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
DELAVAN — An 83-year-old woman died in house fire on Linn Road in the Town of Delavan Sunday night, Feb. 17. The flames were so intense, firefighters right across the street couldn’t save the woman’s life. The call came in shortly before 6 p.m. after a relative noticed smoke coming from the house. When crews arrived on scene at Linn Road and Sage Road, they found smoke and flames coming from the residence. The Town of Delavan Fire Department extinguished […]
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsinites got ideas for their next house project this weekend at the 57th annual NARI Spring Home Improvement Show. Some shoppers continue to visit the show year after year. Many of us have those home improvement projects that might need some help. “We’re thinking about redoing our windows,” said Kathy Winiger, Town of Lisbon. “I’m looking at doing a project on my walk-in closet,” said Ron Calewarts, Greenfield. Whether you’re looking to remodel or need some new ideas, […]
MILWAUKEE — We all have home improvement projects that we could use a little help on… so why not ask for a little assistance? The 57th annual NARI Home Improvement Show at State Fair Park was a homeowner’s haven, full of vendors ready to help turn DIY dreams into realities. About Milwaukee NARI, Inc. (website) NARI Milwaukee was chartered on July 12, 1961, as the Home Improvement Council of Greater Milwaukee, a chapter of the National Home Improvement Council. The […]
MILWAUKEE — Bright yellow vests and orange trucks meant so much more than just a uniform on Saturday, Feb. 16. The City of Milwaukee was honoring the life of Department of Public Works employee Bryan Rodriguez, who was killed on the job last week. “It’s a new fashion statement, yes, but it’s for Bryan for sure,” said Jeff Polenske, Public Works Commissioner. It’s a sign of unity from Public Works employees all over — showing their support for Rodriguez. “We’re celebrating. […]
MILWAUKEE — Students at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will be hopping on a flight Friday night, Feb. 15 for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity thousands of miles away. Students will not only get submersed in a different culture, but they’ll set themselves up for a successful future — thanks to a partnership between Foxconn and UWM. “We won’t be leaving before too long,” said Liam Brodie, a UWM senior. “All ready to go!” 12 UW-Milwaukee students were ready to travel […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Division offices are located in the Sojourner Family Peace Center, but it’s a place that’s usually off limits because of the sensitive topics officers are working on. Employees who work downstairs from the division got a look inside for the first time on Thursday, Feb. 14. “This has kind of been off-limits. A lot of important work goes on here,” said Carmen Pitre, Sojourner Family Peace Center. MPD’s Sensitive Crimes Division handles […]
SHEBOYGAN — With more snow on the way starting Monday night, Feb. 11, some Department of Public Works officials said the back-to-back storms starting in late January had taken a toll on their equipment and crews. “We’re going to try and get ahead of it tonight — get a base layer of salt down,” said Jason Blasiola with the Sheboygan Department of Public Works. DPW crews spent Monday preparing for another storm. “Last week we were out quite a bit, […]
ROCHESTER — A 39-year-old Salem man was arrested and could face attempted homicide charges after an incident in the Village of Rochester late Saturday, Feb. 9. “Well, it’s nuts, obviously,” said Jeff Schimek, Dover. Deputies were dispatched to a crash scene near County Highway J and County Highway A around 10:45 p.m. The operator of a vehicle, a 40-year-old woman from the Village of Salem, had called 911. She indicated her husband had grabbed the steering wheel and turned them off […]
OAK CREEK — Winters are a rough time for our cars, and it’s better to be prepared instead of scared. Keep your car ready for anything with some tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. About Farm & Fleet (website) Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores are specialty discount retailers with 40 locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Receiving management, merchandising and distribution services from Blain Supply, Inc., each retail store is a division of one of the Farm and Fleet Corporations, […]
MILWAUKEE — Lots of hard work and time has gone into a Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity house on N. 29th Street. Since the summer, volunteers and the homeowner built the new residence from the ground up. “From painting, to putting down floors, to door knobs, learning all different types of nails and screws,” said new homeowner Latashia Malone. The new address is just one of 25 Habitat for Humanity homes to be built in Milwaukee’s Midtown neighborhood. On Saturday, Feb. 9, […]
MILWAUKEE — Some students are athletes, and some students are mathletes. Other students may opt for another hobby: robots! UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering and Applied Science hosted the FIRST Tech Challenge 2019 State Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9. About FIRST (website) Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ students build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Association (MPA) has received an outpouring of donations and support for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner’s family and fellow officers. President Shawn Lauda tells FOX6 News the association has had multiple people from the public bringing cash and check donations in through Thursday, Feb. Even if you cannot donate money, showing love and support for local police is all the MPA’s members are asking for. “We need to feel like we’re loved. We’re human beings,” […]