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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
  • ‘It’s all just crazy:’ Overdue fines for girl whose library card was stolen more than $400; suspect still at large

    WEST ALLIS — FOX6 News first told you about the search for a man using a little girl’s library card on April 17. As of Monday, April 23, the family continued to receive hefty fines. The family said they can’t believe what kind of damage a library card has done. They’re left with fees they don’t feel they should have to pay. Sha’kiya Hanson, 12, went to the West Allis Public Library for books, and left with something she wasn’t […]

  • ‘Bucks in 6:’ After winning Game 4, Bucks will play at least 1 more game at BMO Harris Bradley Center

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 22 tied the first-round playoff series with a 104-102 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It means they’ll play at least one more game at the Bradley Center on Thursday, April 26 — Game 6. Game 5 will be played Tuesday in Boston. The win and the spring-like weather made for a double whammy for fans who came out for the game. FOX6 News […]

  • Man overboard: FOX6 News cameras capture Navy drill on aircraft carrier

    MILWAUKEE — It’s 1400 hours on the nuclear warship, USS Abraham Lincoln. The ship’s sailors couldn’t ask for calmer waters; but all of that was about to change. Commanding Officer Putnam Browne pulled FOX6 News into a room in the ship’s bridge. “In a second here, we’re going to throw, not a real man – we call him Oscar – we’re going to throw Oscar overboard,” said Captain Browne. “They’re supposed to pick the man up within 15 minutes.” With […]

  • ‘Literally only takes seconds:’ Wauwatosa sees uptick in car thefts in past month

    WAUWATOSA — Sixteen stolen or attempted car thefts in Wauwatosa in just 30 days. In almost every case, thieves are going after Jeep Libertys or Dodge Caravans that are pre-2007 models. “It literally only takes seconds for them to get into the car,” said Captain Brian Zalewski, with the Wauwatosa Police Department. Surveillance showed a dark colored van pulling into a lot near Mayfair and Burleigh. A suspect exited the van and looked into the window of the white Jeep […]

  • ‘People are tired:’ Another spring winter storm makes for slick roads, a busy night at Jet’s Pizza

    MILWAUKEE — Mother Nature delivered another spring winter storm on Wednesday, April 18 — and a winter weather advisory was issued for all of southeast Wisconsin until 1 a.m. Thursday. The good news is the FOX6 Weather Experts said this could be the last significant snowfall of the season, as warmer temperatures are on the way. Winter decided to drag into spring — and many said they’re not happy about it. “I love Wisconsin!” said George Gonzalez. Officials encouraged drivers […]

  • ‘Kind of scared me:’ West Allis girl’s library card stolen, used to check out 41 items in her name

    CUDAHY — A fraud investigation in Cudahy got its start in a surprising place, and the victim could be left with hundreds of dollars in fines. It started when a 12-year-old girl showed up at the West Allis Public Library to return some books, and when she reached into her pocket, she discovered her library card was missing. Sha’kiya Hanson reads a lot of stories, but she didn’t expect to become the main character in one. “When I was looking […]

  • In the Navy: Wisconsin women tackle tough jobs on the front lines

    MILWAUKEE — There’s a nuclear warship floating in the middle of the Atlantic; while it may be hundreds of miles from a helicopter squadron at Naval Station Norfolk, there’s a unifying thread between the two: Wisconsin women. Captain Amy Bauernschmidt and Kasey Bellman are both Badger state natives, but have chosen different career paths for the US Navy. Bauernschmidt, 47, is the first female to become an Executive Officer on board an aircraft carrier. She’s currently on the USS Abraham Lincoln […]

  • ‘It’s crazy!’ Investigation underway after body rolled in carpet found near 12th and Burnham

    MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating after discovering what appeared to be a woman’s body rolled up in carpeting. The death, which happened near 12th and Burnham, is being considered suspicious. “It’s crazy!” said Emanuel Ramos, who lives nearby. The medical examiner was called out to the scene on Monday, April 16. It’s unclear how long the woman may have been there. Ramos said he walked out of his home to find police officers outside his door. “There’s always commotion going […]

  • Park on odd side Sunday: DPW calls overnight snow removal operation in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has called for an overnight snow removal operation for the entire city for overnight Sunday, April 15 into Monday morning, April 16. This will help ensure that DPW crews can access as much of the street pavement as possible to remove snow effectively, efficiently, and most importantly, safely. You must move your vehicle to the ODD numbered side of the street by 11 p.m. Sunday. It must remain there through […]

  • Decision to slim down services at St. Joe’s Hospital ignites debate among city leaders

    MILWAUKEE — Cutting services or reshaping a hospital’s network? Milwaukee’s St. Joseph Hospital is embroiled in controversy after it announced it will change the services it provides. Ascension Wisconsin made the announcement public more than a week ago. Since then, it’s been a stream of responses from city officials and those in the community. “We have created our own problem by going to the suburbs for care and not going to the hospitals in our city,” said Milwaukee Alderman Michael […]

  • ‘We’ve got 1 at gunpoint!’ Dashcam captures dramatic high-speed chase from Wauwatosa to Milwaukee

    WAUWATOSA — A high-speed chase from Wauwatosa into Milwaukee lasted one minute and 42 seconds, and traveled a distance of 2.2 miles. The speed was one thing, but police say the suspect involved made a daring move toward an officer trying to follow him. The suspect swerved toward the officer and barely missed his squad. The officer then took off after the suspect. Others joined in as the suspect vehicle reached speeds of nearly 93 miles-per-hour. Not even 60 seconds […]

  • ‘Going to have an impact:’ City leaders concerned after services impacted at St. Joseph Hospital

    MILWAUKEE — City leaders are expressing concern about the inner city population and its access to healthcare after news that St. Joseph Hospital is altering some services that it currently provides. “Any time you see fewer health care beds, it’s going to have an impact,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Ascension Wisconsin will keep services at St. Joseph Hospital that they say are needed and used the most, like emergency care, women’s health, OBGYN care and the NICU. If someone […]