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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
  • “Are you aware of your Title IX rights?” Pregnant students complain to school after issues with professor

    KENOSHA — Two students say their professor discriminated against them because they were pregnant and due to give birth. Then, the pair learned about Title IX and they say others should know their rights. Cortney Marks was one year into her Masters of Social Work program at Loyola University, which she attended at a satellite campus at Carthage College in Kenosha. Marks had been trying to get pregnant for five years. “I didn’t know when I would get pregnant,” Marks said. […]

  • Lock down your money after Equifax breach

    If you suspect you’re a victim of the Equifax data breach, you should have already placed a security freeze on your credit files. It’s the nuclear option of credit protection and should help close the door on anyone trying to set up a fraudulent account in your name. But Consumer Reports says there are several other things you could be doing to put a wall up around your money. First, setup and activate two-factor authentication on any of your financial […]

  • Fraud alert vs. credit freeze

    On the heels of the Equifax data breach, the CEO has retired and the company announced plans to offer a new service, giving consumers the ability to lock and unlock access to their credit data for free for life. Equifax has promised to roll out that new program by January 31st. But financial experts at Consumer Reports say there are two moves you should be considering today a fraud alert and a credit freeze. The simplest move is to put a fraud […]

  • Tiny toy testers: Students in Brookfield help determine top toys for the holidays

    BROOKFIELD — Tiny toy testers were hard at work in Brookfield trying to determine the top toys of the upcoming holiday season. Students at the Goddard School in Brookfield were some of the first to lay their hands on some brand new toys. Their school was one of 50 across the country that voted to determine the top ten toys of the upcoming holiday season.  “It’s called the Goddard School Preschooler Approved Toy Test. It’s conducted nationwide,” explained Fatima Hassan, […]

  • Health risks for sleep deprived kids

    Many parents already know that kids who don’t get enough sleep can get cranky – But after looking at the sleeping patterns of close to 5,000 nine and ten-year-olds, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, concluded that sleep deprivation could be linked to some serious health issues. Kids between 6 and 12 years old should really be getting between 9 and 12 hours of sleep per night. Younger kids should get even more. The children in the study […]

  • “There’s just a lot of sentimental value:” Contact 6 assists in effort to repair antique piano

    MILWAUKEE — When those we love leave us, the things they touched become more precious. For Karen Fields, that thing is a Schulz Player Baby Grand Piano — a favorite of her late husband. A water leak damaged the piano, which used to sit in the corner of her Milwaukee home. “There’s just a lot of sentimental value, of anything that could have been destroyed, that was the one thing,” Fields said. Fields brought the piano to Neuhaus Piano Workshop for […]

  • Digital overshare: Putting your child at risk

    If you love sharing pictures of your child on social media, you’re not alone. But there can be consequences beyond bombarding friends with cute photos. You may be putting your child’s privacy at risk. Child identity theft is on the rise, and Consumer Reports says our culture of digital oversharing is likely to blame. Seemingly harmless information like your child’s name, their age, what they look like, where they go to school, all of that information can be used to […]

  • Fundamentals of crowdfunding

    From paying medical bills to helping a family after a disaster, crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money and support someone in need. According to a 2015 survey, roughly one in five Americans has donated to an online crowdfunding campaign — often in amounts of $11 to $50. But before you let a personal story tug at your purse-strings, there are a few things to consider. Consumer Reports says it can be hard to tell if the campaign […]

  • “It’s 4,000 times easier to do it today than when I did it:” Famous con man offers advice to avoid online scams

    MILWAUKEE — Gone are the days of the “confidence man.” The smooth-talking conman in an expensive suit has been replaced by the faceless scammer hidden in the shadows behind a computer screen thousands of miles away. Frank Abagnale is one of the most famous con men of all time and knows how the con game has changed. “It’s totally irrelevant how they look, how they speak, what their vocabulary is,” Abagnale said. When Abagnale was 16 to 21 years old, he […]

  • Make your car last 200,000 miles

    Did you know it takes the average motorist about 15 years to reach 200,000 miles on their car? But big improvements in technology, rust prevention, and lubricants mean you can drive your car even more miles. If you think you can’t make your car last more than 200,000 miles, think again. The secret is staying on top of maintenance. Never ignore service indicators in newer cars. For older cars, always read the maintenance schedule listed in the owner’s manual. Following […]

  • “Seconds can be the difference:” Milwaukee Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Week

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Fire Department is driving home an important lesson to people of all ages this week. It’s Fire Prevention Week — and you should have a plan of action in the event of fire in your home. Second graders from Hartford University School were greeted by Ronald McDonald during a special ceremony on Monday morning, October 9th. “We know once a fire hits, once it starts, every second becomes very, very important,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told […]

  • Fulfilling their promises? Contact 6 follows up with customer complaints against Universal Windows Direct of West Allis

    WEST ALLIS — FOX6’S Contact 6 has received ten complaints related to the closing of a window installation business in West Allis called Universal Windows Direct. Customers initially told Contact 6 their work was delayed, poor quality or they were owed money. Since the initial complaints, Contact 6 has checked in with customers to see if the company fulfilled its promises. Jeff Nicoson says he’s happy with his 14 new windows from Universal Windows Direct of West Allis, but getting to […]