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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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    A wide open race: 6th Congressional District candidates square off

    PLYMOUTH (WITI) — Candidates hoping to claim Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District seat faced off in Plymouth on Thursday, October 30th. U.S. Representative, Tom Petri, is retiring after 35 years in office. Before you see their names on the ballot Tuesday, the three men looking for your vote in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District race were on the Plymouth High School stage for one last debate. “Don’t look for the Republican or Democratic answer. Look for the right answer,” Democratic candidate Mark Harris […]

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    “We are prepared to deal with it:” Extra precautions to keep Ebola at bay

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — The Ebola virus has dominated the headlines this past week, and as a result, health officials want you to know what they’re doing to keep everyone safe. While no confirmed or suspected cases have been reported in Wisconsin, there are steps being taken to keep the virus at bay. Mandatory training just started last week for all members of the Fond du Lac Fire Department. It’s an extra step, they think, that could help save […]

  • Walker Burke

    The gubernatorial debates are over, so how did the candidates do?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The candidates covered a lot of ground on Friday evening — from answering questions about the Kenosha casino project, to reducing Milwaukee crime. FOX6 News asked UWM Political Science Professor, Mordecai Lee to analyze the debate. He says the candidates appeared more aggressive than they were last week in Eau Claire. But he says there were weak moments on both sides. Lee says Governor Walker took a hit by dancing around his 250,000 jobs pledge. “They won’t […]

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    The final square off: Scott Walker and Mary Burke meet one last time

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Friday will be the final time Governor Walker and Mary Burke will square off before the election. A week after their first debate, the two will meet again — this time the debate is in Milwaukee. It was just one week ago both candidates were meeting for their first televised debate. Tonight it’s a different city, and a different setting. Both Mary Burke and Scott Walker will answer questions in Milwaukee in front of a panel of […]

  • “Hopefully, it doesn’t come here:” Preparing locally for Ebola

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The threat of Ebola has everyone one edge, even our local heroes. In Milwaukee, the fire department is spending thousands of dollars to keep its workers, and patients safe from the virus. There’s a shift taking place inside the Milwaukee Fire Department, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the hours on the clock. “The world is a much smaller place than I thought it was before,” said Lieutenant Linda Mattrisch, EMS Division. It’s a mentality […]

  • West Allis

    Man accused of dropping sex toys in the street, watching as young girls react

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — A 28-year-old man is accused of leaving surprises in West Allis neighborhoods. They’re surprises some are calling sick and disturbing. Investigators say the man left sex toys, still in their plastic packaging where they would be found by young girls. Then, he’d allegedly watch from his car to see what the girls would do. They’re the kind of toys no child should ever play with, but in three separate alleyways in West Allis, police say teenage […]

  • Paul Ryan and Rob Zerban

    Rob Zerban vs. Paul Ryan: Candidates for 1st Congressional District seat meet on debate stage

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The upcoming election set for November 4th extends far beyond the race for governor. In the 1st Congressional District, Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan hopes to retain his long-held seat from Democratic challenger Rob Zerban. On Monday evening, October 13th, the two met on the debate stage at Carthage College. The candidates were made aware of the topics, but they weren’t given the specific questions in advance of Monday night’s debate. The debate was moderated by a […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker, Mary Burke wrap up first debate

    Gov. Walker, Mary Burke campaign on heels of first gubernatorial debate

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — After going head-to-head in their first debate Friday, Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are back on the campaign trail. Two dozen Latinos gathered at a private home in Racine on Sunday, October 12th for a meet-and-greet with Burke. After making an appearance Saturday at UW-Milwaukee with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, this is the first time Burke is answering questions directly from voters since the debate. With help from an interpreter, Burke also […]

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    Candidates face off: Gov. Scott Walker, Mary Burke meet in first debate

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The first of two debates between Wisconsin’s gubernatorial candidates takes place on Friday, October 10th — and you’ll be able to watch the entire thing LIVE on FOX6 News and After months on the campaign trail, Republican Governor Scott Walker, and Democratic challenger Mary Burke finally come face-to-face in their first debate. The debate will take place in the Mayo Auditorium in Eau Claire. It is scheduled to start at 7 p.m, and is expected to last […]

  • Torchy Dames

    “It’s really amazing:” He needed a wheelchair ramp, and now, even more people reaching out to help “Torchy”

    OCONOMOWOC (WITI) — It’s something no one expected. Not even “Torchy!” The community outreach from across southeastern Wisconsin continues as 95-year-old veteran Ralph “Torchy” Dames gets even more time in the spotlight. After FOX6 aired a story on Dames on Sunday, October 5th, a West Bend company stepped up to build Dames a wheelchair ramp. Now, we’ve learned Home Depot has made a big offer! “It`s really amazing, you know, what happens!” Dames said. Dames’ neighbor and friend Dan Britten reached out […]

  • sherman and burleigh crash

    “You killed two people:” A violent crash near Sherman & Burleigh this summer, and no charges will be filed

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — She caused an accident last summer that killed two people — and now, we’ve learned a 62-year-old Milwaukee woman won’t be charged in connection with their deaths. It’s something the victims’ family members aren’t happy to learn. It was July 10th. The intersection of Sherman and Burleigh was shut down after a massive wreck involving four cars. Two people lost their lives. Witnesses called it the worst crash they’d ever seen. “I just went into a shock. […]

  • Ralph "Torchy" Dames

    “He never asks for anything from anybody:” But a 95-year-old Army veteran needs a wheelchair ramp

    OCONOMOWOC (WITI) — At 95 years old, a veteran living in Oconomowoc is doing something he’s never done before. He’s asking for help. After waiting for months for a company to install a wheelchair ramp at his home, he’s left with nowhere else to turn, but to FOX6 News. Ralph “Torchy” Dames lives on a fixed income in the home he’s lived in all his life. Now, with the help of another veteran half his age, he’s gearing up for […]


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