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I’m thrilled to be working in Wisconsin’s largest city! I joined the FOX6 news team as a reporter in June 2016.

Milwaukee is just a short 1.5 hours from home for me. I was born and raised in Madison, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in journalism and gender and women’s studies.

Before coming to Milwaukee, I reported at TV stations in Wausau, Madison and as far away as Wichita, Kan. Some of the most memorable stories I’ve covered so far in my career include a mass shooting at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., the first-ever child sex trafficking case prosecuted in Marathon County, Wis. and the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.

When I’m not chasing down the big story of the day, I’m likely playing with my two dogs: Raleigh, a chihuahua, and Juneau, a Siberian husky. They’re quite the duo! I’m also passionate about women’s issues and am an activist for survivors of domestic violence.

I enjoy covering viewers’ compelling stories most. If you have a story idea or just want to say “hi,” feel free to email me.

Recent Articles
  • Stay cool and safe in weekend heat wave: ‘Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate’

    MILWAUKEE — While the weekend warmup only topped out in the low 80s on Saturday, June 16 temperatures are still expected to rise into the 90s come Sunday. The hot heat is prompting a warning for everyone to take precaution before heading outside. “We’ve been coming how many years? 20? 30? About 30 years. I was young then,” Helen Ganiec said. Each year, Corrine Ganiec drives up from Chicago with her mom, Helen Ganiec, and friend, Pat Stanek, to enjoy […]

  • ‘We are excited:’ Foxconn establishes corporate HQ in downtown Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Foxconn officials on Friday, June 15 received the keys to the building for its North American corporate headquarters — and it’s located in downtown Milwaukee. Company executives and city leaders say the site will be a game-changer for the entire area. Dozens of Foxconn employees have already set up shop on the top floor of what had been the old Northwestern Mutual building located at 611 East Wisconsin Avenue. The plan is to eventually hire at least 500 […]

  • Personnel file: Wauwatosa officer who punched teen at Mayfair has been in trouble before

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa Police Officer Evan Olson was cleared of wrongdoing in connection with a controversial arrest at Mayfair Mall. FOX6 News requested Olson’s personnel file, which shows he’s been suspended three times in the past. Video showed Officer Olson punching a 17-year-old suspect back on May 11.  A use of force review by Wauwatosa officials found he was “justified in using the technique and level of force he chose” in order to get the teen into custody. There are both […]

  • ‘Brazen:’ 4 suspects, all 14, with prior arrests, apprehended after attempted carjacking in church lot

    WAUWATOSA — Police say four teenagers tried to carjack a woman outside St. Bernard Catholic Church on Wauwatosa Avenue near Milwaukee Avenue in Wauwatosa. Before that, police say the suspects, all 14 years old, stole a car in Shorewood and after the Wauwatosa crime, police say they eluded officers in Milwaukee — all within about a seven-hour span. In Wauwatosa, police say they approached the victim, a church employee, in the church parking lot on June 4 as she headed […]

  • Nicolet mother accused of smashing school bus window with hammer after learning of fight on board

    GLENDALE — Prosecutors say a Nicolet High School parent was caught on camera taking a hammer to a school bus full of kids. Surveillance cameras from inside a school bus captured six minutes of sheer terror for the students and driver on board in April. The video shows a girl in an olive shirt walked up to another girl in pink — and threw a punch. The girl in the pink hit back — and the two continued to go […]

  • Zoo officials: Gorillas Cassius, Naku died as result of infections secondary to E. coli

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Zoo officials on Thursday, June 7 said necropsy examinations have revealed two western lowland gorillas, Cassius and Naku, who died in April, died of gastrointestinal infections — believed to be secondary to an E. coli possibly associated with the exhibit’s water system. “This is not the water at the zoo. The zoo has great water. We get our water from the City of Milwaukee. They’ve come out and done testing. This was just inside the gorilla area, […]

  • Milwaukee crossing guard wakes up to fire in apartment, nearly dies trying to fight it himself

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee crossing guard is back home with relatives after spending two weeks in the hospital recovering from a fire at his apartment last month near 5th and Lapham. Jesus Gracia said he lost nearly everything in the fire, but thanks to him, everyone in the apartment complex got out alive. On May 20, Gracia fell asleep on the couch. He suddenly woke up around 1 a.m. to discover his kitchen was up in flames. “Just fire, fire. […]

  • ‘Make your own cheeseburger!’ Man shares video of enraged, cursing manager at McDonald’s

    MUSKEGO — A meltdown in the McDonald’s drive-thru in Muskego was caught on camera. A customer said the manager at the restaurant off Racine and Janesville Road started cursing at him when he asked for his money back. The customer said he took his 9-year-old son to get some fast food on Sunday afternoon, June 3 when it happened. He said when the service was anything but fast, he confronted the staff and that’s when things got out of hand […]

  • ‘We need to come together:’ Democratic congressional candidates call for unity at state convention

    OSHKOSH — Democratic candidates running to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Congress called for party unity Saturday to capture the southeast Wisconsin seat, a victory they argued could be key to flipping majority control of the House. Democratic candidates for congress took this stage — among them, the two people fighting to replace Ryan. “We need to come together,” Randy Bryce said. “We have a duty to win this seat in November,” Cathy Myers said. Bryce argued that it […]

  • Activists, parents call for change in Milwaukee’s lead poisoning prevention program following state report

    MILWAUKEE — Community activists and parents are calling on city leaders to step up their efforts to protect Milwaukee children. This comes after a report showing the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead poisoning prevention program failed to follow state regulations. Critics say someone needs to be held accountable. The report found that of the lead exposure cases reviewed by the state — staff closed 90 percent of them without doing their due diligence. Meanwhile, both the mayor and interim health department […]

  • OWI suspect puts on striptease while under arrest in West Bend

    WEST BEND — An OWI suspect in West Bend puts on a striptease for officers while he’s under arrest. The bizarre behavior was all caught on camera. Officials say Craig Abel was placed in a holding cell at the West Bend Police Department after being arrested for allegedly crashing his vehicle into a house. That’s when he started to expose himself and make obscene gestures. As soon as the handcuffs came off, so did Abel’s clothes. The 46-year-old can be […]

  • Suspect in killing of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz found guilty of felony murder

    MILWAUKEE –A jury has found Deshaun Scott guilty of felony murder on Wednesday, May 30 in the death of beloved city inspector Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz. Prosecutors say Scott was part of a carjacking crew that fatally shot Zyszkiewicz in an attempt to rob him. Despite the felony murder guilty verdict, the outcome in court is a win for the defense. Prosecutors were hoping Scott would be convicted of first degree reckless homicide, a much more serious offense. Scott gave his attorney […]