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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
  • ‘Hurts a lot:’ Neighbors hold out hope to find Timmothy Pitzen after hoax claim stirs up case

    AURORA, Ill. — A person claiming to be a missing boy who hasn’t been seen since 2011, was all a hoax. The community in Timmothy Pitzen’s hometown of Aurora, Illinois, had hoped the mystery was finally solved. A 6-year-old boy left his mark on an Aurora, Illinois neighborhood and never returned. “I hope he remembers me, that’s the biggest thing,” said Yamii Grande, neighbor. The 6-year-old boy left his mark on an Aurora neighborhood and never returned. Yamii Grande and […]

  • Fire set intentionally at former greyhound park, but there will be no formal arson probe

    KENOSHA — FOX6 News has learned Kenosha fire officials will not be conducting a formal investigation into the arson Tuesday night, April 2 at the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha — with demolition underway. Fire officials said someone trespassed inside and intentionally set the place on fire. Upon arrival around 8 p.m. Tuesday, crews found three separate fires burning inside the building. “It’s obvious people had been piling up different combustibles and putting them in a position where they […]

  • Co-owner of Silk denies accusations of sex trafficking, torture at his former club

    MILWAUKEE — Federal court documents show investigators are looking into allegations of sex trafficking, torture and money laundering involving a shuttered strip club that used to be owned by the co-owner of Silk Exotic. Radomir Buzdum denied he knew of anything illegal in his club. FOX6 News on Monday, April 1 found a “for sale” sign at “Wild Rose Gentlemen’s Club,” formerly “TNT Gentlemen’s Club.” What went on behind the doors is the subject of a federal investigation. A search […]

  • ‘Wouldn’t expect it:’ Neighbors shocked after 2 arrested following Greenfield police pursuit

    GREENFIELD — A police chase ended with a loud wake up call for some Greenfield residents on Thursday, March 28 when the chase ended in a homeowner’s front yard. Greenfield police once again used a pursuit intervention technique known as a PIT maneuver to bring the chase to an end. They say the suspect reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. The quaint subdivision on Sunset and 116th St. was paid an unexpected visit by the roars and sirens of […]

  • US Marshals seek David Bopp, a man they say has ‘a lot of domestic violence issues’

    WHITEFISH BAY — He was sent to prison for being part of an operation that was shipping drugs from California to Wisconsin. Now, 31-year-old David Bopp is once again on the run from authorities. His life has gone up in smoke. “He does have a lot of domestic violence issues,” the agent on his case said. For him, disobeying the law may run in his blood. “It was a pretty large conspiracy. But one of his co-conspirators was his father,” […]

  • Captured: Warrants out for his arrest: US Marshals seek Daniel Ortiz

    MILWAUKEE — Daniel Ortiz has two warrants out for his arrest. U.S. Marshals say he was following the rules of parole when, without notice, he went off the radar for more than a month — and then committed another crime. U.S. Marshals are now searching once again for Ortiz — and asking the public for tips and information in tracking him down. The two active warrants for Ortiz’s arrest are from May and June of this year. In May, he violated […]

  • ‘It’s life-changing:’ Excitement overwhelms gas station where 3rd largest Powerball jackpot ticket sold

    NEW BERLIN — Customers at the Speedway gas station in New Berlin — where the $768.4 million winning Powerball ticket was sold — can’t believe it actually happened in their small city. “I woke up this morning, everybody’s calling us knowing we’re from New Berlin,” said John Wollenziehn, Speedway customer. The historic winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway gas station on Beloit Road. “I was shocked,” said Jackie Evenson, Speedway customer. Loyal customers of the gas station are in […]

  • ‘Bye, Jayme:’ Jake Patterson pleads guilty to charges in kidnapping of Jayme Closs, murder of her parents

    BARRON — A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents, in a move that spares the girl held captive in a remote cabin for three months from the possible trauma of having to testify at his trial. Multiple reporters sitting in the gallery told FOX6 News Patterson said, “Bye, Jayme” as he was escorted out after the hearing. Jake Patterson, 21, sniffled and his voice caught as he pleaded guilty to two counts […]

  • Jake Patterson to enter plea in Jayme Closs case: ‘I hope he enters a guilty plea’

    BARRON — Jake Patterson told two television stations he plans to plead guilty to charges in connection with the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs and the deaths of her parents, James and Denise. On Wednesday, March 27, we’ll find out whether he follows through with that plan when he appears in court in Barron County for his arraignment. Patterson, 21, faces four felony charges: First degree intentional homicide — two counts Kidnapping/carrying without consent Burglary while armed with a dangerous […]

  • Reports: Missing woman found in Lake Michigan disappeared before, suffered from PTSD

    KENOSHA — A body found in Lake Michigan in Kenosha on Saturday, March 23 has been identified as 39-year-old Amanda Hanover from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hanover had not been seen since Monday, March 18 — and has no known ties to the area. According to the Kenosha Police Department, Hanover’s vehicle was located near 101 56th Street (Fisherman’s Circle) in Kenosha. Her cellphone was inside. “I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” said Nancy Banks, neighbor. “She was a gorgeous lady, […]

  • ‘My brother’s death wasn’t in vain:’ Family of missing veteran hopes for nationwide ‘Green Alert’

    MILWAUKEE — A system in Wisconsin to help locate missing veterans at risk could go nationwide. It’s all due to the efforts of a military family in Milwaukee. On a chilly March morning, the pews inside St. Matthew C.M.E Church near 9th and Chambers began to fill.  On this particular Sunday, it was Gwendolyn Adams’ turn to bring out water, light the candles and make sure those leading the service had what they needed. After a short prayer, she took […]

  • US Marshals search for Ramond Redding, a man with ‘a violent history’

    MILWAUKEE — He started the year making a bad decision while on parole. Authorities have been trying to track him down — questioning those closest to him. But with no leads, they are turning to FOX6 News viewers. “Ramond Redding is actually wanted for a state violation of parole with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections,” the U.S. Marshal on this case said. “In January, he decided he was going to stop reporting to his agent.” Marshals are searching for Ramond Redding. […]

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