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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
  • “A good feeling:” Block party honors legacy of Milwaukee man killed in 2014 by giving back

    MILWAUKEE — Turning a heartbreak into help for the community — the mother of a Milwaukee man murdered three years ago, is honoring his legacy by doing what her son did best: giving back to others. Those who knew Robert James, say the property manager took people off the streets and trained them so they could get jobs. His other passion focused on preparing children for the start of school, a tradition his loved ones continue to do each year […]

  • “How many people have to die?” Family blames child’s drowning death on Rodeway Inn & Suites

    MILWAUKEE — Two separate drownings at the same hotel — a Milwaukee mother says it isn’t a coincidence her son and another man died at the Rodeway Inn & Suites pool. The hotel is located at 4400 South 27th Street. After seeing a FOX6 News story about a man who drowned at the hotel over the summer, Nikita Roy says she felt compelled to share the story about her son’s drowning years ago. Police say both appear to be accidents, […]

  • Man accused of molesting friend’s 13-year-old daughter; “I don’t know why I did it”

    SUSSEX — When a Sussex man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl he babysat in the past was confronted by the girl’s father — a friend of his, prosecutors say he told his friend that he was sorry, and he wanted to die. 59-year-old Douglas Lott faces one count of second degree sexual assault of a child, and one count of child enticement — sexual contact. On Wednesday, August 16th, he walked into court in handcuffs, where he waived his preliminary […]

  • “Shouldn’t happen:” Hartland man who said he was ‘super drunk’ charged in fatal boat crash on Lake Nagawicka

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Waukesha County boaters are taking extra precautions out on the water after a fatal crash on Lake Nagawicka Friday, August 11th. A Hartland man is accused of crashing his boat into another boat — killing a woman. Prosecutors believe alcohol is to blame for the crash. 53-year-old Anthony Drewes has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Witnesses say the boat was traveling at 20 to 25 miles-per-hour when it collided with the other […]

  • Making an impact: Million Youth March promotes peace throughout the city

    MILWAUKEE — Setting a better standard for Milwaukee youth — that was the message from a rally in Sherman Park Saturday, July 29th aimed at tackling the high level of crime in the city committed by teens. The event called the “Million Youth March” was inspired and organized by a 16-year-old Milwaukee high school student. He wants to set a positive example for his peers and encourage them to focus their energy on giving back rather than getting into trouble. […]

  • “Hope for the best:” Some in Racine Co. say Foxconn plant comes at expense of their homes

    RACINE COUNTY — After months of speculation, the rumors were confirmed Wednesday, July 26th: Electronics maker Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin. The big news has drawn mixed reaction from residents in Racine County. For those along Braun Road, just south of Highway 11 in Mount Pleasant, their backyards will likely be the site of the new plant. While many people in Racine County said they’re excited about the news, those living near the expected site said it comes at the […]

  • “These are children…” Teens ages 13, 13, 15 in custody after woman pepper sprayed, punched

    MILWAUKEE — Three people were attacked in three separate incidents in broad daylight on Milwaukee’s east side, and police say two of the suspects are just 13 years old. Milwaukee police have arrested a 13-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy in connection to the three attacks. One of the victims said Thursday, July 6th she’s not going to rest until they’re held accountable. Bruised and in pain, Quirk recounted the terrifying moments after she says she confronted three teenagers […]

  • “Too young to die:” Racine officials warn about water dangers following drowning in Root River

    RACINE COUNTY — Emergency responders in Racine are warning swimmers about open water dangers. This, after two scary incidents on the Fourth of July — one of them tragic. Both involved children. One drowned, and the other came very close. Officials with the Racine Fire Department said a 14-year-old boy’s drowning on the Fourth of July highlights the importance of learning how to swim — and swimming where lifeguards are present. Racine residents walking along the Root River on Wednesday, July […]

  • “It’s been non-stop; 12 hours!” Fireworks cap off a fun-filled Fourth of July in SE Wisconsin

    BROWN DEER — Fireworks displays across SE Wisconsin capped off a perfect Fourth of July Tuesday night, July 4th. Thousands set up lawn chairs and blankets in Brown Deer’s Village Park after a Fourth of July filled with fun! Gia Sixteco and her family started at 10:00 a.m. “It’s been like non-stop. Twelve hours,” Sixteco said. “We always make it a habit on July 4th to get together. We don’t have big family reunions, so this is like a semi-family […]

  • Search for Lynn Rickard continues after nearly 1 week of being missing

    KANSASVILLE — It’s been six days and still no sign of a Racine County woman. The Racine County Sheriff`s office says 59-year-old Lynn Rickard left on her own last Sunday June 25th. Despite rigorous search efforts, there are few clues pointing to her whereabouts. Earlier this week, two dozen agencies assisted the Racine County Sheriff’s office in searching for Rickard, hoping to find her alive. On Saturday July 1st, the mission was focused on recovering her body. Drones searched for […]

  • “Non-stop search:” 30 agencies, 130 officials involved in search for Lynn Rickard

    KANSASVILLE — Thirty agencies are involved in the ongoing search for 59-year-old Lynn Rickard, missing since Sunday, June 25th when she left her home in Kansasville. The search resumed Wednesday morning, June 28th. Racine County sheriff’s officials announced the following agencies assisting in this search: Racine County Emergency Management Wisconsin State Patrol Kansasville Fire Department Caledonia Fire Department City of Burlington Fire Department Village of Waterford Fire Department Rochester Fire Department Union Grove/Yorkville Fire Department South Shore Fire Department Raymond […]

  • “We watch out for each other:” Omega Restaurant employees tackle, hold armed robbery suspect

    MILWAUKEE — Employees at the Omega Restaurant, located near 27th and Morgan on Milwaukee’s south side, came to the rescue after the business was robbed by a man with a knife on Tuesday morning, June 20th. Police said a man entered the restaurant shortly before 5:00 a.m., took out a knife, and demanded money from an employee at the register. “He grabbed the waitress that was standing there around her neck, held a knife up to her throat and she […]