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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
  • ‘Not good:’ Woman who blew a .126 accused of putting daughter on her lap, behind the wheel

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — She’s accused of driving drunk on I-43, but it’s another poor decision that has a Sheboygan mother facing felony charges. Police say Amanda Hauke, 41, put her daughter, 12, on her lap, and was driving the speed limit — 70 miles-per-hour. The Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office has charged her with second degree recklessly endangering safety. On March 18, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office was called to I-43, where District Attorney Joel Urmanski said Hauke was in […]

  • Loved ones gather for funeral for Shannon Mani, allegedly murdered by unborn child’s father

    WAUKESHA — Loved ones gathered Sunday, April 22 for the funeral for Shannon Mani, who was four months pregnant when she was killed. Her body was found on April 15 in a storage unit in Milwaukee after she was reported missing on April 13. The circumstances surrounding Mani’s death are gruesome and heartbreaking, but her mother said she’s keeping her daughter’s love close to her heart, and she’s trying to look past the evil that took this young life. “We […]

  • In 1 year, 358K pounds of organic waste diverted from landfills thanks to Compost Crusaders

    MILWAUKEE — Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, there’s proof Milwaukee is making a difference. It’s been a little more than a year since the city launched a pilot program to have separate organic waste collections.  The program is part of the “40 by 2020” vision set by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Common Council in 2011 with the goal of increasing solid waste diversion from landfills to 40 percent by the year 2020. On an early […]

  • Family suffers another tragedy after young mother killed near 22nd & Orchard

    MILWAUKEE — It was Tuesday morning, April 17 when Milwaukee police officers were called to 22nd and Orchard after a ShotSpotter activation. Family members say gunshots struck and killed 24-year-old Angelica Fiebrink. Forty-eight hours later, family members gathered where Fiebrink was found to pay their respects. “Beautiful, bright, intelligent. A wonderful mother and great friend,” said Samantha Fiebrink, victim’s aunt. “She was like my daughter. I raised her.” Fiebrink leaves behind two young children, and many unanswered questions. “I just […]

  • Wind, waves, push pile of garbage onto sidewalk along lakefront; ‘We eat the fish that eats the plastic’

    UPDATE (4-19-18): Amanda Peterson, the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Milwaukee Art Museum reached out to FOX6 News and indicated the area where the garbage had collected was “within the scope of the Milwaukee Art Museum.” She added the facilities team tackled the majority of the trash on Thursday morning — and “the remainder will be cleared when the ground thaws a bit more.” MILWAUKEE — The pedestrian walkway along Milwaukee’s lakefront is littered with garbage. A spokeswoman […]

  • Killer ‘friend’ called ‘Trouble:’ Parents say man charged in son’s shooting death spoke at his vigil

    MILWAUKEE — The parents of a homicide victim say the man responsible for their son’s death was a childhood friend, who even spoke at a vigil for the deceased. A month ago, police say they found Robert Thomas with a smoking gun that was used in a string of crimes — two homicides and a canicide. His nickname on the street is “Trouble.” “It’s been sleepless nights. A lot of crying,” said Pamela Thomas, Jordy Robinson’s mother. Thomas’ son, Jordy […]

  • Officers just re-certified in CPR/AED training save life of man celebrating wedding anniversary in Caledonia

    CALEDONIA — Caledonia police officers and a good Samaritan are being hailed heroes after saving a man’s life. The officers just happened to be two blocks away when the call came in, and as it turned out, they got a refresher course on life-saving measures days earlier. “I was actually at a traffic stop when I heard the call come out,” said Officer Chad Zoltak. On the scene of a traffic stop just blocks from the Oh Dennis! Saloon & Charcoal […]

  • ‘We’re ready:’ Washington County road crews to work overnight fighting ice ahead of morning commute

    WEST BEND — An April winter storm dumped a wintry mix and snow in SE Wisconsin — with snow reports ranging from one to two inches south of Milwaukee, three to four inches in the Milwaukee area, to nearly eight inches in Fond du Lac and more than eight in Beaver Dam. In Washington County, crews were at work non-stop since Saturday night, April 14 in an effort to keep the streets clear of ice and snow. Highway crews said […]

  • ‘It means a lot:’ Beaver Dam businesses step up to help victims of 17-unit apartment fire

    BEAVER DAM — Beaver Dam businesses are stepping up to help more than a dozen residents displaced by a weekend fire that happened on Third St. There’s still no word on a cause but some of the people who survived the blaze are grateful so many people in the community care. Erick Webb, lived in apartment 203 for the last year-and-a-half. “As soon as I got out, the whole hallway was already filled with smoke,” said Webb. Webb says, he only […]

  • ‘Here’s the reality:’ 3 overflow rooms as MPS leaders crunch numbers amid looming deficit

    MILWAUKEE — Three overflow rooms were set up during a packed and, at times, contentious meeting of a Milwaukee Public Schools Board of School Directors committee meeting Tuesday evening, April 10 — where MPS leaders discussed a $30 million budget deficit, and ways to save money. There were two committee meetings scheduled to discuss the budget on Tuesday evening. The second was supposed to start at 6:30 p.m., but as of 9 p.m., it had not begun. It is number-crunching […]

  • Suspended health dept. staffer says she’s a scapegoat for lead-abatement problems

    MILWAUKEE — A suspended Milwaukee Health Department official says she’s a scapegoat for top-level management’s errors that contributed to a scandal in the city’s lead-abatement program that first came to light in January, when it was learned that the city may have failed to properly notify thousands of families of lead levels in children’s blood. Lisa Lien, a home environmental health manager supporting the Milwaukee Health Department’s lead abatement program, received a 10-day suspension in December 2017 for her role […]

  • ‘Really sad:’ 1 killed in fire at apartment building in Beaver Dam; 1 remains in critical condition

    BEAVER DAM — Beaver Dam fire officials on Sunday, April 8 confirmed one fatality in a fire at an apartment building on Third St. on Saturday. Of the five people taken to the hospital as a result of the fire, one remained in critical condition on Sunday, officials said. The name of the person who died hasn’t been released. “That’s so sad. That’s really sad,” said Kristen Westlake, who lives across the street and captured video and photos of the fire. […]