a charge of first degree reckless homicide. 28-year-old Christina Suarez faces a harboring or aiding a felon charge. Early on Saturday, November 1st, police were dispatched to the area of 33rd and Lapham for a fight complaint. […]

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    “I love Election Night. It’s our democracy in progress:” No excuse not to vote in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD (WITI) — Like many places, the voter turnout in Brookfield has been good and steady. Out of duty, a favorite candidate. People have different reasons for voting, but most would say the important thing is to do it. Voters were at the polling place in Swanson Elementary before it opened, and Assistant Chief Inspector, Bill Kennedy was there to greet them. “When we opened the doors within three minutes I had 10-15 people in each of our four ward […]

  • water

    If the water from your tap tastes or smells different, there is a reason

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — You may notice some changes in the taste or odor of the water coming from your tap. That’s because Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) is temporarily turning off its ozone system at the northside Linnwood Water Treatment Plant — so improvements at the plant can be made. If you live north of State Street and you’re a Milwaukee Water Works customer, this pertains to you. According to the MWW website, “We are installing valves upstream of the ozone process […]

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