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Deandra Corinthios couldn’t be happier to be a part of the FOX6 News team! She joined the station as a reporter for FOX6 WakeUp in September 2014.

Deandra comes from just up the road in Green Bay, where she was a reporter and anchor at NBC26 for just over two years. At NBC26 Deandra shot and edited all her own stories. During her time in Titletown, Deandra fell in love with Wisconsin and everything it means to live in this state, even winters in the “Frozen Tundra!”

She got her start as a reporter at WGEM in Quincy, Illinois. There, she covered news in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Her award-winning spot news coverage has been recognized by both the Missouri and Illinois Broadcasters Associations.

Deandra is originally from Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She also has a degree in International Studies.

While she has spent a lot of time in the Midwest, Deandra is a first-generation American. Her dad is Egyptian and her mom is Slovenian. She grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, and is fluent in French and Spanish. Deandra also spent six months living and studying in Cairo, Egypt, where she learned to speak Arabic. Most of her family lives in the Middle East.

Deandra loves to ski, hike around Wisconsin’s beautiful state parks and play with her cat Cleo. She’s also a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. Despite her Chicago roots, she will always cheer on the Packers!

Recent Articles
  • “42 million Americans are going hungry:” Trailer traveling the country sends powerful message

    MILWAUKEE — A trailer traveling around the country stops in the Milwaukee area to send a powerful message: more than 42 million Americans are going hungry tonight. These people aren’t actors, they are Americans experiencing hunger — and they make up the traveling “This Is Hunger” exhibit. “Hunger is something that can happen to people in the U.S. even when they’re working hard, even when they’re doing things right,” said Maya Joshua, Tour Facilitator for This Is Hunger. The exhibit has […]

  • “I really love fashion:” Students with a passion for fashion are taking their designs to the runway

    WAUWATOSA — Milwaukee-area students with a passion for fashion are taking their designs to the runway this summer — and they haven’t even started college yet! Melanie Davis is creating her own jewelry line.  Camree Robinson was busy Thursday, June 22nd sewing a skirt. “I like more of a grunge, sometimes, and I do more of a preppy style. I do a lot of color sometimes,” said Robinson, fashion boot camp participant. Mount Mary University’s Fashion Boot Camp is a  week-long […]

  • “These are our replacements:” Future firefighters put to the test in basic training

    MILWAUKEE — Future firefighters are put to the test. They’re only teenagers, but they’re getting their first taste of what it’s like to be a Milwaukee firefighter. “These are our replacements one day, so let’s build them up,” said Deputy Chief Aaron Lipski. These teenagers are about to go through the equivalent of basic training for firefighters. “They are willing to put in the time and the effort, and put in the work to get there. They just haven’t been tapped […]

  • “It is very shocking:” Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Authorities say a suicidal man with a gun was fatally shot by officers Sunday night, June 18th in Waukesha. Officials said the suspect pointed the gun at officers. A quiet night in a Waukesha neighborhood turned tense as a standoff unfolded. Around 8:00 p.m. Sunday, officers surrounded a home near Sunkist and Pleasant View. “It is very shocking. I did hear a lot of yelling back and forth. I did see some police officers running on our block,” said Paula […]

  • “Try to give back:” Donation makes a difference in the lives of heart transplant patients

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a donation to make a difference in the lives of local heart transplant patients — but who the money comes from may surprise you. “Whatever we raise, we try to give back,” said James Losiniecki, Director of Milwaukee County Tavern League. It may be an unlikely partnership. The Milwaukee County Tavern League donating money to Two Lives One Heart — a charitable foundation for pre and post heart transplant patients. “It’s not just an organization that is […]

  • Researchers in Milwaukee are changing the lives of African-American asthma patients

    MILWAUKEE — Researchers in Milwaukee are changing the lives of African-American asthma patients through a nationwide clinical trial. Research shows African-Americans are more prone to asthma than Caucasians or Hispanics. Nine-year-old Tyler Scott has asthma. His mom signed him up to participate in the BARD clinical trial. “Seeing your child go through something you just don’t understand, that is one of my biggest fears, not being able to help my son,” said Ruthia Humphrey, Tyler’s mom. A team at the Aurora […]

  • “I was afraid I was going to die:” Healing from cancer through Art Therapy

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — Surviving cancer can be a long and grueling process, but through art, patients are finding peace. One local survivor has made it her mission to help others. “I was afraid I was going to die when I was diagnosed with cancer,” said Laurell Scholz. Scholz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and started making bracelets. The beads mark the good and the bad in her fight to survive. “I have other things on here, like peppermints […]

  • “She’s a fighter:” Woman battles rare lung disease at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

    WAUWATOSA — It is a disease only one in a million people have. Most doctors have never seen a case, and it is extremely difficult to cure. But at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, one patient is fighting her hardest to beat it. The unexpected and nearly impossible had to happen for Ashley Kleiber to be well enough for visitors. She was dying of a rare lung disease called Idiopathic Pleural-parenchymal Fibroelastosis. “I try to take a deep breath […]

  • Meet five-year-old Maggie Knapp of Hubertus, facing one of the world’s rarest diseases, with no cure

    HUBERTUS — A young girl in Washington County is fighting each day to beat one of the world’s rarest diseases. Maggie Knapp has a big personality, and she’s tougher than she looks. You would never know by looking at her that the five-year-old girl has seen more doctors than most people will see in a lifetime. At first, there were no red flags. “Her muscle tone was a little bit on the lower side, but she met all her milestones,” Ginger […]

  • Police: 37-year-old man shot, killed near 27th and McKinley; 3 suspects sought

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Friday morning, June 16th near 27th Street and McKinley Boulevard. It happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. Police say a 37-year-old man, later identified as Troy Smith, was outside of a residence when several suspects approached him and shot him. The victim died from his injuries. MPD continues to seek a motive and search for suspect(s). Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

  • Police: Critical missing sisters found safe, 36-year-old man arrested

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said Thursday evening, June 15th three missing sisters have been found safe — and a 36-year-old man has been arrested. The girls were found in Chicago around 4:45 p.m. Charges are pending against the man arrested. Police asked for help locating the critical missing sisters, ages 12, 10 and five after they were reportedly last seen near 1st and Locust Wednesday evening. The girls’ maternal grandmother said they were caught up in a fight between their parents. […]

  • “The American dream:” Milwaukee welcomes newest American citizens during annual Flag Day ceremony

    MILWAUKEE — In Milwaukee, a special Flag Day ceremony Wednesday, June 14th welcomed some of our nation’s newest Americans. The presentation of the colors and the National Anthem is a tradition at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion every June 14th. “The flag of the United States of America still flies for the exact same reason it flew 240 years ago, for liberty,” said  Daniel Kafka, US Army. Many of those in the crowd were about to be naturalized as citizens […]