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 — Charges were filed Wednesday, July 17 against Antonio Bratcher. 39, for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of 3-year-old Brooklyn Harris. On the same day charges were filed, we heard from Brooklyn’s father for the first time about the loss of his youngest child. “I hear about it, but, I mean, I never thought it would happen to me, one of my kids,” said Shawndell Harris. Bratcher faces the following criminal charges: First degree reckless homicide, use […]
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Ten individuals stand accused in a case of mob shoplifting at the North Face store at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. As of Tuesday, July 16, six were charged, and two of the six were in custody. The other four had not been identified. The crime happened on Monday evening, July 1 — and it was caught on camera. The six men charged in connection with this case are: Earnest Hopkins, Chicago, 31 Bernard Stratton, Chicago, 28 Terrance […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers honored Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner during the game Monday night, July 15 at Miller Park vs. the Atlanta Braves. Rittner’s widow, Caroline, threw out the first pitch, and the Brewers presented her with a jersey that hung in the clubhouse during spring training. “It’s our honor to do this tonight because, as much as anything, Matthew was not only part of this community, but a big Brewers fan,” said Craig Counsell, Brewers manager. Milwaukee […]
MILWAUKEE — In a quiet neighborhood on Milwaukee’s north side, Lavelle Felton found his love for basketball. It didn’t matter which court it was, as long as he had a basketball and a few friends. His friends and family watched as his basketball career took him to junior college, to Louisiana Tech, and eventually, overseas with the European league. “What’s so tragic is, he was an all around good guy. It wasn’t supposed to happen to him,” said JD Henderson, a […]
MILWAUKEE — Two thieves broke into a home on Milwaukee’s northwest side in the middle of the day and stole a family’s beloved dog. The family is now desperate to get him back. “It’s so difficult,” said Camara Tyler. “My 4-year-old daughter is asking me, ‘Is Hash coming back from vacation?'” Siberian Husky, “Hash,” joined the Tyler family of five at seven weeks old. “Hash is very playful. Hash is very cuddly,” Tyler said. A cuddly now 5-month-old they wish […]
MILWAUKEE — Patrick Lemieux, an alleged serial burglar, has been behind bars many times before — and prosecutors said he struck yet again. For 46 years, Nick of Nick’s Auto Shop has seen just about every issue, but one came through the front door. “There he goes. Takes a couple of jumps into it,” said Jesus Chavez, owner’s stepson. Chavez said the burglar tried to get inside the business near 9th and Montana on Milwaukee’s south side. “Tried to go […]
MILWAUKEE — Three young men were caught on camera rummaging through a man’s garage in Milwaukee early Monday, July 8. Steven Michael was sleeping when they broke into his vehicle, got ahold of his garage remote, opened the garage door, and helped themselves. “I felt very, very violated, and it’s like, how brazen they were…” said Michael. Michael woke up to an alert Monday morning. “Right away, I looked at my phone, and I could see the garage was open […]
MILWAUKEE — Eighteen years to the day after a Milwaukee woman died in her home, investigators Sunday, July 7 said they believe a West Bend man was responsible for her death, but the case remains unsolved. For years, detectives combed through physical evidence, and according to police, Ronald Jones left something behind that linked him to the crime. Bernice Kadwit has rested eternally alongside her husband since 2001. She died at the age of 78 on July 7, 2001 at […]
GREENFIELD — An investigation is underway into how a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus caught fire near 76th and Layton, and sent its passengers running to safety. “It was so intense,” said Kathleen Prah, witnessed bus fire. “Real wide, orange flames. Really high, it was really startling.” Kathleen Prah wasn’t the only one who pulled over to witness the blaze. “Everybody was like, where do I go because it’s so hectic at this intersection,” said Prah. “The flames were […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is accused of stealing a woman’s SUV while armed in the city’s Bay View neighborhood on Sunday, June 23. The accused is Symmion Phillips — and this is not the first time Phillips has been booked in jail. Phillips, 18, faces the following criminal charges: Robbery, armed (threat of force), as a party to a crime Vehicle operator flee/elude officer causing damage to property According to the criminal complaint, a woman called police on June […]
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee family wants the public’s help almost two years after their loved one was killed. When 56-year-old Stanley Smith was killed, photos filled his evidence file at the Milwaukee Police Department, but Smith’s family wishes that file would be closed. “He loved his kids, grandkids, and his great grandkids,” said victim’s family member. Smith’s family is now fearful for their lives knowing what a bullet took away. “We don’t know who did it,” said the victim’s 41-year-old […]
MILWAUKEE — Day two of Summerfest will be remembered for the rain. A severe thunderstorm warning held up some performances on Thursday afternoon, June 27, but once the wet weather cleared out, people who may have left the festival turned around and went right back. “I thought it was funny that the signs are all saying ‘attention, there’s a storm.’ There’s no place to officially take cover but yet more people were streaming in than going out,” said Michell Kronschnabl. […]