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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
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    “See Something, Say Something:” After Orlando, new campaign will target Milwaukee’s entertainment district

    MILWAUKEE — A new campaign targeting Milwaukee’s downtown entertainment district is encouraging business owners and patrons to be on the lookout for suspicious activity. It is an attempt to try to prevent mass shootings in this post-Orlando world. This campaign isn’t meant to scare anyone. In fact, organizers say the goal is just the opposite. They believe providing people with information and resources will make those heading out in Milwaukee feel a lot safer. On Tuesday, June 28th, there will […]

  • Cedarburg

    “Women flying through the air:” Driver in custody after 2 struck by truck near Strawberry Festival

    CEDARBURG — Cedarburg police tell FOX6 News a 37-year-old man has been taken into custody after striking two people with their vehicle near where the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival was taking place on Sunday, June 26th. The Strawberry Festival closed at 5:00 p.m. No one was killed in this incident, which happened as the Strawberry Festival was wrapping up and people were walking to their vehicles. It happened near the intersection of Western Road and Washington Avenue in Cedarburg. We’re told there was a crash […]

  • CVMA8

    “Got a motorcycle? Come on out:” Vets from around the country ride to MKE for national convention

    MILWAUKEE — A special motorcycle ride in Milwaukee on Thursday, June 23rd was led by veterans from around the country. They’re meeting in Milwaukee this weekend. “The premise of this, our motto, is veterans helping veterans,” said Mario Rodriguez, Milwaukee Chapter CVMA Public Relations. This year, Milwaukee is playing host to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association’s National Convention. Last year, the group met in Kansas City and 600 bikers showed up. Organizers hope the convention in Milwaukee will bring even more […]

  • Joseph Richmond

    “I did wrong. I feel guilty:” Hours after release on bond, trainer accused of sexual assault back at gym

    BROOKFIELD — A personal trainer is in trouble — accused of sexually assaulting a client at a gym in Brookfield. Hours after he was released from custody on a signature bond, FOX6 News found him back at work on Wednesday, June 22nd — at “G-Form Fitness.” Standing 6’1″ tall and weighing 240 pounds, Joseph Richmond looks like a personal trainer. His company biography stresses that the 52-year-old wants his clients to achieve their physical and mental goals. One of his clients […]

  • Suspect photos

    Case dismissed: Why suspect in shooting of pregnant woman walked free, even though victim ID’d him

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Case dismissed! Four years after a pregnant Milwaukee woman was shot and her unborn baby died, the main suspect was able to walk free. Court documents show the case was dropped because of uncertainty surrounding how the victim identified the suspect. Prosecutors aren’t certain they have an air-tight case against the initial suspect. FOX6 News is not naming him because charges have been dismissed. In June of 2012, a pregnant woman was getting out of her car […]

  • Items stolen from Willowbrook Place Assisted Living in Thiensville

    “They’re irreplaceable:” Maintenance man at assisted living facility accused of stealing thousands of items

    THIENSVILLE — A maintenance man at an assisted living facility in Thiensville is accused of stealing thousands of items from residents — with the combined total value believed to be more than $25,000. The Thiensville Police Department has been turned into a sort-of makeshift museum — housing a staggering amount of evidence. Some of the items this man is accused of stealing date back to the Civil War, and they are worth a lot of money. “This space usually houses […]

  • Coopers Hawk nest at Lake Park

    MFD rescues federally-licensed “bird bander” dangling from tree after mishap in McKinley Park

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Fire Department’s Heavy Urban Rescue (HURT) Team on Sunday, June 19th was dispatched to the area near McKinley Marina following an incident involving a federally-licensed “bird bander” who was dangling from a tree. “We came out to celebrate Father`s Day for my dad and my husband,” Nyoka Green said. But just as they set up their chairs and grill… “We saw legs dangling from a tree in a pair of boots,” Green said. Another passerby called 911 […]

  • Joe Schubert

    A driving force: Customized van, specialized driving lessons give teen with Spina bifida new freedom

    MUSKEGO — Many teens look forward to the day they receive their driver’s license. A car offers independence and mobility. But for those living with a disability, it’s not as simple as grabbing the keys and heading out. On the track, he breaks records with his speed. “Last year, I won the state championship,” Joe Schubert said. And on the court, Schubert is nothing short of a slam dunk. “In winter, I play wheelchair basketball for the Milwaukee Junior Bucks,” Schubert said. Sixteen-year-old Schubert told […]

  • Avan Kittler

    Victim of bump-and-run robbery upset alleged 17-year-old thief is out of jail on $10K cash bail

    MILWAUKEE — How did this happen? That is the question a Milwaukee mother is asking about the release of a suspect who allegedly stole her car with her infant inside. The teen is out on bail, and some wonder how he paid $10,000 to get out. “I didn’t know if I was ever going to see my son again,” said Elizabeth Gehrke. Elizabeth Gehrke says her one-month-old was in the back seat of her car when two men allegedly performed […]

  • Milwaukee 53206

    ‘Milwaukee 53206’ showcases the impact of living in one of the country’s roughest neighborhoods

    MILWAUKEE — A shocking statistic about Milwaukee serves as the basis for a new documentary. The film, “Milwaukee 53206” explores the impact living in the zip code with the highest incarceration rate for African-American men in the country. The documentary premiered Tuesday, June 14th at the Oriental Theatre. The group, “Milwaukee Film” sponsored the premiere. Organizers say the film is generating more buzz and interest than any other film they’ve been involved with. Tuesday night’s screening was sold out. It’s surreal […]

  • College Avenue Park and Ride

    “We don’t feel safe:” Woman wants cameras at Park & Ride lot after thieves cut Jeep, stole battery

    MILWAUKEE — Commuters say a Park and Ride lot in Milwaukee is quickly becoming a favorite spot for crooks — and you might not believe what they’re taking! Niki Hayek wants security cameras installed at the College Avenue Park and Ride lot to monitor potential criminal activity. Meanwhile, she says commuters shouldn’t park there. Hayek told FOX6 News she used to park her car in the Park and Ride’s northeast lot. It became a great way to avoid traffic. “It […]

  • Vigil at Milwaukee PrideFest for victims of Orlando mass shooting

    A deep, solemn silence at Milwaukee PrideFest in honor of 50 lives lost in Orlando

    MILWAUKEE — A vigil was held Sunday, June 12th in Milwaukee to honor the 50 people who lost their lives during a mass shooting at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Sunday was the final day of Milwaukee PrideFest — and a tribute event was held at 4:00 p.m. at Maier Festival Park, which included a moment of silence for the Orlando shooting victims. Milwaukee PrideFest is a celebration that has been taking place annually since 1996, but it […]


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