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Prior to joining the FOX6 team, Bret Lemoine reported for the CBS affiliate in Green Bay (WFRV). Wisconsin is home: Bret grew up in Waukesha and interned in the Milwaukee TV market while attending the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP).

During his time at WFRV, Bret covered some of the biggest stories in our state. He was in Madison for daily updates during the collective bargaining debate in 2011. He also covered the Kaukauna tornadoes, the Marinette High School shooting and was stationed in Dallas as the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.

Bret previously worked at WMBD in Peoria, Illinois as a Weekday Reporter and Weekend Anchor/Producer. His reports were recognized twice by the Illinois Broadcasters Association – once in the category of Best Hard News story in 2007, and again in 2008 for his weekly franchise series, “Streets of Speed.” In 2011, he was recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for his work covering the Chestnut St. fire.

Bret enjoys traveling. Some of the places he’s visited include Turkey, Germany, Jamaica, England, Finland, Estonia and many others! In his spare time, Bret enjoys working out, watching TV and talking with people. He is also a big Superman fan.


Recent Articles
  • Marcelino McKinney

    “I’m on your side:” Young brothers in Racine saying ‘thank you’ to officers, deputies in unique way

    RACINE — Two boys in Racine are saying ‘thank you’ to police officers and sheriff’s deputies in a unique way. “The world`s going crazy — and the police need something to save their lives,” Marcelino McKinney said. Eight-year-old McKinney and his brother, 11-year-old Michael McAllister said they’re heartbroken by recent attacks against police officers across the country. “You hear on TV all these people killing the cops, you want to tell them that you`re on their side,” McAllister said. Since the […]

  • Waukesha County Fair

    With “Excessive Heat Watch” set to take effect, you’ll be allowed to bring water to Waukesha Co. Fair

    WAUKESHA — The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” set to take effect on Thursday, July 21st at noon and continue through Friday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. for most of southeastern Wisconsin. An “Excessive Heat Watch” means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation where heat illnesses are possible. The impending excessive heat is prompting warnings from officials across […]

  • Officer-involved shooting near 60th and Donna in Brown Deer

    “I’m not me anymore:” Bus driver, witness to officer-involved shooting says it left her traumatized

    BROWN DEER — For the first time, we are hearing from the bus driver who had a front-row seat to an officer-involved shooting. It happened in March, and the driver is speaking out now, in July, because she says she’s been traumatized by the incident. “I`m not me anymore. I just want to go back to being me,” the driver, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, Kim said. Kim was driving a Milwaukee County Transit System bus […]

  • MPD officer shot, wounded near 17th and Morgan

    “This was an ambush:” MPD officer shot, hurt on south side; suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer was shot while investigating a call on the city’s south side early Sunday, July 17th. Officers responded to several calls in the neighborhood near 17th and Morgan for two domestic violence related incidents. During both occasions, the suspect was no longer there when officers arrived. Around 2:00 a.m., an officer, identified by MPD as 31-year-old Brandon Baranowski, was seated in a squad car when a suspect approached on foot and fired a gun several times into […]

  • Jason Bleichwehl

    MPD officer, investigated for alleged role in Derek Williams death, fired from the force

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer is out of the job. Jason Bleichwehl is one of three officers who were investigated but never charged for the death of 22-year-old Derek Williams. Williams died in police custody five years ago. The officers has been officially fired for non-disciplinary reasons. But attorneys representing Williams’ family believes there’s a strong connection between their case and this termination. Thursday night, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission voted to end employment of now former police […]

  • Michael Josua Ventura

    Family, friends remember Salem Public Safety officer killed in crash: “The most selfless human being”

    KENOSHA COUNTY — A visitation was held Wednesday, July 13th for a Town of Salem Public Safety officer killed in a crash while on the job on Friday, July 8th on Highway 50 that resulted in the closure of all lanes at County B. The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. State Patrol officials say 33-year-old Michael Josua Ventura was in his squad car with the emergency lights activated — headed westbound on State Highway 50, approximately a half-mile east of County Highway B in […]

  • Veronica Padilla

    “Police officers deserve to be killed:” Victim of fender bender accused of ripping hair from officer’s scalp

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — A female Sheboygan police officer was attacked on the job — and the suspect is accused of saying all police officers deserve to be killed. This all began with a fender bender near the corner of 6th and Superior in Sheboygan. “She was the one hit. She was the victim of the accident,” Alexandra Smathers, Sheboygan County assistant district attorney said. Prosecutors say the situation would have had a much different outcome for 39-year-old Veronica Padilla if […]

  • Missing Dodge Co. boys

    “Glory to God that they are home safe:” Prayers of praise after missing teen boys found in Dodge Co.

    DODGE COUNTY — There was drama in Dodge County Monday, July 11th — as Dodge County Sheriff’s officials and others searched for three missing teenage boys. On Monday afternoon, they were rescued from an abandoned mine — and on Monday evening, there were prayers — thanking God that they were found relatively unharmed. Sheriff’s officials said the boys were exploring and couldn’t find their way out of the abandoned mine/cave. Video shared by CNN Monday evening shows the moments after […]

  • Summerfest "golden tickets"

    50,000 FREE “golden tickets” for 2017 as thank you to fans on final day of Summerfest 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Sunday, July 10th was the final day of Summerfest 2016 — and there was something exciting in store for the first 50,000 through the gates at Maier Festival Park. In 2017, Summerfest officials will mark a big milestone: The Big Gig’s 50th anniversary! As thousands passed through the gates on Sunday, “Fan Appreciation Day,” they not only got in for free on Sunday morning — but they also received a free ticket for Summerfest 2017! “To my knowledge, […]

  • witness

    Do you know this man? Waukesha police need your help to identify bank robbery witness

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha police want to talk to him, a man who may have witnessed a violent crime downtown. They have a picture of him, but they don’t know who he is. You might be able to help. This all happened last month, at a bank parking lot in Waukesha. An arrest has already been made, but surveillance video shows a man spoke with the suspect minutes before the suspect allegedly pushed a 75-year-old woman to the ground, stealing her […]

  • Travel

    “An additional fee:” Milwaukee County exploring wheel tax to pay for buses, transportation projects

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Is talk of a new tax more than just spinning wheels? The Milwaukee County Executive is proposing a few increases on vehicle registrations. The money would help fund transportation projects. How much would you pay? The ‘Transportation, Public Works and Transit’ committee will discuss the proposal on Wednesday, but the county board chairman says there’s little support for a wheel tax. Milwaukee County is facing a budget gap when it comes to transportation. According to a report […]

  • Rail yard near N. 35th and Marion

    “Get them removed:” Some concerned about hundreds of railroad tankers sitting dormant in lot

    MILWAUKEE — There’s growing concern on Milwaukee’s north side about hundreds of seemingly dormant railroad tankers. Some believe they’re filled with crude oil and could explode. A press conference scheduled for Wednesday morning, July 6th will address some community concerns about the train storage yard located near N. 35th and Marion. On July 6th, 2013, a train derailment involving tankers carrying crude oil claimed 47 lives in Quebec. That train passed through Milwaukee before it exploded. “This type of potential […]

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