I’m proud and grateful to be a member of the FOX6 News team. I arrived in January 2011 and spent my first weeks at FOX6 covering the union protests in Madison. I guess you could say I hit the ground running!

I spent my first five years at FOX6 as a general assignment reporter. I had the responsibility of covering breaking news events that included the Sikh Temple shooting and the shooting at the Azana Salon and Spa.

For two years at FOX6, I worked with the U.S. Marshals on a weekly ‘Wisconsin’s Most Wanted’ segment, which assisted in the arrests of dozens of fugitives.

I am honored to currently be FOX6’s Contact 6 consumer reporter. My job is to help you save money! If you have a problem with a company or organization and can’t get a resolution, turn to us! Contact 6 has been going to bat for the little guy since 1972.

To file a complaint with Contact 6, click the CONTACT 6 tab. You’ll find the CONSUMER COMPLAINT? button on the right side of the page.

Some of my favorite stories prior to Contact 6 are the in-depth reports I generated with Milwaukee’s medical community. One of those reports received an Emmy Award and others received Emmy Award nominations.

I came to Milwaukee from Green Bay, where I reported for WFRV from 2008 to 2011. There, I reported on record flooding, a decades old murder investigation, and, of course, the Green Bay Packers! Prior to that, I spent one year at WKBT in La Crosse.

I became interested in TV news while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After internships at WCCO in Minneapolis and NBC-15 in Madison, I landed a full-time on-air internship at WISC, where I worked throughout my senior year.

I grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated from Eastview High School. Growing up, I wanted to become a writer, but found I lack the patience to sit down and write a book. The fast-paced business of TV journalism is much better fit for my personality!

In my free time, I like to run outside on southeast Wisconsin’s beautiful trails, read, and spend as much time as possible with my husband and daughter.

If you see me out on a story, please come over and say hello!

Recent Articles
  • ‘We need to recycle that helium:’ Helium shortage not just impacting party stores

    FRANKLIN — It’ll cost you more to get balloons for your graduation party — if the store can fill them at all. The price of helium is on the rise and may not come down anytime soon — and it’s impacting more than the popular party decorations. Local companies feel the impact FOX6’s Contact 6 stopped by Baloonee Toonz in Franklin during peak graduation season. “We’re probably working with about 30 schools,” said Tracy Starke, owner of Baloonee Toonz. While […]

  • ‘Where did it come from?’ Homeowner turns to Contact 6 after satellite dish mysteriously installed

    WEST MILWAUKEE — A West Milwaukee woman is broadcasting her displeasure with DirecTV after something unexpected showed up on her roof — a satellite dish. “I looked up there and I saw it. I have no idea how long its been there,” said Donna Jenkins. “Very, very upset.” It stopped her in her tracks. She has never had DirecTV nor wanted it. Jenkins rents out her upstairs unit, but her tenants said it wasn’t theirs. Additionally, Jenkins never gave the […]

  • Woman scammed out of her savings: ‘I just don’t want anybody to go through what I went through’

    HALES CORNERS — A Hales Corners woman lost her entire life savings.  It all began with a phone call. The woman, who asked to only be identified as Kris, frantically purchased 29 gift cards worth $6,500. “Apparently, they were used within a half hour,” she said. “They were scaring me.” The woman said two men claiming to be agents for the Social Security Administration told her she needed to purchase the cards. “They said my life was in danger,” Kris […]

  • ‘Now is the time to buy:’ Trade war with China impacting local businesses and consumers

    MILWAUKEE — The trade war with China is already driving up prices. Predictions vary on how long it may last. However, savvy shoppers could save money by making purchases now. The issue is directly impacting Fyxation Bicycle Company in Milwaukee. Its co-founder, Nick Ginster, showed Contact 6 a bicycle made entirely with parts and products from China. “From the pedals, to the cranks, to the brakes, to the bolts,” Ginster explained. “There are currently no parts on this bike that […]

