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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.

If you have a story idea or tip, send her an email at

Recent Articles
  • Gameday goodies: What to gather for Packers-49ers NFC Championship game

    GLENDALE — Are you ready for the big game? The Packers visit the 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19 for a chance to play in Super Bowl LIV — a game you can watch only on FOX6. From team apparel to food prep and more, FOX6’s Christina Van Zelst was at the Kohl’s department store at Bayshore with what to gather for gameday.

  • ‘Quite a novelty:’ 7 tons of ice transformed into Historic Third Ward Ice Bar

    MILWAUKEE —¬†Ice sculptors carved and dusted away — turning seven tons of ice blocks into a winter wonderland in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. “This is quite a novelty,” says Jeanne Zuleta, vice president of Art Below Zero. “You can’t quite find it just anywhere.” The company Art Below Zero is installing a large bar and different ice features for the fourth annual Ice Bar installment. “We’re going to have specialty cocktails, both hot and cold drinks, whatever you’re feeling,” says […]

  • ‘Going to go a long way:’ Over 3,000 pounds of meat donated to Feeding America

    MILWAUKEE — Several heavy boxes were loaded into Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan. 16. In fact, they weighed more than 3,000 pounds — and are full of meat. “Something like this, high-quality protein, it’s going to go a long way,” says Scott Marshall of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. It’s all thanks to the “Families Helping Families” purchase program. The program is a partnership between Dietz & Watson and local supermarket delis. Dietz & Watson gave a donation based […]

  • Pondering travel to San Fran for the NFC Championship game? Tips to avoid headaches

    MILWAUKEE — As fans of the Green Bay Packers celebrate a big victory over the Seattle Seahawks, many are looking at how to get to the west coast for the NFC Championship Game. Some travel agents say right after the victory last night, they were getting emails and inquiries about heading to San Francisco. With only a week to plan, those agents shared some tips to keep in mind while looking to book your trip. “Some of them were actually […]

  • Snow cleanup in Kenosha

    ‘It isn’t bad:’ Kenosha residents dusted off their shovels, cleaning up snow for 1st time in a while

    KENOSHA — After a wintry mix hit southeastern Wisconsin on Saturday, Jan. 11, beginning with freezing rain and then snow, many people woke up Sunday to a mess. “I don’t like winter anymore,” said David Olsen of Kenosha. Many Wisconsinites dusted off their shovels — cleaning up snow for the first time in a while. “Now, you can’t find your gloves,” said Ashunti Hall of Kenosha. “You don’t know where your boots are at because it’s been so long since […]

  • Driving conditions remain slick, snowy in areas of SE Wisconsin

    RICHFIELD — As much as four inches of snow blanketed southeastern Wisconsin, Saturday. FOX6 News was out Sunday morning with a look around the area to see how the roads are looking. FOX6’s Evan Peterson was in Richfield Sunday morning with a look at just how much came down — and how it’ll affect Sunday travel. FOX6’s Christina Van Zelst toured Kenosha — where the highest snowfall totals in southeastern Wisconsin were recorded — as snow removal efforts continue.

  • Milwaukee officials offer tips for staying safe, parking legally during heavy snow

    MILWAUKEE —¬†Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works says crews have been planning for storms like the one coming all season long. But since it’s been pretty mild the past few weeks, city officials are reminding people what to keep in mind during a winter storm. During a press conference, officials reminded people to follow the winter parking rules and alternate side street parking. The DPW says citations have increased this year — starting at a $50 fine — and after a […]

  • 2 brothers want to share the ‘joy of Green Bay Packers football,’ give away their tickets

    MILWAUKEE — Two brothers who are Green Bay Packers stockholders are giving away their tickets to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. But there are a few qualifications the earners of the tickets will need to meet. “I’m kind of sharing the joy of Green Bay Packers football,” said Steve Ewing, a Packers stockholder. As the green and gold laces up ahead of the big game on Sunday, Ewing is preparing in a different way — looking to pay it […]

  • ‘Make one new change every day:’ Tips to help you achieve your 2020 fitness goals

    MILWAUKEE — Several people are breaking a sweat for their 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Local gyms are already seeing an increase in crowds. To help stick to your goals, a trainer suggests starting with small goals first and tracking them with a calendar. “If I can do it, anybody can,” said Michele Heller, gymgoer. Michele Heller is one of several gymgoers breaking a sweat to kick-off 2020. “I’m getting to that age where I have to keep my muscle strength […]

  • ‘Sounded like an explosion:’ 5-alarm fire destroyed Village of Genoa City apartment building

    VILLAGE of GENOA CITY — Emergency crews from more than a dozen municipalities — in both Wisconsin and Illinois — were called to a five-alarm fire in the Village of Genoa City in Kenosha and Walworth Counties Sunday morning, Jan. 5. Neighbors said they heard what sounded like an explosion. Authorities said the fire started on the first floor of the two-story, eight-unit Pebble Brook Apartments building on Walworth Street near Freeman Street just before 9 a.m. “Chaos,” said Rick […]

  • New Year’s resolutions: Fitness tips for a healthier, happier year

    MILWAUKEE — The new year is still fresh. Do you need help getting started on your New Year’s health resolutions? FOX6 News’ Christina Van Zelst was at the Wisconsin Athletic Club with tips for getting back into fitness, incorporating variety into workouts and practicing overall health and wellness — away from the gym equipment.

  • Ice rink being filled near 59th and National

    Hoping for cold, Kegel’s Inn owner builds ice rink in West Allis: ‘It’s sort of a public street takeover’

    WEST ALLIS — Skaters in West Allis can get ready to lace up as water for a brand new ice rink was poured, but it’s not your typical rink. Kegel’s Inn Owner Julian Kegel had a dream he’d one day skate on 59th Street. That dream froze over — literally. “For the first time ever, we’re filling 59th Street with a whole bunch of water,” Kegel said. “Hopefully, it freezes into an ice rink.” A section of 59th near National […]

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