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.
MILWAUKEE — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead Friday morning, March 29 on the edge of the Marquette University campus — near 19th and Wisconsin. Police were called to the scene around 9:30 a.m. The victim is identified as 53-year-old Johnny Smith. However, the preliminary investigation reveals that the body appears to be that of a 45-year-old man who sustained a significant head injury. The victim is not affiliated with the university. “I’m kind of in […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police need your help locating an arson suspect — accused of setting a bar on fire after the owner kicked his friends out. It happened Saturday night, March 23, around 11:30 p.m. at Sollozo’s 703 Club near 7th and Layton. FOX6 found the flames damaged the siding, but thankfully, the cameras mounted on the building were not damaged. When the owners went to view the footage to see what happened, they not only realized someone set the […]
RACINE — A Racine father said his son, who is black, was called the N-word by a teacher who is white at school in an incident that was caught on camera, but district leaders said the video proves no inappropriate comments were made. Usually, video evidence is objective, but the actions and statements made in this particular footage in question can be open for interpretation. Children should come home from school the same as when they left, but on March […]
BEAVER DAM — A 5-year-old girl was at a home in Beaver Dam where a bitter custody battle turned deadly Saturday, March 23, prosecutors said. Cash bond was set at $2 million Tuesday, March 26 for the suspect, Ulisses Media Espinosa, accused of shooting his ex-wife, Stacia Hollinshead 15 times. Court documents indicated the child didn’t see the shooting, but she did hear the gunfire while in the next room. To make matters worse, the suspect is her father, and […]
KENOSHA — Moments before his sentencing hearing on Monday afternoon, March 25, the Kenosha man who pleaded guilty to assaulting two women along the Kenosha County Bike Trail said he wants to head to trial. In a deal with prosecutors, Reginaldo Etienne pleaded guilty in February to two counts of second degree sexual assault — use of force. Eight other charges were dismissed. On Monday, Etienne told the court he no longer wants to admit to something he did not […]
MILWAUKEE — A woman prosecutors said traveled with the man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is charged with harboring and aiding a felon. The criminal complaint filed against Deloise Lipsey appears to indicate Noelani Robinson died before Sierra Robinson. We also learned Thursday, March 21 Higgins told police he “was going to shoot and kill” a Michigan officer with the weapon used to kill Sierra Robinson during an encounter outside a hotel while Higgins was […]
MILWAUKEE — We’re learning more about the alleged accomplice of Dariaz Higgins, the man accused of abducting his daughter, Noelani Robinson, after killing her mother, Sierra Robinson, near 91st and Mill in Milwaukee on March 11. The second suspect connected to the investigation hasn’t been charged and is not in custody. Milwaukee police believe Higgins had help trying to escape capture. On March 13, officers took Higgins and another person into custody at the Midpoint Motel near Appleton and Silver […]
MILWAUKEE — FOX6 News is learning disturbing details about a murder-suicide investigation near 58th and Keefe Monday, March 18. Family and friends of the victim said she had been trying to get out of an abusive relationship with the suspect. Police identified the victim as Neyaka Oliver. Loved ones said the 27-year-old did everything she was supposed to do to break free from an abusive relationship, but it wasn’t enough. On Monday, Oliver was found dead near 58th and Keefe. […]
MOUNT PLEASANT — LCD screen production is one step closer to becoming a reality in Racine County. Foxconn Technology Group officials announced on Monday, March 18 that the manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing liquid crystal display screens by the end of 2020, with construction starting later in 2019. “I think it’s huge,” said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. Delagrave applauded Foxconn’s announcement to bring 1,500 advanced manufacturing jobs to the area with its “Generation 6” factory in Mount […]
FOND DU LAC — Ice jams along the river in Fond du Lac caused major flooding in the area on Thursday, March 14. Hundreds of people were evacuated and roads were closed due to the mess. On Friday, March 15, clean-up efforts were underway. Fortunately, the water significantly receded after contractors removed those chunks of ice on the river and piled them up at the fair grounds — but the damage left behind to people’s homes and businesses is significant. […]
MILWAUKEE — After the arrest of her father on Wednesday, March 13, Milwaukee police on Thursday continued to search for 2-year-old Noelani Robinson. An Amber Alert was issued for the girl on Monday after her mother was murdered near 91st and Mill — allegedly by Noelani’s father, Dariaz Higgins. The district attorney on Tuesday filed charges against Higgins — first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors […]
MILWAUKEE — Two days after police say 2-year-old Noelani Robinson was abducted by her father, she is still missing. And her father, Dariaz Higgins, is a suspect in the murder of Noelani’s mother. Milwaukee police now say investigators have received numerous tips that they are pursuing. From social media posts to billboards, the search intensifies for little Noelani. Milwaukee police say Higgins, 34, took off with Noelani after fatally shooting her mother, Sierra Robinson. Court documents say Noelani had been […]