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
  • Road rage led to shooting on I-43; 2nd incident in as many days; 7th freeway shooting this year

    MILWAUKEE — For the second time in as many days (and seventh time in 2018), a portion of I-43 was shut down after reports of shots fired on the interstate. Shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, a report of shots fired shut down a stretch of northbound I-43 through the Marquette Interchange. This, with Milwaukee police searching for the person responsible for a freeway shooting on Monday night, Oct. 14 that closed the southbound lanes of I-43 just […]

  • Semi fire temporarily shut down NB I-94at County G, all lanes now open

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A massive semi fire along northbound I-94 created another traffic nightmare for drivers at the Milwaukee-Racine county line on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16. At its peak, the emergency response to the fire caused delays as long as six miles from the scene. That forced drivers to sit in standstill traffic for more than two hours. “As I got a mile, a mile-and-a-half away, I could see a large billowing among of smoke on the horizon,” said Chad […]

  • Illuminate Hair and Spa

    ‘Known to keep cash on-site:’ 8 salons burglarized in less than 12 hours in Milwaukee, Ozaukee

    GRAFTON — There were at least eight burglaries involving salons in Milwaukee County and Ozaukee County Saturday, Oct. 12. Employees at most of the businesses said the burglars only made off with $100. At Brown Deer Nails, all they got was an iPad, and in the process, police said they were not only captured by surveillance cameras, but they also left behind DNA evidence. Seven burglaries happened in Milwaukee County — three in Ozaukee County. Milwaukee Locations: 8500 block of […]

  • Bus driver hailed for helping save residents from burning apartment: ‘You chose to take further action’

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County Transit System driver is being hailed for her heroic actions after helping save residents from a burning apartment earlier this year. Chanaye Brown was along Route 12 late at night on Jan. 5, when she spotted flames shooting from the window of a building near 79th and Hampton in Milwaukee. “I’m going to see if I can get somebody’s attention,” Chanaye said as she ran outside. According to MCTS, Chanaye pounded on the front door […]

  • Kate Gray

    ‘So incredibly grateful:’ Community provides new driveway for Franklin flood victim who lost son

    FRANKLIN — Concrete was poured Wednesday, Oct. 9 for a Franklin family in need of a new driveway. In September, FOX6 News told you about the community fundraising effort after the family’s property flooded. The initial goal was just to get the driveway finished before winter. On Wednesday, crews completed about 60% of the project, covering what was gravel with a layer of concrete — a relatively routine construction project that would transform the lives of Kate Gray and her […]

  • Fatal shooting near 28th and Wright

    ‘It’s about prevention:’ Milwaukee awarded $317K DOJ grant to fund services for victims of gun violence

    MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a two-year $317,422 grant to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office and the City of Milwaukee through Project Safe Neighborhoods — intended to reduce the level of firearm-related violence in Milwaukee through the creation of a Community Victim Witness Program. The collaborative approach will provide services to victims of firearm-related violence who reside in or are victimized in, one of six neighborhoods that report a high incidence of homicides and non-fatal shootings. […]

  • 2 charged after police seize $935K in cash, marijuana, vape cartridges from Milwaukee home

    MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Saturday, Oct. 5 against a Milwaukee man and woman for allegedly operating a drug trafficking place out of their residence on the city’s south side. Inside the home, law enforcement seized $935,874 in cash in addition to nearly 20 pounds of marijuana, thousands of THC vape cartridges, and much more. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales spoke out on the case Monday night, telling FOX6 News this was a “violent crime waiting to happen.” Amanda Ware, […]

  • Dashcam video shows slow-speed pursuit through Kenosha, Racine counties

    KENOSHA — New dash camera video shows just how slowly a suspect was driving in a chase with deputies through Kenosha and Racine counties. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect, David Seal, refused to pull over during a traffic stop at 52nd Street and 22nd Avenue in Kenosha. But instead of speeding away, Seal drove off under the 30 miles per hour speed limit. Dashcam video shows Seal’s 14-mile, 45-minute long chase with Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies. Despite […]

  • Double fatal shooting near 70th and Fiebrantz

    Police: 2 men shot, killed while sitting in vehicle; may be drug-related

    MILWAUKEE — Two men were shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle near 70th and Fiebrantz Tuesday night, Oct. 1. Police said a 27-year-old man and a 44-year-old man died in the shooting that was possibly drug-related. “I didn’t hear anything,” said a neighbor. “Next thing I know, I look to the walls, I see flashing red lights. I look out, I’m seeing police all around some white car, and I’m thinking, ‘Uh-oh, something must have happened.'” Despite the […]

  • Heavy rain shut down 20 Sheboygan intersections during height of Tuesday storm

    SHEBOYGAN — Heavy rain soaked the City of Sheboygan and surrounding areas north of metro Milwaukee early in the day on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Sewer drains were clogged with leaves and debris — and Sheboygan Department of Public Works crews were out to relieve some of that pressure on the streets. A FOX6 News viewer shared a picture from Sheboygan that showed the streets looked more like little rivers. The streets superintendent in Sheboygan said that during the peak of […]

  • Gary Grunau

    ‘He cared so much about Milwaukee:’ Visitation held for Gary Grunau, developer who died at 80

    MILWAUKEE — Gary Grunau, one of Milwaukee’s most influential developers was remembered Sunday, Sept. 29, after he passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the age of 80 following a two-year battle with brain cancer. A visitation was held at Discovery World, one of Grunau’s many development projects, and part of the forward-thinking legacy he left behind. Friends, family, and colleagues shared several decades’ worth of memories. “Gary was just a visionary beyond belief, and he was a personal mentor […]

  • ICE official explains why undocumented immigrant was targeted in recent raid

    MILWAUKEE — There is more fallout now in the ICE arrest of an undocumented immigrant in Milwaukee. The incident sparked controversy when video surfaced of agents taking the man into custody in front of his family — and with help from Milwaukee police. Even Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has called for the Fire and Police Commission to review the incident. But now, ICE officials say they had no choice in part because of sanctuary communities’ policies and practices. Four days […]

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