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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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    “This was very easy access:” Thieves target vehicles left running to warm up in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK — We all know it’s tempting on a cold morning, just for a few moments, to warm up your car in your driveway before you get in. This creates a tempting situation for thieves. The desire to get into a warm car leads us to start the engine, and then run back inside for a bit with the car running. In Oak Creek on Thursday, February 2nd, thieves wanted to get into a warm car as well — and did […]

  • Crash near 32nd & Hampton

    2 dead after vehicle slams into bridge pillar on Milwaukee’s north side

    MILWAUKEE — Two 20-year-old men are dead after a crash at 32nd and Hampton Tuesday night, January 31st. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Police said a car occupied by three Milwaukee men was headed westbound on Hampton at a high rate of speed when it collided with a concrete bridge pillar. One man was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A second man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. That man later died. A third man, […]

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    “It was really a life of fear:” Family escapes horrors of Syria, hopes to make new life in Milwaukee

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    Seeking “clarity” on immigration ban: UWM reaches out to its international students, offers support

    MILWAUKEE — There have been protests, discussion and polls as people react to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers and immigration from seven countries. Travelers were impacted already this weekend. But in the Milwaukee area, some University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) students are concerned about their future. On UWM’s campus, 100 students are from countries included in the temporary immigration ban. Seven are from Syria — one is from Iraq. The rest are from Iran — many in graduate degree […]

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    Father accused of overdosing on drugs with his kids in the car; it’s happened before

    WAUKESHA — Criminal charges are expected on Monday, January 30th against a Waukesha father accused of overdosing on drugs while his three young children were in the car. The eight-year-old son is credited for calling 911 and saving his father’s life. Three Waukesha County dispatchers were on the line with the child on Wednesday evening, January 25th. Child: Over here (unintelligible) my dad, he’s dead. He’s not waking up for anything. One dispatcher worked to pinpoint the cell phone signal. […]

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    “He’s not waking up for anything:” 8-year-old boy saves his father’s life with call to 911

    WAUKESHA — A tearful call to 911 — a plea from a child to help his father. That call came from a Waukesha boy — only eight years old. The father, police said, appeared to have overdosed with his kids in the car. In a parking lot somewhere in Waukesha, an emergency call was transferred to police. The caller — a child. Child: “Over here (unintelligible) my dad, he’s dead. He’s not waking up for anything.” The boy tried to […]

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    “Weather is unpredictable:” Crews work around the clock to clean up as winter storm drags on

    WASHINGTON/OZAUKEE COUNTIES — Several inches of snow fell Wednesday, January 25th in counties to the north of Milwaukee, with a Winter Weather ADVISORY in effect for ALL of southeastern Wisconsin until midnight. It was all hands on deck in several municipalities as crews worked to clean it up. The curve ball with this storm wasn’t the amount of snow that would fall, but rather, how long the storm would last. “It’s very pretty snow if you don’t have to be in […]

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    “I don’t feel safe:” Woman invests in security camera and captures package thief

    MILWAUKEE — Enough is enough! That’s what one Milwaukee woman said after being victimized by package thieves over and over again. She ended up getting a security camera, and she got the thief on video — but will officials get him? “I ordered some things online from eBay,” said Vernetta Morris. Morris checked surveillance video from a camera outside her home. Sure enough, the mailman is seen delivering the packages, but minutes later a stranger’s van backs into her driveway, and someone gets […]

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    Inmate held at Kenosha Co. Detention Center being evaluated for tuberculosis

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    Stan Kass: A man, a dog, and a legacy

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin has lost a compassionate philanthropist. Maybe you’ve heard about Stan Kass, but maybe you haven’t heard about his quiet contributions. One of his heartfelt passions began six years ago, when he adopted “Reggie,” from the Wisconsin Humane Society. Reggie and Stan helped change the lives of hundreds. If you happened to run into Stan Kass in recent years, you’ve also run into Reggie. The bond began six years ago when Stan Kass lost his wife. During her […]

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    MILWAUKEE —  A 17-year-old boy is dead following a crash near 43rd Street and Good Hope Road in Milwaukee early Thursday morning, January 19th. The crash involved a stolen van and a semi. The victim in this case has been identified as Kahleel Moore. “It sounded like a roll of thunder,” said Teri Michel, who lives near where the crash happened. The sound of the crash had Michel up and outside early Thursday around 5:00 a.m. “We looked outside the […]

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    MU alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein will donate $10M towards new residence hall once $10M raised

    MILWAUKEE — Marquette University alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein have issued a $10 million challenge toward the construction of the university’s new residence hall facility, MU President Michael Lovell announced Wednesday, January 18th during his annual campus address. According to a release from MU officials, the Ecksteins have challenged the university to raise $10 million. Once the challenge is met, the Ecksteins will match the $10 million and the overall complex will be named for longtime Marquette President Rev. Robert Wild. […]