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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
  • Can you trust online doctor reviews?

    With all the uncertainty surrounding health insurance these days, you may well find yourself looking for a new doctor. But how to choose? Nearly 60% of consumers say that online reviews are important when picking a health care provider — kind of like how you pick a restaurant or a plumber. The problem according to a new study in JAMA, a leading medical journal, is websites like Healthgrades, RateMDs , Vitals and Yelp often have too few patient reviews to […]

  • Listeria outbreak

    A nationwide recall is currently underway for all raw-milk cheeses, produced by ‘Vulto Creamery’ –– due to possible contamination with listeria. Six people were hospitalized and two died –– all sickened by the bacteria. The FDA has also issued recalls over the last six months for ice cream, cookie dough, frozen vegetables and even frozen waffles. Not everyone exposed to Listeria gets sick from it. But when you do, it can be serious. Most people with invasive listeriosis require hospitalization and […]

  • Wrangle for Rawhide: Why the Wisconsin charity fought for the right to its name

    NEW LONDON — What’s in a name? A Wisconsin charity would say a good deal. It recently fought for the right to its name after the organization’s donations took a dive. On a sprawling ranch two hours north of Milwaukee among barns, tractors and stables — there’s the sound of busy hands at work at Rawhide Boys Ranch. “It’s real-life training. It’s real-life education based on not only cleaning cars, but also fixing them and inspecting them,” explained Aaron Geitner, the director of […]

  • The real risks of radon

    So you’re in the market to buy a house, and you think you’ve found the one. Then you order an inspection and find out the radon levels in the house are high. Should you walk away from the deal? Consumer Reports says you don’t have to. Radon-related deaths are due to exposure over the course of a lifetime.   You should definitely take it seriously but you really don’t need to walk away from the home. It’s actually pretty easy […]

  • Moving tips

    Late spring into early summer is the busiest time of the year to move. That means millions of people will be packing, wrapping and schlepping. Whatever the circumstance, moving is never easy or fun. But Consumer Reports has some good tips to help reduce the chaos. First, don’t move what you don’t want in your new home. Sell that unwanted stuff from your attic or basement at a garage sale, or online! Plan ahead. Will your big sofa, entertainment center, […]

  • “It does work!” Contact 6 gets back $58,717 for viewers

    MILWAUKEE — Fighting for the little guy for over 40 years and this year is no different. So far, 2017 has been a busy year for FOX6’s Contact 6. Viewers have reached out with complaints about cell phone companies, medical bill, car purchases and much more. One of the viewers that reached out to Contact 6 was Lyn Yang. Yang actually contacted Contact 6 on behalf of her parents. Yang sent in a complaint form about U.S. Cellular. She sent along […]

  • Contact 6 helps sisters donate burial plots to veteran in need “in honor of our parents”

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not a problem you hear about every day. Two Milwaukee sisters had to deal with a burial plot dilemma, and decide what to do with two unused graves — and they turned to FOX6’s Contact 6 for help. “We’re just so proud of our parents and the life they gave us,” Judy Gehrt said. When those you love become a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. “They were so loving and so kind,” Gehrt said. Judy Gehrt […]

  • Shocking cost of air ambulances

    In a true medical emergency, if you call a ground ambulance, your insurance company is likely to pay most of the cost, but insurance companies say air ambulances charge such huge bills, they’re only willing to pay a fraction of the cost, and that means you as the consumer are stuck to pay the rest of the bill. And that cost can be high. Consumer Reports says the average bill for medical helicopters is more than $30,000. Even more shocking? […]

  • “No level of lead is safe:” How to protect your family from dangerous drinking water

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of thousands of people across SE Wisconsin are drinking water that comes from lead service lines. However, there are steps people can take to protect their loved ones from lead poisoning. One Milwaukee family knows all too well the importance of taking the right steps. The only water the family of three-year-old Troy Lowe drinks comes from a filter. The family bought the filter after learning their Milwaukee home has a lead service line. So it came as […]

  • How to avoid getting Norovirus

    Every year up to twenty-one million Americans get sick from Norovirus. Often associated with cruise ships and hospital, it spreads easily in confined spaces. It’s forced schools and colleges all across the country to temporarily close. Often mistakenly called the stomach flu but not related to influenza, symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, and occasionally fever. You can get the illness anytime of the year but it’s most common in the winter. Norovirus spreads through fecal matter, contaminated food […]

  • Dash cams for your car

    Gadget hounds have a new toy to add to their list – Dash cams. Once used only by police, they are making their way into cars of consumers. U.S. wholesale shipments are expected to rise 15 percent – And projected to generate 68-million dollars in revenue this year. And there’s a good reason. They can help protect you. Imagine accidentally hitting a pedestrian who suddenly ran in front of your moving car when you had the right of way. Or, […]

  • “It just kept getting stranger and stranger:” Off-screen plot twist for Milwaukee film festival organizers

    MILWAUKEE — If you’re an independent filmmaker, your goal is for your movies to be seen. That’s why so many filmmakers pay to enter their films into festivals across the country. But some local film festival organizers are questioning whether one event actually took place. Who would have guessed the biggest plot twist of the Twisted Dreams Film Festival would happen off-screen? “It just kept getting stranger and stranger,” recalled Stephen Milek, the co-director of the Twisted Dreams Film Festival. When […]