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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
  • Watch: West Allis firefighters pull unresponsive victim from burning vehicle

    WEST ALLIS — Trapped in a burning car, West Allis firefighters made a miraculous rescue and it was all caught on video. According to the fire department, the incident happened on July 18 near 56th and Lincoln. A man was unconscious and trapped inside a burning vehicle. As the flames grew, the firefighters worked quickly. “Our crews quickly ran over to the car, broke the window with an ax and saw the gentleman in the front seat was still seat […]

  • 23-year-old woman fatally shot near 35th and Clarke, neighbor says ‘it happens a lot in this area’

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near 35th and Clarke on Wednesday, Aug. 8 — in broad daylight. Police identified the victim as Courtney Jones. The call came in around 2 p.m. FOX6 News found investigators at the scene taking a close look at what was inside a dark colored car — with the doors open and the trunk. It’s unclear at this point whether that car was involved. From far away, it appears police […]

  • ‘He has his whole life ahead of him:’ Father of men charged in fatal gas station shooting wants them cleared

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man says his sons, two of six family members charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who suffered from mental illness are innocent. The homicide happened near 32nd and Lisbon — where Jonathan Blackmon was shot and killed. Charles Mims Sr. says his sons shouldn’t have been criminally charged in the first place. According to prosecutors, Blackmon, 37, who suffered from mental health issues, pulled Norva Armstrong’s hat off and yanked off another […]

  • ‘What’s up now?’ 6 family members charged in death of man who suffered mental illness

    MILWAUKEE — Six family members have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man described by family members as severely mentally ill. It happened on July 29 at a gas station near 32nd and Lisbon. The victim in this case is Jonathan Blackmon. Charges are as follows: Angela Armstrong, 52, of Milwaukee: Harboring/aiding a felon Leonard Monroe, 51, of Milwaukee (Angela’s husband) Attempted first degree intentional homicide, as party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon […]

  • ‘Lake Michigan feels great:’ Heat doesn’t stop people from enjoying State Fair, Bradford Beach

    WEST ALLIS — From the beach to the Wisconsin State Fair, people spent a steamy Sunday, Aug. 5 looking for ways to stay cool. It didn’t stop many from visiting the fair as the first weekend came to an end. Glenn Pashen and his friends lit up the grill in the sizzling heat near Bradford Beach. “Hamburgers and brats,” said Pashen. Others opted for the water. “We’re just hanging out at the lake, enjoying our Sunday before we have to […]

  • Suspects in attempted carjacking at Oak Creek motel found hiding in Speedway bathroom

    MILWAUKEE — Two attempted carjacking suspects, age 18, were arrested after police say they barricaded themselves in the bathroom at the Speedway gas station near 13th and College in Milwaukee. Oak Creek police said the attempted carjacking happened on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, around 2 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn at 13th and College. The victim was found on scene with minor injuries to his leg. While on scene at the Red Roof Inn, officers learned of a disturbance […]

  • ‘It’s a killer:’ Wisconsin records 1st death linked to synthetic marijuana

    MILWAUKEE — A poisonous substance is making its way into Milwaukee. It’s synthetic marijuana, often called fake weed, K2 and spice. On Wednesday, August 1, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the first death in the county connected to it. “It’s a killer and it’s scary stuff when you see your child really being impacted by this,” said Jon Dykstra whose son used K2. When Dykstra’s son was 17, he started finding K2 wrappers in his son’s room when a […]

  • ‘He was so gentle:’ Family, friends of homicide victim say he suffered from mental illness

    MILWAUKEE — Two days after a deadly shooting on Milwaukee’s north side, the victim’s friends say there is another side to the story. Family of Jonathan Blackmon, 37, say he suffered from mental health issues. They say that likely played a big role in what happened. Barbara Leigh met Blackmon when he was 20 years old doing shows for the Milwaukee Public Theatre. “He could speak the language of other kids in a way that very few other people could,” […]

  • Prosecutors: Suspects surveilled family targeted in ‘brutal’ home invasion; believed they had a lot of money

    WAUWATOSA — Three people have been charged in connection with a case in which a family was held hostage in their own home. Police described the violent home invasion that happened on July 12 at the home near 116th and Watertown Plank as “nothing short of awful.” Prosecutors say it all started when one of the suspects, a hotel worker, overheard the family talking about how they were traveling with a large amount of money — and needed a hotel […]

  • ‘Talked about God:’ Friend says he had breakfast with fallen officer 4 days before his death

    MILWAUKEE —  A Milwaukee Police Department squad car on Thursday morning, July 26 was parked outside MPD’s Police Administration Building near 9th and State, draped in black, in honor of Officer Michael Michalski, a 17-year veteran of the department who was shot near 28th and Wright Wednesday evening, July 25, and died from his injuries. A family friend of the fallen officer said he was committed to three things — his family, his career and his faith. “He’s the person that, […]

  • ‘It’s kinda special:’ Stormy weather did not dampen spirit of Packers fans at shareholders meeting

    GREEN BAY — Fans of the Green Bay Packers flooded Lambeau Field on Wednesday, July 25 for their first look at the 2018 NFL season. The planned shareholders meeting moved indoors because of stormy weather. But that did not stop Packers fans from bringing their team spirit. The Giacolettos of Menomonee Falls became shareholders the last year you could buy in. “He’s a hard person to shop for and so I figured that’d be the perfect, perfect Christmas present for […]

  • Lock your car! West Allis police report 12 thefts in 10 days, mostly involving unlocked vehicles

    WEST ALLIS — West Allis police are warning residents to keep their vehicles locked after 12 thefts in 10 days. The thieves have mostly targeted unlocked vehicles, but in some cases, they’ve broken into them. It’s been happening across the city. “I saw lights outside and was wondering what it was,” said Joshua Jocham. Jocham said he heard something unusual near 123rd Street. “I looked outside the window and it was a police car passing by with a spotlight, shining […]