First of all, thanks for showing an interest in FOX6 and learning more about me.

I’ve worked on a lot of different shows and shifts since arriving at the station in 2006, I’m currently the Weekend Anchor. I grew up in a small town in southern Ohio, called Jackson. Everybody knew everybody, we listened to a lot of country music, and I still love the Jackson County Apple Festival! I then wanted to spread my wings, and so I went to college at the University of Miami in Florida. Go Canes! I majored in Broadcast Journalism and Criminology. What a great experience, being exposed to so many different people and cultures. During school I worked at Starbucks, which is where my fondness for coffee began.

My first job in TV was in Pocatello, ID. Another great experience, but I was glad to move to Boise a few years later. Boise is a great town, if you’ve never been, I highly recommend it.

A few years later, I got a job here in Milwaukee at what was the WB 18. Now I’m at FOX6 and enjoying my new hometown. I have two kids, Neenah and Jordan. We have quite a full house, with two cats (Kikimonga and Double Trouble) and a dog (Annabelle).

Some of my favorites: TV show: American Idol Food: Cheesecake and Chinese food Music: Lots of it… Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, John Mayer, John Mellencamp and throw in some Jazz and Country, too Movie: Beautiful Girls Hobby: Cooking Beverage: Coffee and just about any red wine (but not together)

Recent Articles
  • Wet winter is not easing some drought worries

    VERNON (WITI) — Dan Craig is like most farmers in southeast Wisconsin, he’s praying for a true Wisconsin winter. Craig runs Maple Mound farms in the Town of Vernon. “I’d like to see those cornstalks where I can’t see them,” he says, referring to the top few inches of stalks still sticking out above the snow. Craig says the problem this winter is that so much of the moisture is just running off into the lakes and streams, and not […]

  • Killibrew’s friends say they had a bad feeling the night he disappeared

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is still waiting to perform an autopsy on the body of 53-year-old Dwight Killibrew. His frozen body was found on Sunday, February 17th in a garbage bag next to a dumpster. FOX6 News spoke with some of Killibrew’s closest friends who say they had a bad feeling on the night Killibrew died. Patricia Holland and her sister Flora Coleman knew Killibrew for decades. On December 14th, the night Killibrew disappeared, Holland says […]

  • Family of man whose body discovered says they now have some closure

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police on Tuesday, February 19th confirmed the identity of a body discovered near 63rd and Kaul earlier this week. The body belongs to a man who went missing from downtown Milwaukee a few weeks before Christmas. 53-year-old Dwight Killibrew clocked out of work at the Astor Hotel on December 14th at 9:55 p.m. Milwaukee police say he was last seen in a neighborhood near 41st and Hampton. Killibrew’s family says he did not have a car, […]

  • Donald Driver drops the puck at Admirals game

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Retired Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Donald Driver had a homecoming on ice Friday night. After a busy first week of being officially retired, he was welcomed back to Milwaukee by dropping the ceremonial puck at the Admirals hockey game. He’s been so busy he hadn’t even heard of Charles Woodson being released from the Green Bay Packers. When asked about the news he said, “What news? No for real, I’m asking. I haven’t heard anything.” Driver […]

  • Froedtert Hospital

    Froedtert Hospital hacked, patients alerted of illegal access

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa is warning patients, some 43,000 of them, that their private information may have been accessed. A letter was sent out on Tuesday, February 12th alerting patients who could have been affected by the intrusion. Froedtert Health is calling this a “computer security incident.” The company refused to talk on camera. But in a statement, officials say on December 14th, “a computer virus may have allowed an unauthorized person to access a Froedtert Health […]

  • Family justice center proposed for victims of domestic violence

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A brand new family justice center for victims of domestic violence has been proposed, and it’s being called a first of its kind facility where women and children can receive the help they need. Money is still being raised for this project. The shelter would be located near 6th and Walnut, and some say it will be a center unlike any other in the state or the country. The Sojourner Family Peace Center helps thousands of domestic […]

  • Wisconsin watching closely as Obama delivers SOTU address

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — President Barack Obama is set to deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term on Tuesday evening, February 12th. President Obama is expected to discuss issues like gun control, immigration and veterans — and many in Wisconsin will be watching. Early Tuesday, news broke that President Obama was set to announce 34,000 troops would be home from Afghanistan within the year. Bob Curry started Dryhootch — a place that helps veterans do everything […]

  • Crews out beginning at 5:00 a.m. to work roads in Sheboygan area

    SHEBOYGAN (WITI) — FOX6’s Tami Hughes was in the Sheboygan and Port Washington area as the snow fell on Thursday, February 7th. Crews were out beginning at 5:00 a.m. preparing the roads for the snowfall. FOX6’s Tami Hughes reported visibility was diminished on I-43 North as the snow fell on Thursday. Roads were slushy, but I-43 was snow-covered. Drivers reported they saw plowing and salting crews on the roads, though FOX6 observed spinouts on I-43 near Sheboygan. Drivers reported roads […]

  • Lake Michigan water levels now at lowest level ever recorded

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Lake Michigan water levels are now at the lowest ever recorded, and it could get worse. This is not just a problem for Milwaukee-area beaches, but for shipping companies as well. A ship carrying coal through the icy water of Lake Michigan is a sight often seen in the Port of Milwaukee — and it took a great deal of problem solving to make sure the ship arrived. Tom Balistreri’s company, Midwest Maritime is responsible for shipping […]

  • Milw. Common Council rejects Wilson for Fire & Police Commission

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Common Council rejected the nomination of Ann Wilson to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) on Tuesday morning, February 5th. Common Council members voted 7-2 in favor of Wilson’s confirmation. But because there were five abstentions and one excused absence, Wilson did not get the required eight votes to secure that confirmation. Wilson was Mayor Tom Barrett‘s appointee to the FPC. In a unique move, the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee allowed citizens to comment […]

  • Echo Lake Foods gen. manager thankful for no injuries in massive fire

    BURLINGTON (WITI) — Fire crews were back at the Echo Lake Foods plant in Burlington for a half-hour Friday evening, putting out a hot spot after finally putting the massive blaze out earlier in the day.  Echo Lake Foods general manager Jerry Warntjes was at the plant on Friday.  He says the fire was an accident. “We think we know,” Warntjes said.  “I have a very strong opinion what happened.  But I’ll reserve comment on that until next week on […]

  • Residents allowed back inside homes following massive fire in Burlington

    BURLINGTON (WITI) — A massive eight-alarm fire destroyed much of the production area of the Echo Lake Foods plant in Burlington — and left 300 without work. Others in the area were evacuated from their homes Wednesday night, January 30th as 88 departments from Wisconsin and Illinois battled this blaze. Residents were evacuated as firefighters fought this fire due to the threat of an ammonia leak. They were allowed back inside their homes on Thursday. Bill Plewa lives on Honey […]

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