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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
  • “I just want to cry:” Mom speaks out after 12-year-old daughter was raped in abandoned house 

    MILWAUKEE — A 12-year-old Milwaukee girl is brutally raped on the city’s north side. Now, police said the man who did it is behind bars. The victim’s mother believes the crime could have been prevented. A house of horrors–boarded up at 27th and Chambers–serves as a constant reminder for the neighborhood of the vicious attack a 12-year-old girl endured on Friday, December 1st. “He assaulted her in that house. She said it was real filthy in there,” the girls’ mother. […]

  • Common Council members receive racist messages amid contractors with guns controversy

    MILWAUKEE — Two African-American Milwaukee Common Council members have received a racist and possibly threatening email. Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele Coggs on social media Wednesday, December 6th shared the racist email she received from a man after a controversial photo showing contractors with guns in Milwaukee went viral. The email is now at the center of an investigation at City Hall. Coggs posted a screenshot of the email to Instagram. NOTE: The email contains racist and strong language that may not […]

  • Documents offer new details on sexual harassment complaint against Spencer Coggs

    MILWAUKEE — City of Milwaukee Treasurer Spencer Coggs is at the center of a workplace harassment scandal. The sexual harassment and discrimination allegations stem from an incident when Coggs was a Wisconsin state senator. The Wisconsin Legislature ultimately paid the woman who accused Coggs of the inappropriate behavior $75,000 in taxpayer money. In 2009, an aide for then Senator Coggs said the Democrat asked her if she was “showing more cleavage lately” and said that her skin, “wasn’t black enough.” […]

  • Badgers’ fans feel heartbreak, disappointment after Big Ten loss to Buckeyes

    MILWAUKEE — Football fans across Milwaukee cheered on the Wisconsin Badgers at area watch parties on Saturday, December 2nd. The Big Ten Championship Game may not have ended the way they would have liked, but at least it’s been a fun journey. A sea of red and white descended on Camp Bar Saturday night, as hundreds of football fans shared a drink while tuning into the Big Ten Championship Game. “This is the perfect place to view it. We were […]

  • Teen says she was denied work at Pet World because of her dreadlocks

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A Pet World employee in Menomonee Falls says she was denied work because of her dreadlocks. The teen says she wasn’t allowed to clock in for her shift last week unless she changed her hair. 19-year-old Destini Briggs, spent $150 on faux dreadlocks before her shift November 17th. But when she went to clock in, she says her boss had a problem with how she looked. “‘You can’t have your hair like that. You have to take […]

  • Latest: 4-year-old Oak Creek girl found safe; grandmother arrested

    OAK CREEK — A four-year-old Oak Creek girl, who had been missing for several days, has been found safe. Her grandmother has been arrested. On Friday, November 24th police said four-year-old Kirsten Smith was believed to be with her grandmother, 43-year-old Kelly Smith, who did not have permission to take her. Kirsten is now safe and will be returned to her grandfather, Larry Smith — who is also Kirsten’s adoptive father. Smith told FOX6 News Kirsten’s grandmother — who used […]

  • Street Angels deliver hot meals on wheels for Milwaukee’s homeless

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee charity on wheels handed out much more than just hot meals this Thanksgiving. With the bus packed full of food, blankets and other basic necessities, it’s wheels up for the Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach on their Thanksgiving route Thursday, November 23rd. “Tonight we have 80 hot Thanksgiving turkey meals; pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars,” said Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach Co-founder, Shelly Sarasin.  Co-founder, Shelly Sarasin, says the group travels 45 miles throughout the city three times a […]

  • “Didn’t have enemies:” Police have no leads after man’s burned body found in garage near 45th and North

    MILWAUKEE — A 20-year-old Milwaukee man’s burned body was found in a garage near 45th and North on October 25th, and nearly a month later, his family is pleading for answers. No arrests have been made, and Dajon Grissett’s family has no idea why someone would kill him. On the day before Thanksgiving, Grissett’s mother shared a message to the community, and said she will not rest until she gets justice for her son. Dozens of glow-in-the-dark balloons on Wednesday, […]

  • “An important step forward:” Common Council approves ordinance that would fine parents of bullies

    RACINE — Parents in Racine are on the hook if their child is caught bullying, after the Racine Common Council on Tuesday, November 21st approved an anti-bullying ordinance that fines families of bullies. While the Racine Unified School District already has an anti-bullying policy, the city didn’t have an official stance on the issue. The ordinance condemns bullying among all ages and groups at school, online and throughout the community. It also imposes a punishment for people caught bullying multiple […]

  • “Think twice about their actions:” Proposed ordinance in Racine would ticket parents of bullies

    RACINE — A proposed anti-bullying ordinance in Racine could force parents to pay up to $1,000 if their child is caught bullying multiple times. Tuesday, November 21st, the Racine Common Council will vote to approve the ordinance that aims to spread awareness about bullying throughout the community. “This is opening up communication. Obviously, because around town everybody is talking about it,” said Racine Alderwoman Tracey Larrin. Alderwoman Tracey Larrin got the idea when a police officer asked her if anything could […]

  • “He’s going to be missed:” Parents of Angelo Quin are grateful for those who tried to save their son

    MILWAUKEE — The parents of a Milwaukee Army veteran hit and killed by a car on I-43 on Veterans Day are now speaking out for the first time about the incident. The parents of Angelo Quin arrived in Wisconsin from Tennessee on Wednesday, November 15th to bring their son’s body home. The past week has been a whirlwind of emotions. But in the wake of their sadness, they say they are also grateful for the people who tried to save […]

  • “Full of life:” Hundreds remember 14-year-old boy, who took his life due to extreme bullying

    GLENDALE — The Glendale-River Hills community has been stunned by the suicide of a middle school student, who took his own life this past weekend. Family members, classmates and school staff members gathered Thursday, November 16th to remember Quentin Espinoza. Hundreds showed up for a memorial service, open to the public. Quentin’s parents said they’re amazed by the love and support, but they said they want people to know their son’s death could’ve been prevented had someone spoken up about […]