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Okay, so there is an "I" in I-Team. But don't be fooled. There's a lot more team than meets the eye. There is, of course, my co-investigator Meghan Dwyer. Our producers, Steve Davis and LeeAnn Watson. Our extraordinary editor, Dave Michuda. And some of the best photojournalists in the business.

As for the "I" - Well, I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (Pattonville High School). I got my bachelors degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. And I've worked in both radio and television in Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

I love snow skiing, soccer, Texas Hold 'Em, the St. Louis Cardinals, and ice cold beer (not necessarily in that order).

I have a passion for my work. But there is no greater joy in my life than being a dad.

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  • Jim Ott

    “It’s urgent that we act on this matter:” State lawmaker hopes to make “upskirting” a felony

    MADISON (WITI) — It is creepy — but is it a crime to take pictures under a woman’s skirt? A FOX6 Investigation recently exposed a loophole in Wisconsin law that could let perverts off the hook. Now, a Mequon lawmaker wants to close that loophole and make “upskirting” a felony. “It’s urgent that we act on this matter,” Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) said. As chairman of the state Assembly’s powerful Judiciary Committee, Ott has placed the issue of upskirting on […]

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    “Hothead” landlord piles up violations while tenants pay the price

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He is one of Milwaukee’s most prominent inner city landlords — and a FOX6 investigation has found the system that’s supposed to hold him accountable is falling short. FOX6’s investigation has found the king of this rental empire is both elusive and abusive — and some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price. Many of the people who rent homes or apartments from Elijah Mohammad Rashaed have never met their landlord. When they find their homes infested with […]

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    Victims of dating service’s high pressure pitch finally get payback, seven years later

    SHOREWOOD (WITI) — They were looking for romance, but got ripped off. Now, dozens of men and women who were coerced into signing up for a high-priced dating service are getting a pleasant surprise. It all started seven years ago with a FOX6 hidden camera investigation. Elliot Doering is one of the many who shelled out six figures for a dating service membership. He still lives in the same, one-bedroom apartment in Shorewood. He still lives alone. He rides a […]

  • Christopher Manney

    Dispatch audio: Hear Christopher Manney’s voice moments after shooting Dontre Hamilton

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — With Monday’s no-charging decision in the Dontre Hamilton case, piles of documents are being released. The Department of Justice handed over its documents. Included in the collection are audio files that allow you to hear for the first time, Officer Christopher Manney’s voice. On April 30th, Starbucks employees working out of a trailer called police, complaining about a homeless man who was sleeping in Red Arrow Park. Here’s the voice mail then-Officer Christopher Manney received before heading […]

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    Grandmother faces homicide charges in co-sleeping death of 11-week-old

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee grandmother is facing homicide charges for allegedly getting drunk and then sharing a bed with her 2-month-old grandson. Its the first time in 5 years that Milwaukee prosecutors have charged an adult with a homicide after a co-sleeping death. It’s probably safe to assume that Sheree Wimberly had no intention of rolling over and smothering her 2-month-old grandson, K’Dyn Carson, back on October 16th. But according to court records, her decision to get drunk on […]

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    Prematurity, not co-sleeping, is leading factor in infant deaths

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a deadly epidemic hardly anyone is talking about — and one of the most common risk factors is something a surprising number of expectant moms are still doing. They are smoking while pregnant. With a house full of five young kids, ‘Dorothy’ is a Milwaukee mom who admits she sometimes needs a little help coping with all of the stress. “Yesterday was pretty hectic,” she said. “So, at the end of the day, I did sit […]

  • Babies_Still

    Babies are dying from co-sleeping, but four times more from ANOTHER cause

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Babies are dying. Some from co-sleeping, but four times more from another cause. It’s a problem expectant mothers need to know! “Babies in Distress,” a FOX6 Investigation Wednesday on FOX6 News at 9.

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    Freudian slip: Therapist jailed for sexual relationship with a patient

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Hippocrates warned against it. Freud condemned it. But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime. To say that Kristin Marchese failed to respect professional boundaries with a patient is indisputable. To assume she should have known better is an understatement. “There are laws in place for a reason,” said Tracey Braun, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney, […]

  • Micheal Cotton conducts a demonstration on a pre-selected volunteer during his seminar in New York City on October 20, 2014. After a series of gentle touches, his subject begins to breathe heavily, gyrate and moan in what Cotton calls an "automated breath response."

    Revolution or rip-off? Chiropractor charges thousands for technique to change “humanity”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI)- A Milwaukee chiropractor claims to have cracked the code into an untapped part of the human brain. He’s developed a technique that he says will shift the course of humanity. All you need is a desire to believe. And a lot of money. For about $2,000, you can have the technique performed on you. For another $14,000, you can learn how to master it yourself. The “Higher Brain Living” program is being sold across the country as a […]

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    Federal government looks into controversial guardrail device installed on roads across the country

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — New crash tests start next week on a controversial guardrail device. It is already installed on roads across the country. The Federal Highway Administration estimates there are more than 200,000 of the devices, including an unknown number in Wisconsin. In October, a federal jury in Texas found that Trinity Highway Products defrauded the government by failing to disclose design changes to its ET-Plus guardrail end terminals — one of two guardrail energy absorbing devices approved for use […]

  • Snapshot from a 2010 crash test of Trinity Highway Products ET-Plus guardrail end terminal.

    FOX6 investigation prompts suspension of guardrail safety device

    MILWAUKEE (WITI)–  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is officially suspending its use of one particular model of a  safety device that’s attached to thousands of guardrails across the state. The move comes two weeks after a federal jury found the manufacturer failed to disclose cost-saving design changes to the government; but it comes eight months after the man who won the lawsuit first came to Wisconsin to bring attention to what he calls a deadly defect. Saving human lives is […]

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    “Doesn’t sound fair, does it?” 97-year-old widow’s home haunted by old tax debt, so who should pay?

    OAK CREEK (WITI) — It’s hard enough to sell a house, but imagine if you were one signature away from sealing the deal, only to find out you owe thousands of dollars in taxes that no one ever told you about! It happened to a 97-year-old Oak Creek woman — and it could happen to you. For 40 long years, a home in Oak Creek was housing a secret. “It was all we could afford and I like it right […]


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