WITI FOX 6, Tribune Media’s Milwaukee broadcast television station, announced that the station’s Contact 6 Reporter Katrina Cravy has decided to leave FOX 6 to pursue a career outside of television.
Cravy joined FOX 6 in 1998 and took over the Contact 6 franchise a year later. Since then, she has responded to tens of thousands of consumer complaints, getting almost $2 million back for consumers and alerting millions of viewers to product and service concerns. During her career at FOX 6, Cravy earned several awards, including an Emmy, and has spent time as one of the primary FOX 6 News anchors, as well as an original host of the daytime shows "Real Milwaukee" and "Studio A."
Cravy said, "Words cannot express how much I have loved my nearly 18 years with FOX 6. I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I’ve been given here and the life-long friends I’ve made. However, I know it’s time for a new challenge, and I’m excited to tell you about my new venture very soon."
FOX 6 introduced the concept of consumer reporting to Milwaukee in 1972 with Tom Hooper. The station has selected Jenna Sachs to be the new Contact 6 reporter, only the third person to take over the franchise since its inception. The Emmy award-winning Sachs joined the FOX 6 News team in early 2011 and has spent her first five years as a general assignment reporter. For the past two years, she worked with the U.S. Marshals on a weekly "Wisconsin’s Most Wanted" segment, which assisted with the arrests of dozens of fugitives.
"I am very honored to be following in Katrina’s footsteps by taking over a franchise that FOX 6 clearly values and views as a top priority," says Sachs. "What excites me most about Contact 6 is the opportunity to make a difference in this community. Contact 6, at its most basic, is about helping people."
President and General Manager Chuck Steinmetz says, "Contact 6 is one of the most recognized franchises to local television viewers. It is important to our community, and we couldn’t be happier to be carrying on the rich tradition of problem solving with Jenna Sachs."
Vice President of News, John LaPorte added, "Katrina and Contact 6 have been a very important part of our news department. We will miss her, but know this is what she really wants to do and wish her nothing but the best. Katrina and Contact 6 have been serving Milwaukee viewers for years and we look forward to Jenna Sachs carrying on the role of Contact 6 in our community."