Hub for reliable, timely news about COVID-19 pandemic

Hello everyone, I joined the FOX6 news in September of 2016. I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell your stories and to join such an incredible newsroom.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero. I’m Mexican-American and fluent in Spanish.

I graduated with an associates’ degree in arts at Morton College in Cicero. I then went on to Columbia College Chicago to complete my bachelors’ degree.

I got my start in television in East Central Illinois. I reported for FOX Champaign News WCCU/WICD.

As a general assignment reporter I covered a wide range of stories in the areas of politics, education, sports, and crime.

Some of the most memorable stories I covered include the events leading up to the unrelated firings of two Champaign police officers for violating department policy.

I covered a year of administrator shake ups at the University of Illinois, starting with the abrupt resignation of Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

I was also part of the team that covered the firing of head football coach Tim Beckman after player mistreatment allegations arose.

I also reported on the high profile visits of our nation’s top leaders. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the U of I in 2015 to promote the “It’s on Us” campaign and President Obama’s return to Springfield in early 2016.

Most recently I covered the impact of an ongoing state budget impasse in Illinois.

When I’m not reporting, I’m hanging out with friends or spending time with my familia.

I love what I do and I’m thrilled to do it now in beautiful Milwaukee. If you have story ideas don’t hesitate to send an email my way.

Recent Articles
  • 6th day of demonstrations for George Floyd continue throughout Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Two groups of protesters became one on Wednesday night, June 3 in Milwaukee — the sixth consecutive day of protests over the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and the second straight night with no curfew in Milwaukee. The first group started at Humboldt Park near Howell Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side Wednesday afternoon, and later marched up the 16th Street Viaduct and down Wisconsin Avenue. The second group started at Gordon Park […]

  • Some businesses in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood reopen after looting, show solidarity with protests

    MILWAUKEE — Some businesses in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood were hit hard by looting and vandalism over the weekend. Several of them are getting ready to reopen to customers — while showing solidarity with the protests taking place. The Boost Mobile is open for business. They say their windows will be boarded up for several weeks while they work on repairs. They are reopening while making sure their community sees they stand in solidarity with the recent protests in their neighborhood. Employees […]

  • Unrest in Milwaukee

    Mayor Barrett: ‘At this time, I am not ordering a curfew’ for Tuesday night

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced Tuesday afternoon, June 2, “I am not ordering a curfew” for Tuesday night. Below is Mayor Barrett’s statement: “Last night we saw a notable reduction in illegal activity associated with public protests. I am optimistic that reduction will continue this evening. “At this time, I am not ordering a curfew for tonight, Tuesday, June 2. However, if conditions warrant, I will, on short notice, institute a citywide curfew. “I want to thank all the public safety […]

  • Law enforcement joined protesters in march through Waukesha after George Floyd's death

    Law enforcement joined protesters in march through Waukesha after George Floyd’s death

    WAUKESHA — Hundreds gathered in Waukesha on Monday, June 1 — protesting the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The group marched through the city, with a stop at the Waukesha County Courthouse, and continued through residential neighborhoods downtown — and at one point, law enforcement knelt with the protesters. The Waukesha police chief addressed the crowd before they departed Frame Park after gathering around 11 a.m. He indicated police wanted to help them with this […]

  • George Floyd protests may resonate for Milwaukeeans who experienced Sherman Park unrest in 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Protesters in Minneapolis have set fire to cars and businesses and carried away items from boarded-up convenience stores — the violent protests spreading to other U.S. cities, including Milwaukee. This, after a Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was charged with murder Friday, May 29. Floyd died on Memorial Day after pleading that he could not breathe. The images out of Minneapolis and across the country may resonate […]

  • Protesters swarm MPD District 5, several nearby businesses vandalized

    MILWAUKEE — There was violence and looting on Milwaukee’s north side late Friday, May 29 and early Saturday, May 30 — all in the wake of peaceful protests that happened in the city to mark the death of George Floyd. Floyd died Monday after officers arrested him for allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. Cellphone video from a passerby showed Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd, who was […]

  • Protesters gathered in memory of George Floyd, march across Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Protesters rallied in memory of George Floyd in Minneapolis march from 27th and Center in Milwaukee — and some of them walked down to the freeway at I-43 and North Avenue. FOX6 News saw police take three people into custody amid the otherwise peaceful protests as the crowd spilled onto the interstate. Many protesters remained on the streets Friday night — more than eight hours after they first gathered on Milwaukee’s north side. Police shut down the interstate […]

  • Spike in COVID-19 cases in Kenosha County prompts concern by health officials

    KENOSHA — Seven people who either work in a bar or restaurant in Kenosha County have tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials say they have seen a 20 percent spike in cases since the Safer at Home order was lifted. “We had our busiest day outside of an outbreak with 65 positive cases yesterday,” said Dr. Jen Freiheit, Kenosha County Health Officer. Freiheit told FOX6 News among those positive were seven people who work in a bar or restaurant. Kenosha […]

  • ‘All hands on deck:’ Resources available for those in need as statewide evictions ban ends

    MILWAUKEE — Landlords across Wisconsin were allowed to begin serving eviction notices to tenants on Wednesday, May 27 after the state’s emergency order preventing evictions and foreclosures officially expired. The phone hasn’t stopped ringing at the Social Development Commission in Milwaukee. CEO George Hinton says at least 1,000 calls have come through since last Wednesday from people concerned over potential evictions. “It’s all hands on deck right now,” Hinton said. “We’ve filled up all of our voicemail lines, and now […]

  • The Ivanhoe Pub and Eatery

    Racine opens with restrictions, some business owners say limitations may prevent recovery

    RACINE — The City of Racine reopened Tuesday, May 26 under new “Forward Racine” guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with restrictions depending on the type of business. IT brought relief to some business owners, and left others feeling frustrated. While some business owners said the “Forward Racine” guidelines are giving them a fighting chance after a long shutdown, others said the limitations could shut them down for good. “It’s been tough,” said Patrick Todd of The Ivanhoe Pub and […]

  • Pandemic economy a ‘brutal time’ for restaurants as costs rise, sales drop

    OCONOMOWOC — Some Wisconsin restaurants are closing their doors for good, despite being allowed to reopen. The reason? The rising cost of meat. Following a two-month shutdown from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Between the Lakes in Okauchee reopened for a few days following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling that invalidated the “Safer at Home” order. “The support was awesome. We ran out of food,” said Ericka Meeks, owner of Between the Lakes. It’s a place where owners Travis and Ericka […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: ‘New normal’ for local businesses

    MILWAUKEE — When the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s ‘Safer at Home’ order, the state was left with a variety of rules for how businesses should operate. Now, local businesses are trying to figure out how and when they should open, and what their operations will look like in the new normal. In this special edition of Open Record, the FOX6 Investigators invite FOX6 reporter Angelica Sanchez on to talk about how those businesses are responding to COVID-19 […]

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