Christina Van Zelst joined the FOX6 News Team as a multimedia journalist in November 2018, making her way closer to home in Chicago. She’s excited to be back near family and friends!
Before coming to the Badger state, Christina worked as a fill-in anchor and multimedia journalist for Eyewitness News WEHT/WTVW in Evansville, Indiana for two-and-a-half-years.
She graduated from Purdue University in 2016 where she was an anchor and reporter for Fast Track. She also worked for the Athletic Communications Department, covering all Purdue sports. Christina also had her own radio show covering Purdue sports on WAZY-FM. During college, she interned at Comcast SportsNet and NBC5 in Chicago.
Christina was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago in Glenview where she went to high school at Glenbrook South. She has always been passionate about sports — Boiler Up! — and is a Chicago sports fanatic (especially the Blackhawks).
In her spare time she likes going to the movies traveling and hitting the gym.
If you have a story idea or tip, send her an email at Christina.VanZelst@fox6now.com
MILWAUKEE — Thousands of people headed to Maier Festival Park for the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk on Sunday, Sept. 22. The walk raised money to help find a cure for breast cancer — and this year’s walk had a special meaning for a FOX6 family member. “It reminds me that I’m not alone,” said Dr. Sheri Prentiss, emcee and breast cancer survivor. “I can win this. I can beat this. I have beat this.” It might have […]
MILWAUKEE — Even though October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk kicked off the month a little early. Christina stopped by the event on Sunday, Sept. 22 to learn why the walk is important for cancer survivors and their families. About Susan G. Komen Wisconsin (website) Susan G. Komen planted its roots in Wisconsin in 1998 when a group of dedicated individuals held the first Race for the Cure in the state in […]
MILWAUKEE — Pet lovers headed to Maier Festival Park on Saturday, Sept. 21 for the sixth annual Fromm Petfest. Thousands of four-legged furry friends took full advantage of the festivities. It was a sight you don’t normally see: Thousands of animals walking around Maier Festival Park. “It’s really cool that they allow us to come out, and just kind of let the dogs see what we do during the summer,” said John Fitzgerald of Milwaukee. Families — both two-legged and […]
MILWAUKEE — Can you imagine anything better than a weekend full of cats, dogs and other adorable animals? Petfest returned to the Summerfest grounds over the weekend of Sept. 20-22. Christina stopped by the fun-filled event to make a few new furry friends and learn about what makes Petfest special. About Petfest (website) Since its inception in 2014, the event has experienced exponential growth, welcoming thousands of pet owners, lovers, dogs and cats to the festival grounds to try their […]
MILWAUKEE — A fleeing driver was transported to the hospital early Friday morning, Sept. 20 following a police pursuit and crash. The driver crashed into a massive tree on someone’s front yard — and the homeowner says it was absolute chaos. The pursuit started in West Allis and ended in Milwaukee. According to police, it began around 12:30 a.m. after officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 60th and Washington. The driver refused […]
FOND DU LAC — Officials say three people have died in a fire at a group home for people with disabilities in eastern Wisconsin. “The fire was not survivable. If you didn’t get out right away, the chances for having a positive outcome for that were really small,” said Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary. O’Leary said it took several hours to find those victims because of the extreme flames. At least 50 firefighters battled the blaze that kept […]
MILWAUKEE — Home to more than 220 businesses, the Riverworks Business Improvement District is hosting its 6th annual Riverworks Week celebration this week. People who live in the area look forward to the celebration every year. “It’s a bigger neighborhood, it’s noticeable,” said Siria Morales, Riverwest resident. Siria Morales has lived in the Riverwest neighborhood for several years — noticing the growth and development over time. That’s why she loves Riverworks Week. “I like to see people happy about the […]
MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of people headed to Maier Festival Park on Sunday, Sept. 15 for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the 14th largest event of its kind in the nation — and everyone there was connected in a special way. In a “Promise Garden” near the walk, each flower represented hundreds of people tied to Alzheimer’s, a disease that, sadly, touches many lives. “We want to be able to get that white flower and have survivors,” said Bonnie Blair, […]
MILWAUKEE — The time of year between the end of summer and start of fall is always full of charity run/walks. They’re fun-filled events that raise money for very worthwhile causes. On Sunday, Sept. 15, Christina headed down to the Henry Maier Festival grounds for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. About Walk To End Alzheimer’s (website) The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter is the leading volunteer health organization in Alzheimer’s disease care. Serving the state of Wisconsin, with offices in Chippewa […]
MILWAUKEE — Thousands of people laced up for the 42nd Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk on Saturday, Sept. 14. Christina stopped by the walk to learn about why the event is so special to participants. About Briggs and Al’s Run & Walk (website) Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a Milwaukee tradition and a critical fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. For over 40 years, thousands of people have come together to walk or run in support of […]
MILWAUKEE — Thousands of people laced up for the 42nd Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk. The proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin — and one loyal team has been participating for 15 years. “Our daughter literally wouldn’t be alive without them,” said Ryan Freund, a member of Team Ethan and Adair To The Rescue. This team of family and friends is lacing up Saturday for the 42nd Brigg’s and Al’s Run and Walk. Emotions are running high as […]
WAUKESHA — A fire tore through the Hillcrest Apartments on Shepherd Court in Waukesha on Thursday night, Sept. 12. The blaze left dozens of residents displaced. The American Red Cross stepped in to help provide them with food and shelter. Casey Hamill-Barth and Clayton Burt were sound asleep and awakened by a nightmare. “There was a big strike of lightning that kind of shot me right out of bed,” said Casey Hamill-Barth, who was displaced by the fire. “We peeked […]