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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
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    Bumpy road to a buyback? Franklin man’s warning about Volkswagen recall settlement

    FRANKLIN — Thousands of people in Wisconsin are driving a car recalled by Volkswagen. The company admitted to deliberately deceiving drivers about the emissions standards of many of its diesel-fueled vehicles. The issue has resulted in an emissions recall and Volkswagen must compensate drivers who own certain vehicles. Ryan Bender from Franklin is one of the people in Wisconsin who is affected by the recall. He owns a Volkswagen Jetta Sports Wagon. “They said they were going to buy the cars […]

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    Safe space heaters

    Space heaters can take the chill out of a cooler room, but they can also be dangerous. 40-percent of home heating fires are caused by space heaters. Consumer Reports’ expert testing reveals heaters that provide both warmth and safety. When Consumer Reports test heaters they check to see how fast it warms a room and also check to see how well they spot heat an individual. A mannequin is equipped with sensors that measure how much warmth a space heater […]

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    Farm-to-fork fiasco: Alexander King Farms files for bankruptcy

    SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — It’s a farm-to-fork fiasco. Back in October of 2016, FOX6’s Contact 6 told people about Alexander King Farms. The farm based in Geneseo, Illinois owed its customers hundreds of thousands of dollars for meat that was never delivered after orders were placed. Now, there’s more information about whether customers will ever get their money because Alexander King Farms has filed for bankruptcy. The farm promised its customers high-quality all-natural beef and pork, which is why Angie Brost placed […]

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    “I could not believe it:” Contractor facing felony charge is no stranger to Contact 6

    WAUKESHA — A familiar face to FOX6’s Contact 6 is back. Complaints keep coming in against contractor Jeff Baum. Criminal charges have been filed against him, but a trial may not happen. In September, Ann Siverling hired Baum as a contractor. Siverling needed bathroom repairs and few updates on her home in Waukesha. Siverling admits she didn’t do her research before hiring Baum. “I didn’t do my due diligence,” Siverling said. A week-and-a-half into the project, her bathroom was partially demolished, […]

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    Safety alert: Magnetic toy danger

    We’ve got a safety alert from Consumer Reports about some controversial super strong magnet set that have been banned since 2014. They caused many life threatening injuries — especially among children and teens. Now a Federal court has overturned the ban and they are back on the market. Here’s what you need to know to keep your children safe. These magnets are so strong that if they are swallowed, they can pull together with enough force to punch holes along […]

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    “Black gold:” City of Milwaukee tests organics collection, a new trash trend

    MILWAUKEE — It is the biggest trend in waste management: organics collection. City of Milwaukee officials want to know if it can work. Right now, the city is testing organics collection. Nearly 500 Milwaukee households signed up for a new organics composting pilot study. “I was really excited to see the city was doing this project,” said Nick Fleisher. Fleisher’s family uses it mostly for kitchen scraps. “I’ve found that since we started the program, that our garbage bin is a […]

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    Should you get your ZZZs from ZzzQuil?

    Americans sure have trouble sleeping. A Consumer Reports nationally representative survey finds 20 percent have taken an over-the- counter sleep medication in the past year. Sales of ZzzQuil, the market leader, have reached more than 100-million dollars annually, according to the market research firm Mintel. And ZzzQuil’s commercials promise that elusive good night’s sleep. So what is ZzzQuil? It’s just that same old antihistamine called diphenhydramine, also known by its brand name Benadryl. It’s been on the market over 70 […]

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    Do you have a New Year’s fitness goal? Contact 6 looks at technology to help your workouts

    WAUWATOSA — Do you have a fitness goal for the new year? There’s some new technology that can help you ease your way back into the gym. There are plenty of options to help you prepare, track and even enjoy workouts. FOX6 Contact 6 reporter Jenna Sachs met Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter, at The Wisconsin Athletic Club in Wauwatosa to test out some apps and devices that can help you with your fitness goals. Van Dinter recommends the Samsung […]

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    Staying safe in the hospital

    We count on hospitals to make us well. But they can also be a breeding ground for serious infections. The numbers are shocking. 650,000 patients develop an infection in the hospital and 75,000 die as a result, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Germs concentrate in hospitals and can be easily spread there. C. diff. and MRSA are two dangerous bacterial infections and are very difficult to treat. Consumer Reports tracks hospital-infection […]

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    Fitness trackers and weight loss

    Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. But a new study, one of the biggest and longest to date, suggests that for some, they probably won’t help with weight loss. Consumer Reports explains what fitness trackers are actually good for and reveals the top choices in its exclusive ratings. A 2016 study tracked 800 adults for a year. Most wore Fitbits and logged 50 thousand to 70 thousand steps per week. But after just six months, none of them […]

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    Digital assistant: Google Home or Amazon Echo

    You may have seen ads for those home assistant speakers from Amazon and now Google. Experts at Consumer Reports explain how this technology shows a lot of promise. There’s an endless number of things you can ask a home assistant speaker. They can search the web to try to answer all of your questions and even control certain internet-connected devices in your home. Consumer Reports’ electronics editors compared the $130 Google Home with the $180 Amazon Echo. The electronics’ editor’s […]

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    When medication and alcohol don’t mix

    ‘Tis the season for lots of eating and drinking. But here’s a warning: Drinking even a little alcohol when you’re taking certain prescription and over-the- counter drugs can be a health hazard. Some drugs taken with alcohol can make the alcohol more potent. In other cases, taking medication while drinking can actually increase its effect or cause potentially harmful side effects. For example: anti-anxiety drugs like Valium or Ativan. Taking them with alcohol can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or very slow […]