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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
  • cold weather

    “It’s kind of like you’re putting on battle armor:” Bundling up for a blustery Halloween

    MEQUON (WITI) — Some kids are already done trick-or-treating, and after all the waiting and anticipation, they got a cold and windy night! In Mequon, where amongst all the tricks and the treats, the weather was taken seriously by parents. “It’s really cold out there so a lot of layers to cut that wind and keep little kids warm,” said trick-or-treating father, Jerred Weiss. Weiss is bundling up his daughter, Addison, for Halloween. The whole Weiss family is dressed up […]

  • Battle against the breeze: Halloween high winds creating tricky situations

    MEQUON (WITI) — It was nearly impossible to escape the high winds racing through the area today. They snapped limbs, caused sporadic power outages and are making it rough for everybody outside Friday afternoon, especially trick-or-treaters. When you take a look at some of the costumes running around, you might notice a little extra bulk. That’s because kids have to bundle up to beat the cold, or as they tell FOX6 News, their parents did. It’s not only the temperatures […]

  • Mary Burke and Governor Scott Walker

    In the home stretch: With five days to go, Governor Walker, Mary Burke talk manufacturing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Thursday, October 30th, both gubernatorial candidates were making the most of the final days left until the election. There are only five more days until November 4th, when voters head to the polls in the General Election — and in the final stretch a big focus has been on some recent allegations against Democratic challenger Mary Burke that she was fired from Trek Bicycle — a job that she has highlighted many times on the campaign trail. Manufacturing was the topic of […]

  • N. 26th Street

    “Gunshots and plenty of them:” Police seek suspect after shots fired at UWM police officer’s vehicle

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It started as a hit-and-run, and ended with shots fired. Milwaukee police say one of those involved is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police officer. He’s also a former MPD officer. It happened on Tuesday evening, October 28th — shortly before 6:00 p.m. near N. 26th and Roosevelt. Azzizh Goode lives near that intersection. “I just heard gunshots and plenty of them. But I’m used to them. It always happens over here,” Goode said. Goode says she and her family […]

  • gun

    “We have to arm ourselves:” Store owner pulls gun on suspect; can you help police nab him?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A man is accused of trying to rob a Milwaukee store at gunpoint — only to be confronted by a gun himself after the store’s owner took action. Now, police are asking for your help identifying and locating the suspect. The armed robbery occurred at the San Ignacio Market near Muskego and Becher on Saturday, October 18th. “He point(ed) the gun at me right away, and he said ‘put the money in the bag,'” Benito Aldana, who owns […]

  • Trying to “beat the crowds,” early voters may have to bring patience to the polls

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The first week of early voting is coming to an end in Wisconsin. So how are things coming along? Leslie Smart and her husband, Rick, voted early for one main reason. “To beat the crowds,” said Leslie. But from the moment they walked in the Market St. entrance of the Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee, they could tell they lost that battle. On average, election officials say about 1,000 people a day have been coming there to […]

  • Shops of Grand Avenue in downtown Milwaukee

    Shops of Grand Ave. sold at auction for $16.5 million, but who’s the winning bidder?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — An auction intended to find a buyer for the Shops of Grand Avenue closed around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23rd with a high bid of $16.5 million. That’s according to Auction.com, the host of the online auction. The bidding started just shy of $5 million on Tuesday. As of Thursday morning, the bidding had reached more than $10 million. But towards the end of the auction, there was a fierce bidding battle — with the price […]

  • Governor’s race: Timing of John Doe documents release questioned

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee County released a third round of John Doe documents on Tuesday, October 21st. This time, it’s not necessarily what’s inside the 16,000 pages of emails and attachments — it’s the timing that has people talking. Some say the release of the documents is politically motivated. “The fact that these emails are coming out right now at a time when its two weeks before the election, I think is pretty clear that this is political,” said Gov. […]

  • high speed

    DASH CAM VIDEO: Armed robbery turns into high-speed chase

    MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) — An armed robbery turns into a high-speed chase in Menomonee Falls. Two of the squad cars involved in the incident caught the whole chase on their dash cameras. Police speed down residential streets, flying past car after car on 41/45 — even against traffic at times. All to catch a man who had just robbed the Associated Bank in Menomonee Falls. The car chase ended in Milwaukee, about 5 miles away when the suspect’s vehicle crashed […]

  • video

    “When you see it, you’re like this is not real:” Surveillance video captured during hit-and-run

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Two cars crashed into a Milwaukee Cricket Wireless store over the weekend. Monday, October 20th, FOX6 News obtained the surveillance video of it happening. Information is still coming in, partially because of the unique circumstances behind this case. Police say the 21-year-old who caused the crash initially ran from the scene, only to turn himself in about 9 hours later. FOX6 News also knows now, there were 2 others in that car, who also ran. Pay close […]

  • Car at 6th and Mitchell

    Three hurt after car slams into storefront on Milwaukee’s southside

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Three people were hurt after a car crashed through a storefront at 6th and Mitchell on Milwaukee’s south side early Sunday, October 19th. The wreck happened around 2:30 a.m. — and one of the cars involved slammed into the Cricket Wireless store. Police say a vehicle ran a red light and hit another car. The three who were injured were inside the vehicle that was struck. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. Milwaukee […]

  • Bucks

    New investors could mean a new arena for Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The BMO Harris Bradley Center is where the Milwaukee Bucks play now, but if the team is going to be there for the long run — that could change. As part of the ownership agreement, the NBA can buy the team back if there’s no new arena by 2017. Obviously, that is on the radar for new local investors. Milwaukee Business woman Valerie Daniels-Carter is CEO and President of V&J Holding Companies, a Board Member for the […]


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