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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
  • “Loss is deep:” Questions remain as 29-year-old pedestrian passes away after crash at Sherman and Douglas

    MILWAUKEE — He was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street, and died at the hospital. On Sunday, April 23rd, family members and friends of 29-year-old Franklin Mills gathered to remember him, and said this loss has left them with a lot of questions. It happened on Friday night, April 21st near Sherman and Douglas. On Sunday, stuffed animals and flowers marked the spot where the man known as “Frankie” was struck. “We care about him. We love him,” […]

  • Suspects twice burglarize Wisconsin Firearms Training Center: “There’s a market for stolen weapons”

    BROOKFIELD — Guns are stolen from a Wisconsin Firearms Training Center in Brookfield, and police say the same suspects have broken in twice in just over a week. Investigators are releasing surveillance photos in hopes of generating tips that lead to arrests. Brookfield police say the first incident took place on April 9th, where two men broke into the training center and stole two shotguns. Police believe they struck again on April 17th — this time taking boxes of ammunition. […]

  • Woman outraged after she says letter carrier pepper sprayed her dog: “It was the saddest thing”

    MILWAUKEE — Dogs and postal workers don’t always get along, but a Milwaukee woman says a letter carrier went too far. She says her nine-month-old puppy was pepper sprayed by a mailman while the dog was inside her home. Jackie Lemke says her letter carrier delivered an unwanted surprise on Saturday afternoon, April 15th. “I saw the carrier approaching and he came to the door and pepper sprayed my dog through the screen door,” Lemke said. Lemke said Frankie, a […]

  • “Senseless:” 62-year-old man struck, killed near 35th and Mitchell

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police continue to search for the driver who struck and killed a 62-year-old man who was crossing the street near 35th and Mitchell Tuesday afternoon, April 18th. After the incident, nearby residents begged the suspect to turn themselves in. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., right out in front of Greenfield School. It appears the man was struck just as he was crossing to leave or enter the building. Police said the man suffered severe injuries and died at the […]

  • Man, pregnant woman accused of overdosing on $20 worth of heroin; their child in backseat

    WEST ALLIS — West Allis police said a pregnant mother was arrested for delivery of narcotics, and said her three-year-old child was in the backseat of a vehicle as the woman and her boyfriend allegedly snorted heroin. The woman and her boyfriend have not yet been charged in this case, so FOX6 News is not identifying them. We’re told the case is currently under review by the district attorney. This case is another eye-opening example of heroin’s tight grip. Police […]

  • What was his end game? Where are the guns? How’d he get to Vernon Co.? Questions remain after Jakubowski capture

    ROCK COUNTY — The only hunt taking place in Janesville on Easter Sunday, April 16th involved children looking for Easter eggs. The nationwide manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski ended Friday, April 14th, after a tip led investigators to western Wisconsin. Jakubowski was captured after a landowner found Jakubowski camping on his property in Vernon County. Jakubowski is now in custody, being held at the Rock County Jail — but many questions remain. “I got a little irritated with it,” Tim Horton, […]

  • Threat to churches in Sussex area investigated; person making threats purports to be Joseph Jakubowski

    SUSSEX — The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating a threat to local churches — and the person making those threats could be Joseph Jakubowski. A written threat was sent through the United States Postal Service by an individual purporting to be Joseph A. Jakubowski, a wanted fugitive. Jakubowski is being sought on a number of charges and threats of violence in the Rock County area. “We received a letter from an individual purporting to be Joseph Jakubowski,” said Lieutenant Phillip […]

  • Federal judge rules Christopher Manney violated Dontre Hamilton’s rights with illegal pat-down

    MILWAUKEE — The family of Dontre Hamilton has received a partial victory in federal court, after a judge in a civil suit ruled former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney violated his constitutional rights by illegally patting Hamilton down before he shot Hamilton in April of 2014 in Red Arrow Park. The ruling will undoubtedly play a huge role in the upcoming jury trial against Manney and the city — set to begin in May. It could delay that trial. “It […]

  • Trooper Borostowski, killed in crash, was in same recruit class as Trooper Casper, killed in 2015

    LAKE DELTON — Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin State Patrol trooper killed in a car crash while on duty Tuesday, April 11th near Lake Delton was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and won an award two years ago for saving a man’s life. Anthony Borostowski used to live in Kenosha, and went to Oak Creek High School, graduating in 2001. “Anytime there is a fatality in law enforcement, our hearts go out to the family and the […]

  • “Senseless:” Oak Creek priest, family mourn loss of relative killed in Egypt ISIS bombings

    OAK CREEK — Those in Egypt are in a state of shock, anger and mourning after deadly bombings struck two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday — and the ISIS attacks have had an impact here in SE Wisconsin. After the attacks on Sunday, April 9th, the Egyptian government has imposed a state of emergency. At least 47 people were killed, and dozens more injured. The Awadalla family came to the United States in 1993, but they still have deep roots […]

  • FBI offers $10K reward amid manhunt for burglary suspect who mailed manifesto to Pres. Trump

    ROCK COUNTY — A man suspected of burglary at a Wisconsin gun shop is on the run after allegedly mailing a manifesto to President Donald Trump, detailing his grievances against the government, and threatening to use the stolen firearms against schools and public officials. Officials with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday night, as of 9:30 p.m., Joseph Jakubowski remains at large, “despite extensive efforts” to locate and capture him. In their latest update, officials said Sunday night “contact […]

  • In the right place at the right time, We Energies worker praised for helping driver pinned under live wires

    RACINE COUNTY — A We Energies employee found himself in the right place at the right time — and he’s now being hailed a hero! This, after he jumped into action to save a woman trapped in her vehicle after a terrible accident. The victim said she’s lucky to be alive, and credits Tom Dudek for that. Dudek headed out on Sunday morning, April 2nd to handle a power outage. “We’re first responders. We go out and there is a power […]