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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
  • “Driven by drugs:” Police want help after robber gets away with hundreds of cans of Red Bull

    GLENDALE — Thousands of dollars worth of Red Bull cans were stolen from area Pick ‘N Save grocery stores. Now, Glendale police are asking for the public’s help tracking down the thieves. Surveillance cameras at the Pick ‘N Save on Silver Spring Road captured a man pushing a grocery cart of what Glendale police say are hundreds of stolen cans of Red Bull. “Two of them will load up the cart completely full. The last one took every can off […]

  • “I was raised to do this:” Bus driver hailed for taking quick action to help man reported missing

    MILWAUKEE — A bus driver with the Milwaukee County Transit System is being hailed for taking quick action to find a missing Waukesha County man. Bus driver Matt Kallas recounted the night on March 20th when he not only made a new friend, but also possibly saved that person’s life. “I said, ‘you know, there’s people out there looking for you,'” Kallas said. Kallas was on his way home after a late shift when he spotted a car going 50 […]

  • “They don’t stop:” Vehicle’s owner in custody after 62-year-old man struck, killed near Greenfield School

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say they have recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash near 30th and Mitchell on the city’s south side. A 62-year-old man, now identified as Israel Soto-Colon, was crossing the street near 35th and Mitchell when he was struck around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, April 18th. Soto-Colon suffered severe injuries and died at the scene. The report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office states the striking vehicle was traveling at a high rate […]

  • New Bucks arena to host first and second round games of NCAA men’s tourney in 2022

    MILWAUKEE — The NCAA announced Tuesday, April 18th that the new Milwaukee Buck’s arena will host first and second round games of the NCAA men’s tournament in 2022.This is the first major event that the new Bucks arena has scored, and while 2022 may seem like a long ways away, it’s just one of a number of sports events the city has planned to bring to the facility. Marquette will serve as host of @marchmadnesson March 18 & 20, 2022 […]

  • Firefighter injured while battling blaze at vacant apartment building near 57th and Hampton

    MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway after a fire at an unoccupied apartment building near 57th and Hampton Tuesday evening, April 18th. Witnesses in the area said they saw flames coming from the roof around 7:30 p.m. — and one firefighter was hurt. Officials said the fire started in the second story of the apartment building. The building is vacant due to another fire that broke out a while back that forced residents to move out. One firefighter was injured — but […]

  • “It’s just not real:” MPD investigates death of 4-year-old boy near 26th and Melvina

    MILWAUKEE — The Easter holiday weekend took a tragic turn for a Milwaukee family. Police are investigating the death of a four-year-old boy, which happened near 26th and Melvina on Saturday, April 15th. The family has identified the boy as four-year-old Tyran Beckless. His great aunt, Lashonda Taylor, said Tyran went to sleep in his home with his mother, father, one-year-old sister and five-year-old brother on Friday night — but Tyran didn’t wake up on Saturday morning. “It’s just not real to […]

  • Man who found Joseph Jakubowski describes the fugitive as cordial, says he “felt bad” for him

    VERNON COUNTY — Joseph Jakubowski surrendered himself to law enforcement early Friday, April 14th after a landowner found him squatting on his property in rural Vernon County. That landowner, Jeffrey Gorn, says the fugitive was cordial when he confronted him camping on his land. Gorn told reporters on Friday that he was checking deer stands Thursday around 7:00 p.m. when he first stumbled upon a tarp that appeared to be set up as a tent. Inside was Jakubowski. “He noticed a […]

  • “Rocked by tragic loss of life:” Leaders talk about what can be done to make city employees safer

    MILWAUKEE — The murder of a Milwaukee housing inspector, killed during an attempted carjacking while on duty, is prompting city leaders to take a closer look at employee safety. Milwaukee Common Council members held a special meeting on Thursday morning, April 13th to discuss this issue. The conversation lasted more than three hours. Commissioners from various city departments relayed their employees’ safety concerns about working in the streets and homes in Milwaukee. “The nurse asks the question, ‘is there a firearm in […]

  • City leaders want new safety measures for employees after murder of beloved housing inspector

    MILWAUKEE — From panic buttons to GPS devices, Milwaukee city leaders want new safety measures put into place to help keep their employees safe. This, after a beloved city housing inspector was murdered while on the job in March. During a special meeting on Thursday, April 13th, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee will take an important step forward in improving employee safety out in the field. “Under the leadership of the mayor, the Department of Employee Relations has been […]

  • “Grab the kids and get out:” 16 units uninhabitable after apartment fire in Beaver Dam

    DODGE COUNTY — Sixteen units are uninhabitable after an overnight fire at a Beaver Dam apartment building on Lakecrest Drive forced some residents to jump to safety Tuesday morning, April 11th. FOX6 News found busted windows and charred walls at the scene on Tuesday afternoon. “We couldn’t do nothing but grab the kids and get out of there because the smoke filled the building so fast. We had to crawl up out of the building because it was just that thick,” […]

  • Rock County officials release new pictures of Joseph Jakubowski from day of gun shop burglary

    ROCK COUNTY — The manhunt continues in Janesville for 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office released on Saturday, April 8th new photos of the man they consider armed and dangerous. The newly-released photos of Jakubowski were taken on the evening of Tuesday, April 4th at a Mobil gas station located on Milton Avenue — the last confirmed sighting of him. Jakubowski bought cigarettes and a Mountain Dew. From there, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office believes he went to […]

  • Suspect taken into custody in Whitewater following standoff, several school lockdowns

    WHITEWATER — The suspect in an hours-long standoff is now in custody. It was a tense few hours in Whitewater as all schools in the area were locked down after a report of an armed man near the middle school Friday, April 7th. Officials have identified the suspect as 31-year-old Daniel Erdman of Whitewater. “In the bus I was shaking. My friend, she was shaking too. We were really worried,” said Giselle Ramirez, student. Students from the high school, middle […]