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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
  • August flooding caused $200K worth of damage at Grafton church, not covered by insurance

    GRAFTON — A Grafton church suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage after flooding in late August — and insurance isn’t covering it. “Middle of the night, there was 7 1/2 inches of rain that came down,” said Mark Wagner, pastor. In its 23-year existence, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grafton has weathered the storms with no problem, but that August night was different. “It built up to almost 3 1/2 feet against the back door. Actually pushed […]

  • Searchers find nothing as hunt for missing girl continues

    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Authorities say a ground search has turned up nothing useful as investigators look for a 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents were found dead in Wisconsin. Deputies found Jayme Closs’ parents shot to death in the family’s home in rural Barron early Monday. The girl was nowhere to be found . Investigators say the girl is in danger and is not suspected in her parents’ deaths. Please click on the following Facebook link https://t.co/Xhk6WGo3mj for the latest PRESS […]

  • ‘Menace to society:’ Robert Anderson gets 25 years in prison for fatal shooting of 6-year-old boy

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Robert Anderson to 25 years in prison plus another 15 years of extended supervision in connection with the fatal shooting of 6-year-old Justin Evans Jr. in July 2017. The senseless killing of the boy, and the frequency of these types of cases, spared outrage beyond the victim’s family. Evans Jr. was fatally shot near 23rd and Finn in Milwaukee on July 22, 2017. He was struck by a stray bullet while visiting his grandmother’s […]

  • ‘We want to bring Jayme home:’ Investigators release new pictures of missing 13-year-old girl

    BARRON, Wis. — The Barron County Sheriff’s Department released on Tuesday morning, Oct. 16 new pictures of Jayme Closs, the girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. Jayme Closs, 13, went missing after her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found dead in a home in Barron County on Monday morning. Officials said Jayme Closs is not a runaway and they believe she is in danger. A 911 call came in early Monday from a cellphone inside the home, but the caller […]

  • Months after Hurricane Maria tore apart Dominica, a visit of thanks from an island leader

    MILWAUKEE — With the recent focus on Hurricane Michael, some people cannot help but reflect back to the damage from another hurricane — and to he generosity of Milwaukee area residents in helping a tiny island get back on its feet. A little more than a year ago, the hurricane we were talking about was Maria. The first casualty of the hurricane was the island of Dominica. lives were lost and homes were destroyed. Stevenson Bellot of Wauwatosa was talking […]

  • ‘There’s nothing left here anymore’ after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach

    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed. For the most part, it’s not there anymore. From a helicopter, you can see many of the homes and hotels that populated this beachside town of about 1,200 are gone. A few houses and other structures remain standing, but they’re the exceptions. Hurricane Michael’s wind and storm surge ripped up buildings like posies and carried them inland. Where homes once stood, offering premium views of the Gulf of Mexico, a […]

  • 2 hurt after home explosion rocks neighborhood in eastern Wisconsin

    HARRISON — “Like a war zone” is how some Calumet County residents described the aftermath of an explosion that rocked a neighborhood in Harrison on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The village is on the north shore of Lake Winnebago, in the Appleton area. “The house that exploded is totally gone. There is debris thrown throughout the neighborhood. There’s debris hanging from the power lines, so it was a very powerful explosion,” said Lt. Mark Weigert, Calumet County Sheriff’s Office. Not much […]

  • ‘We can change this:’ Officials work to prevent deaths of infants due to sleep, prematurity

    MILWAUKEE — Babies who are African-American are dying at a rate three times higher than babies who are white, before their first birthday — and the fight to reduce infant mortality continues to loom large in Milwaukee. Reduction remains the focus, and getting more people involved in this effort is the game plan. These deaths are devastating, and happen far too often, especially in the African-American community. Fifty-five percent of infant deaths in Milwaukee are due to complications of prematurity. […]

  • ‘It’s not right:’ Elected officials urge candidates for governor to close tax loopholes

    MILWAUKEE — Ahead of the election on Nov. 6,  a bipartisan group of elected officials in Milwaukee County is looking for something from the candidates in the governor’s race — leaders from all across Milwaukee County and from a wide spectrum of political affiliations. “Our residents should not be having to incur this cost for an unfair tax shift,” said Kathy Ehley, mayor of Wauwatosa. The leaders drafted a letter seeking relief from the so-called “dark store” and “Walgreens loopholes” […]

  • Early voting begins in Milwaukee; officials urge you to ‘make your votes heard’

    MILWAUKEE — Early absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 6 election began Monday morning, Sept. 24 in Milwaukee — and there are more places to cast those votes. Early voting in Milwaukee started years ago — first at City Hall. As more people began to show up, it was moved to the adjacent Ziedler building. At times, voters wrapped around the building. Because of a state provision, there was only one location for all of those people — until the […]

  • Senators Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin react to Kavanaugh’s confirmation moving ahead

    MILWAUKEE — The fate of judge Brett Kavanaugh’s place on the Supreme Court is on its way to a final vote in the Senate this weekend. This, after a vote Friday morning, Oct. 5 to move forward on the Kavanaugh confirmation vote. The Senate vote was 51-49 to move forward to the final confirmation vote. But senators voting to move forward doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll vote to confirm him Saturday, Oct. 6. A key procedural vote Friday morning passes with a simple […]

  • ‘We’re going to listen:’ Aldermen announce ‘proactive, intensive’ MPD beat patrol initiative

    MILWAUKEE — It’s being called a sea change in Milwaukee policing, and one alderman said he’s been begging for it for years. It’ll involve officers on bicycles and on foot patrolling 17 neighborhoods in Milwaukee Police Department’s District 2. Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Jose Perez on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4 announced the new “highly visible and intensive” Milwaukee Police Department beat patrol initiative on Milwaukee’s near south side. “This part of Milwaukee is going back to the future in policing. I […]