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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.

Suzanne would love to hear from you! Send her story tips at Suzanne.spencer@fox6now.com, find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzannespencertv/ or on Twittter at @suzspencertv.


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  • Deputies arrest felons with firearms after separate pursuits in Milwaukee over the weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies in separate pursuits on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 arrested felons with firearms. The first happened Saturday, July 14 around 4:40 a.m. According to sheriff’s officials, deputies spotted a vehicle stopped in the right distress lane on I-94 westbound near General Mitchell Boulevard. The emergency flashers were on, the trunk open and a man was standing at the rear of the vehicle. As the deputy approached, the man closed the trunk, got in the […]

  • Master Sgt. Stephen Randall dies due to injuries suffered in crash on I-43 on Fourth of July

    MILWAUKEE– The medical examiner on Sunday, July 15 confirmed for FOX6 News Master Sergeant Stephen Randall, an Army veteran and beloved ROTC instructor at Hamilton High School died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on I-43 on the Fourth of July. An Illinois man is facing charges, accused of striking and then backing over Randall, who was riding his motorcycle Wednesday, July 4. Cornelius McShane, 66, of Freeport, Ill. faces one count of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle (great bodily […]

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  • ‘They had this planned:’ Woman says suspects stole her car after coaxing her to put her own lawnmower in her trunk

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