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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
  • COVID-19 testing in Milwaukee

    ‘Tremendous turnout:’ Hundreds took advantage as 2 free COVID-19 test sites opened in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Free COVID-19 testing began Monday morning, May 11 in Milwaukee. No appointment is needed — and you don’t even have to be showing symptoms to take advantage. The Wisconsin National Guard will be conducting testing at two sites in the city for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and initially said they can test up to 500 people at each location each day. By lunchtime Monday, they were at the halfway mark at each site. National […]

  • ‘Food for your soul:’ Couple transitions dance studio’s classes to virtual floor

    MILWAUKEE — The world in so many ways has slowed down, which is why a dance studio on Milwaukee’s south side is working hard to make sure it doesn’t miss a beat. A place typically filled with energy now sits still. For the past few years, Gustavo and Krystal Nicola have owned and operated their award-winning dance studio. FOX6 News brought you their story last September; the husband and wife fell in love even though, at first, they didn’t speak […]

  • Gov. Evers reveals plan to make Wisconsin a top state in testing per capita

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced on Monday, May 4 a plan “to make Wisconsin one of the top states in testing per capita, in addition to already being one of the top states in COVID-19 testing capacity.” Governor Evers outlined four key goals — chief among them that everyone who needs a test to get a test. He also announced plans to test all residents and staff in the state’s 373 nursing homes. The announcement came on the eve […]

  • ‘It’s just beautiful:’ WI State parks reopen with special guidelines

    KEWASKUM — Rays of sunshine launched the reopening of Wisconsin’s state parks on Friday. The sights and sounds of spring filled Kettle Moraine State Forest. “It’s just beautiful listening to the birds and the frogs and just loving nature,” Gerri Harrington said. A much-needed visit for one family we spoke with. “Couple gloomy days, it’s sure nice to see the sunshine out and see something different than walk around your own yard,” Mike Harrington said. The Department of Natural Resources […]

  • “I think it’s great:’ Brookfield Square, Mayfair offering curbside pickup for retail, restaurants

    BROOKFIELD — Two malls are opening up for curbside pickup after closing their doors for about a month and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No one could have imagined shopping in 2020 would like it does now but, then again, everything about the last few months has been unprecedented. “We have to start transitioning to this phase where people feel confident again getting out and interacting,” said Steve Baas, vice president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce […]

  • Some businesses in Wisconsin reopen for 1st time in over a month: ‘There will be an end to this’

    MADISON — The new “Safer at Home” order allowed some businesses Wednesday to operate once again. However, they must follow social distancing guidelines. “My email exploded, I already have six quotes for over $5000 worth of work,” said Debra Fabian of Just Chairs Upholstery. “Kind of overwhelming.” From furniture upholstery to dog grooming, certain businesses re-started their operations. “It’s good to get grooming back in the fold,” Gregg Pawelski, owner of Playtime Doggy Daycare, said. Pawelski’s business took a hit […]

  • MPD identifies 5 victims in fatal shooting near 12th and Locust; incident devastates 2 families

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department released on Tuesday, April 28 the identities of five victims found fatally shot in a home near 12th and Locust on Monday. The victims have been identified as: Demetrius Thomas, 14 Tera Agee, 16 Lakeitha Stokes, 17 Marcus Stokes, 19 Teresa Thomas, 41 Relatives of those victims are now speaking out. They say they want answers — and for the public to realize there are two families mourning this incredible loss. A relative of […]

  • Five killed in shooting near 12th and Locust

    5 killed in shooting near 12th and Locust, 911 caller ‘who stated his family was dead’ arrested

    MILWAUKEE — A 911 call Monday morning, April 27 led to the discovery of five people shot dead in a home near 12th Street and Locust Street — and the arrest of the caller. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the call came in around 10:30 a.m. from a man who said his family was dead. When officers arrived on scene, they found five deceased victims — ranging in age from 14 years old to 41 years old. “Our prayers […]

  • ‘There’s no reason for it:’ Protesters assemble in Milwaukee, frustrated with ‘Safer at Home’ extension

    MILWAUKEE — Those against the extension of “Safer at Home” made their voices heard in Milwaukee, Friday. Less than a dozen people gathered near the city’s lakefront for a re-open Wisconsin rally. They are frustrated and completely against an extension of the order now slated to end May 26. “We cannot go anywhere, we cannot do anything,” one protester said. “There’s no reason for it.” On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers told reporters that he celebrates the first amendment and asked […]

  • ‘Obvious power grab:’ Gov. Evers responds to Republicans after lawsuit filed

    MADISON — We’re hearing from Governor Tony Evers for the first time since Republicans filed a lawsuit against the extension of “Safer at Home.” In his radio address Thursday, April 23, Governor Tony Evers says “Safer at Home” is working and that the latest data shows these measures have saved anywhere from 300 to 1,400 lives. Still, the governor says we are not out of the woods just yet. Of course, not everyone feels this way or agrees with an […]

  • Captured: US Marshals seek man who ‘executed’ Romeal O’Quin at Waz’s Pub

    MILWAUKEE — Update: U.S. Marshals confirmed Thursday, April 23 Christopher Stovall was arrested by authorities in Texas. A barbaric murder played out in a northside Milwaukee bar. The deadly shooting began as an argument between two men, and U.S. Marshals need your help to find the one accused of pulling the trigger. Romeal O’Quin, 42,  was shot and killed inside Waz’s Pub near 46th Street and Burleigh Street on Nov. 17, 2019. “I would like for him to be remembered […]

  • Village Pointe Commons

    Wisconsin DHS: 334 COVID-19 cases linked to long-term care facilities, along with 74 deaths

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released new data Wednesday, April 22 showing more than 300 positive cases of COVID-19 linked to long-term care facilities, along with 74 deaths. However, this data may not tell the whole story. On Sunday, April 19, President Donald Trump’s administration announced new guidelines requiring nursing homes nationwide to report to patients, their families and the federal government when they have cases of coronavirus — within a 12-hour window. Previously, […]

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