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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.

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Have a story idea? Email Kaitlin at kaitlin.sharkey@fox6now.com


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    MILWAUKEE — Wednesday, Feb. 7 was National Girls and Women in Sports Day — a day to celebrate women who are making extraordinary achievements in sports. Gabby Hood is a leader on the court for the Alverno College basketball team. “We’re typically an underrated team, but last season, we went to the conference tournament and went to the semifinals,” said Hood. Last season, she received All-Conference honors and is aiming to do the same this year. “Always a goal, but winning […]

  • ‘Something you dream of as a kid:’ Bobby Butler the 4th Admirals player who will aim for gold in Winter Olympics

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    MILWAUKEE — Something unique happened recently at a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women’s basketball game. Much of the crowd cheered for players from both teams. UWM’s Klotsche Center played host to the matchup between UWM and IUPUI, and Oak Creek was well represented. “Oh man, it felt great to play in front of family for the first time in a while,” Tamya Sims, IUPUI player said. “To play against a fellow state champ on this court, my court, in front of […]

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