Stephanie is an Emmy award-winning journalist and currently the anchor of FOX6 News at 4, 6 & 9 p.m.

Philly raised with Packers pride — that may be the best way to sum up my ties to the Milwaukee area. I wasn’t born in Wisconsin nor have I ever lived in the Badger State until now. But my father grew up in Whitefish Bay and ingrained the Cheesehead mentality into me and my three younger siblings since day one. My parents’ basement in Bucks County, PA is full of old school Brett Favre gear and of course Aaron Rodgers. Sorry Eagles… you never really performed anyway.

I’ve been in the TV business since before I even graduated from Penn State University spending time at WCAU-NBC10 in Philadelphia in the investigative unit and Entertainment Tonight/The Insider in New York City.

Before coming to FOX6, I was the morning anchor at News10 ABC and FOX23 in Albany, NY. I moved to the Empire State’s capital city from Huntington, WV where I worked as an anchor/reporter for WSAZ (NBC) Newschannel 3 covering breaking news in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. One of my most memorable stories was reporting live on the 2010 Athens, Ohio tornado that devastated an entire community. Before working in West Virginia, I started my television career as a reporter in Erie, PA at WSEE (CBS) and after a few months became the anchor of Mornings Live with Stephanie & Ray. While in Erie, I was also the business anchor/reporter for One Caribbean Weather – a 24/7 news and weather channel based in Erie that was broadcast to 37 countries in the Caribbean and Central America. During this time, I extensively anchored and reported on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

A daredevil at heart, I am never afraid to try anything once. Being a competitive figure skater since the age of 7, I have a true love for sports and athletics as a whole and I love helping viewers find their own ways to happier and healthier lives.

I am so happy to be here in Milwaukee especially because my grandfather still lives in the area working as a Professor of Dentistry at Marquette University (let’s just say he’s a tad happy we moved here!). Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband Joe and our son Jack taking walks on the lakeshore with our Portuguese Water Dog, Rileigh.

I would love to hear from you so if you have a story idea or would just like to say hi, please do!

Twitter: @StephGradyTV
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Recent Articles
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    ‘Does God deal in coincidences?’ Religious items miraculously salvaged from Trinity church fire

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  • Bucks’ Alex Lasry hopes to put ‘Milwaukee on the map in a way that it hasn’t been’

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  • ‘Wisconsin is kind of old school:’ Some say ‘the law has not kept up with the science’ of surrogacy

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  • Features inside Fiserv Forum ‘wow’ fans

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  • County executive says officials have plan to preserve 9 MCTS bus routes slated to be cut

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  • West Allis police looking for 3 people after woman claims she was recorded in bathroom

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  • “Totally different technology:” How doctors are genetically modifying patients’ bodies to fight cancer

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  • Most wishes that Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grants involve travel, including Peter Schmig’s

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  • “I’m one of those exceptions:” Catholic priest is married with 8 children; here’s how that’s possible

    WHITEFISH BAY — Food has a way of bringing people together — in nourishment, in service and in just plain ‘ole good company. The fish fry at Holy Family Catholic Church in Whitefish Bay is one of the best around, according to those who have devoured the golden, fried cod. At the fish fry, there is a sense of community.  Some would even argue it is an extension of family that comes together for the meal and fellowship. There is one thing […]

  • “Another avenue to get drugs:” Parents of opioid overdose victim warn others of ‘dark web’

    MILWAUKEE — More and more people are becoming hooked on pain killers every day — and now, the internet is giving addicts another way to access drugs. Police say in many cases, with a simple click of a mouse, drugs are being delivered right to their door steps. Will Doerhoff’s problem began with prescription pill abuse — a trend that has become synonymous with the opioid epidemic. “They would crush the pills up and smoke them or they would crush […]

  • “Part of summer they won’t miss:” What keeps people coming back to Summerfest year after year

    MILWAUKEE — For a lot of people, Summerfest is a tradition. It’s something they plan around vacations, family get-togethers, and nights out with friends. What keeps those thousands of people coming back? Sarah Smith Pancheri, VP of sales and marketing said she can’t wait to welcome Milwaukee and everyone from across the world to this year’s 50th anniversary celebration. One spot that’s a unique place to play or see music? “The BMO Harris Pavilion is where the lagoon and lake converge,” […]

  • NTSB report: Blimp crash near Erin Hills happened after pilot tried to return to airport amid high wind

    ERIN — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday, June 26th released its preliminary report after a blimp went down during the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 15th near Erin Hills Golf Course. The crash was a result of tears to the blimp’s envelope. It happened around 11:15 a.m., and the blimp’s pilot was seriously injured. He had to be taken to the hospital via Flight for Life. The NTSB’s report says the Gefa-Flug AS-105-GD thermal airship […]

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