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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
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    “Nobody is immune:” Police experts encourage having a plan in the event of a mass shooting

    MILWAUKEE — The incident in Colorado Springs is making some take a closer look at their own situations at surroundings here in Wisconsin. Some law enforcement experts are encouraging you to have a plan — other than just calling 911. Officials say the frequency and the variety of places at which these shootings and attacks are taking place, prove that no one is immune. Their advice is to have a plan with your family no matter where you go. “On […]

  • Boycott Black Friday2

    ‘Justice or Else’ begins holiday shopping boycott and local businesses worry it’s going to cost them

    MILWAUKEE — Not everyone is getting in the Black Friday spirit, there are those calling for a boycott of holiday spending starting today. But how do local businesses and shoppers feel about this idea? “I don’t rock with that boycott at all,” said Richard Smith, Black Friday shopper. Smith is aware he is shopping and on day one of “Justice or Else” — a boycott of holiday shopping. When it was announced a few weeks ago by several community leaders […]

  • Faithful Mission Pentecostal Church of Holiness

    “It’s a good feeling:” Faithful Mission Pentecostal volunteers serve up a Thanksgiving meal to those in need

    MILWAUKEE — For members of Faithful Mission Pentecostal Church of Holiness, they are preparing two Thanksgiving meals today. But they say all that time in the kitchen is more than worth it. The group is serving the community with a meal they’ve been preparing for since October, and paid for out of their own pockets. It’s all here: the ham, the turkey, the mashed potatoes and gravy — and there’s no shortage of food. The same goes for the amount of […]

  • Fatal crash near 93rd and Silver Spring Drive

    “It’s just kind of sad:” Man killed when vehicle slammed into tree had stolen the car moments prior

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 50-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in a crash that happened near 93rd and Silver Spring Drive on Monday night, November 23rd. The victim is accused of stealing a vehicle just before that crash. The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. Hours later, it was still a mess at the scene of the crash. Debris littered the sidewalk and grass near where the vehicle slammed into a tree. Police say the 50-year-old man who was driving the car […]

  • Daquan Nichols

    14-year-old boy dies following crash near 69th & Hampton; 15-year-old boy was driving

    MILWAUKEE — A 14-year-old boy seriously injured in a crash near 69th and Hampton Avenue on Saturday, November 21st died at the hospital later that same day, according to Milwaukee police. Police say the vehicle was being operated by a 15-year-old boy. The driver was hospitalized for his injuries — treated and released. Two others received minor injuries in the crash. We’re told the 15-year-old driver is no longer in police custody. Family members and friends say he and all of those […]

  • Walworth County

    Folks in Walworth County batten down for first snowfall: “Things are about to change dramatically”

    WALWORTH COUNTY — A winter storm is on the way for most of southeast Wisconsin Friday night, November 20th. Walworth County is expecting to see some of the higher amounts of snowfall and officials say it’s not just the snow that worries them — it’s the fact that it is the first snowfall. Roads could be hazardous for drivers overnight, but state patrol officials are most worried about the interstates. “The old saying is everybody forgot how to drive in winter […]

  • Milwaukee Tool

    “Job growth you want to see:” Milwaukee Tool works to expand its Brookfield headquarters

    BROOKFIELD — Milwaukee Tool officials announced Thursday, November 19th they are working with city of Brookfield, Milwaukee 7 and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation officials on a proposed major expansion of their Brookfield headquarters. The project would lead to the retention of approximately 800 jobs in the current facilities and the creation of roughly 500 additional jobs in a planned 200,000 square foot office expansion at the Milwaukee Tool headquarters’ campus. While some employees strike in Kohler, and others experience job loss with […]

  • DPW officials fall leaf cleanup

    Possibility for snow this weekend means DPW crews might be doing snow removal and leaf cleanup

    MILWAUKEE — After steady rain this week, measurable snow is possible as we head into the weekend. This, as we’re still dealing with the remnants of fall, and working to clean up those leaves. There are still some leaves on the threes, and a lot of them in some cases. Water caused some problems for drivers on Tuesday evening and Tuesday night — as steady rain fell. DPW officials said early Wednesday they had handled 155 surface ponding complaints due […]

  • Shay Hoffmann

    “It’s a nightmare:” Menomonee Falls father wants to help others after son dies of overdose

    MILWAUKEE — It can be found anywhere — in any community, any school, any home. Officials say the heroin epidemic is reaching staggering heights. Hundreds of families in Wisconsin are struggling with it. Alex Hoffmann’s family was one of them. “Shay was an incredible son,” said Alex Hoffmann, “He was amazing. Very bright, very outgoing, sociable.” “I think it might have been the summer of his junior year,” Hoffmann remembers. “I walked down in the basement, and we still didn’t […]

  • Justice or else

    #JusticeOrElse: Coalition of community leaders calls for holiday spending boycott

    MILWAUKEE — A coalition of community leaders gathered on Tuesday morning, November 17th to announce a boycott of holiday spending in response to which it calls police brutality, racist attacks, and economic injustice. The local organizing committee for #JusticeOrElse presented the campaign of economic withdrawal starting on Black Friday and continuing until after New Years Day. “You hit them in the pocketbook — that at least gives them a wake-up call,” Patricia McManus, president and CEO of the Black Health Coalition […]

  • Kohler Co. union workers strike

    “We’re all standing united:” Union workers at Kohler Co. say strike will last ‘as long as it takes’

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — Union workers at Kohler Company say they’ll remain on strike “for as long as it takes.” They’re holding out for a better contract. This marks the first strike at Kohler Co. since 1983. Workers began picketing before 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 16th. Workers come in shifts to work the picket lines. “I’m proud of my union brothers and sisters — that we`re all standing united,” Judy Buechlar, UAW Local 833 member said. The strike began after union […]

  • Watertown derailment

    “Sounding the alarm on rail safety:” Watertown gets back on track after train derailment

    WATERTOWN — On the right track — that’s how Watertown’s mayor describes his community days after an oil train derails. It’s also how he describes Senator Tammy Baldwin who visited on Friday, November 13th to meet with city leaders and railroad officials about what needs to be done going forward. Baldwin spent time looking at the progress — Canadian Pacific Railways says the cause of the derailment was a broken rail that somehow went undetected. This derailment was one of two […]


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