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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
  • Hundreds of potential applicants attend MPD’s officer recruitment session

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a tough job but also an important one. The Milwaukee Police Department held a job fair aimed at recruiting people to become police officers on Saturday, March 25th. The recruitment session is part of a month-long effort to find as many qualified candidates as possible. But the department says that task is becoming increasingly difficult. Not only is the job of a police officer inherently dangerous, it can be emotionally and physically exhausting — especially in this […]

  • “He was a great man; the best man:” Wife, children speak out after housing inspector murdered

    MILWAUKEE — Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz’s wife and three children are turning to each other for support as they grieve the tragic loss of their husband and father. 64-year-old Zyszkiewicz, a City of Milwaukee housing inspector, was murdered while on the job, in broad daylight on Wednesday, March 22nd near 23rd and Cherry. Zyszkiewicz was a DNS employee for 33 years. He was found shot to death in his vehicle near 23rd and Cherry around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. He was in the area at […]

  • Lieutenant dragged by vehicle fleeing traffic stop, driver arrested after pursuit and crash

    DODGE COUNTY — A 22-year-old Waupun man was taken into custody late Tuesday night, March 21st after he crashed his vehicle during a police pursuit that lasted three hours. A sheriff’s lieutenant was dragged for a short distance as the suspect fled. It began around 11:40 p.m. when Dodge County deputies made a traffic stop on State Highway 49 near Shamrock Road in the Town of Chester. “During the investigation, they noticed the driver became very nervous, physically nervous,” said Dodge […]

  • Investigation underway after 49-year-old inmate died at state-run Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office responded on Tuesday morning, March 21st to an in-custody death of a man at the state-run Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility. MCMEO responding to in-custody death of an adult male at the MSDF at 1015 N 10 St. No further information to be released-autopsy tomorrow. — Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) March 21, 2017 Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections said inmate Jesse Davis died Tuesday morning, shortly before 11:00 a.m. at the age […]

  • Maurice Snyder sentenced to 24 years in prison for murder of 3-year-old Aiden Archer

    MILWAUKEE — Maurice Snyder will spend 24 years in prison for the murder of a three-year-old old Milwaukee boy. Aiden Archer died in June of 2015, after suffering horrific abuse. “His death at the hands of the defendant is perhaps the most cruel and inhumane deaths imaginable,” said Matthew Torbenson, prosecutor. Prosecutors with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office recounted the injuries that contributed to the death of Archer — arguing that the man responsible be sentenced to 27 years in […]

  • Important conversation: Sojourner Family Peace Center youth summit educates teens on healthy dating habits

    MILWAUKEE — Navigating the teenage years can be difficult. That is, in part, why adolescents are more at risk compared to other age groups when it comes to intimate partner abuse. In an effort to promote healthy relationships, the Sojourner Family Peace Center held a workshop for Milwaukee Public Schools students on Thursday, March 16th. Sojourner holds these healthy dating youth summits up to eight times a year. Each time around 100 students participate. The focus of Thursday’s summit was […]

  • “I’d be worried:” Stolen guns may be in wrong hands following rash of break-ins to idling vehicles

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say stolen guns could be in the hands of criminals after a rash of car break-ins and thefts on the city’s north side. Thieves are going up to running vehicles that have been left unattended, and they’re either driving off with the car, or taking what’s inside. In winter, it can be tempting to let your car warm up before getting behind the wheel. “I mean, I understand. It’s cold. I understand you got to run in […]

  • “It’s disappointing:” 3 Walgreens targeted by thieves in 3 days; armed robbers get away with opioid drugs

    MILWAUKEE — Three Milwaukee area Walgreens stores were robbed within three days. The suspects weren’t after cash. Police say in at least one case, they were looking to steal drugs. Two of the robberies occurred on Milwaukee’s south side. The third happened in Menomonee Falls — where this kind of crime is generally rare. “It’s one thing to happen a few miles south, but for it to happen in Menomonee Falls, it’s kind of startling for sure,” said Ty Schmidt, shopper. Police […]

  • Amy Van Wagner found GUILTY in death of husband, Stanley Van Wagner

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — The jury on Monday, March 13th reached a verdict in the case of Amy Van Wagner, the Oconomowoc woman accused in the murder of her husband, Stanley. Amy Van Wagner is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. The jury found Amy Van Wagner GUILTY on both counts. She will be sentenced on May 24th. The verdict came after nine days of testimony, three hours of closing statements and six hours of deliberations. “Extremely difficult […]

  • Closing arguments, jury deliberations set for Monday in trial of Amy Van Wagner

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — On the ninth day of her jury trial, Friday, March 10th, the defense rested in the trial of Amy Van Wagner. Closing arguments are expected to take place Monday, March 13th. 53-year-old Amy Van Wagner is accused of fatally shooting her husband, Stanley Van Wagner in their home in 2015. She was arrested nine months later. Van Wagner declined to testify in her own trial. Friday’s testimony focused on the time of death of her late husband. Former […]

  • Powerful winds calm in SE Wisconsin; crews head out to clean up the damage

    WHITEFISH BAY — Cleanup began on Thursday, March 9th — the day after powerful winds uprooted trees, ripped off shingles and caused extensive damage throughout southeastern Wisconsin on Wednesday. Contractors said they’re booked through next week as folks look to pick up the pieces after the wind’s destruction. Crews with M&M Tree Care were busy Thursday — lifting, cutting and shredding fallen trees. “We were here till almost dark (Wednesday) night just getting it off the roof, getting it safe, so we came back (Thursday) to do the […]

  • Wind knocks out power for thousands, leads to early dismissal in Whitefish Bay, impacts Bucks arena

    WHITEFISH BAY — The National Weather Service issued a High Wind WARNING for ALL of southeastern Wisconsin until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8th — and the wind caused problems throughout the area. We've restored power to approximately 50,000 customers since Tuesday morning. Check on your outage: — We Energies (@we_energies) March 8, 2017 Whitefish Bay High School was among the thousands of homes and buildings in the area without power for hours due to the wind. Tree branches, […]