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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
  • Surprise bill after medical emergency prompts Waukesha County family to call Contact 6

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — After a medical emergency, the words “out of network” are the last words you want to hear. One surprise bill prompted a Waukesha County family to write to Contact 6. Chuck and Kirsten Nelson played the hand they were dealt when a motorcycle accident left Chuck paralyzed. “It’s more of a spinal cord injury,” Chuck Nelson said. Then, came an emergency hospital visit 18 months later. “I believe my blood pressure was severely low,” Nelson said. The […]

  • ‘Sad story:’ Flux Design has notable reputation, but recent clients were left high and dry

    MILWAUKEE — Even if you have never heard of Flux Design, you are probably familiar with the company’s work. Flux Design is behind the look and feel of several prominent Milwaukee businesses. For Carnevor Steakhouse in Milwaukee, the design team at Flux Design came up with the idea of putting tables right in the belly of the beast. “It’s a simple concept, but it’s just so smart,” said Mark Hamminger, general manager at Carnevor. “What else but a rib cage?” […]

  • ‘I think I’m in danger:’ What Wisconsin workers can do about workplace COVID-19 concerns

    MILWAUKEE — As more workplaces reopen, some are raising concerns about COVID-19 protections — but forcing employers to take action may be a longshot. One man, who asked to remain anonymous, told FOX6 that he’s worried his wife will contract COVID-19 at work. She was called back to work at a long-term care facility with confirmed cases of the coronavirus. “My wife and I, all we have is one another,” the man said. “The employer is doing nothing for her […]

  • With uptick in arrests amid protests, Milwaukee County Jail taking extra COVID-19 precautions

    MILWAUKEE — As thousands turn out to demonstrate, social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic almost seems a mere memory. And with an uptick of arrests with the protests, new procedures are in place at the Milwaukee County Jail. There is little space for social distancing at protests. Some of those have taken place in neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s north side — one of the areas hardest-hit by the coronavirus. With hundreds of arrests related to protests so far, law enforcement is […]

  • ‘Reduce the inequalities:’ Businesses sign pledge, seek role in solution amid vandalism, looting setbacks

    MILWAUKEE — The vandalism and looting experiences by businesses in and around Milwaukee could not have come at a worse time. On the heels of COVID-19, it’s yet another setback. However, the business community still wants to be a part of the solution. “We’re a small business trying to help the neighborhood,” said Glenn Fieber, owner of Solly’s Grille. Solly’s in Glendale will soon reopen to diners. Its owner installed plexiglass shields between bar stools, but there is one new […]

  • Ban on evictions, foreclosures set to expire; landlords can serve tenants starting May 27

    MILWAUKEE – A 60-day ban on evictions and foreclosures in Wisconsin is set to expire. Starting Wednesday, May 27, landlords can officially serve tenants with a notice of eviction for not paying their rent. “We only have capacity to handle so many cases,” said Judge Pedro Colon. “All indications are that there’s going to be a very large number of cases.” Colon’s courtroom has moved from the Milwaukee County Courthouse to Zoom. The video conferencing platform is where he will […]

  • Routine cancer screenings have been put on hold due to COVID-19, until now

    MILWAUKEE — Many doctor’s appointments have been delayed by COVID-19 — and that includes routine cancer screenings. Debbie Gould always feels nervous before her mammograms. In 2015, one detected abnormal cells. “It was DCIS, which is stage 0 cancer, and I ended up having a lumpectomy,” Gould said. After six weeks of radiation, Gould was in the clear. Her mammograms since — have been normal. “Once they started looking routine, there was no issues found — then they moved to […]

  • Accelerated Analytical

    ‘Here if you need us:’ Inside the Milwaukee lab that could analyze COVID-19 samples for MHD, state

    MILWAUKEE — A crucial step in returning to life as normal after COVID-19 is having a test available for anyone who wants one. Officials at a Milwaukee lab are ready to work with local and state leaders to do just that. As of Tuesday, May 19, nearly 13,000 people in Milwaukee had pulled into two mobile sites to be tested for COVID-19. Swabs taken by the Wisconsin National Guard go to a state lab, Exact Sciences in Madison, for analysis, […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Evictions surge is coming

    MILWAUKEE — In the middle of this pandemic, many have lost their jobs. Those folks shouldn’t be worried about losing their home, too. That’s the idea behind Gov. Evers’ 60-day ban on evictions and termination notices for non-payment of rent. In this special edition of Open Record, the FOX6 Investigators invite Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs on to talk about how what’s on paper and what’s playing out in real life, are two different things. Jenna talks about how Wisconsin’s issue […]

  • What ‘Safer at Home’ ruling means for ban on evictions, foreclosures: ‘It has no impact on it’

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the “Safer at Home” order on Wednesday, May 13, but what does that mean for the state’s ban on evictions and foreclosures set to last through May 26? “At first it was hard, but I made it through,” said Lakisha Alston. “Right now, we’re in May, I haven’t made a payment yet but it’s on its way.” She has been off work since March and unable to make her full rent payments. […]

  • Amid economic turmoil of COVID-19 pandemic, some face rent hikes and apartment hunts

    WEST ALLIS — It is not a great time to hunt for an apartment, but some people in West Allis were trying to after getting notice that their rent was going up. It will cost Michael Schueneman more each month if he wants to continue living in one of two neighboring buildings owned by Kellner Properties in West Allis. “It’s unconscionable,” he said. “I don’t know how I’m going to be able to make it, with that kind of rate […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Contact 6 check-in

    MILWAUKEE — From a thermometer shortage to stimulus checks made out to people who are dead — consumer issues like these continue to flood our FOX6 newsroom on a daily basis. These things affect your wallet and the economy. In this special edition of Open Record, the FOX6 Investigators invite Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs on to talk about these COVID-19 consumer issues. Hear why some people in our area are getting stimulus checks made out to family members who have […]

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