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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
  • “They fight for us:” After storm damaged cemetery, community comes together for veterans

    WHITEWATER — Strong to severe storms on May 17th left behind a mess in a Whitewater cemetery, as groups were trying to prepare the grounds for Memorial Day. Young and old have come together to make sure the families of fallen veterans know the community is thinking of them this Memorial Day. Nine-year-old Ethan Hokstead was busy Wednesday, May 24th dotting Hillside Cemetery in stars and stripes. “Veterans, they fight for us. So like, hey, why don’t we put some […]

  • Police investigate alleged sexual assault between staff member, student at Whitman Elementary

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police tell FOX6 News they are investigating an alleged sexual assault between a staff member and a student at Whitman Elementary School. Authorities said Tuesday, May 23rd the Milwaukee Public Schools employee has been arrested. It is not yet known what role the employee serves at the school, and the worker’s gender hasn’t been revealed. The investigation is ongoing and the the case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days. […]

  • Baby boom: Data shows Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate the lowest in recent history

    MILWAUKEE — There was encouraging news Monday, May 22nd as it relates to the fight to decrease Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate. Numbers have declined to the lowest levels in recent history — meaning more babies are having long and healthy lives. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Many people believe co-sleeping is responsible for the most infant deaths in Milwaukee, but that’s simply not the case. The data shows the big reason so many babies […]

  • While remembering man lost to drugs, Waukesha County officials focus on “teaching prevention”

    OCONOMOWOC — The third annual “Jump for Archie” event in Oconomowoc Sunday, May 21st was an effort to battle the opioid crisis by taking a big leap. State and local leaders joined the family of a young man lost to drugs, outlining plans to save lives. There was music, food and a message, all intended to raise awareness about the growing number of overdoses happening across the state. Even on a chilly, rainy May day, there were still lots of […]

  • “Have to have consequences:” Aldermen weigh in on police pursuits after FPC report released

    MILWAUKEE — City leaders are combing through a report just released by the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission about the Milwaukee Police Department’s vehicle pursuit policy. Some say it reinforces the belief that many are simply getting away with crimes because police won’t pursue them. Even when police pursue a suspect, it only ends with an arrest roughly 37 percent of the time. Some aldermen say the data points to the need for change. “If the answer is just accepting the way […]

  • “Quite surprising:” Police investigate armed home invasion robbery in Bay View

    BAY VIEW — Milwaukee police are investigating an unnerving armed robbery. They say suspects went into a home in Bay View with a gun — and soon after a shot was fired. Neighbors hope this is an isolated incident, but so far it’s a case that remains unsolved. Near the corner of California Street and Oklahoma Avenue, is a sight not seen in the neighborhood in quite some time. “I think there were about nine squads total,” said Nicole Williams, neighbor. […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker will appoint replacement to David Clarke as sheriff

    MADISON — The job of replacing David Clarke as sheriff in Milwaukee County will fall to Gov. Scott Walker. Clarke announced Wednesday, May 17th that he intends to resign in June to take a job with the Department of Homeland Security as a liaison to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. “I look forward to joining that team,” Clarke said during an interview on News/Talk 1130. Clarke said he’ll serve as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland […]

  • Veterans say they’re being downgraded in hiring process for police, fire jobs in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — After learning the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission has changed its hiring policy as it relates to veterans, officials with the American Legion are calling it a “downgrade” for veterans. The new process gives fewer “preference points” to those who served our country. Veterans used to receive a 10-point bonus on the hiring scale when applying for entry-level jobs. That could’ve helped them stand apart from other candidates who haven’t served. Now, that weight has been dropped to […]

  • “Lowlife:” Accused of stealing package from paraplegic, you might not believe what she got

    MILWAUKEE — A thief was caught on camera, stealing from a man who is a paraplegic — allegedly swiping a package from his front porch, and you might not believe what she’s accused of taking. To make matters worse, the package was stolen on the victim’s birthday, while he was in the hospital having surgery. From his hospital bed, 65-year-old Gary Janaszek on Monday, May 15th tried to keep a close eye on his Milwaukee home. “It detects motion,” Janaszek said. […]

  • “Disturbing trend:” Vehicles stolen from Manheim Auto Auction — again, during ‘crash and grab’

    CALEDONIA — Thieves crashed through a fence at Manheim Auto Auction in Racine County early Sunday, May 14th and stole vehicles. This, after a similar incident just two months ago, and an incident which later involved a fatal crash a year ago. It was shortly after 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 14th when the Racine County Communications Center received notification there were three vehicles that had crashed through the fence at Manheim. When Racine County deputies arrived, there were three vehicles located […]

  • “Somebody knows something:” Woman badly hurt by hit-and-run driver on Lovers Lane

    MILWAUKEE — She went to get groceries from her vehicle, and now, she’s fighting for her life. A 46-year-old woman was the victim of a hit-and-run crash, and her family hopes someone can help police identify the driver. It happened on Lovers Lane, between Silver Spring and Hampton on Sunday morning, May 7th around 9:30 a.m. Family members identified the victim as Amorita Ivy. Naco Dye’s daughter shares a child with Ivy’s son. “This is just crazy. She has two […]

  • “Left my purse for a second:” During stop at store for bread, woman’s vehicle vanished in 2 minutes

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman says she was grocery shopping at the Pick ‘n Save near 60th and Capitol on Monday, May 8th when thieves made off with her car, and it only took two minutes. The tactic the crooks allegedly used will have you keeping a close eye on your keys! The victim, who asked that she remain anonymous, said the thieves reached into her purse as she went to pick up a loaf of bread, and left the […]