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.
Feel free to send her a story idea at firstname.lastname@example.org!
FRANKLIN — The Walmart on 27th Street in Franklin was evacuated Sunday morning, Aug. 11 following a bomb threat — and officials said no explosives were found. Police responded around 9:30 a.m. after a phone call came in from a store manager, who said they had “discovered an indication that an explosive device may be in the building.” The store was safely evacuated and then checked by Franklin police with help from explosive detection K-9 officers from the Milwaukee County […]
MILWAUKEE — A 22-year-old man was hospitalized following a shooting near 80th and Bender Saturday, Aug. 11. It happened around 5:15 p.m. The victim suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. The circumstances behind the shooting were under investigation.
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — Two men are in police custody following an armed bank robbery Friday, August 10. According to officials, the Sheboygan County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting that the National Exchange Bank and Trust at 105 E. Main St. in Glenbeulah had been robbed. The call came in around 12 p.m. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office responded and quickly located suspects with help from the Menomonee Falls Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A 36-year-old […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is in custody after being stopped by a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper early morning Saturday, August 10. The man, 30, was arrested by the trooper for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 4th offense. He was initially stopped for speeding. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed signs of impairment. Standardized field tests were conducted, and the man was subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated. The man has three prior OWI convictions, making this […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office reported a shutdown of all southbound traffic on I-94 due to a 10-vehicle crash in Racine Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10. The southbound lanes at Drexel were closed, and traffic was diverted off the highway at Drexel. Additionally, College and Drexel were also shut down. The cause of the crash was under investigation. It wasn’t immediately clear whether there were any injuries.
MILWAUKEE — A 34-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries following a shooting near 27th and Wisconsin early Monday, August 5. According to police, the shooting happened around 6 a.m. The victim, a 34-year-old man, is from Milwaukee. He was driving in a car when he was struck by gunfire. The man was transported to a nearby hospital and is being treated for his injuries, which officials say are serious. The investigation is ongoing, and police are seeking the […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner was called out to 13th and Atkinson Sunday morning, Aug. 4 following a fatal shooting. Police said it happened around 10:15 a.m. The victim was a man, 56, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound after a confrontation with multiple people. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were under investigation.
MILWAUKEE — One man is dead and two are injured following three overnight shootings in Milwaukee Sunday, August 4. According to police, the first shooting happened late Saturday, August 3 near Julia and Burleigh Streets. Police say there was a confrontation between the victim and the suspect outside of a residence. The victim, a 17-year-old boy, suffered a serious gunshot wound and was transported to a nearby hospital by a family member. Police say there’s a known suspect, and they […]
MILWAUKEE — S’mores are one of summer’s signature treats! Chef Hector Gonzalez from the Great Wolf Lodge stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp Studios on Saturday, August 3 to show off some of the resort’s gourmet s’mores. To learn more about the Great Wolf Lodge, click HERE.
MILWAUKEE — National Night Out is coming up on August 6. The day celebrating our law enforcement communities is getting a special boost from AT&T. Michael Fricke stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios to discuss FirstNet, a special cellular network for first responders. To learn more about FirstNet, click HERE.
RACINE — Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! The Racine Zoo is hosting a number of family fun events in August, and staff members stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Saturday, August 3 to share the fun with our viewers! To learn more about the Racine Zoo, click HERE.
MILWAUKEE — The bad news: Summer is coming to an end. The good news: There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and sunshine! VISIT Milwaukee stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Saturday, August 3 to share their top picks for August events around the Milwaukee area. Check out the VISIT Milwaukee event calendar HERE.