Stephanie Quirk joined the FOX6 News team in April 2023, and is proud to call Milwaukee her new home!
Although she was raised in the Chicago suburbs, Stephanie has always considered herself a cheesehead at heart, as her parents grew up in Wauwatosa and Oconomowoc. In fact, her family says the pressure is already on to find the best Friday fish fry in the area!
Stephanie graduated in 2021 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a bachelor's degree in journalism and specialization in community health. Prior to her role at FOX6, Stephanie was a multimedia journalist and Saturday anchor at WIFR News in Rockford, Illinois. There, she broke the news about an investigation into the village president who had been accused of stealing thousands from the American Legion, and was featured on the Crime Stories with Nancy Grace podcast to shed light on a missing persons case. Stephanie also helped break the news about the first abortion clinic opening in northern Illinois after Roe v. Wade was overturned, along with several legal battles over it.
Stephanie's love for storytelling and journalism comes from her passion for people. Stephanie is so excited to meet everyone in the community, and is driven to tell stories that matter!
The latest from Stephanie Quirk
Racine Park special graduation ceremony for 3 student athletes
Three Racine Park High School seniors achieved a longtime goal of qualifying for the state track meet on Thursday, June 1, but their accomplishment came with a catch.
Pewaukee Food Pantry hits critical low, woman's donation drive takes off
The shelves at the Pewaukee Food Pantry were restocked after reaching a critically low level. One woman took it upon herself to organize a donation drive, and it took off.
Click It or Ticket: Wisconsin State Patrol seat belt crackdown
The Wisconsin State Patrol is cracking down on those who don't buckle up during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that started ahead of Memorial Day weekend and runs through June 5.
Family, community remember Dontre Hamilton 9 years after death
It has been nine years since a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park.
Washington High School athletic field a $2.5M community triumph
The ribbon is officially cut on Washington High School's athletic field, a $2.5 million project all made possible thanks to community donations, donors and partnerships on Friday, May 26.
Milwaukee's beer garden season kicks off at the lakefront
It's beer garden season in southeast Wisconsin. The sun is shining, the brews are flowing, and people are making their way to Milwaukee's lakefront.
Kenosha Girl Scouts treat Amazon; get special surprise in return
A group of Girl Scouts got a special surprise after handing out cookies to employees at Amazon's Kenosha Facility on Wednesday, May 24. One 11-year-old scout made it all happen.
Milwaukee Air & Water Show; 2023 offers historic flights by women
The countdown is on for a staple summer event in southeast Wisconsin – the Milwaukee Air and Water Show on the lakefront.
Cardinal Stritch holds final commencement Mass before closing
Cardinal Stritch University held its final commencement Mass Saturday night, May 20.
I-43 construction: First responders fight detours, delays
Construction closures and delays on Interstate 43 are causing problems for first responders. The route changes and detours have posed a challenge.