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
  • Firefighters extinguish scrap metal fire at United Milwaukee Scrap

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee firefighters responded to a fire at United Milwaukee Scrap near 35th and Townsend Sunday afternoon, July 14. According to fire officials, a fire broke out at the scrapyard, and a piece of scrap metal was burning. MFD officials said it may have started by spontaneous combustion, but could not immediately confirm that. There were no buildings in any danger. The official cause was under investigation.

  • 31-year-old man dead following motorcycle crash in Caledonia

    CALEDONIA — A 31-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle accident in Caledonia early morning Sunday, July 14. According to police, the man was headed east on County Line Road when it appears he lost control of his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but the man was pronounced dead on the scene. It is unknown whether or not the man was under the influence.

  • Enjoy great mac and cheese at Grate Mac and Cheese! 🧀

    MILWAUKEE — Comfort food is one of life’s greatest joys — and there’s no comfort food quite as homey as macaroni and cheese. Sunday, July 14 is National Mac and Cheese Day — and to celebrate, Abby Hansen and Kim Prom stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios to talk about Grate Mac and Cheese! The ladies brought along a few of Grate’s signature mac and cheese varieties, including BBQ pork mac and cheese, bacon cheeseburger mac and cheese, nacho mac […]

  • Brooklyn Harris

    ‘We’re sick of it:’ 3-year-old girl dead after road rage shooting on north side; man in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirmed a 3-year-old girl died following a road rage shooting Saturday, July 13 on Milwaukee’s north side — and one man was taken into custody. Police said around 8:35 a.m., two vehicles almost collided near 42nd and Concordia. The driver of the vehicle with the victim inside drove away from the scene, and someone inside the other vehicle began shooting into the rear of the vehicle with the victim inside. One of those shots struck 3-year-old […]

  • Prevent water damage to your tech this summer with these hot tips

    MILWAUKEE — Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time for some water fun. But you may want to be mindful of those hazards of ruining your favorite gadgets while you’re hanging out by the pool, at the beach or on a boat this summer.  On Saturday, July 13, Nathan Fricke form AT&T stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios with some tips for preventing water damage to your tech. Just when you least expect it… Bam! You’re wet, your […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

    27-year-old injured following shooting near 41st and Eggert

    MILWAUKEE — A 27-year-old woman is injured following a shooting near 41st and Eggert Friday night, July 12. According to police, the woman was shot by a known suspect. She was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. Police say the investigation is active, and they’re seeking the known suspect.

  • Vehicle crashed into home near 5th Avenue and 61st Street in Kenosha

    Hit-and-run: Police seek driver after vehicle crashed into home in Kenosha

    KENOSHA — Kenosha police were searching for a driver after a car crashed into a home early Monday, July 8. Just after 3 a.m., a silver Honda crashed into a wooden porch near 5th Avenue and 61st Street. The driver fled the scene before officers arrived, and was not located. He was described as male, black, wearing a white tank top. There was no apparent structural damage to the building; however, the vehicle sustained severe front-end damage and was towed. […]

  • Here’s the 411: Some fly ’90s hair trends to try this summer

    MILWAUKEE — Have you heard? The ’90s are back! Scrunchies, bandannas, hair clips and more have made their way back into stores this summer — and these “vintage” trends are all that and a bag of chips! Hair stylist Shauna Hyler stopped by the Real Milwaukee studios on Monday, July 8 to show off the new old school styles on Angelica and Nicole. As if!

  • Sheriff: 16 people cited for public intoxication in Kosciuszko Park over holiday weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Sixteen people are facing citations following a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office operation at Kosciuszko Park over the Fourth of July Weekend. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation at Kosciuszko Park to combat drinking and disorderliness over the weekend of July 5 through July 7. The operation netted 16 people who were each issued a citation for public intoxication under Milwaukee County General Ordinance 63.04. The citation carries a maximum forfeiture of $484. “We are not going […]

  • Introducing a new app for music lovers, based out of Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — Calling all music lovers! LÜM is a new app created by Wisconsin developers who love finding new music! The creators of LÜM stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Monday, July 8 to share information about their awesome new app — and brought along some talented Milwaukee performers! About LÜM (website) Founded on one of the largest music campuses in the country, LÜM was created because we were starving. Starving for something new, something that wasn’t spoon fed […]

  • Fatal shooting near 21st and Pierce

    Police: 46-year-old man dead after shooting near 21st and Pierce

    MILWAUKEE — A 46-year-old man was killed in a shooting near 21st and Pierce Sunday, July 7. The shooting happened just before 7:15 p.m. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were under investigation. Police were seeking the shooter(s).

  • Man shot in vehicle near 19th and Stark flagged down officers at nearby McDonald's

    Police: Man shot in vehicle near 19th and Stark flagged down officers at nearby McDonald’s

    MILWAUKEE — A 26-year-old man was being treated for his injuries following a shooting near 19th and Stark Sunday morning, July 7. According to police, the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. The victim was shot by an unknown individual while sitting inside his vehicle. Police said the victim went to a McDonald’s near Teutonia and Villard to flag down officers for help. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injures, which were not life-threatening. Police said the […]

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