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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
  • “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 […]

  • Officials identify source of substance in waterways near Mitchell International Airport

    MILWAUKEE — The source of an unknown substance located in a waterway coming from Mitchell International Airport has been identified. It is jet fuel leaking from a valve that failed at an underground fuel pit near Gate E69. This gate is not currently used by any airline. The leak has been stopped. Airport officials were first notified of an odor in airport sewer lines late on Monday, May 1st. The substance was also located in a waterway coming from Airport […]

  • 15-year-old boy stabbed at Bradford High School has died, suspect charged

    KENOSHA — A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed by a classmate at Bradford High School in Kenosha has died, FOX6 News has confirmed. The teen died at Children’s Hospital shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28th. The stabbing incident happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Bradford High School. Officials say two 15-year-old boys who were once close friends got into a dispute. The teen accused of the stabbing was in study hall when the victim and two of […]

  • Teenage boy pleads guilty to 4 charges, sentenced to 1 year at Lincoln Hills

    MILWAUKEE — He is just 15 years old — and has been labeled one of Milwaukee’s most prolific car thieves. On Thursday, April 27th, A Milwaukee County judge sentenced him to one year at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys. The 15-year-old boy was in juvenile court where, in a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to four of seven felony charges against him. Those include: Driving without owner’s consent Attempt to flee and elude an officer Second-degree recklessly endangering safety […]

  • All clear: Toxic gas released, evaporated in wake of truck accident

    KENOSHA COUNTY– The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says a truck accident caused the release of a toxic gas and that residents in the communities of Union Grove and Paris were told stay inside and close their windows. But just before 1:00 p.m., officials indicated the scene was clear. Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Klinkhammer says the accident involved anhydrous ammonia gas, widely used source of nitrogen fertilizer in farming operations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the pungent gas with suffocating fumes […]

  • “Really scary:” Student suffers life-threatening injuries after stabbing at Bradford H.S.

    KENOSHA — A Kenosha high school student is being treated for life-threatening injuries after police said the student was stabbed by a fellow student at Bradford High School Tuesday morning, April 25th. An initial investigation found a juvenile student stabbed another juvenile student shortly before 8:30 a.m. A Kenosha police school resource officer intervened and immediately took the suspect into custody. “That’s really scary and it’s crazy because when I went there, there was none of that,” said Aleyah Wakefield, former student. The […]