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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
  • Bo Bandow

    Mother of 14-year-old boy struck by vehicle petitions for change: “Put up a push-button and crosswalk”

    NEW BERLIN — The mother of a New Berlin teen hit by a car on Thursday, August 20th tells FOX6 News, her son is making a remarkable recovery. But there’s another struggle the family is now focusing on. The impact sent a teenage boy flying in the air, and his bicycle tumbling after. “To see his body get thrown away that far from the car, that is very difficult to watch,” said Bo Bandow, victim’s mother. The accident happened near the intersection of Moorland and […]

  • Suspect in string of strong-armed robberies

    “We hope they catch him:” Four strong-armed robberies in one day! Can you help police?

    GREENDALE — Greendale police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed to be involved in four strong-armed robberies that occurred in one day. All four of these crimes happened on August 6th. At approximately 11:43 a.m. the Rochester Library, located at 208 W. Spring Street, was robbed by a male in his early 30s. The suspect was described as very tan or possibly Hispanic, standing 5’8 to 5’10. He had black hair — not a buzz cut, but shorter than […]

  • Dale Schaefer

    Charged in shooting at Juvenile Center, Dale Schaefer told officials: “I only wanted to hurt myself”

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — 34-year-old Dale Schaefer of Hartland has now been criminally charged — accused of disarming a Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy and firing two rounds. The incident happened last Monday afternoon, August 17th inside the Waukesha County Juvenile Center. Schaefer is facing the following criminal charges: disarming a peace officer second degree recklessly endangering safety possession of a firearm while intoxicated According to the criminal complaint, just before 3:30 p.m. on August 17th, officers were advised their assistance was required […]

  • Suspicious object at Speedway near 68th and North Avenue in Wauwatosa

    Bomb Squad called out to gas station in Wauwatosa after suspicious device found near pump

    WAUWATOSA — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office’s Bomb Squad was called out to the Speedway gas station near 68th and North Avenue on Sunday morning, August 23rd for a report of a suspicious object. It was reported that a pipe with two end caps was seen sitting next to a gas pump at the gas station. After observing the object, Wauwatosa police called the Bomb Squad to the scene. The nearby intersection was blocked off, and those who live in […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks arena

    “It doesn’t add up:” Residents weigh in on new home of the Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukeeans get a chance to weigh in on the Milwaukee Bucks arena project. At the end of the month, Milwaukee Common Council is going to start figuring out how to finance the new arena. The city is tagged to come up with $47M toward the project. A town hall meeting organized by Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele Coggs was held at the Hillside Family Resource Center in Milwaukee on Thursday evening, August 20th. It was a chance for residents living nearby to […]

  • Robert James

    Milwaukee neighborhood launches nonprofit to honor shooting victim, and they’re doing it “Robert’s Way”

    MILWAUKEE — You may not remember his name, but a Milwaukee man’s death one year ago is still having an impact in a local neighborhood. 30-year-old Robert James is remembered property manager who gave jobs to strangers in need, and school supplies to neighborhood kids who needed them. His loss is the beginning of a new mission for the family and friends he left behind. One year ago, the streets near 15th and Atkinson were filled with sorrow. “Out kids […]

  • condemned

    “They moved her out:” Woman’s home condemned, filled with dangerous fumes

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee resident is forced out of her home — and it’s not because of anything she did. The home is condemned and her neighbor may be to blame. All of the pumps at Villard Food and Tobacco were closed Tuesday, August 18th. No one at the corner of 76th and Medford was getting gas. That is, unless you count the woman who lives in the house directly next door. “They moved her out.  They put her in […]

  • Waukesha County Juvenile Center

    Deputy’s gun goes off, wounds man during struggle at Juvenile Center

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy’s gun went off in a struggle with a man at the Waukesha County Juvenile Center on Monday afternoon, August 17th. Officials say just before 3 p.m., the deputy assigned to the juvenile center was involved in a struggle with a 34-year-old man from Hartland who was there for a court hearing. Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson  says the man attempted to disarm the deputy. It was during that struggle the deputy’s gun went off. Two […]

  • Wisconsin State Fair

    “Very hot but a lot of fun:” Wrapping up eleven days of fun at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair

    WEST ALLIS — The 11 days of fun is coming to an end as the Wisconsin State Fair is open for its final day Sunday, August 16th. It’s been a year of change for the fair, with extra security and headline-making acts. But has it been enough to set records? Let’s start with the good stuff. State Fair is on track to sell 400,000 cream puffs this year. If they do it, that would match last year’s record. It’s been […]

  • Alderman Joe Davis Sr.

    Alderman files open records request for MPD response times after sexual assault of 82-year-old woman

    MILWAUKEE — A 29-year-old Milwaukee is accused of sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman in the street on the city’s north side — in a case that has angered some city leaders — and has the Milwaukee police chief reviewing policy. The case has resulted in Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis Sr. filing an open records request in an effort to get some answers for the victim. According to the criminal complaint, the victim was walking to her apartment from a bus stop near Green […]

  • Hit-and-run near 40th and Lisbon

    “I thought she was gone:” Disturbing video shows fight that led to hit-and-run

    MILWAUKEE — A video, recorded in Milwaukee is making the rounds on Facebook. The content is disturbing, but police are hopeful it will help them track down the young criminals involved. A group of kids in Milwaukee were caught on video beating a woman with a stick, and later, the video shows another woman getting hit by a vehicle. FOX6 News spoke with a witness, who still can’t believe what happened. “All I seen was her going over the hood […]

  • Sexual assault suspect

    “Let’s catch this guy!” Police look to ID suspect who sexually assaulted five-year-old boy at Walgreens

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are asking the public to help identify a sexual assault suspect who reportedly assaulted a five-year-old boy inside a restroom at the Walgreens located at 7600 W. Capitol Drive. The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. on August 9th. Police say the suspect followed the boy into the restroom and sexually assaulted him. After the crime, the suspect left the store, and the boy immediately told his parents what happened. The suspect is described as a black male, […]


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