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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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  • “It’s sad:” West Allis police work to capture graffiti suspect caught on camera

    WEST ALLIS — West Allis police need your help identifying and apprehending a suspect wanted in connection with multiple acts of graffiti that occurred early Sunday morning, October 15th — targeting businesses. The acts occurred between the 7000-7400 blocks of W. Greenfield Avenue, and business owners have called the suspect’s actions annoying and disrespectful. Graffiti along W. Greenfield has apparently been a problem for years. “Nowadays you just take it with the times,” Don Minch said. Minch said when he returned […]

  • 3rd OWI: Driver who killed 2 in 2003 injured after crashing vehicle into home

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  • “In shock over this:” Oak Creek teacher charged with having sex with 15-year-old student

    OAK CREEK — Shocked and sickened — that’s how the superintendent describes the feelings after a well-respected teacher at Oak Creek High School was charged with sexually assaulting a child. Michael Jossie, 39, is well known in the Oak Creek community as the head high school basketball coach. He is a teacher for special ed students. Monday, October 9th, police say a female worker at the school unlocked a classroom. Inside, she discovered Jossie and a 15-year-old girl sitting on […]

  • Lawmaker pushing for tougher laws speaks out after alleged wrong-way, drunk driver caught on camera

    OAK CREEK — An alleged wrong-way driver struck not one, but two vehicles during a pursuit in Oak Creek — one of them a squad car, and it was all caught on camera. Police say weapons, and his four-year-old son were in his vehicle at the time. A Wisconsin lawmaker pushing for tougher drunk driving laws is speaking out about this case. It happened on westbound Ryan Road, just after midnight Sunday, October 8th. The dash cam video comes at […]

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    MILWAUKEE — Eleven people died in Milwaukee County in four days as a result of drug overdoses. On Monday, October 9th, hotel maintenance discovered two bodies at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, and on Monday night, a 16-year-old was found dead in a vehicle. The most recent overdose victim from Milwaukee County was discovered near 41st and Kaul, near subsidized housing units. The 16-year-old was far from his Nashotah home, and far from the Dousman party he’d been at. “This is […]

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  • Man who admits to having “weird sexual thoughts,” accused of sexually assaulting 3 children

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  • Captured: Milwaukee Co. sheriff’s officials say alleged I-43 shooter now in custody

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