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I have been at FOX6 since September 1990 and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Growing up in West Bend, I never would have believed that I would get the chance to cover events such as Super Bowls and Final Fours and Major League playoff games and NASCAR events as a Milwaukee sportscaster. In between, there have been so many feature stories with folks who excel far from the spotlight.

With continually evolving technology, there are more and more exciting ways to share those stories. This job is never the same from day to day, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your viewing experience.


Recent Articles
  • Big Ten Championship sideline reporter has connections to Madison, UW: “A great college town”

    MADISON — As a sideline reporter for football, you hope to create a close connection with the teams and players you’re covering. That’s something that comes easy for Jenny Taft when she’s covering the Wisconsin Badgers football team. You could almost say Taft was born to be a part of the FOX broadcast team that brought you the Big Ten Championship Game. “I grew up in Minneapolis so the Big Ten is everything,” Taft said. But even though she was […]

  • “Miss it big time:” Racers gather to reminisce about nights at Hales Corners Speedway, sold in 2003

    HALES CORNERS — It has been 14 years since the last race took place at Hales Corners Speedway, but those who raced there still can’t get over that it’s gone. “I was 2 years old and I went to Hales Corners Speedway with my dad, and my mom said I was not right ever since and I started racing any and everything,” Pat Heaney said. There were plenty of stories just like Heaney’s told recently as hundreds of people who […]

  • “I can beat them:” Man facing many obstacles, including health challenge, competes on Ninja Warrior

    WAUKESHA — Diagnosed with a life-long, debilitating disease, Abel Gonzalez decided to accept the challenge, and not let it win him over. He also accepted another challenge — serving as a role model. “I am very passionate about Ninja Warrior, about being on the show, being competitive. I love it,” Gonzalez said. He has participated in American Ninja Warrior nine times. “I knew I wanted to be a professional athlete growing up, so that was kind of the idea,” Gonzalez […]

  • LEGO League robotics competition at MUHS focuses on using water more efficiently

    MILWAUKEE — It’s half sports, half science — a competition that doesn’t take place on a court or a field, and doesn’t involve being physical. While people are involved, they’re not the ones who perform. “All of these kids have been working for the past two or three months on both a project and a robot,” Jane Hudson, student tournament director said. “Getting to work as a team and competing against other teams,” Cole Hearden, student at St. Charles in […]

  • “Continue his dream:” Milwaukee Bucks’ DeAndre Liggins plays to honor his late brother

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have an All-Star starter on roster, and former high school All-American, NBA champion and they also have a grinder — a guy who takes his brother’s memory with him every time he steps on the floor. Since being a second round draft choice in 2011, DeAndre Liggins has been involved in 36 separate transactions, leading him to his bench role with the Bucks; that’s three dozen roster moves. “As you know, this is a business, […]

  • “A different event:” Marquette ROTC teams take 1st in Task Force Ranger Challenge

    MILWAUKEE — Marquette University has several teams known for their winning traditions through the years, but one team has created a dynasty in a competition that most people would be unfamiliar with. “There’s definitely a legacy that we are looking to uphold here,” John Clancy, Marquette ROTC cadet said. And upholding that legacy means a lot of training for the cadets in the MU ROTC program — who recently trained for the Task Force Ranger Challenge. “It’s definitely a different […]

  • 3 Packers’ legends share what Salvation Army means to them: “I got my 1st pair of new shoes”

    MILWAUKEE — Three Green Bay Packers’ legends came together in downtown Milwaukee to share what the Salvation Army means to them. “Being a platform like this for me, George Koonce and Gilbert Brown, to let people know we are still in the community and we support the Salvation Army because of the programs they have,” LeRoy Butler said. It’s personal for Butler. “As a kid, African-American in the inner-city, my first shirt was from the Salvation Army,” Butler said. He […]

  • Jordy Nelson on Hundley’s 1st NFL start: “He handled himself extremely well the whole game”

    GREEN BAY — The start of the Brett Hundley era Sunday, October 22nd at Lambeau Field didn’t go as many fans and players had hoped, but WR Jordy Nelson said there was some good that came out of the game against the New Orleans Saints. “We got off to a good start. The run game was great. Aaron Jones did an excellent job running, especially that first possession. I think he went 70 to 75 yards, and he went and […]

  • Davante Adams on Aaron Rodgers’ injury: “We have to make the best of it”

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers are looking to bounce back Sunday, October 22nd when the New Orleans Saints come to Lambeau Field — but they’ll have to do that without Aaron Rodgers. Brett Hundley will be the starting QB instead, after Rodgers broke his collarbone vs. the Vikings on October 15th. “Well, I think his rookie season and preseason kind of got a good look at what type of player he is. He obviously learns from the best […]

  • Former MLB player Bernie Carbo redefines his life, shares stories with students in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK — A woman who is dedicating her life to helping others is getting some big league help from a former baseball player. Former Major League baseball player, Bernie Carbo, was in the Milwaukee area not to play baseball or even talk it — but instead, to talk about his new life. “The one thing that’s different is that I was an alcoholic and did a lot of drugs and stuff when I was here in ’76,” said Carbo. […]

  • Packers vs. Cowboys: “Exciting” win and weekend for Jordy Nelson, who officially welcomed adopted daughter

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers won a thriller on Sunday, October 8th, against the Dallas Cowboys to boost their record to four and one — and they now lead the NFC North. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren went Beyond the Game with wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and starts with how the win over Dallas felt bigger than just a regular season game. Jordy: “You got to take them all the same, but being a conference game, somebody who could […]

  • Homestead High School raises thousands of dollars for hurricane victims

    MILWAUKEE — Football Fridays are a busy one for all the coaches of high school teams, but there’s another group that might be just as busy. When Homestead High School plays a home football game, Principal Brett Bowers works his version of crowd control. Leading up to the game, Bowers has lead a fundraising effort to benefit hurricane victims. “If we raise $1,600 at the game, we’re good,” said Bowers. Highlanders Together Campaign donated to JJ Watt’s Harvey foundation on […]