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As a sixth-grade student in Franklin, my school chose me to ‘anchor’ our daily newscasts. At the time, I was excited for playground popularity, but I quickly realized that this would be my career moving forward. I’ve come to love the responsibility and search for truth that comes with journalism since then, and I’m excited to continue that work here at FOX6 — the station my family watched growing up here.

My journey back to Wisconsin opened my eyes to life outside the Midwest. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Professional Journalism (Ski U Mah!), I began my career as a General Assignment Reporter at KNBN-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota, in 2016 before climbing the ranks to Weekend Anchor/Reporter and then Main Anchor. While there, I became one of the first reporters to enroll in wildland firefighter training, giving me unique access to the fire lines during some of the state’s most devastating fires. My reports also explored growth in South Dakota’s historic towns, in-depth look at crimes and more.

From there, I joined the staff at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as a Reporter and Fill-In Anchor in 2018. Life in that state, at the base of Pikes Peak, was incredible and working there was too. I spent an entire year reporting on the Kelsey Berreth case, from the missing person report to arrests and a high-profile murder trial, in addition to being. My work on the case was featured on an episode of Dateline. In addition, I was the station’s point-person on many natural disasters and shed light on growing pains related to public safety in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.

While I really enjoyed the West, there’s nothing quite like coming home to advance a career and be closer to friends and family. I joined the FOX6 team as a Multimedia Journalist in early 2020.

I’ve always been a news junkie, but outside of that, my support for the Packers, Bucks and Brewers has never wavered! You can always fine me catching a game. I also enjoy staying active, whether that’s working out, hitting the hiking trail or just going for a stroll along the Lakefront. I’m a fan of finding new restaurants, watching binge-worthy shows and a good podcast.

It’s been special to see so many areas of Milwaukee revitalize themselves from afar, and I’m excited to be part of that moving forward. If you have a story idea, feel free to contact me!

Recent Articles
  • ‘Coming together:’ Crowds march across Milwaukee for 7th day of protests

    MILWAUKEE — Protesters gathered for the seventh day in a row to march for justice in the case of George Floyd. On Thursday afternoon, June 4, protestors gathered at Cathedral Square to peacefully protest on the city’s east side. The march started around 4 p.m. near Kilbourn Avenue and Jackson Street as protesters worked their way east on Kilbourn and north on Prospect Avenue. HAPPENING NOW: Day 7 of protests continues in Milwaukee. This peaceful march just left Cathedral Square […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: A Cry for Racial Equality and Justice

    MILWAUKEE — It’s been six days and six nights of protests in Milwaukee. The civil unrest follows the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis, calling for racial equality and justice. In this special edition of Open Record, the FOX6 Investigators invite two FOX6 colleagues on the episode: Reporter Sam Kraemer and Photojournalist Vanshay Murdock. The pair have been on the front lines, covering recent protests in and around Milwaukee. So, six days in, what do things look like in […]

  • ‘Stand up against what’s wrong:’ Protesters march for 6th straight day in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Two groups of protesters became one on Wednesday night, June 3 in Milwaukee — the sixth consecutive day of protests over the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and the second straight night with no curfew in Milwaukee. The first group started at Humboldt Park near Howell Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side Wednesday afternoon, and later marched up the 16th Street Viaduct and down Wisconsin Avenue. The second group started at Gordon Park […]

  • Hundreds gather for peaceful protest organized by Islamic Society of Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has led to protests across the country. For the sixth straight day, that included Milwaukee. FOX6 News saw people take to the city’s streets in large numbers on Wednesday, June 3. Among them were a number of people with the Islamic Society of Milwaukee. Hundreds were on hand for the event organized by teens with the Islamic Society. They marched — mostly on the sidewalks — from the mosque near 13th […]

  • MCSO: ‘Number of arrests made’ as protesters take to Hoan Bridge, force closure of freeway

    MILWAUKEE — Law enforcement responded to the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee on Tuesday evening as protesters entered I-794 and started blocking traffic, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said. MCSO shut down the bridge in both directions around 6:20 p.m. The eastbound side reopened around 7:50 p.m., while the westbound side remained closed as authorities attempted to work remaining protesters off the interstate. A number of arrests were made, the sheriff’s office said, but did not have a specific number as […]

  • Racine high school senior ready to take on ‘the greatest challenge’ at West Point

    RACINE — Service to our country. It is an honor Jordan Tucker’s family knows better than most. Now, the Racine St. Catherine’s senior will keep his family’s legacy alive. That is because he is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. What began as just another day of classes at Racine St. Catherine’s back in February suddenly became the next chapter in a story of family values, service, and legacy for Tucker. “At first, I wasn’t really… It […]

  • ‘People are struggling:’ Milwaukee area realtor creates home-cooked meals for families in need

    MILWAUKEE — At the start of the pandemic, a Milwaukee area realtor turned to home-cooked meals to help families in need. It is a project that continues to grow. From the beginning, Rochelle Gamauf just wanted to give back. “We have one guy that lost his wife, and it’s very simple for him to just put the food in his oven, and he’s got a meal for him,” Gamauf said. But over the last ten weeks, what began as an […]

  • Who needs SpaceX?! Model rocket tradition continues at Hales Corners school despite pandemic

    HALES CORNERS — While the world waits for Saturday’s delayed SpaceX launch, eighth-graders at Hales Corners Lutheran School put their own model rockets to the test Thursday morning. The method may not be ideal, but student Bridget Blaha and her classmates have learned Newton’s laws of physics through a hands-on experiment over the last few weeks. “It’s definitely a lot easier in a classroom, because you can ask questions if you’re confused. Otherwise, you have to do a Zoom call […]

  • Caught on camera: Fight on lakefront causes concern by officials over social distancing

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched for a report of a large fight on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Tuesday evening, May 26. When they arrived on the scene around 8 p.m., deputies observed a fight and several disturbances, officials say. Video of the incident was captured on a cellphone by someone nearby. The sheriff’s office indicates the fight was broken up — and the crowds dispersed without any further incident. WARNING: Some of the language in the video […]

  • Racine Unified makes sure students get mental health support they need: ‘Mind, body and spirit’

    RACINE — For many of us, stress levels are at an all-time high due to the anxiety of being stuck at home along with the uncertainty of the future because of COVID-19. That holds especially true for students, whose routines have been completely changed. Dr. Leah Featherstone’s wellness office is a space meant for personal connection as part of mental health therapy. It is a job, like many, that is now much tougher during the coronavirus pandemic. “The shift to virtual […]

  • Health guidelines in place, Dodge County Flea Market delivers ‘sense of normality’ amid pandemic

    BEAVER DAM — For the first time since the “Safer at Home” order began, the Dodge County Flea Market and Craft Fair returned to the county fairgrounds and was well attended on Saturday, May 23. Organizers took extra steps to protect patrons from COVID-19 on the reopening day. His jokes are in midseason form, but for vendor Doug Ninmann, the chance to deal at the market again was all he needed after weeks spent inside and away from people during […]

  • ‘Informed but difficult decisions:’ Officials unveil ‘Forward Racine’ guide for reopening businesses

    RACINE — For the first time in more than two months, Janna Coca prepares to welcome customers back to Tangles Salon Studio in downtown Racine. “We are so excited. Our clients — they’ve been very patient with us — but everyone wants to get in,” Coca said. After installing hand sanitizing stations and developing a plan – the salon will open Tuesday. The first available day under “Forward Racine” – the city’s new plan and public health order, which allows […]

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