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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
  • Internet interruptions create hurdle for teachers, students working from home: ‘It’s sad’

    GLENDALE — Teachers have traded their whiteboards for Zoom conferences as they host lessons from home, but one teacher says her classes were constantly being interrupted — by slow internet. There’s music in Beth Woodward’s orchestra classroom at Glen Hills Middle School, but no students. Individual lessons are being taught over Zoom. Beth’s students are at home, but she is not. The teacher is back at school because her home internet is too slow. That makes critiquing her students — […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: The (slow) wheels of justice

    MILWAUKEE — Courthouses in Milwaukee County are postponing jury trials by at least 60 days to protect the public and staff from the threat of COVID-19. That doesn’t mean the wheels of justice have stopped turning entirely, though. On a normal day, thousands of people are in and out of the Milwaukee County Courthouse. But right now, nothing is normal. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn talk with Contact 6’s Jenna […]

  • Courthouses postpone jury trials, but wheels of justice keep turning amid pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — Courthouses are postponing jury trials by at least 60 days to protect the public and staff from the threat of COVID-19. That doesn’t mean the wheels of justice have stopped turning entirely, though. “This is a public safety measure,” Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. “Within the space of 10 days, we have completely redesigned the front end of the criminal justice system.” Thousands of people walk into the Milwaukee County Courthouse on a normal day, but these […]

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    DATCP sends cease and desist letters to 16 Milwaukee-area companies over price gouging

    MILWAUKEE —  The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on Tuesday, March 24 sent cease and desist letters to Wisconsin businesses accused of price gouging on essentials like toilet paper, bleach and bottled water amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release from the DATCP, following dozens of complaints and thorough price checking at over 100 stores across Wisconsin, the agency issued cease and desist letters to 16 companies suspected of raising prices unlawfully during this period […]

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    ‘Minimum contact with the client:’ Dousman animal hospital institutes ‘no people policy’ due to COVID-19

    DOUSMAN — Faced with an estimate that up to 1,000 Wisconsin residents could die from the coronavirus within two weeks and that hospitals could get overwhelmed, Gov. Tony Evers issued a sweeping order Tuesday closing nonessential businesses, banning gatherings of any size and imposing month-long travel restrictions from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 until April 24. Veterinary services are considered an essential service under that order — not only to protect your pet’s health, but also, the food chain. Still, […]

  • ‘Unfortunately, it’s something we expect:’ BBB, Department of Justice warn of coronavirus scams

    MILWAUKEE — At a time when many people are self-isolating, a new group of people is trying hard to get into your life — spinning lies to get your personal information. If social isolation wasn’t enough, there’s a new reason to be on alert that is now targeting your phone and email. “Unfortunately, it’s something we expect to see in these emergency situations,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul. “People should be especially careful about giving out their personal information.” […]

  • Home rental portal refund policies during COVID-19 pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — People across the country are canceling spring break vacations due to the coronavirus, but whether they’re getting a full refund depends on who they booked their trip through. Tony Kaprelian’s family trip to watch the New York Mets at spring training is off. “About a week ago, everything started with the virus. I’m diabetic, so travel is very limited,” Kaprelian said. Kaprelian reached out to Airbnb, the website he’d used to book a house in Palm City, Florida. […]

  • Coronavirus travel bans, restrictions creating turbulance for airlines

    MILWAUKEE — As new travel bans and restrictions are being put in place nearly daily, that is creating stress for passengers who are wanting to cancel flights. Michael Sherwood came to the Milwaukee airport to cancel a flight to Las Vegas — in person. “Everything’s closing in Las Vegas, restaurants, casinos,” Sherwood said. He says he has tried everything. “I have a Frontier Airlines credit card, it’s going to be shredded at the end of this conversation,” Sherwood said. Passengers across […]

  • ‘Tendency to trust things online when we shouldn’t:’ Contact 6 with online shopping advice

    MILWAUKEE — Shopping online can be like the wild wild west.  Especially when visiting websites you’ve never heard of before. For one Milwaukee ministry, it turned out the risk wasn’t worth the reward. In a Milwaukee neighborhood is a building filled with gratitude. But even those who trust the Lord to lead the way know when to take matters into their own hands. “We’re not rich people and these days, everything counts,” said LaShawnda Hibbler with Manchild Ministries. That’s why […]

  • For 1st time in state history, law against price gouging is triggered by public health emergency

      MADISON — For the first time in Wisconsin history, a law against price gouging is in effect. It was triggered on Thursday, March 12 — when Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency. Even so, prices for hot items like hand sanitizer may still go up. After encountering empty shelves in store after store, shoppers could now face another irritation in the form of raised prices. “We’re calling on companies like Amazon to institute stronger price-gouging policies,” said […]

  • What a change to the state’s non-emergency med rides could mean for riders

    MILWAUKEE — $87 million. That’s how much the state of Wisconsin spent last year on medical transportation for people who can’t get to their appointments. It’s a massive state contract that could change hands. Some worry there will still be the same old problems. Some see an opportunity for positive change. Despite Nick Golich having a dozen employees, you’ll often find him behind the wheel for C & W Med Rides. “The amount of calls and everything that we have […]

  • Open Record: Community EMS

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a program designed to prevent emergencies instead of just responding to them. The most common term for this is Community EMS — making non-emergency visits now to prevent 911 calls later. In this episode of Open Record, Amanda St. Hilaire introduces us to one city’s fire department that actively uses Community EMS. Plus, FOX6 gets access to sit in on one man’s appointment. Why more cities aren’t using the program and other benefits of Community EMS. In […]

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