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 has a big impact on your credit score:’ Avoid debt and common credit card mistakes

    MILWAUKEE — Credit card debt is at an all-time high. Americans paid $100 billion in credit card interest and fees in 2018. The average credit card balance is $6,348 — with 71 percent not being paid off each month. At Vincent High School, Brenda Campbell of SecureFutures taught about credit card accountability. It’s was a lesson in the basics that many adults may want to sit in on. “How to make choices about needs versus wants. How to responsibly manage […]

  • ‘This is an invasion of people’s privacies:’ Bipartisan legislation seeks to silence robocalls

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin lawmakers want to cut back on robocalls. The robotic voices are universally unwelcome, with all of us hoping one day they will be silenced. Lawmakers say they’re working on it. Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) and Senator Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) introduced bipartisan legislation, Assembly Bill 147 and Senate Bill 132, that would make displaying a false number, or “spoofing,” illegal in Wisconsin. “This is an acute marketing scheme. This is an invasion of people’s privacies,” Sen. Kooyenga […]

  • Bayside fire illustrates importance of renters insurance: ‘It’s $10 a month, that’s 2 coffees at Starbucks’

    MILWAUKEE — Fire ripped through an apartment complex in Bayside on Saturday, March 30. Dozens of residents lost their homes and their belongings — including a FOX6 News reporter. But one thing that reporter did have is bringing her a lot of relief in a difficult time. It will take FOX6 WakeUp Reporter Cassidy Williams time to rebuild her life after losing all of her possessions in the fire. But at least she will not be starting from scratch. “If […]

  • Is it attractive to eat ugly? Contact 6 tests Imperfect Produce delivery service

    CEDARBURG — Does eating ugly sound attractive? A food delivery service that launched in Milwaukee in 2018 wants to put food rejected by grocery stores in your kitchen pantry. Contact 6 tested the service called Imperfect Produce. Lauren O’Brien, a mother of two, had been thinking about trying out a food delivery service and offered to give it a try for Contact 6. “I love that it’s just produce delivered to your house, and not like you have to go […]

  • ‘I called FOX6 — bam! I got action:’ Contact 6 helps man resolve internet refund issue

    MILWAUKEE — If you’re irritated by internet service, you’re not alone. It’s a top consumer complaint to both the Better Business Bureau and Contact 6. One man turned to Contact 6 after running into problems with his internet provider. Jim Simpson, 70, has COPD and spends a lot of his in his apartment. He admits to not being tech savvy, but in October he signed up for the internet through AT&T. “They automatically took it out with my debit card,” […]

  • We Energies stops reporting to credit bureaus, impacting some customers’ credit scores

    MILWAUKEE — A recent decision by a major utility company is having unintended consequences for some customers. Lynn Crump is an aspiring business woman who recently found her credit score dropped. “With all three reports, an average of 21 points,” Crump said. “I’m trying to, you know, maintain my good credit standing.” The reason for the credit score drop is not Crump’s fault. “We Energies was a trade line on my credit report and it’s no longer here,” she explained. […]

  • ‘Unfortunately, it’s very widespread:’ Woman sent unnecessary medical equipment in possible Medicare scam

    MILWAUKEE — Medicare fraud is a multi-billion dollar industry, and many of the scammers want people to buy unnecessary at-home medical equipment. Ramona Schwan said she was getting five or six calls day from a person claiming to be from Medicare. “He would say, ‘This is Steve from Medicare. Would you like — would you need a back brace?'” Schwan recalled. “I felt like I was being harassed with all these phone calls.” Schwan had her share of medical issues […]

  • ‘I was floored; no pun intended:’ Local companies donate new flooring to paralyzed Hubertus man

    HUBERTUS — For a Hubertus man paralyzed a few years ago, his goal was always to go home again. However, his big homecoming turned to disappointment when his new floor turned out to be a bust. Three years after a spinal cord injury left Gregory Schurmann paralyzed, he is back in the lake house his heart never left. “I’ve been getting a little bit stronger and wanting to come back home,” Schurmann said. “Been in and out of a nursing […]

  • Big refund or big disappointment? Impact of law changes on tax refunds

    MILWAUKEE — In the midst of tax season, preparers are working around the clock ahead of this year’s deadline.  With the new tax law changes, Americans can expect a difference in their returns this year. In a tax season up-ended by change, how people fare depends on many factors. Initial statistics from the Internal Revenue Service from early February revealed the average refund was $2,640. The refund amount was down 17% from 2018. However, over the last month, IRS data […]

  • Tollway troubles: Tips to avoid Illinois Tollway violations

    OAK CREEK — In Wisconsin, it’s common to complain about Illinois drivers, but Contact 6 has been seeing frustrations with the Illinois Tollway. Multiple people have reached out to Contact 6 about violation notices they didn’t think they should have to pay. Mark Schuster from Oak Creek got an unexpected letter from the Illinois Tollway. “Stating that my tag went through a couple of tolls without paying the fee,” Schuster said. “You know, you’re innocent and you’re being told you’re […]

  • ‘I was at my wits’ end:’ Parking ticket error leads to surprise collections bill for Sheboygan man

    SHEBOYGAN — A parking ticket mix-up led to a headache for a Sheboygan man. The trouble began for Tim Cunningham after his mother moved from Florida into a Wisconsin care facility. She brought with her a blue Kia van. It doesn’t get driven much. “Maybe one every month to keep the battery up and running,” Cunningham said about how often the vehicle was driven. The car is permanently parked outside Cunningham’s home, so it came as surprise when Cunningham received […]

  • ‘Everyone’s against me:’ Homeless veteran with PTSD scammed while trying to buy a vehicle

    WEST ALLIS — He served his country, and while trying to get back on his feet, what he thought was a step in the right direction turned out to be a big setback. “I’m trying to get my life back together,” said Spirit Padilla. Padilla is a United States Air Force veteran. “I was deployed to Panama as well as to Desert Storm,” said Padilla. FOX6’s Contact 6 agreed to meet him at the Urban Joe Cafe in West Allis […]

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