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!