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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
  • Community nonviolence event

    “We are all not what you see on television:” Milwaukee kids take a stand against city’s violence

    MILWAUKEE — Less than a day after yet another fatal shooting in Milwaukee, some of the city’s kids are taking a stand. We know this has been a violent year so far. Perhaps most shocking are the ages of some of the victims and suspects. Just this month, some have been as young as 13 and 14. Thursday, July 30th a lot of kids around the same age take a stand. With more than 90 homicides in Milwaukee this year, 16-year-old […]

  • Armanti Dowell

    Milwaukee teen charged in connection with multiple “bump-and-run” carjacking attempts

    MILWAUKEE — 17-year-old Armanti Dowell of Milwaukee now faces multiple charges in connection with several “bump-and-run” carjacking attempts in Milwaukee and West Allis. Dowell faces the following criminal charges: Unauthorized use of personal identifying information or documents (2 counts) Conspiracy to commit theft Attempt robbery (use of force) Attempt robbery, armed (threat of force) Possession of a firearm by a felon “These are certainly allegations of violence,” a court official said as Dowell made his initial court appearance Tuesday, July 28th. […]

  • Bernard Jedkins

    Captured: U.S. Marshals search for Bernard Jedkins, charged with distributing heroin

    KENOSHA — U.S. Marshals are looking for 29-year-old Bernard Jedkins. Jedkins is charged with distributing heroin.  U.S. Marshals say he belonged to a drug trafficking gang called ‘The Firm.’ In April, a major drug bust in Kenosha targeted ‘The Firm.’  More than 40 people have since been arrested and only a handful are still on the run. U.S. Marshals believe Jedkins is somewhere near the Wisconsin-Illinois border.  He goes by the nickname ‘Big Country.’ Jedkins is 6’0” and weighs 300 pounds.  […]

  • Peter Knebel

    Waukesha pastor, former school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a child at his church

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Sheriff’s officials say a 72-year-old pastor at a church in Waukesha and a school bus driver who recently retired has been arrested for first degree sexual assault of a child. Peter Knebel of Waukesha has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a child – sexual contact with a person under the age of 13. Sheriff’s officials say they were made aware of the assault — and during the investigation, the Knebel admitted to his […]

  • Detour

    Traffic Alert: Ramp from I-94 EB to US 45 NB to close beginning Sunday night; “It’ll be really backed up”

    MILWAUKEE — A major ramp closure begins Sunday night, July 26th in the Zoo Interchange. This closure affects the ramp from I-94 EB to US 45 NB. The busy intersection at Highway 100 and Bluemound Road will be even busier beginning Sunday night. Highway 100 is one of the detour routes. Those who live and work near that intersection say they’re getting used to this kind of thing. The Zoo Interchange is one of Wisconsin’s oldest interstate interchanges and is […]

  • Quintrell Taylor

    U.S. Marshals on the hunt for Quintrell Taylor, wanted for armed robbery

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 18-year-old Quintrell Taylor. Taylor is charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and attempted armed robbery. A criminal complaint says the victim was driving down an alley near 34th and Wright, when Taylor jumped into his car from the passenger side.  Police say Taylor had a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.  When the victim refused, police say Taylor fired three shots, hitting the man in the leg.  Taylor exited the vehicle and the victim drove himself […]

  • Fatal shooting near Burleigh & Buffum

    “Put the guns down!” Man shot & killed near Buffum & Burleigh; police say there were kids nearby

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirm they are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the neighborhood near Burleigh and Buffum on the city’s north side. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Joseph Jenkins. Police say the circumstances surrounding this shooting are unclear at this time. No one is in custody. The family of the victim was on scene as police investigated this incident — distraught, as neighbors told FOX6 News they heard multiple […]

  • Alice E. Wilds

    Wreck hunters say they’ve discovered 133-year-old shipwreck in Lake Michigan

    MILWAUKEE — There are an estimated 2,500 shipwrecks in Lake Michigan and about 1,000 of them are still missing! Now, a local boat captain and her team say they’ve discovered a wreck missing for more than a century. They invited FOX6 along for their first dive. Captain Jitka Hanakova sees Lake Michigan as a museum. “It took four years to get here,” said Hanakova. “This is what we do. We go and find new wrecks.” Hanakova and her team believe they’ve located […]

  • Rockwell Automation

    Former Rockwell Automation worker accused of embezzling $225K: “People were very, very surprised”

    MILWAUKEE — A former Rockwell Automation employee is charged, accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company. FOX6 News has learned he was arrested in Florida. Eduardo Africano worked for Rockwell Automation from 2005 through 2014. As part of his job, he traveled extensively to Latin America. Authorities say he used corporate credit cards intended exclusively for his travel to defraud the company. “Surprise would extend to shock. People were very, very surprised when it happened,” Gary […]

  • Antonio Gray

    Antonio Gray, wanted after fatal shooting in Milwaukee, on the run for 11 months, arrested in MN

    MILWAUKEE — A fugitive from Milwaukee, on the run for nearly 11 months has been arrested in Minnesota. Police in Mankato, Minnesota say 25-year-old Antonio Gray was arrested early Friday, July 17th after punching a man in the face. Police say Gray gave them a fake name twice, but they were able to identify him by his fingerprints. Gray was wanted for fatally shooting 26-year-old Marcus Bland 10 times near 38th and Roberts in Milwaukee. FOX6 News spoke with Bland’s […]

  • Breanna Eskridge

    Police say 17-year-old girl who died after shooting was targeted: “She never did nothing to nobody”

    MILWAUKEE — Gun violence has taken the life of another teenager in Milwaukee. A 17-year-old girl is the latest victim. She died after she was shot several times while on a porch near 12th and Concordia on Sunday night, July 19th. Milwaukee has now experienced its 86th murder of 2015 — matching the total for all of 2014. 17-year-old Breanna Eskridge is the third teenager to be shot and killed in Milwaukee in July. 14-year-old Tariq Akbar died after he was […]

  • Brett Favre at Camp Randall Stadium

    One day after Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Lambeau, Favre in Madison for flag football game

    GREEN BAY — A huge crowd and a huge ovation at Lambeau Field Saturday, July 18th as Brett Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame — and his #4 jersey was retired. One day later, Favre was in Madison, to take part in a flag football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Fans cheered as Favre took the field at Camp Randall Stadium Sunday afternoon. They were happy to see Favre — but also happy to see the rest of […]


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