Myra Sanchick

Reporter

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.

Recent Articles

  • Local educators return to Earth after incredible NASA voyage

    Posted on: 9:32 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 10:02pm, April 13, 2014

    GLENDALE/MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Imagine an English teacher getting the opportunity to chat with Shakespeare. That’s sort of like what two...
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    Kathy Gustavson and Jean Creighton
  • Carl Zimmermann, Milwaukee TV news pioneer, dead at 96

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:27pm, April 13, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Former TV-6 anchor and news director Carl Zimmermann died on Friday afternoon, April 11th. He was 96 years...
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  • If you get a call asking you to dial 112, police say DON’T DO IT

    Posted on: 11:44 am, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 02:19pm, April 12, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — Police in southeastern Wisconsin are warning residents of a scam that causes them to call 911 unintentionally....
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  • Two-year-old boy shot, injured while inside his home watching TV

    Posted on: 5:42 am, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 05:36pm, April 10, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a two-year-old boy was the victim of a shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday...
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  • Woman shot near 24th & Center was on her way to hospital to see her father

    Posted on: 4:00 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:21pm, April 9, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News has learned the 29-year-old woman who was shot and killed while stopped at the intersection...
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    Dricka Hodges
  • Former Milwaukee Police officer takes stand in excessive force trial

    Posted on: 8:59 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee police officer, fired after accusations he used excessive force on a prisoner is now fighting...
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    Rodney Lloyd
  • Mother of boy shot while playing with gun says he is doing better

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, April 4, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The mother of a four-year-old boy who was shot while playing with a gun spoke with FOX6...
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    Laquida Moffett-Jordan
  • Officials say body found in Ixonia cornfield is not Kelly Dwyer

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 06:17am, April 3, 2014

    IXONIA (WITI) — Jefferson County authorities have confirmed to FOX6 that the woman’s body found in a Town of Ixonia...
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  • Body of 57-year-old man discovered in wooded area in Wauwatosa

    Posted on: 1:49 pm, April 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:30pm, April 1, 2014

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a “skeletonized body” has been discovered near Underwood Parkway and Bluemound...
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  • Autopsy completed on body discovered in Ixonia, identity still a mystery

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    TOWN OF IXONIA (WITI) — An autopsy has been completed on a body discovered in a cornfield in the Town...
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  • Loaded gun discovered in restroom of Elmbrook Church

    Posted on: 4:41 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 10:13pm, March 28, 2014

    BROOKFIELD (WITI) — The Brookfield Police Department is investigating an incident where a loaded gun was found in the bathroom...
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    Elmbrook Church
  • State Patrol investigates crash that killed 81-year-old man

    Posted on: 4:19 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 09:49pm, March 27, 2014

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — The Wisconsin State Patrol is now investigating a crash in West Allis that left an 81-year-old...
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