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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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    MILWAUKEE — Incumbent Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul met Sunday, Oct. 14 for their second debate ahead of the Nov. 6 election. During the debate, the candidates shared their thoughts on the potential legalization of medical marijuana in Wisconsin. “We have enough people driving drunk. We do not need more driving under the influence of marijuana,” said Schimel. “Legalize medical marijuana. Good source of revenue, and studies indicated less problems with opioids,” said Kaul.   […]

  • ‘A team effort:’ West Allis first responders save man’s life after heart attack, crash

    WEST ALLIS — Just before midnight in September, Michael Scharf doesn’t remember first responders breaking his window, pulling him out or attempting to find a pulse. Scharf, 52, had just suffered a heart attack and West Allis police officers were the first to find him, locked inside of his car that had just crashed. “He wasn’t breathing, couldn’t find a pulse at all,” said Officer Daniel Foy of the West Allis Police Department. Officer Foy and other responding officers began […]

  • Sheboygan man accused of shaking infant, causing bleeding on brain

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  • Milwaukee streetcar involved in minor crash on Jackson between Juneau and State

    MILWAUKEE — One of Milwaukee’s streetcars was involved in a minor crash on Tuesday morning, Oct. 9 on Jackson Street between Juneau and State. According to the Milwaukee Department of Public Works, the door to a vehicle parked on the west side of Jackson was opened into the lane of traffic, resulting in contact between the vehicle’s door and the streetcar. No one was hurt — though DPW officials said there was minor damage to both vehicles. “I’m not too […]

  • MPD officers begin foot, bike patrols on south side: ‘Allows us to see how we can help’

    MILWAUKEE — A new initiative kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 7 involving 21 Milwaukee police officers patrolling 17 south side neighborhoods on foot and on bicycle. The job of a Milwaukee police officer involves a lot of unpredictability. “Anything can happen at any moment,” said Officer Richard Klarkowski. FOX6 News caught up with Officer Klarkowski and Sgt. Kieran Sawyer as this new “beat cop” initiative kicked off Sunday on the city’s south side. Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Jose Perez […]

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    WAUKEGAN — Officials with the City of Waukegan, Illinois on Monday, Oct. 8 announced a four-foot alligator was found in Lake Michigan — discovered by a kayaker! They posted a photo of the gator on Facebook, and said “it’s not every day someone reports an alligator in Lake Michigan — and the report is true.” “Too warm! Been a warm summer. The alligators…” said Chris Fischbach, with a laugh as he fished in Waukegan Harbor Monday. Police took a call, […]

  • MPD assistant chief subject of internal investigation involving a female officer

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  • ‘It’s fabulous:’ Die-hard fans stand in rain to welcome Brewers home from Wrigley

    MILWAUKEE — Loyal Milwaukee Brewers fans stood in the rain Monday night, Oct. 1 to welcome the team home from Wrigley Field, where they became Central Division champions after defeating the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Monday afternoon. Some also wanted to get their hands on some Brew Crew gear at the Brewers Team Store, slated to be open all night long! “It’s fabulous for the city. It’s exciting,” said Paula Gallitz. “We played over 150 games and now it’s down to […]

  • Man accused of causing harm to a child arrested again for similar offense

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