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!
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order on Friday, April 3 calling the Legislature to meet in Special Session on Sat., April 4 at 4 p.m. to take up changes to the upcoming spring election. Gov. Evers is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot to every registered voter who has not already requested one by May 19, and to extend the time for those ballots to be received to […]
MADISON — A federal judge on Thursday, April 2 declined to postpone Wisconsin’s presidential primary as the coronavirus spreads, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday’s election for absentee voting. U.S. District Judge William Conley’s order essentially extends the election by nearly a week. He blasted state leaders’ decision not to delay the election to protect people’s health but refused to postpone it himself, saying a federal judge shouldn’t act as the state’s health […]
MILWAUKEE — With governors in states like Kansas ordering schools closed for the remainder of the school year in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials with Milwaukee Public Schools Wednesday, April 1 noted plans to meet to develop a long-term plan to ensure students don’t fall behind. Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm on March 13 to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, March 30 sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency outlining a dire need for resources to fight COVID-19 in Milwaukee, seeking more than 62,000 respirators, more than 190,000 masks, and other personal protective equipment. This, with state officials preparing to open field hospitals and voluntary isolation centers in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients. Mayor Barrett submitted the below letter to FEMA Monday, requesting supplies: “Dear Administrator Gaynor: I […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee attorney has raised more than $25,000 in an online fundraiser to help six local restaurants through the “Safer at Home” initiative. The coronavirus pandemic has led to trying times for small businesses like Interval in Milwaukee. “We chose to layoff all our employees and our staff quickly,” said Interval owner Ryan Hoban. “I kind of saw the writing on the walls. It was like, let’s just get them in unemployment now and then try to ride […]
MILWAUKEE — The highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Wisconsin are in Milwaukee County. Additionally, health officials tell FOX6 News that the majority of cases are among African-American men. “We can’t keep having these calls and not flag very loudly,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Abele was one of several government officials who called out the need for more resources to stop the growing number of coronavirus cases — particularly on Milwaukee’s north side — Friday afternoon. […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools is among many districts now closed until further notice, and that is making it difficult for some families to meet their children’s basic needs. MPS leaders say they are doing everything to help their families get through this difficult time, right now, that starts with free lunches. “This stuff is nutritious and it’s very healthy,” MPS Superintendent Keith Posely said. Posely helps serve food to children waiting to return to Milwaukee’s public schools. “We miss […]
MADISON — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus rose to 628 in Wisconsin Wednesday, March 25 — with two more deaths reported in the state, for a total of seven. Four of those deaths were in Milwaukee County. The sixth death was reported in Dane County Wednesday — the first death in that county — a person in their 70s. Dane County was the first in Wisconsin to report a positive case of COVID-19 on Feb. 5. That […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee health officials on Monday, March 23 said a majority of the positive COVID-19 cases live on Milwaukee’s north side, and that they planned on sending outreach teams into neighborhoods to ask people to go home in an effort to stop the spread. “I wanna make sure that our residents, particularly on the northern part of the city, are listening to what I’m saying,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Please, please, please do everything you can to keep […]
MILWAUKEE — Continued social distancing will be key in ending the coronavirus pandemic, but it could also take a toll on mental health. Psychologists encourage safe socialization. “Because of the way we’re being asked to socially distance ourselves from each other, there is the risk that isolation will become a major problem in their lives,” Dr. Steven Dykstra, a clinical psychologist with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, said. Dykstra says it is important to make a route. “Anybody can be […]
SOUTH MILWAUKEE — What happens when you fall ill and fear you may have COVID-19? One couple is living that reality. Their concern is less for themselves, though, and more for those who they may have come into contact with. Rhonda Ronsman of South Milwaukee said she and her husband, Mark, fell ill last week. They were tested Tuesday, March 17 in Pleasant Prairie. “It’s just weird that we both come home on a Thursday and we both get fevers, […]
MILWAUKEE — An employee at Snap-on‘s Milwaukee manufacturing facility tested positive for the coronavirus, a company spokesman confirmed Wednesday, March 18. Snap-on’s Milwaukee plant will remain open and operational “because of the critical nature of its work in serving essential entities of the U.S. military, auto repair garages, and transportation services,” a company spokesman said. “My last day of work was Friday night, and I was feeling sick then,” said Mark Lukszys, Snap-on employee. “You know how you get the […]