I’m thrilled to be working in Wisconsin’s largest city! I joined the FOX6 news team as a reporter in June 2016.
Milwaukee is just a short 1.5 hours from home for me. I was born and raised in Madison, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in journalism and gender and women’s studies.
Before coming to Milwaukee, I reported at TV stations in Wausau, Madison and as far away as Wichita, Kan. Some of the most memorable stories I’ve covered so far in my career include a mass shooting at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kan., the first-ever child sex trafficking case prosecuted in Marathon County, Wis. and the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.
When I’m not chasing down the big story of the day, I’m likely playing with my two dogs: Raleigh, a chihuahua, and Juneau, a Siberian husky. They’re quite the duo! I’m also passionate about women’s issues and am an activist for survivors of domestic violence.
I enjoy covering viewers’ compelling stories most. If you have a story idea or just want to say “hi,” feel free to email me: email@example.com
MILWAUKEE — Two candidates who announced their intention to take part in the race for Milwaukee County executive will not be able to have their names on the ballot for the Feb. 18 primary. That was the ruling on Friday afternoon, Jan. 24 from a Milwaukee County judge. The decision comes after two weeks of back and forth decisions about the validity of the signatures collected. State law requires Milwaukee County provides ballots to each municipality for the 2020 spring […]
RACINE COUNTY — During the criminal investigation into James Svoboda, the Village of Caledonia became aware of recordkeeping issues at the village’s Memorial Park Cemetery. Staff are now hoping to review and verify a decade’s worth of information to make sure that if someone bought a burial plot — it’s still theirs. For six years, prosecutors say Svoboda’s alleged criminal activity went unnoticed among fellow Village of Caledonia and Mount Pleasant employees. Court documents state he embezzled more than $350,000 […]
RACINE COUNTY — James McKnight, 43, of Union Grove faces one count of hit-and-run, causing injury after prosecutors said he turned himself in to authorities and admitted he caused a crash Friday night, Jan. 17 — injuring a man as he cleared snow. McKnight’s attorney said Wednesday, Jan. 22 during his initial court appearance McKnight is a former Marine and current dean of students at a high school in Zion, Illinois. The crash happened shortly before midnight on S. Colony […]
SHEBOYGAN — A bomb scare in Sheboygan temporarily shut down the Social Security Administration building for several hours on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Police were dispatched to the intersection of N. 25th Street and Kohler Memorial Drive just before 9 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious package. “It seemed suspicious. There was a name on there. And it seemed like there was some wiring, just something that made it seem odd,” said Sgt. Ryan Schmitt of the Sheboygan Police […]
RACINE — A Union Grove man, 27, was struck by a hit-and-run driver and injured while clearing snow late Friday evening, Jan. 17. The driver fled the scene — but left some evidence behind. As of Monday, the victim was home, recovering — the most serious injury to his knee. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene near 58th Road and Colony Avenue (US-45) around 11:45 p.m. Authorities said the victim was using a snowblower on his […]
MILWAUKEE — Students throughout the Greater Milwaukee area shared speeches, artwork, and dancing Sunday, Jan. 19, ahead of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. The 36th annual MLK Birthday Celebration took place at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Each year, students from kindergarten through 12th grade are asked to interpret Dr. King’s work, and for the first time, participants were not only from Milwaukee Public Schools, but also, the Wauwatosa and West Bend school districts. “Be the best of whatever […]
MILWAUKEE — A 16-year-old Milwaukee Public Schools student was robbed at gunpoint while walking to the bus stop. It happened Thursday morning, Jan. 16 near Sherman and Burleigh — and it was captured by surveillance cameras. “I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was expecting the worst,” the student said. He and his family wish to remain anonymous, fearful the suspect could come after them. Surveillance cameras captured the unexpected and terrifying encounter. “I didn’t know what was […]
MILWAUKEE — Just as the feelings of paranoia were beginning to subside, Cody Goodlet says he’s once again been scared to be in his own house. “All of a sudden it came right back, like in an instant,” Goodlet says. One week ago, the Riverwest resident came home from work to find a brick thrown through his back window. He says the suspect then entered the house through the broken glass and stole his 65-inch television. “I’m new to the […]
KENOSHA — A Kenosha family is demanding answers from police after their loved one was killed in a crash while riding his bicycle. 25-year-old Angel Sanchez died in November 2019 after being hit from behind by a car. The family says evidence shows the driver of the car was at fault. Still, they don’t know if the incident will be ruled an accident or a crime. They say the police department hasn’t been forthcoming with information and is downplaying the […]
MILWAUKEE — Democratic leaders in Milwaukee held a news conference on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14 to about what they called President Donald Trump’s “broken promises on health care.” This, ahead of President Trump’s campaign rally Tuesday evening in Milwaukee. Instead of hosting a rally at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena Tuesday night, Democrats and protesters said he should be talking one-on-one with people about their struggles to access and afford quality health insurance. “President Trump has made an attack […]
MILWAUKEE — High winds, towering waves, and flooding caused millions of dollars in damage to Port Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, and the port’s director said Monday, Jan. 13 he’ll be requesting federal and state assistance. On Saturday, 60% to 70% of Port Milwaukee was flooded with up to four feet of water, which had receded by Monday, leaving major potholes and other damage in its wake. The port was reopened Monday after 48 hours out of service, and the staff […]
MILWAUKEE — An Applebee’s parking lot in Bay View is the scene of a shooting late Thursday, Jan. 9. Milwaukee police were called to the lot at 3rd and Holt around 11:30 p.m. — where officers found a 20-year-old man seriously injured — suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. “Just stop the violence, that’s what people need to do. Stop it,” said Dorothy, a woman who frequents Applebee’s. “Kids go in there. See that’s the difference. Kids go […]