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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
  • Consumer Reports: Get a great gas grill

    Your grill works hard for you — turning out everything from burgers and dogs to fish and veggies to feed your friends and family. So, when it’s time to pick a new one, what should you consider? Consumer Reports runs grills through a gamut of tests: How long does it take to heat up? Is the surface heat consistent? Consumer Reports’ indirect heating test reveals whether a grill will do a good job with fish or slow-cooked meats. And to […]

  • Repairing a cracked phone screen

    Sooner or later it happens to the best of us: Your smartphone screen cracks. A professional replacement can be expensive, so Consumer Reports wanted to try some cheaper DIY repair kits to see how easy it is to go from shattered to smooth. It would cost $129 to get the screen of an iPhone 6 repaired at the Apple store. Consumer Reports’ rounded up some cracked iPhone 6’s and fixed them for about $50. So what does it really take […]

  • ‘How can we feasibly use that much water?’ Campbellsport utility bill claims family used 284K gallons

    CAMPBELLSPORT — It’s hardly a splash in a bucket. A Campbellsport family says their latest water bill has landed them in deep water. They’re wondering, how could two people and a dog have used hundreds of gallons of water in just a few months? The unexpectedly high water bill hit Teresa and William Whitney like a wave. “It was just utter shock,” Teresa said. The Village of Campbellsport contacted the Whitneys in March and told them their house was using […]

  • Is raw pet food right for your dog?

    There’s a growing and controversial trend in pet care –- the raw food diet. It’s not just cutting up raw meat.  Sales of commercially prepared raw pet food have soared more than tripling in the last 7 years. Proponents claim better health and more energy in their pets. But Consumer Reports says raw food can be dangerous for both the animal and their families. Consumer Reports says an exclusive diet of raw meat may not contain everything your pet needs […]

  • Worry-free wireless headphones

    Have you been admiring a new pair of headphones? You’ve probably noticed the world has gone wireless. Google, HTC, and Motorola have all followed Apple’s lead and eliminated the headphone jack from their latest smartphones. So if you’re done with adapters and tired of getting tangled up in headphone cords and ready to take the plunge on a new, wireless pair, the tech team at Consumer Reports says now may be the perfect time to cut the cord on your […]

  • Is peanut butter healthy?

    Plenty of kids grow up on peanut butter –– and plenty of adults count on it as a quick and easy protein fix. But years of fat phobia and assumptions that foods that taste rich or indulgent can’t possibly be part of a healthy diet –– have left many people wondering: Is peanut butter actually good for you? Health experts at Consumer Reports say it can be. If you choose wisely. A two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has just under 200 calories […]

  • Fake emails claiming to be from real lottery winners part of pay-it-forward scheme

    EAST TROY — It’s an email scheme where the senders claim to be lottery winners giving away their massive fortunes. One local family really wanted it to be true. “You know, I was hoping and hoping that maybe it’s possible,” said Michael Nuchell of East Troy. Michael thought his life was about to change. “I’ve been running a streak of bad luck for a long time and I’m thinking maybe things have turned around for once,” he said. It all […]

  • Save on high-priced prescriptions

    Americans spend more money on drugs than people in any other country. A recent Consumer Reports survey of people who take prescription medications found that high drug costs are forcing some of them to cut back on groceries, delay their retirement, or even take a second job. Consumer Reports reveals simple ways to save on the drugs you need. First, talk to your doctor. In an earlier survey, Consumer Reports found that 70 percent of people who asked their doctor […]

  • How to buy roadside assistance

    Whether you’ve locked your keys in the car, got a flat tire, need to be towed, or your battery died, most of the time you’ll need roadside assistance to bail you out. So what kind should you get? First off, do your research. For example, many insurance companies offer roadside assistance as part of a basic package or as an add-on to your coverage. Some examples, Geico, Nationwide, and Allstate, which offer additional protection by expanding your coverage. Typically, basic […]

  • ‘Never thought shampoo could do this:’ Women voice complaints about MONAT hair products

    MILWAUKEE — Hair loss, bald spots and rashes are just some of the issues being blamed on MONAT Global Hair Care Products. One woman with complaints is Rebekah Snyder. She spent more than $1,000 over 10 months on products from MONAT in the pursuit of long, beautiful hair. “I was really hopeful. This was going to be my miracle product,” Snyder said. Instead, she says she got the opposite. “Hair started coming out in clumps and in handfuls,” Snyder said. […]

  • Do you need a box spring?

    When shopping for a mattress a box spring is often an afterthought and what exactly is a box spring? So the question remains —  do you really need a box spring? You may be tempted to skip the cost of a box spring but depending on where you buy the mattress and what type of mattress you’re buying that can be a really tricky decision. The Better Sleep Council says, “…while most people focus on the mattress for comfort, in […]

  • Dangers of Kratom supplements

    For many years, the leaves of the Kratom tree have been used in Southeast Asia to treat aches and pains. Here in the US, it can be purchased as a supplement in the form of a powder, pill or tea and it doesn’t require a prescription. It can act like a stimulant or a sedative, depending on the dose. According to the American Kratom Association, there are 3 to 5 million people who’ve used it in the U.S. alone. The […]