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.

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Recent Articles
  • Man tries to escape from police custody after they saved his life in crash 

    HALES CORNERS — A police chase that began in Hales Corners, ended with a flipped car and the driver thrown into a ditch in Franklin. The incident, which happened back in November of 2018, started with a stolen car out of Milwaukee. Dash camera video captured the entire pursuit. Before the police officer could say anything, the driver of the stolen Nissan nearly missed a Hales Corners’ sergeant before hitting another car and taking off. “Heading back out onto 108, […]

  • Hales Corners fire captain says he ‘categorically’ denies accusations leveled by chief

    HALES CORNERS — Hales Corners Fire Chief Martin Freibergs has leveled serious accusations against one of his fire captains, alleging two instances of misconduct within about a month. Captain John Wagner has been placed on paid leave and has denied the allegations, saying he looks forward to giving his account of what happened. In a letter dated March 4, Chief Freibergs asked the Fire and Police Commission to fire Captain Wagner immediately because of two unrelated incidents. In a 12-page […]

  • ‘Miss my wife every day:’ Sole survivor speaks out 5 months after tree fell onto SUV

    RACINE COUNTY — Five months after a freak accident that took his wife’s life, Bill Martin, the lone survivor, shared with FOX6 News on Tuesday, March 19 how he’ll move forward. Martin, 51, received injuries to his spinal cord, brain and limbs after a tree fell onto their car Oct. 20, 2018. Doctors told him he’d never walk again, but he’s determined to prove them wrong. “I want to walk again,” said Martin. “I want to walk my dog, run […]

  • ‘A humanitarian issue:’ Vigil held on Marquette campus for 50 killed at New Zealand mosques

    MILWAUKEE — Marquette University on Monday evening, March 18 hosted a vigil honoring the 50 victims who lost their lives in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand Friday, March 15. The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist […]

  • $1M cash bond for Dariaz Higgins in fatal shooting of Sierra Robinson, abduction of Noelani

    MILWAUKEE — The man accused of abducting 2-year-old Noelani Robinson and fatally shooting Sierra Robinson, 24, made his initial court appearance Sunday, March 17. Cash bond was set at $1 million. Higgins faces one count of first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon in connection with the fatal shooting of Sierra Robinson that happened March 11 near 91st and Mill. He faces one count of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon in connection with […]

  • ‘The car is floating:’ Rising water on roadways creates need for rescues in Ozaukee County

    OZAUKEE COUNTY — Emergency responders have been conducting water rescues in Ozaukee County on Friday, March 15. Water was pouring out of a car in Saukville — as first responders rescued a woman who drove into high water. “I was here and she was about a quarter mile down the road. But I could see her cause the road ‘S’ curves. You could see the car just starting to rotate,” said Paul Krauska of Eddie’s Service. Krauska’s towing company and […]

  • Tempers flare at public meeting to move state youth prison to Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — A new juvenile detention facility in Milwaukee is sparking outrage from those who would live nearby. The site has been selected but the sale has not gone through, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Just north of an old gas station at Teutonia and Mill, Gov. Tony Evers announced the site will house 32 of the most violent juvenile offenders in the state. It’s one of four locations that will replace the troubled Lincoln Hills. “The general […]

  • ‘People are amazed:’ Wauwatosa’s historic log cabin to be moved 1 mile by truck

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa’s historic log cabin was set to be moved Wednesday night, March 13 from one part of town to another after delays for two months. There was plenty of excitement ahead of the big move. “I have never seen a truck move a house!” said 7-year-old Carl Borden. “People are just amazed,” said Rusty Childs with Heritage Movers. “Once you get over two dollies it’s a pretty heavy load. We’re gonna drive it around and up the street.” The […]

  • ‘You were dead!’ Nurse who happened to stop at Walgreens saved man who OD’d on heroin

    MILWAUKEE — There were some tense moments in a Walgreens parking lot near 91st and Good Hope Road on Friday, March 8.  Donna Davis just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Davis is a licensed practical nurse studying to become a registered nurse. She needed something from Walgreens and stopped at one she doesn’t normally go to. She heard a woman yelling and noticed a man lifeless in the front seat of a vehicle. “He had […]

  • Dems pick Milwaukee for 2020 convention over Miami, Houston

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, selecting a battleground state that unexpectedly helped deliver President Donald Trump to the White House as the site of a presidential nomination that could oust him. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez chose Milwaukee over Houston and Miami after deliberations lingered longer than party leaders or officials from the three finalist cities had expected. “This choice is a statement of our values,” Perez said in a statement. “The […]

  • Mayor Barrett ‘to celebrate Milwaukee’ in ‘State of the City’ address at Fiserv Forum

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will lay out the city’s challenges and progress Monday, March 11 during his annual “State of the City” address. On Sunday, March 10, FOX6 News spoke with Mayor Barrett about the major topics that will be included in the address that will be delivered at Fiserv Forum. “We’re very excited to be here in the Fiserv Forum. This is an exciting place, and we’re going to have hundreds of people here tomorrow to hear […]

  • Dangerous carbon monoxide levels send Milwaukee family of 4 to hospital

    MILWAUKEE — Deadly levels of carbon monoxide (CO) sent a family of four to the hospital. It happened on Milwaukee’s northwest side. “They were having symptoms of headaches and a bit disoriented,” said Battalion Chief James Hardy, with the Milwaukee Fire Department. A carbon monoxide leak brought firefighters out on a cold day to a home just north of 79th and Hampton. “Once we went inside we were able to ventilate and also find out the cause of the problem. […]

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