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
RACINE — The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is offering lawmakers the opportunity to sit in the passenger seat for a ride-along. This, while many communities talk about police reform. U.S. Representative Bryan Steil hopped in a Racine County squad car Monday, July 13, ready to ride a few miles in a deputy’s shoes. “I think it’s important to see firsthand what the men and women are seeing who wear the badge,” said Rep. Steil. Steil went for a ride-along to […]
MILWAUKEE — The summer heat isn’t just harmful to us humans. That’s why the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) is reminding pet owners of the dangers of a heat stroke. “They don’t know their own limits,” said Kathy Shillinglaw with MADACC. “A lot of people take their dog to a barbecue, or to a parade, or to the park, and they don’t really know how hot it is, or how hot it is for their pet.” A common […]
MENOMONEE FALLS — Honoring his service and sacrifices, a war hero was gifted a mortgage-free home in Menomonee Falls on Saturday, July 11. The Cappo family was welcomed home by many. Daniel Cappo, a U.S. Army sergeant, was thanked for his service with a custom-built home in Menomonee Falls — a home of the brave. “It’s everything we ever wanted and more,” Cappo said. It’s part of Operation Finally Home — a non-profit organization that provides mortgage-free homes to wounded […]
MENOMONEE FALLS — It sounds like a story that a dreamer may have come up with. “It’s etched in my memory forever.” 37 years ago, the Wise brothers saw their favorite band Supertramp play at Alpine Valley. “During their Famous Last Words tour, I took one of the license plates off my car and took it to the concert, we were sitting in the third row for that particular show,” David Wise said. David – a superfan who lives […]
MILWAUKEE — After months of being closed due to COVID-19, the Milwaukee Art Museum opened to members Thursday, July 9, with plans to reopen to the public July 16, with free admission for all visitors for one month. There are some changes you need to know before heading there. When art lovers step back into the Milwaukee Art Museum, things might look different. “The museum has never looked better,” said Brigid Globensky, senior director of education and programs. “We’ve redone […]
MILWAUKEE — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is celebrating its reopening; 70% of locations are now operating. “You can see from the kids and the noise around us that the kids are super happy to have us open as well,” said Kathy Thornton-Bias, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Twenty-five additional clubs have reopened thanks to a $100,000 donation from Clarios, an industrial company. It is all part of the “Smart […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Historical Society reopened for the first time since COVID-19 on June 29, with specific changes in place to help keep everyone safe. “To be open and allow people to experience that is really important,” said Curator and Operations Manager Ben Barbera. “We are asking people to maintain social distance. We’re requiring people to wear masks, and then, for our research library, we are asking people to make appointments to come in, rather than dropping in.” […]
RACINE — In Racine, Fourth of July celebrations marched on, Saturday — though not as large as in years past. Every year, the city hosts the second-largest Fourth of July parade in the nation. On a street that’s normally packed with people, Racine’s “Fourth Fest” looked a little different. Due to COVID-19, several changes were made to midwest’s largest parade, but many still showed up in red, white and blue. “Normally, right behind me there would be hundreds of people,” […]
MILWAUKEE — A group of artists created a floral sculpture outside Milwaukee’s Sherman Phoenix. The display is meant to bring a positive, organic message to the community. As each flower is rooted into position, this floral sculpture comes to life outside the Phoenix Center. “It’s kind of a power to the people theme. We’re working in solidarity with the black community to uplift and spotlight these very special institutions,” said Rachel Stenman, artist. The group of floral artists are installing […]
FRANKLIN — Baseball is back! It’s the opening weekend for the Milwaukee Milkmen. This season the ball park has a new name. Christian Van Zelst has the details. “What are you doing?” “Uh, back scratcher. These things are amazing.”