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I'm grateful for this amazing opportunity to do what I love and get back to this part of the country. My relatively short life already reads like a cross-country music tour; only with far less music and screaming fans along the way.

Going backwards, I was most recently the primary nightside reporter and a fill-in anchor at the ABC affiliate in Waco, Texas. That market includes the Killeen/Fort Hood community, which made November 5, 2009 a day I will remember forever. We were in the middle of our afternoon planning meeting when a military psychiatrist killed 12 fellow soldiers and a civilian on post. In the days following, we learned most of those soldiers were from a detachment based in Wisconsin. I was the first reporter on the scene at the shooter's apartment and did hours of live reporting for wall-to-wall coverage.

Prior to my time in Waco, I graduated with majors in journalism and political science from Northwestern University. I used Chicago as home base, traveling all over the country during school. I took an on-air reporting internship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and later at a station in Lansing, Michigan; the place where both Jeremy Ross and Mike Lowe got their starts. I also hit every Big Ten state, following the Wildcats on away football games, most of the time as a reporter for the campus TV station. While in school, I also produced and solo-anchored a Midwest Regional Emmy Award-winning live 2008 election special for a PBS station in Chicago. Other work during college helped me pick up a College Emmy and a few Hearst Awards.

I'm originally from New Jersey and one of the only ways you would be able to tell is by asking me how I take my "caw-fee" in the morning. And sorry Bucks, Brewers and Packers fans... But being from the New York side of Jersey means I'm a Yankees, Knicks and Dolphins (long story) fan all the way.

Now I'm happy to call Milwaukee home. You will definitely see me running lakeside when the weather is nice. I also love playing and watching pretty much any sports. I am a big movie dork, meaning I'll see pretty much anything in theaters.

I especially like stories where I can help get you results, or ones where I can find a creative way of demonstrating a problem and bringing it to the attention of the right people.


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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Whitnall High School Superintendent Dr. Lowell Holtz held an informational meeting at the school on Monday, March 25th. This, after 55-year-old James Heidke of Milwaukee was charged with one count of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. Heidke was a food services director at the school. Holtz says the district found out two days after Heidke was arrested on February 23rd. However, they did not release information to the public until March 13th. Parents, […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Man survives stabbing inside Double B’s BBQ restaurant

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A man who survived a stabbing attack inside Double B’s BBQ restaurant spoke exclusively with FOX6 News on Thursday, March 21st — and said he believes a rosary may have helped save his life. Tony Ortiz was just about to head home after his shift at Double B’s BBQ on March 9th, when a man came at him in the basement of the restaurant. “Right when he was coming at me he said ‘you`re my enemy.’ He said […]

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    Award-winning film, Packers great part of anti-bullying effort

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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 24-year-old Keshia Spikes of Milwaukee was arrested Monday night, March 18th for operating while intoxicated with four children in the vehicle. Spikes was stopped by officials around 11:45 p.m. on Sherman Boulevard near North Avenue for suspended plates. According to police, during the stop the deputy could smell a strong odor of alcohol from Spikes. Spikes tested a .26 on the PBT, more than three times the legal limit. Spikes had a 26-year-old female passenger and four […]

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    10 suspected drug dealers arrested in Plymouth area

    SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — Sheboygan police officials say 10 suspected drug dealers were arrested in the Plymouth area following a six-month drug investigation. “What we had were a lot of tips concerning the distribution of pills in the Plymouth area,” Sheboygan Police Lt. Mike Williams said. Sheboygan police officials say an investigation has been ongoing into the “prolific distribution” of Schedule II drugs in Plymouth — which also led to the distribution of heroin. “We tried to go after some of […]

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    Marquette a No. 3 seed, Badgers No. 5 seed in NCAA Tourney

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — March Madness is here! On “Selection Sunday,” March 17th, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee revealed the field of 68 teams invited to the Big Dance. Two Wisconsin teams — the Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette University were expected to be seeded in this tournament. Marquette University (23-8) is a No. 3 seed in the East region in this tourney, and will take on No. 14 seed Davidson (26-7) on Thursday, March 21st in the first round of play. […]

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    Marine concealed carry rescue story re-ignites WI gun debate

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A FOX6 exclusive story has reignited the state of Wisconsin’s gun debate. A Marine Corps veteran on his way home from work early Tuesday morning, March 12th spotted a woman being beaten on the street — and with his concealed carry permit and pistol in hand, stopped the attack. Now, the man responsible for the attack has been charged, and the 911 calls in this case have been released. The woman attacked has some very serious […]

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    Firefighters focus on health & wellness to aid in fighting fires

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Not only do firefighters put their lives on the line on a daily basis, but they also fight exhaustion, pain and fight to stay fit. It’s all so Milwaukee firefighters like Jim Malecki and Lorenzo Williams can fight flames for years to come. Perhaps the only actual fire burning in the basement of the Milwaukee Firefighter Academy may be the one in the belly of Health and Safety Officer Jason Mims. “You need to be fit focus […]

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    Students at Nativity Jesuit school can relate to Latin American pope

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — One could say newly-appointed Pope Francis is molded in Marcos Mayorga’s image. Mayorga is Latino, and also attends Nativity Jesuit Middle School on Milwaukee’s south side. “Nativity is a 5th through 8th grade school for Latino boys. One of the tag lines is educating Latino boys for service,” Religion teacher Erik Anderson said. The selection of Pope Francis — the first Latin-American pope and first Jesuit pope is an inspiration for these young Catholics. “I feel very […]

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    Marine with concealed carry permit stops man from beating woman

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A Marine Corps veteran was able to stop a man early Tuesday, March 12th from nearly kicking a woman to death. It happened near 102nd and Lincoln, and Wisconsin’s concealed carry law made his efforts possible. Charlie Blackmore was driving home from work at 4:00 a.m. along Lincoln Avenue when he saw something on the sidewalk. Blackmore didn’t realize it was a woman on the ground being kicked in the head and stomach until he got […]

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    10 months after allegations made against her, Nancy Evans not charged

    FRANKLIN (WITI) — Nancy Evans, the former warden of the Milwaukee Correctional Facility in Franklin is accused of giving thousands of taxpayer dollars to her boyfriend. 10 months after the allegations were first made, Evans faces no criminal charges and still has a job with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. FOX6 News profiled Evans over a year ago — taking a look at how quickly she was able to rise through the ranks. She has now fallen just as quickly. […]

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    Republicans applaud mining bill passage, Dems. expect litigation

    MADISON (WITI) — On Monday, March 11th, Gov. Scott Walker will sign the controversial mining bill. What is less certain is what will happen next, and how many jobs, if any will be coming to the state. What this mining bill means as far as jobs is a matter of who you ask, who sues over this bill and whether there will even be an iron mine. “I think we have the potential for thousands of good paying jobs and […]

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