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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
  • ‘Save the animals:’ Local artist helping animals impacted by wildfires in Australia

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Hundreds of millions of animals have been impacted by the wildfires in Australia. A local artist saw the devastating photos and decided to help. For Heidi Mass, her studio in Menomonee Falls is a place to escape. “I really like a lot of paint and a lot of artist’s hand in the painting,” said Heidi Mass. When she has something on her mind — she picks up a paintbrush — and there was something in the news […]

  • ‘It doesn’t really seem real:’ West Allis veterinarian hanging up stethoscope after 41 years

    WEST ALLIS — It’s a business that’s been a part of West Allis for more than a century — and on Thursday, Jan. 23 a new chapter will begin. “Well, it doesn’t really seem real,” said Dr. Brian Nelson. “We’ve been talking about it for some time. I don’t know. I’ve never actually taken two weeks at a time off, so it’s going to be kind of a transition.” After 41 years, Dr. Brian Nelson prepared to hang up his […]

  • ‘Makes you feel better:’ YMCA celebrates Waukesha man who has kept his fitness goals since 1942

    MILWAUKEE — It’s nearing the end of January — which means New Year’s resolutions are starting to fade. But not for one Waukesha man. He’s been keeping his fitness goals since 1942. If you start coming to Waukesha YMCA — one face will become familiar. “I come here seven days a week, but Sunday is usually a light day,” said Bob Lombardi. Bob Lombardi has been a member of the Waukesha YMCA for 77 years. “I joined the YMCA in […]

  • Volunteers pick up a paintbrush, create murals throughout school in Dr. King’s honor

    MILWAUKEE — Most schools were closed on Monday, Jan. 20 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But it was a very busy day at Lancaster Public School in Milwaukee. There is only one way to learn how to paint. You have to pick up a paintbrush. “Lots of dropping. But you just learn and keep at it,” said Kelly Schaer, a volunteer. Schaer has her technique figured out. She has volunteered to paint a different school every year for […]

  • Milwaukee offers number of ways to honor life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    MILWAUKEE — There are a number of ways to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20. Events are being hosted all across the city. Governor Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are slated to appear at Lancaster School in Milwaukee — as part of a day of service in honor of the civil rights leader. 500 volunteers are expected to join them. They will be painting murals including inspirational quotes ad college logos […]

  • ‘Pretty disturbing:’ Number of guns being found by TSA on the rise across the country

    MILWAUKEE — The number of guns being found by TSA is on the rise all across the country — including airports in Wisconsin. The signs are clear at Mitchell International Airport — no weapons allowed. But TSA officials say not everyone is getting the message. “There are more states that have conceal carry, the permits. More people are carrying guns than ever before,” said Frank Pipia, TSA spokesperson. The number of guns found at airports has gone up every year […]

  • ‘Saw flames in the floorboards:’ Couple, dog escaped Oconomowoc house fire believed electrical

    OCONOMOWOC — Firefighters on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15 were called out to the scene of a house fire near Elizabeth Street and Oak Street in Oconomowoc. The call came in around 1:30 a.m. from the homeowner, who heard smoke alarms and found fire in the basement. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from the front and back of the home. The fire extended to the first floor. Due to the construction of the home, there were void spaces that […]

  • ‘Make sure it’s going to a cause:’ BBB warns to donate wisely to help victims of Australian wildfires

    MILWAUKEE — Every day it seems there is another heartbreaking story out of Australia. The BBB warns those emotions that could make you vulnerable to scams. The Australian wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes and killed more than 20 people. As more details come out, more and more options to donate pop up. “Every time there is a disaster, such as the Australian fires, there’s going to be thousands of crowdfunding sites that pop up. Some of them will be […]

  • Ice

    ‘We were sliding around:’ Freezing rain, wintry mix makes for slick streets, sidewalks in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Freezing rain and mixed precipitation created icy conditions Saturday morning, Jan. 11 — and made roads quite slippery. “Even in our parking lot, we were sliding around,” said Chantelle Korbisch in Waukesha. “There was a snowplow on the way here trying to get into a parking lot, and it was trying to salt the parking lot for people to go to work, and it just slid right back down the hill.” FOX6 News found Waukesha residents breaking through the […]

  • ‘Greatly missed:’ Long-time McDonald’s employee retires, gets special message from Brett Favre

    HARTFORD — In the City of Hartford, Friday, Jan. 10 is officially Sandy Thiele Day. Who is Sandy Thiele? Well if you’ve ever gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru in Hartford — you know exactly who that is. Headset on — with a Packers hat on top: it’s been Sandy Thiele’s routine for 26 years. However, Friday’s drive-thru is a little different. The sign out front letting customers know it’s her last day on the mic. The dining room was full […]

  • ‘Help families:’ Next Step Clinic, winner of Marquette’s first-ever ‘President’s Challenge’ opens

    MILWAUKEE — The earlier children are diagnosed with things like autism — the earlier they can start getting help. But people living in inner cities often face barriers to getting that critical diagnosis. The Next Step Clinic, the recipient of the inaugural Marquette University President’s Challenge in 2019, hosted its grand opening on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at its location within the Family Success Center of the Next Door Foundation. “The Next Step Clinic is designed to help families have access […]

  • ‘Be very cautious:’ Don’t become a victim of ticket scam as Green Bay Packers head to playoffs

    MILWAUKEE — With the Packers game just a few days away — many fans will be on the hunt for some last-minute tickets. But many of those tickets floating around online could be fake. Seeing a Packers playoff game in person is an opportunity that doesn’t come cheap. “Seats are going to be very expensive, so if you find a good seat and the price is decent, that should be a red flag that something is just not right,” said […]

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