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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
  • Joe Biden

    Joe Biden: A normal DNC ‘hard to envison’ as scheduled during a pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they’ll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for July 13-16 in Milwaukee. In an interview with MSNBC this week, prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention in Milwaukee. But the former vice president also noted on “The […]

  • Concern grows over counting absentee ballots for April 7 election

    MILWAUKEE — The April 7 election is just one week away. To avoid possible exposure to COVID-19, a record number of Wisconsinites are voting absentee. So many have chosen this option, the City of Milwaukee believes it will take three days to count all of the absentee ballots. But the Wisconsin Elections Commission is more concerned about the ballots that will not be counted. Because of the pandemic, Wisconsin officials pushed the deadline to request a ballot by mail to […]

  • Wisconsin election preparation moves ahead despite coronavirus

    MADISON — Wisconsin election officials pressed on Monday with preparations for next week’s presidential primary, despite the threat of the coronavirus and a federal lawsuit seeking a delay and expansion of absentee voting. Monday was the deadline for voters to register to vote online or by mail to cast an absentee ballot. Once registered, they had until Thursday to request an absentee ballot for the April 7 election. As of Monday morning, more than 848,000 absentee ballots had been sent to voters […]

  • Care facility where 3 have died of COVID-19 is ‘doing all the right things’ according to state

    GRAFTON — It was one week ago that health officials with the Waukesha Ozaukee Public Health Department announced Ozaukee County’s first, coronavirus-related death — a resident of Village Pointe Commons. Since then, two additional residents of the long-term care facility in Grafton have died from complications of COVID-19. More than a dozen have tested positive in that facility alone, now the question becomes: How did COVID-19 get in there, and how will they stop it? “It’s likely there are others […]

  • 7 Wisconsinites return home after being held in Peru amid lockdown: ‘Words aren’t enough’

    MILWAUKEE — If absence really makes the heart grow fonder, Art Sprague’s heart is pushing maximum capacity. “Words aren’t enough,” Sprague said. “I’m gonna hug ’em, or do what, I don’t know.” Sprague was separated from his son for 10 days. Mark Sprague, his wife, Magie, and five of their friends were trapped in Peru. The Wisconsinites were on their way to a wedding when the coronavirus pandemic hit and the Peruvian president put his country on lockdown. The friends […]

  • ‘People need something right now:’ Teacher launches online movement to spread joy worldwide

    MILTON — Humans are social creatures. Being separated from friends and loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic is difficult, but a Wisconsin woman found a virtual way to keep us connected. With so much unknown about COVID-19, the road to recovery seems long and lonely, but people like Erika Breeser are lighting the way. “We are all in this together,” said Breeser. “I’m just glad some people got some smiles out of it.” The Aurora Health Care emergency room nurse […]

  • Governor Tony Evers

    ‘Start taking this seriously:’ Gov. Evers directs DHS to issue ‘Safer at Home’ order

    MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a sweeping order Tuesday, March 24, closing businesses nonessential businesses, banning gatherings of any size, and imposing month-long travel restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Without changes to limit the spread of COVID-19, models show that up to 1,000 people in the state could die and more than 22,000 would contract the virus by April 8, exceeding the number of hospital beds, said state Department of Health Services Secretary […]

  • City of Milwaukee issues ‘Stay at Home’ order effective Wednesday: ‘It is not to alarm anyone’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced on Monday, March 23 that the city is issuing a “Stay at Home” order that will be in effect starting at midnight — Wednesday morning, March 25. This comes ahead of an order Gov. Tony Evers issued that will take effect on Tuesday. The mayor indicated that the city’s order is modeled after those that are already in effect in other states. “It is not an order telling you to shelter in place. […]

  • National Guard assures they are not staging soldiers, despite social media rumors

    MILWAUKEE — Fear is being fueled by an email being shared on social media. It claims Homeland Security is mobilizing the National Guard to enforce a two-week quarantine. Captian Joe Tovano says the email and other rumors of troops spotted gathering in Milwaukee are false. “No, we have not had any congregations of troops at any public location like that,” Trovano said. “At this point, all we`ve had is some troops report of their armories.” The 300 Wisconsin soldiers and […]

  • Wisconsinites stuck in Peru amid COVID-19

    ‘Mass hysteria:’ 7 Wisconsin friends stuck in Peru amid COVID-19 lockdown

    CUSCO, Peru — Staying inside your home for days at a time can be tough, but FOX6 News on Thursday, March 19 spoke with some Wisconsin families desperate to get back to theirs. The families, from the Milwaukee and Madison areas, were supposed to fly back to Wisconsin from Peru on Tuesday, March 17, but the Peruvian president put his country on lockdown Monday night, and they couldn’t get a flight out in time. “You’re at the mercy of people […]

  • Aurora St. Luke’s to open drive-thru coronavirus testing: ‘Going to come in phases’

    MILWAUKEE — Aurora is planning to offer drive-up coronavirus testing sites, but you can’t just show up; the number of people eligible for testing is shrinking. Physicians at Aurora St. Luke’s, like other hospital systems around Wisconsin, are preparing to ramp-up testing for COVID-19. “We anticipate we will have drive-thru testing at most of our sites, but that’s going to come in phases,” said Dr. Nkem Iroegbu, chief medical officer with Aurora St. Luke’s. The drive-thru at Aurora St. Luke’s […]

  • Coronavirus in Wisconsin

    90 tested positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin, more than 1K negative

    MADISON — Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Tuesday, March 17 72 positive cases of coronavirus in the state, and 1,038 people who tested negative. That number from the state did not include a positive case reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Tuesday, and an additional positive case confirmed by the Fond du Lac County Health Department — for a total of 12 in that county. The state total, updated at 2 p.m. each […]

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