Professional Experience

WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee
News Anchor/Investigative Reporter
February 2011 to present

  • Primary anchor of weekday evening newscasts.
  • Anchor of 6:30 p.m. news magazine, “Milwaukee Tonight.”
  • Contributed investigative and general assignment reports to the 10 p.m. newscast.
  • Reported, wrote, and produced a 30-minute documentary on the USS Milwaukee, which won a 2016 Edward R. Murrow regional award.
  • Reporting on an obscure Wisconsin law banning the sale of certain types of butter spurred state and federal lawsuits.
  • Series on illegal daycare providers lead to state-level hearings and legislation to correct deficiencies.
  • Relentless reporting on Milwaukee parking ticket errors prompted the city to create a new way for people to clear tickets issued by mistake.
  • Created and launched two 6:30 p.m. news magazines, “The Now: Milwaukee” and “Milwaukee Tonight.” Each became a model for other stations in the Scripps family.

WFLD-TV, Chicago
General Assignment Reporter/Interactive Producer
November 2008 to February 2011

  • Part of reporting team honored with the 2010 George Foster Peabody Award.
  • Shifted seamlessly between creating content for on-air and online platforms.
  • Fluent in content management, search engine optimization, social media, and basic HTML.

KMOV-TV, St. Louis
Chief Investigative Reporter
November 2005 to November 2008

  • Created and managed an award-winning and market-leading investigative unit.
  • Contributed to ratings success of the market’s #1 10 p.m. newscast.
  • Investigated fraudulent practices of clothing recycling company US’Again, resulting in new state law.
  • Exposed Walmart’s corporate policy requires thousands of tons of edible food to be thrown in the trash, resulting in policy change and a new food donation program.

KCTV-TV, Kansas City
Chief Investigative Reporter
November 2002 to November 2005

  • The founding reporter for an award-winning and market-leading investigative unit.
  • Contributed to ratings success of the market’s #1 10 p.m. newscast.
  • Ground-breaking series on internet predators prompted the FBI to open a computer crime lab in Kansas City.
  • Relentless reporting resulted in the resignations of a judge, police officers, hospital board members, and the head of a public utility company.

KGO-TV, San Francisco
General Assignment Reporter
August 2000 to August 2002

WKOW-TV, Madison
General Assignment Reporter
June 1998 to August 2000

WTMJ-TV/AM, Milwaukee
Producer/Field Producer/Radio Newscaster
November 1996 to June 1998

KTKA-TV, Topeka, Kan.
General Assignment Reporter
June 1996 to August 1996

WISN-TV, Milwaukee
Associate Producer
June 1995 to June 1996

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