Tammy Elliott, who moved to Milwaukee from Green Bay a few years back, is one of Milwaukee TV’s most popular news anchors. You can watch her weeknights at 5 and 10 p.m. on Channel 12.

>> Best attitude: “The friendly people in Milwaukee. One of the best parts of my job in the news business is meeting people from all walks of life. Milwaukee is a big city with small-town heart. The people are genuine, good-hearted and willing to help their neighbor.”

>> Best view:
“I love the Milwaukee skyline. There’s something about driving into the city and seeing the towering buildings that energizes me for the day. You have to know I am a small-town girl from Montreal in northern Wisconsin, population 800 (counting those people passing through!). My family then moved to Green Bay. Neither city boasts much of a skyline.”

>> Best food: “Custard ... yum! I love the fact that if you don’t like the flavor of the day at one custard stand, you just drive a bit and have plenty of other options. I really embraced this Milwaukee tradition when I was pregnant.”

>> Best reason to go outdoors: “I love going for walks with my new baby. With all of the great parks and walking trails, there’s never a dull trek. Which leads me to my next love in Milwaukee ...

>> Best reason to spend money: ”When the weather isn’t cooperative for an outdoor walk, I hit the malls for “mall walking.” I also love the quaint shops around town ... selling clothes, unique jewelry, home decorations ... you name it, I love to shop for it.”

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-Place to get lost in a book
-Place to hide from the world
-Excuse to eat with your fingers

"My Bests"
-Tina Panas ('Tina Fabulous')
-Mark Metcalf
-Tammy Elliott
-Ned Yost
-Sarah Ferguson
-Bill Davidson
-Peter Mortensen

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
Illustrations: Anjl Rodee