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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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    On day two of transit strike, federal mediator says he’ll change his schedule to resume negotiations

    MILWAUKEE — Thursday, July 2nd marked day two of the transit strike — and people once again had to scramble to find another way to and from work. MCTS bus drivers went on strike at 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st after they couldn’t reach a contract agreement with Milwaukee County. The strike is set to continue until 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th. On Wednesday, FOX6 News reported that the two sides in this case — MCTS and Amalgamated Transit Union Local […]

  • Bus drivers strike

    MCTS bus drivers strike, service suspended until 3 a.m. July 4th

    MILWAUKEE — Bus service in Milwaukee County has been suspended. Workers went on strike at 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st after they couldn’t reach a contract agreement with Milwaukee County. The strike is set to continue until 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th. Milwaukee County bus drivers were on the street on Wednesday — manning the picket lines instead of driving buses. But leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 say they’re not calling this a strike. Instead, they’re calling it […]

  • Taxi services

    Transit union leaders call for 72-hour “work stoppage:” Alternatives for getting around town

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) officials say members of Milwaukee County’s transit union have called for a strike — and bus service will be suspended effective 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1st. But leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 say they’re not calling this a strike. Instead, they’re calling it a “work stoppage.” Union leaders say all ATU employees will be taking part in this “work stoppage” that will begin at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday and continue for 72 hours […]

  • Alena Joling

    Woman recovering from high-profile assault says she was discriminated against at Landmark Lanes

    MILWAUKEE — A controversy is brewing at Milwaukee’s Landmark Lanes. A woman says she was told she couldn’t come in because her appearance didn’t match the photograph on her driver’s license. That has some in the LGBT community asking folks to boycott Landmark Lanes. Alena Joling is recovering from a highly-publicized assault. In December, Joling fought off a man who was trying to rape her in Riverwest. 33-year-old Derrick Brown was found guilty of attempted sexual assault, kidnapping and battery. He will be […]

  • 511 Wisconsin app

    Be in the know before you go: New 511 Wisconsin app delivers real-time traffic info

    MILWAUKEE — How often have you been stuck in traffic — wondering what’s going on that’s causing all the delays? Well wonder no more! There’s a new app — and it’ll allow you to get real-time traffic information sent straight to your smartphone! Traffic on Wisconsin roadways is monitored around-the-clock at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s “Traffic Operations Center” in downtown Milwaukee. “We’re sitting in a 24/7/365 operations center,” Paul Keltner, Wisconsin DOT traffic management supervisor said. No matter the time of […]

  • Emily Gabel & Jesse James Bullis

    Victimizing those in mourning: Two arrested for burglarizing homes while families attend funerals

    MUSKEGO — A couple from Hartford is accused of victimizing those who are already victims of grief. A 31-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman are now charged with burglarizing one home while the family was at a loved ones funeral. And there are more charges possible on the horizon. A criminal complaint says Emily Gabel told police she was in on the funeral burglaries. She told police a group has been burglarizing homes while people were at funerals. Jewelry, electronics, […]

  • Mick Jagger at Summerfest

    Some at Rolling Stones concert learn tough lesson: “Don’t hand your money to someone in a parking lot”

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest’s 11-day run is officially underway. The gates opened at Maier Festival Park on Wednesday, June 24th at noon. But Tuesday night was the unofficial start to the Big Gig, with the legendary Rolling Stones taking the stage at the Marcus Amphitheater. It was a highly anticipated show that drew folks from around the world — but some found they couldn’t get into the show when they got to the gates. Tickets for The Rolling Stones show at […]

  • Horicon Marsh

    Latest: Man dies after incident in Horicon Marsh

    HORICON — A 62-year-old man died after an incident involving a kayak in the Horicon Marsh on Tuesday, June 23rd. Officials say Horicon police officers, the Horicon Fire Department and EMS as well as the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the marsh shoreline Tuesday morning — for a kayak accident with a possible drowning. The man had apparently rented a kayak with his family — and ended up in the water behind the John Deere plant. When first […]

  • Franklin Public Library

    “We went old school:” Power outages impact story time, book check-outs at Franklin Public Library

    FRANKLIN — The first of two expected rounds of storms moved through Monday morning, June 22nd — and left damage in their wake. Trees were downed, and a We Energies spokeswoman says 25,000 people were without power Monday afternoon. That was the peak of the power outages. Franklin was one area where folks were dealing with power outages on Monday. High winds with this first round of storms led to damage in some areas. In Franklin, a light post fell in […]

  • Wauwatosa detective shot near 60th & Good Hope

    “It’s a manhunt in our neighborhood:” Witnesses react to shooting of Wauwatosa detective

    WAUWATOSA — A Wauwatosa police detective is shot Friday morning, June 19th while trying to arrest a burglary suspect. Now the biggest question is, where is the shooter, 20-year-old Najee Harmon? Several Milwaukee neighborhoods were in the middle of the manhunt. A large area from North 60th and Good Hope down to Green Tree was blocked off. Police dogs and SWAT teams combed the area. After several hours of searching, authorities continued their search for 20-year-old Najee Harmon, near N. 13th […]

  • Geyser

    “She continues to believe Slenderman is real:” Psychiatrists push for juvenile court during Morgan Geyser’s hearing

    WAUKESHA — A young girl and a rare case of schizophrenia. That’s why experts say 13-year-old Morgan Geyser stabbed a classmate last year — trying to kill her to appease the fictional character Slenderman. Now the question before the judge, — should Geyser’s case stay in adult court or be moved to the juvenile court? If Geyser is moved into juvenile court, she could get mental health treatment, but only be under court authority until age 18. If in the adult court […]

  • Morgan Geyser

    Adult or children’s court? Psychologist discusses mental health of Morgan Geyser, charged in “Slenderman” stabbing

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — She sometimes sleeps on the floor, sits under tables, talks to fictional characters and acts like a cat. The bizarre behaviors of 13-year-old Morgan Geyser were described in a Waukesha County courtroom Wednesday, June 17th. Geyser is one of two girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times in the woods in Waukesha to please the fictional character Slenderman. The victim survived. Now, a judge must decide whether Geyser should be tried in adult or juvenile court. […]

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