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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: madanderson@nexstar.tv


Recent Articles
  • Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded after double shooting at gas station near 37th and Vliet

    MILWAUKEE — Gunfire erupted overnight at a gas station on Milwaukee’s west side. The shooting left one man dead and another injured. Police and loved ones of the victims are hoping that surveillance footage helps identify and catch the gunman who remains unknown and on the run. Around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, security cameras at the gas station near 37th and Vliet show a man walk up to a silver Nissan parked at the pump. The man appears […]

  • Man found dead in vehicle near 75th and Tallmadge in Milwaukee

    Family IDs body found in vehicle as missing Milwaukee man: ‘He is a really good guy’

    MILWAUKEE — The family has identified the body of a man found Wednesday near 72nd and Herbert as 47-year-old Leonard Bethly. Officers were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. after residents complained about a vehicle that had been parked in the area for a long time. Milwaukee police are investigating this as a homicide. Bethly disappeared while running errands over two months ago on Dec. 11. His loved ones had been hanging fliers and offered a cash reward for […]

  • Charges not likely in fatal Ozaukee Co. snowmobile crash, sheriff’s office says

    FREDONIA — Several snowmobile trails cross WIS 57 in Ozaukee County, including one just north of Meadowlark Lane where the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said that tragedy occurred. Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, Feb. 18, emergency responders throughout Ozaukee County tried to save the life of William Redmond. The 51-year-old Fredonia resident had been ejected from his snowmobile after being hit by a flatbed truck. Despite a stop sign posted on the snowmobile trail at WIS 57, indicating […]

  • West Allis ponders closing city’s only senior center, partnering with other facilities

    WEST ALLIS — Hundreds of elderly residents in West Allis may soon be out of critical resources. The Common Council is expected to vote on Wednesday, Feb. 19 on a resolution that would close the city’s only senior center. For nearly four decades, the West Allis Senior Center has been providing meals, fitness classes, and arts and crafts for the community’s elderly residents. Volunteers also connect some 400 members with food programs, transportation, and housing. “People feel like it’s a […]

  • Sean Baek

    UWM police dispute social media posts suggesting missing student abducted to Chicago

    MILWAUKEE — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police on Monday, Feb. 17 offered an update on the disappearance of UWM freshman Sean Baek — and disputed posts on social media suggesting he was the victim of foul play. Baek, 18, disappeared in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 14. Police said an investigation revealed Baek and another student were using LSD, and the other student had a bad reaction shortly before Baek ran out of the Cambridge Commons residence hall on Cambridge […]

  • TSA finds loaded handgun in woman’s carry-on bag at Mitchell Intl. Airport

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 13, when they detected a purple 9 mm caliber handgun loaded with 10 bullets including one in the chamber, in her carry-on bag. “Immediately what we do, the lane is closed down, the firearm is contained in the unit and then the whole lane needs to move over to another lane,” said Frank Pipia, TSA spokesperson. TSA officials notified […]

  • ‘Move over, slow down:’ Winter weather leads to slick road conditions, 38 MCSO service calls

    MILWAUKEE — New video from Wisconsin DOT cameras shows the moment a semi-truck headed south on I-43 hit an icy patch, lost control and crashed. The tractor-trailer came to a stop on top of the median barrier wall, impacting both directions of traffic along I-43 near North Avenue. Emergency responders closed multiple lanes of traffic from 3:45 a.m. until after 8 a.m. to clean up the mess — including 100 gallons of spilled fuel. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said […]

  • Nathan Garski

    ‘Homeless and hungry:’ Man who was panhandling was run over by driver suspected of OWI

    MILWAUKEE — A 37-year-old man police said was panhandling was struck by a vehicle and killed near 25th Street and Clybourn Street Tuesday night, Feb. 11. Police said the 47-year-old driver who struck the man was arrested on suspicion of OWI. It happened around  6:30 p.m., less than two hours before Joe Daniels, Keyes dean of business administration at Marquette University was struck and killed as he crossed the street near 10th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. A 20-year-old driver was […]

  • Fatal crash along Highway 20 in the Town of Yorkville

    ‘Visibility was not good:’ Mount Pleasant woman killed, 9 hurt in ‘weather-related’ crash

    RACINE COUNTY — Racine County sheriff’s officials said weather was to blame for a fatal crash Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9 along Highway 20 in the Town of Yorkville. One person was killed and nine others were hurt in the two-vehicle wreck. People who live in the area compared the sound of the impact to a sonic boom. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Monday some who were injured were treated and cleared, while others remained in critical condition — fighting for their […]

  • ‘Everybody loved him:’ First responders, family begin final farewell to fallen MFD firefighter

    MILWAUKEE — Members of Milwaukee Fire Department Engine Company No. 12 began their final farewell to fellow firefighter Darrin Jones on Friday, Feb. 7. They escorted his casket on the truck Jones had been assigned to for a public visitation. “It leaves a very big hole in the department, and especially his crew, who worked with him every third day,” said Brent Jones, commander of the Professional Firefighters Association honor guard. The visitation, filled with dozens of emergency responders from […]

  • ‘Close to home:’ Childhood friend, colleague remembers late Milwaukee firefighter

    MILWAUKEE — A flag flies at half staff outside Milwaukee Fire Station No. 12 to commemorate one of their own. “We deal with death often in what we do, but it still is sort of different when it hits close to home,” said Milwaukee Fire Department Battalion Chief DeWayne Smoots. “It was sort of disbelief.” Smoots was on the job Saturday, Feb. 1 when he learned about the passing of fellow firefighter Darrin Jones. The two were not only colleagues […]

  • MPD investigates fatal shooting near 31st and Wisconsin, neighbors worry: ‘It’s an eerie feeling’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Monday morning, Feb. 3 near 31st and Wisconsin. It happened around 7 a.m. The male victim was found with several gunshot wounds — and according to the medical examiner’s office, still has not been identified. Crime tape surrounded the office building on Monday morning as investigators searched for evidence and interviewed witnesses about the body found. “I’m saddened. It’s tragic. Probably some senseless violence. It does create an impact […]

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