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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
  • Battle over plastic bags: Why they won’t be banned in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — The plastic bag is the poster boy for litter — probably because it’s so easy to spot them blowing in the wind. You may not have heard, but the plastic bag was actually the focus of a Wisconsin bill passed last year. Nobody likes litter, but the plastic bag in particular is often singled out. “It’s on our streets. It’s in our parking lots, and the wind carries it into the river,” said Cheryl Nenn of Milwaukee Riverkeeper. During the Milwaukee […]

  • Your kid’s online privacy: Connected toys

    It’s no secret that sharing personal information online comes with risk. But what if toys were also making it possible for hackers to access both you and your children’s information? Consumer Reports has some stern warnings about a new generation of toys. Like a little bear – that comes with Bluetooth connection. Parents and children can record and send messages to each other through the internet using an app. But earlier this year a security researcher warned the toy’s maker […]

  • Exercise as medicine

    Before you reach for a pill to help fix what ails you, it might be better to reach for your gym gear. Research shows that for some conditions, exercise might work as well drugs and surgery, and with fewer side effects. So why don’t doctors prescribe it more often? Consumer Reports has advice on how to get the disease-fighting benefits of exercise. In fact, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found nearly one in 10 participants […]

  • How to stop snoring

    If you’re one of the 37 million Americans who snores, you’ll want to keep reading this report.Not only can snoring ruin your partner’s shuteye but it may be a warning sign of a potentially life threatening condition. Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to stop snoring, and on when it might be time to visit a doctor. Nasal strips don’t always work. Instead try lifestyle strategies to help keep your airway open and help you stop snoring. Like […]

  • Uncomfortable family money talks

    Attitudes about money and spending habits run deep. We learn early in life to be spenders or savers, so when there’s a tricky financial decision to be made by family members with conflicting money perspectives, worlds can collide. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports asked Americans to rate how comfortable they were when having various money conversations with their family members. Of those who’ve had these conversations, 29 percent were uncomfortable telling their parents it’s time for someone to take […]

  • Unlocking the past: Contact 6 tests three popular DNA kits

    MILWAUKEE — A glimpse into the past using DNA. These days more and more people are choosing to unlock their family history by taking genetic tests. There are a number of tests, but does it matter which one you buy? FOX6’s Contact 6 put three popular brands to the test — AncestryDNA, Family Tree and 23andMe. Robert Smith, an associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, agreed to help out Contact 6 and be the test subject. “I’m curious because if we […]

  • First look: Samsung Galaxy S8

    Remember the Samsung Note7 debacle? There were battery fires, a massive recall, and an airplane ban. Eventually Samsung pulled the smartphone from the market, but now it’s trying to get back in the game with the launch of the Galaxy S8. The new smartphone just hit store shelves, and Consumer Reports reveals how it stacks up against the competition. Consumer Reports is testing eight of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. It’s the company’s first significant phone launch since […]

  • Can you trust online doctor reviews?

    With all the uncertainty surrounding health insurance these days, you may well find yourself looking for a new doctor. But how to choose? Nearly 60% of consumers say that online reviews are important when picking a health care provider — kind of like how you pick a restaurant or a plumber. The problem according to a new study in JAMA, a leading medical journal, is websites like Healthgrades, RateMDs , Vitals and Yelp often have too few patient reviews to […]

  • Listeria outbreak

    A nationwide recall is currently underway for all raw-milk cheeses, produced by ‘Vulto Creamery’ –– due to possible contamination with listeria. Six people were hospitalized and two died –– all sickened by the bacteria. The FDA has also issued recalls over the last six months for ice cream, cookie dough, frozen vegetables and even frozen waffles. Not everyone exposed to Listeria gets sick from it. But when you do, it can be serious. Most people with invasive listeriosis require hospitalization and […]

  • Wrangle for Rawhide: Why the Wisconsin charity fought for the right to its name

    NEW LONDON — What’s in a name? A Wisconsin charity would say a good deal. It recently fought for the right to its name after the organization’s donations took a dive. On a sprawling ranch two hours north of Milwaukee among barns, tractors and stables — there’s the sound of busy hands at work at Rawhide Boys Ranch. “It’s real-life training. It’s real-life education based on not only cleaning cars, but also fixing them and inspecting them,” explained Aaron Geitner, the director of […]

  • The real risks of radon

    So you’re in the market to buy a house, and you think you’ve found the one. Then you order an inspection and find out the radon levels in the house are high. Should you walk away from the deal? Consumer Reports says you don’t have to. Radon-related deaths are due to exposure over the course of a lifetime.   You should definitely take it seriously but you really don’t need to walk away from the home. It’s actually pretty easy […]

  • Moving tips

    Late spring into early summer is the busiest time of the year to move. That means millions of people will be packing, wrapping and schlepping. Whatever the circumstance, moving is never easy or fun. But Consumer Reports has some good tips to help reduce the chaos. First, don’t move what you don’t want in your new home. Sell that unwanted stuff from your attic or basement at a garage sale, or online! Plan ahead. Will your big sofa, entertainment center, […]