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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!

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  • sex offenders

    “Everyone around here is gonna be happy:” Common Council ordinance restricts were sex offenders can live

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Serious restrictions on where sex offenders can live in the city of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Common Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday, July 22nd — limiting where sex offenders can live to just a handful of places within the city. Right now, more than 85 percent of sex offenders in Milwaukee County live in the city of Milwaukee. That’s a percentage that’s gone up in recent years because of residency restrictions in nearby municipalities. Now, the city […]

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    Suspect sought: Officials investigate after shots fired at District 4 police station

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Police are investigating shots that were fired at the District 4 police station at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday, July 21st. According to police, an officer was seated in a squad car in the east parking lot when three shots were fired from the area of a parking lot in the 5500 block of N. 69th Street, striking the wall directly above and around the squad. The bullets damaged the brick, but thankfully they did not […]

  • zoo interchange

    It’s almost over! I-94 set to reopen at 5:30 a.m. Monday after full freeway closure this weekend

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Making the “Zoo Interchange” less of a zoo! Work continues after a full freeway closure went into effect on Friday night, July 18th. Crews have been hard at work this weekend — shutting down I-94 in both directions at Highway 100 for 54 hours — as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. On Sunday, July 20th, more than 40 hours into the freeway closure, the DOT said so far, so good. I-94 is set to reopen […]

  • rosebear

    Levi Rosebear, driver charged in fatal accident, sought by U.S. Marshals

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) – U.S. Marshals are looking for 26-year-old Levi Rosebear. He is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and bail jumping.  Law enforcement says he was high on marijuana when he fatally struck a woman with his car outside State Fair Park in March. A warrant was issued for his arrest but Rosebear has never been located. Rosebear is 5’10” and weights 175 pounds.  He had long brown hair at one time, but may have cut […]

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    Charges referred to District Attorney’s Office against three adults after children caught driving

    WEST BEND/WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned child neglect charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office for three adults after a nine-year-old and four-year-old were caught in a car, alone for the second time this summer. The latest incident happened this weekend. Washington County Sheriff’s officials say the nine-year-old boy was driving, with the four-year-old as his passenger, in the Town of Farmington. This weekend’s incident comes after an incident on June 14th — when Good […]

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    Remember those young kids caught driving a car to “grandma’s house?” It happened again!

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — It was Saturday, June 14th when Good Samaritans in West Bend helped to stop a vehicle being driven by a nine-year-old boy — with a four-year-old passenger. The kids told police they were headed to “grandma’s house.” Well…it happened again! Washington County Sheriff’s officials say nearly one month later — on Sunday, July 13th, they took a 911 call regarding a car traveling eastbound in the wrong lane of traffic on Neward drive — near Indian […]

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    Update: Officials confident in the cause of scrapyard fire at Miller Compressing, not their first time on the site

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee Firefighter spent six hours battling a blaze at Miller Compressing on Saturday. Officials believe they know the cause of the fire, and it wasn’t the first time they’ve been called to the scrap yard. Because it’s a scrapyard, they’re constantly working with small fires, and Miller Compressing uses its own lines to put them out. But as we saw yesterday, sometimes things combust — and the fire gets too big to handle on their own. “It […]

  • Jose Reyes

    Hunt is on for armed robbery suspect Jose Reyes, Marshals ask for your help

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 34-year-old Jose Reyes. Reyes was first featured on Wisconsin’s Most Wanted back in May, when U.S. Marshals were seeking two armed robbery suspects.  Jose Reyes and Jayson Vanderveer are charged with robbing a New Berlin gas station on March 28th. After the story aired, Vanderveer was arrested in Arizona.  U.S. Marshals are still seeking Reyes. U.S. Marshals say Reyes has been convicted of armed robbery before and has a long history of arrests.  […]

  • Bastille Days

    Thousands kick off Bastille Days festival with annual “Storm the Bastille” run/walk

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Runners and walkers kicked off Bastille Days with the “Storm the Bastille” 5K run/walk on Thursday night, July 10th. Thousands took part in the annual run/walk in memory of the 18th century attack on the Bastille prison in Paris. The 5-K run and 2-mile walk took place on opening night of the festival, Thursday, July 10th at 9:00 p.m. This year’s 5K run/walk began on Jefferson & Wells. The course led participants through the scenic streets of downtown Milwaukee […]

  • Photo Courtesy Jay Tanel

    “I think he hit his breaking point:” Pharmacist speaks out after standoff at New Berlin pharmacy

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — A standoff at a New Berlin pharmacy on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th — after a pharmacist refuses to hand over drugs. An entire strip mall was placed on lockdown for more than an hour while a SWAT Team surrounded the building. We’re told the suspect had visited the pharmacy before — but on Wednesday, he came in with a prescription that was dated, and had strange looking writing on it. The man was turned away, and […]

  • glendale brothers

    “You want to see some excitement? I’m going to start a fire!” Glendale brothers accused of setting several fires

    GLENDALE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned two Glendale men have been arrested and charged in connection with several fires in the Rivers Edge subdivision — one of which resulted in the destruction of a vehicle. 44-year-old Michael Balsamo faces a felony charge of arson of a property other than a building. 36-year-old Anthony Balsamo faces three misdemeanor counts of negligent handling of burning material. Police say both of the men live in the Rivers Edge subdivision. They are brothers. […]

  • West Nile virus mosquitoes

    Itching and scratching: We’re at the height of mosquito season, and this year’s a rough one!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — You probably noticed them at your Fourth of July barbecue — buzzing in your ears, swooping down for a bite! We are now at the height of mosquito season, and experts say this year is a rough one! You probably started noticing the mosquitoes right after Memorial Day — and the constant rain has helped them to continue hatching. The Hale family left the Lion’s Den Gorge in Grafton with the picnic dinner they packed still in […]