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Julie Collins is thrilled to be a part of the FOX6 News team! She stays busy finding, researching and reporting on stories of interest in the Milwaukee area. Julie is especially excited for this new venture as it brings her just 90 minutes from her hometown of Elmhurst, IL.

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is where Julie began her journalism career. A graduate of the Mass Communication College, Julie minored in Speech Communication. After graduation she moved to Orange County, California where she worked for KDOC on the morning show “Daybreak OC”. From there she moved to Western Kentucky where she reported for every newscast from mornings to weekends and the most desirable dayside shift. During her time a WPSD Local 6 she became a multimedia journalist. So now you will find her in front of and behind the camera.

To date her most memorable stories include Presidential hopeful, Barrack Obama’s candidacy kick off in the shadow of the State House in Springfield Illinois, the deadly and devastating fires of Southern California in 2007, and aiding in the change of traffic laws for the Amish Community in West Kentucky.

Julie’s keen interest in journalism is rooted in two passions: 1) the ability to learn something new every day and 2) meeting the people who teach her those things … and as a bonus, with the outdoors as her office!

In her free time, this Midwestern native enjoys exploring her new surroundings, going to the movies and spontaneous dance parties. She looks forward to meeting many new and exciting people every day, and knows Milwaukee is the perfect place to do it!

Recent Articles
  • “Shear” genius: Students respond to principal’s challenge, get reward for being a “cut above”

    RACINE — Students’ test scores are an important part of a school’s success. And there is one school in Racine that’s a “cut above” the rest. Giese Elementary School Principal Thomas Hyland is sending the students off for summer break in a unique way. “I made you a challenge,” Hyland said. “We’re going to start with the beard first and then one strip down the middle and then they’re going to go to town.” Hyland says the bet was “shear” […]

  • “It’s pride for our country:” Rolling Thunder rides again for freedom of POWs, MIAs

    MILWAUKEE — This Memorial Day weekend will mark the 30th anniversary of Rolling Thunder — the annual motorcycle gathering in the nation’s capital to honor P.O.W. and M.I.A. service members. At the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, 150 motorcycle riders with the Rolling Thunder Wisconsin Chapter 2 joined together Thursday, May 25th to set off on the two-day ride. “This is the 25th anniversary of our ride,” said Tim Thompson,chairman of the board for Rolling Thunder Wisconsin Chapter 2. They ride for […]

  • “More complex care:” Froedtert unveils new state-of-the-art ‘Integrated Procedural Platform’ facility

    MILWAUKEE — Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is nearing the end of a four-year long multi-phase construction project. The new hospital wing will provide cutting-edge care that will better accommodate today’s surgical technologies. “It is exciting, and it’s exciting to work in what you know as a state-of-the-art facility,” said Dr. Gary Seabrook, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. The new 200,000 square foot facility called, the “Integrated Procedural Platform,” or IPP, will combine surgical and interventional care areas […]

  • Caught on camera: Shorewood police need help tracking down “Black Lives Matter” vandal

    SHOREWOOD — Shorewood police need your help identifying a person who has been trespassing and vandalizing signs that someone has paid for and placed on their own property. The most recent incident was caught on camera at a home in the northeast area of Shorewood. It happened around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd. The man in the video trespasses on property and defaces four “Black Lives Matter” signs that were placed there by the resident. Officials said this incident wasn’t […]

  • Community honors Trooper Trevor Casper, killed in the line of duty, with memorial bench and plaque

    FOND DU LAC — On his first day on solo duty with the Wisconsin State Patrol, Trooper Trevor Casper tragically lost his life in a shootout with an armed robbery suspect. Saturday, May 20th he was memorialized as hundreds of law enforcement, friends and family gathered in Fond du Lac. Beneath the howling winds was the sound of patriotism as the crowd sat silent remembering Trooper Casper. “Trevor helped more people and made a positive impact on more lives that […]

  • Jasen Randhawa sentenced to 39 years in prison in crash that killed 3 women

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jasen Randhawa on Friday, May 19th to 39 years in prison in connection with a crash that killed three women from Illinois. Randhawa pleaded guilty in February to four felony charges in connection with the crash that happened near 2nd and Clybourn on October 23, 2016. He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree reckless homicide and one count of second degree reckless injury. The counts that were dismissed include hit-and-run involving death […]

  • Scrap metal from Milwaukee Bucks arena provides money for Ronald McDonald House

    MILWAUKEE — For 17 years, the eastern Wisconsin chapter of the Ronald McDonald House has been collecting aluminum tabs on the top of soda cans that generate money to help families. Just like every other year, this year, they’ve called on the community to help and a Milwaukee sports team answered the call with more than tabs. On Thursday morning, May 18th at the construction site of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, some of the scrap metal from the project was donated. “There’s […]

  • Common Council president says police manpower “an issue” as brazen thieves target gas stations

    MILWAUKEE — Over a week-and-a-half’s time, at least four gas stations within five blocks of each other have been targeted by thieves — multiple times. No arrests have been made, but officials hope the surveillance footage will help with that. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton said they’re working with community organizers and business owners on the north side to stop the criminals from striking again. Four different gas stations were hit on three different days, but it’s believed the […]

  • “Trees are down:” Cleanup underway after strong storms roll through, dropping golf ball-sized hail

    MILWAUKEE  — Cleanup crews have been busy after strong storms pushed through SE Wisconsin Monday afternoon and Monday night. At least one neighborhood on Milwaukee’s far north side was hit pretty hard. The City of Milwaukee’s crews were hard at work Tuesday, May 16th, clearing roadways of hazardous debris. “I think the city is doing a good job of taking care of it,” said Sarah Gruen. “This area, which is around the 40th and Good Hope area, you can’t get through […]

  • “A lot in common:” Veterans share memories at Wisconsin Lutheran H.S. meet and greet

    MILWAUKE — Many World War II veterans never talk about their experiences once they return home. Now, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is giving them the opportunity to open up and share memories with others who fought for the same freedom. “We knew that there was a need for something like this and were thrilled when Wisconsin Lutheran was so willing to host it,” said Karyn Roelke, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight teamed […]

  • Court appearance, but little progress in case of teacher’s aide accused of slapping special needs student

    MILWAUKEE — The MPS teacher’s aide charged with battery and disorderly conduct was in court for a hearing Friday morning, May 12th. 62-year-old Mary Brown is accused of hitting a special needs student in the head. The incident happened back in January, all caught on camera, and Brown was charged with disorderly conduct and battery. The footage shows Brown striking 18-year-old Peter Triggs, a student with special needs. On Friday, Triggs’ family is happy to know the courts are still working on what they […]

  • Driver leaves scene after hitting man, heads to MPD as bystanders attempt to rescue victim

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating after a man was struck by a vehicle and killed on the city’s north side on Wednesday night, May 10th. The driver who hit the pedestrian drove away, but police are not calling this a hit-and-run. The driver said he didn’t feel safe staying at the scene, so he drove to a MPD District Five to explain what happened. Surveillance footage tells the story of a 60-year-old’s last moments just after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. The man near […]