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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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    “I think he hit his breaking point:” Pharmacist speaks out after standoff at New Berlin pharmacy

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — A standoff at a New Berlin pharmacy on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th — after a pharmacist refuses to hand over drugs. An entire strip mall was placed on lockdown for more than an hour while a SWAT Team surrounded the building. We’re told the suspect had visited the pharmacy before — but on Wednesday, he came in with a prescription that was dated, and had strange looking writing on it. The man was turned away, and […]

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    “You want to see some excitement? I’m going to start a fire!” Glendale brothers accused of setting several fires

    GLENDALE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned two Glendale men have been arrested and charged in connection with several fires in the Rivers Edge subdivision — one of which resulted in the destruction of a vehicle. 44-year-old Michael Balsamo faces a felony charge of arson of a property other than a building. 36-year-old Anthony Balsamo faces three misdemeanor counts of negligent handling of burning material. Police say both of the men live in the Rivers Edge subdivision. They are brothers. […]

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    Itching and scratching: We’re at the height of mosquito season, and this year’s a rough one!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — You probably noticed them at your Fourth of July barbecue — buzzing in your ears, swooping down for a bite! We are now at the height of mosquito season, and experts say this year is a rough one! You probably started noticing the mosquitoes right after Memorial Day — and the constant rain has helped them to continue hatching. The Hale family left the Lion’s Den Gorge in Grafton with the picnic dinner they packed still in […]

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    U.S. Marshals looking for fugitive charged with Mother’s Day murder

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — U.S. Marshals are looking for 28-year-old Dwayne Jobe.  He goes by the nickname “Red.” On May 11th, law enforcement says Jobe fatally shot the owner of Big C’s bar in Milwaukee.  Police say Jobe was attending a family party at Big C’s and refused to leave at bar time.  After Jobe was forcibly removed, he allegedly returned with a handgun and shot the owner twice. U.S. Marshals believe Jobe is still in Milwaukee, likely somewhere on the city’s north side. […]

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    Officer-involved shooting in Racine leaves one man dead, under investigation

    RACINE (WITI) — An investigation is underway, into an officer-involved shooting. Officials say at approximately 12:16 p.m., Racine Police Officers were dispatched to an address in the 3000 block of Durand Avenue for a report of a suicidal party on Sunday, July 6th. “One of the neighbors whose home bound heard them say ‘sir, put down the knife’,” says Karen Geisheker, nearby resident. Police say after entering into the apartment building, officers made contact with the man, who was armed with a […]

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    Waiting for the big fireworks show: Families have fun in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — People are pumped for the big U.S. Bank Fireworks Show that kicks off around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3rd. FOX6 News will have LIVE coverage beginning at 9:00 p.m. Some people slept in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park on Wednesday night — the only night such a thing is allowed. They spent Thursday having fun, enjoying the nice weather, and waiting for the fireworks show to start. People were relaxed — many of them grilling out and enjoying time […]

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    Picking out that prime spot: Campers at Veteran’s Park gear up for U.S. Bank Fireworks Show

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a tent city within a city — and something you’ll only see in Milwaukee once a year. Stakes were hammered on Wednesday, July 2nd — as hundreds lay claim to spots in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park ahead of Thursday night’s U.S. Bank Fireworks Show! For some families — it’s a tradition dating back decades. “We try to get as close to the barges as possible,” Jere Trudeau said. Trudeau is expecting up to 75 friends will join […]

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    Driving while suspended: One year later, woman charged in connection with fatal crash

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — A 22-year-old Milwaukee woman has now been charged in connection with a fatal crash that occurred over a year ago — on June 13th, 2013. It happened just before midnight near the intersection of N. Teutonia and W. Fairmount Avenue in Milwaukee. 22-year-old Jasmine Beets faces two felonies: one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, and one count of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended, causing death. 73-year-old Lee Green was taken […]

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    Waukesha County hit hard by Monday’s storms: Trees down, and many took power lines with them

    WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — Thousands of people were without power after strong storms moved through on Monday evening, June 30th. 22,000 people were without power in Waukesha County as of 9:00 p.m. Monday. There were several reports of trees down — many of them taking power lines with them. The city of Waukesha was hit hard by Monday’s storms. Saratoga Road was one of the worst hit streets in Waukesha. Several large trees were toppled. Brandon Becker lives on Saratoga […]

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    Friends since kindergarten, Racine police officers make the decision to hang up their badges together

    RACINE (WITI) — If you’re from Racine, you’ve probably crossed paths with Larry Ivy and Maurice Nabors over the years. They’ve been on the police force for decades, and they’ve been friends for even longer! Now, they’re turning in their badges. Larry Ivy and Maurice Nabors have walked the halls of the Racine Police Department for more than two decades. “It’s probably one of the best jobs you can do. I loved it all 25 1/2 years I was here. […]

  • Johnson Creek Tappers Bar fire

    Forced to jump: Three escape out a bedroom window after fire breaks out above Tappers Bar in Johnson Creek

    JOHNSON CREEK (WITI) — Johnson Creek Fire officials late Saturday night responded to a fire at the Tappers bar — on Milwaukee Street in Johnson Creek. Fire officials responded to the scene around 11:20 p.m. Saturday. According to Fire officials, the fire was located in a second floor apartment. Meanwhile, the bar below was packed. “The bar was still operating downstairs. They didn’t even know the upstairs was on fire,” Johnson Creek Fire EMS Chief Jim Wolf said. Drinks and appetizers […]

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    “I’m waiting for my refund:” Rockesha attendees didn’t get the 80s rock show they were promised this weekend

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — An angry scene at an 80s rock concert this weekend! The show was called off — just a few songs into the opening act! It turns out, the show’s promoter didn’t have the money to pay the bands. People were excited for the “Rockesha” 80s rock concert at the Waukesha Expo Center this weekend. They paid anywhere from $30 to $40 for regular tickets, and up to $100 for a VIP ticket. Some came from out-of-state. At […]