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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
  • ‘Pretty scary:’ Waukesha police seek 4 suspects after violent home invasion

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha police are investigating a violent home invasion on the city’s south side. The four suspects are at large. Blue and red lights police lights lit up Dixie Drive for more than an hour on Sunday evening, April 22. “I was kind of peeking through the curtains and I couldn’t actually see the squads, but it looked like the whole bottom of the hill was just covered with squad cars,” said Haley Mageske. Mageske was nursing her newborn […]

  • ‘We have to be diligent:’ Car thefts on the rise in Brown Deer

    BROWN DEER — Brown Deer police are investigating around a dozen reports of stolen cars so far this month. Daily crime reports show the number of vehicle thefts in Brown Deer has nearly doubled this month compared to last — and we still have a week to go in April. Ahead of the morning commute on Thursday, April 12, three Brown Deer residents reported stolen cars within an hour-and-a-half period — and less than two miles apart. “That seems very […]

  • ‘She’s risked it all:’ Inmate escapes from Racine correctional center, steals pickup truck

    RACINE COUNTY — A search is underway after a minimum-security inmate escaped from the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center. Christine Abel, 36, turned up missing during a head count. She was serving a three-year sentence at the minimum-security prison when investigators believe she slipped through an area of the fence on Thursday evening, April 19. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said a short time later, the first thing Abel did was revert to her old ways. Deputies responded to a report of […]

  • Owner of car involved in fiery crash on I-94 in Racine Co. found dead in Rockford home

    RACINE COUNTY — There’s a bizarre and tragic twist in the fatal crash that happened on I-94 near County K in Racine County on Friday, April 20: The driver and lone casualty of the crash has not yet been identified because the body was badly burned, but FOX6 has learned the vehicle involved was registered to a woman found dead the same day in Rockford, Illinois. “A family member had gone to the house to check on her sister because […]

  • Bon-Ton closures impact partnerships with Goodwill, United Way

    MILWAUKEE — There’s more fallout from the news that Boston Store’s parent company, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., is going out of business. Two nonprofits in town will lose decades-long partnerships with the Milwaukee-based department store chain. United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County has benefited from Bon-Ton employees’ donations since the 80s, and both local and national Goodwill locations participated in a program with Bon-Ton that encouraged community members to give back. Twice a year for nearly 25 years, Boston […]

  • ‘Very disappointed:’ Bon-Ton to shutter all stores; more than 2,000 employees affected in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — It’s the end of an era, as Boston Store’s parent company, Bon-Ton, announced it’s going out of business. More than 2,200 people in Wisconsin will soon be out of a job as the company will close 11 stores across the state. The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of business after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company’s assets Tuesday. A bankruptcy […]

  • Tasty reward offered for person who helps police ID the so-called ‘I ❤️ Ho Ho Cake’ bandit

    TOWN OF YORKVILLE — A suspect stole nearly $300 from a Racine County hotel, but his “disguise” is what everyone is talking about. Surveillance cameras at the Quality Inn in the Town of Yorkville captured a man stealing the cash register from the front desk. “I was sleeping and I got woken up by a bunch of text messages that one of my employees had robbed a motel,” said Anthony Perrine. Perrine exclusively sells the “I ❤ Ho Ho Cake” apparel at […]

  • ‘Thick ice’ coats vehicles in Sheboygan County amid winter storm warning

    SHEBOYGAN — Sheboygan County is one of two under a winter storm warning in effect until midnight Sunday, April 15. That’s where 6+ inches of snow is possible through Monday. One person FOX6 News spoke with in the area described the weather as “brutal.” Freezing rain driven by strong winds coated sidewalks and roads with a layer of ice. Along I-43 near Port Washington, FOX6 News drove by two vehicles that slid into the ditch around 7 p.m. Saturday. We […]

  • Charged: Milwaukee man admits setting apartment fire, saying he was ‘upset’ over recent breakup

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man accused of setting an apartment building on fire near 18th and Highland, tells prosecutors he did it because he was mad at his ex-girlfriend. He’s now facing eight felonies. Timothy Jenkins, 31, is charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, arson, burglary, and five counts of endangering safety. Court documents show the crimes all stemmed from a bad breakup — but it wasn’t just his ex whose life Jenkins put in danger. Residents of the […]

  • 2 arrested after pursuit of vehicle wanted in connection with homicide, shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Two people were taken into custody early Thursday morning, April 12 following a police pursuit in Milwaukee. The vehicle involved was wanted in connection with a homicide and a shooting from Wednesday. Those who knew the victim, 31-year-old Ryan Sims, returned to the scene of the homicide — near 56th and Burleigh — for a vigil Thursday evening. “It hurts me to know that he’s gone and we won’t see him no more,” said Wanda Kimble, friend of […]

  • Constituents in 1st District react to Speaker Ryan news: ‘He was proud of being from Janesville’

    JANESVILLE — Saying, “I have given this job everything I have,” House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, April 11 announced he will not seek re-election, and will instead retire. The Wisconsin Republican cast the decision to end his 20-year career as a personal one, saying he did not want his children growing up with a “weekend dad.” As expected, the announcement has come with mixed reactions from Ryan’s constituents in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Ryan has put Wisconsin and Janesville on […]

  • ‘It’s shocking:’ Germantown police seek suspect after girl, 16, sexually assaulted on playground

    GERMANTOWN — It’s the first stranger sexual assault case Germantown police have investigated in at least three decades. A girl, 16, says she was attacked while jogging last Sunday, April 1 around 7:30 p.m. The girl said she stopped for a rest at a private playground near Brookside Dr. and Brookside Cir., when a man came up from behind and dragged her to the ground. The suspect is at large. The girl and her family are hoping that by sharing what […]