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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.


Recent Articles
  • Death investigation near 64th & Chambers

    “Too close to home:” Body found at scene of fire on Milwaukee’s northwest side

    MILWAUKEE —  Milwaukee firefighters were called to the city’s northwest side early Friday, May 27th for a small garbage fire. As they were dousing that fire with water, they found a body. Now, this case is being investigated as a homicide. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the neighborhood near 64th and Chambers around 5:00 a.m. Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says they are trying to identify the body. It was burned — and the cause of death is “suspicious.” […]

  • Fatal shooting at Sherman & Wright

    31-year-old man dead after drive-by shooting near Sherman & Wright

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened Wednesday, May 25th near Sherman and Wright — across the street from a school. Police say 31-year-old Bruce Jordan of Milwaukee was inside a vehicle when a suspect in a passing vehicle fired shots — which struck Jordan. It happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. “They were giving him CPR for a real long time,” a neighbor said. Squad cars, officers and crime tape surrounded the neighborhood, as neighbors described an unsettling scene. […]

  • Marshaun Franks Jr.

    Family of 18-month-old boy killed in house fire says they haven’t been able to say goodbye

    MILWAUKEE — It has been almost a month since 18-month-old Marshaun Franks Jr. was killed in a house fire at 45th and Center in Milwaukee — and the family still hasn’t been able to lay him to rest. The young boy’s body remains at the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner says it cannot be released until DNA results come back from Madison. Franks’ family says they’re unable to move forward. “I have nightmares of him screaming. I have […]

  • Za'layia Jenkins

    Za’layia Jenkins’ killer remains at large: 28 billboards go up, officials hope key info. will come in

    MILWAUKEE — Nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins’ killer is still at large. The FBI has taken another step towards finding the person or persons responsible. The FBI has increased its reward in this case from $10,000 to $15,000, and that, combined with a donation from Attorney Michael Hupy has made the total $40,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. And now, billboards have gone up across the Milwaukee area. “We have not gotten a lot of cooperation […]

  • Fight inside Bay View H.S. classroom caught on camera

    Teen pushed by Bay View H.S. teacher’s aide arrested in connection to dealership break-in

    MILWAUKEE — Another arrest in the recent dealership break-ins. One teen has been in the news before as a victim. Police confirm the 14-year-old shown on video being shoved by a Bay View High School teachers aide back in April, has been arrested in connection to the John Amato Hyundai dealership break-in which occurred on Monday, May 16th. The 14-year-old is one of several teens police say broke into the John Amato Hyundai dealership located at 8301 N. 76th Street […]

  • dealership thefts

    “It’s a serious crime:” Rash of auto thefts has MPD urging dealerships to lock their keys up

    MILWAUKEE — A stolen car was recovered, and a 16-year-old is now in custody after a crash. The car involved is one of the cars stolen recently from a dealership. Police say they’re only looking for one car now in connection with the recent dealership break-ins. There were three taken from Russ Darrow Honda near 91st and Brown Deer in Milwaukee on Wednesday morning, May 18th. One was found Thursday morning, after it crashed at 85th and Nash. Police say some […]

  • Credit: Kristy Jensen Adams

    Family of foxes has captured the attention of neighbors in Cudahy

    CUDAHY — A new family has moved into Cudahy and residents in one neighborhood are loving it! It’s a family of foxes. Mom and dad recently had some babies which are now about eight or nine weeks old, according to what some people living in the city have observed. Originally, it was thought there were six foxes. But now, one woman tells FOX6 News she believes there are eight baby foxes. PHOTO GALLERY These kits have brought a lot of joy to […]

  • Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield

    Police investigate break-ins at car dealerships in Greenfield, Milwaukee: “Hurts the bottom line”

    GREENFIELD — Police are investigating another round of break-ins at Milwaukee-area car dealerships. Three separate break-ins occurred early Wednesday morning, May 18th. The first break-in occurred around 4:00 a.m. at the Braeger Ford dealership near 27th and Plainfield in Greenfield. “Officers were called by a security company to the Braeger dealership on South 27th Street in our city for a report there were suspicious people in the parking lot,” Sgt. Chris Deglopper with the Greenfield Police Department said. Police said one car was […]

  • Za'layia Jenkins

    $35K reward offered in shooting of Za’layia Jenkins: “To those who took her life, we will catch you”

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee Police Department hope that two rewards — one offered by Attorney Michael Hupy and one offered by the FBI will lead to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of Za’layia Jenkins. The nine-year-old girl, who would have turned 10 years old on Tuesday, May 17th was “legally pronounced dead/brain dead” at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16th, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. “MPD was notified by the Milwaukee […]

  • Transgender bathrooms3

    Social media explodes with happiness, anger following Obama transgender directive

    MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Department of Justice and Education issued guidelines on Thursday, May 12th to ensure transgender students are allowed to use the restroom of the gender they identify with. It’s causing controversy all over including here in Wisconsin. It will affect all public schools and there are many opinions on it. The majority of them were easily found on social media. It carries a clear message: fall in line or face loss of federal funding. “It’s a very […]

  • Incident involving large law enforcement response ongoing in Grafton

    Grafton police identify man who took his life during “shots fired” incident at Hampton Inn

    GRAFTON — Grafton police on Thursday, May 12th identified a 38-year-old man who took his own life during a “shots fired” incident at the Hampton Inn on Wednesday night. The man has been identified as Michael Kennedy of South Milwaukee. Police were called out to the Hampton Inn around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday — after officers located a vehicle being driven by a man involved in an altercation earlier Wednesday in Saukville. Saukville police said just after 4:00 p.m., they received […]

  • Fire at 27th and Stark

    “Thick, black smoke:” 59-year-old man pulled from burning home near 27th & Stark

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department tell FOX6 News a 59-year-old man was pulled from a burning home on Wednesday, May 11th near 27th and Stark in Milwaukee. The man was taken to Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. The fire broke out around 12:15 p.m. The man’s mother was in the home at the time of the fire, and spoke with FOX6’s Krystle Kacner at the scene. “It was thick, black smoke,” Virginia Taylor said. Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing […]

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