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!
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 […]
LIVONIA, Mich. — It’s a chilling confession from a man who sparked a nationwide Amber Alert. Investigators say Dariaz Higgins admitted he was on the verge of shooting a police officer during a traffic stop in Livonia, Michigan. New body camera footage released Thursday, March 21 shows the brief confrontation. In the video from March 11, a police officer approaches a man and woman inside a vehicle in a hotel parking lot just outside of Detroit. “You got your ID […]
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – After the heartbreaking story of a single mother of four from Milwaukee who was shot to death in Georgia caught the attention of actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, the Hollywood mogul reached out to help. Police believe 45-year-old Tynesha Evans’ boyfriend, 58-year-old Othniel Inniss, killed her Saturday morning, March 16 at a bank near Atlanta. Evans left behind a large family — many of them in Milwaukee. They’ve run the Midwest Church of Christ on Center for […]
MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee men are accused of having a role in a theft, armed robbery and the fatal shooting of a woman in the city. The accused are Lashawn Gates, 26, and Emmanuel Watkins-Christopher, 29. They face the following criminal charges: Theft by fraud (value not exceeding $2,500), misdemeanor — Gates Armed robbery, as a party to a crime — Gates, Watkins-Christopher Felony murder — Gates According to the criminal complaint, the first of the alleged crimes happened on […]
MILWAUKEE — Police on Sunday night, March 17 were keeping an eye on St. Patrick’s Day revelers in downtown Milwaukee — making sure everyone stayed safe. Milwaukee police, including mounted officers, stood watch outside some of the more popular destinations on Juneau Avenue — serving as silent reminders to drive sober or get pulled over. “We’re just gonna Uber back and get our car tomorrow,” said Carlie Starry. “It’s really not worth it to get a DUI or something crazy […]
MILWAUKEE — The tragic deaths of Noelani Robinson and her mother, Sierra, highlight a real problem we have in the city: human trafficking. The community rallied behind the search for Noelani and as we mourn the terrible loss together, there are many other children in Milwaukee who could use our help. “Any time that we lose a child, especially in this manner, is extremely disheartening,” said Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention. Reggie Moore is the director […]
FOND DU LAC — Long-awaited warmer temperatures brought some major problems Thursday, March 14. More than 100 residents in the City of Fond du Lac were forced out of their homes as large amounts of ice piled up under city bridges and created what some said was the worst flooding in recent memory. The Red Cross has set up four locations in the area for people displaced from the flooding. Firefighters tried to cross deep water to rescue employees stranded […]
MILWAUKEE — As country after country grounded Boeing’s 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do so — until Wednesday, March 13. That’s when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order keeping the planes on the tarmac. The agency said what made the difference was new, enhanced satellite tracking data and physical evidence on the ground that linked the Ethiopian jet’s movements to those of an […]