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
  • Prosecutors: 16-year-old with involved in 5 carjackings, faces 10 charges

    MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed against a 16-year-old from Milwaukee related to multiple violent carjackings, including one where police said he punched a woman who uses a wheelchair in the face. “He was on a carjacking spree for the last four days,” said Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Joy Hammond. At a City Hall meeting to discuss how to best combat Milwaukee’s carjacking and reckless driving problem, a case involving a 16-year-old boy came up. “Basically cut off the bracelet, […]

  • Scott Haun, Daniel Wells

    Prosecutors: Men who targeted small businesses for drug money had 3-year-old in vehicle

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Charges were filed against two men accused of targeting small businesses and a gas station for drug money. Police said the 3-year-old daughter of one of the suspects was found in the getaway vehicle. Prosecutors said Scott Haun, 46, and Daniel Wells, 38, used a silver pocketknife to intimidate employees they encountered, using their robbery proceeds to buy heroin and rent a motel room. “It is startling that someone would be so brazen,” said Patricia Hovey, manager […]

  • Officials call off search for missing swimmer off Warnimont Park in Cudahy

    Officials call off search for missing swimmer off Warnimont Park in Cudahy

    CUDAHY — Officials with the Coast Guard confirmed a search in Lake Michigan Monday night, Aug. 5 for one missing swimmer. It was happening off Warnimont Park in Cudahy. Crews were called out around 6 p.m. Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials said a report came in regarding a man, 19, who was struggling in the water after encountering difficulties while returning to shore. He failed to resurface after going under the water. Officials with the Cudahy Fire Department said three young […]

  • US Marshals seek Quavon Marlow, accused of firing into vehicle with children in back seat

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals say a dispute got ugly. It turned into violence witnessed by children. “There was a verbal argument,” the deputy U.S. Marshal on the case said. “Quavon pulled a firearm, and began to open fire on the vehicle.” Quavon Marlow, 22, is wanted for first degree reckless injury. An arrest warrant was issued after authorities said Marlow fired into a vehicle with two women and two children inside. The shooting happened near the Harbor Pointe Apartments near 76th […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

    ‘Endangering the safety of innocent people:’ Debate over pursuit policy reignited after 2 high-profile crashes

    MILWAUKEE — A debate over the Milwaukee Police Department’s pursuit policy was reignited after two high-profile incidents in as many days. Members of Milwaukee’s City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force met Friday, Aug. 2 to discuss the issue. The pursuit policy was reinstated in fall 2017. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission on Sept. 7, 2017 approved the proposed revised pursuit policy that allows Milwaukee police officers to pursue vehicles involved in reckless driving and suspected mobile drug trafficking. […]

  • Fatal crash in Village of Raymond

    ‘Bad history of accidents:’ Neighbors voice concern after crash at Raymond intersection

    RACINE COUNTY — A fatal crash at a Town of Raymond intersection Monday night, July 29 caused concern among neighbors. “I feel sorry for the people,” said James Chervenka. First responders rushed to the scene of the two-vehicle crash shortly after 5:30 p.m. The collision claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman and sent another woman to the hospital via Flight for Life. “This intersection has a bad history of accidents,” said Chervenka. Those who’ve lived near Highway 45 and […]

  • MPD officer injured after pursuit said to be in ‘good spirits’ despite pain and injuries

    MILWAUKEE — The aftermath of Tuesday night’s police pursuit that ended at 16th and Keefe in Milwaukee left several people injured — including children and a 34-year-old Milwaukee police officer from District 5. The five-year veteran of the department was struck by a responding squad at the chaotic scene. “I thought that he was really hurt. And maybe on his, you know, going to pass away or something,” said Angela Willis, a neighbor. Those who witnessed first responders assisting the injured […]

  • Debra Luckett

    ‘She’s here in spirit:’ Family hosts 54th birthday celebration for Debra Luckett, fatally stabbed by boyfriend

    WAUWATOSA — Family members of a Milwaukee woman stabbed to death in 2018 gathered Monday, July 29 to remember her on what would have been her 54th birthday. A balloon and dove release ceremony was held for Debra Luckett, described as the life of the party. The guest of honor was present in the minds and hearts of her guests. “Thank you God for Debra, and for giving us Debra,” said a guest. “It’s kind of hard not having her […]

  • Tina Ortiz

    ‘She’s an inspiration:’ Victim of hit-and-run crash fights through pain, loss, and plans to persevere

    WEST ALLIS — When exercising, you will come across a choice: Stop or keep going. Even when things went from tough to grueling, Tina Ortiz chose to keep going. At the gym and on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, she moves, despite a great loss. “The gym is a place where I release the majority of my stress,” Ortiz explained. “On the left side, I have no pelvis, no sitting bone, no hip bone, no nothing. I am straight scar tissue.” Ortiz […]

  • Jordy- Javier Laureano

    MPD seeks Jordy Javier-Laureano, ‘a sexual predator that gained the family’s trust’

    MILWAUKEE — An unsettling case remains without justice. Detective Efrain Cornejo with the Milwaukee Police Department said police have been searching for 39-year-old Jordy Javier-Laureano. He’s accused of second degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. Police said the assaults started when the victim was 14. “The person we are looking for is Jordy Javier-Laureano,” Detective Cornejo said. “He would be what we call a sexual predator that gained the family’s trust.” Police said Laureano was […]

  • ‘I am truly sorry:’ 2-time fugitive Jonathan Pogreba sentenced to 7 years in prison

    WAUKESHA — Jonathan Pogreba, the man who ran from authorities, prompting two manhunts, learned his fate Friday morning. Pogreba, 44, will serve a total of 7 years in prison — he will get credit for the year he’s already served. He’s been ordered a no-contact order with his wife and children. Unless, they request to reach out. A request that would need to be approved by the courts. Pogreba spoke out for the first time during his sentencing hearing on […]

  • Milwaukee man arrested in road rage shooting that injured 5-year-old girl

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said a 5-year-old was shot and wounded near 44th and Keefe during a road rage incident Thursday, July 25. Just hours after the shooting, a 35-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested in connection. It happened Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m., when police said a minor traffic incident “again resulted in shots being fired and another child being struck.” Police said the 5-year-old girl was in a vehicle being driven by her father, when the shooter exited his […]

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