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
  • ‘A great time to build:’ MBA Parade of Homes invites home buyers to talk with experts

    TOWN OF LISBON — What¬† feels like home is different for everyone, but what if you don’t know what you want inside yours? The MBA Parade of Homes is one of the longest-standing home shows in the country where people can talk to experts about the latest home trends. “Decorating ideas, countertops, cabinets,” explained Aaron Eckhart, Woodhaven Homes. “They’ll ask all those type of questions.” From Aug. 10 through Sept. 2, 20 new homes from southeast Wisconsin’s top home builders […]

  • MBA Parade of Homes is 1 of the longest standing home shows in the country ūüŹ°

    TOWN OF LISBON — Buying or building a home can be stressful, but there are always experts to help make those important decisions. The MBA Parade of Homes invites home buyers to talk with experts. About MBA Parade of Homes (website) Walk through 20 brand new homes built by MBA Members – Southeastern Wisconsin‚Äôs top home builders and interact with the area‚Äôs top experts in the field. Each of the three Parade of Homes subdivisions feature the newest home trends […]

  • ‘A great swim:’ Cream City Classic celebrates progress towards clean, healthy water in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Several swimmers jumped into the Milwaukee River on Saturday, August 10 for the second annual Cream City Classic. However, the swim means much more than a chance to dip into the river. Several swimmers diving headfirst into the Milwaukee river is not a sight you see every day. “Just great conditions for a great swim today,” said Conner Andrews, a swimmer. Conner Andrews is an avid swimmer, but on Saturday, his strokes meant something special. He’s promoting clean […]

  • Cream City Classic invites swimmers to take a dip for a great cause

    MILWAUKEE — Several swimmers diving headfirst into the Milwaukee river is not a sight you see every day. On Saturday, August 10, swimmers to to the Milwaukee River for the Cream City Classic, ¬†an open water race¬† that celebrates progress towards clean, healthier water in the city. About Cream City Classic (website) The Milwaukee River has come a long way in recent history and the evidence is clear: Milwaukee has seen two dams removed, an increase in fish biodiversity, the […]

  • ‘I didn’t believe it:’ Puppies shot to death in Watertown; officials say they were attacking neighbor’s goats¬†

    WATERTOWN — Two puppies were fatally shot in Watertown on Thursday, Aug. 8 after a neighbor says they were mauling her goats. The dog owners say they are sickened and heartbroken by the loss of their pets, but the property owner whose son shot the puppies, say they were attacking her pets and didn’t have tags. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Willow Road in Watertown Thursday night; the caller said their puppies were shot. “Honestly […]

  • J.J. Watt

    ‘Ride my bike!’ JJ Watt returns to Wisconsin, breaks child-size bike at Lambeau Field

    GREEN BAY — Wisconsin native J.J. Watt took part in a longtime Green Bay Packers tradition at Lambeau Field on Monday morning, Aug. 5. The Houston Texans defensive end rode a young fan’s bike to practice¬† — but he might have been too big for the little bike! The anticipation for Wisconsin’s own J.J. Watt had fans anxiously waiting outside Lambeau Field on Monday. “We’re big Packers fans, but we’re also big J.J. fans,” said Mike Meyer from Cadott. “Because […]

  • Tall Ships Kenosha

    ‘Impressed with the size of them:’ Tall Ships Kenosha attracts countless historic vessels

    KENOSHA — Thousands of people headed to the Kenosha Harbor to get a glimpse into history as the Tall Ships Challenge made a stop at the shore. The vessels caught the eye of many. More than 30,000 people from all over the state ventured to the Kenosha Harbor to catch a look at the historic vessels over the weekend. “I’m actually really impressed with the size of them,” said Kim Kunzman from Twin Lakes. It was all part of the […]

  • ‘Give us a try:’ New vendors at State Fair are eager to impress new customers

    WEST ALLIS — Saturday, Aug. 3 was the third day of the Wisconsin State Fair, and thousands of people checked out the vendors, with a few making their Wisconsin State Fair debut! Many people can remember their first fair, and for several vendors, that memory started Thursday, with the start of the fair’s 11-day run. “I’ve never been to a state fair before, so it’s really huge,” said Claude Weidner of Etched Lighting. “There’s a lot of people here.” Etched […]

  • New foods, new events, and new fun at the Wisconsin State Fair

    WEST ALLIS — It’s that time of year again… the Wisconsin State Fair is in full swing! Christina stopped by the fairgrounds on Saturday, August 3 to check out the fair’s new events, new foods and new fun experiences for families. To learn more about the Wisconsin State Fair, click HERE.

  • ‘Good for the community:’ Milwaukee Health Department holds Back-to-School Health Fair

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Health Department held its 18th annual Back-to-School Health Fair Friday morning, Aug. 2. The department wasn’t able to host the fair in 2018 due to little resources and planning — but many people took advantage Friday. “I like school,” said Briezaria Dixon. The fair was held at Washington High School on Friday, and Milwaukee families were able to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. The fair included school-required vaccinations, dental and vision screenings, backpacks, school supplies, […]

  • Fair faves to satisfy the appetite: Cream puffs, roasted corn and flavored milk

    WEST ALLIS — People go to the Wisconsin State Fair to check out the barnyard animals, meet friends and listen to great music. But the biggest draw may very well be the huge variety of foods. “It was crazy when we first opened up. There was a line like all the way to the streets,” said Ben Rauman at the Milwaukee Bucks Milk House. Many fairgoers stop at the Milk House to get their fix of dairy right away. “This […]

  • Silverspot Cinema¬†at The Corners of Brookfield offers in-theater dining, unique seating

    BROOKFIELD —¬†¬†Silverspot Cinema¬†at The Corners of Brookfield opened a few weeks ago. Christina spent the morning getting a behind the scenes look at what makes this new cinema so impressive.

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