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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
  • ‘It was a complete waste of money:’ Neenah woman loses money in door-to-door contractor scam

    NEENAH — It’s prime season for door-to-door contracting scams, but don’t let yourself get suckered in by a great price or convenient offer. One Neenah woman has a warning. Every time Sandi turns into her driveway she gets buyer’s remorse. “The original problem is still there, and if anything, in some ways it looks worse,” Sandi said. Last spring, Sandi’s husband was approached by a contractor outside their home. The man was replacing a neighbor’s driveway and noticed the base […]

  • Contact 6 test: Which photo printing app provides the most pop for your dollar?

    WHITEFISH BAY — Remember when you took your film to a store and waited for your pictures to develop? Most of us just do it all on our phones. But which smart phone app gives you the most bang for your buck when it comes to photo printing? Contact 6 takes a closer look. These days, the camera in the hands of photographer Terri Hart-Ellis is pointed in the direction of her new puppy. “Mykonos, Myko, we call him, and he’s […]

  • ‘Seeing what people need:’ Libraries are going beyond books and can help save you money

    WAUKESHA — Libraries are not just for books anymore. These days, a library card not only gets you access to all kinds of modern technology but, in some cases, even a small watercraft. There are dozens of items cardholders can check out for free. Before you can dominate at the Island of Catan, you’d normally have to shell out $40 — or you can visit the library and get it for free. “Some of our libraries have huge board game […]

  • Does your fire extinguisher work? Millions of Kidde extinguishers included in recall

    EAGLE — A fire doubles in size every 18 seconds, which is why it’s so important to have a working fire extinguisher, but if you reached for yours, would it actually work? If you’re one of the millions affected by a major recall — maybe not. On a beautiful day in Eagle, boaters were eager to get out on the water while the Lake Management District was eager to get out an important message. They were warning boats that the […]

  • New Medicare cards creates new opportunities for scammers

    MILWAUKEE — If you or someone you know is on Medicare, there’s a new scam taking advantage of a big transition that, ironically, is meant to cut down on fraud. The Better Business Bureau says seniors need to be aware of a new phone scam targeting anyone with a Medicare card. Jim Temmer, BBB President and CEO, says the government will soon be issuing new, more secure cards to 60 million beneficiaries. This creates an opportunity for scammers. “They’re going […]

  • ‘I think it’s going to get worse:’ Robocalls skyrocketing for Wisconsin area codes

    MILWAUKEE — In April, 3.4 billion robocalls were placed in the U.S. The average person gets 10 or 11 robocalls a month. So, how does southeastern Wisconsin compare? According to YouMail — a robocall blocking service that estimates robocall volume in the U.S. — Milwaukee’s 414 area code received 9.9 million robocalls in April. Roughly, 10 calls per person. The 608 area code got 6 million calls about 5.6 per person. The 920 area code got 5.7 million calls about 4.6 […]

  • “Everybody is stepping up to the plate:” Contractors team up to help Menomonee Falls man battling cancer

    MENOMONEE FALLS — A man fighting cancer lost more than $20,000 to a contractor who never started the project. But, that’s not where the story ends. In February, FOX6’s Contact 6 shared Erich Berger’s story. Berger had given $21,000 to contractor Gregory Cash down payment for a kitchen renovation that never started. Berger is battling brain cancer. “We could have gone to other contractors but we just don’t have the money to do it now,” Berger told Contact 6 at the […]

  • Used car vs. certified pre-owned

    So you’re in the market to buy a car but a new one is out of the question. You’ll have to choose between a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle or a used one. What’s the difference? Manufacturers offer CPO vehicles as more affordable alternatives to new models. They usually have lower mileage, fewer defects or needed repairs than a typical used car. Protected by a manufacturer’s extended warranty, they go through inspections and history checks for potential repairs before they can […]

  • ‘I felt like I had let my family down:’ Racine family out $3K after local contractor fails to complete project

    RACINE — An unfinished patio job, a contractor with a criminal record and a threat to hunt him down. So many things went wrong with one Racine family’s project, it’s hard to know where to start. Kelly Gonzalez says a pile of dirt surrounded by wood framing in her backyard was supposed to be her new concrete patio. “There’s nails everywhere that are sticking out,” Gonzalez said. “I have a 4-year-old daughter who comes back here and plays and right now […]

  • Is green juice healthy?

    Want to get more vegetables in your diet? It’s one of the latest health trends — vegetable-based green juices. They come with promises, like adding a “pep in your step” or “can make your body sing.” But beware, not all green juices are necessarily good for you. Stay away from the ones that have a lot of fruit juice in them. They’re not nearly as healthy as they claim to be. Take Naked Juice Green Machine. The label touts it has, […]

  • Unusual dryer fire prompts investigation into whether it’s ‘something that you, the homeowner, can clean’

    WAUWATOSA — More than two months after a fire in a Wauwatosa home, the basement was still in shambles. “We’re well over the $100,000 mark in damage to the house,” explained Adam Zinda of Paul Davis Restoration. Zinda had to wait for insurance investigators to clear the scene before he could start tearing out walls and floors damaged by soot throughout the house.  “If [the renters] weren’t home, I think you would have had a lot more structural damage to the joist,” Zinda […]

  • Top tested TV antennas

    You may think of TV antennas as those old rabbit ears people would sometimes cover in tin foil to try to get better reception. Well, those days are long gone. Consumer Reports tested the latest indoor models to get a clear picture of how they are keeping cord cutters connected to local programming. Consumer Reports recently tested ten indoor antennas — trying them in two locations: near a window and near the TV. Across the board, the window location worked […]