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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
  • Fire captain accused of rape, abuse; but why didn’t the victim call 911?

    MILWAUKEE — Why didn’t the victim call 911? That was one of the key questions on the second day of the trial for Milwaukee Fire Department Captain Leon Butts, accused of strangling, raping and abusing his girlfriend. Butts is facing three felonies and two misdemeanors for allegedly battering and sexually assaulting his girlfriend from 2015 through 2017. For the second straight day, the victim took the stand. She is a Milwaukee police officer. She testified that on April 23, 2017, […]

  • Trial delayed for West Allis man accused of killing ex-girlfriend with butcher knife

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A family will have to wait until November before the man accused of killing their loved one stands trial for her murder. The victim filed for a protection order days before she was stabbed to death with a butcher knife. Not enough jurors met the criteria needed to fill a jury panel for the trial of 28-year-old Emmanuel Sanchez. The West Allis man is charged in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Crystal Leopold. He […]

  • Racine officer facing criminal charges collects $160K while on paid leave for more than 2 years

    RACINE — A Racine police officer has been on paid leave since 2015, when he was accused of using excessive force on a Washington Park High School student. A civil rights case against him has been settled, and a jury trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 28. The allegations against Brinelle Nabors are disturbing. The officer hasn’t worked in more than two years, but it’s reported he’s collected more than $100,000 during his paid leave. Prosecutors say on Nov. […]

  • US Marshals seek 48-year-old Jacqueline Hartfield, woman with ‘lengthy criminal history’

    MILWAUKEE — She’s had significant parole violations over the last six years, and authorities believe her drug problem is causing her to continue to flee. U.S. Marshals are now turning to the public for help in arresting 48-year-old Jacqueline Hartfield. “It’s pretty concerning because usually when someone’s been on the run that long they’re usually engaging in additional criminal activity to remain under the radar from law enforcement,” the U.S. Marshal on her case said. Hartfield has a warrant for […]

  • ‘Senseless:’ Woman, child injured in Wauwatosa home invasion, suspects sought

    WAUWATOSA — Two people, including a child,  were taken to the hospital early Friday morning, July 13 following a home invasion in Wauwatosa. “That’s senseless. She’s a baby,” Kelly Gerlach said. “She’s not doing anything to anybody.” A nightmare unfolded late Thursday night, July 12 in what neighbors describe as a typically a calm neighborhood. “It’s so scary. You don’t think about it in a neighborhood like this,” Kat Lazzaro said. Authorities said around 8:30 p.m., two suspects armed with […]

  • ‘Absolute heroes:’ Sun Prairie community wraps arms around 1st responders after deadly explosion

    SUN PRAIRIE — Whether it’s passing out care packages or meals, the people of Sun Prairie are trying to find any possible way to express their gratitude to the first responders helping out in the aftermath of a deadly explosion Tuesday evening, July 10. Veteran firefighter and business owner, Captain Cory Barr, was killed in the blast. “I witnessed him running from building to building — basically clearing people out,” said Jerimiah Mankowski. Mankowski and his family lived above one of […]

  • George Webb employees speak out after 1 was punched; the other pulled a gun on an angry customer

    MILWAUKEE — Two women at the center of a frightening encounter with an angry customer at a George Webb restaurant are speaking out together for the first time. They sat down exclusively with FOX6 News to talk about the night one of them was punched in the face, and the other had to pull out a gun. Video of the encounter, which happened on June 28, sent shock waves beyond Milwaukee’s city limits. “I have served this guy many times […]

  • ‘A dangerous job:’ FOX6 goes along for the ride as US Marshals take down major heroin operation

    MILWAUKEE — It is a job where the danger escalates in seconds. On a hot June morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force joined multiple law enforcement officials for the takedown of a major heroin operation. FOX6’s Angelica Sanchez was the only Milwaukee TV reporter along for the ride. The objective every day for the elite team that is the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is to safely arrest some of the most violent fugitives hiding from justice. “Our nine-person […]

  • Jeweler warns of scam where man says he needs cash to feed his kids in exchange for fake gold

    GREENFIELD — The president of Robert Haack Diamonds in Greenfield is trying to spread the word about a new scam some of his customers are falling for. A con man is trying to turn fake gold into cash. Victims told jewelry store employees the man says he needs cash to feed his children, and will exchange a gold necklace or ring for $60. Bret Eulberg said at least four customers have walked into his Greenfield store over the past few […]

  • ‘Kind of scary:’ Man arrested, police detonate suspicious package found near Coast Guard building

    MILWAUKEE — A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a suspicious package call near the Coast Guard building on the south end of the Hoan Bridge on Friday morning, July 6. According to a Coast Guard Captain, Coast Guard security discovered the package near the front door of the building around 7 a.m. Friday morning. They called Milwaukee Police and evacuated the building. Sailors across the street at the Naval station also evacuated. “Kind of scary. Very quiet area […]

  • Fugitive with roots in Kenosha on the run since being ‘convicted of dealing heroin’

    KENOSHA — U.S. Marshals need your help locating a fugitive with roots in Kenosha. He has been convicted of distributing heroin. But authorities say when it came time for sentencing, he went on the run. Officials believe Jose Deanda, 37, is receiving help from associated to remain a fugitive. Agents say Deanda’s criminal history is filled with weapons offenses and drug-related crimes. “Jose Deanda in October of 2017 was convicted of distributing heroin, a kilogram or more,” said the agent […]

  • Community activist accused of plotting to firebomb police station to be released ahead of trial

    MILWAUKEE — The community activist accused of plotting to firebomb a police station will be released ahead of his trial. Prosecutors argued in federal court on Thursday, July 5 that Vaun Mayes was a danger to the community, but the judge pointed out the accusations Mayes faces are almost two years old. Mayes, 31, is charged with attempted arson, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a destructive device. Prosecutors accuse him of attempting to firebomb Milwaukee Police District […]