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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
  • Teen shot multiple times at Pleasant Prairie mobile park; ‘Could have been avoided’

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life after police in Pleasant Prairie say he was shot multiple times. The suspect, a 19-year-old man, lives in the same mobile park as the victim — and has been taken into custody. Shortly before midnight on Monday, Oct. 22, residents of the Westwood Mobile Home Park off 88th Ave. woke up to more than a half-dozen gun shots. “Both of us ran outside. My son called 911,” said Jennifer […]

  • Governor Walker hits Democratic foe Tony Evers over plagiarized material

    MADISON — Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers, facing charges of plagiarism from Republican Gov. Scott Walker, admitted Friday that he submitted a state education department budget request under his name without proper citations. Walker used a similar plagiarism charge against his Democratic opponent in his successful 2014 re-election campaign. It’s unclear what impact the issue will have this year coming just 18 days before the Nov. 6 election in a race that polls show is a tossup. The head of a conservative […]

  • Brewers return to Milwaukee with sights set on Game 6 win: ‘We’re ready to get out there’

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers made their way back to town on Thursday, Oct. 18. Fans are already dreaming about the World Series, while the players say their focus right now is just winning Game 6. There’s no place like home and in baseball, that saying couldn’t be more true. “This place is going to be rocking. It’s going to be so exciting,” said Eric Kratz, Brewers catcher. After heartbreaking losses in Los Angeles to the Dodgers, the Brewers are […]

  • Man, woman found shot to death near 10th and Capitol: ‘It’s really, really sad’

    MILWAUKEE — A man and woman were found dead early Wednesday morning, Oct. 17 on Milwaukee’s north side. Police called the case a double homicide. In a neighborhood where many of the residents keep an eye and ear out for crime, neighbors said Tuesday night was especially quiet. “Most of the people that’s on this block are older people. They’re homeowners, so they hear everything — I mean everything. It doesn’t matter what it is. They hear everything,” said Tabitha […]

  • Man charged with 9th OWI accused of crashing into median while overdosing on heroin

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Washington County emergency responders revived a 60-year-old driver they say was overdosing on heroin while heading down I-41 Monday, Oct. 15. Sheriff’s officials said this was far from the first time the suspect has been impaired behind the wheel. “Literally from gravel shoulder on one side to gravel shoulder on the other side,” said Marty Schulteis, Washington County Sheriff’s captain. Going 20 miles-per-hour in a 70 miles-per-hour zone, Thomas Schwind is accused of crashing his vehicle into […]

  • Former governors Thompson, Sebelius join Walker, Evers on campaign trail

    MILWAUKEE — Both candidates for governor on Monday, Oct. 15 invited former governors to join them on the campaign trail ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Touring Pro Engineering and Manufacturing in Milwaukee, former Governor Tommy Thompson helped Governor Scott Walker promote his plan to fund two-thirds of school costs in the next state budget — a commitment Thompson made when he was in office. “We’ve been able to manage the budget through keeping in place reforms that have saved schools […]

  • ‘We’re a team of destiny:’ Eager fans line up early for Game 1 of NLCS

    MILWAUKEE — Everyone loves to show off their Milwaukee Brewers pride, but some people take their role as a Crew fan to a whole new level. Some arrived at Miller Park Friday, Oct. 12 six hours ahead of schedule for the Brewers-Dodgers series. They’ve traveled from all over Wisconsin, even taken off school repping their Brewers pride. “I’m really excited,” said a fan. “We come to five or six games every year and I bring the kids down here. This […]

  • Suspect remains in critical condition after being shot by MPD near 101st and Bender

    MILWAUKEE — A suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting with Milwaukee police remained in critical condition one day later. The shooting happened on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10 near 101st and Bender. Alonzo Smith’s family said the 31-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest and arm during a confrontation Milwaukee police officers. “His birthday’s coming up on the 31st. He’ll be 32. I hope he makes it to see it,” said Darnell Dowdy, Smith’s uncle. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said […]

  • Armed suspect in officer-involved shooting shot by police before, family says

    MILWAUKEE — An armed suspect was taken to the hospital with critical injuries early Wednesday, Oct. 10 following an officer-involved shooting in Milwaukee. It happened in the area of 101st and Bender just before 6 a.m. Three weeks away from turning 32, Darnell Dowdy said Wednesday he fears his nephew, 31-year-old Alonzo Smith, may not be alive to see it. “His birthday’s coming up on the 31st. Now here we go, 5:30 in the morning, police shot him,” said Dowdy. Firefighters […]

  • Man whose son was killed by police puts up billboards after new report released

    KENOSHA — A Kenosha father continues to seek answers in the 2004 officer-involved death of his son, Michael Bell Jr. — putting up 14 billboards in an effort to draw more attention to the case. Michael Bell Sr. has long accused the Kenosha Police Department of being dishonest about what happened to his son. A report released on Friday, Oct. 5 into the City of Kenosha’s IT services accuses the director of illegally accessing private email accounts and deleting correspondence […]

  • ‘Don’t want to believe it:’ Vincent HS senior loses life in crash that left 5 others injured

    MILWAUKEE — An 18-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was riding in struck a tree and then an apartment building near Teutonia and Silver Spring Drive on Saturday night, Oct. 6 — when the driver lost control. It happened just before 8 p.m. Police said there were six people in the vehicle — an 18-year-old woman who was driving, the 18-year-old passenger who died at the scene, and four other passengers — a 19-year-old woman, 20-year-old woman, and two […]

  • 36 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren join couple for 70th anniversary celebration

    HARTFORD — A Hartford husband and wife celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary with a family reunion on Saturday, Oct. 6 — and a special surprise! From running their third-generation family farm, to raising 10 children, William and Laverne Horst have shared countless memories over 70 years. “Most of our life, we were building the house bigger all the time. We had a good reason to build it bigger,” said William Horst. William and Laverne were married on Oct. 6, 1948, […]