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As a recovering sports addict, I’m excited to broaden my horizons — and explore Milwaukee — as the Roving Reporter for FOX6 WakeUp.

I took a circuitous route to this city. After growing up in suburban Maryland, I first landed in the Midwest as an undergrad at Northwestern — majoring in journalism but specializing in Ultimate Frisbee (and meeting my wonderful wife, Kim, along the way).

From there, it was off on a six-year journey as a sports anchor and reporter. I covered minor league baseball, including the debuts of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, at Blue Ridge Cable-11 (deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country). Then I immersed myself in the ACC, following Virginia Tech and UVa with the great team at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia (with a healthy dose of NASCAR on the side). And finally, I spent three years under the shadow of the Golden Dome, reporting on all things Notre Dame as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT.

And despite some solid work at those various stops, it was the one time I dressed up as the Cat in the Hat to read to kids (okay, second time — the first was a starring role in Seussical the Musical back in high school) that caught the eye of the folks here at FOX6.

All of which is to say: I’m up for whatever this area has to offer. With interests in the arts, the outdoors and food — definitely food — let me know what I should check out around town. If you know of a cool event, a fun activity or a way for me to make a fool of myself on live TV, I’m all ears!

Recent Articles
  • Fetal Concerns Center set to open by May inside CHW: ‘Care for mom and baby at 1 location’

    WAUWATOSA — Big things are happening behind closed doors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. “We are in the middle of building a brand new center for women who are pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy,” said Kristi Rapp, program director for the Fetal Concerns Center. Since it was founded in the year 2000, the Fetal Concerns Center has been a national leader in care during pregnancy and after birth. It’s one of a handful of places in the country capable of performing […]

  • Sasha’s Dressings are a unique blend of “heart healthy” natural ingredients

    MILWAUKEE — A local business with humble roots has caught on because of its delicious dressings. Carl introduces us to the founders of Sasha’s Salad and Sandwich Dressing — who still hand make and pour all their own products to this day. About Sasha’s Dressing (website) Kathy Taft, founder and developer of Sasha’s Salad and Sandwich Dressing, spent the better part of 35 years developing and fine-tuning her abilities in food preparation. The culmination of all her hard work was […]

  • Monster Jam will be performing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Get ready to get jacked this weekend at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. All the adrenaline of Monster Jam lands in town for three shows over the next two days. Carl spent the morning getting a preview. About Monster Jam (website) Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announced that tickets for Monster Jam® are on sale Tuesday, September 19 for Milwaukee and hundreds of other cities across the U.S. and Canada. The new season will […]

  • Milwaukee County Zoo welcomes 2 new species to its collection, now on exhibit: ‘A real joy!’

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo has welcomed two new species to its collection: a serval named Amos and two Malayan chevrotains, also known as mouse deer, named Opal and Rain. All are on public exhibit. “Even though we haven’t really advertised them yet, people have just been flocking in to see them,” said Bryan Kwiatkowski, a zookeeper in the Aviary, where you’ll find the chevrotains. “They’ve been a real joy for everyone to see.” Amos is a 9-year-old male serval, a […]

  • “Timeless and devastating:” In the Milwaukee Rep’s latest production a group of animals rise up, revolt

    MILWAUKEE — The latest production at the Milwaukee Rep takes us to a place where animals have taken over. So, how do you bring pigs, horses, birds and more to life? Carl spent the morning on the set of Animal Farm to show us. About Animal Farm (website) Among the most famous political novels of all time, Animal Farm is a timeless and devastating allegory of idealism betrayed by the desire for personal power. When the animals of Manor Farm […]

  • “Indoor golf simulators:” It’s the perfect place to work on your golf game all winter long

    WAUKESHA — Snow may be covering the golf courses around Wisconsin — but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play 18. Carl spent the morning at the Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center, where it’s perfect weather all winter long. About the Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center (website) Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center spares no expense in bringing the highest quality indoor golf simulators to golfers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, Pewaukee, and Madison. Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center is open between 8AM and 10PM Sunday […]

  • 9.4 million LEDs: New Daktronics scoreboard hoisted into place in new Milwaukee Bucks’ arena

    MILWAUKEE — Very slowly, and very surely, another piece of the Milwaukee Bucks’ arena puzzle was put in place on Tuesday, Jan. 16. “Now you start to really picture what it’s going to look like,” said Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry. Crews raised the massive Daktronics scoreboard into the rafters at what will be center court of the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center. “It’s one of the top 10 scoreboards in size in the NBA,” Lasry said. “This will […]

  • Riveredge Nature Center turns the big 50!

    MILWAUKEE —  Riveredge Nature Center turns the big 50 today. It’s been a jewel for half a century, and that’s thanks in large part to the volunteers that help keep it up. Carl spent the morning getting in the work. About Riveredge Nature Center (website) The idea for establishing a nature center was originated by the Whitefish Bay Garden Club in the spring of 1965 during the presidency of Isabel Lillie. It was a “big dream” for such a small group, […]

  • “Kind of a shock to us:” Water main break causes large sinkhole in West Allis

    WEST ALLIS — The intersection of 88th Street and Arthur Place in West Allis isn’t usually so busy. “Normally it’s a nice quiet neighborhood,” said resident Jeff Rabe. But it became the center of some attention late Thursday afternoon, when a giant sinkhole formed in the middle of the road after a water main break. Tom Horstmeyer had one thought when he saw the 20-foot hole at the end of his block. “I was glad nobody came down the street and went into […]

  • “Family-friendly:” Sunburst Winter Sports Park is one of the biggest tubing destinations in the country

    MILWAUKEE — The temperature roller coaster we’ve been on the last few days has made for challenging times at local ski areas. But with the cold weather back, Sunburst Winter Sports Park is ready for the holiday weekend. Carl spent the morning checking it out. About Sunburst Winter Sports Park (website) Family-friendly. Fun atmosphere. Great place to learn. Awesome group rates. Slopes across all levels. Improved snowmaking. Impeccable grooming. Three awesome terrain parks. 30 minutes NW of Milwaukee. Easily accessible. Continuous improvements. Huge […]

  • “Most likely the last major concert:” Bon Jovi to perform at BMO Harris Bradley Center in April

    MILWAUKEE — BMO Harris Bradley Center officials announced Thursday, Jan. 11 that newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi will return to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a sixth and final time on Sunday, April 29 (alternate date Monday, April 30.) “We really want to go out in style, and kind of cap off the great 30 years of entertainment we’ve had,” said BMO Harris Bradley Center VP Paul Jansen. The concert – very likely […]

  • Grand opening: Bowlero is “the kind of interactive fun that lets you forget about everything”

    WAUWATOSA — A set of renovated and re-imagined lanes are ready to bowl you over in Tosa. Carl spent the morning at Bowlero, getting us ready for their grand opening — and shows us what makes this different than your typical alley. About Bowlero (website) Bowlero is immersive entertainment at its best—the kind of interactive fun that lets you forget about everything and just enjoy the moment. When you roll in, you’ll find a wonderful distraction in every corner of our hipster-inspired, retro-awesome venue. […]