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Krystle joined the FOX6 WakeUp team in June 2013. The move was a big deal for her; it meant that she was finally home.

Krystle grew up in Cudahy; living in the same house her mom had grown up in. After graduating from Cudahy High School, she made her first Midwest move to Minnesota. There she studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!) before graduating with a BA in journalism and a minor in history.

Krystle landed her first television job in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with the NBC affiliate KDLT. There she not only learned the ropes as a reporter, but was able to try her hand at photography, editing, producing and anchoring. After three years at KDLT, Krystle accepted a job in Des Moines at WHO as a multi-media journalist (a fancy term that basically means “does it all”). Less than a year later, she was promoted to a night-side reporter, and fill-in anchor. After two years at that station, and a first place Eric Sevareid Award, it was time to come home to Milwaukee.

After 10 years away, Krystle couldn’t be happier to be doing what she loves, in the city she loves. It’s great being back around all of her family and friends, but she’s also excited about all the people she is going to meet and the stories she will be able to share. As the morning reporter for FOX6 Wakeup, Krystle has the opportunity to go out every morning and do just that.

When she’s not at work, you can find her out and about getting reacquainted with the city she’s always called home or relaxing with a good book or a couple of good friends.

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    He “wanted to rid her of the evil inside her:” Russell Rose CHARGED in death of daughter, Serenity Rose

    KENOSHA COUNTY (WITI) — Criminal charges have been filed against a Kenosha man with a lengthy criminal history who’s accused of killing his own infant daughter, brutally abusing the child’s mother, and setting fire to an apartment. It happened on Tuesday, November 18th in Kenosha — and it’s a crime Kenosha’s police chief calls the “most violent child death” he’s ever seen. Chief John Morrissey calls the man accused in the case “a monster.” 34-year-old Russell Rose of Kenosha faces six felony charges […]

  • Serenity Rose

    Kenosha police investigate homicide of infant, suspect described as a “monster”

    KENOSHA (WITI) —Kenosha police are investigating the homicide of 11-month-old Serenity Rose. It’s a crime Kenosha’s police chief says is the “most violent child death” he’s ever seen in his years of law enforcement. He said the child was brutally beaten — killed by her own father, 34-year-old Russell Rose. “The words I would use to describe this person are not fit for the media. So I’m calling him a monster,” said Police Chief John Morrissey. Morrissey said officers were first […]

  • Ja'Nyela Marsh-Highshaw

    “A heart-melting moment!” Four-year-old girl wakes up from medically-induced coma after shooting

    RACINE (WITI) — Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw, the four-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in a car near 18th and Villa in Racine is now awake, and is responding with hand gestures to doctor’s questions. That’s according to the little girl’s mother. Ja’Nyela was shot on November 5th — and 13 days later, her mother says the little girl is awake and doing better. Janikka Marsh says on Tuesday, November 18th, doctors took out the tubes that […]

  • “It’s very contagious:” Milwaukee high school reports 12 cases of whooping cough, but numbers down this year

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A dozen cases of whooping cough have been reported at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee — and it’s a reminder for parents and doctors that the time of year for infectious disease is upon us. When it’s cold and snowing outside, we are inside — and the close quarters makes it easier for germs and infections to spread. “It is very contagious,” Dr. Kathy Leonhardt with Aurora Health Care said of whooping cough. Whooping cough — […]

  • Daniel Soderberg

    “Out of control son” accused of “body slamming,” pouring milk over his elderly mother at her home

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  • Laylah Petersen

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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Hundreds packed Our Lady of Good Hope Church on N. 41st Street in Milwaukee on Wednesday, November 12th to pay their respects to five-year-old Laylah Petersen. The little girl was shot in the head nearly one week ago while sitting on her grandfather’s lap in a home near 58th and Fairmount. Her killer remains at large. Nearly every pew was full on Wednesday morning, as hundreds mourned the loss of a very young girl. A visitation was scheduled from […]

  • Snow guns ready at Little Switzerland

    Little Switzerland watches temperatures drop, gears up to make snow

    SLINGER (WITI) — Parts of Wisconsin are already seeing the snow fall, and on Tuesday, November 11th, we got our first taste of winter in the Milwaukee area, as temperatures dipped into the 30s. Folks at Little Switzerland’s ski hill in Slinger and Sunburst Ski Area in Kewaskum were pumped up — ready to start making some snow! Those who work at Little Switzerland in Slinger were watching the temperature drop on Tuesday, November 11th — waiting for the temperature […]

  • Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw

    “One day at a time:” Mother calls improvements made by four-year-old girl shot in Racine “a miracle”

    RACINE (WITI) — Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw of Racine is improving after she was shot while sitting in a car in Racine last Wednesday evening, November 5th. She was taken to Children’s Hospital via Flight for Life after the shooting, and her mother says doctors have told her the little girl is “winning the fight.” “I just want her to get up and get back to herself, her life — being the little busy body that I miss,” Ja’Nyela’s mother, Janikka Marsh […]

  • Salah Salahadyn

    Salah Salahadyn sentenced to seven years in prison for robbery, theft of violin

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced 42-year-old Salah Salahadyn on Monday, November 10th to seven years in prison and another five years of extended supervision. Salahadyn pleaded guilty in October to a robbery charge related to the case of the stolen Stradivarius violin. The valuable instrument was stolen from concertmaster Frank Almond following a concert in Wauwatosa this past January. Salahadyn was accused of tasing Almond and then grabbing the valuable violin as Almond fell to the ground. In court on […]

  • Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw

    Road to recovery: Doctors say four-year-old Racine girl struck by gunfire is “winning the fight”

    RACINE (WITI) — Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw of Racine was hit by gunfire on Wednesday night, November 5th. Fortunately, she appears to be on the road to recovery. Family members tell FOX6 News the little girl has been taken off one of two ventilators — and doctors say she’s “winning the fight.” Police say the four-year-old girl was sitting in a parked SUV near 18th and Villa in Racine on Wednesday evening when the bullets started to fly. Police indicated on Thursday that Janyela […]

  • Four-year-old Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw

    “I just went ballistic:” Man says he was in the vehicle with four-year-old girl shot in the head

    RACINE (WITI) — A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle in Racine on Wednesday evening, November 5th. Police tell FOX6 News the little girl is in critical condition, but that she was stable as of Thursday morning. The girl was sitting in a vehicle parked near 18th and Villa in Racine when she was shot. “Shots just came out of nowhere — like from behind,” a man […]

  • Marquette University

    Robbery near campus: Marquette issues safety alert to students as police search for suspects

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say they have four suspects in custody — believed to be connected to a recent rash of robberies on or near the Marquette University campus. The problem? Another robbery occurred on Tuesday night, November 4th — and that has led police to believe their search for suspects isn’t over. Now, Marquette University police and Milwaukee police are teaming up to apprehend the person(s) responsible for Tuesday night’s robbery. There have been three armed robberies on […]


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