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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 a mystery:’ He was killed 1 year ago, and no arrests have been made

    MILWAUKEE — It’s been a tough year for the family of Rainier Sheridan, shot and killed on Feb. 16, 2017 near 64th and Congress. His murder is unsolved, and his family needs your help. “What I miss most is calling out his name. He used to hate that with a passion,” Nora Sheridan, Rainier’s mother said. Nora Sheridan said she loved making her son smile. “Rainier (yelling) — and he would say ‘what Mom? What do you want?” So that’s what […]

  • ‘I made clear my concern:’ Mayor returns interim health commissioner appointment to council unsigned

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Thursday, Feb. 15 announced he did not sign paperwork confirming Patricia McManus as the interim health commissioner due to the “rushed and unprecedented” process by which she was appointed to the position by the Milwaukee Common Council — sending the appointment back to the council. Barrett’s decision not to sign the paperwork is symbolic. He said McManus will be able to serve as interim commissioner as he continues to search for a permanent […]

  • ‘A cover-up:’ Community activists rally at Milwaukee’s City Hall amid lead concerns

    MILWAUKEE — Community activists rallied at City Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 — where they demanded that city leaders “get the lead out.” Nearly 20 people spoke out during the rally attended by more than 75 people, demanding answers amid lead concerns in Milwaukee and chaos within the Milwaukee Health Department. “This is a fundamental public health issue,” Robert Penner with the Party for Socialism and Liberation said. “I got a test and I found out I was […]

  • Oak Creek-Franklin school board approves plan to randomly drug test students

    OAK CREEK — The Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District Board of Education on Monday evening, Feb. 12 voted to approve a plan to randomly drug test certain students. The board policy will take effect in July 2019. The plan would impact student-athletes, those in co-curriculars and those who park in the school lot — about 75 percent of the student body. Three board members voted against it, but it ultimately passed. The vote to approve the measure was the culmination of […]

  • ‘Challenging:’ Snowfall made for busy weekend for plow drivers, sledding hills ❄️ 🛷

    WAUKESHA — Snowfall over the weekend, Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 11 kept plow drivers busy and sledders headed for the hills. It was a busy weekend at Lowell Park in Waukesha — especially after Friday became a snow day for many, with school districts canceling classes after as much as nine inches of snow fell in Kenosha, where the highest total was recorded. For lots of kids in SE WI, it was a three-day weekend, which left plenty […]

  • ‘Getting in your lungs:’ Firefighters battle fire at tire recycling plant near 32nd and Locust

    MILWAUKEE — A massive fire broke out at a tire store near 32nd and Locust Thursday, February 8th. Crews battled the blaze for several hours to get it under control. The size of the building is huge, and several units responded to the scene. “I just seen lots of firefighters, water in the air, people running,” said Ishia Reed, lives in the area. Billowing smoke blinded nearby neighborhoods. “Man it stank strong, getting in your lungs,” said Reed. The strength […]

  • ‘I will be retiring:’ James Harpole removes himself from consideration for interim MPD chief

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief James Harpole has removed himself from consideration for the position of interim police chief for the Milwaukee Police Department. In a letter from Harpole to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC), Harpole says he’ll be retiring from MPD effective Feb. 16 after more than 32 years. Harpole was one of three finalists for the interim post named last week. The others include Inspector Michael Brunson and Captain Alfonso Morales. The interim police chief, once […]

  • ‘Unjustified:’ Family of Donte Shannon, shot, killed by Racine police, files federal civil lawsuit

    RACINE — The family of Donte Shannon, 26, who was shot and killed by Racine police on Jan. 17 near 14th and Park in Racine has filed a federal civil suit against the City of Racine and the two Racine police officers involved in this case. “The hardest part, I think, is knowing that he could have lived — but they chose to murder him,” Karen Simpson, Shannon’s great-aunt said. The suit, filed by the estate of Donte Shannon, says […]

  • ‘Don’t drive like a moron:’ 10 plow trucks hit the road in Burlington as more snow flies ❄️

    BURLINGTON — On Jan. 23, Burlington residents were busy digging out after a storm dumped 8+ inches of snow in the area, and officials were prepared Monday, Feb. 5 as more snow moved across SE Wisconsin. Ten trucks were out on the roads on Monday evening, and DPW officials said crews wouldn’t be stopping for quite some time — targeting major roads and bridges first, and then residential areas. Like with any storm, there were some challenges, including a truck […]

  • ‘Solar coaster:’ Tax on imported solar panels will impact WI companies, and you’ll foot the bill

    PLYMOUTH — Local solar installers are bracing for the impact of a nationwide tariff that will hike up the cost of doing business. For Plymouth-based Arch Electric, that means some of the cost will be absorbed by the customer and some by the business itself. “We try to make it as economically friendly as possible,” said owner Edward Zinthefer. Last week, President Donald Trump signed a bill that slaps a 30 percent tariff on imported panels, saying it is a […]

  • Baby girl suffers seizure after ingesting crack cocaine that fell from her dad’s pocket

    MILWAUKEE — A child and crack cocaine — it’s a toxic combination that left two Milwaukee parents behind bars. An 11-month-old child happened to get a bag of cocaine inside a Milwaukee residence near 35th and Highland Boulevard. Dartavius Spencer and Andrea Rogers, the girl’s parents, were charged shortly after the October incident, with child neglect. A search warrant revealed the father admitted the bag had “fallen out of his pocket” and he saw his young daughter chewing on it. […]

  • FOX6 obtains copy of policy preventing MHD employees from going to Council, mayor with concerns

    MILWAUKEE — Members of Milwaukee Common Council’s Steering and Rules Committee and Milwaukee Health Department leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 31 poured over a 51-page report released late Monday into the city’s mismanagement of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Former Health Commissioner Bevan Baker resigned amid the scandal. Health department leaders told the Common Council committee Wednesday there is a department policy that prevents them from going to the Council or mayor with concerns. FOX6 News has learned then-Commissioner Bevan Baker […]