• Follow me on:

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
  • L.C. Streeter

    “That’s the man who did this to me:” Victim recalls being assaulted by L.C. Streeter

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee sex offender is on the loose, and he has a history of sexual violence. It’s enough to concern police and the community. But can you imagine what one of his victims is thinking? “I saw his face and I said, ‘Oh my God. That’s the man who did this to me,'” said the victim, who spoke exclusively with FOX6 News and wishes to remain anonymous. Milwaukee police say L.C. Streeter, a violent sex offender, disappeared this week. […]

  • Sabrina Marshall

    “He almost killed me:” Woman says ex-boyfriend who’s been stalking her opened fire on her

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman tells FOX6 News she has been stalked for more than a year — and on Tuesday afternoon, November 24th, she was nearly shot by the suspect. Through tears, the woman told FOX6 News she hasn’t been able to get away from this guy — and now, Milwaukee police are looking for him. “I just want him away from me. I don’t want to be involved — nothing — period,” Sabrina Marshall said. Marshall says an ex-boyfriend […]

  • Laughing Jack

    Indiana girl accused in “Creepypasta” stabbing case; how it’s different from the “Slenderman” case

    ELKHART COUNTY, Indiana/WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wisconsin — A case out of Indiana has some similarities with a high-profile case out of Waukesha County. A 12-year-old girl heard voices — and stabbed another person. FOX6 News spoke with the mother of Morgan Geyser about this similar case. Geyser and another young girl, Anissa Weier are accused of trying to kill a classmate when they were 12 years old — to appease the fictional horror character Slenderman. But there are distinct differences between the case out of […]

  • Armond Curry

    “He’s not a bad father:” Milwaukee man accused of not paying child support for his 17 kids

    MILWAUKEE — He’s either one of the worst deadbeat dads in Wisconsin, or a great, involved father — depending on who you ask. Police are searching for a Milwaukee man to pay his child support for his 17 children. Milwaukee police are looking for 36-year-old Armond Curry. He’s also known by his hip hop name, “Money G Allstar Mack,” at times being a prolific songwriter. But a criminal complaint suggests Curry is prolific in another way. He has fathered 17 children and […]

  • Andrew Emer

    “This guy just comes right in front of my van:” Charges filed in fatal hit-and-run near Layton & Rogers

    MILWAUKEE — Criminal charges have been filed in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened near the intersection of Layton Boulevard and Rogers Street in Milwaukee on Tuesday evening, November 17th. 64-year-old David Montanez died at the hospital following this crash. Neighbors tell FOX6 News Montanez would get off the bus frequently and cross Layton Boulevard to head home. The problem is, he had extreme difficulty walking. “He’d always try to cross the street always and a lot of people […]

  • Marquette Journal

    “He was a very decent guy:” Restaurant owner remembers 64-year-old man killed in hit-and-run

    MILWAUKEE — A 73-year-old man is in custody after a fatal hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s south side. It happened on Tuesday evening, November 17th — and a 64-year-old man died as a result of the crash. While the case against the driver of the striking vehicle is on its way to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, the victim’s story is one that some are focusing on. The crash happened near Layton Boulevard and Rogers Street as rain fell Tuesday […]

  • Barbara Killebrew

    “She’s bleeding to death!” Chilling 911 calls show help didn’t immediately arrive after stabbing

    MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News has obtained chilling 911 calls for help in the case of 60-year-old Barbara Killebrew, who died after she was stabbed repeatedly on June 24th, 2014 near 24th Place and Melvina in Milwaukee. Despite three 911 calls, help didn’t arrive until 22 minutes later. Killebrew’s life could not be saved. On Tuesday, November 17th, FOX6’s request for records in this case was granted — the 911 calls a graphic reminder of the day Killebrew was killed. Dispatcher: “911 […]

  • Ben Winding

    UW student studying in Paris says he nearly visited restaurant that was attacked: “So glad we didn’t”

    MILWAUKEE — A vigil was held on the UW-Milwaukee campus on Monday, November 16th to honor the at least 129 people killed in the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13th. Many college students choose to study abroad. Mark Eckman runs the study abroad program at UWM, and told FOX6 News on Friday the school had six students in France. UW-Madison officials reported on Friday all of its students studying in France were safe. FOX6 News spoke with one of […]

  • James Foley

    James Foley’s parents say ‘Jihadi John’ killing does nothing to bring back their son

    MILWAUKEE — The Pentagon says the face of ISIS terrorism was the target of a recent airstrike in Syria. Mohammed Emwazi, known as “Jihadi John,” was a brutal executioner, whose videotapes of beheadings horrified the world. While this news is reaching throughout the world, it is especially important in Milwaukee — where one of Jihadi John’s victims, James Foley, used to live as a Marquette student. Now, the most wanted terrorism target of the Western world, Jihadi John, may be dead. […]

  • Shantrell Lyons, Shaheem Smith, Antonio Smith and Lorenzo Beaton

    “We were able to prevent a homicide:” Four accused of conspiring to kill witness to fatal shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Some say this is a case that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: Milwaukee County officials protect a witness to a murder — whisking him out of harm’s way moments before he was to be killed. Now, four people are in custody for their role in a conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges on Thursday morning, November 12th. Lorenzo Beaton, Shantrell Lyons, Antonio Smith and Shaheem Smith […]

  • Pick 'n Save

    “We are excited:” Kroger, Roundy’s announce definitive merger agreement

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a huge deal that may change the way you buy groceries. In an $800 million purchase, Roundy’s is being bought by Kroger — one of the largest grocery store corporations in the country. The merger is being called a positive for everyone — from workers to customers. FOX6 News found no shortage of Pick ‘n Save fans at the store on Milwaukee’s East Side. “I like the prices and they have sales and I really like their sales,” […]

  • Dontre Hamilton and Christopher Manney

    DOJ: “Insufficient evidence” to pursue federal civil rights charges in Dontre Hamilton case

    MILWAUKEE — The Justice Department announced on Tuesday, November 10th that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney for the death of Dontre Hamilton at Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park on April 30, 2014. Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI met with Hamilton’s family and their representatives on Tuesday morning to inform them of this decision. Federal authorities say […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,059 other followers