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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
  • Preparations for 2020 DNC in Milwaukee ‘pacing ahead,’ surpassing expectations

    MILWAUKEE — It’s full steam ahead, as organizers in Milwaukee prepare to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, July 13-16. With the convention less than a year away, officials with the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee said Tuesday, July 16 they’d hit all benchmarks so far, and when it comes to raising money, they are even a bit ahead. “It’s exciting to finally see it all come together,” said Alex Lasry, host committee finance chairman. Lasry said other convention preps are […]

  • Milwaukee

    Politics, parties, and pundits: Organizers say ‘we’re off to a good start’ 1 year out from 2020 DNC

    MILWAUKEE — Saturday, July 13 marked one year out from the start of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Organizers said they’re on track with fundraising and finding volunteers for the convention set for July 13-16, 2020. However, there’s much left on the to-do list in terms of preparing infrastructure and addressing challenges. There are no such things as off days for Christopher Walton, chairman of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County — but he wasn’t complaining about that. […]

  • Pres. Trump pushes trade deal in formerly blue Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. “I’m great to be back in your great state, a state that I won,” said President Trump. President Trump reminisced over his 2016 upset, and touted the campaign promises he says he’s delivered. “Millions and millions of jobs were lost […]

  • Democratic presidential candidates Warren, Sanders, O’Rourke and Castro make visit to Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE  — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro participated in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Each candidate made their pitch to voters Thursday evening, July 11. Over and over, each candidate told the crowd if they win the White House, the nation’s Latin American communities and their families across the border, will not be forgotten. First to take the stage […]

  • ‘Was a really nice guy:’ Neighbors saddened over man’s death in Wheatland mobile home fire

    WHEATLAND — A man is dead after a fire ripped through his mobile home in the Town of Wheatland on Friday, July 5. Kenosha County officials identified the victim on Tuesday, July 9 as 71-year-old Stanley Mesmer. Officials say the fire is not suspicious in nature, but its cause remains under investigation. Neighbors say they heard breaking glass and saw glowing red coming from the trailer feet from their own. They rushed to help but it was too late. “The […]

  • Thousands gather for food, fun and fireworks on Milwaukee’s lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — The annual lakefront fireworks show is a tradition that brings thousands of people to Milwaukee every July 3 — and 2019 was no different. Despite the fog delaying the show about 15 minutes, the fireworks still went off with a bang. FOX6 News met four families who have been going to the lakefront fireworks show for a combined 100 years. All four of the families picked out their spot early Tuesday morning, July 2. They staked it out […]

  • ‘We are never truly off duty:’ Funeral services held for fallen Milwaukee Officer Kou Her

    MILWAUKEE — Funeral services were held Monday, July 1 for Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her. Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her died following a crash near 60th and Capitol early Tuesday morning, June 18. A funeral took place at at the Good Hope Center and interment followed at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. The procession to the cemetery was a tribute to a young officer and the loved ones he leaves behind — dozens of red and blues leading the way. […]

  • Kettle Moraine Kennel Club Dog Show highlights the area’s most boastful breeds

    WEST BEND — The Kettle Moraine Kennel Club held their dog show over the weekend — and it was jam-packed with adorable pups! Amy stopped by the event to learn about the ins and outs of a dog show and inquire about the special training show dogs receive. About Kettle Moraine Kennel Club (website) The Kettle Moraine Kennel Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. The KMKC has been dedicated to improving and promoting purebred dogs for current and prospective dog […]

  • West Allis woman salvaging items after fire falls ill, placed in medically-induced coma 

    WEST ALLIS — A West Allis woman is thankful to be alive. She wasn’t there when her home near 63rd and Greenfield started on fire but it almost claimed her life anyway. A shell of a home is all Jessica Katzenmeyer has left. “Everything you worked for for 40 years of your life it’s gone, just like that — gone,” said Katzenmeyer. Katzenmeyer was finishing up some errands on Father’s Day morning, June 16 when she got a call that […]

  • 2-year spending plans head to Gov. Evers’ desk without many of his proposals

    MADISON — The next two-year state budget is headed to the governor’s desk. The Republican-controlled legislature splashed many of Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals. Evers has not said whether he will sign it. Surrounded by members of the Republican caucus, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos praised his colleagues for passing a budget that meets the needs of the people on Thursday, June 27. “The budget is done,” Vos said. “We made historic investments and we did it all by keeping our spending […]

  • Racine Police Officer John Hetland -- funeral procession

    Funeral procession a moving tribute for fallen Racine Officer Hetland: ‘Everybody should honor him’

    RACINE — A procession of hundreds of police cars escorted Racine Police Officer John Hetland from Carthage College to West Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, June 26, following his funeral. Friends, neighbors, and community members stood in silence as the hearse carrying Officer Hetland made its way into the cemetery for a private burial service. The procession served as a moving tribute for a man who, in life and death, dedicated himself to public service. Officer Hetland was shot and […]

  • ‘Fallen Officer Bill’ would continue benefits for spouse, children of officers killed in line of duty

    MADISON — A bill in Madison would allow the families of all fallen officers to continue receiving some of their benefits. It would be retroactive and include the families of any officer killed in the line of duty since the beginning of 2019, so the families of Racine Police Officer John Hetland and Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner would be included. “When these guys lose their lives, it brings back to the surface all of those emotions and feelings of […]

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