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
MILWAUKEE — Memorial Day is all about remembering and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and a World War II veteran was honored in a very special way on Saturday, May 25. Chuck Franzke won a ride in a restored airplane used during World War II — and one last flight meant the world to the 96-year-old former pilot. The Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing honored a WWII veteran as part of the Warbirds event at the Waukesha County […]
CEDARBURG — One man’s trash is another man’s treasure at Cedarburg’s Maxwell Street Days. Christina visited the fun event on Sunday, May 26 and spoke with plenty of volunteers. About Maxwell Street Days (website) This event has been a Volunteer Fire Department Tradition since 1966 and the major fundraiser for our Department. Currently we have 4 Maxwell Street Days each year and all take place at our Firemen’s Park – W65N796 Washington Avenue, just a few blocks north of Cedarburg’s historic […]
MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened outside a tavern near Brady and Arlington early Saturday morning, May 25. The shots injured a bystander — and people who were out in the area are now feeling unsettled. “That’s a really crazy occurrence, that it would happen down here off Brady Street,” said Trevor Schessler, who was out in the area for a bachelor party. While the investigation continues, police say it may have started when a fight […]
MILWAUKEE — It was an event she didn’t even remember but will be with her for the rest of her life. Seriously injured by a drunk driver over a year ago, Jennifer Kilburn met with those who saved her life. The reunion Friday, May 24, meant just as much to those who saved her as it did to the injured woman herself. “I lost about 2.5 liters of blood,” said Jennifer Kilburn, survivor of drunk driving crash. It’s a moment […]
MILWAUKEE — More than 350 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery were welcomed home on Thursday, May 23 at the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee. This Milwaukee-based unit left Wisconsin in July 2018 — and headed to the Middle East. They arrived back on U.S. soil earlier in May — and were greeted by family and friends the moment they stepped off the plane. “Getting an actual hug — it feels good. It’s […]
WEST BEND — A West Bend school had a special visitor on Monday, May 20 — after winning first place in a Goodwill donation challenge. Super Bowl champion Donald Driver stopped by Holy Angels Catholic School. The message Driver shared with the students is that it is all about giving back. That is just what the 250 students at Holy Angels did — collecting more than 50,000 donations. “They get a reward for it — and that’s Donald Driver’s appearance,” […]
MILWAUKEE — Caps and gowns filled downtown Milwaukee on Sunday, May 19 as students from several schools walked across the stage to accept their diplomas — preparing for the next step in their lives. Graduation ceremonies were held for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Marquette University (MU) and Cardinal Stritch University students. “I’m amazed that it actually, this day finally came, that I’ve been successful,” said Mercedes Islas, UWM graduate. For the very first time, Marquette University’s commencement ceremony was held […]
GREENDALE — A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new veteran’s memorial in Greendale Saturday morning, May 18. It’s a memorial that wouldn’t have been possible without he help of the community. Saturday is Armed Forces Day — and it’s also a day this group never thought would come. “What better day than Armed Forces Day to recognize all the armed forces?” asked Tim Baranzyk, American Legion Greendale. “Astounding. I never thought we’d get this far.” After six years in […]
MILWAUKEE — Fans flocked to the Deer District outside Fiserv Forum for the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. With the game falling on Friday, May 17, several bars brought in more staff and food in anticipation for record crowds. “We anticipate about 3,000 to come through this evening,” said Katharine Foley, Punch Bowl Social. Bucks officials say after thousands of people packed into the plaza for Game 1 Wednesday, May 15, they […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks fan festivities will pick up for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Toronto Raptors in the Deer District Friday, May 17. Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) commencement is also happening downtown at the same time — so the area will be congested. Parking may be difficult. “We’re excited for everyone who’s celebrating the Bucks, but we want to make sure our students and our guests to have the opportunity to park,” said Tony […]
MILWAUKEE — Michael Harris, 41, of Milwaukee faces charges in connection with the death of 74-year-old Robert Feldner. Feldner’s lifeless body was pulled from an apartment fire near 91st and Hampton Avenue on Thursday morning, May 9. Harris faces the following criminal charges: First degree intentional homicide Arson of building “The sheriffs have been denying me phone calls,” Harris said in court Monday. “What I would like to bring up is, I would like the case extradited because of Facebook […]