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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Caradaro Club teams up with local neighborhood association for ‘virtual pizza party’

    MILWAUKEE — More than 100 10-inch cheese pizzas are being prepped at the original Caradaro Club in Milwaukee. It’s all for a big party — online. “We’re having pizza, and we’re going to have a pizza party,” said Wally Kutch, owner at Caradaro Club Restaurant Group. The pizza restaurant is teaming up with the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association — offering free, partially baked pizzas to neighbors in the area. The goal is to bring people together while cooped up at […]

  • Milwaukee-area Jewish synagogues move religious services online

    ‘We’re experimenting:’ Milwaukee-area Jewish synagogues move religious services online

    FOX POINT — With the parking lot empty, Congregation Shalom members still tuned into services — with the click of a mouse, and touch of a keyboard. “We’re experimenting with all these different types of ways of gathering online,” Rabbi Noah Chertkoff said. An effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 moved religions services online — something Rabbi Chertkoff at Congregation Shalom in Fox Point called an experiment. “We’re learning how to integrate all of our ways of being able […]

  • COVID-19 cases are on the rise, experts say actual number of cases likely much higher

    MILWAUKEE — As cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Wisconsin, Milwaukee officials say numbers are changing by the minute. Those positive cases 54% of confirmed cases are women, men make up 46%. The most amount of confirmed cases have been seen in the age range of 50-69. For every one person diagnosed with a positive test, there could be up to 10 others who are infected who haven’t sought out treatment. That said, the actual number of cases […]

  • Milwaukee rolls out ‘drive-up’ voting ahead of April primary

    MILWAUKEE — Casting your ballot from your car is the new norm in Milwaukee. This comes after the City of Milwaukee Election Commission launched a drive-up early voting option Saturday, March 28. “Shows a lot of enthusiasm from the voters to participate in the upcoming election,” Neil Albrecht, executive director of the Milwaukee Election commission, said. Albrecht says it allows residents easy access to voting — while working to keep both election workers and the public safe from the spread […]

  • More than a dozen have tested positive at Grafton facility; how did COVID-19 get in there

    GRAFTON — It was one week ago that health officials with the Waukesha Ozaukee Public Health Department announced Ozaukee County’s first, coronavirus-related death — a resident of Village Pointe Commons. Since then, two additional residents of the long-term care facility in Grafton have died from complications of COVID-19. More than a dozen have tested positive in that facility alone, now the question becomes: How did COVID-19 get in there, and how will they stop it? “It’s likely there are others […]

  • ‘It was touching my heart:’ Brookfield barber donates hundreds of gloves to Milwaukee VA

    BROOKFIELD — Supplies like gloves and masks are becoming harder for first responders to get ahold of as the coronavirus continues to spread. A Brookfield barber’s donation is helping with that shortage. The International Barbershop in Brookfield might be closed, but the owner’s heart is getting down to business. “It was touching my heart for me to just go ahead and grab all the gloves I had and donate it to the VA,” said Jose Martinez, the barbershop’s owner. Martinez […]

  • ‘Bigger than just pizza:’ Toppers offering free food for kids as school closures continue

    FOX POINT — While schools remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, finding food resources can be difficult for some families. But one pizza joint is making sure no kid goes hungry — Toppers Pizza. On top of it during these uncertain times, the pizza chain is offering free, small one-topping pizzas to kids. “There are a lot of parents, a lot of families right now that rely on those school lunches to be able to feed […]

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    YMCA offers child care for health care workers, first responders: ‘We will keep children moving forward’

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee on Monday, March 23 announced a countywide initiative to provide child care for the children of first responders and health care workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The last thing they need right now, our first responders, is to worry about the safety of their own families,” said Carrie Wall with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. Officials said the pilot programs at the Advocate Aurora Health Conference Center and the Rite Hite […]

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    ‘To still bring us together:’ Plymouth church offers communion to go

    PLYMOUTH — It wasn’t your typical drive-through Sunday, March 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Eastern Avenue near Highland Avenue in Plymouth, where there was stop-and-go traffic for Holy Communion. “Through their car window, I will hand them a baggie,” said Casey Sugden, pastor at Redeemer Lutheran. The system was created by Sugden as the spread of the coronavirus put a halt on Sunday services. “I figured since I had these, and this was something that was very important to […]

  • Plymouth church offering ‘drive-up communion’ during coronavirus pandemic

    PLYMOUTH — As parishioners of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth head to church this Sunday, they will experience communion a different way. FOX6’s Christina Van Zelst has the latest.

  • ‘An immediate impact:’ Salons, hairdressers responding to gatherings ban

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a quiet time at salons in Wisconsin; they shut their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic after Gov. Tony Evers declared an emergency order banning non-essential gatherings of more than 10 people. Now, hair and nail salons, spas, barbershops, tattoo parlors and tanning facilities have to closed their doors until further notice. “The moment we stop serving our guests, that has an immediate impact,” said Laura Graven, co-owner of Tailored Salon. “When we do come back, our books […]

  • WI National Guard dropping off supplies to Grafton long-term care facility

    GRAFTON – On Friday, March 20, a National Guard medical unit was dispatched to Grafton to assist with the healthcare needs of Village Pointe Commons residents and staff, the Village of Grafton announced on Facebook. Approximately 25 soldiers were mobilized to begin work Saturday morning. County officials and the care facility asked for help from the National Guard to make ends meet with staffing. Simply put, they do not have enough people to meet the needs of everyone living at […]

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