Hannah Jewell (née Saunders), a Detroiter at heart, is proud to call Milwaukee her new home. She’s spent her life living and working all over Michigan, but is happy for a change and a chance to experience beautiful Wisconsin!
She graduated from Michigan State University with her B.A. degree in Journalism. While still in her senior year, she took her first reporter job at WILX in Lansing. She later moved to the west side of the state in 2012 where she worked as a reporter and anchor at WZZM 13 in Grand Rapids. There, she earned an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award for her investigations into the true lives of local panhandlers. She has also been honored by the State of Michigan’s Department of Veteran Affairs for her coverage of veterans struggling with post traumatic stress disorder.
She moved back home to the Motor City to report for FOX 2 in 2015. While there, she covered a wide range of news including the Flint Water Crisis, a loose tiger in the abandoned Packard Plant, and much more. Her investigations into the malpractice and deplorable conditions of Detroit’s animal control center resulted in complete reform. In 2016, she had the opportunity to travel to Cuba to feature Detroit-made vehicles.
Don’t hate on her if you see her cheering on the Lions at Lambeau Field. Say hi if you see her out and about!
KENOSHA — A tribute to a murdered cheerleader unfolds under the Friday night lights at Bradford High School in Kenosha. Friends of Kaylie Juga honored her at the football game in part by wearing blue. “She was just a really happy soul,” said Jenna Tranberg, a friend of Kaylie. “She could light up a room.” On Friday evening, Juga’s cheerleader spirit was celebrated in a halftime performance — just for her. “We’re super happy and proud of these cheerleaders who […]
MILWAUKEE — The victim in a fatal shooting at 44th and Center in Milwaukee has been identified as a father of six. He is Larrez Taylor. “How do I tell my kids that their daddy is no longer going to be in their life?” asked Donna Petty, Taylor’s partner. Two of Taylor’s children are with Petty — a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old. Their youngest turns nine on Monday. “My daughter won’t get a phone call Monday saying happy birthday baby,” […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County medical examiner and Milwaukee police were called out to a fatal shooting involving a 44-year-old man near 44th and Center Wednesday, Sept. 18. It happened around 1 p.m. Neighbors reported hearing at least 10 shots fired in quick succession. According to police, the victim died at the scene, and an arrest was made. Police said the shooting was the result of an argument that occurred outside a corner store between two men. Surveillance video was […]
GLENDALE — Changes were made to a heavily debated $2 million plan to update Kletzsch Park in Glendale following input from the public. A public meeting was being held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Glen Hills Middle School, where community members were able to get a look at the plan. “I think more people should be able to enjoy this,” said Coke Morris, fisherman. Kletzsch Park is known as a hidden gem. “You take a 30-second walk away from your car, […]
MILWAUKEE — A 16-year-old is dead and an 18-year-old man is injured following a double shooting near 55th and Casper Saturday night, Sept. 14. The two victims were passengers in a car when shots were fired inside the vehicle and the two individuals were struck. The driver of the vehicle drove to a nearby hospital following the shooting. One victim, a 16-year-old boy, suffered a fatal gunshot wound and was deceased upon arrival at the hospital. The second victim, an […]
LAKE GENEVA — Lake Geneva residents saw some of the worst flooding Friday, Sept. 13 which prompted a warning from emergency responders. “So much rain last night,” said Hailey Costello, Lake Geneva resident. “When I saw this, it’s mind-blowing.” Roadways, parks, and basements are under water. Many drivers powered through. “I drove through that in the intersection. It was very worrisome. I saw other cars that were smaller than mine that the water was going up over their car,” said Leanna […]
ST. FRANCIS — High winds in Milwaukee County Wednesday night, Sept. 11, downed large trees along the lakeshore. St. Francis seemed to take the brunt of the storm damage. Cleanup efforts were underway Thursday, Sept. 12. Meantime, more rain and thunderstorms are expected with a flash flood watch in effect for all of southeast Wisconsin through Friday morning. “A lot of these trees are very old and very historic, so yeah, it’s a shame,” said Amy Grau, Communications Director of […]
KENOSHA — Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Wednesday, Sept. 11 two brothers were arrested, accused of operating an “empire of illegal drugs” in southeast Wisconsin. In all, authorities estimated they seized THC products with a street value of $1.5 million. In a news conference on Wednesday, authorities explained how this operation, allegedly involving Tyler Huffhines, 20, and Jacob Huffhines, 23, was exposed. Waukesha Police Captain Dan Baumann said this all began in early July, when a mother and father […]
WEST MILWAUKEE — A death investigation was underway after a 40-year-old man was found dead Tuesday morning, Sept. 10 outside West Milwaukee Intermediate School. The medical examiner identified the man as Michael Budzien. Autopsy reports revealed he had a history of alcoholism and possible drug abuse. He had no affiliation with the school, officials said, and foul play wasn’t suspected in this case. A student was walking to school when he saw the body of a man who appeared to […]
WAUWATOSA — The owner of a Wauwatosa nail salon was grazed by a bullet after a fight broke out inside Ly Ly Nails & Spa near Mayfair Road and Center Street. Customers had to put their pampering plans on hold while police closed the salon to investigate Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7. “I can’t believe it,” said Reuneq Kaur, customer. “I feel bad for him. I hope they’re OK. I really hope they’re OK,” said Takaya Rice, customer. Police say two […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) debuted two state-of-the-art football fields Friday night, Sept. 6 funded by donors including the Green Bay Packers. School officials are also keeping a tighter watch on security at games following a brawl at South Stadium last week. “This is a long time coming. To give our young people that opportunity to play on a state-of-the-art field with AstroTurf, just like many other students around this great state of Wisconsin,” said Milwaukee Public School Superintendent […]
MILWAUKEE — A girl police said appeared to be approximately 10 years old was struck by a school bus near 27th and Fond du Lac Avenue on Thursday morning, Sept. 5. Police said the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. The girl was struck while crossing the street with her two brothers. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Paul Kolo, vice president of operations for Go Riteway, told FOX6 News that pedestrians […]