Brad Hicks

Anchor/Reporter

I grew up (although some people would disagree with that) in Palo Alto, California. I got my Bachelors and Masters in Geography at the University of California, Davis. Then, while pursuing my Ph.D. in Geography at Texas A&M, I decided to explore the wild and wacky world of television news. I was hooked. My journey has taken me to the South (Atlanta), the Northeast (Lancaster/Harrisburg PA), the West (the San Francisco Bay Area), and now the Midwest.

Over the years, I've been fortunate to have my work earn national awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award for a report on a family of child molesters, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for an in depth series on heroin in the suburbs, awards from NBC News, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Water Safety Congress for a special on the dangers of lowhead dams, as well as multiple Emmy Awards and awards from The Associated Press.

The biggest honor, however, is knowing that you are watching. I take very seriously the responsibility we have to bring you accurate and up-to-the-minute information. Covering the news for you is not just a job, it's a privilege-- a privilege I have Monday-Friday at 6pm & 9pm.

I'm also thrilled to be able to help local charities make the world a better place. Since moving to Milwaukee, I have been helping the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, the David M. Sherman Center for Cancer Care, Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds, Goodwill's Ability Connection, and I recently agreed to team up with the ALS Association in their efforts to beat that dreaded disease.
Now some trivial tidbits you would never know about me if I didn't tell you:

- I was once attacked by wild dogs in India and underwent rabies treatment.
- As a graduate student, I published an academic paper that provided the first evidence Native Americans domesticated the California Fan Palm (Washingtonia Filifera).
- I used to race bikes, and qualified for Olympic Trials in three cycling events in 1988.
- I feel deeply fortunate to live in this great country, and I am quietly indebted to every war vet who has risked his or her life for the freedoms we all enjoy.

Recent Articles

  • Germantown K9 officer finds drugs on coat inside police station

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, March 2, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15pm, March 2, 2014

    GERMANTOWN (WITI) — A Germantown Police Department K9 Officer named “Rambo” is getting a lot of praise for alerting police...
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  • Brad Hicks fights parking ticket after meter blocked by snow

    Posted on: 9:34 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:08am, February 21, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We’ve seen a rough winter in southeastern Wisconsin — with a lot of days with sub-zero temperatures,...
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  • Stradivarius curator recalls hearing news of violin theft

    Posted on: 8:32 pm, February 10, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Monday evening, February 10th, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond played the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius violin...
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  • Nick Collins juggles gratitude and regret after 2012 release from Packers

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, November 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:21pm, November 10, 2013

    We saw it in Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles — the Packers secondary is a real weak spot. We...
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  • Woman taking “Freedom Ride” across American stops at 110th

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, September 1, 2013, by , updated on: 09:21pm, September 1, 2013

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – For a lot of riders from out-of-state, the Harley-Davidson 110th in Milwaukee was the destination. For one woman...
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  • Hank Brunsveld of Ohio sports unique beard at Harley 110th

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, August 30, 2013, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — One of the highlights of the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration is people watching — and getting to...
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  • High-risk rent: Renting homes to Wisconsin sex offenders

    Posted on: 9:26 pm, May 19, 2013, by , updated on: 10:22pm, May 19, 2013

    FOND DU LAC COUNTY (WITI) — FOX6′s Brad Hicks set out to do a story on taxpayer money, and how...
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  • High-risk rent, tonight on FOX6 News at 9

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, May 19, 2013, by , updated on: 04:51pm, May 19, 2013

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — Your hard-earned money and how the state is spending it. That’s what FOX6′s Brad Hicks...
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  • Perspective on Boston bombings probe from FOX6′s Brad Hicks

    Posted on: 9:32 pm, April 21, 2013, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, FOX6′s Brad Hicks experienced the City of Boston like...
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  • Anxiety fills the air in Boston as bombing suspect sought

    Posted on: 4:58 pm, April 19, 2013, by , updated on: 06:26pm, April 19, 2013

    BOSTON (WITI) — FOX6′s Brad Hicks spent several days in Boston in the wake of the marathon bombings on Monday,...
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  • Memorial held for Chinese national killed in Boston bombings

    Posted on: 8:59 pm, April 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:06pm, April 18, 2013

    BOSTON (WITI) — On Thursday evening, April 18th, students and faculty — many from the Boston University community came together...
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  • Just one patient remains in critical condition after Boston bombings

    Posted on: 6:42 pm, April 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:05pm, April 18, 2013

    BOSTON (WITI) — At Boston Medical Center, where many of the victims were taken following the bombings at the finish...
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