Cassidy Williams joined the FOX6 News team in January 2019.
Cassidy grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. She loves the East Coast but has called the Midwest home ever since graduating high school.
Cassidy graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in both Journalism and Political Science. She also minored in Sociology and Public Relations. While in college, she interned with the investigative unit at NBC 5 Chicago.
After college, Cassidy worked as a multimedia journalist at WSBT in South Bend. There she helped cover everything from the “500-year flood” to Notre Dame football. Cassidy’s favorite part about being a reporter is that every day is different and that she’s always meeting new people. She’s excited to meet new people here in Milwaukee!
If you have a story idea or taco recommendations, you can send her an email at email@example.com.
WEST ALLIS — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, April 9 announced that the Army Corp of Engineers has officially been engaged by his administration and has already begun mobilizing at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park to begin the development of an alternative care facility amid the coronavirus pandemic. The facility will be built with $10 million awarded by the federal government.
MILWAUKEE — As people try to avoid public areas amid the coronavirus — grocery delivery is becoming more popular, but not everyone has access. There’s a new community effort to help those most at risk. While it may have looked like someone was hoarding bread outside Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church near 6th Street and Meinecke Avenue in Milwaukee Thursday, April 9, instead, it was all heading inside to be organized into well-balanced meal boxes. “Today, we’re packing meals, and then, […]
FRANKLIN — Libraries are one of the businesses deemed nonessential under the “Safer at Home” order. But even though doors are closed, many libraries are finding new ways to serve the community. No books are entering or leaving the Franklin Public Library — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a transfer of information. “People think of books, probably using the computers and different services like that, but we really try to look at it like the library provides education and […]
BROOKFIELD — A way to help restaurants — and feed healthcare workers. A Brookfield woman is spending her days inside doing both. One night Christina Berger was at home thinking of a way to help during the coronavirus pandemic. “So, literally on a Saturday night around 9:30, we just launched our Go Fund Me page,” said Christina Berger, Feeding the Frontlines Founder. She called the campaign Feeding the Frontlines — raising money to buy meals for healthcare workers. “I think […]
MILWAUKEE — The restaurant industry has been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. A nonprofit is turning the tables on one of its fundraisers to try to help. It’s a new type of busy at Maxie’s in Milwaukee, with the restaurant transitioning to takeout. The sales are still far from what they see on a normal night. “It’s probably less than 20% of our normal revenue,” said Joe Muench, chef and owner of Black Shoe Hospitality. Muench said […]
MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus is impacting nearly every aspect of a normal spring. As Jewish communities throughout Wisconsin are preparing to celebrate Passover — which begins on Wednesday, April 8 — they are celebrating differently this year. “This is a very special Matzah. The wheat is being watched not to touch any water because that is what disqualifies it from being Kosher for Passover,” said Rabbi Yisroel Shmotkin, executive director of Lubavitch of Wisconsin. Passover is celebrated for seven days […]
MILWAUKEE — Some of the most famous mascots — like Ronald McDonald and the Racing Sausages at Miller Park — are made by one Milwaukee company. However, with most events canceled, that company has found a new purpose. Sewing Production Manager, Brittany Jacob, has spent the last few weeks finding the perfect combination of elastic, Velcro, plastic, and foam. “It was a lot of trial and error. We would cut stuff, sew stuff together, see how it would fit,” said […]
MILWAUKEE — All the people who work in hospitals are the true heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the community is stepping up to say thank you in many different ways. After a 12 hour shift, workers at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s have one final pit stop. “We have lunches prepared on the table, so as workers leave the parking structure, they can just drive up, receive a meal and be on the way home to their loved ones,” said […]
MILWAUKEE — Many businesses are being forced to adapt due to the coronavirus. One business that can’t stay open — a tour company that is built around going out and exploring. Now, they’re bringing the tour to your doorstep. Traveling Milwaukee to try out a new coffee shop is a luxury no longer allowed under the state’s “Safer-At-Home” order. “We saw this as an opportunity. I think that everyone is craving the ability to learn something new or explore something […]
RACINE — If you’re looking for something to keep your kids busy during the “Stay at Home” order — a Racine-based nonprofit is hosting a contest. You don’t have to leave your house and it will help give back. Whether your tool of choice is a crayon or marker — the assignment is the same. What does community look like to you? “It’s a large group of people you trust,” said Nolan Greb. Nolan, Lexi, and Hunter are working on […]
MILWAUKEE — The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for things like masks and gloves, which means it’s getting harder for those on the front lines to protect themselves. Alverno College donated its nursing school supplies — 450 masks, 30 gowns, and nine cases of gloves to Ascension Wisconsin. “It’s taking something that we don’t need right now, and giving it to people who really do need it right now, with the knowledge that we’ll be able to eventually replace […]
MILWAUKEE — Early voting centers have felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The city typically has three early voting centers open ahead of the April primary, but the election commission says it can no longer properly staff due to COVID-19. They have a press conference with Gov. Evers this morning to ask him to postpone the election to keep both the workers and voters safe. Online registration for voters resumes Tuesday, March 24.