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.
MILWAUKEE — Officials with Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop, in an effort to alleviate cabin fever, invited families to ride for a fun and free way to stretch their legs and enjoy seeing the city from a new perspective. “Family Hop Week” which continues through Sunday, March 24. “This is a week where we’re reminding parents this is a great time to take your kids for a ride, to come into the heart of the city,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. […]
WAUKESHA — As soon as Monday, March 18, there could be no crossing guards at the previously assigned locations in multiple communities in southeast Wisconsin, including Waukesha, Wauwatosa, Menomonee Falls and West Allis. School District of Waukesha officials posted this message to Facebook Sunday: “The School District of Waukesha administration was notified this morning by the Waukesha Police Department that the company that the city contracts with for crossing guards is going out of business. As soon as tomorrow, there […]
FOND DU LAC — Fond du Lac School District closed school on Friday, March 15 to give people time to clean up after the area suffered historic flooding. One of the places drying out is the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac. “Yesterday was a rough day,” said Dan Hebel, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Fond Du Lac. The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac is just one of many places soaked by […]
MILWAUKEE — More than 350 girls weren’t in class Thursday, March 14 in Milwaukee. Instead, they got a lesson in public service during the 9th Annual Girls’ Day at City Hall. It was standing room only at the event — the hallways overtaken by girls.”I think it’s very important for girls to know that they can do something other than what society tells them to do,” said Nylah Ellzey, 8th grader. Historically, there have not been many girls who grow […]
MILWAUKEE — Wheelchair rugby is described as a combination of hockey, football and soccer. “It tips super easy,” said Noah Currier of his wheelchair. Currier was at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Wednesday, March 13 picking out a new wheelchair. He said he fell into a depression for years. “I served from 2000 to 2004. Right when I got home after the invasion of Iraq, I was in a bad car accident. In a wheelchair, your life ends where the pavement […]
MILWAUKEE — It’s a sure sign of spring in Milwaukee. With less than three weeks until Opening Day, the tarp came off the playing field at Miller Park on Friday, March 8. Michael Boettcher, Director of Grounds at Miller Park, said the removal of the tarp was the unofficial start of the season for his grounds crew team. “The cover’s off, grass has been doing well so far from what we’ve seen, soil temperatures are starting to elevate, and we’re […]
MILWAUKEE — When children who are refugees find themselves in Milwaukee, they’re often in the same classroom. A Milwaukee Public Schools program is helping them get their start. “Any day, we might get a new family from Central Africa or Southeast Asia coming to us at any point,” said Erin Sivek, MPS teacher. At Milwaukee Public Schools’ Newcomer Center, Sivek helps welcome students to a new culture. “We’re definitely a very unique program,” said Sivek. The idea of “blended learning” […]
MILWAUKEE — March Madness starts March 19, but Match Madness began March 1. Match Madness is a community fundraising campaign aimed at providing hunger relief for Milwaukee families. The Amani Food Pantry has served people in Milwaukee for more than 30 years. Volunteer Mattie Allen has been part of the effort from the beginning. “We’ve gone from 25 to 30 people. Now we’re serving 500 to 600 people a month,” said Allen. The pantry has expanded since partnering with Hunger […]
MILWAUKEE — Since the death of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner Feb. 6, community members have taken action to show their support for law enforcement. A 5-year-old girl from Butler is doing her part. Allison Krueger and her mom Tina are signing cards of encouragement. To understand why, you have to step into Allison’s bedroom — which shows off her two favorite things. “Yeah, that’s her room. Pink and police,” said Tina Krueger. Allison Krueger has collected police badges for […]
MILWAUKEE — Firefighters on Monday morning, March 4 responded to the scene of a three-alarm fire at an apartment building on Milwaukee’s east side — and the bitter cold made it challenging for first responders. A wind chill advisory was in effect for all of southeast Wisconsin until 10 a.m. The call came in around 2:45 a.m. It happened near Farwell and Belleview. In the wake of the fire, American Red Cross volunteers stepped up to help at least 13 […]
MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee has pledged to have 25 percent of its energy come from renewable resources by 2025. The city’s latest step to meet this goal involves bringing solar energy systems to three Milwaukee Public Library locations: Central Library, Center Street Library and Tippecanoe Library. A good book can take you on a journey to places real and imagined. At Central Library, to find the source behind its power, you have to take a journey up. “I think it just really […]
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — Cleanup is underway after another round of snow hit southeast Wisconsin Tuesday night, Feb. 26 into Wednesday morning, Feb. 27. Sheboygan County had some of the highest snow totals. The snow was steady throughout the morning in Oostburg — but while the snow made for slow driving it didn’t slow down business at Judi’s. “Rain or shine, I come here,” said Sam Brill, customer. The counter is always full of regulars — always willing to make the […]