FOX6 News coverage of the Democratic Debate at UW-Milwaukee
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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
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    “A big deal!” UWM senior one of 25 who will be inside Helen Bader Concert Hall during debate

    MILWAUKEE — There are only a select few who will get to see the Democratic presidential debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday evening, February 11th in person — and even fewer UWM students who will be in the audience. The Helen Bader Concert Hall seats about 580 people, but only 25 students get to go. “This is like, a big deal!” Shannon Kirsch, a senior at UWM said. “It’s been exciting for me, my friends, my family, etc.” […]

  • Mitchell Park Domes weekend closure

    Closed until further notice: Reports dating back to ’94 show there have been problems at Domes

    MILWAUKEE — There may have been signs for decades that the Mitchell Park Domes are in need of repair. FOX6 News has obtained structural reports dating back to 1994. The Domes have been closed until further notice due to safety concerns. The Arid (desert) Dome was closed on January 29th — after a fallen chunk of concrete was discovered. On Friday, February 5th, officials said all three Domes would be closed for the weekend due to safety concerns. Now, we […]

  • Vehicles shot by BB gun in General Mitchell International Airport parking structure, damaged and broken into

    Airport crime spree: Two accused of shooting out car windows, stealing items

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  • State of the City address

    Mayor Barrett to deliver State of the City address: “A message of optimism and hope”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is set to deliver his “State of the City” address on Monday morning, February 8th, and it is already generating a lot of opinions from the men challenging him in the upcoming election. Barrett says his speech is one of optimism and hope — but his challengers don’t see it that way. Mayor Barrett will deliver his address at the Hmong American Peace Academy near 84th and Glendale at 8:40 a.m. On Sunday, during […]

  • Nail clippings

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  • "Cardiac Arrest" event at Sabbatic

    Bar bondage: Deal on drinks for women at Walker’s Point bar willing to hold more than their liquor

    MILWAUKEE — A bar in Walker’s Point on Thursday night, February 4th offered a deal on drinks — for women willing to hold more than their liquor. They also had to hold their urine! The odd promotion involved a kinky twist. You may think the idea is tacky — or even kinky, but there was no denying the event known as “Cardiac Arrest” got Milwaukee’s Sabbatic bar a lot of free press. “I mean, if you think it`s kinky — that`s […]

  • Plastic water pipe

    Tale of two cities: Large number of lead water pipes in Shorewood, none in Oak Creek

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  • Rob Binter

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  • Senator Lena Taylor's son detained by MPD

    MPD body camera video released after senator’s son detained while running with turkey

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  • human trafficking

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  • We heart Manitowoc

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  • Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee

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