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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
  • “It’s fun to be on the forefront of all this:” Self-driving cars heading to Wisconsin

    MADISON — What once seemed like science fiction is now on the horizon. Self-driving cars, also known as automated cars, are on their way to Wisconsin. “To have those running fully autonomous, but maybe on a fixed route could be within five years,” explained Peter Rafferty, a transportation researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW-Madison was recently selected as one of ten testing sites in the country for automated cars. “The speed at which this is coming compels all of us to […]

  • Eating out: Unhealthy kids meals

    Taking your kids out to eat can present real challenges when it comes to finding healthy choices. After researching the nutritional numbers for over 4,000 beverages, entrees, sides and desserts at 45 chain restaurants, a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that in spite of making some changes, restaurants have made little progress in improving the nutritional quality of kid’s menus. And according to the Department of Agriculture, the average kid’s meal with an entree, side, […]

  • Best cell plan for your lifestyle

    No one wants to pay more for their cell phone plan than they have to, and all cell phone plans are not created the same. But whether you’re a college student, a world-traveler or part of a busy family, there’s a plan for you. You might save a bundle by switching, but you have to think about who is using the phone, and how they’re using it. College students are already paying high tuition bills so they’ll want a plan […]

  • “This is really a scam:” Fake Facebook friends attempting to take users’ money

    MILWAUKEE — In just the last 30 days, 1.86 billion people have logged onto Facebook. With that many people using the social media site, it makes sense that scam artists are targeting users. Two local men know all too well what those scammers are trying to get — money. Randy Macholl recently discovered that not all the people who request you as a friend on Facebook have good intentions. Randy says he recently got a friend request from a person claiming to […]

  • Consumer Reports: Top auto picks for 2017

    If you’re in the market for a new ride, Consumer Reports is out with its annual auto issue that includes a list of top car picks. The list showcases the top-performing models that are reliable, safe and satisfying. Small SUVs are the now most popular cars on the road. Topping the list in that category, the Subaru Forester, which Consumer Reports says “sets the standard for small SUVs” with excellent fuel economy, super-easy visibility, and top-notch safety ratings. If a […]

  • Trip and fall hazards

    Every year, one in four older adults fall — and about 20 percent of those that fall, are seriously injured. But Consumer Reports has some simple fixes, to help keep you from tripping up. Experts at Consumer Reports say many falls are preventable — by making a few easy changes around your house. Start by arranging the furniture so that it’s not blocking any of the pathways that you typically use to walk around your home. For example, take a […]

  • Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit? Contact 6 looks at the limits in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — According to a study by John Hopkins Medicine, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States right behind heart disease and cancer. Yet in Wisconsin, families of victims are seldom awarded money for their emotional losses. It’s because of laws and court rulings that limit who can file a lawsuit. It’s an issue Sarah and Peter Koskey are all too familiar with after the death of their adult son, Chris. Sarah remembers some of […]

  • Is identity theft insurance worth it?

    Whether you’re shopping online or swiping your card at a store, hackers have lots of opportunities to steal your identity. In 2015 alone, $15 billion dollars was stolen from 13.1 million Americans. Some companies are looking to cash in on consumer anxiety, by offering identity theft insurance. For $25 to $50 a year companies like Allstate, Liberty Mutual and State Farm, offer it as an add-on to your home or rental insurance. In most cases, they’ll reimburse you up to $25,000 […]

  • “They are diamonds in every way:” Contact 6 looks at the lab grown diamond trend

    GERMANTOWN — The diamond symbolizes perfection and quality, but as technology advances, the way diamonds are formed is changing. Now, diamonds can be grown in six weeks in a lab, but what’s the difference between a naturally grown diamond and one grown in a lab? The differences are tough to spot. “They are synthetic diamonds, but they are diamonds in every way,” said Richard Kessler of Kesslers Diamonds. In radio ads, Kessler sings the praises of lab grown diamonds. “They […]

  • “I’m in shock:” Oak Creek grandmother lost $12K when scammer posed as her grandson

    WEST ALLIS — Officials with the West Allis Police Department indicated in a news release on Thursday, February 23rd that they’ve noticed an increase in telephone scams targeting older people during the past year. Scammers will call a targeted victim, pretending to be the victim’s grandson/daughter stating they are in jail. Often the story is that the grandson/daughter was in an accident and has been arrested. The caller pretending to the grandson/daughter is often crying and hysterical, making it difficult for […]

  • Hearing aid alternative?

    An estimated 3-hundred- 60 million people around the world suffer from hearing loss –– yet relatively few people seek treatment. Prescription hearing aids can cost thousands, and are rarely covered by insurance. If you’ve been tempted to try one of those cheaper, sound amplifiers you find online or in drug stores, be aware: Consumer Reports warns that some, may do more harm than good. Having trouble following conversations in a noisy restaurant? Straining to hear a co-worker in the cafeteria? Experts […]

  • Genetic testing your health

    If you could find out whether you might develop certain cancers or heart disease, would you want to know? Genetic testing makes that possible, but Consumer Reports says not everyone benefits from this cutting edge research. If one or more close family members has a disease with a genetic link, testing for the gene may make sense. In some diseases, genetic testing gives doctors the ability to detect problems early. It also helps us to potentially decrease the severity of […]