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I grew up in a family that believes there are no limits to what you can achieve. Education was a priority and college a necessity. I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. When I changed my major to broadcasting I was told the field was too saturated. Getting a job in television would be tough. So what?

After graduating, My first job was as a country music disc jockey. Hey, it got my foot in the door. Nine months later, I was doing radio news reports and nine months after that I got my first television job as a morning anchor/reporter in Jackson, Tennessee. My career has taken me to Huntsville, Alabama and my current home of Milwaukee where I’m an anchor/reporter at Fox 6 News. I have been honored with several awards, including an Emmy nomination.

Being a southern girl, my friends still can’t believe I live in a city that gets wind chills of 25 below zero. But I’ve made the adjustment and Milwaukee is truly home. Plus, I enjoy what I do. And, I am blessed that so many people allow me in their homes every evening.

If you have a story you’d like us to cover, call me. And, thanks for taking the time to read my bio.

Recent Articles
  • Bills limiting executive powers for governor-elect pass, but what will Gov. Walker do?

    MADISON — Efforts to take executive powers from the incoming governor are reverberating beyond the State of Wisconsin. Members of the Republican-majority Legislature passed the bills during an extraordinary lame duck session, and now the question is, what will Governor Scott Walker do? Opponents of the bills that give some executive powers to the Legislature converged on the Capitol in Madison — strongly vocalizing their opposition — but the Republican-sponsored bills passed in the Republican-majority Legislature. Governor-elect Tony Evers was […]

  • Reggie Gaston sentenced to 30 years in prison in crash that killed woman, infant

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man will spend 30 years in prison for his role in the deaths of a mother and her infant child. A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Reggie Gaston, 24, on Friday, Dec. 7 to 30 years in prison and another 17 years of extended supervision. Gaston was also ordered to pay more than $9,600 in restitution. The aftermath from the early-morning crash, left a horrific scene near 35th and Capitol on Oct. 2, 2017. Two people died, 27-year-old […]

  • ‘Had our hands full:’ Hartford home deemed a total loss after fire; couple escaped unharmed

    HARTFORD — The Hartford Fire Department had to put out a house fire twice, with an assist from our FOX6 WakeUp crew on Thursday morning, Dec. 6. Fortunately, the couple inside the home on Sumner Street in Hartford was able to escape unharmed. “We had our hands full,” said Chief Paul Stephans, Hartford Fire Department. The call to officials came in around 1:30 a.m. Chief Stephans knew this was going to be a tough fire to put out as soon as […]

  • ‘Going to get things done:’ Earnell Lucas looks forward to leading Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — There is a new sheriff in town, and on Wednesday, Dec. 5, he helped us get to know him better. He was the featured guest at the Milwaukee Press Club. Earnell Lucas fielded questions from journalists on a lot of different issues, from the reason he wanted the job of sheriff to the changes planned for the office. “Milwaukee County, roll up your sleeves. Get ready. We’re gonna go out here — we’re going to get the […]

  • Governor-elect Tony Evers speaks before Common Council after meeting with Mayor Barrett

    MILWAUKEE — While a lot of attention was on the lame-duck session in Madison, with Republicans looking to limit the powers of incoming Democrats, Governor-elect Tony Evers spoke before the Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday, Dec. 4, after meeting with Mayor Tom Barrett. It was the governor-elect’s first trip to City Hall. “I think it’s a demonstration of a new day in Wisconsin when you have a governor who has so much respect for local government, both large and small, that […]

  • 4 men headed to trial in murder of 23-year-old Joseph Riley

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Four men accused of a home invasion that resulted in murder are headed to trial. They appeared in a Kenosha County courtroom for their preliminary hearing on Friday, Nov. 30. Joseph Riley, the Kenosha County man they’re accused of killing, managed to shoot two of them during the incident that occurred on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Town of Wheatland. The suspects in the case are Augustine Sanchez, 20, and Anthony Harris II, 23, Markeith Wilson, 20, and Demarco […]

  • Milwaukee County Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas reveals his all-women senior staff

    MILWAUKEE — There will soon be a new sheriff in town and he’s establishing his team. Milwaukee County Sheriff-elect Earnell Lucas named on Thursday, Nov. 29 leaders to executive positions in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. In announcing the appointments, Lucas noted that they are all competent, qualified people and it is also noticeable that they are all women. When Earnell Lucas was elected sheriff, he had set goals in mind: restore honor, integrity and trust back to the sheriff’s office, […]

  • ‘Horrific:’ Stephen Cole to spend 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Stephen Cole on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to 30 years in prison and another 15 years of extended supervision. This, in connection with the fatal stabbing of his mother and the non-fatal stabbing of his stepfather. The incident happened at a home near 15th Street and Woodview Avenue in Oak Creek on Dec. 26, 2017. Prosecutors said Cole stabbed Regina Rosebrock to death because he was upset she had poured out his alcohol. The […]

  • ‘Wednesday and Sunday are busiest:’ Here’s what you can and cannot put in your carry-on

    MILWAUKEE — According to AAA, an estimated 54 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. About half of those will be traveling by air. TSA officials at General Mitchell International Airport normally screen about 10,000 passengers a day. That’s expected to increase to about 12,000 during the peak holiday travel season. “Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25 are projected to be our busiest travel days, while Thanksgiving and the Friday afterwards are […]

  • Another Red Cross volunteer heads to California to help wildfire victims: ‘I feel I need to go’

    PARADISE, Calif. — With California’s Camp Fire reportedly two-thirds contained on Monday, Nov. 19, another American Red Cross volunteer departed Milwaukee for California to help those impacted by the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stood at 77 Monday, with about 1,000 people unaccounted for. Hundreds of searchers continued looking for human remains in the ashes in Paradise and outlying areas ravaged by the blaze Nov. 8, with the body count increasing daily. Rain in Wednesday’s […]

  • ‘Proud of this day:’ 18 children join forever families in Milwaukee’s adoption celebration

    MILWAUKEE — It was a family affair of the best kind. A room inside Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center packed with people to expand their families alongside a supporting cast to cheer them on. It was all part of Milwaukee’s adoption day celebration on Friday, Nov. 16. “Everyone who is here for the Ashana Ashley adoption can come into Branch 36, please,” said a deputy at the justice center. Eighteen times the scene played out as children legally became […]

  • New allegations against former St. Matthias teacher, related to his time at Holy Apostles

    NEW BERLIN — A former St. Matthias and now former Holy Apostles teacher accused of child sex assault is facing new charges filed out of Waukesha County on Nov. 14. Kevin Buelow, 45, faces two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child, and one count of fourth degree sexual assault. He was previously charged with two counts of first degree child sexual assault — sexual contact with a person under the age of 13, filed in separate cases […]