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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.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘We can do something about this:’ Milwaukee officials echo new guidance to limit COVID-19 spread

    MILWAUKEE — The CDC announced Friday that it supports wearing a cloth face-covering — especially in areas with high rates of community-based transmission. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett supports that recommendation and urges people to save the N95 masks for those in the medical field. “If you’re going to cover your face and you thought it was a good idea to cover your face, you can cover it with a scarf or something else,” Barrett said. Milwaukee’s positive cases continue to […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: What they’re not telling you

    MILWAUKEE — During this pandemic, transparency is what allows us to hold leaders accountable and get context for the other information we have and make decisions about our own health. So, why can’t some families in southeast Wisconsin get basic COVID-19 information from their loved ones’ long-term care facilities? In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Bryan Polcyn and Amanda St. Hilaire welcome FOX6’s Suzanne Spencer to the episode to talk about this issue. Spencer did some digging […]

  • Milwaukee officials eye State Fair Expo Center as possible alternative care facility for COVID-19 patients

    WEST ALLIS — Local officials say Milwaukee’s COVID-19 numbers are very similar to where New York was a week ago, and that’s reason enough to prepare for extra bed space. That took them to State Fair Park. A storied place filled with joy in Wisconsin’s history, state and local leaders hope to transform the now-quiet State Fair Park into an alternative care facility for COVID-19 patients. “This is an attempt to prepare in the event we need this,” said Milwaukee […]

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    ‘We have questions:’ Long-term care facilities don’t have to release information on COVID-19 cases

    MILWAUKEE — As health officials work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, it might be more difficult than you’d think to find out if your loved one is in an infected facility. FOX6 News on Wednesday, April 1 obtained a letter from Edenbrook Lakeside in which officials shared that someone tested positive for the coronavirus, but not everyone is so forthcoming, and FOX6 News found they don’t have to be. Located on Milwaukee’s east side, Edenbrook […]

  • Milwaukee County officials continue search for success in battle with COVID-19: ‘It’s moving quickly’

    MILWAUKEE — A good cookie requires some baking necessities — like eggs, flour and sugar. The recipe is far more complex, though, when it comes to finding a solution to stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We know that this is moving, and we know it’s moving quickly,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. However, Barrett knows that part of the recipe for success is a three-part equation — beds, equipment and personnel — and that one part cannot outweigh another. “That […]

  • ‘Such a kind person:’ Family remembers man who died of COVID-19 complications

    GRAFTON — In Ozaukee County, the death toll remains at three in connection to a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility. One of those victims, an 87-year-old man, lived at Village Pointe Commons with his wife. Married for 58 years, Kenneth and Elaine Going truly did not know distance when it came to love. Kenneth was a sailor during the Korean war and a longtime pharmacist. To his wife, he was her loving husband and father of their three […]

  • Care facility where 3 have died of COVID-19 is ‘doing all the right things’ according to state

    GRAFTON — It was one week ago that health officials with the Waukesha Ozaukee Public Health Department announced Ozaukee County’s first, coronavirus-related death — a resident of Village Pointe Commons. Since then, two additional residents of the long-term care facility in Grafton have died from complications of COVID-19. More than a dozen have tested positive in that facility alone, now the question becomes: How did COVID-19 get in there, and how will they stop it? “It’s likely there are others […]

  • Village Pointe Commons

    5 long-term facilities in Ozaukee, Washington counties have COVID-19 outbreaks; 6 more suspected

    GRAFTON — Officials with the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department on Wednesday, March 25 issued a third order related to long-term care facilities in Washington and Ozaukee counties “intended to limit resident exposure” to the coronavirus — as the number of confirmed cases in Grafton more than doubled. “These are people’s lives,” said Kirsten Johnson, health officer. COVID-19 at Village Pointe Commons in Grafton FOX6 News learned Wednesday of 13 positive cases at the Village Pointe Commons in Grafton — […]

  • ‘It is definitely a web:’ Milwaukee County health officials share new details as COVID-19 spreads

    MILWAUKEE — More people are testing positive for COVID-19 in Milwaukee County than anywhere else in the state. More than 390 have tested positive in the City of Milwaukee, and the number continues to grow. “It is definitely a web, like you see crime webs and detective work. It’s the same thing but related to disease,” Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said. The web of COVID-19, Kowalik says, is getting more complex — and deadly. 12 people have died across […]

  • Open Record Special Edition: Open or closed?

    MILWAUKEE — Typically, Open Record is a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of FOX6 Investigative reports. But we’re changing things up a bit for the time being: We’re bringing you the latest on our coverage of COVID-19 here in Wisconsin. We’ll bring you more frequent episodes over the next few weeks as we navigate this. In this special edition of Open Record, FOX6 Investigators Amanda St. Hilaire and Bryan Polcyn dig into Governor Evers’ statewide ‘Safer at Home’ […]

  • ‘It’s going to be detrimental:’ Questions loom for businesses as ‘Safer at Home’ order takes effect

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website shows which businesses are deemed nonessential following another statewide order aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. But FOX6 News found that people still had questions. “People are ready to go,” said Marion Accola, co-owner of Moorland Road Golf Center. “They want to get outside so badly.” At Moorland Road Golf Center, there is a quote displayed before you even head in that the most important shot in golf is […]

  • Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department orders lockdown of long-term care facilities

    GRAFTON — The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department ordered an immediate lockdown of all long-term care facilities in Washington and Ozaukee Counties Saturday, March 21. The order comes following the coronavirus-related death of a 91-year-old man at a Grafton facility on Thursday, March 19. Right now, the National Guard is there until further notice to assist staff and residents dealing with the outbreak. READ: The health officer for Washington and Ozaukee Counties orders all long-term care facilities into lockdown because […]

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