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

  • 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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    ixonia cornfield
  • 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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    Fatal crash involving West Allis police squad
  • Study ranks Milw. Co. one of the unhealthiest counties in country

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:48pm, March 26, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — How long will you live? How healthy will you be? They are questions difficult to predict, but...
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    City of Milwaukee skyline
  • Voters in Milw. Co. to decide how much Supervisors should be paid

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 08:09pm, March 25, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Tuesday, April 1st, voters in Milwaukee County will see a referendum on the ballot that has been...
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    Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
  • Ticket brokers surprised by lack of interest in Anaheim trip

    Posted on: 4:10 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 07:28pm, March 24, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Wisconsin Badgers take on Baylor on Thursday, March 27th in Anaheim — in the NCAA Tournament’s...
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    Badgers Basketball
  • Cluttered homes prove hazardous in emergency situations

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    HALES CORNER (WITI) — Hales Corners firefighters say they encountered a home full of clutter when battling a house fire...
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    cluttered home
  • Police say four-year-old shot near 45th & Locust shot himself

    Posted on: 10:55 am, March 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:13pm, March 20, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – The four-year-old child shot near N. 45th and Locust on Wednesday night, March 19th is still undergoing treatment...
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    child shot
  • “It’s pure science:” Local teachers slated for NASA journey

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 07:52pm, March 19, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Two Milwaukee-area teachers will be heading to a special place — out of this world, you might...
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    Jean Creighton, Kathy Gustavson
  • Cleanup downtown continues as clock ticks toward Tourney

    Posted on: 5:15 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 08:10pm, March 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – As the Panthers leave Milwaukee headed for Buffalo, where they’ll play Villanova in the first round of the...
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    cleanup
  • Husband and wife, both in law enforcement, resign over sexting incident

    Posted on: 11:47 am, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:21pm, March 12, 2014

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — A husband and wife — both in law enforcement resign in Waukesha. This, after each of them...
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    Waukesha Police Department
  • Former Milwaukee Co. Executive Tom Ament dies at 76 years old

    Posted on: 11:27 am, March 11, 2014, by , and , updated on: 08:02pm, March 11, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament has died from complications of lung cancer at the age of...
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    Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament