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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
  • The truth about activated charcoal: Benefits and risks of the health and beauty trend

    MILWAUKEE — Some people swear by charcoal. These days it’s found in toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, and deodorants. But, depending on it’s used, it can do more harm than good. Makeup artist Amanda Shallow agreed to test charcoal toothpaste for Contact 6. “I don’t know if I feel as clean not having the suds,” Shallow said as she brushed on the toothpaste. After two minutes of brushing, it gave Shallow a slightly brighter smile. “I like it,” she said. People are […]

  • ‘It’s all in place right now:’ New federal law offers free credit protection

    MILWAUKEE — The personal information of people was compromised, and then they had to fork over money to freeze their credit. It hardly seemed fair. Now, you can protect yourself for free. “It’s all in place right now,” explained Michelle Reinen of the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection. This, more than a year since a massive data breach at Equifax. One-hundred and forty-five million Americans were told their personal information like their Social Security numbers, birthday and address had been compromised. […]

  • ‘He’s really hurting people’s lives:’ Contractor Willie Pritchard leaves work unfinished

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee contractor is making a second appearance on Contact 6. It’s been years since Contact 6 last told you about Willie Pritchard, but now he’s back on the radar. Steph Davies says she paid Pritchard more than $10,000 and has only unfinished work to show for it. “I gave him the benefit of the doubt,” Davies said. She met Pritchard in her neighborhood where he was working on other projects. His business card read, “a business founded on […]

  • Is bigger better? The best items to buy in bulk

    NEW BERLIN — Wondering about warehouse shopping? FOX6’s Contact 6 joined Costco Warehouse Manager Jennifer Joven-Herr at the store in New Berlin to check out the best items to buy in bulk. Among the best items to buy is batteries. A 40-pack of Duracell batteries is 40¢ a battery. The lowest price at area big box stores Contact 6 visited was 74¢ On the day Contact 6 visited Costco, the batteries were on sale making them even cheaper. “Not even 33¢ per […]

  • ‘Immediately be suspicious:’ Police warn about new twist on computer scam

    MILWAUKEE — The offer of free money can be enticing, but it’s rarely what it seems. If you follow where it leads, you’ll probably end up losing money instead. William Sosbe says he’s received at least 15 calls from an individual who claims to be a technician for an IT company that’s closing and owes him money. With Sosbe in the room,  Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs called the number that’s been reaching out to him. Sachs: Is this the IT tech company? […]

  • Stop pet hair from ruining your washer

    Pet hair is not just a problem for your clothing. It’s also pretty bad for your washing machine! Plenty of pet owners count on their appliance to wash pet hair off their stuff. according to the experts at Consumer Reports that might not be the smartest way to handle it. You could be fixing one problem but creating a whole host of others. When things get hairy, it might be tempting to toss everything right into the washing machine. But […]

  • ‘He was a con man:’ Contractor accused of stealing more than $100k from clients

    MILWAUKEE —  He turned himself in and confessed to stealing from his clients. Now, contractor Gregory Cash is facing the consequences. One of the people Cash allegedly took money from is Gary Frank. “I could never do it to somebody,” Frank said. Frank was so focused on fighting breast cancer, he said he didn’t notice a “con man” when he stepped into his kitchen. “I was on chemo for six months. He said, ‘oh yeah, my father went through cancer, […]

  • Is Creeping Charlie creeping into your yard? Fall is the perfect time to get rid of it

    MILWAUKEE — It sneaks into your yard and slowly takes over, but this party crasher is notoriously hard to kick out. No garden is without weeds. Not even one as lovingly kept as Patti Bergeson’s. “It’s a never-ending battle. I’ve been pulling all summer long,” said Bergeson. Bergeson was talking about Creeping Charlie. “I think every garden has that one thing, and this is it, unfortunately,” said Bergeson. Year after year, the weed, also known as ground-ivy, creeps into Bergeson’s […]

  • ‘It hurts our whole industry:’ Contractors step up after Racine mom loses $3K

    RACINE — Kelly Gonzalez saved money for years. Then, a contractor took it for a job that he didn’t finish. It turns out her misfortune wasn’t set in concrete — thanks to a story by FOX6’s Contact 6. Earlier this year, Gonzalez paid a contractor more than $3,000 for a new patio. Work on the project stopped midway through. “It took me nine years to be able to have someone come out and, you know, fix it so my daughter […]

  • Best in Show? Contact 6 tests dog walking apps Rover and Wag

    MILWAUKEE — There are apps that help you find a dog walker on short notice. Think of them like Uber or Facebook for your dog. FOX6’s Contact 6 tested two dog walking apps now available in Milwaukee. 10-year-old Dexter the dog isn’t getting as many walks now that there’s a toddler in his home. “We get home late, it’s dinner time and the dog always seems to get the short end of the stick,” admitted Bryan Hintz, Dexter’s owner. So, […]

  • Snow removal contractor accused of targeting the elderly appears in court

    MILWAUKEE — A former Minnesota congressional candidate is charged with swindling dozens in southeast Wisconsin and his alleged victims include many he once vowed to protect. Matthew Erickson is accused of a nationwide scheme that preyed on the elderly. Erickson, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, faces 22 counts of theft in Milwaukee County alone. A criminal complaint says he contracted with victims for snow removal services he had no intention of providing under the company name, “Snow Angels.” The Wisconson Attorney […]

  • ‘Stacking raw meat:’ Cudahy man ordered to clean yard after neighbors complained

    CUDAHY — A foul smell in a Cudahy neighborhood led to a contentious summer among neighbors. Police and the health department stepped in and determined one of the properties in the area was to blame. The sound of flies and a lingering stench filled the air on Dustin Jablonski’s balcony in August. “It’s almost gotten to the point where I’ve been considering moving,” Jablonski said. He hung fly traps along his railing, which can catch up to 20,000 flies each. […]