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Kaitlin Sharkey is excited to be a part of the Fox 6 sports team! She joined the department in March 2017.

Before coming to Milwaukee, Kaitlin worked as a Sports Anchor/Reporter at WBAY in Green Bay, WI, covering everything Green Bay Packers.

She began her sports career at the CBS affiliate WSAW in Wausau, WI prior to her time in Green Bay.

Kaitlin is a born and bred Sconnie! She was born in Milwaukee, raised in the awesome small town of Theresa and attended Lomira High School.

After graduating in 2009, she returned to Milwaukee to study Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Go Panthers!

Returning to Milwaukee to cover sports has always been a dream of Kaitlin’s and she’s grateful for an opportunity to return to a city she’s always considered “home.”

Outside of work, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family & friends, traveling, and of course, attending/watching sporting events.

Follow her on Twitter: @KRoseSharkey
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Have a story idea? Email Kaitlin at kaitlin.sharkey@fox6now.com

Recent Articles
  • IndyCar tire engineer, Cara Adams, leads the way for successful women in the racing world

    MILWAUKEE — She’s a trailblazer who often doesn’t realize it, and her work is on full display every time an IndyCar Series driver hits the track. Providing the foundation for some of the world’s best IndyCar drivers; a lot of work and science goes into designing the perfect racing tire. And the brains behind the Firestone operation is Bridgestone Americas Motorsports Chief Engineer, Cara Adams. “My job is the design and development of all the tires used in the Verizon IndyCar […]

  • “Not going to play properly:” Fescue at Erin Hills Golf Course causes controversy

    ERIN — The 117th U.S. Open officially gets underway on Thursday, June 15th after three days of practice rounds, and one of the stars at Erin Hills Golf Course isn’t a golfer! The fescue has stirred up some controversy! Some love it, some don’t mind it, and some absolutely hate it. Either way, it’ll play a factor in the U.S. Open. There were already signs of frustration among golfers during the three days of practice rounds ahead of the start […]

  • PGA Hope program teaches golf to veterans: “It’s brought me out of the house”

    FRANKLIN — There aren’t enough ways to thank veterans for their service, but golf professionals in SE Wisconsin are doing their part to give back. Tuesday night is golf night at Oakwood Golf Course. A group of 30 men learn and practice the basics. “Golf is a humbling sport. It’s an easy game to play, but it’s a hard game to play well,” Mike Kleiber said. “I’ve already learned how to adjust my stance. The 3:00 to 9:00 was important to know. […]

  • “Not a beer I don’t like:” Milwaukee Brewers do just that — Thames, Knebel, Drake create new brew

    MILWAUKEE — Sitting at first place in the NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, May 22nd enjoyed some time off before starting a series with the Blue Jays, and some members of the team spent their free time learning what truly makes Milwaukee the “Brew City.” Trading in their helmets for hard hats, three Brewers players spent their day off in the Miller Valley. “There’s not a beer I don’t like. All I know is I don’t like fruity […]

  • “Chasing Destiny:” Former Milwaukee Bucks dancer shares her passion with the next generation

    MILWAUKEE — From Milwaukee Bucks games to owning a studio of her own, a Milwaukee dance instructor is doing what she can to fulfill her “destiny.” Owner and instructor Destiny Manuel is watching her childhood dream become a reality at Chasing Destiny Dance Studio in downtown Milwaukee. “I think if your heart is in it and you’re following your dream, naturally good things will happen for you. My heart has always been with the kids so I just, I’m gonna build an […]

  • Milwaukee Scylla Women’s Rugby team to compete in National Championship

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a goal they made at the beginning of the season, and now a dream has become a reality for the Milwaukee Scylla Women’s Rugby team. “We have a couple really principles that we stick with. Play Scylla Rugby and play Scylla strong it’s kind of our motto and what brings our team together,” said Scylla President, Jessica Martinez. For 15 years, the Milwaukee Scylla Women’s Rugby team has worked to put their name among some of the […]

  • It’s nationals or bust for UWM senior track athlete, who ranks 12th in the nation

    MILWAUKEE — Chasing new personal records and the opportunity to compete at nationals are just a few of the things motivating a UW-Milwaukee track and field athlete as he works to make the most of his senior season. It takes a special kind of athlete to be a hurdler. “You gotta be a little crazy. To sprint full speed at a barrier that’s sometimes higher than your hip level and clear it and do it 10 times in a race […]

  • “A no-brainer:” Lake Country Lutheran soccer players wear headgear as part of UW concussion study

    HARTLAND — The growth of girls soccer over the last 20 years has unfortunately come with an increase in injuries — specifically concussions. Now, there’s a new study that’s getting help from high school players in Wisconsin, aimed at bringing those numbers down. This year, the soccer players at Lake Country Lutheran High School are taking the field with protective headgear on. “You just push it on up and adjust it. You got cleats, socks, uniform, headband. That’s definitely a […]

  • USA Football camp at Homestead H.S. in its 4th year: “The goal is to get football into the Olympics”

    MEQUON — During any season, football proves to be popular in Wisconsin, so when a couple hundred kids show up for a spring football camp, it’s not that unusual, but this particular camp offers more than just drills. On a cool spring day, kids from as young as sixth grade to juniors in high school hit the football field, intent on improving their skills. “Football is a game of tools, and this camp just puts more tools in your toolbox […]

  • “Same sport, different shoes:” Junior Bucks youth wheelchair league celebrates victory

    MILWAUKEE – The season may be over for the Milwaukee Bucks, but while they were in the playoffs, the Junior Bucks were celebrating a victory of their own. “The saying, ‘basketball is life,’ it just doesn’t stop. Everybody that buys into basketball, loves basketball. As long as somebody wants to show up to a gym, I want to show up and help them out, so basketball is definitely life around Milwaukee,” said Jordan Wilkens, WASA Junior Bucks coach. Year-round, young […]

  • “They love to entertain:” Milwaukee Flyers never cease to impress, while teaching integrity

    MILWAUKEE — If you made it out to a Milwaukee Bucks game this season, there is a good chance you saw a talented young group of gymnasts. But aside from their tumbling act, these young men are learning valuable lessons and hoping to inspire others. The group is known as The Milwaukee Flyers. “They love to entertain the crowd. It’s kinda like they’re little celebrities. Some schools we go to they sign autographs, just being able to hear those applause […]

  • On the road again: Bucks hope to rebound vs. Raptors after poor performance in Game 4

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks continue their playoff push Monday night, April 24th — hoping to rebound after a poor performance in Game 4, but they’ll have to do so on the road, as the series heads back to Toronto. With the series all tied at 2-2, it’s now a best of three between the Bucks and Raptors, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. at the Air Canada Centre. The Bucks are coming off of what they called their worst game […]