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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
  • Protesters at Donald Trump rally

    Protesters make their voices heard in hours leading up to Trump rally in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — They might not get in, but there were a fair number of people heading to the Waukesha County Expo Center who do not want Donald Trump to get elected as president. Several groups and individuals were at the Expo Center protesting what Trump does and does not stand for. The issued were varied as were the protesters. “He’s a racist. I think his remarks from the very beginning have had that tone and I think he’s reluctant to […]

  • Early voting

    “It’s very simple:” On National Voter Registration Day, officials announce you can do so at the library!

    MILWAUKEE — One day after the first presidential debate ahead of the November general election, Tuesday, September 27th was National Voter Registration Day! Here’s something you may not know: If you’ve registered to vote in the past, you may need to register again. “The polling place is the one place where we are all equal. We each have only one vote,” Mary Kae Nelson, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County said. The trick is getting all […]

  • Hector Colon

    Hector Colon gets new 2-year term as Milwaukee County’s Health & Human Services director

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors reached a compromise in the reconfirmation of Hector Colon as director of the Department of Health and Human Services. The board voted 10-7 in favor of an amendment on Thursday, September 22nd to make the director position a two-year term. The board then voted 11-6 to approve Colon as the director. “We need more transparency from Mr. Colon,” said Supervisor Jim Schmitt. One by one, supervisors had their say on the reconfirmation of Colon. […]

  • Hector Colon

    Battle brewing over the reconfirmation of Hector Colon as Health & Human Services Director

    MILWAUKEE — It almost feels like a political campaign. Even though there will be a vote, supporters of Milwaukee County’s head of Health and Human Services are asking for politics to come out of the equation. A grassroots effort called “Stand with Hector” held a news conference on Tuesday, September 20th. The organizers were essentially taking the fight to save his job into the public domain. Ricardo Diaz with the United Community Center stood firmly with several other supporters of Hector Colon in calling […]

  • Blessings in a Backpack

    Blessings in a Backpack: National program started in Waukesha feeds mouths and minds

    WAUKESHA — Making sure there’s food to eat on the weekends — that’s the mission of a program called “Blessings in a Backpack” and Lowell Elementary School in Waukesha. The assembly line works like a well-oiled machine. Volunteers from four local companies came to Lowell Elementary on Thursday, September 15th to fill bags with food for kids as part of the program. “Every Friday, we take these bags of food. We put them into the eligible children backpacks and they […]

  • Eric Von celebration

    Marquette University celebrates the life of Eric Von

    MILWAUKEE — A community celebration of life — that’s what prompted hundreds of people to gather at Marquette University on Wednesday, September 14th. They shared memories of veteran journalist and community activist Eric Von. Eric Von touched many people and they showed their appreciation for him at the community celebration. There were people from different corners of the community coming together. PHOTO GALLERY Von hosted the “Eric Von Show” on WNOV and found “Brian, Brawn and Body,” a health and […]

  • Blood Center of Wisconsin

    Blood Center of Wisconsin holds blood drive to commemorate 9/11

    MILWAUKEE — The Blood Center of Wisconsin is doing its part to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. They’re honoring those who were lost and those who rose to serve, including first responders and donors who stood in long lines to give blood. The phones were busy a the blood center’s downtown Milwaukee location from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. It was a special 9/11 commemorative blood drive — first responders manned the phones. Milwaukee Assistant Fire Chief Brian Smith remembers […]

  • Ashlyn Flegel

    “Ashlyn has dialed 911:” After daughter’s tragic death, mother grateful for feature she had on her phone

    PEWAUKEE — Ashlyn Flegel was an energetic, creative, fun-loving 12-year-old girl — but on July 19th, tragedy struck. Flegel was riding her bike down a hill and across Highway SS when she was struck by a vehicle. She later passed away. Flight for Life was dispatched to the scene after a police officer used Flegel’s password-secured phone to call 911. To emergency crews, Flegel was a Jane Doe with no ID. But Flegel’s mother, Shannon, got a text message. “It said […]

  • ITT Tech in Greenfield

    “So stressed out:” ITT Tech students scrambling after nationwide shutdown — but there are some options

    GREENFIELD — Students enrolled in ITT Technical Institute were still reeling Wednesday, September 7th from news Tuesday of the abrupt shutdown of all ITT campuses nationwide. About 35,000 students nationwide were expecting to return to class at ITT Tech Institute next week — but instead they’re left scrambling to figure out how to transfer their credits after all 130 campuses were suddenly shut down. Some students on Wednesday again went to the ITT Tech campus in Greenfield — seeking answers. They […]

  • Morgan Geyser

    Motion filed requests a change of venue in trial of Morgan Geyser

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — The attorneys for Morgan Geyser filed a motion on Monday, August 29th for a change of venue for the trial against their client. In other words, they’re asking that the trial be held in a different county. The motion says the request is being made because “there is, at the very least, a reasonable likelihood that a fair trial cannot be had in Waukesha County.” Geyser is accused along with Anissa Weier of trying to sacrifice a classmate […]

  • Officer dances with drill team

    “I’m not going to disappoint:” Muskego police officer struts his stuff with Chicago-area drill team

    MUSKEGO — Muskego police officer Kevin Raiche takes his job to protect and serve very seriously. But every now and then, his service goes beyond the norm. On Sunday, August 28th, Raiche was spotted dancing in the street as the South Shore Drill Team of Chicago approached during the annual Muskego Community Festival Parade. This is the third year in a row he’s done this. “I was very stone faced. And as they approached, I was starting to feel it and then […]

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin  Rendering

    Bucks, Froedtert & MCW partner on Sports Science Center and Community Health Center

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network announced on Friday, August 26th an expansion of their community partnership. It includes developing two new health-oriented facilities within the new downtown Milwaukee arena district. Construction underway on the new training center in the foreground. Arena construction beyond that. #Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/ytymsXrwtP — A.J. Bayatpour (@AJBayatpour) August 26, 2016 According to a press release, a state-of-the-art Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, which will serve […]