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

Recent Articles
  • Air travelers face new ID requirements to board flights before the holidays in 2020

    MILWAUKEE — Important changes are taking place for air travelers across the country. They will face new identification requirements to board a flight next holiday season (in 2020). As airports get busier with holiday travelers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers remind people it is the last holiday season before these big changes go into effect. “Every air traveler 18 years of age or older will need a state-issued Real ID license or ID card or another acceptable form of ID,” […]

  • Milwaukee law enforcement celebrated, thanked during special Sunday service

    ‘Overwhelming:’ Milwaukee law enforcement celebrated, thanked during special Sunday service

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee law enforcement officials were celebrated during a special church service Sunday, Nov. 17, aimed at thanking them for their service to the public. They put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, so the Community Church of God in Christ dedicated one day to law enforcement and their families simply to say, “Thank you.” “Non-fatal shootings, the homicides — that’s what we’re really dealing with a lot right now,” said Willie Murphy, Milwaukee […]

  • The Christkindlmarket is back in the Deer District for 2019!🎄

    MILWAUKEE — It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and the Christkindlmarket is here! The holiday-themed specialty market is back outside Fiserv Forum for the 2019 Christmas season. Christina stopped by on Sunday, Nov. 17 to learn about what the market has to offer. About Christkindlmarket (website) The Christkindlmarket, an authentic German-style outdoor holiday market, will return to the plaza at Fiserv Forum from Friday, Nov. 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 24. This marks the second consecutive year the market […]

  • ‘They’re very deserving:’ WWII vets saluted at Milwaukee’s Day of Honor

    MILWAUKEE — A special celebration was held in Milwaukee on Saturday, Nov. 16 to honor veterans. This year, WWII veterans were saluted as the special guests — and many were emotional on the Day of Honor. As former soldiers marched in Milwaukee Saturday, their service was remembered during the 56th annual Milwaukee Veterans Day of Honor. “I never thought I’d be doing this,” said William Pekrul, grand marshal. “I think it’s a great honor. It really is.” This year, marking […]

  • The Milwaukee Winters Farmers Market is back for 2019

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Winter Farmer’s Market is a wonderful experience for food lovers throughout the city. Christina stopped by the Mitchell Park Domes on Saturday, Nov. 16 to learn about what the market has to offer and chat with local vendors. Yum! About Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market (website) The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is operated by the Fondy Food Center.  The mission of the Fondy Food Center is to connect neighborhoods to fresh, local food – from farm to […]

  • Eat, drink, and kick off the holiday season: Milwaukee Art Museum is throwing Friendsgiving celebration

    MILWAUKEE — Celebrate the holidays at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Christina Van Zelst has a preview of their upcoming Friendsgiving. About Friendsgiving (website) Eat, drink, and kick off the holiday season with your favorite crew! We’re throwing the ultimate Friendsgiving celebration. Gather together and cozy up for a night of tasty treats, games, crafting, photo ops, and even F-R-I-E-N-D-S-themed trivia. Plus, jumpstart your holiday shopping at our local artist market, and enjoy live performances, in honor of Native American Heritage […]

  • ‘This is going to help me help others:’ 1st transgender woman at Alverno reflects on start to school year

    MILWAUKEE — As college students near the end of the fall semester, one student is making a difference at Alverno College in her own way. She’s the first transgender woman to attend the college. Most students lose track of the papers they get on the first day of college, but Victoria Garcia kept them all. “So many people just see it as a piece of paper but this was kind of like a constitution for me,” Garcia said. She’s making […]

  • Tiny Homes project proposed for 60th and Green Tree in Milwaukee

    Veterans Day ceremony marks initial development of 48 tiny homes for vets in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis on Monday, Nov. 11 held a Veterans Day signing ceremony to mark the initial development of tiny homes for homeless veterans in Milwaukee. “We are one step closer to picking up a hammer and getting to work,” said Alderwoman Lewis. The Milwaukee Common Council on Nov. 5 approved legislation to bring 48 Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin tiny homes and a community center to city-owned land near 60th Street and […]

  • ‘It’s a great time of year:’ Early snow, cold has Wisconsinites getting ‘everything into winter mode’

    OCONOMOWOC — It’s never too early to start preparing for cold temperatures and snow — winterizing your home and car. FOX6 News on Sunday, Nov. 10 stopped by Fleet Farm — with more snow in the forecast, along with temperatures in the 20s. “With the early cold, I’m kind of having to put everything into winter mode,” said Ken Deiss, Sussex. FOX6 found numerous customers at the Oconomowoc Fleet Farm gearing up for what Mother Nature would bring. “People just […]

  • Get ready for winter with these hot tips from Fleet Farm

    MILWAUKEE — Winter is coming… and it already feels like winter is here. Living in a climate with four seasons means preparing your home for all kinds of weather. Christina stopped by the Fleet Farm on Sunday, Nov. 10 to learn about how to winterize your home, car and clothes. About Fleet Farm (website) Fleet Farm has been serving hardworking Midwestern families since 1955. We are focused on providing quality products at a great value. Over the years, our customers […]

  • Racine County’s cool new Ice Xperience is ‘like entering the wardrobe of Narnia’

    RACINE — A new attraction opened in Racine County featuring 50 tons of ice! FOX6 News on Saturday, Nov. 9 got an inside look at the ice creations during the “Grand Opening Weekend” celebration. “Right now, we are at 23 degrees,” said Max Zuleta, lead ice sculptor. “We wanted to do something extraordinary for southeastern Wisconsin so people can embrace the winter cold,” said Jeanne Zuleta, Art Below Zero. The Ice Xperience was created with 50 tons of crystal clear […]

  • We Energies releases their long-awaited 2019 Cookie Book 🍪

    MILWAUKEE — The holiday season is just around the corner, and nothing says Christmas like baking! We Energies has released their 2019 Cookie Book just in time for Thanksgiving. Christina learned about the famed recipe book on Saturday, Nov. 9 and talked with folks who are excited to get their bake on! About We Energies Cookie Book (website) Our Cookie Book is a holiday tradition dating back to 1928 when it promoted use of electric appliances for baking. The books […]

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