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
  • Wesley Brown

    Prosecutors: Man locked grandmother in car with no food, water while he gambled

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is facing charges, accused of locking his 76-year-old grandmother with dementia in a vehicle in the parking lot at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for nearly 16 hours with no food or water in mid-December, with outside temperatures in the 30s. He may have also been stealing from her for months. Wesley Brown, 29, faces the following charges: Intentionally subjecting an individual at risk to abuse — likely to cause bodily harm False imprisonment Second degree […]

  • Sandra Rybka, Carla Gould

    Prosecutors: Driver said she was pepper sprayed before running woman over after fight

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman stands accused of running over another woman, causing her death — and she shouldn’t have been behind the wheel in the first place, as prosecutors noted her license is suspended through spring 2020. According to prosecutors, she admitted to drinking and smoking crack before the incident. Sandra Rybka, 50, faces the following charges in connection with the death of Carla Gould, 55: Second degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon Hit-and-run, resulting in death […]

  • Matthew Postl

    Competency exam ordered for man charged in seemingly random ax attack at Kenosha machine shop

    KENOSHA COUNTY — A Kenosha man is facing several charges in connection with an ax attack that happened at a Kenosha machine shop on Thursday, May 23. According to prosecutors, the suspect’s family members indicated he suffers from mental health issues that had been escalating — and court officials on Tuesday, May 28 agreed he required a mental health evaluation. Matthew Postl, 25, faces the following charges: Mayhem, use of a dangerous weapon First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of […]

  • 13-year-old grazed by bullet in her own bedroom near 77th and Casper

    ‘My neighbor was shot:’ 13-year-old grazed by bullet in her own bedroom near 77th and Casper

    MILWAUKEE — A 13-year-old girl was treated for injuries following a shooting outside of her home near 77th and Casper late Sunday, May 26 — grazed by a bullet while in her own bedroom. Milwaukee police said it appeared people in vehicles along 76th Street were possibly shooting at each other when a bullet entered the teenager’s bedroom around 10:30 p.m. The 13-year-old was grazed by a bullet and conveyed to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released. […]

  • ‘Straight out of the movies:’ Police arrest man suspected of attacking another with an ax

    KENOSHA — Kenosha police say they have arrested a man wanted in connection to a bizarre and terrifying attack at a business near 60th St. and 35th Ave. The suspect is accused of striking an employee with an ax. In a news release issued late Friday afternoon, May 24, police say detectives canvassing the neighborhood spotted a 25-year-old man acting suspiciously. They attempted to interview him — but he fled. He was captured a short time later. The victim in […]

  • Police say driver swerved around stopped vehicle, struck and injured bicyclist in Cedarburg

    ‘A real shame:’ Police say driver swerved around stopped vehicle, struck and injured bicyclist

    CEDARBURG — A bicyclist was transported to the hospital by Flight for Life Thursday morning, May 23 after she was struck by a vehicle in Cedarburg. Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on Pioneer Road between Wauwatosa Road Cedarburg Road. Police said the bicyclist, a woman in her 50s, was trying to cross Pioneer Road when a vehicle stopped to let her cross. A second vehicle swerved around from behind the […]

  • 16-year-old allegedly roughed up by West Allis Police Department officers

    Mother says 16-year-old daughter left bloody, bruised after encounter with West Allis police officers

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mother demanded the West Allis Police Department investigate their own after she said her 16-year-old daughter was left bloody and bruised after an encounter with officers. Marching unannounced into the West Allis Police Department lobby on Tuesday, May 21, the Milwaukee Black Panthers accompanied the teen and her mother to confront the chief about the incident involving about a dozen of his officers on Friday, May 17. “The 16-year-old was slammed on the ground. There were […]

  • Fallen but not forgotten: Thousands line procession route for Appleton firefighter who died in line of duty

    APPLETON — Community members and fellow emergency responders paid their respects on Monday, May 20 to the Appleton firefighter killed in the line of duty May 15. Mitchell Lundgaard was to be laid to rest on Monday evening. In a silent tribute through the city’s streets, the men and women of the Appleton Fire Department rode with their fallen brother’s casket. “It’s so hard, so hard,” said Shandi Kohel, who came with her husband to express their sympathies — and […]

  • ‘Bound for glory:’ Fans go Bucks’ wild after Game 2 win against Raptors 

    MILWAUKEE — Bucks fans went crazy after a win in Game 2 over the Toronto Raptors Friday night, May 17. The weather may have been unseasonably cold but the Bucks are on fire. “Everybody’s going nuts,” said a fan. “Everybody’s screaming and yelling and cheering for the team. So it’s just an awesome experience to see everybody come together as a community, as a city to come to a Bucks game.” Fans packed Fiserv forum and the Deer District outside. […]

  • ‘Something in the air:’ Businesses cash in with die-hard fans — including Bucks-themed tattoos, treats

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee has gone ‘Bucks wild.’ With the team on a winning streak, area businesses are cashing in on the success. “Something in the air, man. It’s awesome,” said Bobbie Pauley, Walker’s Point Tattoo. Walker’s Point Tattoo artist, Bobbie Pauley, says more and more clients are asking for Bucks-themed ink. “It’s a lot of die-hard fans I think. A lot of people that have loved them for years and now are happy to see them do […]

  • ‘Shouldn’t have happened:’ 3 sought in connection with string of school burglaries in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE —The Milwaukee Police Department needs your help identifying three young men wanted in connection with two burglaries — one at Brown Street Academy and the other at Auer Avenue School.  According to police, on May 13, the men forced entry into Brown Street Academy at 1:24 a.m. and Auer Avenue School and 2:30 a.m. They removed property — money and electronics. The first man was described as black, 18 to 20 years old, 6’ tall, 150 pounds, wearing a […]

  • Crash on I-94 near Highway K in Racine County involved 2 SUVs, semi; 3 hurt

    RACINE COUNTY — A serious crash between two SUVs and semi shut down all lanes of I-41 SB/94 EB near Highway K in Mount Pleasant for hours on Tuesday, May 14. It led to big backups — with traffic at a standstill. Adding to the frustration was construction in the area that prevented drivers from using the off-ramps to exit I-94. For some, the rules of the road were thrown out the window. “It was something different. I’ve never, ever […]

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