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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
  • ‘Date My Sister:’ 3 Milwaukee sisters get creative in attempt to land a date during the pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — For months now, health officials have been recommending not interacting with anyone outside of your household. That makes dating kind of tricky. But these three sisters got creative to find a date during a pandemic. Allison Keller says she has tried everything to find “the one” in Milwaukee. And nobody knows that better than her two sisters — Lauren Stratman and Brooke Stratman. “She’s been catfished. She’s been stood up, what hasn’t happened, honestly,” Eliopoulos said. When the […]

  • ‘We’re a landmark:’ Milwaukee’s War Memorial Center reopens to public amid pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — The War Memorial Center in Milwaukee reopened to the public on Monday, July 6. The center is now working to make up thousands of dollars lost during the coronavirus pandemic. It is a place meant to honor and remember. But due to COVID-19, the inside of the War Memorial Center has been closed to the public since March. “We’re a landmark. It’s a beautiful reminder of sacrifice and service to our community. It’s not just the military but […]

  • ‘Black is Beautiful:’ Microbreweries across US produce same beer to fight racial injustice

    MILWAUKEE — Microbreweries across the country are coming together to produce the exact same beer. It’s all part of an effort to fight racial injustice. Now, a Milwaukee brewery is getting involved. Third Space Brewing is offering a new dark beer. “The beer is a Russian imperial stout, so it’s a 10% really big beer,” said Kevin Wright, Third Space Brewing brewmaster. It’s called “Black is Beautiful.” The name, recipe, and label is soon to be seen all across the […]

  • ‘Real step forward:’ Wisconsin Center gets back to work, preparations begin for DNC

    MILWAUKEE — Employees at the Wisconsin Center are waiting in line to go to work. It’s the first time they’ve been at the office in more than three months. “It was very strange being in the office and not seeing anyone over the course of the day, that will change today,” CEO Marty Brooks said. The office has changed quite a bit since March. “How are you feeling today? Are you feverish, dry cough, shortness of breath?” Employees now have […]

  • Red Cross offers virtual care for families who have lost loved ones during pandemic

    MILWAUKEE —  The coronavirus has killed more than 700 people in Wisconsin — leaving hundreds of families to mourn without the usual way to grieve. Now, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin has launched a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. With restrictions on how many people should gather in one place, funeral homes have looked empty during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because of the nature of this, you can’t just […]

  • Wisconsin DPI releases guidelines for reopening schools this fall: ‘Proactive approach’

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on Monday, June 22 published Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the very first page, State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor writes that she expects schools will reopen in the fall — but they will undoubtedly look different. CLICK HERE to read all […]

  • ‘It’s a passion:’ Sanger House Gardens open for FREE 7 days a week during COVID-19 pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — Throughout the coronavirus pandemic people have been looking for ways to keep busy. One Milwaukee couple decided to help. Surrounded by the sounds of nature, it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of Milwaukee. “It’s a passion. It’s something that you really enjoy doing,” said Steve Bailk, Sanger House Gardens owner. Steve Bailk bought the property in the historic Brewers Hill neighborhood in 1985. Since then, it’s transformed into the Sanger House Gardens. “You start thinking of […]

  • Murray family/Fire at Honey Creek Apartments in East Troy

    ‘It’s just a lot:’ East Troy family thankful for strangers after fire left them homeless amid ‘Safer at Home’

    EAST TROY — A fire can happen to anyone at any time, even in the middle of a pandemic. Hundreds of Wisconsin families found themselves having to start over while the state was shut down. One of those families was the Murray family of East Troy. Colin Murray and 4-year-old twins Willow and Gavin lived at the Honey Creek Apartments in East Troy. Around 8 in the morning on May 7, they all heard the fire alarms. Colin took the twins to day […]

  • ‘I’m trying not to cry:’ Bride-to-be never receives dress ordered from Milwaukee shop

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a stressful time to plan a wedding. For one Milwaukee bride, it’s not only the coronavirus causing her stress. When Vivicia Sims tried on this wedding dress — she knew it was the one. “That dress brings out everything, everything. I’m like, I love this dress. This is the dress,” said Vivicia Sims, the bride-to-be. She found the dress at Hallelujah Fashion on Historic Mitchell Street. She says she put a deposit down that day — and […]

  • ‘Easily identified:’ Bright yellow signs in Milwaukee aimed at helping you ‘support black-owned businesses’

    MILWAUKEE — George Floyd’s death has sparked a conversation about how we all can help combat inequality and racism in America. One way becoming popular is supporting black-owned businesses. One Milwaukee business is making that easy. Drive down MLK Drive in Milwaukee and you’ll notice a lot of boarded up windows. But you’ll also notice a different kind of protection — a bright yellow sign indicating a black-owned business. “It’s just real simplistic and easily identified,” said Carolyn Walker, owner […]

  • Kiss and Makeup Beauty

    ‘It’s just gone:’ Businesses along Brown Deer Road looted, owner believes it wasn’t about a protest

    MILWAUKEE — Looters hit a strip of businesses on Brown Deer Road early Monday, June 1 — and one of the owners believes this wasn’t about any protest. This, after groups have taken to the streets of Milwaukee and beyond to rally against the officer-involved death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. Kiss and Makeup Beauty is a new small business in Milwaukee — one that has already seen challenges. “Well, we’re supposed to open the store in […]

  • ‘It was pretty bad:’ Hartland roofing company fixes American Legion roof for free

    HARTLAND  — It was a beautiful day for construction work — and roofing company in Hartland spent the day giving back. New shingles have arrived at the American Legion in Hartland. Vietnam veteran Tom Lay watches in excitement. He’s been a member for 40 years. “Here was my place to come, where I was accepted,” said Tom Lay, American Legion member. Since the 1940s, this building has been a place for veterans to gather. “It’s a place where they can […]

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