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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
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    “I’m in shock:” Oak Creek grandmother lost $12K when scammer posed as her grandson

    WEST ALLIS — Officials with the West Allis Police Department indicated in a news release on Thursday, February 23rd that they’ve noticed an increase in telephone scams targeting older people during the past year. Scammers will call a targeted victim, pretending to be the victim’s grandson/daughter stating they are in jail. Often the story is that the grandson/daughter was in an accident and has been arrested. The caller pretending to the grandson/daughter is often crying and hysterical, making it difficult for […]

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    Hearing aid alternative?

    An estimated 3-hundred- 60 million people around the world suffer from hearing loss –– yet relatively few people seek treatment. Prescription hearing aids can cost thousands, and are rarely covered by insurance. If you’ve been tempted to try one of those cheaper, sound amplifiers you find online or in drug stores, be aware: Consumer Reports warns that some, may do more harm than good. Having trouble following conversations in a noisy restaurant? Straining to hear a co-worker in the cafeteria? Experts […]

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    Genetic testing your health

    If you could find out whether you might develop certain cancers or heart disease, would you want to know? Genetic testing makes that possible, but Consumer Reports says not everyone benefits from this cutting edge research. If one or more close family members has a disease with a genetic link, testing for the gene may make sense. In some diseases, genetic testing gives doctors the ability to detect problems early. It also helps us to potentially decrease the severity of […]

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    Off-label drug use ads

    Pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drug advertising each year. And a proposed change by the Food and Drug Administration could allow them to spend even more. You may not realize that drug companies today can only promote a drug for a use that’s approved by the FDA. However, drugs are prescribed all the time for uses that are not approved by the FDA. It’s a common and legal practice. In fact, one out of every five prescriptions are written by […]

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    “I’m very frustrated and angry:” Samsung customers turn to Contact 6 after running into recall troubles

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a recall affecting millions of people: Samsung customers say their washing machines can shake violently and even explode. In November of 2016, Samsung issued a voluntary recall  of certain models of their top-load washers. Samsung’s decision to issue the voluntary recall was “was driven by reports highlighting the risk that the drums in these washers may lose balance, triggering excessive vibrations, resulting in the top separating from the washer.” Samsung has given customers with affected models these options: Free […]

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    Buying a new mattress

    To test mattresses Consumer Reports simulates 8 to 10 years of use to see how well a mattress will hold up. It checks whether a mattress will support your spine. Recently, testers added more tailored information to mattress ratings. Consumer Reports finds you also don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. Online mattress companies like Casper, Lull and Tuft & Needle are offering performance as well as very competitive pricing. Nervous about buying online? A recent Consumer Reports survey found […]

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    Guide to buying glasses online

    Shopping for eyeglasses isn’t what it used to be. Sometimes it doesn’t even involve trying on the frames. Online retailers offer convenience and discount pricing, but there can be risks. Consumer Reports recently surveyed its readers and did its own eyeglass shopping to reveal advice on how to get great glasses at a great price. A lot of people still buy glasses the old fashioned way, at the doctor’s office or at a local eyewear store. Consumer Reports says you […]

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    OTC sleep aids

    If you’re struggling with insomnia, you might want to think twice before you reach for over-the- counter sleep aids. Many of the drugs are labeled “non-habit forming” but Consumer Reports reveals potential risks in taking them. Although some ingredients are not physically addictive, there can be a risk of psychological dependency.  In fact a Consumer Reports national survey found 20-percent have taken over-the- counter sleep medication within a year. And in that group almost 1 in 5 took them daily. […]

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    Foods that heal

    We all know how important it is to eat healthy in preventing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. But certain foods can have a more immediate benefit in helping other, everyday ailments. Consumer Reports suggests looking in the kitchen first. What you find, may provide good healing power. Some foods do have medicinal properties and it’s not just hype, it’s actually backed up by science. Got a headache? Try drinking a tall glass of water. Dehydration is a common cause […]

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    Pumping bad fuel? Contact 6 investigates contaminated gasoline

    MILWAUKEE — If a vehicle sputters, stalls or won’t start, it’s possible the tank may have been filled with bad gasoline. It’s a situation Jill Stalter of Milwaukee knows all too well. One morning in October of 2016, Stalter climbed into her Jeep to hit the road, but she quickly realized she wasn’t going anywhere. “Every time you would turn the key it would run for five seconds and then it would just die,” Stalter recalled. Stalter said before that moment, […]

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    Winter coat & car seat safety

    During the winter, parents bundle their kids in heavy winter coats to keep them warm, but those same coats can pose an unexpected danger when the child is buckled in a car seat. Consumer Reports’ Child Passenger Safety Experts say that the extra bulk of a winter coat can make the safety seat harness too loose to properly secure your child in the event of a crash. All that space that air takes up in puffy coat can compress in […]

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    Looking for love: Online dating dos and don’ts

    Looking for love? You’re not alone. Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 online daters to find out which sites can lead to a meaningful match. In the survey, respondents gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has seen for any rated service in two decades – even lower than cable tv companies! Online dating is different from shopping for other kinds of things like a sweater. Once you find a sweater you like, you get it. With dating, […]