Kasey Chronis joined the FOX6 News Team in January 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILWAUKEE — One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting near 65th Street and Hampton Avenue late Friday, Jan. 25. It happened shortly before midnight. Officers arriving on scene found a 34-year-old Milwaukee woman suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A short time later, two shooting victims arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A 62-year old Milwaukee woman was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. A 45-year-old Milwaukee man suffered […]
MILWAUKEE — A Chicago woman is the second person in the United States to be infected with the new strain of coronavirus out of Wuhan, China. This comes as five U.S. airports are screening travelers from Wuhan. The outbreak — which began in December — has officials and some travelers on high alert. “It’s always a risk to catch whatever is currently out there,” said Heather Cote, a traveler headed to Maine. The death toll from the new strain of […]
MILWAUKEE — A proposal to restructure bus schedules, and change start times by transitioning Milwaukee Public Schools to a three-tiered model was discussed at an MPS committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 — with strong opinions on both sides of the issue. Similar proposals have been considered in the past. Now, we’re seeing it again — a plan to restructure transportation with the goal of reducing costs and increasing efficiency; however, some parents and teachers argue it would do just […]
MILWAUKEE — Health officials are closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a new strain of coronavirus out of Wuhan, China. All transportation in that city is on lockdown for departing passengers as of Wednesday, Jan. 22 — as the death toll from the virus has rapidly risen to 17 people. This new strain of coronavirus is popping up in a growing number of countries. This week, the United States saw its first case in Washington State. Since its outbreak in […]
MILWAUKEE — An Ozaukee County man on Tuesday morning, Jan. 21 was stopped by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with a firearm at Mitchell International Airport. He had a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets — and became the first person caught with a weapon at that airport this year. TSA officers caught the handgun when the man removed his coat and placed it on the conveyor belt to go through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. TSA officers detected […]
WEST ALLIS — Authorities closed a West Allis massage parlor for running a prostitution operation. A nearby business owner said he witnessed unusual activity at the massage parlor for several years, and said he was surprised it wasn’t shut down sooner. “I think the neighborhood was well aware,” said Robert Lucas, owner of Slurp-N-Burp Fun Bar. “We figured it was a matter of time.” “Asian Massage” — located near 92nd Street and Greenfield Avenue — was shut down by the […]
PORT WASHINGTON — A winter storm combined with high lake levels could lead to flooding and more erosion along the Lake Michigan shoreline. As Port Washington Harbor braces for a windy and wet weekend, Ozaukee County Emergency Management Director Scott Ziegler said unlike years past, last week’s storm created significant damage along the north break wall. “The entire winter season has been a little unusual,” Ziegler said. “The waves were estimated 15-18 feet — making shore and up against the […]
MILWAUKEE — Before she died, Tashonna Ward posted on Facebook that she had already been waiting in the emergency room for several hours — and was told it could be several more. She decided to leave for an urgent care clinic, but sadly, she would never make it. To her family, the 25-year-old would light up a room. “She had everybody laughing and smiling, everybody loved her,” says Yolanda Ward, Tashonna’s mother. On Jan. 2, Tashonna texted her mom saying […]
PALMYRA — A Palmyra Public Safety officer and Palmyra firefighter rescued a woman and her dog after two dogs fell through the ice on a pond near State Highway 59 and Piper Road in the Town of Palmyra on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 14. It happened around 3:30 p.m. “It probably felt like forever to her, and it certainly felt like forever to us,” said Paul Blount, Palmyra Public Safety officer. One of the dogs was able to escape, but police […]
MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena and nearby Fiserv Forum were expected to be packed Tuesday evening, Jan. 14 — with two major events scheduled. At 7 p.m., a campaign rally with President Donald Trump took place, along with a Milwaukee Bucks game. Two big events , held at two arenas — located within three blocks of each other — led to road closures, traffic, and packed parking lots. Police closed parts of State Street and Vel R. […]
GREEN BAY — Less than 24 hours before the Green Bay Packers would face off against the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff matchup at Lambeau Field, fans packed “The Turn” on Lombardi Avenue in Titletown. There, a free “Packers Everywhere Playoff Pep Rally” was held on Saturday evening, Jan. 11. It was an opportunity for families, friends, and even strangers to come together and bond over their love of the team. “This is the best day ever,” said Vincent Jacobe. […]
RACINE — This weekend’s mix of rain, ice and snow will create challenges for crews tasked with keeping the roads clear. “The tricky part about this forecast is that it’s going to be a mixed bag of wind, and rain, and sleet, and ice, and snow,” said Julie Anderson, Racine County Director of Public Works. “We would expect that the conditions on the east side of the county could be very different than the west side of the county.” Anderson […]