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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
  • 30th and Cherry (Father of four shot & killed in his home)

    “My dad saved my life:” Father of four shot, killed inside his own home near 30th & Cherry

    MILWAUKEE — We now know how two suspected armed robbers got into a Milwaukee home, killing a father of four before his family’s eyes. An 11-year-old boy says he was tricked by the criminals into opening the door. It happened on Thursday, June 25th around 6:25 a.m. near 30th and Cherry. What makes this investigation so challenging is a language barrier. The victim and his family members speak Karen. They came here after fleeing Burma and living in a refugee […]

  • Jared Kellner

    Five years later: Dawn Kellner keeps alive the memory of her son, Jared, killed at O’Donnell parking garage

    MILWAUKEE — The family of a teenager killed as he was trying to make his way to Summerfest is remembering him five years after his death. 15-year-old Jared Kellner died five years ago on June 24th — when a 13-ton slab of concrete fell from the O’Donnell parking garage, killing him and injuring two others. On Wednesday, about 20 people gathered at the O’Donnell parking garage — each getting a purple balloon. Purple was Jared Kellner’s favorite color. One wish was made […]

  • Meijer in Grafton

    New shopping opportunities: Meijer opens two Wisconsin stories, more to come

    GRAFTON — Meijer opened its first two Wisconsin stores in Grafton and Kenosha on Tuesday morning, June 23rd. The Grafton store was the first to open in the Badger State — which made Village President Jim Brunquell very happy. “So people will say, ‘oh, yeah. That’s right. They had it in Grafton first,'” said Brunquell. Meijer has 219 stores in five states plus Wisconsin. “This is a big, big deal for us and for our company to open our doors […]

  • Juneteenth

    “It just makes my heart happy:” Hundreds commemorate Juneteenth day and celebrate freedom in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A big celebration in Milwaukee on Friday, June 19th as hundreds of people commemorate ‘Juneteenth’ day. 150 years ago, the last slaves were told of the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s a day to remember the past. “It’s just a great day for Milwaukee,” said James Harris, celebrating Juneteenth day. A celebration that spans generations. “I’ve been coming here now for like over 30 some years, my mom used to bring me when I was little,” said Maxine Crenshaw, celebrating […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker

    “He’s sort of keeping up with the Joneses:” Governor Walker inches closer to a run for president

    MILWAUKEE — Governor Scott Walker takes a step closer to a run for president — possibly the last step before a formal announcement. Walker has still not declared he is running for President. He has indicated that won’t occur until after the Wisconsin Legislature passes a state budget, but he has inched ever so closely to doing it with the appointment of a presidential fundraising committee. This also means he no longer has to rely solely on his super PAC. […]

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    “It’s about awareness:” NAACP gearing up to lead 860-mile march from Selma to Washington, D.C.

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a journey for justice with stops along the way. On Wednesday, June 17th, the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP outlined an upcoming 860-mile trek, advocating for social justice.  The march will begin in Georgia, and some familiar faces from Milwaukee will be taking part in it. Maria Hamilton is the founder of Mothers for Justice United and the mother of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a former Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park […]

  • MCTS union spokesman: 96.4% of members vote YES, call for strike if needed

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit  union workers voted Tuesday, June 16th on whether to go on strike. They’ve been working without a contract for more than two months. An Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 spokesman tells FOX6 News 96.4% of union members who voted during Tuesday’s strike vote voted YES. That would give them the authority to call for a strike if contract negotiations fall through — knowing union members are behind them. “Over the years we`ve been giving, giving, giving, so […]

  • Nestle

    Fire forces evacuation at Nestle plant in Burlington, “fire crews on multiple floors”

    BURLINGTON — Employees at the Nestle plant in Burlington were forced to take an unplanned break on Friday morning, June 12th. The building was evacuated because of a fire. The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Friday. “Once we identified the problem on the second floor our crews attacked the fire,” said Burlington Fire Chief Perry Howard. But Chief Howard says that wasn’t exactly easy. “It was quite a distance inside the plant and we had fire crews on multiple […]

  • Trestle Trail, Menasha

    Released: Menasha police issue final report on Trestle Trail bridge shooting

    MENASHA — Menasha police released a report on Thursday, June 11th on the shooting that resulted in four deaths on a recreational bridge. The report says the shooter had a long history of depression, alcohol dependency, suicidal and sometimes homicidal thoughts. Investigators say Sergio Valencia del Toro was intoxicated when he fatally shot two men and a child on the bridge before taking his own life on May 3rd. The report cites del Toro’s behavioral health history which showed that […]

  • Andrew Williams

    “Think outside the box:” He came from humble beginnings, and he’s now inspiring future engineers

    MILWAUKEE — Who are you really? Are you who you say you are — or who others say you are? A Marquette University professor says you should make sure the opinions of others don’t put you in a box. Andrew Williams, a professor at Marquette University enjoys engaging young people to stimulate their creativity and their imagination. “There’s lots of potential uses for a humanoid robot that could, for example, assist the elderly or could help someone with a disability,” Williams […]

  • Mitchell Owens

    Complaint: Accused abductor Mitchell Owens told victim she broke his heart

    EAU CLAIRE COUNTY — We are learning new details about an abduction that occurred at the Walmart store in Mukwonago early Monday morning, June 8th and a statewide manhunt for the suspect. On Tuesday afternoon, 24-year-old Mitchell Owens was located in Eau Claire County. It is believed Owens took his own life. New court documents reveal the apparent reason Owens abducted the woman at gunpoint. It was a horrifying set of circumstances for the victim — a 21-year-old Walmart employee. According to […]

  • arena

    Milwaukee County leaders hear for first time, details about proposed Bucks arena funding plan

    MILWAUKEE — Members of the Milwaukee County Board got a chance to weigh in on the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena and the plan to pay for it during a specially-called session on Tuesday, June 9th. They heard from Milwaukee County administrators and Bucks officials for the first time about the plan. County supervisors had plenty of questions about the plan and the county’s role in it. They were not part of negotiations regarding the arena proposal and funding plan. It was noted by a […]

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