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
WAUKESHA — Waukesha County Fair officials temporarily lifted the carry-in ban on water bottles for the entire Fair, July 17-21, because the forecast included temperatures in the 90s throughout the week. Fairgoers were encouraged to bring in a sealed water bottle or a clear, empty water bottle (one per person) to fill on the grounds and stay hydrated. Fair officials said water fountains would be located in the Arena Building on the south end of the grounds, and in and […]
MILWAUKEE — Bastille Days was set to wrap up at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, and thousands of Milwaukeeans immersed themselves in French culture during the four-day festival. There were lines at one popular vendor before the festival even opened. Just four ingredients — water, flour, yeast, and milk — make up the dough for the French beignet. “It’s fresh, and it’s with sugar, so it’s always good,” said Laurence Bechu from the Beignets Francais booth. The booth has been […]
MILWAUKEE — Bastille Days 2019 is nearly finished! Christina stopped by the French festival on Sunday, July 14 to check out what Bastille Days has to offer visitors on the final day. See you next year! About Bastille Days Bastille Days, Milwaukee’s popular french festival and one of the nation’s largest french-themed celebrations, returns to downtown Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square Park, July 11 – 14. The free four-day bash attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who enjoy live music, an international marketplace, chef and […]
MILWAUKEE — For the second time, bikers geared up for a ride to raise awareness and funding for the Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute. The proceeds from the ride would make a world of difference for those dreaming of becoming a first responder. “These kids are experiencing what fire is like for the first time,” explained Lt. Jeff Halsey, Milwaukee Fire Department. At the Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute, young people, ages 14-20, learn firsthand what it takes to be a firefighter […]
MILWAUKEE — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) marched in downtown Milwaukee to the federal courthouse Friday morning, July 12. They were protesting against child detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border. The group had plenty of questions for Senator Ron Johnson, but received few answers. LULAC was marching to Sen. Ron Johnson’s office with a goal to sit down and come up with a bipartisan solution to end detention camps on the border — but that meeting never […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman lived through her worst nightmare twice. She was robbed and beaten two times in just two weeks at her home near 77th and Capitol. Darci Damrau has lived in her house for 12 years and says she’s never had any troubles. Now, she’s recovering from several fractures in her face. “He just burst into my house and told me don’t scream, don’t move, don’t do anything or I will kill you,” said Damrau. On June […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother charged in connection to her daughter’s death was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday, June 28. The grieving mother apologized in court. The tragic accident happened in March of last year. Police say a 9-year-old was killed after being accidentally shot by her minor brother. More than a year later, their mother Talisha Lee explained in court she still thinks about it every day. “From the bottom of my heart, I am deeply […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee father accused of fatally punching his own 5-year-old son over a piece of cake made his first appearance in court on Thursday, June 27. Travis Stackhouse, 29, is facing one count of first degree reckless homicide. Investigators say Stackhouse was upset his son had eaten his Father’s Day cake and that’s why he punched him. Tears ran down his face in court during his initial appearance. “This baby was little, tiny… and you doing all that? […]
MILWAUKEE — Summerfest starts Wednesday, June 26, and thousands will be heading to the lakefront. Those crowds come with congestion — but Summerfest officials worked hard to ensure getting to the Big Gig is easy. A new feature this year is an MCTS bus that was retrofitted to act as a bus fare collection booth for those riding via MCTS. There are plenty of other options for those coming down to the festival. “This is something people look forward to, […]
CEDARBURG — Thousands of strawberry lovers headed to Cedarburg for the annual Strawberry Festival June 22 and June 23, despite the fact that the weather made it difficult to grow the berries this season. The popular festival made for a “berry” special time for the Strawberry Man. Bud Schmit has been a farmer for 51 years, bringing thousands of his sweetest picks from the patch to Cedarburg’s festival. “I love to eat them!” said Schmit with a laugh. Schmit said […]
MILWAUKEE — A local organization held a mock fatal car crash to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving on Saturday, June 22. Organizers say after several serious crashes earlier this week, the reenactment hits close to home. The horrors of a fatal car crash can be traumatizing, and Cynthia Williams knows the scene too well. “I remember that day as if it was this day again,” said Williams. Her son was killed 13 years ago in a crash […]