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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
  • “Pleaded with me:” After complaints, alderman wants limits on roadside memorials

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee alderman wants change after he says residents have come forward, claiming roadside memorials are a nuisance. If passed, an ordinance would require the memorials to be removed after 10 days, and it would add restrictions as to when loved ones can gather to mourn their loss. This, as some say you can’t put a limit on grief. “Some of these families don’t know what else to do. This becomes a way to grieve,” Tory Lowe, community […]

  • $100K medal awarded to Milwaukee firefighter in 1906 in danger of disappearing from public view

    MILWAUKEE — A gold medal awarded in the early 1900s, is currently at the center of a legal fight. At stake is your access to a part of Milwaukee’s history. We’re talking about the medal that was awarded to a firefighter in 1906. One man went to incredible lengths to save a life — now, his prize for doing so is also in need of saving. “It’s a reminder that any one of us can choose to do something selfless […]

  • “Wrong place, wrong time:” Family says shooting of man in face outside birthday party seemingly random

    MILWAUKEE — Family members say a 38-year-old man is in serious condition after he was shot outside a birthday party on October 4th. The victim’s sister told FOX6 News her brother was shot for no reason, and she believes this was completely random. As the rain fell Tuesday, October 10th near 66th and Ruby, so did the tears — down Maiyer Vang-Thao’s face. “I can’t imagine what they are going though,” Vang-Thao said. Vang-Thao said on October 4th, her brother, […]

  • Mayor Barrett ahead of public hearing on budget: “This is not the budget I had hoped to introduce”

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council hosted a public hearing Monday evening, October 9th on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s proposed 2018 city budget — a plan that has drawn criticism over cuts to police and firefighters. During the hearing, one by one, residents approached members of the Common Council and asked them to reject public safety cuts in the proposed budget. “I cannot live with the cut. Can you?” one asked. “We’d like to urge you to reconsider closing Engine 6,” […]

  • Task force volunteers learn how to use tourniquets in wake of Vegas mass shooting: “Speed is key”

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — Volunteers want to be prepared in case a mass shooting like that in Las Vegas were to happen here in SE Wisconsin, and in Sheboygan County, they’re learning how to use a simple tool to save lives. The Sheboygan County Rescue Task Force is learning how to use tourniquets in the aftermath of a mass-casualty incident. The training exercise was planned long before the shooting in Las Vegas on October 1st, but volunteers said that tragedy underscores […]

  • Elmbrook Humane Society seeks foster family willing to adopt dog dumped from black SUV in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD — Officials with the Elmbrook Humane Society on Thursday, October 5th shared an update on Gracie,  a dog they say was forced from a black SUV near North and Barker in Brookfield on September 9th in Brookfield. Two-year-old Gracie is now trying to get back on her feet. “She kind of started to walk back towards the car, they kind of kicked her out of the way and drove off,” said Elmbrook Humane Society Development Director, Anita Alfaro. After being […]

  • Mother faces life in prison after 4-year-old with autism bound with 7 belts, set on fire in bathtub

    MILWAUKEE — Criminal charges have been filed against a mother accused in the death of her four-year-old son — her only child, who had autism. The accused is 23-year-old Amelia Di Stasio, who faces a charge of first degree intentional homicide in the death of Antonio Di Stasio, which happened on September 28th near 17th and Grant. Di Stasio faces life in prison if convicted. According to a criminal complaint, around 7:30 a.m. on September 28th, the Milwaukee Fire Department […]

  • Milwaukee Public Market reopens after evacuation due to possible gas leak

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Public Market reopened before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4th after it was evacuated due to a possible natural gas leak. The Milwaukee Fire Department confirmed for FOX6 News that buildings in the area of the Milwaukee Public Market (near Water St. and St. Paul Ave.)  were evacuated Wednesday afternoon. Again — the Milwaukee Public Market has reopened. Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates.

  • Parents: Wauwatosa native among Las Vegas shooting victims; “at least now we know”

    SHOREWOOD, Minn. — The parents of a Minnesota man who had been missing after the mass shooting in Las Vegas say they have been notified he was killed in the attack. Steven Berger, 44, a financial adviser who lived in Shorewood, Minnesota, and was a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, had been attending Sunday night’s concert with his roommate and other friends — celebrating his birthday at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. His mother Mary says Steven’s roommate saw him get […]

  • Father of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was born in Sheboygan, was on FBI’s Most Wanted list

    LAS VEGAS — The father of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was previously on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, law enforcement officials confirmed to CNN on Monday, October 2nd. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock Jr., born November 1st, 1926 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, appeared on the agency’s infamous registry from June 10th, 1969 through May 5th, 1977 and was described in an FBI poster as being “diagnosed as psychopathic” and as an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who […]

  • Prayers for 4-year-old who died near 17th and Grant; his mom in custody: “An innocent life is gone”

    MILWAUKEE — A vigil was held Sunday evening, October 1st following the death of a four-year-old boy near 17th and Grant in Milwaukee. Police are investigating the death as a homicide — and the boy’s mother is expected to be charged. Family members told FOX6 News Antonio Di Stasio’s mother is behind bars, awaiting formal charges, as this tragedy has drawn the attention of child abuse prevention advocates, who said they hope no other children suffer like little Antonio. As […]

  • “Went airborne:” Driver flees from traffic stop, flips vehicle outside home near 62nd and Congress

    MILWAUKEE — A dangerous crash flipped a car into the air and it came to a rest just inches from a home on Milwaukee’s north side — near 62nd and Congress Wednesday, September 27th. The search for the man responsible is still underway. The driver of the car took off. In total, three cars were ruined by the wreck. For neighbors living near the scene, there’s a hard-to-believe sight. “It sounded like a big boom. Something that hit. You could […]