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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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    MILWAUKEE — A Watertown woman will spend the next nine years in prison after a crash that killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk last April. Shaniece Davis had some words for the judge and victim’s family about that tragic day. Shaniece Davis entered a Milwaukee County courtroom Friday, Feb. 16th, to listen about the day Davis drove her SUV while under the influence of drugs. “I hope it haunts you until the day you die that you killed a person […]

  • Men from Sturgeon Bay arrested with 3 assault rifles in Homestead HS parking lot

    MEQUON — Two men, 19, from Sturgeon Bay, were arrested Saturday, Feb. 10 for possession of narcotics and firearms, including three assault rifles on the campus of Homestead High School — according to a letter from the Mequon-Thiensville School District Superintendent Matthew Joynt. Willard Hartman faces 11 charges: Possession of narcotic drugs Possession of a firearm on the grounds of a school (five counts) Carrying a concealed weapon (five counts) Benjamin Krohn faces 14 charges: Possession of narcotic drugs Carrying […]

  • Crash debris left on roadways causing concern in Milwaukee: ‘Speaks to a decline in the city’

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a problem that is especially noticeable when the snow starts to melt. The high number of car crashes in the City of Milwaukee are cause for concern long after the vehicles have been towed away. This is because some of the debris is never cleaned up. You don’t have to travel far to see the problem. After a crash Wednesday, Feb. 14 near 36th and Burleigh, there was debris left behind. Neighbors said sometimes the Department of […]

  • ‘Looking out for us:’ Neighbor uses snow to extinguish garage fire sparked by fireplace ashes

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — A Washington County family is grateful for the actions of a quick-thinking neighbor. The neighbor, in the Town of Wayne, saw ashes in the wind and followed them to find fire. “He was sitting in his living room,” said Jessica Staffin. “It almost looked like butterflies going through the air — but it was garbage.” Staffin’s next-door neighbor noticed something strange. “He’s always looking out for us. It’s just awesome,” said Staffin. He didn’t ignore it. “I […]

  • Milwaukee spends day digging out and having fun after snowstorm blasts SE Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Many in the Milwaukee area spent the day digging out. Snow covered streets, cars, and sidewalks kept people busy and the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is mounting a large cleanup operation beginning Friday night, February 9th. The DPW says, unless signs tell you differently, cars should be parked on the odd side of the street so plows can push back the snow. Saturday night, February 10th, on the even numbered side, they will do the […]

  • ‘It’s a scary thing:’ Plow, tow truck drivers urge motorists to move over, slow down

    MILWAUKEE — With a winter storm on the way, plow and tow truck drivers will be busy Thursday night, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9 — and before the first flakes flew in SE WI, they had an important message for others on the road. “People don’t think of us as emergency vehicles, but we are,” said James Poplawski of Jensen Towing. Poplawski said he’ll be on the road Thursday night, and he hopes he will not be accidentally struck. […]

  • ‘Put the guns down:’ 1 hurt after shots fired into homes in Milwaukee, West Allis

    MILWAUKEE/WEST ALLIS — Gunshots were fired into two homes overnight Tuesday, Feb. 6 in West Allis and Milwaukee. Officials said shots rang out around 1 a.m., at a house near 110th and West National in West Allis. Police rushed to the scene and confirmed gun violence. Fortunately, no one was hit inside the home. That wasn’t the case at the home hit near 62nd and Florist in Milwaukee. Not long after the West Allis shooting, shots were fired into the […]

  • Jury convicts Robert Tatum in new trial after 2010 shooting deaths of roommates

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County jury found Robert Tatum guilty on two counts of first degree intentional homicide on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Tatum got a new trial after he was not allowed to represent himself in the first — but the verdict was the same. He was found guilty in the 2010 shooting deaths of his roommates, Rahim Abdullah and Kyle Ippoliti. Tatum faces two life sentences. He already was convicted of the shotgun murders at a rooming house on Richards St. in […]

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  • Dennis Brantner found guilty after entering Alford plea in 1990 killing of Berit Beck

    FOND DU LAC CO. — It’s been a cold case for years. Then, the man investigators and prosecutors thought killed a young woman was not convicted. Now, after nearly three decades of investigations and legal procedures, the Berit Beck case has a killer who will face punishment. 64-year-old Dennis Brantner will be sentenced under the law and punishment that existed at the time of the murder. That said, he could be out of prison in a few years. The 1990 […]

  • ‘I’m sorry:’ Morgan Geyser committed to 40 years of supervision in Slenderman stabbing case

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  • Robert Tatum’s brother testifies as he represents himself in new trial after 2010 murder of roommates

    MILWAUKEE — A jury once convicted him of killing two people, but now, Robert Tatum is trying to get a new jury to set him free. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, we heard testimony from a very reluctant witness. Each day, when Tatum comes to court, there is a security procedure before the jury comes in. Tatum was uncuffed before he represented himself during his double homicide trial. On May 22, 2010, Rahim Abdella and Kyle Ippoliti were discovered dead from shotgun […]