It’s unusual for a 9-year-old child to be captivated by the news. But my parents can attest, I was that strange kid who stayed up past my bedtime to watch the evening news. Sometimes, I have to pinch myself knowing that I’m living out my dream every day. Here I am all grown up, still staying up late for the news.
I joined FOX6 in June 2012. I’ve had the privilege to share stories of courage, tragedy and triumph across southeast Wisconsin. You can find me on the nine and ten o’clock newscasts, but I’ve reported on every shift at FOX6. I’ve covered some of the biggest stories in the state. I was one of the first on the scene during the Sikh Temple shooting, standing with victims’ families trying to gather information about what took place. I extensively covered demonstrations following the death of Dontre Hamilton. And I reported for hours on live television in the middle of the Sherman Park unrest.
My work has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I’m a three-time Emmy nominee.
Prior to Milwaukee, I worked for WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. Before that, I spent a year at WAND as a Champaign bureau reporter. My time in Illinois led me to my husband, Ben Handelman. You might know him as the weekend anchor here at FOX6.
I was raised in Northwest Indiana, where my parents always encouraged me to follow my passion, not my pension. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University. Go Hoosiers! I earned my Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
I love telling your stories. Keep sharing them with me. You can find me on Twitter and Facebook.
An Oak Creek teen has earned all 137 Boy Scout merit badges, an accomplishment very few have ever done.
A Milwaukee family wants to know who killed their daughter and her friend. The 39-year-old woman's body was discovered at 15th and Fiebrantz. Her friend's body was found a couple of blocks away.
Two Milwaukee parents are upset after a video of their son using the restroom was posted to social media. It happened while the 12-year-old was at school.
Kyle Rittenhouse is expected in court in Kenosha County Monday, Oct. 25. Rittenhouse, 18, of Antioch, Illinois, is charged with killing two protesters during unrest in Kenosha in 2020.
Loved ones are remembering a Washington County woman killed in a crash. The 28-year-old was driving with her two daughters when another driver hit them.
A jury acquitted Kerida O'Reilly, accused of sparking an attack on Wisconsin State Sen. Tim Carpenter, during a protest outside the Capitol in 2020.
A motorcyclist was killed in a fiery crash at a busy Waukesha intersection. Neighbors say that wasn't the only crash that happened there that day.
Brewers pride is beaming across Milwaukee ahead of the NL Division Series. The Deer District is welcoming fans, hoping to be a celebration site again.
The body of a Milwaukee cab driver, shot and killed while on the job, was found near 18th and Walnut. His cab was found set on fire miles away.
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a string of armed robberies that happened on the east side. A 16-year-old was arrested.