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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
  • Arrested: Man wanted for 5 food truck robberies was left out of jail, now he’s committed another crime

    UPDATE (Tuesday, Oct. 1): Benito Herrera Tonche was arrested in Sun Prairie — after a warrant was issued for his arrest.  MILWAUKEE — A man signed a guilty plea for a string of armed taco truck robberies and was left out of jail as he awaits sentencing. Now, we’ve learned the man is accused of committing a new crime while he’s been out. This is a case we’ve been following for a while — because the Sun Prairie man was […]

  • Soprano

    Family steps up to adopt Soprano, a pot-bellied pig abandoned in a shopping cart in West Bend

    WEST BEND — You know the nursery rhyme: “This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home.” Well, the part about the market became reality in West Bend, when a pot-bellied pig was found in a shopping cart at Fleet Farm! Officials with the Washington County Humane Society suspected someone bought the pig, thinking it wouldn’t grow to a large size. FOX6 stopped by Monday, Sept. 30, and in just a few weeks since his rescue, the little […]

  • ‘I saw that car all the time:’ Police seek classic Firebird, considered stolen, after fatal fire in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Police on Saturday, Sept. 28 continued to search for a classic car considered stolen after a fatal fire Thursday, Sept. 26 at a home on University Drive near Pendleton Place in Waukesha — with the death considered suspicious. Neighbors said the vehicle, a red/burnt orange 1969 Pontiac Firebird with a black, soft convertible top, was well known in the neighborhood, and they wished more information was available about what exactly happened in this case. “It definitely impacts the […]

  • US Marshals seek man wanted for May shooting on I-43, believed to be ‘hiding out’ in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A series of bullets brought traffic to a halt in late May. A crime scene unfolded on one of Wisconsin’s busiest interstates. Four months later, the gunman remained on the run. U.S. Marshals need your help locating Jomuel Lozano-Martinez, 27, amid an outstanding warrant for his arrest. “The shooting incident occurred on I-43 southbound,” said the deputy U.S. Marshal on the case. “The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service are investigating the whereabouts of Jomuel […]

  • ‘Serious consequences:’ Aldermen Donovan, Borkowski issue warning about mayor’s proposed budget

    MILWAUKEE — City officials are weighing in on the public safety cuts in Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s 2020 budget proposal. The mayor is saying public safety employee pensions are expected to rise dramatically by 2023 — which is why certain cuts are being proposed now. But two city aldermen say this is not a solution — and it will only lead to an increase in crime. “In my 20 years, I’ve never seen a worse budget than this one presented […]

  • "Latinas Unidas En Las Artes" or LUNA

    ‘A matter of unity:’ Latina artists launch LUNA, a ‘support group and platform’ in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A group in Milwaukee’s art scene is carving out a new platform.  It all began when two women realized the lack of representation of Latina artists in the area.  “Not being from here, I turned to (Gabriela) and asked, ‘Are you and I the only Latina artists?’” explained Katie Avila Loughmiller, founder of LUNA. Avila Loughmiller told FOX6 she was working on a project and realized there was a lack of representation of Latina artists in the region. […]

  • Survey reveals how Milwaukee residents want city money spent: ‘Budgets are moral documents’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s city budget plan is set to be revealed on Tuesday, Sept. 24. On Monday, community groups released recommendations on how residents say they want to see the money divided up. In the City of Milwaukee budget, there is about $1.5 billion on the table. The city says funding for public safety is one of the biggest budget challenges. “We acknowledge the budget is tight. But that is not an excuse to not invest in […]

  • Captured: US Marshals seek fugitive facing recent charges for domestic abuse

    UPDATE: U.S. Marshals say Brandin Bemley was captured Sunday night, Sept. 22 thanks to a tip from a FOX6 News viewer. MILWAUKEE — When it comes to the game of life, U.S. Marshals are searching for a man who continues to go down a risky road. Brandin Bemley is wanted for violating his parole with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. U.S. Marshals said Bemley, 33, has a violent history, which makes his unknown whereabouts unsettling. “He has a criminal history,” said […]

  • US Marshals seek Larry Canfield, a man with ‘an extensive criminal history’

    MILWAUKEE — He has been running for more than a year — hiding on and off the streets of Milwaukee. He was also suspected of being armed. “He’s wanted for supervised release violation with the underlying charge of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a domestic,” the deputy U.S. Marshal explained. Now, authorities are seeking the public’s help in capturing Larry Canfield. “So, Larry does have an extensive criminal history of firearms, possessing firearms, carrying a firearm in […]

  • Sex offender arrested at Klode Park in Whitefish Bay for being in ‘child safety zone’

    WHITEFISH BAY — A registered sex offender was arrested in the beach parking lot at Klode Park on Friday, Sept. 13 for a municipal ordinance violation for being present in a child safety zone. It happened around 10:35 a.m. Registered sex offenders are prohibited by Whitefish Bay ordinance to be in areas where children are likely to congregate. Police say the case came together when a woman, who was walking in the area of Big Bay Park on Sept. 11, […]

  • ‘I will beat the life out of you:’ Man charged with 4th OWI, accused of threatening officers

    WEST ALLIS — Charges were filed Tuesday, Sept. 17 against a Milwaukee man prosecutors said had a revoked license when he allegedly made the decision to drive while intoxicated. When he was pulled over, prosecutors said he threatened and resisted officers — kicking and injuring one officer who required surgery at the hospital. Elvis Garcia, 36, faces the following charges: Resisting an officer, causing great bodily harm to officer Threat to law enforcement officer OWI, fourth offense, with a minor […]

  • Ty'Rese West, Eric Giese

    ‘We’ve been suffering long enough:’ Family of Ty’Rese West seeks charges against officer who killed him

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The family of 18-year-old Ty’Rese West on Monday, Sept. 16 demanded action from the Racine County district attorney — seeking charges against the officer who shot and killed West in June, and calling for his termination. West’s parents took part in a peaceful demonstration Monday, and asked for all evidence in the case, including police reports and body camera video. They said three months without answers is long enough — and demanded action. On Monday evening, more […]

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