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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
  • ‘He saved so many:’ Fallen Sun Prairie fire Capt. Cory Barr honored by thousands at funeral

    SUN PRAIRIE — Thousands of community members and first responders paid their respects Saturday, July 14 for Sun Prairie volunteer firefighter Captain Cory Barr, killed while on duty in an explosion downtown. Draped in the American flag, Capt. Barr’s casket arrived at Sun Prairie High School accompanied by a procession on fellow first responders and loved ones. He was welcomed by a crowd of thousands to honor his ultimate sacrifice. “It feels good that we’re here to support them,” said […]

  • Hearing to decide fate of Bird scooter rentals delayed, riders say it’s a good alternative

    MILWAUKEE — A hearing set for Friday, July 13 to determine whether a California-based company can continue renting electric scooters in Milwaukee is being rescheduled. Earlier this month, the city sued Bird Rides Inc. for refusing to halt business in Milwaukee, arguing that the scooters are against the law. In the lawsuit, the city is requesting $200 for every instance someone has operated a scooter. Bird says in the first two weeks of business in Milwaukee, the public exceeded 6,900 […]

  • Bear Communications’ contractor was working on fiber project for Verizon before Sun Prairie explosion

    SUN PRAIRIE — A communications company said Thursday, July 12 that a subcontractor was working “on site” before an explosion that killed a Sun Prairie firefighter this week. Authorities have said a crew punctured a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, resulting in an explosion that damaged five buildings and killed Sun Prairie Fire Department Captain Cory Barr. Verizon Wireless said Thursday it had contracted with Lawrence, Kansas-based Bear Communications for a fiber optics project in Sun Prairie. Bear said […]

  • ‘We lost a family member:’ Firefighter dies after evacuating residents before Sun Prairie explosion

    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday, July 11. The blast in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening also injured at least 11 other people and left residents of the Madison suburb wondering how they’ll put their downtown back together. The blast happened after police got a call at 6:30 p.m. that a construction crew working […]

  • Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office cracking down on speeders, reckless drivers with new technology

    MILWAUKEE — Last fall, Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt began saturating random areas on the county’s highway system with extra patrols to catch as many reckless drivers as possible. Now, those deputies are also equipped with special radar guns to build more evidence against offenders. In a matter of minutes on Tuesday, July 10 Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Villwock identified several drivers going between 10 and 30 over in a 55 miles-per-hour zone on I-41 near Florist. Villwock used […]

  • ‘It is sickening:’ George Webb worker punched by man who went behind counter

    MILWAUKEE — Shocking video from the George Webb restaurant near 21st and Mitchell, shows a man go behind the counter and punch a female employee in the face. The attack occurred in Alderman Bob Donovan’s district around 1 a.m. last Thursday, June 28. He says it could have been much worse had another employee not been armed. Seconds after the customer followed a George Webb employee into the restaurant’s kitchen, surveillance footage captured him punching another employee standing at the stove.   “It […]

  • ‘She’s a fighter:’ 5-year-old in critical condition after fire sparked by someone playing with lighter

    MILWAUKEE — A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after a fire at a home near 41st and Sheridan in Milwaukee on Wednesday evening, July 4. The child suffered second-degree burns to her face and arms, but her mother told FOX6 News doctors are most concerned about the amount of smoke she inhaled. Just weeks after celebrating her graduation from preschool, 5-year-old Diamond faces the biggest challenge of her life. “That’s my baby,” said Sierra Wise, Diamond’s mother. “She’s a […]

  • ‘It’s sad:’ 2 young boys found alone in Milwaukee in as many days

    MILWAUKEE — A 3-year-old boy was reunited with family after Milwaukee police said he was found alone near 12th and Oklahoma around 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. It marked the second case involving a child separated from their parents in Milwaukee in as many days. Fortunately, in both cases, police said the children were unharmed and rescued by good Samaritans, but we still don’t know why each child was left alone in the first place. People living on the corner […]

  • Police release photo of person of interest after baby found near Sherman and Hampton

    MILWAUKEE — An investigation is underway after a child was abandoned near Sherman and Hampton — found early Tuesday morning, July 3. Milwaukee police have identified the boy’s parents, however, questions remain as to why the baby was left alone in the first place. Police on Tuesday afternoon released a photo of Tammy Mann, 23, who police are calling a person of interest in the case. Police are looking for her. Lakisha Stinson said she woke up to a loud knock […]

  • Summerfest scorcher: Fans flock to festival despite sweltering heat

    MILWAUKEE — It was certainly a scorcher at the Summerfest grounds on Saturday, June 30. As temperatures soared into the mid-90s by the afternoon, families were on a mission to find a spot to let the kids cool off. “I tell you what, when I got here, I was looking for it, I was asking around. Couldn’t find it until someone said it was by the main entrance. I was relieved because this is the only reason why we came,” […]

  • ‘She is home, she is safe:’ Mother says missing Milwaukee teen lured to Chicago by sex trafficker

    MILWAUKEE — A missing Milwaukee girl is back home after her mother says she was lured to Chicago by sex traffickers. Sixteen-year-old Armoni Chambers was reported missing on May 17 and returned home after more than a month. On June 18, Milwaukee police listed Chambers as “critically missing.” Soon after, her mother says she received a tip that video surveillance showed Chambers getting on a Greyhound bus in Milwaukee, headed for Chicago. Over the next ten days, family, friends and […]

  • Jefferson County: Officer shoots driver of stolen van during high-speed pursuit

    WAUKESHA COUNTY/JEFFERSON COUNTY — A high-speed chase spanning Waukesha and Jefferson Counties led to an officer-involved shooting along I-94 Thursday afternoon, June 28. Two suspects are in custody; one of them is also being treated for a gunshot wound. Just before 2 p.m., the Delafield police chief responded to a report of a retail theft in progress at the Kohl’s store on Golf Road. When he arrived, three suspects fled. A woman ran away while two men got into a […]