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
  • Food trucks in Milwaukee

    ‘Same rules apply:’ Restaurant grade placards should be in all Milwaukee food trucks by end of 2019

    MILWAUKEE — How often do health officials inspect food trucks, and what are the requirements? During food truck season in Milwaukee, Contact 6’s Jenna Sachs went to find out. On 11 a.m. on a summer Tuesday in Milwaukee, 10 food trucks lined Cherry Street, offering burgers and fried, gyros, and smoked chicken to the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workers in Schlitz Park. “It’s one of the most popular parks, stations for the food trucks,” said Oscar Castaneda with Oscars […]

  • ‘It’s falling into a gray area:’ Program for adults with disabilities looking for a new home

    EAST TROY — A program for adults with disabilities is looking for a new home. They think they found it, but some worry about the location. There’s a legal gray area holding up the move. The mission of Haase House in East Troy is giving adults with disabilities the skills to live independently. “Some may want to live on their own and have a job and a car,” explained Jeanne Kern, business operations and marketing manager for Haase House. In […]

  • ‘I don’t want puppies to die:’ Dog breeder with history of violations appears in court

    JANESVILLE — A dog seller with a history of violations is facing a new criminal charge. Dog seller, Nicole Musick of Nikki’s Precious Paws, is charged with Intentionally Mistreating Animals in Rock County. It comes after an incident Contact 6 told you about in February. Jay Belke bought two puppies from Musick that quickly fell ill. One dog had to euthanized. The other had to be nursed back to health. “Purchasing two puppies and both of them being gravely sick, […]

  • ‘Almost all of the time, it’s stolen merchandise:’ Work from home scam warning

    MILWAUKEE — It seemed like a great job with flexible, decent pay and individuals could work from home. However, the payday never came. A pile of returned packages were a sign that Naomi Israel’s new job wasn’t what it seemed. “It’s like, shipping and receiving. So, I ship out packages that they send to me,” Israel said about the job. She found it on Indeed.com. Israel would make $15.00 an hour plus bonuses to check labels on packages and apply […]

  • Does it make the cut? Contact 6 tests Plowz and Mowz lawn service

    OAK CREEK — Too busy to mow your lawn? There’s an app for that. More customers are signing up for on-demand lawn care. Contact 6 put the service provided by Plowz and Mowz to the test. Amy Goettmann helped Contact 6 with the test. She said sometimes it’s tough to keep up with how fast her lawn grows. “Especially this year, with the rain, it’s just been out of control,” Goettman said. “I have two teenagers who don’t always like […]

  • ‘It’s a day you can never get back:’ Complaints rack up against Wisconsin wedding photographer

    APPLETON — It might be one of the most important times to capture — your wedding day. One Wisconsin photographer is racking up complaints and lawsuits about his work. For better or worse, a trio of Wisconsin brides — Stacie Robbins, Sheree Wegenke, and Brandie Schuelke —  all hitched their wagons to wedding photographer Scott Sockett. “My family keeps complaining they haven’t seen my photos and I said, ‘Well, that’s because I don’t like them,'” Robbins said. “It just sucks, […]

  • ‘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 […]

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