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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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    Preparing for the next step: Hamilton protesters meeting to discuss future demonstrations

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 74 protesters were arrested on Friday for blocking interstate traffic. A large crowd turned out for what was called an emergency meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about Friday’s demonstration that shut down I-43. The group plans to fight the citations. In the meantime, Dontre Hamilton’s brother expects the decision on charges will be announced soon. “I’m in contact with my lawyer and we’re waiting so that’s all we can do right now is […]

  • Petersen

    “There’s still good loving people:” Petersen family presented with holiday cheer

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The generosity of our community was on full display today as a group of volunteers payed a visit to the family of Laylah Petersen. Petersen was killed in November. Her family says today’s visit proves there are still a lot of good people out there. Laylah’s family got a call not long ago from a man who wanted to bring them a tree, some decorations and gifts. The outpouring they say, was more than they expected. It’s called […]

  • Proposed Hard Rock Casino for Kenosha

    “We need jobs:” Supporters of Kenosha casino turn out by hundreds

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The possibility of a new casino in Kenosha drew hundreds of people out into the cold on Wednesday evening, December 17th. It may well be their last opportunity to show their support before Gov. Scott Walker makes his decision on the proposed project. There was life inside the old Dairyland Greyhound track. It’s a sign of what’s to come if the site becomes a Hard Rock Casino. Jerry Reaves works at a casino in Illinois. He says […]

  • Tedric Sanders

    Judge sentences Tedric Sanders to seven years in prison in Fox Point shooting

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Tedric Sanders on Tuesday, December 16th to seven years in prison and another seven-and-a-half years of extended supervision. 20-year-old Sanders is the man police say tried to rob Innovative Optique in Fox Point. That robbery ended with a man dead — Sanders’ accomplice, 22-year-old Joshua Drake. Police say a store employee exchanged shots with Drake — and Drake died at the scene. More than two dozen shots were fired. Under Wisconsin law, […]

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    Looking to level the playing field: Lawmakers debate restrictions for sex offenders

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — They’re on two different sides of the political aisle but there’s a pressing issue in Wisconsin bringing two lawmakers together. And that is residency restrictions for sex offenders. In Milwaukee, sex offenders can no longer live withing 2,000 feet of schools, parks or other places where kids congregate. Other cities have less restrictive, or more restrictive ordinances. These lawmakers are looking to level the playing field. “When it comes to protecting children from child sex predators the’re […]

  • Leslie McNeal, Durand Townsend

    U.S. Marshals search for two fugitives charged with forgery

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 25-year-old Durand Townsend and 29-year-old Leslie McNeal. Townsend and McNeal are charged with forging money, specifically ten, 20 and 50 dollar bills, and using them to buy electronics. Milwaukee Police say they found their victims on Craigslist. U.S. Marshals say this isn’t the first time Townsend and McNeal have caught the eye of law enforcement.  U.S. Marshals say their criminal histories include battery, armed robbery, drug activity, and operating while intoxicated. McNeal is 6’1” and weighs 300 pounds.  He wears […]

  • Leslie McNeal and Durand Townsend

    U.S. Marshals: Men printed counterfeit cash, bragged about it online, and used it to scam people

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Police say they printed counterfeit cash, and bragged about it online. Then, police accuse them of using that money to scam people in the Milwaukee area. “They are confident about doing this,” a U.S. Marshal told FOX6 News. U.S. Marshals say three people charged in this case have been stealing from people across Milwaukee. Investigators say they were producing their own money and using that money to “purchase” items worth hundreds of dollars — speeding away before […]

  • Silk Exotic

    Trying again: Licensing Committee to again take up proposal for Silk Exotic club near downtown

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s trying again! The owner of Silk Exotic wants to open an “upscale gentleman’s club” near downtown Milwaukee. The city’s Licensing Committee has said “no” more than once, but Jon Ferraro hopes that on Wednesday, December 9th, he’ll finally get approval. “I really feel positive. It`s the best I`ve felt going in,” Ferraro said. Ferraro says the process has been a test of persistence. “We`ve looked at probably three dozen locations. We`ve applied at, I don`t even […]

  • Alfonso Martinez Sr. and Manuel Martinez

    Family comes together, hosts fundraiser for two men found dead in home near Richards & Auer

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It has been one week since police discovered two bodies in a home near Richards and Auer in Milwaukee, and we’re learning the two men died as a result of stab wounds. The son of one of the victims remains in jail, though he hasn’t been charged in connection with the men’s deaths. The man in custody is 26-year-old Alphonso Martinez — the son and nephew of the men found dead in the home. The family is […]

  • Constantine Savagios

    “I’m on edge:” Renter warns others after he lets man claiming to be from We Energies into his home

    GLENDALE (WITI) — A Glendale man says he let a worker into his home, and soon realized that worker wasn’t who he claimed to be. Now, the Glendale man is warning others by sharing his story. Constantine Savagios and his family have a new security system after what happened to them last week. They say they believe the only reason the “worker” entered their home was to see whether there was anything to steal. It was around 7:30 a.m. last Tuesday, […]

  • Genie Webb

    “Every day she’s getting better:” Fundraiser held for pregnant woman struck by a car in Racine hit-and-run

    RACINE (WITI) — Genie Webb continues to recover after she was struck by a car on Election Night, November 4th in Racine. She was 38 weeks pregnant at the time, crossing the street near Main and Goold with her three-year-old daughter. Webb was taken to the hospital, where doctors performed an emergency C-section to deliver her son. Webb was in critical condition. On Sunday, December 7th, Webb’s co-workers came together to raise money to help with her medical bills. “Every […]

  • Lee Vang

    TURNED SELF IN: Lee Vang on the run, charged with assaulting a woman

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 31-year-old Lee Vang. Vang is charged with second degree sexual assault, intimidation of a victim, battery and bail jumping. Milwaukee Police say Vang attacked and raped a woman in June.  U.S. Marshals say his criminal history includes threats and other acts of intimidation. Vang is 5’4” and weighs 170 pounds.  He has a tattoo of a cross on his left hand and may still be in Milwaukee.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts […]

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