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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
  • “We watch out for each other:” Omega Restaurant employees tackle, hold armed robbery suspect

    MILWAUKEE — Employees at the Omega Restaurant, located near 27th and Morgan on Milwaukee’s south side, came to the rescue after the business was robbed by a man with a knife on Tuesday morning, June 20th. Police said a man entered the restaurant shortly before 5:00 a.m., took out a knife, and demanded money from an employee at the register. “He grabbed the waitress that was standing there around her neck, held a knife up to her throat and she […]

  • Video: 2 in custody after bank robbery pursuit, officials pull vehicle from river

    GLENDALE — North Shore Fire and Rescue officials on Thursday, June 8th recovered a vehicle from the Milwaukee River after a bank robbery and pursuit. The bank robbery happened at the US Bank on Brown Deer Road near Deerwood Drive in Brown Deer. A pursuit followed, and neighbors along Sunny Point Road said the suspect vehicle drove through their yards and into the water. “The suspect left the roadway and drove through a resident of Glendale’s backyard for approximately 100 […]

  • Federal jury awards $6.7M to inmate who was sexually assaulted by guard

    MILWAUKEE — A former inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail has been awarded $6.7 million. A federal jury on Wednesday, June 7th found the woman was repeatedly raped by a correctional officer when she was an inmate at the facility four years ago. The former inmate filed a lawsuit against the county and the guard, Xavier Thicklen. According to court documents, the inmate was pregnant at the time of the assaults. Thicklen, now 28, pleaded no contest to a single […]

  • “Tragic event on many levels:” Man killed by Appleton officer accidentally hit by gunfire

    APPLETON — In the wrong place at the wrong time. Officials say the Milwaukee man shot and killed by police during an altercation in an Appleton bar was an innocent bystander. The Outagamie County District Attorney announced Friday, June 2nd that the officer who fatally shot Jimmie Sanders, acted appropriately given the situation. An attorney for Sanders’ family says they’re going to fight the decision. “This was a significant and tragic event on many levels,” said Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie […]

  • “Far too much!” Mayor Barrett reacts to violent weekend in Milwaukee; 4 dead, 14 injured

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett shared frustration on Monday, May 29th over the amount of gun violence that has been taking place in the city throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Barrett mentioned the numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Police Department indicate four people have been killed and 14 people have been wounded by gun violence in 14 separate incidents since early Saturday morning, May 27th. The violence has brought the city’s homicide total for 2017 to 40. Mayor Barrett […]

  • “Dream come true:” Architects of Erin Hills cannot wait to show the world the WI golf course

    ERIN — What can fans of the sport of golf expect when they venture out to Erin Hills to see the 117th U.S. Open? For starters, a team of 5,200 volunteers and another 200 employees have been working tirelessly to get the course in tip-top shape — both for the pros and fans. More than 200,000 people are expected to visit Erin Hills from June 12th through June 18th. This, as the best in golf compete for the coveted U.S. Open trophy. […]

  • 3 charged in crime spree that lasted several months in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — They are accused of holding up eight Milwaukee businesses at gunpoint. Now, the two men and a woman have been charged in connection with the crime spree that unfolded between January 25th and April 21st. The accused are 24-year-old Robert Anderson, 26-year-old Theodore Simmons and 31-year-old Rebecca Rodriguez — all from Milwaukee. Between the three of them, they face more than 20 felony charges. According to the criminal complaint, the three are suspected in the following crimes: January 25: […]

  • “It’s a concern:” Milwaukee suburbs hit hard by vehicle thieves; police warn residents to be vigilant

    BROOKFIELD — Police in Milwaukee’s suburbs are warning residents to keep their cars locked and in the garage after an uptick in vehicle thefts. Brookfield police call the thefts “crimes of opportunity” because the suspects are targeting vehicles that are left unlocked and outside overnight. “I’ve been here for 20 years now. I moved here for the safe, secure area. It’s just a little unsettling,” said Marybeth Vivian, lives in Brookfield. Vivian lives a block away from where thieves took a […]

  • Milwaukee Marijuana March: Pot supporters rally for state lawmakers to “get with the times”

    MILWAUKEE — “Get with the times!” — that was the message from activists to state lawmakers at the seventh annual Milwaukee Marijuana March Saturday, May 6th. The group wants pot legalized. It was actually an entirely different drug that became the focus of Saturday’s event. Supporters of legalizing marijuana say it will help prevent opioid-related deaths — but critics fear it could make the problem worse. With their signs held high, their message was clear — “It’s 2017 and it’s […]

  • “It hurts both parents:” Vigil held to remember student fatally stabbed by classmate

    KENOSHA — The mother of the Bradford High School student fatally stabbed last week during class is speaking out for the first time since his death. “I miss you so much,” said Melodie Hopkins, mother of victim. “He was a champion in real life. He was my hero.” As a grieving mother holds onto the memory of her slain son, the Kenosha community came together to hold her Friday, May 5th in Kennedy Park. “It doesn’t take courage to do […]

  • Cudahy School District investigating rumors of ‘incident’ involving staff member, student

    CUDAHY — Officials with the Cudahy School District are investigating allegations of an incident involving a high school staff member and student. On Wednesday, May 3rd, the district sent home a letter to parents alerting them of the situation. A lieutenant told FOX6 the Cudahy Police Department has been notified of the district’s investigation into the matter, but the department isn’t involved. He said there’s no evidence at this time that any criminal activity occurred. FOX6 News spoke with some senior students who […]

  • Man accused of raping woman during house party; video posted to Facebook

    MILWAUKEE — A Washington County man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party in Milwaukee in December of 2016. Video of the alleged incident was then posted to Facebook. A search warrant affidavit just unsealed shows the victim in this case told police she had no recollection of being sexually assaulted until she saw the video posted online, showing her naked and incoherent with the suspect. It happened in December, during a house party near N. Murray […]