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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!

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    Buying the right humidifier

    Colder weather brings drier air, which can cause chapped lips, itchy skin, even nose bleeds. A humidifier might help. There are three main types — evaporative-style, which draws air through a wet wick filter; ultrasonic which releases a fine mist into the air; and vaporizer types, which emit steam. Consumer Reports testers look at features, noise levels, and how easy a humidifier is to clean. Tests have found bacteria that can grow in every type of humidifier, but some are […]

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    Trouble in Toyland: Shining a spotlight on potentially hazardous toys this holiday season

    MILWAUKEE — The holiday season is nearly upon us — and for many of you, that means toy shopping for the kids in your life! But before you plunk down your cold, hard cash, heed this message from the Contact 6 team. It’s time for the annual “Trouble in Toyland” report — which shines a spotlight on potentially hazardous toys. “Most everything that children learn comes from hand to mouth behaviors. So a lot of things in the environment, including […]

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    Stopping the stress of being stranded? Contact 6 tests HONK and Urgent.ly apps

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — There are two free roadside assistance apps aimed at stopping the stress of being stranded: HONK and Urgent.ly. The apps are a free download to your smartphone. They are intended to be an alternative to paid roadside assistance coverage through your insurance or a motor club. The apps use your phone’s GPS to dispatch the nearest tow truck for issues like flat tires, lock outs, dead batteries or a tow. FOX6’s Contact 6 wanted to know how well the […]

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    Ransomware beware

    Imagine hackers holding your computer files hostage—and then demanding money to get them back. It’s called ransomware, and if you are a victim of it, you’ll get a message on your screen that says your files are being held until you pay up. Don’t click on that message window unless you are willing to pay. To make sure it’s not just a phony pop-up, Consumer Reports says to close your browser and if it comes back, then you may have […]

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    Is your kid eating too much sugar?

    We all know that sugar isn’t a superfood. But it’s now coming to light that back in the 1960s, the sugar industry may have essentially paid off researchers to downplay health concerns associated with sugar, and they worked hard to make fat—not sugar—the villain blamed for heart disease. That may have influenced more than a half-century of misguided public-health advice. Sugar occurs naturally in many foods, including fruits, dairy products, and even some vegetables. But health experts at Consumer Reports say […]

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    Protecting yourself on public WiFi

    In today’s mobile universe, working from home often means a home away from home — using public WiFi. Consumer Reports says that there are a few things you can do to keep your data safer: Make sure your firewall is turned on. It’s the first line of defense against viruses and malware Turn off settings like ‘network discovery’ and file sharing’ –– that will make it more difficult for people near you to see your data Set up automatic updates on […]

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    Obamacare tax scam

    Scammers are at it again, this time claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. They’re taking aim at people who are covered under Obamacare and exploiting confusion about the program. This latest scam is an email targeting people with insurance through the Affordable Care Act, alleging they owe additional money for their coverage. Here are some red flags: CR says that the IRS will never send you an email out of the blue. If money is owed the notice […]

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    “I don’t want to know what’s under there:” Contact 6 tests beards for germs as men grow them for Movember

    MILWAUKEE — Movember is here and you’re probably seeing a lot more facial hair around your workplace. The men at FOX6 definitely start to look a little furry. People everywhere are growing facial hair to raise money for important research in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. A stiff upper lip is required to withstand the teasing about what could be hiding in those beards. So, FOX6’s Contact 6 wanted to see if facial hair is really as dirty as […]

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    BBB: Avoid becoming a victim of a scam on Veterans Day

    MILWAUKEE — On Veterans Day, many Americans will seek to remember and honor veterans by contributing to charities and other nonprofit organizations that address a variety of issues and needs facing veterans, military service members and/or their families. The challenge, however, is how to make a wise giving decision among the over 45,000 organizations in the United States that address these issues. While the majority of these organizations are small organizations that bring in less than $50,000 a year, there […]

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    Pumpkin spice mania: Consumer Reports taste test

    Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte made pumpkin spice famous more than ten years ago. Now you’ll find it added to everything from soup to nuts! But do those products actually taste good? Consumer Reports put several to the test. Consumer Reports’ expert food panel started with 20 products to find the tastiest. Some are not so great. Putting “pumpkin” on the label didn’t make Blue Diamond almonds irresistible. The candy-like brown-spice coating masked the taste of the nuts. But there were […]

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    New smoke alarms required

    This is the time of the year when we’re supposed to change the batteries in our smoke alarms. But what if the smoke alarm itself needs to be changed? If your smoke detector is more than 10 years old, it’s time for a new one because the sensors inside can lose sensitivity. Consumer Reports tests smoke detectors by creating two types of common household fires. Photoelectric alarms are best at detecting smoky, slow-building fires, and ionization alarms are best at […]

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    “A vacation is just not worth that:” Pregnant woman’s difficulties getting airline refund

    ADELL — If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, the Zika virus is no doubt a big factor in your travel plans. But what if you already have plane tickets and circumstances change? If you’re getting nowhere with the airlines, you can turn to FOX6’s Contact 6. “We booked the vacation last March,” Jessica Schneider told Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs. Schneider was planning a family trip to Florida with a package deal on Expedia. Soon after, Schneider got some life-changing […]