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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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    6 car safety sensors to clean this winter

    Winter driving can make your car filthy with dirt, salt, snow, and ice — and it can be dangerous. If you have a newer car, Consumer Reports says you’ll likely need to keep the sensors and cameras clean to make sure operate properly when you need them most. All the salt, spray, snow and road grime that gets onto a vehicle in the wintertime can obscure the radars and the cameras and the different sensors that you use for your […]

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    Contractor leaves Milwaukee man with leaky roof: “It’s a day-to-day worry”

    MILWAUKEE — He’s a problem contractor with a criminal history. He even served time in the House of Correction. But now, he’s back in the same business. The contractor is Dave Barrett. Dwain Berry of Milwaukee hired Barrett to repair his roof, but it’s not even close to being finished. “It’s a day-to-day worry about what’s gonna happen,” Berry said. Since August, Berry’s roof has been covered with tarps. “We didn’t know where to turn, so we decided to call […]

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    iPhone turns 10

    It’s been ten years since Apple introduced the original iPhone. Now more than a billion have been sold and there are more than 2 million apps. Consumer Reports takes a look at how the iPhone changed how we communicate. In this day and age, it may be hard to remember that iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone on the market. There were already phones out from Palm, BlackBerry and others. But Consumer Reports says the iPhone was a revolutionary shift for […]

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    Consumer Reports survey: Cars owners love to hate

    Driving a brand new car off the lot is always exciting. Unfortunately, that new-car honeymoon can be short-lived according to more than 3-hundred thousand people in Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey. Here’s a peek at what cars owners love to hate. 70 % of the respondents in Consumer Reports survey said they were happy and they would buy their vehicle again, but of course that leaves 30% that were not happy. Owners of the Dodge Dart were far from […]

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    The new retirement

    Millions of Americans put money into a 401(k) plan, hoping it will one day lead to a comfortable retirement. But fees can chip away at your retirement, often costing tens of thousands of dollars. A typical two-income couple will pay more than 150,000 in fees over the course of their lives. That’s a lot of money coming out of your nest egg you could have later on. Consumer Reports says look for plan offerings with lower fees. A good option […]

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    Should you buy IKEA appliances?

    Although IKEA is best known for affordable home decor, you can buy an entire kitchen there for as little as $3,000, before appliances and labor. If you do decide to make it a one-stop shop, should you also get your appliances at IKEA? Who makes them and are they any good? Even though some of the names are odd, most of the appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. Consumer Reports recently tested a variety of appliances available at IKEA, including ranges, […]

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    New fitness equipment

    If you’ve already given up on your new year’s resolution to hit the gym, you can still get in shape by working out at home. Consumer Reports latest tests of ellipticals and treadmills reveal some good news. You can get a good workout on machines that cost around a thousand dollars. With elliptical machines testers measure each one to see how well it fits a broad range of people. The Diamondback 1260Ef for 2,000 dollars earned top scores. But for […]

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    Superfood or super hype?

    Whether you want to quit a bad habit or start a healthy one, New Year’s resolutions abound this time of year. And if eating well is one of yours, you may think adding in handful of superfoods will make all the difference. But watch out: Consumer Reports reveals some superfoods are not super at all. Take apple cider vinegar – which if you drink regularly lowers cholesterol, aids in weight loss and fights heartburn – right? Wrong! These claims are […]

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    Family cars for every stage

    The best choice for a family car depends a lot on your family and your budget. But if you start with Consumer Reports’ short list of highly rated cars that are also practical, durable, comfortable and safety conscious picking the right wheels for your crew can be a snap. The Lexus R-X SUV is one of several recommended vehicles that hit all the markers for families of every age. Big doors and chair-height seats make getting in and out a […]

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    “It got really weird:” Milwaukee student’s warning about online job scams

    MILWAUKEE — For job seekers, a majority of the hunting and hiring process takes place online these days. However, sometimes the job you’re applying for isn’t what you think. Online job scams are becoming all too common. A Milwaukee-area student, who asked to only be identified as Sara, recently started looking for jobs online. “It started with me just kind of typing in jobs in my area,” Sara said. Part of Sara’s job search took her to the website ZipRecruiter. “I’ve […]

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    Staying healthy at the gym

    People understand that you can pick up a cold or a flu at the gym. But really some of the most common things that you pick up are skin infections. That’s because germs that cause skin infections can thrive in the sweat that’s left on exercise equipment and towels, as well as the warm, moist areas like pool decks. Staph infections such as MRSA can be a little more worrisome because they’re resistant to some antibiotics and so they’re a […]

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    Bumpy road to a buyback? Franklin man’s warning about Volkswagen recall settlement

    FRANKLIN — Thousands of people in Wisconsin are driving a car recalled by Volkswagen. The company admitted to deliberately deceiving drivers about the emissions standards of many of its diesel-fueled vehicles. The issue has resulted in an emissions recall and Volkswagen must compensate drivers who own certain vehicles. Ryan Bender from Franklin is one of the people in Wisconsin who is affected by the recall. He owns a Volkswagen Jetta Sports Wagon. “They said they were going to buy the cars […]