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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.

Recent Articles
  • 111 in 2018: Statistics show homicides down in Milwaukee County for 2 consecutive years

    MILWAUKEE — For two consecutive years, the number of homicides in Milwaukee County has decreased, according to records obtained from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The mother of Sandra Parks, 13, struck by a stray bullet and killed in her home said all lives impacted by violence matter. Parks was killed in her home near 13th and Hopkins on Nov. 19. “Everybody keeps saying ‘she’s gone for a reason’ and I kind of believe that, because when she died, […]

  • ‘That’s crazy:’ Some not allowed into UWM Panther Arena for graduation due to maximum capacity

    MILWAUKEE — As students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during the winter commencement ceremony at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 16, some guests weren’t allowed inside the UWM Panther Arena. Arena officials on Twitter said shortly before 11 a.m. they could no longer allow guests in due to the arena being at maximum capacity. Thank you for attending today's UWM fall graduation, Congratulations graduates! As guest safety is our number one priority, at this time […]

  • Milwaukee native opens CBD dispensary aimed at helping veterans, inner-city residents

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee native has opened a CBD dispensary aimed at helping veterans and those who live in the inner city. Elev8 Milwaukee opened Saturday, Dec. 15, and joins a growing list of CBD dispensaries in the area. “A lot of foot traffic. A lot of people in the neighborhood just curious what’s going on,” said Anthony Olivera, owner of Elev8 Milwaukee, located near 33rd and National. Olivera offers CBD products at his shop. “Anybody can sell CBD, and […]

  • Deal keeps Wisconsin Kimberly-Clark plant open

    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday, Dec. 13 one Kimberly-Clark plant in Neenah will stay open, and one will close. It’s part of a deal reached with consumer-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. worth up to $28 million over five years to keep a plant open and save nearly 400 jobs. Proud to announce that @kccorp will keep open the Cold Spring Facility in Neenah and retain nearly 400 good-paying jobs! This is a major win for the Fox Valley and for […]

  • ‘He’s stealing quarters:’ Thief accused of targeting laundromats in Milwaukee, West Allis

    MILWAUKEE — A string of burglaries in Milwaukee are connected with a common thread. Milwaukee police are now catching on to a quarter thief. At Suds your Duds on North 27th Street, they’re dealing with a different sort of dud that welcomed himself right inside. “Out of all places the laundromat,” said Catherine Wren, lives in Milwaukee. “It really is kind of scary. Not only that, it’s sad.” Milwaukee police say what one man is doing, he’s doing a lot of […]

  • ‘Couldn’t defend myself:’ Man claims security guard outside Victor’s broke his jaw

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are trying to figure out who and what prompted a fight at a bar early Sunday morning, Dec. 9. Manual Williams was one of the men involved in the fight at Victor’s on Van Buren, and left with a broken jaw. “It’s the slowest process I ever felt in my life. I was left on the concrete. Nobody helped me,” said Williams. Williams, 35, said he and two others were trying to leave early Sunday morning, when […]

  • Prosecutors: Mother faces charges after 13-year-old runaway found in handcuffs

    MILWAUKEE — A 13-year-old girl ran away from home on a cold winter night with no coat and no shoes. Her neighbors didn’t answer their doors, but others were there to help. We’re taught not to approach strangers, but strangers turned into guardian angels in this case. “Discipline is one thing, but going overboard is another. It almost stabs you in the heart, because it makes me think of what I went through,” said Shawn, a victim of abuse who […]

  • ‘Really sad:’ DNR officials work to determine best course of action for deer trapped in basement

    SHEBOYGAN FALLS — Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are trying to figure out how a deer ended up trapped in a basement. FOX6 News was on scene Sunday, Dec. 9 in Sheboygan Falls — where the deer appeared to be injured in the basement of an unfinished home. “It’s probably a yearling,” said Ron Horness, neighbor. “Which is really sad,” said Jane Horness, neighbor. Sheboygan Falls police responded after someone called wildlife rescue officials on Sunday. “This […]

  • ‘They hope Daddy can fix it:’ Girls devastated after Christmas lights snipped with wire cutters

    WAUWATOSA — A family in Wauwatosa was disappointed to find their Christmas lights had been intentionally cut in an act of vandalism. It took 10 hours to put the lights up, and they were snipped with wire cutters. The couple’s young daughters were devastated. “We love Christmas. We celebrate extensively in this house. Started out with lights on the bushes, and eventually put up, I think 30 strings of lights this year,” said Brad Czernejewski. Brad and Christine Czernejewski said they were hoping their […]

  • ‘Loved to watch her sleep:’ Prosecutors say man admitted to drugging, raping his own girlfriend

    WAUKESHA — A 20-year-old man walked into the Waukesha Police Department and said he wanted to report a crime. It was at that moment, according to police, Edgardo Nieves confessed to drugging and raping his girlfriend. Nieves faces four felony charges: False imprisonment, administering dangerous/stupefying drug, second degree sexual assault/intoxicated victim — two counts. He made his initial appearance in court on Monday, Dec. 3. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 10. Cash bond was set at $75,000. He […]

  • ‘Who’s it going to be?’ After McCarthy firing, fans eager to learn what’s next for the Packers

    SHOREWOOD — The lowly Arizona Cardinals pulled off an upset at Lambeau Field that was so much a stunner that the Green Bay Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after the game. “The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers,” Murphy said in a statement. “As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately.” Packers fans have obviously been frustrated this […]

  • Man shot by police wants more consequences for officers; ‘I had my hands up, so it’s on them’

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man shot by police says he wants more consequences for the officers who shot him. This, after the district attorney ruled the use of force was justified. Jerry Smith Jr. and his legal team stood on the steps of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29. They demanded the U.S. Attorney look into this matter. They released new video they feel will help their case. Smith survived three bullets — shot by […]