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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
  • ‘Extremely rare:’ 2 people report bobcat sightings near Lake Drive in Whitefish Bay

    WHITEFISH BAY — A bobcat may be roaming around Whitefish Bay. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says two people reported seeing the wild animal on separate occasions near Lake Drive this week — marking the first confirmed bobcat sighting in Milwaukee County ever. Not only do bobcats typically avoid well-populated areas but they’re nocturnal, making the photos snapped by a homeowner quite impressive. “They’re very secretive, so the fact that someone actually saw it and took a picture of […]

  • ‘I realize where I messed up:’ Joshua Cisero sentenced to probation for smashing statue of Virgin Mary

    MILWAUKEE — Joshua Cisero, a man accused of smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary at a south side Milwaukee church, pleaded guilty on Thursday, Dec. 6 to amended charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct — both misdemeanors. The court then sentenced Cisero to 90 days in the House of Correction — and stayed that sentence. He was also placed on probation for 18 months — and must perform 50 hours of community service. “I realize where I messed […]

  • ‘Makes me sick:’ Investigators release surveillance video after home break-ins in Sussex

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Authorities in Waukesha County are investigating a recent string of home break-ins. Residents in Sussex said multiple houses have been targeted. In the usually safe subdivision of Eagles Ridge, FOX6 spoke with families on edge, knowing an intruder is targeting the area. “It just makes me sick how people are stealing from people that work hard for what they purchase,” said Barbara Schultz, neighbor. Residents said the thief’s MO is to try and enter the house through […]

  • 21-year-old man grazed by bullet while driving crashed into parked car near 50th and Hope

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are seeking a suspect after an attempted armed robbery and shooting that happened late Monday night, Dec. 3 on the city’s northwest side. People living along 50th Street woke up to several loud bangs around 11 p.m., followed by one big boom. When they looked out their windows, they saw an overturned car and police lights. Milwaukee police said a 21-year-old man and his friend had been sitting in the parked car when an unknown suspect came […]

  • 42 years in prison for driver of stolen SUV that struck, severely injured pedestrians outside Festival Foods

    RACINE COUNTY — Isaiah Degroot was sentenced to serve 42 years in prison and 30 years extended supervision after striking two pedestrians outside Festival Foods in Mount Pleasant in January — while behind the wheel of a stolen SUV with drugs and a gun inside. Degroot pleaded guilty or no contest in October to 11 of 19 charges filed against him. The pleas are broken down below: Hit-and-run involving great bodily harm — two counts (guilty) Felony bail jumping — […]

  • West Allis domestic violence survivor encourages victims to speak out, seek help

    WEST ALLIS — A survivor of domestic violence is shining a spotlight on a local program that helped her break free from an abusive relationship. The West Allis Police Departments run WISH, which stands for “Women Initiate Safe-Healing and Hope.”  Shannon Schillin completed the WISH program about eight years ago. Since then, she’s still lived in fear of her ex. She says she now feels safe talking about the abuse, hoping her journey touches someone else in a dangerous situation. […]

  • ‘Somebody got enemies:’ Officials investigate 3 fires in 3 days at northwest side apartment building

    MILWAUKEE — Three separate fires at the same location in just the past three days. Milwaukee fire officials are investigating whether flames that broke out an apartment building near 93rd and Silver Spring are the result of arson. Tenants of the eight-unit apartment building were forced out of bed in their pajamas before sunrise Thursday morning, Nov. 29. “One of my neighbors came and checked on everybody and seen if everything was OK,” said a neighbor. People living nearby heard […]

  • West Allis police seek holiday donations for women, children escaping abusive relationships

    WEST ALLIS — Officials with the West Allis Police Department need your help in their effort to give victims of domestic violence a happy holiday season. The department offers a one-of-a-kind support group for women and their children trying to break free from abusive relationships. “Where do they go once they lose the house? They’re losing the only life they know,” said Lt. Jessica Johnson with the West Allis Police Department. Just paying rent on time can be a struggle […]

  • UNISON fraud investigation: Affidavit reveals $17K in office equipment unaccounted for

    MILWAUKEE — New details have come to light in connection with fraud allegations against the president and CEO of a major charity in Milwaukee County. On Nov. 20, Laurene Lambach Gamling was arrested on suspicion of misappropriating funds from her nonprofit UNISON. UNISON is contracted by Milwaukee County to run senior centers and help young families across the area. It formed in 2017, when Interfaith and SET Ministry merged. Officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said money that Lambach […]

  • ‘We love snow!’ Nearly a foot falls as Ice Castles take shape on lakefront in Lake Geneva

    LAKE GENEVA — Nearly a foot of snow fell in the Lake Geneva area, under a blizzard warning Sunday, Nov. 25 through Monday morning, Nov. 26, as the first major winter storm of the season pushed into southeast Wisconsin. Mother Nature wasted no time — getting people into the Christmas spirit right as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend came to an end. “This morning, it was really beautiful. We’ve gotten a few hours of sledding in, right girls? Hoping to do […]

  • Initial court appearance delayed for 2 suspects in fatal shooting of 13-year-old Sandra Parks

    MILWAUKEE — The initial court appearance for the two suspects charged in connection to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old Milwaukee girl has been delayed. Isaac Barnes and Untrell Oden were supposed to make their first appearance in court on Friday afternoon, Nov. 23 but the two never showed up. Barnes, 26, is accused of killing 13-year-old Sandra Parks at her home near 13th and Hopkins just before 8 p.m.m Monday night, Nov. 19. FOX6 News has learned earlier in […]

  • ‘Don’t make me do this:’ Lead Milwaukee Ballet artist accused of whipping woman with bath rug

    MILWAUKEE — Davit Hovhannisyan, who is listed as a leading artist of the Milwaukee Ballet, faces a couple of misdemeanor charges for an alleged incident that happened last Sunday, Nov. 18. The charges include misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. Hovhannisyan, 37, made his initial appearance in court on Wednesday, Nov. 21. His attorney argued there is no evidence to support the charges. “We must protect those from being falsely accused. When I look at this complaint, I see hearsay, within hearsay, […]