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Kasey Chronis joined the FOX6 News Team in January 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist. She is excited to immerse herself in the Milwaukee community and share your stories along the way!

Prior to moving to the Badger State, Kasey spent two years covering the news in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. She reported and anchored for WNDU-TV, NBC’s South Bend affiliate.

Kasey earned her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University—Bloomington. Go Hoosiers! She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Journalism and a specialization in Television Broadcast. During college, Kasey interned with WTIU/WFIU, West and South Central Indiana’s PBS affiliate. She also received a second concentration in French and a minor in Psychology.

Born and raised in Chicago, Kasey attended Lane Tech College Prep High School in the city’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. She’s thrilled to remain just a short distance from family and friends!

For the latest on Kasey’s day-to-day reports, connect with her on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a story tip or idea, send her an email at kasey.chronis@fox6now.com.

Recent Articles
  • ‘There were mats floating:’ Flash flood causes major damage to Watertown’s Rock River Gymnastics Center

    WATERTOWN — After major flash flooding on Friday, Aug. 17 cleanup efforts are underway in parts of southeast Wisconsin.  At the Rock River Gymnastics Center, one coach is dealing with a big, costly mess. As she was getting ready for her busiest season, it wasn’t the floor routine Lori Holland had in mind. “Walking in, I was up to water to my knees,” said Holland. The owner of Rock River Gymnastics Center — located near Wakoka and Hart Streets — […]

  • ‘The gift of a new life:’ Little boy’s journey with rare heart condition brings him to Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — All the way from Germany — a family was determined to give their little boy a second chance at life. Their son’s journey with a rare heart condition brought them to Milwaukee. Playing with his Duplos  — you would never know that Jonathan Freund has been through more at three-and-a-half years old, than many people will ever go through. “We didn’t even know if he would survive,” said Volker Freund, Jonathan’s dad. Jonathan was born with a rare […]

  • Dining among the animals: Milwaukee County Zoo hosting unique event this weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Dining among the animals! The Milwaukee County Zoo is hosting a unique event this weekend. Kasey spent the morning previewing the Zoo à la Carte. About  à la Carte (website) A feast that could rival any Thanksgiving dinner returns for the 34th consecutive year!  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel à la Carte presented by Meijer brings to life your wildest food cravings, August 16 through August 19, featuring 26 area restaurants. Don’t come just for the food, stay for musical performances from […]

  • ‘Frustrated:’ 2nd person could sue city after accident they say was caused by streetcar tracks

    MILWAUKEE — A second person could be suing the City of Milwaukee after an accident Trace Matabele says was caused by Milwaukee’s streetcar tracks. Matabele was riding a Bublr Bikes bicycle home from work — not realizing she’d soon be taking a major spill. “It’s a range of emotions. Frustrated for sure, because it could have been avoided,” said  Matabele on Thursday, Aug. 16. It happened near Ogden and Franklin last week — just days after a motorcyclist was injured […]

  • Irish Fest is ‘dedicated to celebrating and sharing our rich Celtic heritage with the world’

    MILWAUKEE — Irish Fest always has great music — but this year it’s taking things up a notch. Kasey spent the morning getting a preview. About Irish Fest (website) Since 1981, Milwaukee Irish Fest has been dedicated to celebrating and sharing our rich Celtic heritage with the world. We are passionate about preserving the history and tradition of Irish, Irish American and Celtic cultures throughout Milwaukee Irish Fest and other programs all year long with our parent company, CelticMKE. True […]

  • ‘Unlike anything I’ve ever done:’ Harley-Davidson interns share experiences from open road

    MILWAUKEE —  More than 7,500 applications were received — but only a handful of collegians made the cut. Harley-Davidson‘s “#FindYourFreedom” interns have turned this opportunity into the experience of a lifetime. For the first time in Harley-Davidson history, eight social media savvy interns had the opportunity to go full throttle — sharing their experiences on the open road. “What better way to spend a summer, traveling across the country on a brand new Harley-Davidson,” said Tessa Otto, Harley-Davidson intern from […]

  • ‘Every single day counts:’ Nearly 30,000 MPS ‘early start’ students welcomed back to school

    MILWAUKEE — Back-to-school season is here! On Monday, Aug. 13, Milwaukee Public Schools officials opened the doors to high school, middle school and select elementary school students. “For us it is a good morning,” said Leon Groce, Audubon Technology and Communication High School principal. Nearly 30,000 Milwaukee Public Schools students hit the books on Monday as school started for those on the “early start” calendar. “I hear school bells ringing,” said Keith Posley, interim superintendent. With a renewed vision for the classroom, […]

  • Learn techniques, tricks, and secrets from The Vintage Baker author during baking instruction class

    MILWAUKEE — Classic treats with a modern twist. On Monday, Aug. 13, Kasey Chronis is hanging out with Jessie Sheehan, author of The Vintage Baker to preview her September instruction class at Boelter Superstore! About The Vintage Baker (website) After abandoning my short-lived and much-despised legal career, I began working at Baked in Red Hook, Brooklyn as an assistant pastry chef. While there, I did in-house recipe testing for the first two Baked cookbooks, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking (Abrams Books 2009) […]

  • ‘Full of fun:’ Final weekend of the Wisconsin State Fair expected to be packed with visitors

    WEST ALLIS — The State Fair may be coming to an end — but it’s not slowing down. Kasey Chronis joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about the family-friendly activities and events happening the final weekend of the fair. About Wisconsin State Fair (website) The 167th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 12. The State Fair will once again be family-friendly, full of fun and offer unbeatable value. We’ve compiled all of […]

  • Turning watermelon into masterpieces: A lesson in fruit carving

    MILWAUKEE — When you thing of carving, pumpkins come to mind — but what about watermelon? Kasey spent the morning turning fruit into artwork. About Chef Chanse (website) Chef Chanse started his career at the age of 15 as a humble dishwasher at a truck stop in Fond du Lac, gradually working his way up to executive chef at the Central House in Chilton. After three months, at the age of 23, he purchased the Central House. Four years later, […]

  • ‘Panda-Mania:’ China Lights 2018 to feature giant panda made with ping pong balls

    HALES CORNERS — China Lights, a world-class Chinese lantern festival, returns to Milwaukee County this fall. Over the next six months, Boerner Botanical Gardens will transform for the event taking place Sept. 21 through Oct. 21. “This is probably one of the hottest shows that’s ever hit Wisconsin,” said Ralph Garrity, Panda-Mania producer. Forty-five larger-than-life lantern displays will illuminate the nine-acre grounds. “As for the park, it’s a perfect fit for a lantern festival like this,” said Huiyuan Liu with […]

  • Learn about the art, science and entertainment behind tap dancing

    MILWAUKEE — Kasey spent the morning learning about the art, science, and entertainment behind tap dancing from the Danceworks Studio. About Danceworks On Tap (website) Danceworks On Tap (DOT) is a collective of dancers dedicated to sustaining tap dance as a recognized art form. Through education, performance and by making tap dance accessible to the community, DOT hopes to contribute to the preservation of this truly American dance form. Danceworks On Tap was founded in 2000 by Amy Brinkman-Sustache and Patrick Kendall. […]