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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
  • Fatal fire near 45th and Center

    One-and-a-half-year-old boy killed in fire at home near 45th and Center

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office say a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was killed in a fire at a home near 45th and Center on Thursday, May 5th. A battalion chief with the Milwaukee Fire Department says they received the call around 6:00 p.m. According to officials, the boy was inside the home with adults and several other children when the fire started. PHOTO GALLERY When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found heavy flames and smoke coming from the […]

  • Volunteers with Copperheads Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club clear tires near HobNob

    Group volunteers their time to clear hundreds of tires illegally dumped in Kenosha: “Warms your heart”

    KENOSHA COUNTY — FOX6 News on Sunday, May 1st told you about supper club officials, forced to clean up hundreds of tires dumped along Lake Michigan in Kenosha. After that story aired, HobNob officials said they were overwhelmed with offers to help. On Wednesday, May 4th, volunteers showed up for some manual labor. It was hard work — hauling more than 150 tires off the rocky Lake Michigan shoreline and up a steep hill to the HobNob parking lot. The […]

  • Terrance Thomas

    “Woke up to a man standing over my bed:” Police need your help locating Terrance Thomas

    MILWAUKEE — Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and finding a strange man staring down at you. It happened to a woman on Milwaukee’s East Side — and police need your help locating the suspect, who has been charged with three counts of criminal trespassing. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 39-year-old Terrance Thomas. According to a criminal complaint, Thomas is accused of illegally entering three occupied homes in March and April on N. […]

  • Sonthana Rajaphoumi

    Milwaukee police officer arrested in connection with child enticement case

    MILWAUKEE —  Milwaukee police tell FOX6 News they have arrested Sonthana Rajaphoumi in connection with a child enticement case. Officials say 45-year-old Rajaphoumi is a Milwaukee police officer assigned to District 4. Rajaphoumi was booked into the Milwaukee County Jail on Friday, April 29th. His bail was set at $10,000. Officials say this investigation is ongoing and Milwaukee police will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for charges. In the meantime, Rajaphoumi […]

  • Tires near Lake Michigan in Kenosha County

    “Frustrating:” Restaurant must pay for cleanup of hundreds of tires dumped near Lake Michigan

    KENOSHA COUNTY — An illegal dumping ground in Kenosha County is turning the lakeshore into an eyesore. Neighbors speculate that the person behind it was trying to make a quick buck, and now they’re stuck with the cleanup. Neighbors told FOX6 News at first, it looked like a procession of orca whales out swimming in Lake Michigan. It was actually dozens of tires floating on the water. “It’s frustrating. Just frustrating,” Kara Wunderle said. Guests of The HobNob, on Sheridan […]

  • SI joint fusion surgery

    Groundbreaking new surgery for lower back pain changing lives: “Never seen a tool this powerful”

    FRANKLIN — A groundbreaking clinical trial on lower back pain could lead to relief for hundreds of thousands of people. It’s a 25-minute surgery that’s already changing lives. These days, you’ll find Jen Christianson at the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Menomonee Falls swimming laps. Three years ago, you wouldn’t find her anywhere near a pool. The 41-year-old who once ran marathons and taught zumba classes was practically bed-ridden. “I could barely sit in the car. Tears were constant. The pain was so severe,” said Christianson. […]

  • Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez

    Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez charged in connection with murder of his wife, Ilona

    MILWAUKEE — A 35-year-old Milwaukee man is charged in the brutal murder of his wife. She was found murdered in her Milwaukee home on February 1st. Friends speak highly of Ilona Gonzalez, an educated woman who did volunteer work, was a mother and worked in marketing. Some say her death is a reminder that victims of domestic violence can come from every walk of life. “What happened to her doesn’t define who she was, or her legacy,” said Carmen Pitre, […]

  • Wauwatosa carjacking suspect -- accused of carjacking 60-year-old woman in Speedway gas station parking lot near 68th and North

    “Dangerous people:” Wauwatosa police seek suspect in carjacking of 60-year-old woman

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa police have released clear surveillance photos of a suspect wanted for his involvement in the carjacking of a 60-year-old woman. Police believe he may be responsible for other robberies. The carjacking happened on January 19th near 68th and North Avenue. Police say the 60-year-old woman was carjacked in the parking lot of a Speedway gas station. She was sitting in her car when a vehicle pulled up behind her — blocking her in the parking spot. The […]

  • Bottled water

    Water for Flint: Divine Savior Holy Angels High School to host bottled water drive

    MILWAUKEE — Students in Milwaukee are stepping up for those in Flint, Michigan. This, as Flint’s mayor outlines an aggressive plan to remove the city’s contaminated pipes. “The lead pipes have got to go. I am morally obligated to use every bit of the power and authority my office has to make Flint’s water safe,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. Mayor Weaver said the city will first replace lead lines for high-risk residents, which include pregnant women and children under six. […]

  • Jacquelyn Ranallo

    $15,000 reward offered in Jacquelyn Ranallo disappearance: “We want to bring her home”

    MEQUON — A $15,000 reward is now being offered for information regarding the disappearance of 53-year-old Jacquelyn Ranallo of Mequon. The reward is being offered by Ranallo’s family. Ranallo was reported missing on Saturday, November 21st after she did not show up for a dinner appointment on Saturday night. Ranallo was last seen on November 18th, when she visited her mom at an assisted living home. She last used her cell phone shortly after that visit. Police found her home locked, with […]

  • Sheboygan Falls Fire Department brat fry

    Overwhelming support for Sheb. Falls Fire Dept. at annual fundraiser, just days after fatal fire

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS — It has been a difficult week for the Sheboygan Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters from that department on Tuesday night, January 26th responded to a house fire at 5th and Western, pulling three young children from the home. All three of those children later died at hospitals. The volunteer firefighters who responded to the fire have been meeting with counselors and getting some individualized attention in the days since the fire, but an outpouring of support from […]

  • Ambulance

    “Emergency Medications Act” would allow EMTs to continue treating pain without doctor’s signature

    BROWN DEER — As it stands, EMTs can offer relief for severe pain on the way to the hospital. New legislation would preserve that practice — and first responders across the country support it. It is called the “Emergency Medications Act.” It would close a loophole in the current law, and allow EMTs to continue treating pain without a physician’s signature. When they’re racing to the hospital, EMTs with the North Shore Fire Department say sometimes, treating a patient’s pain […]

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