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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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    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman is accused of child abuse. Investigators say her daughter died just days before her second birthday. Tiffany Payne allegedly texted her boyfriend she regretted “whooping” her daughter. The text was sent after the girl had already died. Inside a Milwaukee apartment building at 79th and Hampton, a little girl allegedly spent her final moments. Sunday, August 13th paramedics arrived at this location and found Lesley Hill, lifeless — and just days before what would have […]

  • “Denouncing hate should be universal:” Prayer service planned in Milwaukee after violence in Charlottesville

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin lawmakers are coming out strong against President Donald Trump after the president’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. There’s a plan in Milwaukee to confront and combat racism. From inside City Hall Wednesday, August 16th, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett urged elected officials across the state to denounce not only white supremacy, but also President Trump’s continued assertion that protesters standing up to neo-Nazis are partly to blame for what happened in Charlottesville. “I think there is […]

  • “We’ve had exemptions:” Alderman wants change in policy that won’t allow Waukesha police chief to hire son

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  • Cream Puff Pavilion evacuated at Wisconsin State Fair; CEO says “fire alarm pulled”

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  • North side bar where fatal shooting, fire occurred raises concerns: “Like a bad memory”

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  • “Didn’t do it:” Former youth care worker accused of having sex daily with 14-year-old runaway patient

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  • “Inexcusable:” Man, woman in custody, allegedly caught on camera having sex at State Fair

    WEST ALLIS — A man and woman have been taken into custody, after they were allegedly caught on camera having sex at the Wisconsin State Fair. It happened at the Coliseum inside State Fair Park. “We’re here for a horse show or a dog show — not to make babies,” Morgan Hakenson, fair visitor said. In a statement, a Wisconsin State Fair spokeswoman told FOX6 News they became aware of the “appalling viral video,” and said “this incident is inexcusable, […]

  • “Doing what we can:” Massive fundraiser in Kenosha Co. to help victims of historic flooding

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  • Despite the rain, first day of State Fair was off to a great start

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  • Great news! Tundra is back with its owner, but dog-napper still on the run

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  • “That’s my dog. I want it back:” 10-month-old dog taken from her home

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  • “Very green!” Tests show blue-green algae in Veterans Park lagoon, health officials say

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Health Department said Tuesday, August 1st water quality testing conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health indicated the presence of cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) in the lagoon at Veterans Park. The discovery could lead to illness — and similar conditions are being suspected in connection with the death of a dog in Madison. “I was commenting to my daughter Felicity here that it is very green!” Kathleen Deboer said. “I […]