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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!

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    Laundry pods: A Halloween scare

    It looks like a simple DIY project: Turn one of those bright orange laundry-pac containers into a pumpkin for trick-or-treating. It looks great. But Consumer Reports says teaching children to associate laundry-pac containers with candy could be dangerous. Since 2012, thousands of children have been injured or sickened after ingesting or coming into contact with laundry pods. The pods can look like candy, and curious kids can bite into them. The highly concentrated detergent can cause anything from minor skin and eye irritations to […]

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    “I was pretty much in shock:” Brookfield man gets crash course on the financial impact of an accident

    BROOKFIELD — Imagine you have been in a car accident: no one is hurt, but emotions are running high. You’re probably not thinking, how much are these repairs going to cost? But, FOX6’s Contact 6 found out the bigger hit may be to your car’s value and you could find yourself saying, “Don’t show me the CARFAX.” Jerry Morgan wanted to sell his car and thought it would be a simple trade-in for a good price. Instead, he got a crash […]

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    Peanut-free PB&J for school lunches

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a favorite of kids everywhere. But almost one-third of schools have gone “peanut-free” to accommodate the growing number of kids who suffer from severe peanut allergies. Worried about your picky eater? Consumer Reports says fear not! There are a lot of other nut butters on the market today and most can be safely brought into a peanut-free school. Consumer Reports evaluated a dozen cashew and almond-based spreads for nutrition and taste. Like peanut butter, they are a […]

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    Buzz on Colombian coffee

    Although most java drinkers choose to wake up to a cup made with ground coffee, a growing number are turning to fancier alternatives, like gourmet or premium coffee. Some are even grinding their own beans. Consumer Reports tested 21 Colombian coffees in a search for the tastiest. If you want the freshest-tasting coffee, give whole beans a try. Consumer Reports coffee experts focused on Colombian coffee—ground and whole bean—ranging from $5 to $25 a pound. The experts tasted blind and top rated La Golondrina Colombia […]

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    “Parents should use caution:” Hidden dangers of Halloween costumes

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Halloween is drawing near and chances are your kids already have their costumes or at least have a short list. Halloween costumes do have some hidden dangers, but there are things you can look out for to avoid a trip to the emergency room. Hopefully, the only mist you see in the air his Halloween comes from a fog machine. You don’t want to see smoke rising with a wafting chemical like FOX6’s Contact 6 saw at Underwriters […]

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    Living in a cashless society

    Cash is king, right? But check your pockets. Almost half of us walk around with less than $20. And with so many other ways to pay, including credit and debit cards, new technologies are pushing us to abandon paper money entirely. You could already be helping to make cash obsolete if you’re using one of the 37-million electronic toll tags on the road. Maybe you’re using a mobile wallet like Apple Pay, Android Pay, PayPal or Samsung Pay. . Or, a person-to- person payment system via […]

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    New safer child seats

    Consumer Reports’ tested 4 infant seats with a safety feature that’s common in Europe, but is only now becoming available in the US. It’s called the load leg. It’s a support that extends from the base of the infant seat to the vehicle floor, making the seat more stable and safer for the baby. The four tested seats with load legs received Consumer Reports’ highest crash performance rating in a simulated 35-mile- per-hour crash test. They are: GB Asana 35 DLX ($250) Nuna Pipa […]

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    Test results: iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7

    In the smartphone wars, the two biggest players are Samsung and Apple. Samsung has had some problems lately, and the hype for the iPhone isn’t what it used to be. Electronics testers at Consumer Reports measure lots of features on every phone they test, including battery life, ease of use, and video and photo quality.  If a long-lasting battery is important to you, the Galaxy S7 beats the iPhone 7, with more than 20 hours of talk time. The iPhone 7 provides only 8 […]

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    Surprise ER bills

    A potentially lifesaving trip to an emergency room could result in exorbitant and unexpected bills even if you have insurance. About two-thirds of emergency room doctors are independent contractors and they might not be covered by your plan. To avoid shocking ER bills, Consumer Reports advises doing your research before an emergency happens. Contact your local hospitals. Ask if they take your insurance. Then ask your hospital of choice whether the ER doctors there will take your insurance, too. Doctors can bill you for what […]

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    Concert ticket woes

    Getting affordable tickets to the hottest shows in town can seem impossible. Not only are tickets expensive, many shows sell out quickly. There’s software called bots that allow brokers to scoop up tickets at lightning speed and resell them online at a huge mark up. The effort to crackdown on the use of bots has begun. The House of Representatives just passed a bill that would make it illegal for people to use them and make it illegal to sell bot software or tickets […]

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    New flu prevention advice

    Flu season is right around the corner, and we all know that getting a vaccine is the best defense against the illness. But depending on your age and health, you may need to change the type of vaccine you get. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t recommending the nasal vaccine FluMist. In the past three years, FluMist offered little protection against the flu in children between the ages of 2 and 17. However, the shot is 63% effective in that […]

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    Chris Abele pitches 2017 budget plan, calls it a “big departure” from previous budgets

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele pitched his 2017 budget to the Milwaukee County Board on Monday afternoon, October 3rd. Abele calls it a “big departure” from his past budgets. He is asking county supervisors for something he’s never asked for before — and the budget presentation Monday ended on a sour note. The county executive told the board his newly proposed budget is one he would not have expected from himself five years ago — in that it […]