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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
  • Wash or wear? Contact 6 tests clothing for chemicals

    MILWAUKEE — You just bought a brand new outfit. So, do you wear it right away or wait until you’ve washed it? Turns out, there could be chemicals inside your clothes that will make you want to really think about it. FOX6’s Contact 6 went shopping at four major retailers and bought a variety of clothing for both men and woman. In addition, Contact 6 ordered clothing online from a company in China to find out if it makes a difference […]

  • Charging cord chaos

    Some problems are unique to modern life and can generate frustration day after day. Like the complications of keeping track of your chargers. Consumer Reports has some do’s and don’ts, to beat some of life’s most enduring technology hassles. Experts at Consumer Reports suggest taking charge of your chargers. Start, by skipping inexpensive chargers. At the very least, they can void your warranty and they break really easily. But even worse, they can short out your device and they could […]

  • “We’ve seen real improvement:” City of Milwaukee working to eliminate ‘food deserts’

    MILWAUKEE – Several grocery stores have opened in the area over the last year, including Fresh Thyme, Sendik’s and Meijer. While many people have several options when it comes to buying groceries, there are others that still have very few. A new Cermak Fresh Market recently opened in June on S. 1st Street in Milwaukee. District 12 Alderman, Jose Perez, said it’s an opening neighbors in the area have been waiting for. “They’ve been asking for this for a long […]

  • Why spray sunscreen may be a bust

    There are plenty of important details to consider when choosing a sunscreen. The ingredients, the SPF, how much you use and even when you apply it all factor in to ensure you and your family are protected. But it turns out, the way you apply it can also be key and Consumer Reports says unless they’re handled with care, spray sunscreens may be a bust! The problem isn’t with the spray sunscreens themselves, it’s just that most people don’t apply […]

  • “It can happen to anybody:” Oak Creek woman gets crash course on the proper steps to sell a car

    MILWAUKEE – Car accidents happen every day. After the debris is cleared, the big question is – who is responsible? In one case, the person blamed wasn’t even at the scene of the accident. One year ago, there was a serious accident near the intersection of Third and Concordia in Milwaukee. Police say Brittney Hayes’ car crossed the center line, hitting multiple vehicles and causing injury. “I’m not even sure exactly how it really happened,” Hayes said. “It’s very emotional. […]

  • Pet-proof your house

    We’ve all heard about the benefits of childproofing your home but you might want to pet proof your home too. The ASPCA says pet poisonings have occurred more often in recent years — more than 180 thousand cases in 2016 alone. Consumer Reports explains why and offers some tips to help keep your canine and feline friends safe. If you have a dog you probably know giving it chocolate is a big no-no. But many household items can be toxic […]

  • Recycled airbag warning: How to tell if your car has a recalled bag

    MILWAUKEE — Dealers are still replacing recalled Takata airbags, but there remains a hidden risk. It’s a problem that could be sitting inside the steering wheel of the car you drive, or the one you’re interested in buying at the used car lot. Chris Basso of CarFax says a young woman in Nevada was injured by an exploding Takata airbag during a wreck, which sent shrapnel into her trachea. Basso says what happened in her case isn’t just about a recalled air bag. In […]

  • Don’t get scammed! How to avoid counterfeit U.S. Open tickets

    HARTFORD — If you’re looking to buy a ticket for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, it’s not too late. However, tour officials say where you buy your ticket is important. They don’t want you to get scammed. Days before the first round or even the first swing, fans flocked to Erin Hills. Matt Seipel brought his daughter, Avery, to check out the action in advance. Their Hartland home is about to get very full. “We are a hotel this […]

  • “It’s still going strong:” The fuss over fidget spinners

    MILWAUKEE — Fidget spinners are the latest toy trend, but will the hot fad last? It used to be the only fidgeting device people needed was a pen — clicking or twirling it on their finger. It’s the original fidget spinner. Now, people have options for fidgeting devices. At Ruckus and Glee in Wauwatosa, owner Matt Paulson sold more than 250 fidget spinners in 40 days. “We saw it really taking off, I’d say in February, March this year, it’s […]

  • Limit your kids screen time

    You’ve heard it before: Parents should set limits on how much time their kids spend in front of screens. But what looks like harmless fun could be dangerous. A recently published study found that 18 percent of 9 to 10 year olds who spent more than 3 hours a day on screens could be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes. And Consumer Reports says, it may make sense. Kids are more likely to snack mindlessly when they’re in front […]

  • Dog deception: Puppy scam targets people looking for pets online

    MILWAUKEE – Summer is a popular time to buy a puppy. As you start searching for a four-legged friend to join your family, be on the lookout for a scam that is on the rise. The search for a puppy to join your family should be an exciting time. Unfortunately, scammers are out in packs luring people in with offers of popular breeds for a fraction of the price. Patricia Johnson wanted to buy her daughter a Teacup Yorkie Terrier […]

  • Don’t have an unnecessary C-section

    Roughly one in three babies born in the U.S. are delivered by Cesarean section, but medical researchers say about half of those aren’t medically necessary. And that’s happening more often than it used to. Sometimes doctors or hospitals may rush a C-section simply because they think labor has gone on long enough or because the maternity ward is especially busy. Your biggest risk of having an unnecessary C-section could actually be the hospital where you choose to give birth. To […]