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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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    Wisconsin Supreme Court ends probe into Governor Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday, July 16th ruled to end a John Doe investigation into Governor Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. It is being called a landmark decision — one that will change the way political campaigns are run in Wisconsin. It’s also being called a victory for Governor Walker — clearing his path for his presidential bid. The Wisconsin Supreme Court put out a decision that says Walker’s campaign did nothing wrong when it coordinated with […]

  • Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

    Senate passes Bucks arena funding bill, but some concerned about Milwaukee County’s end of the deal

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday, July 15th passed Senate Bill 209 — a funding plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee. The vote was 21-10 to approve $250 million in public funding for the arena. The bipartisan agreement came with some last-minute changes — changes not everyone is happy with. Milwaukee County is on the hook for $80 million, and that won’t be funded with unpaid debt. The most notable change to the $250 million […]

  • Governor Scott Walker in Vegas

    “I’m asking for your vote:” Gov. Walker makes first campaign stop since launching bid for White House

    LAS VEGAS — Less than 24 hours after making his bid for the White House official, Governor Scott Walker made his first official campaign stop at the Red Rock Harley-Davidson dealership in Las Vegas. “I’m running for president and I’m asking for your vote,” Walker said. Nevada is one of the first of the western states to have a primary election. “I’m for transferring power from Washington and sending it to the hardworking taxpayers across America. That’s reform. I’m for a […]

  • Scott Walker presidential announcement at Waukesha County Expo Center

    “Big Scott Walker fans:” Thousands fill Waukesha County Expo Center for governor’s announcement

    WAUKESHA — It has been speculation for months, and on Monday, July 13th, it was made official. Governor Scott Walker is running for president. The day began with a YouTube video and a tweet on Twitter from Scott Walker’s campaign. I'm in. I'm running for president because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them. – SW http://t.co/DZG253QjfP #Walker16 — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 13, 2015 Then, folks began lining up at the Waukesha County Expo Center, […]

  • N. 3rd and Concordia Avenue

    15-year-old boy struck by gunfire on Milwaukee basketball court

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 15-year-old boy has been shot near the intersection of N. 3rd and Concordia Avenue. The shooting took place on Friday, July 10th shortly after 8:30 p.m. Police say the teenage boy was leaving after playing basketball at a nearby school playground when he was struck by gunfire in the stomach. When police arrived, they say the boy was conscious and in good spirits. He was transported to Children’s Hospital and police consider his injuries to be serious. […]

  • Andre Lee

    “Being positive in the music:” Milwaukee rapper makes effort to stop city’s violence through song

    MILWAUKEE — What a violent week it has been in Milwaukee. More than 20 shootings have happened in just the past seven days — many of them fatal. Some members of the Milwaukee community are moving forward as the bullets keep flying. Last week’s shooting was near the 2200 block of Lake Drive. Friday night, July 10th a 28-year-old woman is expected to survive the most recent shooting in another part of town. Police say it was an innocent bystander. While […]

  • MCTS bus drivers rally at the Milwaukee County Courthouse

    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, […]


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