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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!

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    Avoid kitchen remodeling mistakes

    Looking to get the most bang for your buck on a kitchen remodel? Consumer Reports says take care, to avoid the biggest budget busters. Like changing your mind. It can drive your budget up an average of 10 percent. The average kitchen remodel costs around $28,000. So spend a little longer on the design and stick to that plan no matter what. Don’t rely on rough sketches. These days, 3D drawings and even tools like virtual-reality software help you visualize the space before you even take […]

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    Lice advice: How to get rid of lice

    Getting head lice is easy. Getting rid of it can be a challenge. Nix and Rid, two popular over-the- counter treatments, contain one of the insecticides recommended by doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics. But research published by the Journal of Medical Entomology has found that over 98 percent of lice in the U.S. is resistant to the insecticides. Lice have built up resistance to pyrethrum and permethrin, the main ingredients in those products because of genetic mutations. Getting rid of lice is tricky: […]

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    What not to feed the dog

    Most pet owners know that chocolate can be toxic for dogs, but there are other common human foods that can also be dangerous or even deadly for them. The Food and Drug Administration recently released information on people foods that can make dogs sick. Here are a few you might not know about: Onions, garlic, and chives, and any foods seasoned with them, can damage a dog’s red blood cells, which can progress to anemia. Macadamia nuts are also toxic for dogs and […]

  • Jeremy Johnson

    Brother of late Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris killed in motorcycle crash in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS — FOX6 News has learned the brother of the late Quinn Johnson-Harris, a Milwaukee airman killed in Afghanistan in October 2015 after the Air Force cargo plane he was in crashed has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Indianapolis. Johnson-Harris’ sister on Monday, September 26th confirmed for FOX6 News her brother, Jeremy Johnson, was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash in Indianapolis. He was a Marine veteran. Johnson’s sister said the family is devastated that they’ve lost another […]

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    Robo-advisers: Financial advice from your computer

    In this era of self-driving cars, what decisions are you comfortable entrusting to a computer? How about financial advice? New digital platforms can manage your portfolio for less than a human financial adviser. Consumer Reports examines whether it’s time to make the switch to a robo-adviser. Robo-advisers manage an estimated 53-billion dollars, and that number is expected to grow to between five and seven trillion dollars in the next ten years. Some of the players include companies like Wealthfront and Betterment. The asset-management giant Schwab is also […]

  • Matt Maier

    “It’s awesome:” 2 years after accident left motocross racer paralyzed, new hobby gets him back on the racetrack

    HARTFORD — A Hartford man is turning a road block into an opportunity. Two-and-a-half years ago, his life changed forever, and it happened in an instant. These days, he’s moving full speed ahead with a new plan. The past few years haven’t always been a smooth ride for Matt Maier. Thankfully, Maier has a history of navigating rough terrain. “Fortunate to have some really, really helpful and awesome friends,” Maier said. For 10 years, Maier raced motocross professionally throughout the […]

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    “Exactly what you’d want in a leader:” Ahead of first debate, Clinton, Trump supporters talk up their candidates

    MILWAUKEE — Early voting begins Monday, September 26th in Milwaukee ahead of the November general election. City officials announced expanded hours at the three Milwaukee locations: the Zeidler Municipal Building, Midtown Shopping Center on the north side and Forest Home Library on the south side. This, as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are expected to meet for the first head-to-head debate on Monday evening. City officials expect about 60,000 voters to cast ballots before […]

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    Great wireless headphones

    Nearly every type of headphone — home or studio-style, portable and noise-cancelling — comes in a wireless version. And because they’re usually connected using Bluetooth, you can listen to music without taking your phone out of your pocket. Wireless headphones are a big part of Consumer Reports ratings. There are some with very good sound quality. For a good portable pair, the experts say to check out the Sony headphones for $200. They have very good sound quality and will keep some ambient sounds out […]

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    Homeowners beware: Be on lookout for fly-by-night contractors canvassing affected areas after storms

    MADISON -– This week’s severe weather provides a tangible reminder for homeowners to be on the lookout for fly-by-night contractors canvassing affected areas after major storms. These so-called “storm chaser” operations have a history of doing subpar work for high prices or simply running off with a victim’s money. The workers are often from out of state and move quickly from town to town, making them difficult to track. They may pressure homeowners for a down payment and sometimes increase […]

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    Apple iPhone 7 initial results

    The iPhone seven arrived in stores, and Consumer Reports’ secret shoppers were there to buy them! The phones were delivered to Consumer Reports’ electronics labs where testing is underway. The phones tout a number of upgrades including an enhanced camera and for the first time, Apple says the iPhone seven is water-resistant — up to one meter of water for 30 minutes. So Consumer Reports put those claims to the test in a pressurized tank. The water immersion tests indicate that the iPhone seven and […]

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    Nationwide restaurant survey results

    Nearly half of every dollar budgeted for food is spent eating out. And much of that money is spent at table-service restaurants, where you can sit down and be served. So where should you be eating? Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 70,000 readers about their experiences at close to 240 restaurant chains, from diners to fine dining, to help you find the best meals and deals. For contemporary fare, Hillstone and Seasons 52 stand out for food and ambience. Seasons 52 boasts a seasonal menu. It’s one of […]

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    “We have to find a way to unite:” Leaders hope to bridge gap between police, African-American community

    MILWAUKEE — It is no easy conversation, but it is an important one to have. Milwaukee leaders on Monday, September 19th came together to talk about the relationship between police and the African-American community. “What will we do to move ourselves to a different place?” Senator Lena Taylor said. In the wake of unrest in Milwaukee following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith on August 13th, came a discussion about race and police on Monday. “We’re all in this […]