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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
  • 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 […]

  • New exterior paint for better curb appeal

    Is the outside of your home looking a bit blah? Sometimes a fresh coat of Consumer Reports recommended paint in the right places can turn a drab house into a fab house. Choosing the right paint makes a big difference, too. And that’s where Consumer Reports comes in. To find the best, Consumer Reports testers leave samples on the roof – exposed to sun, wind, rain, and snow for three years. By using lower quality wood and putting the panels […]

  • ‘It’s not fair:’ Wisconsin Department of Justice says possession of CBD is illegal in most cases

    MILWAUKEE — Farmers hoping to plant their first crop under Wisconsin’s new industrial hemp pilot program need to get seed in the ground soon — but there is a hold up. The state says selling or possessing CBD oil, which comes from hemp, is illegal in most cases. CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active chemical found in hemp — and also in marijuana plants. Some Wisconsin stores have been selling CBD hemp oil for years, with officials saying it is […]

  • ‘You cannot tell me what I can do in my car:’ Uber driver fired for carrying concealed weapon

    MILWAUKEE — Should Uber drivers in Milwaukee be allowed to carry concealed weapons? One man is raising that question after the ride-sharing service fired him. It all began in the early-morning hours in Brown Deer. An Uber driver, who asked to be referred to by only his first name, Stan, picked up a passenger. “From the time he got in my car, he was whispering on the phone,” Stan recalled. Stan said the man wanted to make a stop, but Stan […]

  • Stay away from these scams

    Ever get the sense there’s something fishy about that Nigerian prince asking you for money? While some scams may be easier to detect than others, it doesn’t mean you could never fall for one. Data show that everyone—irrespective of age, gender—has the potential to be scammed. And like everything else, scams have moved into the digital space. Consumer Reports dove into some of the latest schemes to help protect you in a growing world of threats. The latest scam hitting […]

  • Could your car be under recall?

    You may have heard about the largest auto recall in history – the defective Takata airbag affecting 37 million vehicles in the U.S. But there are actually hundreds of recalls issued each year – even for older cars – potentially placing you and others on the road at risk. Consumer Reports reveals how to find out if your car is on the list and what to do about it. Recently, Ram recalled 1.5 million trucks due to a faulty gear […]

  • Salvaging a car purchase: Milwaukee family turns to Contact 6 after unexpected issues with used car

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee family bought a car from an area repair shop and they say soon after, the problems started. When they attempted to drive the Ford Explorer, it didn’t go far. The transmission slipped. The car started or wouldn’t drive at all. There was smoke, a burning smell and leaking fluid. To add insult to injury, the family only had the car for a few weeks. Lakeisha Taylor and Grace Washington bought the 2000 Ford truck from JB’s Auto […]

  • Are avocados healthy?

    It feels like avocados are on menus everywhere. Mashed on fancy whole grain breads at breakfast, topping sandwiches at lunch and, as the main ingredient in guacamole. Avocados are delicious but also very high in fat. Which may leave you wondering, can they also be healthy? The nutrition team at Consumer Reports helps us decipher avocado fact from fiction. Avocados are high in fat. So you should eat them in moderation. But it’s the good kind of fat. It’s monounsaturated […]

  • ‘The problem hasn’t stopped:’ Notorious illegal party host pops up in a new neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — You could call him one of Milwaukee’s worst neighbors. He has a history of hosting illegal, all-night parties. Now, officials say Daron Maye is back —  making his presence known on a new block. “There’s no doubt that people have guns, shots are being fired,” said Captain Timothy Heier, Milwaukee District 5 Police Department. But, this time around, closing time could come much sooner. “It’s not tolerable for this activity to take place,” Captain Heier said. “It’s not allowable […]

  • Consumer Reports: Get a great gas grill

    Your grill works hard for you — turning out everything from burgers and dogs to fish and veggies to feed your friends and family. So, when it’s time to pick a new one, what should you consider? Consumer Reports runs grills through a gamut of tests: How long does it take to heat up? Is the surface heat consistent? Consumer Reports’ indirect heating test reveals whether a grill will do a good job with fish or slow-cooked meats. And to […]

  • Repairing a cracked phone screen

    Sooner or later it happens to the best of us: Your smartphone screen cracks. A professional replacement can be expensive, so Consumer Reports wanted to try some cheaper DIY repair kits to see how easy it is to go from shattered to smooth. It would cost $129 to get the screen of an iPhone 6 repaired at the Apple store. Consumer Reports’ rounded up some cracked iPhone 6’s and fixed them for about $50. So what does it really take […]