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Amy began working at FOX6 in 2017.

Amy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Inver Grove Heights. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in Communication Studies.

Amy interned with WXOW TV-19 and was eventually promoted to weekend producer. She left La Crosse to become the weekend anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Amy returned to WXOW in 2002 and assumed the duties of weekend weather anchor. She made the switch back to news a year later and was promoted to Daybreak anchor in March of 2004.

Amy moved to San Diego in 2015 where she accepted a reporter/anchor position at CW6. She made her way back to Wisconsin to join the “Wake Up” team at FOX6 in October 2017.

Amy has won four Emmy awards as well as two Murrow and Sevareid awards. She has also been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Morning Newscast, Best Series Reporting, Best Feature Reporting, Best Hard News Story, Best Sports Feature Reporting, and Best Photography.

When she’s not working or catching up on sleep, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Benny and their sons Bryce and Aiden,

Amy is excited to be back in the Midwest. However; she’s not looking forward to shoveling snow again!

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Recent Articles
  • ‘A new day, a new party:’ Wisconsin GOP going ‘back to grassroots’ in 2020 campaign push

    OSHKOSH — We are roughly 18 months away from the 2020 presidential election and Wisconsin Republicans are starting their campaign push now. The Republican Party of Wisconsin convention took place in Oshkosh on Saturday, May 18. “A new day, a new party really means we want this to be a grassroots organization,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Andrew Hitt. After losing the governor’s race, Chairman Andrew Hitt says the GOP will work harder at the local level, sharing their […]

  • ‘Put down your guns:’ 7-year-old boy struck by gunfire while sitting in vehicle

    MILWAUKEE — A 7-year-old boy, previously reported as a 6-year-old, is hospitalized after being shot and wounded late Thursday, May 16 while sitting inside a vehicle on Milwaukee’s north side. The child is listed in critical but stable condition. He has already had one surgery — and may need more. Police say around 10:30 p.m. Thursday the mother of the 7-year-old took her son to a hospital to receive medical attention for a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation reveals the […]

  • VP Mike Pence visits Eau Claire, touts US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement

    EAU CLAIRE — A big win for Wisconsin. That is how Vice President Mike Pence described the Trump administration’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Eau Claire on Thursday, May 16. The vice president spoke to about 200 people at J&D Manufacturing in Eau Claire — where he called on the people of Wisconsin to help pass the president’s new trade plan. “You are renewing American manufacturing by your hard work,” Pence said. “We need to […]

  • Jayme Closs receives Hometown Hero award in Madison

    Jayme Closs given Hometown Hero award: ‘Her courage, her bravery, and her spirit are things that inspire us’

    MADISON — Jayme Closs, the Barron County teen who escaped after being held captive by Jake Patterson after he killed her parents in October 2018 was presented on Wednesday, May 15 with the Hometown Hero award by the Wisconsin Assembly and in particular, Rep. Romaine Quinn of Barron. Surrounded by family, Jayme Closs stood silently as lawmakers rose to their feet, applauding the 13-year-old for her bravery. “On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, I’m proud to present our Hometown […]

  • Mayor Barrett proposes $5M plaza in Westown neighborhood: ‘It’s about the future of our city’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, racing against the clock to expand the city’s streetcar system before the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in July 2020 on Tuesday, May 14, revealed the centerpiece of his proposed project — a $5 million plaza that would be named after Vel R. Phillips. “This is about more than just the streetcar. It’s about our city. It’s about the future of our city,” Barrett said. The one-acre plaza would replace a parking lot — and […]

  • ‘Not going to be the same:’ Memorial service held for victims of Waukegan plant explosion

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — One week after a deadly blast at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, Illinois, members of the community gathered at the site to honor the four victims. One of those that died was rescued from the scene with three others. Three other men were inside the building — their bodies later recovered. Mac Penman, the general manager of AB Specialty Silicones on Wednesday evening released photos of the victims, identified as: Allen Stevens, 29, of Paddock Lake. Allen […]

  • GOP rejects Evers’ proposals to expand Medicaid, legalize medical marijuana

    MADISON — Wisconsin Republicans have voted to reject Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to accept federal Medicaid expansion, legalize medical marijuana and increase the state minimum wage. The Legislature’s GOP-controlled budget committee on Thursday, May 9, voted along party lines to kill those proposals and dozens of other Evers initiatives. The vote came on the first meeting day of the panel as it works to reshape Evers’ two-year spending plan. “Our bill gives you another chance to do what the […]

  • Fallen MPD officers honored at 2019 Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

    MILWAUKEE — Three of Milwaukee’s finest were honored Wednesday, May 8. Milwaukee County law enforcement agencies gathered to remember officers killed in the line of duty at the 2019 Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. “We are stronger than ever, despite our losses,” said Milwaukee Police Association President Shawn Lauda. The ceremony is held every year. Wednesday’s was the most difficult in more than two decades as it followed the deaths of three officers in eight months. “As I stand here, […]

  • Common Council meeting interrupted by group carrying ‘unfiltered fresh H2O’ from lead lateral

    MILWAUKEE — The Black Panthers and Freshwater for Life Action Coalition joined forces to demand lead laterals be removed from homes in Milwaukee. The activists stormed into City Hall with a jug of water on Tuesday, May 7 for the first of what they promised would be many protests in front of a much larger audience. “I brought a gallon of water here for you,” said Robert Miranda, Freshwater for Life Action Coalition spokesman. “Milwaukee unfiltered fresh H2O.” The group […]

  • ‘We want to provide that closure:’ Crews work to recover 4th victim from silicone plant explosion

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A police K-9 on Monday, May 6 searched what was left of a silicone plant in Waukegan, Illinois for the fourth victim of Friday night’s massive explosion. Three others were also killed as a result of the blast. Two of the four victims were said to be from Wisconsin. The coroner had not released their names Monday, but friends had — asking for help for the families. Inch by inch, piece by piece — firefighters, members of […]

  • Tables Without Borders at Tandem Restaurant

    ‘Food brings us together:’ Refugees prepare, serve traditional cuisine to customers at Tandem in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Over the past 15 years, more than 13,000 refugees from 36 different countries have resettled in Wisconsin, and according to the State Department, most are in the Milwaukee area. They’ve found the perfect blend of refugee culture and American tradition at Tandem Restaurant, near 20th and Fond du Lac in Milwaukee. Something special shared around a table is served by the spoonful and from the soul at Tandem — where the language barrier makes recipes useless. The only […]

  • Big Bend supervisor serves 10-day suspension after suggesting ‘bedroom gymnastics’ to coworkers

    BIG BEND — A Village of Big Bend supervisor is back to work after serving a 10-day suspension for violating the village’s sexual harassment policy. It happened back in March, but FOX6 News heard from Eric Pedersen for the first time Thursday, May 3. During his interview with Big Bend police, Department of Public Works Supervisor Eric Pedersen repeatedly told investigators he never tried to harass anyone. “I believe I have a great working relationship with these people,” said Pedersen. […]

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