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I’m proud and grateful to be a member of the FOX6 News team. I arrived in January 2011 and spent my first weeks at FOX6 covering the union protests in Madison. I guess you could say I hit the ground running!

I spent my first five years at FOX6 as a general assignment reporter. I had the responsibility of covering breaking news events that included the Sikh Temple shooting and the shooting at the Azana Salon and Spa.

For two years at FOX6, I worked with the U.S. Marshals on a weekly ‘Wisconsin’s Most Wanted’ segment, which assisted in the arrests of dozens of fugitives.

I am honored to currently be FOX6’s Contact 6 consumer reporter. My job is to help you save money! If you have a problem with a company or organization and can’t get a resolution, turn to us! Contact 6 has been going to bat for the little guy since 1972.

To file a complaint with Contact 6, click the CONTACT 6 tab. You’ll find the CONSUMER COMPLAINT? button on the right side of the page.

Some of my favorite stories prior to Contact 6 are the in-depth reports I generated with Milwaukee’s medical community. One of those reports received an Emmy Award and others received Emmy Award nominations.

I came to Milwaukee from Green Bay, where I reported for WFRV from 2008 to 2011. There, I reported on record flooding, a decades old murder investigation, and, of course, the Green Bay Packers! Prior to that, I spent one year at WKBT in La Crosse.

I became interested in TV news while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After internships at WCCO in Minneapolis and NBC-15 in Madison, I landed a full-time on-air internship at WISC, where I worked throughout my senior year.

I grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated from Eastview High School. Growing up, I wanted to become a writer, but found I lack the patience to sit down and write a book. The fast-paced business of TV journalism is much better fit for my personality!

In my free time, I like to run outside on southeast Wisconsin’s beautiful trails, read, and spend as much time as possible with my husband and daughter.

If you see me out on a story, please come over and say hello!

Recent Articles
  • Stuck with a big bill after an emergency room visit

    Imagine you’re very sick and head to the emergency room, only to later be told by your insurance company that it wasn’t a true emergency. Even worse, you’re now responsible for the bill. A new investigation from Consumer Reports finds more and more patients are getting stuck with big surprise bills from the ER.  Many health insurance companies try to discourage costly emergency-room care by charging a higher co-pay for ER visits, compared with urgent care centers or walk-in retail […]

  • Consumer Reports test: Carpet cleaner machines

    Think you’ve got dirty carpets? You should see the mess Consumer Reports just made to test three popular carpet cleaning machines. See if they stand up to the tests and earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. Consumer Reports testers don’t mess around when it comes to testing these carpet cleaning machines. Consumer Reports uses a Georgia red clay so that we can see how well these machines are removing embedded dirt from the carpet itself. Testers prep the samples with a […]

  • ‘We’re calling on Claire’s to recall all of these products:’ Independent study finds asbestos in makeup targeted at teens

    MILWAUKEE — There are more accusations against Claire’s stores that its makeup targeted at teens contains asbestos. It comes less than two months after the company declared its makeup safe to use. A new study by the consumer advocacy group U.S. PIRG claims to have uncovered three makeup products containing asbestos being sold in Claire’s stores. “It’s a dangerous chemical and it’s especially something we should not be exposing our kids to,” explained Peter Skopec, the foundation director of WISPIRG. […]

  • ‘It’s just the principle of the matter:’ Consignment store fails to pay back families after estate sales

    WEST ALLIS — Selling a lifetime’s worth of belongings during an estate sale can be emotional and stressful. FOX6’s Contact 6 has been getting complaints about a local company that put customers at ease, but ended up owing them money. When Steve Kane’s mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he and his siblings decided to sell their childhood home. “It wasn’t safe for her to stay at home and she wasn’t getting the care she needed,” Kane recalled. After moving their mom […]

  • Consumer Reports: Takata airbag recall goes on

    It’s the biggest auto recall in U-S history. Nearly 50-million Takata airbags so far, with roughly 20 million more still to come that were installed in cars, trucks, and SUV’s, from 19 different automakers. The Takata airbags have defective inflators, which can turn the very device designed to protect people into a miniature shrapnel bomb. And, the toll of injuries and deaths has been grim. But only about half of these airbags have been replaced. So why are so many […]

  • File your taxes early

    Getting a refund quickly is not the only upside of filing early. It can also protect you against criminals who file a phony return using your stolen Social Security number to collect your refund. The good news, the IRS tells us, is that the number of victims of identity theft on tax returns has fallen by about 2/3 since 2015 due to improved security. But there are growing concerns that data breaches since then could cause a spike in ID […]

  • To buy or not to buy: Trip insurance

    If you’re planning a holiday get-away you might want to consider travel insurance. In an uncertain world – with natural disasters, terrorist attacks or even personal injuries – canceling a trip at the last minute could mean money out the window. Consumer Reports says it may make sense to take out insurance. Premium travel insurance policies are more expensive but allowed you to cancel for any reason and give the most flexibility. It’s really important that consumers read the policy […]

  • Leafy greens may slow memory loss

    Most of us are familiar with the old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Now there is new evidence suggesting that a salad a day, may keep memory loss at bay. The health team at Consumer Reports explains why you may want to spend a little more time in the produce section. A new study shows eating leafy green vegetables every day, may help in preserving memory and thinking skills as you grow older. Dark leafy […]

  • ‘He stole the money from us. It kills me:’ Basketball team loses money after placing order online

    MUKWONAGO —  A junior basketball league lost money after taking a shot with an online retailer they’d never used before. Lately, Annie Madson has been feeling helpless on the sidelines. “You took money from our kids. That’s basically how I look at it,” Madson said. Madson is the head coach of the 5th-grade team for the Mukwonago Junior Indians. In all, about 110 kids participate in the Junior Indians program on 11 teams. In the fall, Madson arranged for all Junior Indians players […]

  • Can social media help you avoid food poisoning?

    If you’re looking for Yelp reviews of a new restaurant, the last words you want to read are “food poisoning.” While Consumer Reports says complaints on social media aren’t always the most reliable, they may contain enough clues to help local governments track potential outbreaks. That information is used by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which then reviews the claims. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the […]

  • ‘He went to turn himself in:’ Contractor shocks customers by turning himself in to authorities

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A seemingly reputable contractor shocked his customers by turning himself in to authorities and admitting he stole their money. Erich Berger of Menomonee Falls wishes his kitchen looked like the rendering provided by the contractor he hired, but work never started. “He came out and gave us an estimate. Came out and did all the measuring and everything,” Berger recalled. “He just said he got in over his head and he didn’t have the money to start […]

  • CR’s top car picks at a better price

    At its 327-acre test track, Consumer Reports tests about 50 new cars each year, evaluating everything from performance, to fuel economy, to child seat installation. Consumer Reports just released its 2018 Top Picks including – the Chevy Impala as CR’s top large car. The Subaru Forester as top small SUV, and the Ford F-150 as the top full-sized pickup. But the average price of a new car over $35,000, so buying a reliable used car can be a great way […]