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!

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Recent Articles
  • ‘Feels like Florida:’ Mechanics swamped with auto air conditioner repairs amid heat wave

    THIENSVILLE — With an excessive heat warning in effect, many have come to appreciate the air conditioning in their vehicle. But if it breaks, it may not get fixed as quickly as you would like. When temperatures are in the 90s, the important thing at Gordie Boucher Ford in Thiensville is a breeze. “Without the little personal fans, there is no air movement in here. We get a breeze once and a while through the doors, but other than that […]

  • Quenin Neal, Shannon Mani

    Quentin Neal sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting pregnant girlfriend, Shannon Mani

    MILWAUKEE — Quentin Neal, the man who shot and killed a Milwaukee woman and her unborn child, was sentenced on Wednesday, July 17 to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge said it was one of the most brutal cases he’s ever seen. “She was very lovable, selfless, extremely passionate, faithful, loyal,” said Anshu Mani, mother of Shannon Mani. Neal, 28, admitted he stabbed and shot Mani before stuffing her body inside a suitcase and placing her […]

  • Dalquavis Ward, Officer John Hetland

    Arraignment set for man accused in fatal shooting of Officer John Hetland

    MILWAUKEE — The man accused of shooting and killing Racine Police Officer John Hetland waived his right to preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial Wednesday, July 17. An arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 7. The accused, Dalquavis Ward, 26, was charged with the following: First degree intentional homicide — use of a dangerous weapon Armed robbery Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Officer Hetland was shot and killed inside Teezers Bar the night of Monday, June […]

  • Red Cross volunteers from WI help after Tropical Depression Barry hit Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday, July 15 as the storm moved north. Four volunteers from Wisconsin were in Louisiana, helping communities recover. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm on Sunday afternoon, but continued to pose a threat. Much of Louisiana and Mississippi were under flash flood watches, as were parts of Arkansas, eastern […]

  • Case dismissed against firefighter accused of harassing, inappropriately touching co-worker

    MILWAUKEE — Michael Peden, a Milwaukee Fire Department “acting lieutenant” charged with second degree sexual assault/use of force, had charges against him dismissed on Thursday, July 11. “We feel very happy that he has been completely cleared of these charges. From the get-go, he has maintained his innocence. We have maintained his innocence,” said Rebecca Coffee, defense attorney. Peden was accused of making racist and sexist comments to a female co-worker at a Milwaukee fire house before allegedly forcing her […]

  • ‘It’s a historic day for Milwaukee:’ Giannis’ 1st shoe is flying off the shelves

    MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s first shoe was flying off the shelves Wednesday, July 10. They’re not just any shoes — they’re the Zoom Freak 1. “It’s a historic day for Milwaukee. You got a basketball player, MVP, that has his own shoe. Got to support him. Got to support the team,” said Josh Lazaro, buying shoes. Lazaro was one of the first to show up — right as MODA 3 opened on Wednesday. He got the last pair of size […]

  • ‘Shocked and amazed:’ Festival Foods donates 30K bottles of water to Hydrate the Homeless

    MILWAUKEE — Water is something many of us take for granted — and it’s something homeless shelters are in desperate need of during the summer. A Milwaukee woman stepped in to fill the void. Amber Parham was emotional Monday, July 8 as she talked about how quickly her Hydrate the Homeless campaign has grown. “I am just shocked and amazed, because it’s just going to help so many people,” said Parham. It started five years ago, and she’s documented it […]

  • ‘Makes the weapons safe:’ East Troy police now offering protective gun locks to firearm owners

    EAST TROY — Already this summer, multiple children in our area have died due to gun violence. The Town of East Troy has a new program to try and prevent tragedy — all thanks to a new partnership with police. The Town of East Troy Town Hall has many services, and Police Chief Don Jensen got a call recently asking if they offered gun locks. “I said no, we don’t,” said Jensen. “But, I said I’ll see if we can […]

  • Police: Man shot in leg near 27th and Melvina in Milwaukee, suspect in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that occured on the city’s north side Thursday morning, July 4. It happened near 27th and Melvina around 8 a.m. As neighbors near 27th and Melvina woke up to begin celebrating their July 4th holiday, they were greeted by police at their doorstep. “My upstairs neighbor came down and told me the guy across the street had got shot,” said Sidney Triggs, neighbor. According to police, a man sustained a non-life threatening […]

  • After lakefront fireworks show, it’s time to clean up! Crews hard at work Thursday morning

    MILWAUKEE — As the thousands of people left Veterans Park after the annual lakefront fireworks show, cleanup crews were just getting started. More than a dozen Milwaukee County Parks employees spent their Fourth of July morning at Veterans Park. Their day started at midnight, as the fireworks crowds were just leaving. The first phase involved garbage trucks making the rounds, collecting the garbage from the trash cans. The next step was even more tedious — people went around picking up each […]

  • ‘Nothing else better:’ Campers stake out prime viewing spots ahead of lakefront fireworks show

    MILWAUKEE — The lakefront fireworks show is a little over 24 hours away — but the celebration has already started at Veterans Park. People began staking out their spot early Tuesday morning, July 2. On Tuesday morning, the lakefront was covered in yellow and red tape. It’s Milwaukee’s way of marking territory for the July 3 fireworks show. “We call what we do ‘base camp,'” said Crystal James, a fan of the lakefront fireworks. Since 7:30 a.m. Tuesday,  base camp […]

  • Germantown active shooter situation highlights disagreement over mental health law

    GERMANTOWN — On a typical morning along Williams Drive in Germantown, you might hear Ken Roskopf mowing his lawn or Don Zoromski selling plants. “This is actually a fundraiser for the Greater Milwaukee Rose Society,” said Zoromski. On May 15, the sounds were different. “I came outside, and I heard gunshots, said Roskopf. “I remember my wife waking me up and saying she thought she heard something.” A SWAT team swarmed the neighborhood as an active shooter situation unfolded. Court […]

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