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.
CUDAHY — The prosecution rested Friday, July 26 in the jury trial of a Cudahy child abuse case. The 15-year-old victim’s father, Kevin Boon-Bey, 47, and stepmother, Felicia Boon, 35, are each charged with six felonies: Physical abuse of a child, repeated acts causing bodily harm, as party to a crime Causing mental harm to a child, as party to a crime Chronic neglect of a child, consequence is bodily harm, as party to a crime — two counts Chronic […]
CUDAHY — The victim in an alleged torture case out of Cudahy took the witness stand Thursday, July 25 during the jury trial for her accused abusers. The 15-year-old’s father, Kevin Boon-Bey, 47, and stepmother, Felicia Boon, 35, are each charged with six felonies: Physical abuse of a child, repeated acts causing bodily harm, as party to a crime Causing mental harm to a child, as party to a crime Chronic neglect of a child, consequence is bodily harm, as […]
MILWAUKEE — The alleged gunman in a triple shooting in Milwaukee that left one woman dead and two others injured pleaded not guilty in Milwaukee County court on Wednesday, July 24. Charges were filed against Oshonti Cannady, 21, on July 2 in connection with the triple shooting that unfolded near 85th and Grantosa on June 27. Sonya Collins, 41, died as a result of the shooting. Cannady faces four counts: First degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, as party […]
CUDAHY — A jury trial began Tuesday, July 23 in a disturbing child abuse case out of Cudahy. Kevin Boon-Bey, 47, and his now-estranged wife Felicia Boon, 35, were each charged with six felonies — accused of imprisoning and neglecting his teenage daughter. According to prosecutors, they starved and tortured the 15-year-old girl while treating the other six children in the house normally. The defense argued it was, in fact, those other children who were behind the apparent child abuse. After […]
MADISON — Fires at two transmission substations in Wisconsin’s capital on Friday, July 19 knocked out power to thousands of customers on the hottest day of the year to-date, sending dual plumes of thick, black smoke into the air and shutting down government buildings, courtrooms and businesses, and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency. It literally looked like Hiroshima, except it was black,” said Rick Niess, Dane County judge. No injuries were reported as a result of […]
TWIN LAKES — Brittney Prehn nearly lost her life when she was struck by lightning at Country Thunder 2018 — an event that changed her life forever. She was on the phone, walking to a campsite when the bolt of lightning struck her phone, entering the right side of her head, traveling through her body, and out her foot. One year later, the 23-year-old spoke with FOX6 News — reflecting on her miraculous recovery — determined not to let what […]
TWIN LAKES — The Kenosha County sheriff on Wednesday, July 17 warned Country Thunder guests to stay hydrated. The Twin Lakes music festival was scheduled to kick off Thursday, July 18, with temperatures near 100 degrees. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin beginning at noon Thursday, and continuing until 11 p.m. Friday. The sheriff said more than 100 personnel would be on the grounds at the festival 24 hours a day throughout the […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee motorcyclist was fighting for his life Monday, July 15 after he was left for dead in a collision with another vehicle. The crash happened near 45th and Burleigh on Thursday, July 11. Police said the driver of the vehicle drove off — and later returned to the scene. Relatives of Melvin Malone, 34, prayed that time would heal his wounds. “This is someone that keeps our family together. It’s just not right, so it most definitely […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County jury found Jordan Fricke guilty on Friday, July 12 on all four criminal counts against him in the fatal shooting of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner. The verdict was reached after just one hour of deliberating. Fricke will be sentenced on the morning of Aug. 29. The verdict found against Fricke is what Officer Rittner’s family had been hoping for. “This has been really hard and traumatic, not just for the family but for the […]
MILWAUKEE — The prosecution rested its case in the jury trial against Jordan Fricke on Thursday, July 11. He’s charged in the fatal shooting of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner. The defense will call its witnesses Friday morning, and Fricke plans to testify. While he is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Rittner, Fricke is also charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place. Referred to as a “wannabe gangster” by prosecutors, the state introduced evidence recovered from […]
MILWAUKEE — There were tears on the witness stand as the jury trial continued in the shooting death of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner on Wednesday, July 10. Several officers were emotional as they recounted the moment Rittner was shot in front of them. The jury also heard from Jordan Fricke’s girlfriend, who was next to him when Rittner was shot. Fricke, 27, is charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, first degree recklessly endangering safety, […]
MILWAUKEE — Tuesday, July 9 marked the first day of testimony in Jordan Fricke’s trial. He’s the man accused in the fatal shooting of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner. Fifteen jurors were selected late Monday. Fricke, 27, is accused of fatally shooting Rittner in February while police were executing a drugs and firearms search warrant near 12th and Manitoba. He was charged with first degree intentional homicide, as well as three other felonies. Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday morning, and […]