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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.


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    Police urge drivers “to strongly consider a certain way to prevent your vehicle from being stolen”

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    “We live in fear:” Neighbors who live near scene of officer-involved shooting say violence has taken over

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    Attorney: Girl accused in Slenderman stabbing belongs in juvenile court

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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — More snow falling Tuesday evening, February 3rd means another reason to shovel. But with that comes a warning to be careful. This, after five people in the Milwaukee area have died this week while trying to clean up the snow. We all know how dangerous snow-covered walkways, driveways and sidewalks can be, but for some, cleaning up that snow can be deadly. A foot of snow was measured at General Mitchell International Airport by the time the […]

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