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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
  • Preventing a nightmare before Christmas: Keep your family safe from tree fires

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Christmas tree fires are not extremely common. However, according to the National Fire Association, when they do happen they’re more likely to be fatal. If you’ve chosen a real tree for the holidays taking care of it should be a priority. Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs joined Underwrites Laboratories (UL) testers at their campus in Northbrook, Illinois to look at the importance of picking the right tree and maintaining it. “Fire departments around the United States are getting […]

  • Instant Pot and other great gifts for foodies

    Looking for a gift for your favorite foodie? Kitchen gadgets and appliances can make great gifts. But don’t go shopping blindly — arm yourself with some ideas from the experts at Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports tests hundreds of kitchen appliances every year and we have a gift to fit a chef of any skill level. First, how about a gift that replaces several appliances? The seven in one Instant Pot is a great option for someone who loves to cook […]

  • Online shopping for procrastinators

    Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t panic if you haven’t purchased all the gifts you need yet. Consumer Reports says online retailers are eager to deliver to those who procrastinate, but you need to know who will give you the best delivery deal and get your stuff to you on time. The key to desperation internet shopping is to pay attention to the delivery deadlines. Many retailers offer two day delivery for addresses within the United States, and […]

  • “300+ times the allowable level:” Target pulls some fidget spinners after study finds high levels of lead

    MENOMONEE FALLS — After an investigation by FOX6’s Contact 6 found high levels of lead in some fidget spinners, a consumer advocacy group decided to launch its own investigation. Now, the results are in and one major chain store has pulled some fidget spinners from its shelves. The investigation began when Andrew Brown emailed Contact 6 about his son’s fidget spinner. Brown ordered the fidget spinner from Amazon and decided to do an at-home lead test. “It tested positive,” Brown […]

  • Is alcohol good or bad for you?

    Chances are you’ve heard that alcohol in moderation may offer certain health benefits. But do the pluses of moderate drinking really outweigh the minuses? With the holidays just around the corner, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate with a cocktail or two. But how much is too much? Many studies have found that alcohol in moderate amounts – one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – is linked to lower risk of heart attack, […]

  • Distracted driving

    Car crash deaths are on the rise and many experts believe driver distraction from smartphones remains a problem. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports found 52% of licensed drivers who own a smartphone texted, played music, browsed the web, sent emails, or watched videos. Many smartphone and tech companies are introducing safety measures for teens and adults while driving. Apple’s latest operating system includes a mode, which blocks alerts for both calls or texts. You can also download apps for […]

  • Consumer Reports: 2017 most and least reliable cars

    When you’re looking to buy a new car, an all-new or redesigned model may sound like you’re getting something new and improved. But Consumer Reports’ annual auto reliability survey of more than 640,000 vehicles shows that sometimes better things come to those who wait. Consumer Reports’ data finds that newly redesigned models are more likely to have wonky engines, jerky transmissions, or high-tech features that fail outright. Problems often arise when new technologies are added to today’s cars. Owners have […]

  • Tips to pay less for car insurance

    If you’ve got a car, chances are your car insurance eats up a chunk of your budget. Especially for families with multiple drivers, people with poor credit and drivers with imperfect track records. But Consumer Reports says if you do a little homework, there are ways to lower car insurance costs. Start by picking a top-rated insurer. Don’t be short-sighted. It’s not just about getting the lowest premium. You want to make sure you get a company that’s going to […]

  • A pricey mistake: How to avoid accidental in-app purchases

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not an uncommon problem — a kid playing on a smartphone and making purchases without even realizing it. One area mom shared her experience with FOX6’s Contact 6. Her daughter spent more than $1,000 while using the app Musical.ly. The mother didn’t want to go on camera for fear of embarrassing her daughter, but other parents can learn from her experience. Steve Van Dinter, Verizon’s technology expert, says it’s not difficult for this to happen. “If your […]

  • Best online services to print holiday photos

    Many of us use our phones as a photo album these days. But the holidays are a perfect time to print those pictures as cards or frame them as gifts. But not all photo printing services are picture perfect. Consumer Reports checked out 10 online photo printing services…looking at everything from the ordering experience to editing options to costs. And, of course, Consumer Reports’ trained photo experts also rated each print for quality. The big takeaway is price doesn’t determine […]

  • Grades will be assigned to Milwaukee restaurants beginning in 2018

    MILWAUKEE — There are big changes ahead for Milwaukee restaurants. By next year, patrons will start seeing letter grades appearing in windows. Those grades will be the result of food sanitation inspections. It’s a move that had its supporters and opponents. In Milwaukee, food establishments are usually inspected once a year. Currently, all of the results of Milwaukee food sanitation inspections are available online. Starting in 2018, they’ll start appearing in front windows in the form of a letter grade. “Grades are […]

  • “No ID, no badge, no uniform:” Elderly woman scammed by man posing as utility worker

    WEST ALLIS — If you have an elderly parent, you will want to warn them about this scam. We are not identifying the 88-year-old woman who West Allis police say was scammed by a man posting as a water utility worker on Wednesday, November 29th. The woman said the man knocked on her door around noon. “No ID, no badge, no uniform, nothing,” she said. The woman said she now wishes she had asked more questions of the man who […]