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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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  • John McAdams

    Banned from campus: Marquette University associate professor “relieved of his teaching duties”

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  • Parkway School

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  • Mark Mone

    “Moving forward, together, boldly:” Mark Mone named the 9th chancellor of UW-Milwaukee

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  • Ja'Nyela Marsh-Highshaw

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    MILWAUKEE/RACINE (WITI) — Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw was shot in the head while sitting in a car near 18th and Villa in Racine on November 5th. Just over a month later, the four-year-old girl is getting ready to go home from the hospital! For any parent, the “firsts” are huge milestones. Ja’Nyela’s mother, Janikka Marsh gets to watch her little girl do them all over again. “After my birthday I’m going to be 5!” Ja’Nyela told FOX6’s Krystle Kacner Thursday, December 11th. “The […]

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    One dead, three injured following four separate shooting incidents

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating four separate shooting incidents that occurred  late Tuesday night, December 9th and early Wednesday morning, December 10th. One person is dead and three others are injured as a result of the shootings. According to police, a homicide occurred near 29th and Locust shortly before 11:30 p.m.  Police say a 23-year-old woman from Milwaukee was shot by a known suspect during a physical altercation.  The victim was taken to the hospital where she later died from […]

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  • Westboro Baptist Church protests at Marquette University

    Westboro Church protests gay marriage on Marquette University campus

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Westboro Baptist Church members traveled from Topeka, Kansas on Monday, December 8th to protest in Wisconsin. One main stop for them was the Marquette University campus in downtown Milwaukee. They were protesting gay marriage. The university was ready for them though. Dozens of students banned together across the street from the small group of about five Westboro Church Members, with signs of their own and chants of school spirit. “Our goal is to reiterate a message of love […]

  • Anthony Bradley

    Police seek “armed and dangerous” man in murder of Milwaukee woman

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Police are now searching for 42-year-old Anthony Bradley of Milwaukee in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred near 80th and Bender Ave. early Friday morning, December 5th. A 33-year-old woman, who police identify as Karen Bradley, was shot and killed around 1:45 a.m. during what investigators believe to be a domestic dispute. “The gun shot was too close,” said Lorraine Lee, neighbor of the victim. Lee says she was still awake when she heard screams and then a […]

  • Flynn

    Moving in the right direction: Milwaukee police are proud of 2014 crime statistics

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — New numbers from Milwaukee police show that crime in the city is on the rise. However, there is one area where police are pleased to say, the numbers are down. Chief Ed Flynn went in front of the Public Safety Committee armed with statistics for the first 9 months of the year. Overall, crime is up from last year by 3%. But one big positive — the number of homicides in the city is down. It’s something […]

  • Cheryl Abbate

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