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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
  • 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 […]

  • Nearly 200 vendors showcase ‘Wonderful World of Weddings’ at State Fair Park

    WEST ALLIS — The Wonderful World of Weddings show at Wisconsin State Fair Park brought wedding ideas to life, Saturday. The event showcased all things wedding including bridal fashion, cakes, floral arrangement, honeymoon travel, invitations, music and more. Billed as the “place to be for the couple to be”, nearly 200 vendors were on hand covering every aspect of planning, holding and celebrating a wedding.

  • ‘He’s with her:’ Children’s Wisconsin patient receives message from idol, WWE wrestler

    MILWAUKEE — A patient at Children’s Wisconsin received a special surprise message from her idol — WWE wrestler Johnny Gargano. Jessie Stoll wasn’t supposed to live past the age of one. Now, the 20-year-old has spent her life in and out of the hospital. But one day spent there was made a little brighter thanks to words of positivity from Gargano. Jessie has been at Children’s Wisconsin since Nov. 4 battling serious infections at the pediatric intensive care unit, but […]

  • Milwaukee man accused of backing vehicle over Waukesha officer bound over for trial

    WAUKESHA — Thomas Chadwick, a man accused of backing a vehicle over a Waukesha Police officer before leading authorities on a 65-mile chase, appeared in Waukesha County court on Thursday, Jan. 2 for a preliminary hearing. Chadwick is charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety and two counts of resisting an officer. In court Thursday, we hear from one of two Waukesha police officers hit by the vehicle in December. “While I was trying to get the keys out […]

  • Versiti "Season of Giving Blood Drive"

    ‘In the winter months, it’s very important:’ Milwaukee County Zoo hosts ‘Season of Giving Blood Drive’

    MILWAUKEE — Donors headed to the Milwaukee County Zoo Monday, Dec. 30 for the ninth annual “Season of Giving Blood Drive.” While many people donated blood, a special 9-year-old boy made it his mission to personally thank as many of them as he could. “Thanks for your donations,” said Linkin Eger. There was a rare unicorn sitting at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Monday — offering one-of-a-kind thank yous to blood donors during the Versiti “Season of Giving Blood Drive.” […]

  • ‘Season of Giving’ continues with blood drive at Milwaukee County Zoo

    MILWAUKEE — People have the opportunity to top off the holiday season by donating one of the most precious gifts of all. The 19th Annual Season of Giving Blood Drive takes place Monday, Dec. 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center. Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin expects more than 500 people to donate blood. Those who donate receive a free Milwaukee Admirals ticket voucher and a mystery gift — which could include […]

  • JT Nejedlo

    ‘They want to just keep playing:’ UW-Madison student invents new tailgate-type game

    DELAFIELD — A University of Wisconsin student is changing the tailgate game — literally. A summer of boredom turned into the creation of entertainment. UW-Madison senior JT Nejedlo created a new tailgate-type game during his free time. “I drew it up in chalk, and the next day, I started building something out of wood,” Nejedlo said. “I just kept iterating from there.” The game is called “DELU.” “The name actually comes from a ‘Drake and Josh’ episode,” said Nejedlo. Played […]

  • Ayana Hill, Larry Williams

    Man, woman, 2-year-old, 5-month-old killed; 1 other child hurt in crash at 26th and Townsend

    MILWAUKEE — A 29-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman, a 2-year-old girl, and a 5-month-old boy died as the result of a crash near 26th Street and Townsend Street Friday night, Dec. 27 — where police said a vehicle slammed into a tree after a witness said it was traveling at a high rate of speed. Larry Williams, Ayana Hill, and Yana Williams died at the scene. The 5-month-old baby boy, Larry Williams Jr., was taken to the hospital in grave […]

  • Decked-out Domes: Holiday decorations, events to ring-in the new year

    MILWAUKEE — The Domes at the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory are always home to a variety of plant life. This time of year, they’re home to an annual holiday show — and a New Year’s Eve party, too. FOX6’s Christina Van Zelst caught up on the festivities. The family-friendly party will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and feature live music, magic, dancing and more. CLICK HERE for more info.

  • ‘Thanks for the memories:’ Local barber hangs up scissors after several decades in business

    MENOMONEE FALLS —  A local barber is hanging up the scissors after several decades in business. With an electric razor in hand and a client in his chair is how Menomonee Falls barber Pete Sorenson has spent the last 45 years. On Friday, Dec. 27 his journey came to an end. “I guess all these accomplishments is kind of hitting me now,” said Pete Sorenson. He’s the owner of Pete’s Main Street Headliners. Sorenson spent Friday fulfilling his customer’s needs […]

  • Getting ready to host your own New Year’s Eve party? List of items you may want to pick up

    MILWAUKEE — Getting ready to host your own New Year’s Eve party? Christina Van Zelst spent the morning at the Milwaukee Public Market with some tips. About The Milwaukee Public Market (website) Welcome to Milwaukee’s most unique downtown food destination! Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee Public Market. Eat in the Market’s second floor Palm Garden or take your purchases home to be enjoyed. […]

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