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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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  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda successfully completes longest high-wire walk EVER over Milwaukee Mile

    WEST ALLIS — On Tuesday evening, August 11th, world famous wire walker Nik Wallenda successfully completed his longest walk EVER at the Wisconsin State Fair. Ahead of the wire walk, there was one question on the minds of nearly everyone gathered at the Milwaukee Mile. Will he make it? “What if he falls? You just don`t know what`s going to happen and I think that`s exciting.” Mary Downing said. “I understand this is gonna be the longest walk that he`s ever done,” […]

  • Nik Wallenda

    Nik Wallenda to complete longest wire walk ever over Milwaukee Mile: “The wire’s where I feel at home”

    WEST ALLIS — On Tuesday evening, August 11th, world famous wire walker Nik Wallenda will attempt his longest walk ever at the Wisconsin State Fair. The nine-time world record holder says he’s ready! CLICK HERE to watch Wallenda’s wire walk on FOX6Now.com starting at 7 p.m. From 1:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, Wallenda’s crew was out near the Milwaukee Mile — assembling the high wire. The wire is the width of a nickel. Wallenda says the hardest part of any wire-walking […]

  • Shooting at home near 20th and Lapham

    “Any of us could have got shot!” More than 40 bullets fired; several pierce home and one hit sleeping boy

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating four shootings that occurred early Sunday, August 9th. One of those incidents is fatal, and another involves a bullet that struck a 10-year-old boy. That incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of W. Lapham Street. Police say an initial investigation has indicated two groups or individuals were shooting at each other in the street, and a round entered a home in the area — striking a 10-year-old boy. Markers show the […]

  • Internet scam

    “She would wire money over to India:” Internet pop-up scam traced back to Oak Creek woman

    OAK CREEK — Police say people across the country were tricked by an internet scam that has ties to southeast Wisconsin. A Wauwatosa police detective spearheaded the investigation, and says people easily fell victim. It starts with a pop-up ad, and a warning indicating your computer is infected. “They’ve heard about malware, spyware, viruses, and they become concerned,” said John Milotzky, Wauwatosa Police Department detective. A phone number is offered, so the scam victims would give that number a call. “Someone tells them they are […]

  • Officer-involved shooting 92nd and Howard in Greenfield

    Suicidal man shot & killed by Greenfield police officer after “attempting to stab our officers”

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield police on Wednesday evening, August 5th were on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 92nd and Howard. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt said this incident began around 4:15 p.m. — when police got a call regarding a distressed man on a balcony at the Briarwick Apartment Homes at 9050 W. Waterford Square. An officer trained in crisis intervention spoke with the man for an hour-and-a-half, and then officers decided to enter the apartment. “He made several suicidal statements […]

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    Archdiocese of Milwaukee: $21M settlement reached to compensate clergy sex abuse survivors

    MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Tuesday, August 4th announced a $21 million settlement has been reached to compensate clergy sexual abuse survivors. The settlement comes after three days of negotiations between the Archdiocese, a creditors’ committee and attorneys for abuse survivors, and Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011. “This is, to use a theological term, a new Pentecost. You know, basically a new […]

  • Delavan Lake

    Two drownings in Delavan Lake in 11 days highlight importance of life jackets

    DELAVAN LAKE — Town of Delavan police have now identified a 49-year-old St. Charles, Illinois man who drowned in Delavan Lake on Sunday afternoon, August 2nd. The victim is Lloyd Cross. Police say Cross jumped into the water without a floatation device on to retrieve some fishing equipment. After a few minutes, Cross began showing signs of distress, and his brother-in-law jumped in the water to assist him. Cross’ brother-in-law became fatigued quickly, and a nearby boat pulled both Cross […]

  • Coast Guard search of Milwaukee River

    Search of Milwaukee River for man who reportedly jumped from tour boat now a recovery mission

    MILWAUKEE — A search of the Milwaukee River resumed Sunday morning, August 2nd around 8:00 a.m. for a man who apparently jumped into the water from a tour boat. By Sunday night, the effort was being called a recovery mission. The U.S. Coast Guard launched a boat around 7:40 a.m., and one hour later, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources joined the search effort. The Milwaukee Police Department was also involved. Divers went into the water around 11:00 a.m. The […]

  • Justin Brown

    U.S. Marshals need your help in search for convicted drug dealer Justin Brown

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 31-year-old Justin Brown. Brown spent five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was released from prison on supervision but disappeared. U.S. Marshals say Brown was once a member of the First and Keefe Vice Lords, a drug-selling gang.  In addition to dealing drugs, Brown also has a history of armed robbery, resisting arrest and brandishing a firearm. Where Brown is staying and how he’s making money is a mystery to law enforcement. U.S. Marshals say […]

  • 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.  […]


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