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Sharita Erves joined FOX6 in September 2011 as the weekend morning anchor. She’s thrilled about moving to Milwaukee.

Erves graduated from the University of Georgia where she majored in broadcast news and minored in political science.

Shortly after graduation, Erves began working as a news reporter nearly 2,200 miles away from home in ” Big Sky Country,” Montana. She covered a wide range of news stories including massive wildfires during her tenure at KPAX-TV. One of her most memorable experiences as a reporter was flying over the Jocko Lakes Fire in a helicopter. After reporting at KPAX, Sharita spent three years as the morning anchor at WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi. Sharita reported live from the field covering the aftermath of a deadly tornado that devastated Yazoo County. She also spent more than six hours straight on the anchor desk bringing viewers wall-to-wall coverage about Hurricane Gustav. During her college years, Sharita started preparing early for a career in broadcast journalism. News is in her blood, and she’s very passionate about journalism. In Atlanta, she spent two summers interning at CNN Headline News. She also interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as KPRC-TV inHouston, Texas.

Sharita hails from Atlanta, Georgia where she lived most of her life. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the southern states during her free time.

When Sharita isn’t anchoring and reporting, her favorite pastime is traveling. Sharita’s favorite hobbies include ice skating and oil painting.

One of her goals is to learn how to play the piano.

Recent Articles
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    Often, after the show, Cassandra will stop by Joanne Fabrics. And, on one such trip, Cassandra met Ethel White. About ten years ago Ethel visited the Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibit of the Fee’s Bend quilts. Ethel was so impressed with what she saw and taught herself to quilt. So, how much time does this new hobby take?

  • Andy Nelson discusses effort to save restaurant facing closure

    Andy Nelson joins Real Milwaukee to talk about an effort to save an area restaurant that is facing closure. Andy also discusses Jillian Michaels’ May 5th appearance in Milwaukee. CLICK HERE for more information.    

  • Political analyst: What can voters take away from DNC?

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Democratic National Convention officially got underway Tuesday, September 4th — with first lady Michelle Obama, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (among others) set to speak. FOX6 News spoke with a political analyst about what voters can expect to take away from the Convention, as the latest polls show the presidential race in a dead heat. Democrats say the Party platform articulates President Barack Obama’s vision for moving the country forward […]

  • Large-scale Lake Michigan search effort to end Monday night

    PORT WASHINGTON — Officials say they’re dealing with a recovery mission as of Monday, September 3rd in their search for a teenage boy missing and presumed drowned in Lake Michigan off the shores of Port Washington. Officials said Monday evening Monday would be the last day in the large-scale search effort, though police will patrol the shoreline in the hopes of recovering the body. The Port Washington Fire Chief identified the boy as Port Washington High School freshman Tyler Buczek.  Friends say […]

  • 8th Annual ‘Put the Guns Down Festival’ held in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Neighbors in Milwaukee are joining forces to combat violence. They gathered Sunday, September 2nd for the 8th Annual “Put the Guns Down Festival” at King Park in Milwaukee. The hope is to spread the message of peace, and put and end to gun violence. “A lot of folks were just dealing with the loss of their family and friends, and wanted to do something to promote peace,” festival organizer Jayme Montgomery Baker said. This year’s festival comes on […]

  • Custom bike show at the Harley-Davidson Museum draws large crowds

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of motorcycles converged on Milwaukee this Labor Day Weekend, for a weekend full of excitement.  The Harley-Davidson Museum hosted a Custom Bike Show as part of the 12th annual “Milwaukee Rally.” Some people traveled thousands of miles to be there.  “We just love it here.  We wouldn’t miss this for the world,” Toni Pizzino said. Toni and her husband, David, came all the way from South Carolina for this weekend’s events. The Harley-Davidson Museum’s Custom Bike Show […]

  • Sheboygan Co. Fair officials on lookout for swine flu

    SHEBOYGAN CO. — The number of reported swine flu cases in Wisconsin is up to 15 as of Friday, August 31st. State officials say people who got sick had been around pigs at fairs. The Sheboygan County Fair has veterinarians monitoring the animals. “We are obviously aware of the swine flu situation. We are keeping a close eye in the pigs. We are really doing the same things we’ve done for many years at the fair with our surveillance we […]

  • Death of Kenosha woman investigated as homicide

    KENOSHA — The death of 26-year-old Lisa Mezera, whose body was found in a cemetery in the town of Somers, is now being investigated as a homicide. Officials have not named a suspect in this case. But they do have a person of interest. But the Kenosha County Sheriff says that person is already in custody for another crime that does not have anything to do with this investigation. Annie Collins was a neighbor of Mezera. She says Mezera was […]

  • Investigators identify victim found in Kenosha cemetery

    KENOSHA — Investigators identified on Monday afternoon the body that was found in a Kenosha cemetery. She is 26-year-old Lisa Mezera. Mezera’s body was found inside the B’Nai Zedek Cemetery in the town of Somers on Sunday, August 19th. Officials say she had been beaten and strangled. Mezera was last seen by her father around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Mezera’s father reported her missing early Monday morning after he grew concerned when Lisa wasn’t home and he heard a woman’s body was found at […]

  • Milwaukee Irish Fest draws large crowd

    MILWAUKEE —  The 32nd Annual Milwaukee Irish Fest wrapped up Sunday, August 19th.   Crowds had the opportunity to see exciting performances including the Glencastle Irish Dancers.  One of this year’s highlights was the Bluegrass Music Showcase.  “We’re showcasing Bluegrass because it has its roots in Northern Ireland, and when the people came and settled in Appalachian and Kentucky, they brought their music with them.  So, we’re showing the similarities between what is considered American roots music as well as Bluegrass […]

  • Large groups turn out for motorcycle ride to honor victim

    FRANKLIN — Community members are showing their support for a family whose son was fatally stabbed in Racine County.   Dozens of bikers geared up for the 2nd Annual Jonathan Kwiatkowski Memorial Ride to honor him.  He was killed in 2011.  Proceeds from the ride go the Jonathan Kwiatkowski Memorial Fund.  His parents, Tim and Lori, are using the money to make a positive impact.  “We’re using today’s event as kind of the kick-off of our give back to the community. […]

  • Man arrested after suspected kidnapping

    MILWAUKEE — Officers narrowly escape injury after a short chase ends on Milwaukee’s south side Thursday night. Police say a man suspected of kidnapping his own stepdaughter rammed into a squad car. Milwaukee police say 22-year-old Kiara Freeman’s stepfather, Tonnie Tolliver, took her from a home near 82nd and Capitol Tuesday. Officers spotted the car Tolliver was in Thursday and tried to pull it over. Police say he rammed a patrol car that tried to stop him, but he was […]

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