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!
SHOREWOOD — A teacher at Shorewood Intermediate School has been placed on leave because of concerns over a racist assignment. Students say they were asked to learn to play “slave games.” “I went to my mom, I’m like, mom, what are slave games,’ said MaHailey Stephens, given racist assignment. MaHailey Stephens is in seventh grade at Shorewood Intermediate School. She and other students allege they were separated into groups based on their race, and asked to research games from their […]
NEW BERLIN — A family came home to find thousands of dollars worth of vandalism at their New Berlin home — and chickens, burned by diesel fuel. With New Berlin police investigating, the family told FOX6 on Wednesday, April 10 they’re scared for their lives. While the Schleisner family was up north saying goodbye to their grandmother, they received alarming news from their home on Prospect Avenue. “I was very heartbroken. My father called me Saturday night (April 6) to […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee boy is facing new charges, including homicide, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that took the life of a 41-year-old man and left a woman critically injured near 17th and Highland in August 2018. Prosecutors said this all began when Brian Vaughn, 16, removed his GPS monitoring device. In the hours after that device was removed, prosecutors said Vaughn was involved in the theft of a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The fatal crash involving that truck […]
SHOREWOOD — The community will come together Monday, April 8 to support a Shorewood family involved in a deadly crash near Cottage Grove in Dane County Sunday, March 31. Megan Frieseke died, and her twin sister Emily remained hospitalized Sunday, April 7. Draft and Vessel on Monday evening, April 8 will host a fundraiser for the Frieseke family. The venue holds about 50 people, but owner Nathaniel Davauer said Sunday he was expecting about 650 for Monday’s fundraiser. “I wanna […]
For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand when a man found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday identified himself as Timmothy Pitzen and claimed he had just escaped from two men in the Cincinnati area who had held him captive for seven years. This is an old mugshot of the man who claimed to be #TimmothyPitzen. He is in fact Brian Michael Rini of Medina, Ohio. Authorities say he has a history […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is facing charges, accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl who was later struck by gunfire during a confrontation regarding that sexual assault. Sanchez Wilson, 36, faces three counts: First degree child sexual assault — intercourse with a person under 12 First degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, March 29, police were dispatched to the […]
MILWAUKEE — Shocking violence in a Family Dollar parking lot was caught on camera in Milwaukee Monday afternoon, April 1. Witnesses said it put the public in danger. Police responded to the store near Teutonia and Florist around 1 p.m. One woman said she saw a gun. The dramatic cellphone video showed a group of nine to 10 young adults involved in a brawl outside the store. “He got a gun, y’all,” a witness said in the video. The video […]
WAUKESHA — The next big phase of the “West Waukesha Bypass” project involves closures set to begin at 6 a.m. Monday, April 1 and detours for drivers. Phase two of the two-year project involves construction of the segment from WIS 59 to US 18. “It’s disrupted the whole neighborhood,” said Tony Babich. “Highway D is closed. St. Paul is going to be closed. It’s just going to be a mess,” said Sue Livangood. All lanes will be closed on Sunset […]
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — A Sheboygan man with a history of lewd and lascivious behavior dating back to 2013 is accused once again — after prosecutors said a mother and her young daughter witnessed disturbing behavior at a park in the city. Ryan Gruenke, 34, faces the following charges: Exposing intimate parts, repeater Lewd and lascivious behavior, repeater Disorderly conduct, repeater According to a criminal complaint, on March 24, officers responded to Maywood Environmental Park on Mueller Road near Calumet Drive […]
WEST ALLIS — Police made several arrests after three pursuits in two days in January. The suspects were wanted for a range of crimes, including stolen property, drug possession and bail jumping. Some were driving at more than twice or three times the speed limit. Steven Austin, 29, of Milwaukee faces four charges: Felony bail jumping, domestic abuse assessments Possession with intent to deliver controlled substance, heroin, three grams or less, use of a dangerous weapon Possession with intent to […]
KENOSHA COUNTY — An 18-year-old Trevor man faces multiple charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a young woman in Twin Lakes. The accused is Jorge Zatarain. He faces the following criminal charges: Second degree sexual assault Capture an intimate representation without consent (two counts) According to the criminal complaint, police from Twin Lakes responded to a residence on Saturday, March 16 for a report of a sexual assault. “We obviously take any kind of sexual assault like this very […]
MILWAUKEE — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but reached no conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared Sunday. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from President Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting President Trump, pleasure tinged with resentment after two years of investigations , declared “complete and total […]