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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
  • “It’s terrifying to me:” Hartford family poisoned by lead paint

    HARTFORD — You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but exposure can put your entire family at serious risk. Lead paint is in hundreds of thousands of homes across SE Wisconsin. One family knows all too well the risk of having it in your home. In Hartford, the Beltran family prays that “God Bless this Home,” but the reality is their home of 15 years is poisoning them. “It’s in our walls. It’s in our floors. It’s in our baseboards […]

  • Smarter home insurance

    You probably never think about your homeowners insurance. But Consumer Reports says you should and not just when disaster strikes. There are new twists to homeowners insurance that can save you money and cover you better. Big ticket items like a tree falling on your house usually are covered by home insurance. And what you may not know is a lot of quirky events like damage from a drone may also be covered. Another example? You could get as much […]

  • Don’t bring bed bugs home from vacation

    The sight of bed bugs is enough to put a damper on your vacation but the bites can cause a variety of symptoms from secondary skin infections like impetigo and ecthyma to allergic reactions and in rare cases anaphylaxis which can impair breathing and require a trip to the ER. With spring break coming up the experts at Consumer Reports share some tips to keep the bed bugs away during your next hotel stay. Some simple steps when you check […]

  • “My money was already on the counter:” Store clerk protects restaurant owner from becoming a scam victim

    MILWAUKEE — Area businesses are taking steps to prevent customers from losing money to scammers. In fact, those steps have saved one Milwaukee man from losing hundreds of dollars. The owner of Scotty’s Bar and Pizza in Milwaukee, Gary Tiedke, got a phone call that threatened to bring his pizza making to a halt. “Jo Ellen the bartender just got a call that they’re gonna shut your power off,” Tiedke said. The call surprised Tiedke, who thought he’d paid his […]

  • Dangerous car shifters

    For decades, cars with automatic transmissions had a simple, straightforward shifter like this one. But some newer cars have shifters that look or function differently. Carmakers say the new designs can set their models apart or offer a touch of luxury, but Consumer Reports warns those new designers can be complicated and even counterintuitive. The problem with these unconventional gear selectors is that they make it hard to consistently pick the right gear, especially park. And worst case, that means […]

  • “They believed he truly was an agent:” How to spot bogus badges

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — He wore the uniform and claimed to be police, but it turned out, he was not law enforcement. The incident started with an unusual encounter for police at an apartment complex in Sussex. “We had squads that were dispatched to an odor of marijuana complaint,” explained Patrick Esser, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department captain. “They basically had someone walk up to them and identify himself as Homeland Security.” The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department says Gavin Snake had a badge, […]

  • When travel goes wrong

    Airline disruptions seem to happen more often these days, but if you find yourself caught in flight delays, cancellations or overbookings — it’s up to you to know what your rights are and request compensation. When it comes to cancellations, each airline handles things differently. Delta, for example, will either put you on its next available flight or rebook you on another carrier. Southwest on the other hand, only re-books passengers on the next available Southwest flight. Check specifics for […]

  • “This is a serious scam:” Scammers targeting taxpayers during tax season

    MILWAUKEE — It’s tax season and that means it’s prime time for crooks to target taxpayers. The most common scam this time of year is the IRS phone scam and every year people fall for it. Typically, it begins with a call from a person or a recorded voice impersonating an IRS or U.S. government official. The impersonator or recording claims a lawsuit is being filed against or there’s an arrest warrant in your name. The impersonator claims it’s because you […]

  • How to paint a wall

    Painting is one of the most popular do-it- yourself projects and if you’ve ever painted a room, chances are you’ve made a mistake or two along the way. Consumer Reports’ paint expert says you can avoid common blunders with a few simple tips. You can cut in with a brush like the pros but Consumer Reports says if you’re a novice the $3 edger is a good tool to try. To avoid drips, use the roller to apply paint instead […]

  • “It’s fun to be on the forefront of all this:” Self-driving cars heading to Wisconsin

    MADISON — What once seemed like science fiction is now on the horizon. Self-driving cars, also known as automated cars, are on their way to Wisconsin. “To have those running fully autonomous, but maybe on a fixed route could be within five years,” explained Peter Rafferty, a transportation researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW-Madison was recently selected as one of ten testing sites in the country for automated cars. “The speed at which this is coming compels all of us to […]

  • Eating out: Unhealthy kids meals

    Taking your kids out to eat can present real challenges when it comes to finding healthy choices. After researching the nutritional numbers for over 4,000 beverages, entrees, sides and desserts at 45 chain restaurants, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that in spite of making some changes, restaurants have made little progress in improving the nutritional quality of kid’s menus. And according to the Department of Agriculture, the average kid’s meal with an entree, side, […]

  • Best cell plan for your lifestyle

    No one wants to pay more for their cell phone plan than they have to, and all cell phone plans are not created the same. But whether you’re a college student, a world-traveler or part of a busy family, there’s a plan for you. You might save a bundle by switching, but you have to think about who is using the phone, and how they’re using it. College students are already paying high tuition bills so they’ll want a plan […]