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
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    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 […]

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    ‘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

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]

  • Waukesha PD: Man possibly with firearm prompted lockout at nearby Hadfield Elementary School

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha police say they were dispatched to a neighborhood near Hadfield Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23 for the well-being check of a man who could have been armed with a firearm. Officials say the man was believed to be the only person at the residents. But in order to keep the community safe, the Waukesha Police Department’s SWAT team, rescue vehicles, negotiators, and Deployable Technology Unit were deployed to the scene. Officers were present at Hadfield […]

  • Terrion Taylor

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  • Drug bust: Man, woman arrested after K-9 officer finds fentanyl hidden inside child’s toy purse

    TOWN OF POLK, Wis. — A 35-year-old Kewaskum man and a 35-year-old Lomira woman face felony drug charges following a traffic stop on Sunday, Oct. 6. Washington County authorities are now sharing not only what they found, but also where it was hidden. “It makes you sick, as a law enforcement officer, as a father,” said Lt. Tim Kemps of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, the traffic stop was conducted on Highway 45 at Western Ave. in the […]

  • Rocko

    ‘I love him a lot:’ Milwaukee family’s dog stolen 2 days after they moved into their new home

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee family moved to a new home hoping for a new beginning. Instead, someone broke in and stole something very important to them. It happened two days into their fresh start and left them asking for help. Shanaye Brownmiller, a single mother, said she wanted a new beginning, so she moved her family, three children and a dog, Rocko, into a new home near 95th Street and Thurston Avenue. “It seemed like it was a quiet neighborhood and […]

  • ‘Tough decision:’ Chris Abele is not seeking reelection as Milwaukee County Executive

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