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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
  • Four killed in crash at Highway K and Town Hall Road in Walworth County

    Four killed, four hurt after three-vehicle crash in Walworth County

    WALWORTH COUNTY — Walworth County officials say four people were killed and four people were injured following a three-vehicle accident involving a semi that happened near Highway K and Town Hall Road in Sharon Township. The accident happened around 11:45 a.m. According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation has revealed a fully-loaded semi truck and trailer were traveling northbound on Highway K, approaching the intersection with Town Hall Road. The semi had the right-of-way as authorities say there is no stop sign […]

  • Body found in Milwaukee River in River Hills

    Medical examiner positively identifies body pulled from river as Jacquelyn Ranallo

    RIVER HILLS — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body found in the Milwaukee River in River Hills as Jacquelyn Ranallo — the 53-year-old Mequon woman missing since mid-November. The body was located Tuesday, May 24th by some cyclists — near a pile of debris in the Milwaukee River under the Range Line bridge. The cyclists flagged down a police sergeant on patrol in the area. The medical examiner made the positive identification Wednesday. It was made […]

  • Body found in Milwaukee River in River Hills

    Body pulled from Milwaukee River in River Hills, six months after Jackie Ranallo disappeared

    RIVER HILLS — A shocking discovery was made Tuesday, May 24th in the Milwaukee River in River Hills. Could it be a major break in the search for a missing Mequon woman? FOX6’s Brad Hicks spoke with River Hills police, who said the body of a woman was discovered by cyclists — near a pile of debris in the Milwaukee River under the Range Line bridge. The cyclists flagged down a police sergeant on patrol in the area. Investigators are […]

  • Carjacking victim

    Woman’s vehicle stolen with her one-month-old baby inside: “He slept through it – luckily”

    MILWAUKEE — Alderman Mark Borkowski on Monday, May 23rd issued a statement regarding an incident that happened in his aldermanic district on Monday morning. Milwaukee police say around 6:35 a.m. near 66th Montana Street on Milwaukee’s south side, a woman’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle with two suspects inside — in what Alderman Borkowski says was a “bump and run” carjacking. Her baby was still inside. “I just was screaming ‘don`t take my baby!'” the victim told FOX6 News. It was early on […]

  • Greenfield Police Department -- PIT maneuver on vehicle stolen from dealership during pursuit on May 6th

    Greenfield police share dashcam video showing successful end to pursuit of vehicle stolen from dealership

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield police are sharing dashcam video that shows a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver being used to successfully stop a vehicle that was fleeing officers back on May 6th. Police say the vehicle had been stolen from a car dealership — and four people fled on foot after the vehicle crashed, once the PIT maneuver was performed. One of the suspects in this case was on GPS monitoring for a carjacking. Police say he attacked an elderly woman. […]

  • Ron Schneider

    Leon’s owner to meet with LULAC, group calling for federal investigation into “English only” policy

    MILWAUKEE — There has been action and reaction as a controversial policy has come under fire at a popular frozen custard shop on Milwaukee’s south side. Leon’s Frozen Custard has an “English only” policy. The policy has received national attention — and on Friday, May 20th, Ron Schneider, the owner of Leon’s, will meet with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) — a group calling for a federal investigation into the policy. This all started on Tuesday, May 17th, when […]

  • Leon's Frozen Custard

    Latinos vs. Leon’s: Is the frozen custard stand’s “English-only” policy discriminatory?

    MILWAUKEE — Leon’s Frozen Custard has an English-only policy — a policy some are questioning, and others are applauding. The policy has one group calling for a federal investigation. Ron Schneider, the owner of Leon’s, says there’s nothing wrong with his policy, and it doesn’t appear that it is hurting his business. Leon’s is located near 27th and Oklahoma on Milwaukee’s south side. “Most people that live here are Latino,” Jorge Maya said. Leon’s Frozen Custard is a Milwaukee institution […]

  • Crash involving vehicle and ambulance in Milwaukee

    Did crash involving his ambulance have any impact on motorcyclist’s death after crash in Mukwonago?

    MILWAUKEE — There are lingering questions after a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday, May 15th in Mukwonago. Officials say a motorcyclist struck a car, and as he was being taken to the hospital, the ambulance carrying him was involved in a crash in Milwaukee. The crash involving the motorcycle happened near Highway 83 and Black Bear Boulevard in Mukwonago. Family members have confirmed to FOX6 News that 48-year-old Daniel Weber, known by his biker name “Digger” died after the crash. Village of […]

  • Addison Elementary School

    Trace evidence of antifreeze found in drinking water at grade school in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Students at Addison Elementary School are getting a lesson about antifreeze, after the chemical was discovered in the school’s drinking water. Officials say the problem has been addressed, and there is no health concern. But some parents are still worried. The Slinger School District has informed parents of students of the problem with the drinking water. According to a letter sent to the parents on Saturday, May 14th, Principal John Larkin and Superintendent Daren Sievers told parents the following: “This problem requires […]

  • Explosion, fire at home in Burlington

    Two bodies recovered from scene of explosion, fire at home in Burlington: “Like a bomb going off”

    BURLINGTON — Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s office say two people were killed in an explosion and fire at a home in Burlington on Saturday, May 14th. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing efforts to confirm information that a third person was at the home at the time. Sheriff’s officials say this explosion and fire are believed to be suspicious in nature. The investigation is ongoing. More than 24 hours later, crews were still on the scene on Sunday, May […]

  • Mai Fest6

    “A loss for the community:” Germantown’s annual Mai Fest halted due to venue problems

    GERMANTOWN — Stop the band, keep the kegs and put away the lederhosen. An annual festival in Germantown isn’t happening this year. After 27 consecutive years, locals are saying “Auf Wiedersehen” to Mai Fest. It wouldn’t be Germantown without a big German festival. “You get to hear the music and the food and the drinking,” said Kayla Gleixner, West Bend resident. The parking lot at the corner of Squire and Mequon Road is usually the go-to spot for Mai Fest. […]

  • Sgt. Michael Karwoski

    75 law enforcement agents, 16 citizens honored at MPD’s “Spring Merit Awards” ceremony

    MILWAUKEE — Seventy-five Milwaukee police officers were recognized Wednesday evening, May 11th for their heroic and often life-saving actions in the field. This, as the Milwaukee Police Department held its “Spring Merit Awards” ceremony. Sgt. Michael Karwoski was one of those honored. The incident for which Sgt. Karwoski was commended happened on December 8th near 76th and Townsend in Milwaukee. Body camera footage shows police responding to a home in that area, where a suspect was holding hostages in a […]


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