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People ask me what it’s like to be a TV reporter. There’s no private office. There’s no one who does my hair and makeup.

But I can tell you it’s one of the best jobs in the world. That’s why I consider myself lucky to have been doing it for more than thirty years in Wisconsin.

Every day, reporters get to go places they might never see otherwise. I’ve had the opportunity to interview presidents, movie stars, and every day people doing extraordinary things. Then I get to write about it and share it.

I started learning to write in Sherman grade school in Milwaukee. Then I continued writing for the Nicolet High School Knight’s Page. I later went to UW-Madison. While in college I worked at the Wisconsin State Capitol, as a legislative page and aide to a State Senator. After graduating the journalism program, I worked for WISM radio in Madison and WKOW-TV in Madison. Then I got the chance to come back home to Milwaukee to work for WITI-TV6.

Through the years I’ve been honored with numerous reporting awards from the Wisconsin Press Club, Associated Press, Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Award and even an Emmy for a documentary on domestic violence. There was also a Citizen Award from the Milwaukee Police Department for helping to catch a couple of robbers. But the true reward is realizing that somehow I might have helped someone.

An unbelievable opportunity for that realization was when I traveled to Romania three times to report on orphans that were available for adoption. 200 abandoned children were adopted by Wisconsin families after my reports.

Back in Milwaukee, there will probably never be a fancy office or someone to do my hair and makeup, but I think I get something a lot more important.

Thanks for watching and caring.


Recent Articles
  • Police: 4 hurt, 2 seriously, following separate shooting incidents in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — It was a familiar call in the City of Milwaukee overnight Thursday night, August 17th and early Friday morning, August 18th. At least four people were shot. Fortunately, no one fatally at this time. As Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett works on the city’s next budget, he’s keeping police and fire departments at top of mind. The first shooting happened around 9:00 p.m. near 10th and Capitol. According to police, a 20-year-old man was shot during an apparent robbery. The victim […]

  • Exonerated after 24 years, man accused of stealing loaded gun — and he won’t tell police where it is

    MILWAUKEE — An accused burglar told police he stole a gun to kill himself, but the reason he may have been suicidal was something that may have been decades in the making. FOX6 News shared information about a burglary that happened near 17th and Hampton. The public helped identify the suspect caught on surveillance camera — but the story doesn’t end there. On August 1st, Rebecca Doberstein came face-to-face with a guy caught on camera burglarizing her home. “There’s a […]

  • Kenosha alderman accused of stalking ex-girlfriend for 3 years; ignoring warnings to stop

    KENOSHA — Kenosha Alderman John Ruffolo has been charged with stalking, accused of harassing his ex-girlfriend for more than three years — sometimes hourly, and ignoring warnings from police to stop. He appeared in court on Wednesday, August 16th — and cash bond was set at $10,000. Because Ruffolo is an elected official, Mount Pleasant police investigated, and Ruffolo was charged by a state prosecutor with the Wisconsin DOJ. The criminal complaint against Ruffolo says between February 2013 and July 2017, […]

  • “Blood everywhere:” 15-year-old boy taken into custody following knife attack in Cudahy

    CUDAHY — It was a bloody scene as two teens fought in Cudahy Monday night, August 14th. A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody following a knife attack that happened in the area of Kingan and Lunham — another boy is recovering from stab wounds. Police say the fight happened around 9:30 p.m., and neighbors ran out of their house to help stop it. “‘I’m going to kill you’ — super loud. I’m like, ‘no — let’s go check it out.’ […]

  • 18-year-old alleged drug dealer arrested in Racine County with $2,500 worth of pot, AR-15

    RACINE COUNTY — A 18-year-old Racine County man is facing several drug-related charges after search warrants executed at two homes he’s connected with uncovered more than $2,500 worth of marijuana, drug packaging materials, an AR-15 rifle and thousands in cash. Isaiah Jones is facing the following charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia Maintaining a drug trafficking place Possession with intent to deliver or manufacture THC Officials say agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit and K-9 officers executed the search warrant early […]

  • Homicide charges filed after man killed at Tastee Twist ice cream stand, allegedly in retaliation

    MILWAUKEE — Charges have been filed in connection with the fatal shooting August 4th at an ice cream stand near North and Teutonia in Milwaukee. 32-year-old Otha Brown of Milwaukee faces one count of first degree intentional homicide as party to a crime for the death of  26-year-old Jerome Johnson, shot and killed on August 4th near North and Teutonia. According to a criminal complaint, around noon on August 4th, police were dispatched to the area for a shooting at the […]

  • Nearly 2 dozen garbage bins set on fire in Riverwest neighborhood: “Lucky nobody got hurt”

    RIVERWEST — Milwaukee police and fire officials were busy early Wednesday, August 9th — responding to a large number of trash fires in the Riverwest neighborhood. It seems someone started as many as 20 fires in alleys near Booth and Wright Streets. Police are looking for the person who set the fires around 4:00 a.m. Some of them damaged siding and burned very close to homes. “I have a wife and a kid here and it was pretty close to […]

  • Dominican teacher who committed suicide had divorce proceeding scheduled Monday

    WHITEFISH BAY — A teacher at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay died Monday, August 7th amid an investigation into child pornography and inappropriate relations with a student. Police said they responded to a suicide in Riverwest on Monday night. What allegedly led up to it is both complex and tragic. In a letter to parents, school administration officials identified the teacher as 39-year-old Christian Tomsey. He was an English teacher. School officials said a graduate alleged she and Tomsey […]

  • Police: Gymnastics coach arrested, accused of exposing child to pornographic material 

    BROWN DEER — A 36-year-old West Allis man, a gymnastics coach at a Brown Deer gym has been arrested — accused of exposing a child to pornographic material. According to Brown Deer police, their department received a complaint on July 24th from staff at Infinite Gymnastics about possible inappropriate behavior occurring between a gymnastics coach, a long-time employee at the gym, and a student. An investigation into the allegation was initiated and it was determined that no sexual assault had […]

  • 4 in custody in connection with hit-and-run crash that injured MPD officer; striking vehicle sought

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say four people have been taken into custody following a hit-and-run crash that injured an MPD motorcycle officer near 27th Clybourn. They are two 17-year-old boys, a 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man. The crash happened Thursday, as a motorcycle officer, with his lights on, tried to stop a suspicious vehicle by pulling in front of it. The SUV hit him and took off. It was captured by two surveillance cameras. “The officer seemed to get hit by […]

  • “Heard a horrific noise:” Search for 2 drivers involved in hit-and-run crash that injured MPD officer

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are searching for the drivers of two vehicles who were part of a hit-and-run crash that injured a MPD officer. “I heard a horrific noise,” said Holly Brown, a witness to the wreck.” Two motorcycle officers from MPD’s Neighborhood Task Force were deployed as part of DDACTS (Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety) near N. 27th Street and W. Clybourn Street around 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, August 3rd.  A vehicle was traveling at a high rate […]

  • “I lock everything twice:” Doorbell camera catches picture of burglar now on the run

    MILWAUKEE — A doorbell camera captured the face of a man who came face to face with his victim just before midnight Tuesday, August 1st. “I started to come up the stairs,” burglary victim Rebecca Doberstein said. Doberstein was doing some cleaning at her home near 70th and Hampton when she got, “about a third of the way up the stairs and then I heard more noise and stopped. As I’m looking up the stairs coming around from the doorway, […]