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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
  • Octavia Burton

    Mother of two children shot near 37th & Hadley faces child neglect charges

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A 25-year-old Milwaukee mother is facing child neglect charges after city workers discovered cockroaches and feces throughout her home. Police were led to the home after two of the woman’s seven children suffered gunshot wounds when they were struck by gunfire during a gun battle on Wednesday, July 23rd in the area of 37th and Hadley. Octavia Burton is facing seven counts of child neglect. The shooting happened just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd. Police say Burton and a man […]

  • bees

    Stung by the system: Racine County homeowner gets a lawyer after learning her honeybees have to go

    RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — Stung by the system? After getting notice that her bee hives have to go, a Racine County woman says she had permission to get them in the first place. Debi Fuller says the response from her neighbors in regards to her bees has been mostly positive — though she says she knows of one family that worries their grandchildren might get stung. Fuller says she’s committed to keeping the bees. “They`ve been producing honey at just […]

  • Jimmy Patterson Jr.

    U.S. Marshals search for Jimmy Patterson, fugitive charged with murder

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 28-year-old Jimmy Patterson, Jr. Patterson is charged with one count of felony murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.  Law enforcement says he fatally shot Jose Rivera on May 5th near 32nd and National. Law enforcement says Patterson hasn’t been seen or heard from since the murder.  They say he knows a lot of people on Milwaukee’s southwest side who may be helping him stay hidden. U.S. Marshals say […]

  • two children shot

    “What happened last night was once again, insane:” Chief Flynn, Mayor Barrett enraged after children shot

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced during a press conference on Thursday afternoon, July 24th a 39-year-old man is in custody in connection with the shooting of two young children Wednesday night near 37th and Hadley. The shooting happened just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. A homeowner’s surveillance video shows four people rushing from a home following the shooting. Chief Flynn says the 39-year-old suspect was on probation at the time of the shooting, and was just recently […]

  • sex offenders

    “Everyone around here is gonna be happy:” Common Council ordinance restricts where sex offenders can live

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Serious restrictions on where sex offenders can live in the city of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Common Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, July 22nd — limiting where sex offenders can live to just a handful of places within the city. Right now, more than 85 percent of sex offenders in Milwaukee County live in the city of Milwaukee. That’s a percentage that’s gone up in recent years because of residency restrictions in nearby municipalities. Now, the city […]

  • district 4 shot

    Suspect sought: Officials investigate after shots fired at District 4 police station

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Police are investigating shots that were fired at the District 4 police station at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday, July 21st. According to police, an officer was seated in a squad car in the east parking lot when three shots were fired from the area of a parking lot in the 5500 block of N. 69th Street, striking the wall directly above and around the squad. The bullets damaged the brick, but thankfully they did not […]

  • zoo interchange

    It’s almost over! I-94 set to reopen at 5:30 a.m. Monday after full freeway closure this weekend

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Making the “Zoo Interchange” less of a zoo! Work continues after a full freeway closure went into effect on Friday night, July 18th. Crews have been hard at work this weekend — shutting down I-94 in both directions at Highway 100 for 54 hours — as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. On Sunday, July 20th, more than 40 hours into the freeway closure, the DOT said so far, so good. I-94 is set to reopen […]

  • rosebear

    Levi Rosebear, driver charged in fatal accident, sought by U.S. Marshals

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 26-year-old Levi Rosebear. He is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and bail jumping.  Law enforcement says he was high on marijuana when he fatally struck a woman with his car outside State Fair Park in March. A warrant was issued for his arrest but Rosebear has never been located. Rosebear is 5’10” and weights 175 pounds.  He had long brown hair at one time, but may have cut […]

  • road

    Charges referred to District Attorney’s Office against three adults after children caught driving

    WEST BEND/WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned child neglect charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office for three adults after a nine-year-old and four-year-old were caught in a car, alone for the second time this summer. The latest incident happened this weekend. Washington County Sheriff’s officials say the nine-year-old boy was driving, with the four-year-old as his passenger, in the Town of Farmington. This weekend’s incident comes after an incident on June 14th — when Good […]

  • road

    Remember those young kids caught driving a car to “grandma’s house?” It happened again!

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — It was Saturday, June 14th when Good Samaritans in West Bend helped to stop a vehicle being driven by a nine-year-old boy — with a four-year-old passenger. The kids told police they were headed to “grandma’s house.” Well…it happened again! Washington County Sheriff’s officials say nearly one month later — on Sunday, July 13th, they took a 911 call regarding a car traveling eastbound in the wrong lane of traffic on Neward drive — near Indian […]

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    Update: Officials confident in the cause of scrapyard fire at Miller Compressing, not their first time on the site

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Firefighter spent six hours battling a blaze at Miller Compressing on Saturday. Officials believe they know the cause of the fire, and it wasn’t the first time they’ve been called to the scrap yard. Because it’s a scrapyard, they’re constantly working with small fires, and Miller Compressing uses its own lines to put them out. But as we saw yesterday, sometimes things combust — and the fire gets too big to handle on their own. “It […]

  • Jose Reyes

    Hunt is on for armed robbery suspect Jose Reyes, Marshals ask for your help

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 34-year-old Jose Reyes. Reyes was first featured on Wisconsin’s Most Wanted back in May, when U.S. Marshals were seeking two armed robbery suspects.  Jose Reyes and Jayson Vanderveer are charged with robbing a New Berlin gas station on March 28th. After the story aired, Vanderveer was arrested in Arizona.  U.S. Marshals are still seeking Reyes. U.S. Marshals say Reyes has been convicted of armed robbery before and has a long history of arrests.  […]