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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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    “They’re checking in:” Milwaukee County Park and Ride lots add extra security during Summerfest

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) provided at least 32,000 rides to Summerfest on Wednesday, June 29th. That meant a lot of vehicles potentially sitting at a Park and Ride lot at some point during the day. That can sometimes present a problem. There are 11 Park and Ride lots in Milwaukee County. MCTS buses pick people up every 30 minutes. Officials say while you’re off enjoying yourself at the Big Gig, your car just sits in the lot for hours […]

  • Metal detectors at Summerfest

    “I support it:” Most said they don’t mind metal detectors at Summerfest, even if there’s a slight wait

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest 2016 began at noon Wednesday, June 29th when the gates officially opened, and hundreds of thousands of people will flock to the lakefront for Summerfest over its 11-day run. There was something new this year: Metal detectors at the admission gates. Seven-year-old Nicholas Li knew going in how he’d spend his first day at Maier Festival Park. “I really like corn. I’m going to have some hot dogs. I’m going to have popcorn, soda,” Li said. Before he […]

  • Shanika Minor added to FBI Most Wanted list, accused of killing pregnant mother

    Shanika Minor added to FBI Most Wanted list, accused of killing pregnant mother over loud music

    MILWAUKEE — She’s been on the run for three months, and now, Shanika Minor is a Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive. Minor was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to her capture. “This is a particularly heinous and brutal crime,” Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said. Authorities are working to track down 24-year-old Shanika Minor for her alleged role in the deaths of Tamecca Perry and Perry’s unborn […]

  • Summerfest

    How will you get to/from Summerfest? There are several options, and you should plan ahead

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest 2016 begins on Wednesday, June 29th. Do you know how you’ll get to and from the Summerfest grounds? When it comes to Summerfest transportation — the key is to plan ahead. Getting to the Big Gig doesn’t have to be a big headache — even with construction. “We offer three easy ways,” Brendan Conway said. Conway with the Milwaukee County Transit System says those options are fairly inexpensive. “You can take a local route — a regular […]

  • Austin Halbrooks

    17-year-old student accused of “upskirting” girls at University School of Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old University School of Milwaukee student faces nearly 15 years in prison. He’s accused of secretly taking pictures up girls’ skirts at his school. Austin Halbrooks has been charged with one count disorderly conduct and four counts of invasion of privacy. What he’s accused of is often referred to as “upskirting” and as of late last year, is a felony. The pictures were allegedly taken as far back as February of 2015. According to court documents, all the pictures were […]

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    “A dream come true:” Hindu Temple of Wisconsin celebrates much needed expansion

    PEWAUKEE — A day of celebration. The Hindu Temple of Wisconsin has expanded, and it’s been years in the making. The culmination of five days of work that members of the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin have been waiting for, for 12 years. “Every 12 years, we have a ceremony where the whole temple is consecrated again,” said Anoop Dhingra. Part of that is physical growth. There was an 8,000 square-foot expansion built to the temple and repairs were made. “The nicest […]

  • Bullets in Tory Lowe's vehicle

    Rising temperatures, rise in crime: Milwaukee pastors take a stand against violence

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  • Fatal officer-involved shooting in Wauwatosa

    Investigation underway after fatal officer-involved shooting in Wauwatosa

    WAUWATOSA — An investigation is underway after a fatal officer-involved shooting at Madison Park in Wauwatosa. Authorities say at approximately 3:00 a.m., a Wauwatosa police officer encountered a man with a gun sitting in a vehicle at Madison Park. “It`s probably one of the most stressful situations any police officer will find themselves in,” Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said. Weber said the officer feared for his safety and discharged his own weapon, striking the man. The man was transported to […]

  • Fire at Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center

    Total loss: Large fire damages parts of Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center

    OCONOMOWOC — Smoke and flames could be seen for miles, and explosions were heard coming from the scene of a massive fire at a landscaping company in Oconomowoc early Wednesday, June 22nd. Firefighters were called out to Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center near Highway 67 and County Trunk K in Oconomowoc around 3:30 a.m. A neighbor told FOX6 News she heard multiple explosions around 3:00 a.m. “This is obviously a landscape company and had fertilizer, gasoline and fuel — so […]

  • Joshua Larson

    “It is what it is:” Milwaukee firefighter called father, fire station after crash that killed two

    WEST ALLIS — Before 31-year-old Joshua Larson, a Milwaukee firefighter, was charged in connection with a crash that killed two people near 60th and Pierce on Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers, he was arrested by West Allis police. Police on Monday, June 20th released a 153-page report containing new photos, new video, new audio and new information in this case. Larson faces four felony charges in this case — two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, and […]

  • Taylor Skendziel

    “Way too young:” Teen dies following two-vehicle Crash in Racine County

    RACINE COUNTY — 17-year-old Taylor Skendziel — the driver seriously injured in a crash near CTH U and 2 Mile Road in the Town of Yorkville on Wednesday, June 15th has died. Two other girls were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. A memorial now sits near the scene of the crash. “I felt like a truck hit me in the chest,” Charlee Warner’s older brother, Trin Warner, remembers getting the phone call that his 15-year-old sister had […]

  • Crash near CTH U and 2 Mile Road in the Town of Yorkville

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    RACINE COUNTY — Three teenage girls sustained life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday, June 15th at the intersection of CTH U and 2 Mile Road in the Town of Yorkville. The entire community is shaken up by the crash. “My wife screamed, ‘There’s an accident again,'” said Bruce Botcher, witness to crash. The remnants of the crash were in Bruce Botcher’s front yard. “I went and helped the gentleman in the SUV and my wife and son helped the […]


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