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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
  • Back to school beware: Store credit cards

    Back to school shopping can take a big bite out of your budget, so when stores offer a deep discount for opening a new credit card, it may be hard to resist. The folks at Consumer Reports did their homework and say in many ways, these cards fail to make the grade. Consumer Reports says store credit cards rarely rise to the head of the class. For one thing, the interest rate is often much higher. On average interest rates […]

  • Safer travel with the family dog

    With summer well underway, and fall and winter holidays right around the corner, you might be planning a trip – family pets included. But before you hit the road with your pooch in tow,  you’ll want to consider a few safety measures. During a crash or if you slam on the brakes, pets can act as projectiles if they are not secured. And they can also distract drivers from keeping their eyes on the road. The market is full of […]

  • “Nothing like the 1st day of school:” MPS welcomes back early start students with celebration

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) welcomed back its high school, middle school and select elementary school students on Monday, August 14th to kick off the new early start calendar. As students stepped off the bus at the James Madison Academic Campus, they found their own personal pep squad. There were pom poms and cowbells — not to mention the welcoming smiles of school and district staff. “Wasn’t it nice seeing those young folks walking up this morning?” said School Board President […]

  • “This is the busy time:” Wisconsin company getting students ready for a new school year

    JACKSON — Do you have everything on your child’s school supply list? Chances are, you may still have a couple left to buy. A Wisconsin business is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen — and claims to take the hassle out of back-to-school shopping. But it requires some advanced planning. Nothing reminds people that a new school year is approaching like the sight of fresh folders and glue. In a small Jackson warehouse, it feels like the first day […]

  • Foods that claim no antibiotics

    More people are buying chicken and beef with labels that promise no antibiotics according to a nationally representative Consumer Reports survey. The trend comes out of concerns about antibiotic resistance. But, what do the “no antibiotics” labels really mean? Consumer Reports says you’d be surprised. Research shows there is a connection between the overuse of antibiotics in food animals and drug resistant infections in people. In other words, our arsenal of antibiotics may no longer work to kill bacteria that […]

  • Pill nation: Too many meds

    Are we hooked on pills? Americans are taking more prescription pills than ever before, and more than people in any other country. While some drugs are lifesavers, others might be doing more harm than good. Consumer Reports has suggestions on ways you can take fewer meds—and feel better. Doctors often diagnose the “pre-disease” stage of a condition— for example, pre diabetes or pre osteoporosis. Sometimes they may put patients on medications to treat that. The problem is, the medication may […]

  • Activated charcoal: Health and beauty trend check

    Curious about the recent trend in food, health and beauty? It’s called activated charcoal It’s used in emergency rooms as an antidote for some drug overdoses and poisons, but now some activated Charcoal supplements claim to remove toxins in a similar way but they’re not necessary because the body detoxes itself. The body already has organs such as the kidneys and liver to filter out impurities. And though activated charcoal in small doses has no known significant risks, as Consumer […]

  • Garlic for your health

    Many foods are said to have healing properties –– and claims surrounding the health benefits of garlic, have swirled for centuries. It has been said to do everything from ward off the common cold, to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol –– and lower your risk of cancer. And while some of those claims are way overblown, Consumer Reports says there is some truth to the health benefits of garlic. The research isn’t quite there yet, but the strongest evidence to […]

  • Ingredients for controversy: Home bakers battle to make the ‘Cookie Bill’ a law

    MILWAUKEE — It’s called the ‘Cookie Bill.’ It sounds sweet and simple, but it turns out the ‘Cookie Bill’  has all the ingredients for creating quite a controversy in Wisconsin. Angela Steinkamp is a home baker in Milwaukee who aspires to one day make baking her day job. “My boss is super supportive of me doing this in the future, I just need to give her notice,” Steinkamp said. It’s an ambition that would be made easier by a bill […]

  • Should you get the shingles vaccine early?

    Nearly one in three Americans will experience a painful and debilitating outbreak of shingles — a rash caused by the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. Consumer Reports says there is a vaccine — So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended use of the vaccine in people over the age of 60. But, under certain circumstances it is perfectly permissible to use the vaccine in people as young as 50. Keep in mind the protection […]

  • New “wood” flooring

    Whether you’re spiffing your home up for sale or just updating a room, wood is America’s favorite choice for flooring. But it’s not practical for every room. There are now options that not only look just like the real thing, but can be installed in rooms where wood can’t. Consumer Reports says are rooms where real wood should be avoided. Wood’s really nice in a kitchen because it lends warmth, but it can dent and show wear, which is why […]

  • From food waste to energy: How potato peelings are powering buildings in SE Wisconsin

    MEQUON — Using watermelon rinds and potato peelings to power buildings may seem like a stretch, but it’s happening right here in southeastern Wisconsin. At the Sendik’s Food Market in Mequon, discarded food waste once filled about eight 30-yard dumpsters per month. Now, the store is down to just one dumpster per month, thanks to the Grind2Energy food waste recycling system. The Grind2Energy is basically an industrial-sized garbage disposal. However, instead of the food scraps going down the drain, they are ground […]