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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.


Recent Articles
  • Balloons released to celebrate 5-year-old fire victim’s release from hospital

    MILWAUKEE — Family and friends of a 5-year-old fire victim are celebrated her amazing recovery Saturday, Aug. 11. The group released balloons in honor of the little girl’s release from the hospital. Diamond Wise was finally able to go home on Thursday, Aug. 9 after spending 30 days at Children’s Hospital. There were moments when her family didn’t know if she would make it, but she proved everyone wrong. Wearing “Team Diamond” shirts and holding pink and purple balloons, family […]

  • ‘Sickening:’ Loved ones visiting cemetery upset after man drives through gravesite during police pursuit

    MILWAUKEE — A police chase overnight in Milwaukee leads officers through a graveyard. You can still see tire tracks in the grass where the suspect vehicle attempted to flee officers through this cemetery. Those visiting their loved ones on Friday, Aug. 10 call the chase not only reckless, but incredibly disrespectful. It’s been a difficult summer for Treniece Patrick and her daughters. “I lost my baby a couple of months ago and my baby’s father as well the same day, […]

  • ‘They started shooting at us:’ Man and teen shot, killed after confrontation at Swing Park

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a double fatal shooting that happened late Monday night, Aug. 6 at Swing Park — located near Brady and Water Streets. Known for its re-purposed tire swings, the park under the Holton Street Bridge is often a popular hangout for families during the day. Even though the signs indicate the park closes at 10 p.m., that doesn’t stop people from gathering at the park and getting into trouble at all hours of the night. According […]

  • Men charged in connection with armed robbery at Paul’s Jewelers plead not guilty

    WEST ALLIS — Two people charged in connection with a robbery that happened at Paul’s Jewelers in West Allis were in court Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8. During the preliminary hearing for Antowine Mitchell, 45, a West Allis detective testified, and a motion to dismiss the case by the defense was denied. Probable cause was found for further proceedings, and he was bound over for trial. A scheduling conference was set for Aug. 20, and he pleaded not guilty. Steven Monroe, […]

  • ‘A slaughterhouse:’ Police say 4 victims hurt in shooting during basketball games, picnic at Washington Park

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday afternoon, Aug. 4 on the basketball courts at Washington Park — located near 40th and Vliet that left four people injured. Police said three 18-year-old men and a 20-year-old man suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening after the shooting that happened shortly after 3 p.m. The motive is under investigation. People who were at the park told FOX6 News a group of young men and teenagers were playing […]

  • ‘She tried to kill me:’ Viral video shows pedestrian mowed down by SUV near 26th and Atkinson

    MILWAUKEE — A pedestrian is lucky to be alive after an SUV ran her over near 26th and Atkinson on Tuesday night, July 31. The whole thing was caught on camera — and the victim said this wasn’t a horrible accident. She says the driver knew exactly what she was doing when she sped toward her in the street. It’s amazing the victim only suffered a few broken bones. A cellphone camera captured the moment a Jeep Liberty mowed down […]

  • Paying to park is going high-tech: Milwaukee installs 3,700 new Smart meters

    MILWAUKEE — There are smartphones, smart cars — and now, Smart parking meters. The City of Milwaukee is installing new Smart parking meters. The meters will replace the current aging coin-only meters as well as the multi-space LUKE kiosks. “They continue to take coins, American coins, but they also can take credit cards and debit cards and they also can use the MKE app,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. On Thursday, Aug. 2, Mayor Barrett, Alderman Bob Bauman and staff with the […]

  • ‘It’s the least I can do:’ Crowds of people, law enforcement gather to overpass to watch procession for fallen officer

    MILWAUKEE –Thousands of people turned out all along the route to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. The procession for fallen Officer Michael Michalski on Wednesday, August 1, stretched dozens and dozens of cars deep drawing in law enforcement from across the state. Along the beginning of the route, people from the surrounding neighborhood turned out to watch the procession in person. More than 100 community members as well as police officers gathered on the overpass at Lincoln and I-94 […]

  • Common Council shuts down motorized scooters; ‘If Bird wants them back, they can go to the tow lot’

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council officially grounded the motorized Bird scooters in the city on Tuesday, July 31. City leaders passed an ordinance making them illegal to ride on city streets. The ordinance acknowledges that motorized scooters are illegal under state statute — and that the city will not override or ignore the law. But the language does leave room for the scooters to operate legally — if the law changes. Flying into Milwaukee from their corporate offices in […]

  • Man accused of punching George Webb employee in the face makes court appearance

    MILWAUKEE — A man wanted by Milwaukee police for nearly a month, who’s accused of punching a female employee in the face at a George Webb restaurant, made his first court appearance on Saturday, July 28. Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan says officers eventually arrested 28-year-old Raphael Calhoun Jr., allegedly in the midst of a drug deal. He’s been charged with felony substantial battery from the incident that happened on June 28. Prosecutors say the convicted felon was dining at the George Webb […]

  • ‘She is a miracle:’ Woman struck by Country Thunder out of hospital, on long road to recovery

    KENOSHA COUNTY — A young woman was struck by lightning at the Twin Lakes music festival, Country Thunder. Now, her mother is telling the story of her daughter’s road to recovery for the first time. Brittney Prehn was alone and didn’t have an ID on her when she was struck by lightning on July 19. It was strangers who found her unresponsive and called 911. The next morning, her mom learned the news and rushed to the hospital — unsure […]

  • ‘The ultimate sacrifice:’ Chief reveals name of fallen officer, Michael Michalski; IDs suspect

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales revealed on Thursday, July 26 the name of the officer who was fatally shot in an incident at 28th and Wright in Milwaukee on Wednesday evening, July 25. “It is with great sadness that I stand before you to announce the tragic death of another fallen Milwaukee police officer,” said Chief Morales. He is Officer Michael Michalski, 52 — a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department who was assigned to the Special Investigations […]