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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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    MILWAUKEE — After a tumultuous 11 months on the job, the executive director of the Fire and Police Commission submitted her letter of resignation, and on Wednesday, July 8, she spoke with FOX6 News about why, and high-profile cases still in the hands of the FPC. “It’s just the right time for me to step back and let someone else take the charge and lead,” said Griselda Aldrete. Aldrete is the fourth FPC leader in three years to resign, writing […]

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  • Milwaukee FPC chairman had ‘mixed interest’ in sex assault case, investigator says

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    MILWAUKEE — Over 70 Milwaukee businesses have joined together and written a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Cavalier Johnson, calling on them to require that masks be worn by patrons and workers in public spaces including stores, theaters, museums, restaurants and bars (while not consuming food or beverages) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “I have very close ties to Italy, we know how it affected Italy and how it affected certain countries around the […]

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    WAUWATOSA — All over Wauwatosa on Thursday, June 18, calls for justice could be heard as the families of three people — all of whom were killed by the same Wauwatosa police officer — filed citizen complaints. “Every day you’re going to grieve,” said Jay Anderson Sr. “You’re going to grieve every day.” Four years after Jay Anderson Jr.’s death, his family filed a citizen complaint against the officer who killed him. They say Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah has […]

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