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
  • ‘It’s very humbling:’ Arborists worked for free, trimming trees at Wood National Cemetery

    MILWAUKEE — Dozens of tree care specialists worked for free Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Milwaukee. This, as the industry came together for the fifth annual Saluting Branches Day of Service. At Wood National Cemetery, the grounds are cared for with an eye of perfection by six caretakers. Overhead, there was a lot of work to be done for these volunteers Wednesday. “You can’t help but step foot on here and ask yourself about the lives and the challenges that so […]

  • ‘Never forget:’ 9/11 ceremony held at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

    MILWAUKEE — A remembrance ceremony was held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11. This, as America marked the 18th anniversary of the terror attack. On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorist-piloted planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania. Among the thousands killed in the terror attacks were first responders who rushed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers to save others. A piece […]

  • ‘Going to be a great experience:’ People line up in rain for ‘Hamilton’ tickets

    MILWAUKEE — Single tickets to see “Hamilton” at the Marcus Performing Arts Center this October and November went on sale to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 10. As the rain pelted down hours before the sun rose — people began lining up outside the Marcus Performing Arts Center to get their tickets. “The main reason I’m waiting in line today is for my kids. I have two high schoolers involved in musicals, and a middle schooler that’s in a musical. […]

  • Nykia Julien, Rachael Taylor

    ‘A huge heart:’ Family of 24-year-old organ donor meets recipient, hears heartbeat

    MILWAUKEE — An emotional meeting took place Monday, Sept. 9 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center between two families forever linked by a special gift. It was more than a year in the making. Nykia Julien was once again walking without losing her breath, thanks to Rachael Taylor. Taylor clutched a bear tightly, containing the heartbeat of her son. His heart keeps Julien alive. “I prayed and hoped for this day, and I was hoping that’d I’d hear from you […]

  • Crash near 13th and Layton

    ‘Try to be as safe as possible:’ Police speak out after shoplifting call led to pursuit, 3-vehicle crash

    MILWAUKEE — We’re learning new details about how a shoplifting call in Greenfield led to a high-speed police chase early Thursday morning, Sept. 5. The chase ended in a three-vehicle wreck. The crash was captured by surveillance cameras at a nearby gas station. “The decision to pursue a vehicle is always a fluid situation,” said Eric Lindstrom, Greenfield Police Department Captain. Greenfield Police Captain Eric Lindstrom spoke with FOX6 News about the factors in this chase. It started around 12:20 […]

  • ‘They’re creating fake charities:’ BBB warms of scammers amid Hurricane Dorian

    MILWAUKEE — In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, many people in Wisconsin wondered how they could help. Meanwhile, officials with the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau warned of scammers ready to take advantage. Hurricane Dorian left miles of damage in its path, destroying entire neighborhoods in the Bahamas after making landfall on the islands as a Category 5 storm. BBB officials said it’s the powerful images of the destruction that scammers try to benefit from. “It tugs at our heartstrings for […]

  • Back to school: State, local leaders celebrate with MPS students

    MILWAUKEE — Tuesday, Sept. 3 was the first day of class for thousands of students across southeast Wisconsin — including the majority of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students. Leaders at Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts made sure students were wide awake for the big day. They were greeted at the door by a band, a red carpet, and welcome flags. One was being flown by eighth-grader Brianna Leggin, who was excited to be one of the oldest in school. “You […]

  • Excitement builds for 1st day of school, arrival of students

    GLENDALE — There is an air of excitement throughout southeast Wisconsin as Tuesday, Sept. 3 is the first day of school for thousands of children. FOX6’s Cassidy Williams has an update from Nicolet High School in Glendale and Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts.

  • ‘It’s a monster:’ Milwaukee travelers play the waiting game at the airport in wake of Hurricane Dorian

    MILWAUKEE — Hurricane Dorian cancelled hundreds of flights across the country, including two Orlando flights that were supposed to depart Monday, morning, Sept. 2 from Milwaukee. Some planes were still flying — but some volunteer organizations were not. Monday morning was quiet at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, but passengers said this might literally be the calm before the storm. “It’s a monster,” said Ron Roberts. Heather Zunker was heading to Orlando for a trip to Disney World that had been […]

  • Dentist (Getty Images)

    ‘Extremely frustrating:’ Ransomware attack on West Allis company impacts hundreds of dental offices

    WEST ALLIS — Hundreds of dental offices across the country were targeted in a ransomware attack. PerCSoft, IT company that was attacked, is based out of West Allis. It wasn’t immediately clear whether patient data, including Social Security numbers, was compromised. FOX6 News visited a dental office on Friday, Aug. 30. Staff explained their system was down, and they wouldn’t be able to schedule an appointment or look up any information. As it turned out, the office was targeted in […]

  • ‘Every place is vulnerable:’ Teachers participate in active shooter training at St. Francis High School

    MILWAUKEE — Teachers across the area are getting ready for back to school. But instead of preparing lesson plans, teachers at the St. Francis School District spent the day preparing for the worst. How to wrap a bandage if someone is shot in the neck. It’s one of the skills teachers and staff are learning at St. Francis High School. “When I started teaching 24 years ago, not a thought in my mind that something like this would be something […]

  • ‘Ready to go:’ College families head to the east side as UWM freshmen move into the dorms

    MILWAUKEE — The summer was officially over for students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tuesday, Aug. 27, as the move-in process began. FOX6 News found there is a science to packing for college. “We packed those boxes about six times — stacking boxes,” said Madeline Bartoli, a first-year student. Bartoli said the most stressful part about moving in was making sure she didn’t forget anything — but her dad wasn’t worried. “She’s very, very organized, which is why she came […]

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