  • Unregistered and unaware: Clerical error leads to license plate mistake

    HARTFORD — A Hartford woman was shocked to learn she’d been driving around illegally for years. “I’m a nervous wreck. I mean, officers always say they’ve heard every story,” said Frances Fleischer. Fleischer was worried law enforcement wouldn’t believe her story if they ever noticed her license plate wasn’t registered. “On the title and registration, the license plate doesn’t match. In fact, it’s not registered to anybody or anything,” Fleischer revealed. It’s a problem Fleischer wasn’t aware of for two […]

  • ‘Extremely frustrating:’ Contact 6 helps Hartford woman get back on her feet

    HARTFORD — Every step is painful for one Hartford woman. She knows exactly what she needs to make the pain go away, but has been waiting months for the insurance company to say, “Yes.” “So I was born without half of my left foot,” said Hope Drews. Putting one foot in front of the other is a literal challenge for Drews. She has had the same prosthetic foot for a few years now. “This is some old duct tape,” Drews […]

  • Contact 6 helps Fredonia father resolve Hyundai Elantra engine troubles

    Contact 6 helps Fredonia father resolve Hyundai Elantra engine troubles

    FREDONIA — A Fredonia man wants Hyundai to recall several Elantras after his daughter’s vehicle started making a strange sound. There’s evidence others have experienced the same problem. “So when you started the car up first thing in the morning at a cold start, it was just like, you’re knocking on a piece of wood. It just sounded very odd,” said Mark Wildermuth. At just over 100,000 miles, Wildermuth’s daughter Sophia heard a knocking noise coming from her 2012 Hyundai […]

  • NBA warns Milwaukee Bucks fans of counterfeit NBA Playoffs gear

    MILWAUKEE — These are exciting times in southeast Wisconsin as the Milwaukee Bucks return to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in years. But NBA officials want you to know, this also means another group in is town — counterfeiters. At MLK Drive and Locust Street, drivers can pull over and buy a shirt for just $10 from Abuzakiya Tariq. “I do this as a profession. I travel around, I set up pop-up stores in hot markets,” said […]

  • Bay View man who bought new scooter taken for a bit of a ride: ‘I didn’t know what else to do’

    MILWAUKEE — It has not been a smooth ride since a Bay View man bought his new scooter. Nearly a year later, he is still missing two things every driver needs. Jim Doucette feels taken for a ride. In June 2018, Doucette bought a Cali classic scooter. Eleven months later, he has no license plates or title. “When we originally signed, they said it should be there within two weeks,” Doucette said. Doucette exhausted his options — calling the dealer […]

  • Bellalike

    ‘We’re seeing the problem growing:’ BBB warns of counterfeit merchandise being sold online

    MILWAUKEE — One in four people has purchased something online that turned out to be fake. A new investigation revealed a massive number of deceptive websites. “I was really disappointed,” said Maria Gleason. Gleason needed a gown for a formal event. “Found this perfect dress. It was a beautiful blue flowing gown,” said Gleason. For just $40, it was a steal. Gleason bought the dress and a T-shirt from Bellalike, a website she found on Google. “It was really nice. […]

  • Cameron Olson

    ‘There’s no way out:’ After nearly $14K in student loan payments, man owes more than when he started

    KENOSHA — Five years after a Kenosha man started paying back his student loan, he owes more than when he started. Cameron Olson owns The Graphics Co. One of his accounts involved outfitting a new era of Chicago police vans. “This batch is 13 vans,” said Olson. “Then we have a batch of 67 Explorers.” To pursue his dream of running his own business, Olson enrolled in a graphic design program. “Went for about two and a half years — […]

  • Nick Nesta's Oak Creek property

    ‘Want this water to go somewhere else:’ Contact 6 helps Oak Creek homeowner resolve severe flooding issues

    OAK CREEK — Spring showers mean floodwaters for an Oak Creek man. While he doesn’t have waterfront property, he lives at the bottom of a hill — and the hazardous outcome prompted city officials to take action. On a bad day, water would trickle down Nick Nesta’s steeped Oak Creek property. On a very bad day, the backyard and side yard would flood. “I just, you know, want this water to go somewhere else,” said Nesta. Nesta said he’d tried […]

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