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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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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Nearly two months after she was shot in the head while playing on a playground near 28th and Clarke — just feet from her home, 10-year-old Sierra Guyton passed away this weekend. She was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, July 13th. A vigil was held for Monday evening in Sierra’s honor. “She was a very happy child and I am going to miss her very much,” Lois Sneed said. The kids in Room 26 […]

  • Paul Weiser

    Back in jail: Years ago, a sex offender wrote “Dear Abby” about his fantasies, so what now?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 40-year-old Paul Weiser, a registered sex offender, has been out of jail on supervision living on the Milwaukee’s south side. New charges came down on Friday, July 11th, and Weiser is back serving time. Brandie Chidester knows what it’s like to live across the street from a registered child sex offender, having two children herself. “We had to live with this for the last eight, twelve years,” says Chidester. “Kids always had to stay in the back. They’re […]

  • Steven Zelich

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    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Personnel files released from West Allis Police Department detail numerous accusations against former West Allis police officer Steven Zelich. 52-year-old Zelich has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse — after the bodies of two women were found stuffed in suitcases in the Town of Geneva last month. FOX6 News has tracked down a couple business owners who say they had concerns about Zelich more than a decade ago! It wasn’t the lights or […]

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    Personnel file out of West Allis PD shows years of allegations against Steven Zelich…from women

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A personnel file…three to four inches thick! FOX6 News has obtained the personnel records for former West Allis police officer Steven Zelich. Zelich has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse — after the bodies of two women, one from Minnesota, and one from Oregon were found stuffed in suitcases discovered on the side of the road in the Town of Geneva last month. Zelich’s personnel files show women — including a hairstylist, exotic […]

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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee community activist who has taken to the streets with marches is now taking his message to YouTube. Tory Lowe has created a music video — and it highlights some of Milwaukee’s most controversial conflicts with police. The video premiered on July 5th, and is Tory Lowe’s latest effort to focus attention on recent community conflicts with police. “Looking at everything — I think this song is appropriate,” Lowe said. The music video, posted to YouTube […]

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  • Jenny Gamez

    Positively identified: Officials in Walworth Co. say unidentified body found in suitcase is Jenny Gamez of Oregon

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    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say the suspect in a brutal homicide that occurred on Tuesday evening, June 24th near 24th Place and Melvina has turned himself in to police. Police say he is a 52-year-old Milwaukee man — and the boyfriend of the victim. Police say a 60-year-old woman was stabbed repeatedly. Police were called to the scene around 5:30 p.m. for a domestic incident. When they arrived, they found a woman who died as a result of multiple stab […]

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