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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
  • ‘Our side of the story:’ ‘The Blood is at the Doorstep’ plays before 1,000+ after shooting of Dontre Hamilton

    MILWAUKEE — “The Blood is at the Doorstep” follows the aftermath of the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton. The film previously played to great acclaim at the Milwaukee Film Festival, and on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Milwaukee, there was a free screening, and all 1,000-plus tickets were claimed well in advance, organizers said. After three years of filming and 400 hours of footage, the documentary was played before a crowd at Marquette University. “It tells a story of a family […]

  • ‘Committed to the community:’ Alfonso Morales named interim chief of police at MPD

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department will have Alfonso Morales leading the force — at least for now. In a narrow 4-3 vote, the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) on Thursday, Feb. 15 named Morales — one of two candidates — interim Milwaukee police chief. Alfonso Morales will take over when Police Chief Ed Flynn leaves the post on Friday, Feb. 16. Congratulations to Captain Alfonso Morales on being named the new Interim Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department! — […]

  • ‘An illness we’ve never seen:’ 2 dogs at WHS Ozaukee campus euthanized due to ‘Strep Zoo’

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Humane Society confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 14 that two dogs at the Ozaukee campus were euthanized after they tested positive for Streptococcus equi subsp. Zooepidemicus, otherwise known as “Strep Zoo”. It’s a rare condition never before seen at WHS. A number of changes have been made at WHS as a precaution, and officials say if your dog starts coughing up blood, vomiting or has labored breathing, you should get to a veterinarian right away. Officials said one of […]

  • Parents of Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s GOP rival donated maximum amount to Baldwin’s campaign

    MADISON — The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son’s Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Nicholson is in a primary battle against Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, with the winner advancing to take on Baldwin in the fall. “In politics, you’ve got to play the hand you’ve got. I think we can easily image Sen. Baldwin doing some kind of an ad — ‘even Kevin Nicholson’s parents are […]

  • Flu cases in Milwaukee up significantly from year ago; 611 hospitalizations so far this season

    MILWAUKEE — There have been 611 hospitalizations as a result of the flu this season in the City of Milwaukee — significantly higher than this time one year ago — when officials noted 140 hospitalizations. Additionally, there’s a second strain set to peak in the next few weeks. “It makes me nervous every year. I somehow dodge it every year,” Megan Casey, nanny said. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, Feb. 12 urged all residents of the city to get […]

  • 1-year-old girl dies after house fire near 28th and Meinecke: ‘She was something special’

    MILWAUKEE — A 1-year-old girl died after a house fire on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday, Feb. 10, the medical examiner confirmed on Sunday. Family members told FOX6 News Quamyiia Owens just celebrated her first birthday in December. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after the fire, and sadly, she did not survive. “Quamyiia, you’re going to be missed girl. You’re going to be truly missed,” a cousin said. Fire crews and police responded to the area near 28th […]

  • Interim MPD chief candidates answer questions from the public

    MILWAUKEE — For more than 90 minutes, the two men looking to take over once Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn retires, answered your questions at a public forum was held Thursday, February 8th at the Mexican Fiesta Banquet Hall at 20th and Oklahoma. “I was born and raised here in the City of Milwaukee,” said Milwaukee Police Captain Alfonso Morales. We’re getting a better idea of the two men being considered for interim police chief. “I’ve been here, basically, all […]

  • Generic liquid Tamiflu in short supply as hospitals ban kids under 12 this flu season

    WAUWATOSA — Froedtert Hospital officials on Wednesday, Feb. 7 announced they’re limiting visitor access to birth centers at Froedtert Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Community Memorial Hospitals during the remainder of the flu season — effective Thursday, Feb. 8. This, as officials shut down a school in Milwaukee for the remainder of the week because of the high number of sick students and staff members, and the generic version of liquid Tamiflu is in short supply in the Milwaukee area. […]

  • ‘People are outraged:’ Meeting on pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks gets heated

    MILWAUKEE — A pay-to-park proposal at Milwaukee County parks isn’t sitting well with taxpayers. A meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 6 to discuss the issue got heated at times — with many saying it’s a bad idea. Some said they’re concerned families won’t be able to afford to visit the parks as frequently as they have in the past, and there was outrage from the public as to why the meeting was structured the way that it was. It was an […]

  • Council to push forward with health commissioner nominee after mayor withdrew appointment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett withdrew his appointment for interim health commissioner Monday, Feb. 5, as members of the Milwaukee Common Council push forward with their own nominee amid a brewing lead scandal. Paul Nannis was picked as a temporary replacement after Bevan Baker suddenly resigned in January amid the city’s lead-testing controversy — when it was revealed thousands of Milwaukee families may not have been properly notified if their children tested positive for high levels of lead in […]

  • ‘We’re not done yet!’ Families work to clean up after weekend snowstorm, with more on the way ❄️

    BROWN DEER — A winter storm dropped several inches of fresh snow across SE Wisconsin Saturday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 4, and there were several crashes as a result of the slick, snow-covered roads. Some said it took hours for crews to clear side streets where they live. It was slow going on I-94 EB at Drexel Ave. Sunday after a semi jackknifed and spun out onto the shoulder, closing the two right lanes. Two semis skidded at I-43 […]

  • Fire and Police Commission announces 3 finalists for MPD interim police chief

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (FPC) announced on Thursday, Feb. 1 the names of the three finalists for the position of interim police chief for the Milwaukee Police Department. The finalists are Assistant Chief James Harpole, Inspector Michael Brunson and Captain Alfonso Morales. Each of the finalists were at City Hall Thursday afternoon for their interviews with members of the FPC. Each one was grilled for a little over an hour — and one issue really […]