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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.

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  • Gov. Scott Walker

    “We need people who are drug free:” Walker announces drug testing plan for aid recipients in Wisconsin

    MADISON (AP/WITI) — If you’re being helped by state programs like FoodShare or even Medicaid, you’d better be drug free. That’s the message from Governor Scott Walker. Walker is following through on his campaign promise to require drug testing for public aid recipients in Wisconsin and limiting how long they can receive benefits. The potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate announced on Thursday, January 22nd more details about those plans that he first proposed during last year’s gubernatorial campaign. The drug-testing […]

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    Proposed streetcar project could impact Johnson Controls’ potential expansion into downtown

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The proposed downtown Milwaukee streetcar project could affect Johnson Controls’ potential expansion downtown. Johnson Controls is considering a number of new locations and “convenient transportation” is one key factor as company leaders debate whether to expand into downtown. “It`s no secret Johnson Controls is looking on Clybourn Avenue and they`re looking at this (streetcar) project,” Dan Bukiewicz with the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council said. Reports out Wednesday, January 21st say Johnson Controls is planning a 50-story […]

  • Milwaukee streetcar

    On eve of critical Common Council vote, supporters, opponents of proposed streetcar speak out

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ahead of a critical Milwaukee Common Council vote Wednesday, January 21st on the proposed downtown streetcar, the talk in Milwaukee Tuesday centered around that project. The discussion began during a gathering of Common Council members and a County Board supervisor, who are already exploring expanding the streetcar’s service. “There`s a system that can be developed. We`re saying we want this as a high priority — to get something to the southside after if a line is built downtown,” […]

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    $50,000 in four days: Milwaukee man wants to send young people to see “Selma” in theaters

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Money is being raised to send Boys & Girls Club kids to see the new movie “Selma.” The film chronicles activists like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in support of equal voting rights. Richard Lewis, a sales manager at Concours Motors says he wants to see more young people in the audience as Selma is screened at Milwaukee-area theaters. That’s why he’s giving them free tickets. Fans of the […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    President Scott Walker? Why some say a big campaign promise could come back to haunt him

    MADISON (WITI) — President Walker? Actions taken by Governor Scott Walker in recent weeks seem to signal a presidential bid — but experts say one big campaign promise might come back to haunt him. Governor Walker has already hired a senior advisor to assemble a team for a potential presidential run. All that’s missing is an official announcement. Delivering the keynote address at the Republican National Committee‘s annual winter meeting last Thursday, January 15th, Governor Walker may have put the […]

  • Waterworks

    BEWARE: Milwaukee woman burglarized by suspects posing as utility workers

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — City of Milwaukee officials are urging residents to be mindful of persons who try to gain access to their homes by posing as utility employees. This, after an incident was reported on Wednesday, January 14th to the Milwaukee Police Department. The victim thought it was just part of a routine check of neighborhood pipes — but the suspects had much more in mind. Officials say the incident involved two men posing as Milwaukee Water Works employees. They […]

  • Suspect in armed robbery, homicide at Waukesha gas station

    “Armed and dangerous:” Police on the hunt for suspects who shot, killed gas station clerk in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha police are asking for the public’s help as they search for two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred late Tuesday, January 13th at a gas station in Waukesha — suspects they describe as armed and dangerous. Police say 65-year-old Saeed Sharwani of Brookfield, a clerk at the Citgo gas station on Whiterock Avenue at E. Moreland Boulevard was shot and killed during an armed robbery around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. It is the first […]

  • Milwaukee streetcar

    “I’m betting on the future:” Ahead of crucial Common Council vote, Barrett makes case for downtown streetcar

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A critical vote is planned for next week (Wednesday, January 21st) on the proposed streetcar project for downtown Milwaukee. Ahead of the Common Council’s decision, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is trying to get folks on board with the plans. This, as a group of those opposed to the proposal try to derail the project. Mayor Barrett says more millennials are living in downtown Milwaukee and prefer fixed transportation to cars. He believes the plan is good for […]

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    Are they working? Motorists in Milwaukee the first in the country to be exposed to orange lane markings

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is using bright orange paint on parts of I-94 to help drivers navigate more effectively this winter. Last week, we saw snow for the first time in 2015 — so how well are those orange lines working? The orange lines are part of a pilot program to see whether using orange paint helps make the lines more visible for drivers. Milwaukee motorists are the first in the country to be exposed to […]

  • 24th and auer fatal shooting

    Family shocked to find victim of gun violence dead on their doorstep near 24th and Auer

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A body was discovered Sunday, January 11th on the doorstep of a homeowner who says she doesn’t know the victim or how he got there. Milwaukee police say the victim is a 33-year-old Milwaukee man who was apparently shot to death. He has been identified as Antrone Lowe. A family living near N. 24th Place and Auer says Sunday morning was one they won’t soon forget. “The dead body was right here — on the front steps,” the […]

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    “We’re going to have treacherous conditions:” Snow covered roads could lead to tricky travel overnight

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — Even if you are a good driver, there is one thing you cannot control — road conditions. The freeways were snow covered and slick for most of the day on Thursday, and now with nighttime and the blowing snow, navigating can still be tough. There are about 20 trucks out on Washington County roads right now salting and plowing. It stopped snowing in Milwaukee around 7 p.m., but strong winds keep blowing the snow back onto the […]

  • MPD Hot Team

    “It’s a priority:” MPD’s HOT Team, other advocates work to keep homeless, elderly safe from the cold

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect through noon Thursday, January 8th, as the bitter cold continues to grip southeastern Wisconsin. We’ll see cold air again Wednesday night with air temperatures falling below zero, and we’ll see temperatures falling to -9 by Thursday morning, with wind chills around -34 at sunrise Thursday. Agencies across Milwaukee are coming together to offer resources as this dangerous cold continues. The elderly, the disabled and the homeless all have folks looking […]


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