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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 — From scientific evidence to information from the community, the investigation continues into who killed a six-year-old Milwaukee boy Saturday, July 22nd. Arrests have been made in connection with the case involving the death of Justin Evans Jr., but police haven’t found the shooter. Meanwhile, Evans Jr.’s family is working on funeral plans for the little boy who will not see his seventh birthday in September. There have been arrests in connection with the incident but so far police […]

  • Family says 6-year-old’s dad found out about his son’s death in jail: “We want him at the funeral”

    MILWAUKEE — A source told FOX6 News Monday, July 24th multiple arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of six-year-old Justin Evans Jr. He was struck by a stray bullet Saturday evening, July 22nd near 23rd and Nash — as he was about to head up to Green Bay with family for a fishing trip. Police have not confirmed the arrests, but said they have talked to multiple witnesses, and are making progress in their investigation. Meanwhile, […]

  • “Definitely scary:” Kenosha police warn public after men in white van approached, followed children

    KENOSHA — For the second time in two days, Kenosha police said Thursday, July 20th there are reports of men in vehicles following or approaching possible victims at different locations in the city. “The van was over here like twice (Wednesday),” said Kaylea Degrazio. Police said a woman on Wednesday reported that her seven-year-old daughter and her six-year-old nephew were walking home from school in the area of 50th Avenue and 58th Street around 1:00 p.m. when they were followed by […]

  • “In the air and everything:” Family says black mold is to blame for death of 7-week-old Milwaukee boy

    MILWAUKEE — Just seven weeks old, a baby died mysteriously at a Milwaukee home near 12th and Center on June 27th. Now, his parents suspect one thing may have led to his death — and they want it investigated further. Family members of Mau’rion Williams said they’ve been complaining about black mold in the duplex they are living in. They said another person in the home died after having breathing problems in February. Williams was healthy at birth, according to his […]

  • “They were slowly following me:” Woman says 2 men in pickup truck tried to abduct her in Kenosha

    KENOSHA — Officials are warning the public after an attempted abduction of a young woman in Kenosha. The story is frighteningly similar to another attempted abduction that happened near 91st and Good Hope in Milwaukee. The women indicated two men in a white pickup truck approached them aggressively and wanted them to get into their truck. “I turned around and they were slowly following me behind me,” said one of the victims. That woman, who did not want to be […]

  • Water levels receding, but there’s plenty to clean up in Racine and Kenosha Counties

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  • Burlington flooding: Curfew in effect for 3rd night; Echo Lake Dam slowly opened

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  • No charges to be issued against officer involved in death of Bruce Young

    MILWAUKEE — A man running from law enforcement back in December wound up dead on Milwaukee’s south side, and there were a lot of questions as to how. Now, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is releasing its reports, showing 40-year-old Bruce Young was hit by a minivan driven by a federal agent — but they say that’s not how Young died. It all happened within seconds. The department of justice says Young was hit by the van on December 15, […]

  • “All the roads are closed:” Water pours into highways, streets in Walworth Co., making travel difficult

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  • “Conduct has escalated:” $10K bail for man accused of fleeing standoff after domestic incident in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Nasar Gregory is accused of strangling, biting and beating his girlfriend and striking her children. It all happened Friday, July 7th and Gregory was on the run until he turned himself in on Sunday, July 9th. He made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, July 11th. His girlfriend was in court to watch the preceding and was led out under the protection of a Waukesha County deputy. At 24 years old, Gregory has been arrested 19 times in […]

  • “A lot of emotion in this case:” Attorneys in Slenderman stabbing case argue for sequestered jury

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  • “He’ll fight every police officer:” Search is on for Nasar Gregory, accused of fleeing standoff

    WAUKESHA — A Waukesha neighborhood is cordoned off as law enforcement rushes to help a mother and her three children. They were trying to escape harm, and now that suspect is on the run.  Waukesha police are currently searching for 24-year-old Nasar Gregory — after he got away from authorities during a standoff in Waukesha early Friday morning, July 7th. Gregory is now facing the following charges: Strangulation and suffocation, domestic abuse Felony intimidation of a victim, domestic abuse Two […]