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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
  • “Rolling criminal factories:” 3 flee from stolen vehicle following police pursuit

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield police are searching for a driver and two passengers following a pursuit early Wednesday morning, October 18th. Officials say the vehicle involved was stolen. Police officers on patrol early Wednesday knew something wasn’t right when they noticed a white Toyota Corolla around 1:30 a.m., near 35th and Howard Avenue without its taillights on. Upon looking up the plate, officers learned the car had been stolen out of Cudahy. “When the officers tried to initiate a stop, that’s […]

  • Neighbors rescue 4 people from burning Racine home after gasoline spill causes explosion

    RACINE, Wis. — Fire officials say spilled gasoline is to blame for a house explosion and fire at a Racine home. It happened just before 1:00 p.m. on Grand Avenue near 17th Street on Saturday, October 14th. In the middle of a thunderstorm, many residents along Grand Avenue mistook a loud boom at the corner house for thunder — that is until they looked outside and saw the home’s picture window blown out and flames emerging from the back alley. […]

  • “A danger to everybody:” State Patrol warns of highway U-turn dangers after serious crash on I-41

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin State Patrol troopers are sending out a stern warning to drivers about the dangers of using highway medians for U-turns. This comes after a serious crash on I-41, north of State Highway 28 in the Township of Theresa in Dodge County Wednesday, October 11th. As speeds topped 70 mph during rush hour Wednesday, officials with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said a driver heading north on I-41 abruptly merged into the left lane and braked to turn into […]

  • Firefighters, aldermen disapprove of budget plan: “Milwaukee is in one hell of a mess”

    MILWAUKEE — Firefighters from across the state are taking a stand against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s proposed cuts to public safety. The mayor says his proposed 2018 budget still invests in fire and police personnel, but much of the money is going to people in those careers who have retired — a $22 million in crease in pension costs in one year. After marching through downtown Milwaukee Tuesday, October 10th, chanting “save lives, no cuts,” 200 members of the statewide […]

  • “This is why I enlisted:” Wisconsin National Guard unit heading overseas

    WEST BEND — More than two dozen members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be joining the United States Army in the Middle East. That mission starts Sunday, October 1st — but first, soldiers along with their families attended a send-off ceremony in West Bend. During an afternoon of photos, hugs and some tears, hundreds of family members and friends gathered to say goodbye and good luck to the 248th Aviation Support Battalion. “I’m nervous but at the same time, […]

  • “We can’t lose hope:” Prayers for peace after horrifying fatal shooting caught on camera

    MILWAUKEE — Faith leaders in Milwaukee gathered Wednesday, September 20th to pray for peace after a 36-year-old man lost his life during a terrifying shooting caught on camera near 23rd and State early Sunday, September 17th. The shooting has rocked the community because many say the footage looks like it’s out of a movie. Down the block from where it happened, those with Mana Ministries opened their arms and church to the neighborhood. “The church is not meant to be […]

  • “A problem worth taking on:” Students at Oconomowoc H.S. watch new documentary on opioid epidemic

    OCONOMOWOC — Students at Oconomowoc High School were some of the first to seen an eye-opening film about opioid addiction. The hope is every high school student in Wisconsin will get the opportunity to watch it. The full-length documentary, produced with partners like Aurora Health Care and the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office aims to empower families and communities to talk about opioid addiction and how to overcome it. As the upperclassemen settled into theater seats Tuesday, September 19th, younger students […]

  • “My first instinct:” Woman tries to save 60-year-old man after he was shot on city’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 60-year-old man was fatally shot on the city’s north side. But before he died, a good Samaritan tried to keep him alive until paramedics could arrive. “I’m washing blood off my arms,” said Darelynn Johnson. Still in disbelief from the night before, Darelynn Johnson recounts the moments she held a stranger’s hand as he took his last breath. “I’m like, ‘Sir, just tell me  your name.’ He’s like, ‘My name is Clarence.’ I’m like, […]

  • “It’s out there and it will kill you:” Couple blames fentanyl for overdose death of pregnant daughter

    MILWAUKEE — We’ve heard the reports time and time again: an opioid overdose claiming the life of yet another person. One Milwaukee couple is speaking out after losing multiple loved ones this summer to the potent drug fentanyl. “It’s been a roller coaster ride,” said Terrie Grimm. Last month, Dean and Terrie Grimm buried their daughter, Kaela Bradley. Her children are now in the care of their grandparents. “I think that helps us because we see a lot of her […]

  • “Seconds and it was gone:” Car stolen from woman pumping gas near 84th and Hampton

    MILWAUKEE — A West Allis father is on a mission to find his daughter’s car that was stolen while she was standing just inches away pumping gas. A picture shared with FOX6 News Wednesday, September 6th was once a source of pride. It shows a young woman standing next to her brand new Toyota. “She got out for that couple of seconds and it was gone,” said Al Jacobson, the woman’s father. Jacobson’s daughter was still too shaken to share […]

  • Suspects at large after truck driver brutally assaulted, robbed at wayside in Dodge Co.

    DODGE COUNTY — A truck driver was brutally attacked at a rest stop in Dodge County Monday night, September 4th. Now, the sheriff is calling on the public for help tracking down the suspects. During a trip to the men’s room at the rest stop on I-41 near Lomira, a truck driver encountered two men who authorities say jumped over the bathroom stall, beat him and stole cash from his pockets. “It’s getting worse and worse and we really are […]

  • Humane Society asking for foster parents to help make room for Harvey animals

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Humane Society is gearing up to take in roughly two dozen animals from overcrowded shelters in Texas. Humane society staff need families to open up their homes for the current animals at the shelter to make room for the new arrivals. Elise Guckenberger and her sons and husband, are bringing four six-week old puppies home for a month as part of the humane society’s foster care program. “It’s nice that we have a family of five, […]