Like the time, talent and effort that goes into an intricate quilt, Suzanne Spencer lives that philosophy through her in-depth reporting as a journalist, giving careful attention to every detail of the storytelling process.
Before moving to Wisconsin, Suzanne began her career at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana as a multimedia journalist covering northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. She quickly moved up through the ranks and was promoted to the 10/11PM anchor and special projects reporter.
While she was there, she was honored for her work by the Associated Press. She won first place in best feature, and other awards for best series and best continuing coverage.
Suzanne reported on several big stories, like a shooting that left two bailiffs dead at a Michigan courthouse and a corruption case against a local sheriff. In a special report, Suzanne uncovered female veterans in northern Indiana don’t have access to a gynecologic provider.
Suzanne’s heart beats for the human connections in her reports, while keeping her curious nature at the forefront of her journalist duties.
She grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle where she was an English Writing major. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, where she attempts to cook, sew and enjoys trying new restaurants.
She’s thrilled to join the FOX6 team and bring you meaningful stories that impact you and your families.
MILWAUKEE — A beloved Milwaukee police officer will be remembered for his 18 years of service to the community. To his widow, her life is forever changed. “They’ve been with us throughout the journey on Wednesday. They really stepped in. The officers, their wives, they’ve just kept me going,” said Dayna Lentz, Officer Lentz’s widow. Officer Mark Lentz spent 14 years on a motorcycle as a police officer. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, he passed away from health issues. “When he […]
MILWAUKEE — After 18 years of service to the Milwaukee Police Department, officers are honoring a brother in blue. Officer Mark Lentz died from health issues. Lentz worked out of the Specialized Patrol Division. He spent 14 years riding motorcycles as an officer. He passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 18. On Thursday, police officials spoke about Lentz’s impact on them. In August 2017, Officer was on the job when he was struck by a vehicle that kept going. The […]
KENOSHA — Upon further consideration, Superintendent Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis and Board President Dan Wade decided to reverse the decision regarding memorials for Kaylie Juga, a Kenosha Unified School District spokeswoman announced late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18. Upcoming events will be allowed to occur as planned, the spokeswoman said. A Change.org petition was created after KUSD officials said they “will not sanction any memorials or acknowledgements because it would be legally required to do so for all students involved in order […]
MILWAUKEE — Inside a quiet Milwaukee apartment, the answering machine slowly filled with messages from Steven Traindl’s loved ones and co-workers: “Steve, this is Phil again. Where are you? Please give the store a call.” Traindl, 30, was nowhere to be found on that October day back in 1988. He was scheduled to work at Ace Hardware in Franklin and didn’t show up to his shift. Another message echoed on his answering machine, “I suppose you probably already know that Phil […]
KENOSHA — A group of Kenosha cheerleaders wanted to honor their friend, Kaylie Juga, who was brutally murdered on May 9, but officials with the Kenosha Unified School District said, not so fast. The cheerleaders wanted to honor Juga at the football game Friday, Sept. 20 at Bradford High School. KUSD officials sought legal advice, issuing a long statement Tuesday, Sept. 17 — not saying more than that. Those who knew and loved Juga didn’t want to stay quiet. “Everybody […]
MILWAUKEE — Another young person in Milwaukee is dead by gunfire, and an even younger suspect is accused of pulling the trigger. The shooting happened on near 13th and Harrison late night Sunday, Aug. 25. The accused is 15-year-old Jose Orta — who is charged with the following criminal counts: First degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon Attempt robbery, armed (use of force) Friends of Terren Fezer say his smile at age 22, hadn’t changed from their teen years. […]
MILWAUKEE — The attorney for a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, who is accused of holding a mother and son from the Philippines as servants, is denying the allegations against his client. Christian Mothershead worked as a teacher at Hamilton High School in Milwaukee. While he was in school, a call for help came from inside his West Allis home. “My client is in shock, he vehemently is going to defend himself and fight these charges,” said Joseph Seifert, Mothershead’ attorney. […]
WEST ALLIS — West Allis police on Friday, Aug. 30 reported five incidents in six days involving BB guns being fired at pedestrians and property. The first incident occurred on Aug. 23 around 11:30 p.m., when a pedestrian was struck near 62nd and Orchard. Two pedestrians were struck on Aug. 28 — the first around 4:50 p.m. near 70th and Washington, and the second 10 minutes later, around 5 p.m. near 74th and Madison. That same day, a citizen reported […]
WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County man faces charges for allegedly stealing from a garage behind Papa Stache’s Pub in Big Bend. The accused is 56-year-old Douglas Heacox — and he faces the following criminal counts: Burglary of a building or dwelling, repeater Disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon, repeater According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement was dispatched to the pub on Saturday for a report of a burglary. The caller advised that the suspect was breaking into the garage […]
MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Tuesday, Aug. 27 against Novel Foster, 31, of Milwaukee, accused in the shooting death of Anthony Moton, 36, on Aug. 22 near 10th and Burleigh. Prosecutors said it happened after Moton’s girlfriend called him to the scene, after she and another woman suspected Foster was looking at them. Foster faces one count of second degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. According to […]
MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Friday, Aug. 23 against Jamon Washington, 23, of Milwaukee, facing one count of first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon for the shooting death of Maurice Grimes, 18. Grimes was shot and killed on Aug. 14, and prosecutors said it was retaliation — with Washington believing Grimes was responsible for a burglary at his home six days before the shooting at 7th and Pierce. From a young age, Maurice Grimes loved learning how […]
OAK CREEK — A major crash between an SUV and motorcycle left drivers stranded for hours on I-94 northbound Friday afternoon, Aug. 23. The freeway mess ended with a manhunt and arrest of a fleeing driver involved. Traffic started flowing again with lanes reopening just before 9 p.m. “I’m just thankful I was stopped before I was in the accident,” said Robin Abel, stranded driver from West Bend. Some drivers were left with nowhere to go, except a detour to […]