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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
  • Racine Mayor Dickert to step down, taking role with Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

    RACINE — A change in leadership is coming to the City of Racine. After eight years in office, Mayor John Dickert announced Monday, March 27th that he will be stepping down for a new job. “We are a great city, on a great lake,” said Mayor Dickert. But the Great Lakes are exactly why Mayor Dickert is choosing to resign. “Water was, and is, the next major political and economic battleground for this country, for our future,” said Dickert. Mayor Dickert said he was […]

  • “Safety is a human right:” Push underway to raise money for victims of domestic violence

    MILWAUKEE — A round-the-clock push is underway right now to raise money for victims of domestic violence in our area — and to bring awareness to the problem. For a full 24-hours, the Sojourner Family Peace Center is gathering donations, while survivors tell their story. The event is called “Sojourner Safe & Healthy 24.” For 24-hours, donations are matched by Sojourner sponsors, supporting services for thousands of local victims. “When I felt ready, I reached out to them,” said Trista, […]

  • “Start adopting them here:” BIG change at MADACC allows more stray dogs to find local forever homes

    MILWAUKEE — A big change at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) will allow more stray dogs to find their forever homes. MADACC is known for adopting out pit bulls, but they are expanding their adoption policy so they can adopt out ALL breeds. A tiny dog named Tinkerbell came to MADACC as a stray, and instead of getting sent to another shelter, she has a new family in the Milwaukee area. Until now, MADACC could only adopt out large […]

  • “It is a big wake-up call:” Greendale H.S. students take part in Reality Day workshop

    GREENDALE — Greendale High School students got a reality check on Wednesday, March 22nd — figuring out how to manage money, and seeing whether their career goals could support the lifestyle they want. Fast forward 10 years, and Greendale High School junior Samantha Henschel said she sees herself as an attorney. “I am definitely worried about loans. Definitely worried about how much it is going to be after I go to undergrad and graduate,” said Henschel. To make it easier to plan for […]

  • Driver accused of abusing medication, causing deadly crash to enter plea

    MILWAUKEE — 34-year-old Rania Hamad — the Milwaukee woman accused of striking and killing a pedestrian while abusing prescription medication is expected to enter a plea Tuesday, March 21st. Rania Hamad is facing one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle for a crash that happened on Milwaukee’s south side in October 2014. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27th near the intersection of 8th and Becher. The victim, later identified as Antonio Ocampo-Nejara, was hit […]

  • “We need to build our supply back up:” BloodCenter of WI issues EMERGENCY appeal for donations

    MILWAUKEE — There is a critical shortage of blood in the Milwaukee area. Officials with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin have issued an EMERGENCY appeal for blood donations — as they have less than a three-day supply of certain blood types. Empty donor chairs have been an alarming reality at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. “We need to have an adequate supply inside the hospital at all times,” said Dr. Jerome Gottschall, BloodCenter medical director. BloodCenter officials said they’ve had less than a one-day supply […]

  • “This project took a while:” In less than a month, a major town center is opening in Waukesha Co.

    BROOKFIELD — We’re less than a month away from a major town center opening in Waukesha County. The developers are calling it the heart of the Town of Brookfield. 400,000 square feet of retail and dining — and more than 200 luxury apartments are under construction off Bluemound Road, and not far from I-94. It’s called The Corners of Brookfield. “It is no secret this project took a while to get off the ground, but it is here and it […]

  • “A lot of hard work, patience:” 2 teams from MPS’ Washington High School are headed to state

    MILWAUKEE — There’s a lot of pride in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. Not one, but two teams from MPS’ Washington High School are headed to state. Purgolders’ pride roared through the gym at Washington High School on Thursday, March 16th. It was a day the boys basketball team will never forget — as they prepare to play in the state tournament in Madison. The boys basketball team has been to state many times. The last time they won it all […]

  • “Destined to do great things:” MPS event helps young men find hope, opportunity

    MILWAUKEE — Wednesday, March 15th was dubbed “A Day of Destiny” for the African-American male students at North Division High School. The point was to empower the young men and stop violence in their communities. Close to 150 young men gathered in the auditorium at North Division High School on Wednesday. It was all part of the “I Will Not Die Young Campaign.” “Life is real. You have to be really careful out here as an African-American male,” said Greg Norwood, senior at North […]

  • Sarah Zakzesky due in court, charged in brutal beating posted to Snapchat

    MILWAUKEE — 20-year-old Sarah Zakzesky, one of three people criminally charged in connection with the fatal beating of Delvin Mendoza-Chaparro, is due in court Wednesday, March 15th for a plea hearing. Zakzesky waived her right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday, December 29th — and then pleaded not guilty. Zakzesky faces one count of first degree reckless homicide as party to a crime. She made her initial appearance in court on December 22nd. Probable cause was found for further proceedings in this […]

  • “Kind of crazy:” Lake effect snow makes for messy morning commute in Racine County

    RACINE — It was another messy morning in Racine County Tuesday, March 14th — with intense lake effect snow. Several inches came down in a few short hours and visibility was near zero in some spots. Near whiteout conditions took over on Tuesday morning in Racine County. Multiple vehicles ended up veering off Highway 32. Plow drivers did their best to keep up with the fast-falling flakes. Crews used heavy duty equipment to make multiple passes in the same area, […]

  • “We want to make sure our citizens are safe:” New text-to-911 service unveiled in Waukesha Co.

    WAUKESHA — New technology in Waukesha County changes the way you can communicate during an emergency. Now, dispatchers are able to receive and reply to 911 text messages. You can reach a dispatcher at the Emergency Operations Center in Waukesha without ever speaking a word. All you need to do is send a text message to the number 911. “You’re going to get from us, ‘911, what is the address of your emergency?’ said Gary Bell, Director of Emergency Preparedness […]