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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
  • 911 calls, dash-cam released after attempted carjacking at Oak Creek motel, standoff

    OAK CREEK — Newly released police radio transmissions give a better idea of the chaos caused by an alleged attempted carjacking in Oak Creek. Two suspects caused a standoff after barricaded themselves in a bathroom a little over a week ago. Dispatcher: “911, what is your emergency?” Caller: “Yes, ah. Something happened with one of our rooms. Room 109. If we can have an officer come.” Through 911 calls and dash-cam video, there is a better insight of what happened before […]

  • Acting sheriff, attorney representing families speak out on deaths, reforms at the Milwaukee County Jail

    MILWAUKEE — Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt and families of individuals who have died in the Milwaukee County Jail scheduled separate news conferences Thursday afternoon, Aug. 9 to discuss deaths that occurred in 2016. A news release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office indicated Sheriff Schmidt would “set the record straight and highlight the transformative changes he has made in the Milwaukee County Jail since Sept. 2017.” “They’ve tried to paint me in a corner that was run by […]

  • ‘Stop picking up our people:’ Protesters march in Racine after 4 community members arrested by ICE

    RACINE — Just doing their jobs or unnecessary targeting? Protesters in Racine would say the latter when it comes to the arrest of four immigrants by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The group hit the streets on Wednesday, Aug. 8. FOX6 News is told the men were taken on their way to work. The protesters want ICE out of the neighborhoods. “Get out of our community and stop picking up our people. They’re not criminals,” said […]

  • MPD chief after 4 homicides in 24 hours: ‘To use a firearm over an argument is a cowardly act’

    MILWAUKEE — Four people were killed in Milwaukee on Monday, Aug. 6, on the heels of multiple shootings over the weekend. On Tuesday, Aug. 7 city and faith leaders said everyone needs to play a role in stopping the violence. “When four individuals,who have all died in a 24-hour period, and there’s guns involved everywhere, it tells you there’s a problem,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. Two people, a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old […]

  • Bird ‘voluntarily removes’ scooters in Milwaukee until state removes restrictions

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Bird scooter company said Monday, Aug. 6 in a joint press release with City of Milwaukee leaders the scooters are being “voluntarily removed” from Milwaukee streets until the state removes restrictions on them. Bird officials said they’ll work with the city to get them back on the streets legally. In the release, the company said “Bird and the city expressed their shared goals of creating a community that embraces innovation and includes more transportation options.” […]

  • ‘Bittersweet thing:’ Melvin the Wacky Wheeler rides in his last Wisconsin State Fair

    WEST ALLIS — Lots of people will be headed to the Wisconsin State Fair during the first weekend of the fair’s 2018 run — including some fair favorites. He’s one-of-a-kind at the fair. If you’ve been there in the last dozen years, you probably saw him. We’re talking about the Melvin the Wacky Wheeler. “Kind of been a staple here for a while,” said Melvin. Melvin also shows up at many county fairs and parades in the area — so […]

  • Man accused of setting up cameras in bathroom at Culver’s, recording ‘upskirting’ videos at Waukesha West

    WAUKESHA — When you go into the restroom at work, you expect privacy, but prosecutors say a hidden camera denied some Culver’s employees that assumption. Scott Schwantes, 18, walked into a Waukesha County courtroom for his initial appearance Thursday, Aug. 2. He faces three counts of capturing an intimate representation of a victim under the age of 18 (three counts), and one count of capturing an intimate representation. The fourth count involves a 20-year-old woman. Schwantes is accused of hiding two […]

  • Sammie Miller sentenced to life in prison for killing Audrey Scott in July 2017

    RACINE — Sammie Miller, the man convicted of the execution style killing of Audrey Scott in July 2017, was sentenced in a Racine County courtroom on Friday, July 27 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After being convicted of first degree intentional homicide, Miller knew his sentence would be a mandatory life in prison — but the question was would he be eligible for extended supervision. He asked the judge for it after the mandatory 20 years. […]

  • ‘The ultimate sacrifice:’ Chief reveals name of fallen officer, Michael Michalski; IDs suspect

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales revealed on Thursday, July 26 the name of the officer who was fatally shot in an incident at 28th and Wright in Milwaukee on Wednesday evening, July 25. “It is with great sadness that I stand before you to announce the tragic death of another fallen Milwaukee police officer,” said Chief Morales. He is Officer Michael Michalski, 52 — a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department who was assigned to the Special Investigations […]

  • ‘Morgan’s life was not in vain:’ Group empowers young girls to avoid becoming victims of sex trafficking

    MILWAUKEE — The scope of sex trafficking is mostly underground until a high-profile case brings it to the surface. The death of 19-year-old Morgan Huennekens appears to be such a case, but as tragic as her story is, it has spawn a movement that may prevent other young girls from traveling the same path. Huennekens’ body was found wrapped in sheets in March. 29-year-old John Gillum turned himself in to police — telling them he bought sex from her, and […]

  • ‘Did you see it go down?’ 911 calls released after fatal plane crash in Sheboygan Falls

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS — A World War II-era plane crashed in Sheboygan Falls — killing the pilot and injuring two others. It happened on Friday, July 20, and on Wednesday, July 25, the 911 calls were released. Charred farming equipment remained at “Fly-By Acres” after the plane barreled through a barn. Immediately after it happened, the 911 calls started coming in. 911 caller: “Got a plane down in a farm yard. Buildings on fire.” The plane crashed shortly after taking off from […]

  • ‘Children will be safer:’ Plan announced for remaining school safety funds; focused on mental health

    MILWAUKEE — Back in March, the state legislature voted to give the Wisconsin Department of Justice $100 million for school safety grants. Even after awarding school safety grant money to more than 500 Wisconsin schools, there’s $45 million left to spend. So what’s the plan for round two? “This school safety board program has already been a massive success,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. Schimel said 97 percent of public schools and nearly 40 percent of private schools applied for the school […]