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, find her on Facebook: or on Twittter at @suzspencertv.

Recent Articles
  • ‘You gotta smoke my witnesses:’ Letters mistakenly intercepted reveal convicted killer’s alleged plan to kill again

    MILWAUKEE — A man convicted in a fatal shooting in December 2018 is accused, prosecutors say, of sending letters asking to kill witnesses who testified against him in his murder trial. The letters were uncovered because the Postmaster accidentally delivered them to the wrong address. Jarmell Bingham, 21, was convicted in late October of killing Terry Jones at 45th Street and Clarke Street. Three witnesses who testified in that trial, prosecutors said, were mentioned in that letter intercepted by police. […]

  • Theft of 41 iPhones from Apple Bayshore -- Terrance Beeks charged

    Prosecutors say 17-year-old was involved in theft of 41 iPhones worth $33K from Apple Bayshore

    GLENDALE — Apple Bayshore was hit by thieves not once, not twice, but three times, and prosecutors said the suspect got away with $33,318.95 worth of products. A felony charge of retail theft — intentionally taking greater than $10,000 was filed on Oct. 10 against Terrance Beeks, 17, of Chicago. Prosecutors said the three incidents happened on Sept. 11, Sept. 15, and Sept. 28. In the first incident, investigators said two males grabbed 12 display phones and ran — getting […]

  • Shane Moreno

    ‘Blows your mind:’ Prosecutors say man who stole 3 vehicles in 2 days used blowtorch to threaten victims

    MILWAUKEE — More armed robbery charges were filed Tuesday, Nov. 12 against Shane Moreno, 27, of Milwaukee — after prosecutors said he was involved in the theft of three vehicles in two days back in December 2018. Shane Moreno and his brother, Richard, were previously charged in June in connection with one of the three crimes. Prosecutors said Shane Moreno used a blowtorch in all three incidents. Shane Moreno faces two counts of robbery while armed, with threat of force, […]

  • CDC reveals breakthrough in probe of vaping illnesses: ‘It doesn’t mean this is the only answer’

    MILWAUKEE — There are new details in what health officials think may be the link to wide-spread vaping-related lung injuries and deaths. It is a picture not easy for anyone to see. “It wasn’t small. It was a large amount of damage done in a very little time,” said Dylan Nelson. “If I would have known how harmful this stuff was, that I was putting in my body, I wouldn’t have ever of done it.” “It’s uncertain right now if […]

  • Oak Creek police investigate the case of 2 men and a chicken ‘swerving all over the roadway’

    OAK CREEK — It might be the strangest game of chicken Oak Creek police have ever seen. A man and his chicken were locked up in the back of a squad. This, after they were found by police after another driver called fowl — telling 911 operators they saw “a bird or a hawk on the shoulder or arm of the driver while he was driving” and “traveling approximately 20-30 miles per hour and swerving all over the roadway.” Police […]

  • ‘Why did you invade my country?’ Hate crime charge filed against 61-year-old man in acid attack

    MILWAUKEE — A hate crime charge was filed Wednesday, Nov. 6 against a 61-year-old man who is white who is suspected of splashing battery acid on the face of a man who is Hispanic. It happened Friday, Nov. 1 near 13th Street and Cleveland Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side — following a dispute over parking. Clifton Blackwell faces one count of first-degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon, hate crime. The victim, Mahud Villalaz, 42, stood alongside his team […]

  • Police: Woman nearly spoils Halloween for Waukesha family, other residents

    WAUKESHA — On a spooky day that brings joy to many children, a woman in Waukesha nearly took the Halloween fun away for one family. The Markiewicz family has eight children. It is no easy task to outfit them all for the holiday — and everyone is wired for a good thrill. But something spooked them all before Halloween started. “He had gotten a notification on Monday saying the packages were delivered. He thought I grabbed them, I thought he […]

  • Meadowbrook Farm

    ‘Halloween is over for us:’ Snow closes Meadowbrook Farm in West Bend during busiest time of year

    WEST BEND — Snow moved into southeast Wisconsin ahead of Halloween — prompting a winter weather advisory for all of southeast Wisconsin from Wednesday night, Oct. 30 through Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31. At Meadowbrook Farm, Richard Takacs said the snow spooked his customers, leaving him with a dilemma at a very important time of the year. “My emus are up here,” said Takacs. “They’re hiding in the corner up there.” After six years at the West Bend farm, Takacs knows […]

  • Melvonta Jones, Benjamin Simms Sr.

    ‘A misunderstanding:’ Mother of man accused of fatally shooting stepfather explains why

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man stands accused of walking into his mother’s home and fatally shooting his stepfather in front of his mother and 7-year-old half-sister — a crime prosecutors said he admitted to. Less than three weeks after the Oct. 11 crime, we heard for the first time from the wife of the victim — who is also the mother of the suspect. One count of first-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon was filed Oct. 15 against […]

  • Rocko

    ‘My best friend:’ Anonymous viewers offer $1,000 reward for 11-year-old’s stolen support animal

    MILWAUKEE — As a Milwaukee family unpacked items in their new home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, they noticed a crucial piece of their family was missing. Their dog, Rocko, was stolen along with several other items from their home near 95th Street and Thurston Avenue. Soon after that story aired, an anonymous FOX6 viewer offered to help, contributing a $500 reward for the return of 7-year-old Rocko. On Saturday, Oct. 26,  a second anonymous donor has offered $500 more bringing […]

  • Memorial for children killed in hit-and-run near 22nd and Center

    ‘A hard thing to see:’ Man says hit-and-run driver who struck kids sped past him at red light

    MILWAUKEE — Three children simply walking home Thursday evening, Oct. 24 were struck by a hit-and-run driver near 22nd Street and Center Street. By Friday afternoon, Milwaukee police announced persons of interest were in custody, and a vehicle was recovered in connection with this investigation. FOX6 News spoke with a family, including children, who witnessed the whole thing. Police said a 6-year-old girl died as a result of the crash. The medical examiner on Friday night officially identified the 6-year-old […]

  • Missouri farmer charged in killing of Wisconsin brothers due in court Thursday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is a new twist in the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers killed in Missouri. A 25-year-old Missouri cattle farmer facing charges in connection to their July deaths is set to appear in court on Thursday, Oct. 24. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Garland Nelson of Braymer is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is also charged with two counts of abandonment of a corpse, two counts of tampering with physical […]

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