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Like the time, talent and effort that goes into an intricate quilt, Suzanne Spencer lives that philosophy through her in-depth reporting as a journalist, giving careful attention to every detail of the storytelling process.

Before moving to Wisconsin, Suzanne began her career at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana as a multimedia journalist covering northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. She quickly moved up through the ranks and was promoted to the 10/11PM anchor and special projects reporter.

While she was there, she was honored for her work by the Associated Press. She won first place in best feature, and other awards for best series and best continuing coverage.

Suzanne reported on several big stories, like a shooting that left two bailiffs dead at a Michigan courthouse and a corruption case against a local sheriff. In a special report, Suzanne uncovered female veterans in northern Indiana don’t have access to a gynecologic provider.

Suzanne’s heart beats for the human connections in her reports, while keeping her curious nature at the forefront of her journalist duties.

She grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle where she was an English Writing major. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, where she attempts to cook, sew and enjoys trying new restaurants.

She’s thrilled to join the FOX6 team and bring you meaningful stories that impact you and your families.

Suzanne would love to hear from you! Send her story tips at Suzanne.spencer@fox6now.com, find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzannespencertv/ or on Twittter at @suzspencertv.


Recent Articles
  • “I map out everything:” Shoppers hit the stores to nab Black Friday deals

    MILWAUKEE — Thanksgiving meals are packed away and it’s time for the next holiday weekend tradition: shopping. Black Friday deals are in full swing at retailers across our area. Sometimes the waiting is cold but calculated. “I know exactly where it is in the store; first aisle, third bin,” said Dawn Olszewski, shopper. The Olszeskis aren’t the only ones planning their attack at Toys ‘R Us. “I map out everything, every store before we go shopping,” said Dawn. Once they’re […]

  • Kohl’s opens on Thanksgiving evening; for every $50 you spend, you get $15! 🛍️

    MENOMONEE FALLS — On the eve of Thanksgiving, some weren’t thinking about the holiday at all. Instead, they were thinking about Black Friday shopping, which has almost become a thing of the past. At Kohl’s, deals begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day! Amiyah Dixon on Wednesday, November 22nd was on a mission for shoes. You won’t find Dixon and her mom shoppign on Black Friday. “I’m not one for crowds,” Tasha, Dixcon’s mother said. Others said they can’t wait […]

  • Police seek suspect after 4 sexual assaults in 1 night along Milwaukee’s lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are seeking a suspect in connection with four sexual assaults Monday night, November 20th along the lakefront — near N. Lincoln Memorial and E. Water Tower Road. It’s a popular area, near a park. “It’s just a great place to catch your breath, take in the lake,” Arno Michaelis said. “I love lake Michigan. It’s something to always be grateful for and always to appreciate.” The Mequon native stops by North Point Park often, and was […]

  • “I don’t drink:” School District of Cudahy employee accused of 3rd OWI

    OAK CREEK — An employee within the School District of Cudahy has been arrested, accused of his third OWI offense. After learning of the allegations, one parent said she believes everyone deserves a second chance, but others said they don’t agree. “It’s quite concerning,” Renee Meeker, Cudahy parent said. 42-year-old Chad Donahue, of Milwaukee, faces one count of OWI, third offense, and one count of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, third offense, with a “penalty enhancer” that requires the […]

  • New trends this gun deer season: Younger hunters, and more females hunting

    WAUKESHA — Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are noticing a new trend in the woods this gun deer season after a change in state law. New this year — there is no age restriction. Any Wisconsin resident under 12 years old can hunt along with a mentor, under the “mentored hunting” program. That child must be with a licensed hunter 18 and older, and hunt within arm’s reach of the mentor. DNR officials and a local meat […]

  • “Maybe help save their lives:” Push for ‘Green Alerts’ would notify public of missing veterans

    MADISON — New steps were taken in the State Capitol on Thursday, November 16th, to issue “Green Alerts” for missing veterans in Wisconsin. A Milwaukee family is behind the proposed bill. “We are positive this can make a difference…and maybe help save their lives,” said State Representative Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc). Saving a life is what the Adams family wishes they could have done. “Seeing his belongings, glasses, medication, wallet still there was surprising to me. Of course I thought, oh well, […]

  • Milwaukee authorities accuse a 17-year-old in carjacking, 2 robberies, 2 burglaries, entry to home

    MILWAUKEE — Prosecutors say a 17-year-old boy is linked to several crimes happening in less than a month’s time. The crimes include a carjacking, two robberies, two burglaries and an incident in which he’s accused of entering a home in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood. In two of the cases, he’s accused of targeting his own family members. Below are the crimes for which 17-year-old Sydonte Armstrong-Burnett has been charged: Carjacking on Booth St. — October 11th Burglary on Bender — […]

  • After vet with PTSD found dead, family hopes to pass law creating green alerts for missing vets

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee parents are working to turn the pain of losing a son into a law by taking their story to Madison. Corey Adams’ family wants “green alerts” to be issued for vets who are reported missing who have a service-related condition. When Corey Adams’ parents couldn’t find him, they reported him missing to police, but it would be days before an investigation began, and even longer before they found his body. His family wants to ensure no one […]

  • Immigrant smuggling indictment: Investigators say men had plan to pay 3rd party $1,500 per person

    STURTEVANT — Two men have been indicted for allegedly trying to illegally bring people over the Canadian border. The plan never happened, but investigators revealed they have recordings of several meetings and phone calls with an undercover agent. They argue many of those conversations happened in Sturtevant. The United States Attorney’s Office summoned a grand jury, who brought down indictments against Son Thai and Sy Nguyen. “To my knowledge, we haven’t had any case like this in this district,” said […]

  • “Really intense:” 16-year-old good Samaritan stepped in after man struck, killed while filling car with gas

    MILWAUKEE — A 27-year-old Greenfield man was struck by a vehicle as he was putting gas into his disabled vehicle on I-43 southbound near the Holt Avenue off-ramp Saturday night, November 11th. According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased has been identified as Angelo Quin. Sheriff’s officials say the driver of the striking vehicle stopped in the left distress lane and ran across all lanes of traffic to rush to the aid of Quin, after striking him around […]

  • “Very sad for all of us:” Body found inside Plymouth apartment building after 4-alarm blaze

    PLYMOUTH — An overnight fire in Plymouth left one dead and three injured. The four-alarm blaze happened Thursday, November 9th, at an apartment building on Mill Street near Division Street around 1:00 a.m. Officials said after the fire, a mother of three, Tammy Aschenbach, was unaccounted for. When crews arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke coming from the two-story, six unit apartment building.  Officers attempted to enter the building, but were unable to due to heavy smoke. “One of the first […]

  • “They got in your house:” Babysitter tied up, pistol-whipped; suspects stole thousands in electronics

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee homeowner spoke out Wednesday, November 8th after her babysitter was tied up and pistol-whipped as three suspects ransacked the home and stole $3,000 worth of items. She’s hoping police will catch the suspects. Nicole Christian paid rent for November, but she’s not currently living in her house. “You’re out working hard, trying to provide. You feel like, violated. What they did, I feel violated,” Christian said. Christian was working when three armed suspects forced their way […]