Lauren Keene is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is double majoring in both Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies along with Digital Arts and Culture. She’ll be graduating in December of 2019, and she looks forward to an exciting career in journalism!

Before joining the Digital Team at Fox 6, Lauren was a freelance culture contributor at various Milwaukee publications including Shepherd Express and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She’s also won numerous awards for her college work, including first-place prizes from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Outside of work, she’s a huge fan of music, fashion and all things vintage! She loves thrift shopping, going to shows and watching new T.V. shows.

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Recent Articles
  • A special Italian wine dinner at i.d. Delafield

    DELAFIELD — i.d., a delicious eatery in Delafield, is always cooking up tasty food — and their upcoming Italian wine dinner is no exception! Executive Chef Joe Heppe stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Sunday, Nov. 17 to preview the event with Derica and Eric. To view the menu for the event, click HERE. About Executive Chef Joe Heppe (i.d. website) Executive Chef Joe Heppe, a Lake Country native, honed his craft in Chicago and has been putting his […]

  • Stabbing near Cesar Chavez and Scott

    Police: Man hospitalized after girlfriend stabbed him near Cesar Chavez and Scott Street

    MILWAUKEE — A man was taken to the hospital following a stabbing near Cesar Chavez Drive and Scott Street Saturday morning, Nov. 16. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. Police said the victim and stabber are boyfriend and girlfriend and got into a physical altercation. During the altercation, the man was stabbed. Police arrested the girlfriend, and the man was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police were working to sort out all the circumstances that […]

  • Police investigating homicide in Beloit; 34-year-old man dead

    BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit police are investigating a homicide that left a 34-year-old man dead in Beloit Saturday, Nov. 16. The shooting took place near Newfield and Glen around 4 a.m. The 34-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at Beloit Memorial Hospital at 4:52 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 608-757-2244 or submit a tip HERE.

  • Double shooting near 60th and Hampton

    2 men injured, arrested after shooting, crash near 60th and Hampton

    MILWAUKEE — Two men were hurt — and arrested after a shooting and crash on Parkway Drive near 60th Street Sunday, Nov. 10 around 2:30 a.m. Police said the men, ages 30 and 26, were shot while inside a vehicle. After being shot, the driver crashed into a tree. Both victims sustained injuries that were not life-threatening. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. Both victims were also arrested, and police were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting. […]

  • ‘A 2nd chance:’ Gov. Tony Evers grants pardons to 8 people

    MADISON — On Sunday, Nov. 10, Governor Tony Evers issued pardons to eight people following the consideration of recommendations made by the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board after their hearing on Monday, Oct. 14. “Pardons play a very important role in our criminal justice system and society by giving deserving folks a second chance,” Gov. Evers said. “For so many of these individuals, their past record has held them back from achieving personal or career goals, and I look forward to seeing […]

  • Rockler Woodworking and Hardware hosting pen turning classes over Veterans Day Weekend

    MILWAUKEE — It’s Veterans Day Weekend, so why not donate some of your time to those in need — and have fun doing it? On Saturday, Nov. 9, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will be hosting pen turning classes at all of its stores nationwide, including their Brookfield location. Rockler will donate 100% of the proceeds to the National Veterans Foundation. The classes are ideal for participants of all skill levels! Gary Datka stopped by the FOX6 WakeUp studios to demonstrate […]

  • Tips for fall and winter weddings with i.d. Delafield

    MILWAUKEE — Even though most people get married in the summertime, there are plenty of reasons to have a wonderful wedding during the colder months. Kim Ash and Rebekah Radewahn from i.d. Delafield stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Satuday, Nov. 9 to chat with Derica about cold-weather weddings.

  • Kmart in Kenosha to close January of 2020

    KENOSHA — Kmart parent company Transformco announced Friday, Nov. 8 that the Kmart location in Kenosha will be closing in January of 2020. “We have made the difficult but necessary decision to streamline our operations and close 96 Sears and Kmart stores,” said Transformco in a news release. Going out of business sales at the 96 stores are expected to begin on December 2 — just in time for the holidays. Sears Holdings Corporation was purchased by Transformco in February […]

  • Shooting near Sherman and Capitol

    Police: Person shot in the leg near Sherman and Capitol

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirmed with FOX6 that one person was shot near Sherman Boulevard and Capitol Drive on Sunday morning, Nov. 3. The shooting happened around 10:13 a.m. The victim was shot in the leg. There was no immediate word on the victim’s condition. An investigation was underway to determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

  • Shooting near 26th and Meinecke

    Police: 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself near 26th and Meinecke

    MILWAUKEE — A 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself near 26th Street and Meinecke Avenue early Sunday, Nov. 3. It happened around 12:30 a.m. Police said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening. During the investigation, police said the man admitted to accidentally shooting himself. The investigation was ongoing.

  • Police: 41-year-old woman stabbed by her boyfriend near 14th and Highland

    Police: 41-year-old woman stabbed by her boyfriend near 14th and Highland

    MILWAUKEE — A 41-year-old woman was stabbed by her live-in boyfriend near 14th Street and Highland Avenue Saturday, Nov. 2. According to the police, the incident happened around 9:50 a.m. The woman and her boyfriend got into an argument, which escalated into a stabbing. The man stabbed the woman several times. The woman suffered serious injuries, and was transported to a nearby hospital. The 31-year-old suspect fled the scene — but later turned himself into police. An investigation was ongoing.

  • Racine Co. sheriff: 2 in custody following drunk driving incidents in Yorkville

    YORKVILLE — Two men were taken into custody for drunk driving in the Village of Yorkville early Saturday, Nov. 2. According to officials, the Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call for a crash on Durand Avenue near 59th Drive around 2 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies saw a large debris field and a silver pickup truck with heavy damage in the ditch approximately 100 feet from where the car struck a telephone pole. The pole was severely damaged and […]

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