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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!


Recent Articles
  • Summerfest/firework campers

    “It’s gonna be a mess:” Drivers should prepare for major congestion at downtown fireworks show

    MILWAUKEE — It is a familiar sight in Milwaukee — families and church groups are setting up tents and preparing to spend the night in Veterans Park for the U.S. Bank Fireworks Show. On Friday night, July 3rd the area will be packed with people. But getting there will likely be more difficult this year, thanks to the ongoing MCTS bus drivers strike expected to continue through 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th. It’s never been more important to get to Veterans Park […]

  • Milwaukee County Transit System

    Bus drivers union to hold “work stoppage,” service suspended for 72 hours starting at 3 a.m.

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) officials say members of Milwaukee County’s transit union have called for a strike — and bus service will be suspended effective 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st. Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 say they’re not calling this a strike. Instead, they’re calling it a “work stoppage.” “This is not a strike. It is a work stoppage. We will be conducting a work stoppage at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 for a […]

  • MCTS

    Rejected: 93% of transit union members vote down new contract, 92% vote YES for strike

    MILWAUKEE — A new contract is on the table. But no agreement has been reached between Milwaukee County and its bus drivers. The two sides spent Friday, June 26th negotiating. 93% of transit union members on Monday, June 29th voted to reject the new contract being offered. A strike is not out of the question. “The strike vote is 92% said go on strike. 93% voted the contract down,” James Macon, Local 998 president said. The drivers are part of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local […]

  • Kosciuszko Park lagoon

    Man drowns in lagoon, another rescued; Good Samaritan says: “I’m just glad I was here”

    MILWAUKEE — A man drowned in the lagoon at Kosciuszko Park on Saturday, June 27th, and another man was rushed to the hospital. Those who frequent the park, and those who live nearby are shocked by what happened. The victims are middle-aged men in their 40s or 50s. We’re told there were a lot of people (50-100) in the area when the drowning occurred — and some rushed into the water in the hopes of saving the men’s lives. “I’m […]

  • Vanessa Hood

    “The biggest pay it forward:” After wife’s shocking diagnosis, husband steps up to save stranger’s life

    PEWAUKEE — A couple from Pewaukee has endured a terrible and rare diagnosis — and they’re turning their tragedy into something positive — paying it forward by helping others in a big way. The sign outside says “Serenity Lane,” but since closing on their Pewaukee home, life for Vanessa and Scott Hood has never been more turbulent. “It’s hard to remember because it was all kind of a whirlwind,” Vanessa Hood said. As they were moving in, Vanessa thought she […]

  • Jerrod Patterson

    U.S. Marshals on the hunt for Jerrod Patterson, alleged member of ‘The Firm’

    KENOSHA — U.S. Marshals are looking for 28-year-old Jerrod Patterson. Patterson is charged with conspiracy to distribute.  U.S. Marshals says he’s been charged in connection with a widespread drug trafficking organization known as ‘The Firm.’ U.S. Marshals say that of ‘The Firm’s’ many conspirators, only a handful are still on the run.  Law enforcement says the organization allegedly sold drugs from Chicago to Milwaukee, with Kenosha as its main transport ground. U.S. Marshals believe Patterson is bouncing back and forth between Kenosha and […]

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    Jumping worms invade Wisconsin! DNR warning that this ‘crazy’ species is spreading

    FRANKLIN — Talk about creepy crawlers! A new invasive species from Asia is spreading quickly throughout southeast Wisconsin. You’ll know you found one if it jumps. This creepy crawler got a comical reaction from kids who took a look at video of ‘jumping worms’ on Thursday, June 25th. Even though it’s kinda funny to see, officials with the Wisconsin DNR are asking the public to help stop the worms from spreading. This invasive species is called the ‘crazy worm’ or the ‘jumping worm’ […]

  • Mick Jagger at Summerfest

    “The greatest band!” Excitement palpable on Summerfest grounds as The Rolling Stones take the stage

    MILWAUKEE — A huge night on the Summerfest grounds Tuesday night, June 23rd. The Rolling Stones were on hand for the unofficial start to Summerfest’s 11-day run. Summerfest officially opens at noon on Wednesday. Fans paid hundreds of dollars for their tickets — and they waited anxiously for this show. The show at the Marcus Amphitheater is part of ZIP CODE, the band’s 15-city North American stadium tour. THE ROLLING STONES – ZIP CODE TOUR May 24, 2015 San Diego, CA Petco […]

  • Boerner Botanical Gardens

    Audit reveals concerns over Boerner Botanical Gardens’ “tired, weak” appearance & profitability

    HALES CORNERS — Summer is the perfect time of year to visit the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee County, but while parts of the garden are flourishing, other parts are in need of serious attention. The Boerner Botanical Gardens have been around since the early 1900s. A recent audit of the gardens has revealed some concerns. There’s plenty to admire at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. “It’s kind of a way to get away from the real world,” Susie Devcich with Milwaukee County […]

  • sikh temple2

    “We share the pain:” Sikh Temple in Oak Creek the site of candlelight vigil to pray for Charleston

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina/OAK CREEK — Expressions of grief, faith and gratitude on Sunday, June 21st filled the space of a horrific mass killing at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as the venerable structure was again a house of worship. Hundreds filled the pews of the historic church on Sunday for the first time since the shooting last Wednesday night, June 17th. This, as the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek hosted a candlelight vigil to remember the […]

  • 49th and Hadley shooting

    At least two shot, injured near 49th & Hadley: “It’s just like being in the middle of a war”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred near 49th and Hadley early Sunday, June 14th. It happened around 5:00 a.m. Police say at least two people were shot during what may have been an “after party” type event. No one has been arrested. An investigation into this incident is ongoing. FOX6 News spoke with a woman who heard the shots fired as she laid in bed Sunday morning. She went up to her roof and saw […]

  • Three lions

    “We get the chance to shine:” Three Lions Pub to score large crowd for Women’s World Cup

    SHOREWOOD — The U.S. is playing in the first round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday, June 12th. Three Lions Pub in Shorewood is a soccer bar where interest in this sport has been growing and growing these last few years. The owners of Three Lions Pub expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds by 7 p.m. when the game kicks off. “There’s been a great following so far and a lot of excitement. The support for this sport in the area has […]

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