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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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    Dropping the ball: Online sports merchandise company fails to fulfill orders

    WEST BEND — It’s the holiday season and many people are looking for the perfect gift for the sports fan in their life. However, online shoppers need to be careful where they purchase items from. Every year, Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on merchandise for their favorite sports teams, but that love of a team is also creating the opportunity for foul play by questionable businesses. “I was impressed. I didn’t see any red flags. It seemed like they […]

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    Compact washers & dyers

    Just because space is tight in your apartment or house doesn’t mean you have to lug your laundry to a laundromat to get it washed. Consumer Reports just tested about a dozen compact washers and dryers. They are just like regular ones only smaller about 24 inches wide, 34 inches high and the sets can be stacked. Unfortunately, the price tags aren’t smaller. But can they perform as well? Consumer Reports ran cleaning and efficiency tests on all the compact […]

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    School nurse shortage

    Nationwide, only about half of schools have a full-time registered nurse. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a nurse should be present full time at every school. But faced with budget cuts many schools are opting to have a nurse onsite only part time, or not at all, meaning many schools are relying on teachers and staff to dispense medication, treat injuries and handle emergencies. At the same time children are going to school with complex medical needs, like food […]

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    Cyber Monday creates a stir at Amazon’s Fulfillment Center; “We’ve got trucks coming in here every hour”

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Did you sneak in some Cyber Monday shopping at work? Judging by the action at Kenosha’s Amazon Fulfillment Center — a lot of you did! “We have more than 75,000 deals all week long. New deals every five minutes,” said Teal Pennebaker, Amazon spokesman. When you click “BUY,” floor level robots fetch pods with inventory. Amazon staff sort your purchase — and send it off to packaging who send it to labeling — and then your doorstep. […]

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    Applying for college aid early

    A big change is happening for students going to college. FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—moved up the date you can apply to October 1 st . That’s three months earlier than before and Consumer Reports says it is important to get your application in as soon as possible. Here’s how it works: Submit the FAFSA form. You’ll get a Student Aid Report that tells you what federal aid you qualify for, like Pell grants or work-study. […]

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    Best time to shop for TVs

    Are you a big fan of Black Friday shopping? Well, Consumer Reports says the bargains have changed in recent years. Probably the biggest trend is that it’s no longer just about Black Friday, the day. It’s Black Friday, the week and the month. Deals are creeping up earlier and earlier every year. But this shift in Black Friday shopping hasn’t been all good. One downside is that for a lot of consumers, it’s a lot more work than it used […]

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    Best tasting stuffings

    What would Thanksgiving be without turkey and stuffing? It’s not easy to cheat on the turkey, but what about taking a shortcut by using a packaged stuffing? Consumer Reports’ food experts cooked up nine popular stuffings to determine which were tastiest. They were all prepared using unsalted butter and lower-sodium chicken broth. Some directions called for fresh chopped veggies. Five of the mixes were in the herb or chicken category. There were several very good standouts that will make a […]

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    “Nothing ever gets done:” Contact 6 sits down with problematic contractor Jamey Rehm

    RACINE COUNTY — Hiring a contractor to work on your home is an act of trust, but what happens when that contractor violates that trust? Four women reached out to FOX6’s Contact 6 with complaints about the same contractor. One of those women was Talia Russo. Russo’s home has been without siding since July of 2016. “I need my house done before winter,” Russo said. Russo paid $9,000 to get the job done. “He keeps telling me ‘it’s gonna get done. […]

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    Buying the right humidifier

    Colder weather brings drier air, which can cause chapped lips, itchy skin, even nose bleeds. A humidifier might help. There are three main types — evaporative-style, which draws air through a wet wick filter; ultrasonic which releases a fine mist into the air; and vaporizer types, which emit steam. Consumer Reports testers look at features, noise levels, and how easy a humidifier is to clean. Tests have found bacteria that can grow in every type of humidifier, but some are […]

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    Trouble in Toyland: Shining a spotlight on potentially hazardous toys this holiday season

    MILWAUKEE — The holiday season is nearly upon us — and for many of you, that means toy shopping for the kids in your life! But before you plunk down your cold, hard cash, heed this message from the Contact 6 team. It’s time for the annual “Trouble in Toyland” report — which shines a spotlight on potentially hazardous toys. “Most everything that children learn comes from hand to mouth behaviors. So a lot of things in the environment, including […]

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    Stopping the stress of being stranded? Contact 6 tests HONK and apps

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — There are two free roadside assistance apps aimed at stopping the stress of being stranded: HONK and The apps are a free download to your smartphone. They are intended to be an alternative to paid roadside assistance coverage through your insurance or a motor club. The apps use your phone’s GPS to dispatch the nearest tow truck for issues like flat tires, lock outs, dead batteries or a tow. FOX6’s Contact 6 wanted to know how well the […]

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    Ransomware beware

    Imagine hackers holding your computer files hostage—and then demanding money to get them back. It’s called ransomware, and if you are a victim of it, you’ll get a message on your screen that says your files are being held until you pay up. Don’t click on that message window unless you are willing to pay. To make sure it’s not just a phony pop-up, Consumer Reports says to close your browser and if it comes back, then you may have […]