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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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  • Leslie McNeal, Durand Townsend

    CAPTURED: U.S. Marshals take into custody one of two fugitives charged with forgery

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 25-year-old Durand Townsend and 29-year-old Leslie McNeal. Townsend and McNeal are charged with forging money, specifically ten, 20 and 50 dollar bills, and using them to buy electronics. Milwaukee Police say they found their victims on Craigslist. U.S. Marshals say this isn’t the first time Townsend and McNeal have caught the eye of law enforcement.  U.S. Marshals say their criminal histories include battery, armed robbery, drug activity, and operating while intoxicated. McNeal is 6’1” and weighs 300 pounds.  He wears […]

  • Flu cases in Milwaukee

    224 flu-related hospitalizations in Milwaukee, and the flu season may not have peaked yet

    WAUWATOSA/CEDARBURG (WITI) — By now, someone in your home may have that sore throat, cough and fever that usually means one thing — flu season is upon us! So far, there have been 1,100 flu-related hospitalizations in Wisconsin, and the season may not have peaked yet. Wheaton Franciscan Wauwatosa urgent care staff have been busy since about December 15th. That’s when the number of flu cases shot up. Teachers at the Morningstar Montessori Academy in Cedarburg are putting an emphasis on proper […]

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    Protesters stage a “die-in” at Mayfair Mall in support of Dontre Hamilton

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A group of protesters staged a “die-in” at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, December 23rd. A spokesman for the demonstrators tells FOX6 News they wanted to bring their message to a new audience. “We have to let people know that black lives matter,” a protester told FOX6 News. Two days before Christmas, chants heard lately on the streets of downtown Milwaukee echoed in Mayfair Mall’s Center Court. “We ain’t gonna stop till […]

  • Jerry Stewart

    CAPTURED: Jerry Stewart, accused of trying to suffocate woman, sought by U.S. Marshals

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 32-year-old Jerry Stewart. Stewart is charged with two counts of strangulation, three counts of battery and six counts of bail jumping in connection with a single incident on September 18th. A criminal complaint says Stewart punched and tried to suffocate a woman at a home on Milwaukee’s north side.  Police say the woman grabbed a bottle of bleach in self-defense and the bleach splashed into the eyes of a child, who was taken […]

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    Dozens protest no-charging decision by walking streets in downtown Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was a decision 8 months in the making. The District Attorney finally released a report indicating Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney’s use of force in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton was justified self-defense and he would not be charged. As you can imagine, that further infuriated Hamilton supporters. Red Arrow Park is where the shooting took place back in April, it is also ground zero for supporters and protesters. They gathered early Monday morning when […]

  • Protesters

    Preparing for the next step: Hamilton protesters meeting to discuss future demonstrations

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 74 protesters were arrested on Friday for blocking interstate traffic. A large crowd turned out for what was called an emergency meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to talk about Friday’s demonstration that shut down I-43. The group plans to fight the citations. In the meantime, Dontre Hamilton’s brother expects the decision on charges will be announced soon. “I’m in contact with my lawyer and we’re waiting so that’s all we can do right now is […]

  • Petersen

    “There’s still good loving people:” Petersen family presented with holiday cheer

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The generosity of our community was on full display today as a group of volunteers payed a visit to the family of Laylah Petersen. Petersen was killed in November. Her family says today’s visit proves there are still a lot of good people out there. Laylah’s family got a call not long ago from a man who wanted to bring them a tree, some decorations and gifts. The outpouring they say, was more than they expected. It’s called […]

  • Proposed Hard Rock Casino for Kenosha

    “We need jobs:” Supporters of Kenosha casino turn out by hundreds

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The possibility of a new casino in Kenosha drew hundreds of people out into the cold on Wednesday evening, December 17th. It may well be their last opportunity to show their support before Gov. Scott Walker makes his decision on the proposed project. There was life inside the old Dairyland Greyhound track. It’s a sign of what’s to come if the site becomes a Hard Rock Casino. Jerry Reaves works at a casino in Illinois. He says […]

  • Tedric Sanders

    Judge sentences Tedric Sanders to seven years in prison in Fox Point shooting

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Tedric Sanders on Tuesday, December 16th to seven years in prison and another seven-and-a-half years of extended supervision. 20-year-old Sanders is the man police say tried to rob Innovative Optique in Fox Point. That robbery ended with a man dead — Sanders’ accomplice, 22-year-old Joshua Drake. Police say a store employee exchanged shots with Drake — and Drake died at the scene. More than two dozen shots were fired. Under Wisconsin law, […]

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    Looking to level the playing field: Lawmakers debate restrictions for sex offenders

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — They’re on two different sides of the political aisle but there’s a pressing issue in Wisconsin bringing two lawmakers together. And that is residency restrictions for sex offenders. In Milwaukee, sex offenders can no longer live withing 2,000 feet of schools, parks or other places where kids congregate. Other cities have less restrictive, or more restrictive ordinances. These lawmakers are looking to level the playing field. “When it comes to protecting children from child sex predators the’re […]

  • Leslie McNeal and Durand Townsend

    U.S. Marshals: Men printed counterfeit cash, bragged about it online, and used it to scam people

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Police say they printed counterfeit cash, and bragged about it online. Then, police accuse them of using that money to scam people in the Milwaukee area. “They are confident about doing this,” a U.S. Marshal told FOX6 News. U.S. Marshals say three people charged in this case have been stealing from people across Milwaukee. Investigators say they were producing their own money and using that money to “purchase” items worth hundreds of dollars — speeding away before […]

  • Silk Exotic

    Trying again: Licensing Committee to again take up proposal for Silk Exotic club near downtown

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He’s trying again! The owner of Silk Exotic wants to open an “upscale gentleman’s club” near downtown Milwaukee. The city’s Licensing Committee has said “no” more than once, but Jon Ferraro hopes that on Wednesday, December 9th, he’ll finally get approval. “I really feel positive. It`s the best I`ve felt going in,” Ferraro said. Ferraro says the process has been a test of persistence. “We`ve looked at probably three dozen locations. We`ve applied at, I don`t even […]


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