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I’m proud and grateful to be a member of the Fox 6 News team. I arrived in January 2011, and you might say my “initiation” was covering the union protests in Madison, just weeks after my first day on the job.

I came to Milwaukee from Green Bay, where I reported for WFRV for two and a half years. My experiences in Green Bay included reporting on record flooding, a decades-old murder investigation, and the construction of world’s largest igloo. I inevitably became a Packers fan and had the terrible timing to leave Green Bay just two weeks before they won the Super Bowl.

Before that, I spent a year at WKBT in La Crosse working as a reporter/anchor.

During my years in TV news, I’ve been honored with Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards and regional Emmy nominations.

I became interested in TV news as 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, MN where I graduated from Eastview High School. Growing up, I wanted to become a writer, but 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, and read my kindle. I spend as much time as possible with my husband, who fortunately doesn’t mind eating ham sandwiches every night while his wife is off reporting the news.

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


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    FRANKLIN — A groundbreaking clinical trial on lower back pain could lead to relief for hundreds of thousands of people. It’s a 25-minute surgery that’s already changing lives. These days, you’ll find Jen Christianson at the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Menomonee Falls swimming laps. Three years ago, you wouldn’t find her anywhere near a pool. The 41-year-old who once ran marathons and taught zumba classes was practically bed-ridden. “I could barely sit in the car. Tears were constant. The pain was so severe,” said Christianson. […]

  • Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez

    Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez charged in connection with murder of his wife, Ilona

    MILWAUKEE — A 35-year-old Milwaukee man is charged in the brutal murder of his wife. She was found murdered in her Milwaukee home on February 1st. Friends speak highly of Ilona Gonzalez, an educated woman who did volunteer work, was a mother and worked in marketing. Some say her death is a reminder that victims of domestic violence can come from every walk of life. “What happened to her doesn’t define who she was, or her legacy,” said Carmen Pitre, […]

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    “Dangerous people:” Wauwatosa police seek suspect in carjacking of 60-year-old woman

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa police have released clear surveillance photos of a suspect wanted for his involvement in the carjacking of a 60-year-old woman. Police believe he may be responsible for other robberies. The carjacking happened on January 19th near 68th and North Avenue. Police say the 60-year-old woman was carjacked in the parking lot of a Speedway gas station. She was sitting in her car when a vehicle pulled up behind her — blocking her in the parking spot. The […]

  • Bottled water

    Water for Flint: Divine Savior Holy Angels High School to host bottled water drive

    MILWAUKEE — Students in Milwaukee are stepping up for those in Flint, Michigan. This, as Flint’s mayor outlines an aggressive plan to remove the city’s contaminated pipes. “The lead pipes have got to go. I am morally obligated to use every bit of the power and authority my office has to make Flint’s water safe,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. Mayor Weaver said the city will first replace lead lines for high-risk residents, which include pregnant women and children under six. […]

  • Jacquelyn Ranallo

    $15,000 reward offered in Jacquelyn Ranallo disappearance: “We want to bring her home”

    MEQUON — A $15,000 reward is now being offered for information regarding the disappearance of 53-year-old Jacquelyn Ranallo of Mequon. The reward is being offered by Ranallo’s family. Ranallo was reported missing on Saturday, November 21st after she did not show up for a dinner appointment on Saturday night. Ranallo was last seen on November 18th, when she visited her mom at an assisted living home. She last used her cell phone shortly after that visit. Police found her home locked, with […]

  • Sheboygan Falls Fire Department brat fry

    Overwhelming support for Sheb. Falls Fire Dept. at annual fundraiser, just days after fatal fire

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS — It has been a difficult week for the Sheboygan Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters from that department on Tuesday night, January 26th responded to a house fire at 5th and Western, pulling three young children from the home. All three of those children later died at hospitals. The volunteer firefighters who responded to the fire have been meeting with counselors and getting some individualized attention in the days since the fire, but an outpouring of support from […]

  • Ambulance

    “Emergency Medications Act” would allow EMTs to continue treating pain without doctor’s signature

    BROWN DEER — As it stands, EMTs can offer relief for severe pain on the way to the hospital. New legislation would preserve that practice — and first responders across the country support it. It is called the “Emergency Medications Act.” It would close a loophole in the current law, and allow EMTs to continue treating pain without a physician’s signature. When they’re racing to the hospital, EMTs with the North Shore Fire Department say sometimes, treating a patient’s pain […]

  • Fatal crash in Walworth County

    Third victim dies: Man passes away after crash in Walworth Co., hours before girlfriend’s funeral

    WALWORTH COUNTY — FOX6 News has learned a third person has passed away following a crash involving two vehicles that happened on Saturday night, January 23rd in Walworth County. Walworth County Sheriff’s officials confirmed for FOX6 News 50-year-old David Laur of Glendale passed away on Thursday morning, January 28th at a hospital in Oconomowoc — just an hour before his girlfriend’s funeral. Laur was driving a vehicle that was struck head-on on State Highway 120. Laur’s passenger, 51-year-old Elizabeth Wolfson of […]

  • mass shooting plot

    Source: Samy Mohammed Hamzeh, accused in mass shooting plot, on suicide watch in jail

    MILWAUKEE — 23-year-old Samy Mohammed Hamzeh, accused of plotting to kill at least 30 people at a Masonic temple in Milwaukee is now being housed in the Kenosha County Jail, where a source tells FOX6 News Hamzeh is on suicide watch. According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh engaged in extensive conversations with two confidential sources, and those conversations, which were in Arabic, were monitored, recorded, and translated by the FBI beginning in October 2015. During those recorded conversations, Hamzeh explained […]

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    Mass shooting plot: Who is Samy Hamzeh? Why was he fired from downtown gym just last week?

    MILWAUKEE — FBI officials announced on Tuesday, January 26th that Milwaukee resident Samy Mohammed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer. He is accused of planning mass shooting at Masonic temple in Milwaukee. That plan was foiled by undercover FBI agents, and Hamzeh is now facing federal charges. We are learning more about Hamzeh, who is athletic and trained in kickboxing. Some describe him as intense. FOX6 News has learned that until recently, Hamzeh worked at a […]

  • Wisconsin Cheese Mart

    Another cheese caper: Germantown cheese recovered, $90K worth of parmesan stolen in Marshfield

    MARSHFIELD — On Friday, January 22nd, we told you about the theft of a semi trailer from a Germantown business loaded with $70,000 worth of cheese product. On Monday we learned the cheese was recovered in Milwaukee. And this isn’t the only recent cheese caper in Wisconsin! FOX6 News has learned about a week before the incident in Germantown, there was a similar incident in Marshfield. Germantown police indicated in a Facebook post on Friday morning that the 2012 Great Dane semi-trailer was stolen from D&G […]

  • Jessica McKay

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    MILWAUKEE — They are celebrated online as babes and smoking hot beauties, but while some see them as attractive, others see them as a source of pain. That’s because these men and women are prisoners, and the family of one victim wants their photos taken down. “To come across something like this was hard,” Pam Gamboa said. Google “hot inmates” and you get more than 13 million hits. There are countless websites that celebrate the features of men and women […]

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