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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
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    When medication and alcohol don’t mix

    ‘Tis the season for lots of eating and drinking. But here’s a warning: Drinking even a little alcohol when you’re taking certain prescription and over-the- counter drugs can be a health hazard. Some drugs taken with alcohol can make the alcohol more potent. In other cases, taking medication while drinking can actually increase its effect or cause potentially harmful side effects. For example: anti-anxiety drugs like Valium or Ativan. Taking them with alcohol can cause dizziness, drowsiness, or very slow […]

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    The best and worst stores for gift returns

    This holiday season, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll either get or give a gift that will end up in the to-be-returned pile. But store policies vary widely so returning stuff might not be so easy. Consumer Reports checked out a number of major retailers’ return policies. Here are the five best and the five worst. Nordstrom and LL Bean allow returns of all their merchandise with no time limit and no receipt required. LL Bean will even accept well-used items […]

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    Buying the best luggage

    If you’re planning a vacation,  make sure you’ve got a suitcase that can handle the job. Consumer Reports surveyed 65,000 readers and combined their satisfaction scores with research to help make shopping for your next piece of luggage an open and shut case! The experts at Consumer Reports say considering several key factors can put you ahead of the pack when you’re shopping. The material is the first decision you need to make, and you have two choices: hard-side or soft. […]

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    Give the gift of stock

    Want to give a child a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Here’s an idea: Stock! Most kids might not be begging for stock gifts under the tree but what if they could own part of the company of one of their favorite things in the world? Not only is it relatable, it’s like an easy-to- digest economics lesson – By following how a company is doing over time – young people learn about savings and investing. And now you […]

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    Attack of the toy robots

    This holiday season, there’s a robot revolution … a host of high tech, interactive robot toys have come on the market. Your child might really want one – but which to pick? And do they make good toys? Consumer Reports expert testers checked them out, with a little help from some little helpers. The Spin Master Zoomer Chimp is a personality-filled robot who responds to voice commands in English or French. Unlike many robots he doesn’t need a mobile device […]

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    Eating healthy at the food court

    To keep both your wallet and your waistline happy this holiday season, don’t shop on an empty stomach. Research shows you buy more and spend more when you’re hungry. And although food courts can be nutritional landmines, Consumer Reports can show you some better alternatives to some not-so- healthy choices, just in case hunger hits when you’re at the mall. Start, with portion control. At Five Guys, the ‘Little’ hamburger and ‘little’ cheeseburger are still satisfying –– and you’ll save […]

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    Coverage complications? Local Uber driver runs into insurance issues after accident

    OAK CREEK — By now, you’re probably familiar with Uber, the ride-sharing app soaring in popularity. But what happens if you’re in an accident? Are you covered by insurance? FOX6’s Contact 6 took a closer look after one driver ran into some issues with her insurance. Aylin Wojciechowski loves driving for Uber. “I am a people person and it has been fabulous,” Wojciechowski said. The flexible hours work well with her college classes and being a mom. “You take the kids to football […]

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    Retail leasing holiday warning

    Looking for a bargain on a big gift this holiday season? Lease-to- own programs might sound great. Get that big-screen TV or new living room set in your home the same day without actually buying it. But Consumer Reports has an important warning: Leasing programs could end up costing you two to three times more than buying items outright. The program run by a company called Tempoe is used by Kmart, Sears, and other retail stores. Here’s how it works: […]

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    Group gifting made easy

    Holiday giving often means chipping in for gifts for family, friends, teachers, or coaches. Pooling money might mean better presents –– but it can be a logistical nightmare to organize. Well, there could there be an easier way. Consumer Reports reveals several websites that promise to take the stress out of group gifting. HipChip sells Visa gift cards as well as gift cards for dozens of restaurants and retailers. It sends out invitations and reminders for you –– charging each contributor a […]

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    Real or fake? Tell-tale signs of a knock-off NFL jersey

    MILWAUKEE — Do you have a Packers jersey in your closet? Do you know if it’s authentic? Gary Anders with the Green and Gold Zone says half the jerseys he sees at Lambeau Field are knock-offs. “Some people are not even aware it’s a fake. They’re just running around thinking they got a great deal,” Anders said. Anders revealed there’s some key things to look for on a  real jersey. “All authentic jerseys are gonna have certain things in common. They’re […]

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    High-calorie holiday coffee drinks

    McDonald’s Peppermint Mocha looks yummy, but 16 ounces has more than 400 calories, 8 grams of saturated fat, and 13 teaspoons of sugars. Starbucks’ Gingerbread Frappuccino blended beverage isn’t any better. With whipped cream and whole milk, 16 ounces has 370 calories, which includes 15 teaspoons of sugars and 9 grams of saturated fat. Holiday coffee drinks are a surprising source of saturated fat. In the ones Consumer Reports looked at, the saturated-fat content ranged from about 22% to almost […]

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    “It makes me furious:” Contact 6 takes on tardy school bus

    MILWAUKEE — When the school bell rings, students are supposed to be in class, but for one Milwaukee girl, being tardy was out of her control. Denise Cunningham makes sure her daughter, Ja’Kira Watkins, gets to the bus stop on time. So far this school year, they have spent a lot of time waiting. “We used to bring chairs. We would bring chairs outside, folding chairs, and sit right outside to watch for the bus,” Cunningham said. Watkins is in third […]