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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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  • “Not uncommon:” Chief Flynn speaks out after horrifying sidewalk shooting caught on camera; 1 killed

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on Tuesday, September 19th spoke out about a sidewalk shooting caught on camera near 23rd and State early Sunday, September 17th. A 36-year-old man lost his life as a result — and the video is horrifying. In the surveillance video, a suspect is seen unloading a long gun that looks like an assault rifle from a vehicle, and firing numerous shots rapidly. Bullets can be seen in the video sparking as they hit […]

  • “Can’t find my son:” 39-year-old man in custody after bicyclist struck, killed by hit-and-run driver

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  • Slenderman stabbing case: Jury in trial of Anissa Weier expected to get case Friday

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  • Slenderman trial: Lawyers attempt to show jury Anissa Weier was delusional

    WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County jury learned on Wednesday, September 13th about the first interviews after the vicious stabbing of a 12-year-old girl. This, in the so-called Slenderman trial of Anissa Weier. Weier’s lawyers are trying to show the jury that Weier was delusional when she was involved in the stabbing of a classmate — stabbed 19 times three years ago for Slenderman. The jury on Wednesday watched parts of Weier’s confession video, where it was Weier who told Morgan […]

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    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Testimony in the so-called Slenderman trial began on Tuesday, September 12th — and the jury heard evidence to determine whether Anissa Weier was mentally ill when she was involved in stabbing a classmate. Weier told investigators she helped stab a classmate was convinced the crime would protect her and her family from a horror character called Slenderman who she thought was real, her attorney told jurors Tuesday. The defense is trying to convince jurors that Weier was suffering […]

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