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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!


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  • Tour of America’s Dairyland: 11 days of bicycle racing in 11 different communities

    KENOSHA — For 11 straight days, bicycle racing will take over towns and neighborhoods around southeast Wisconsin. The 10th annual Tour of America’s Dairyland starts Thursday, June 21 in Kenosha. That’s where Carl spent the morning. About Tour of America’s Dairyland (website) The Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by KwikTrip launched in 2009 when several Milwaukee-area cycling enthusiasts, among them Billy Ochowicz and Tom Schuler, came together to start what was then a five-day road cycling race. They were united by the […]

  • Japanese cycling team prepares to compete in Wisconsin’s Tour of America’s Dairyland

    MILWAUKEE — An unusual sight greeted Wisconsinites along the lakefront on Wednesday, June 20: A pack of riders from half-a-world away — members of the Japan Cycling Federation, in town for the 10th annual Tour of America’s Dairyland. “It’s very beautiful,” said Kie Furuyama. The series attracts talented riders from around the globe — Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany and more — for 11 races in 11 days. “We have anywhere from 10-15 different countries that are here,” said Bill Koch, […]

  • 6 hours of fun: Celebrate the official start to summer at Sendik’s Towne Centre

    MILWAUKEE — The Sendik’s Towne Centre will host six hours of summer fun on Saturday. Carl spent the morning touring the participating shops. The event is family-friendly and admission is free. Shops around the Centre will be providing various activities for all guests to enjoy. Make your way around to different vendors and collect stickers for your chance to win an awesome raffle prize! HERE IS A LIST OF PARTICIPATING STORES, ALONG WITH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES THEY […]

  • Get a backstage look at Summerfest’s new ‘tech-forward’ US Cellular Connection Stage

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest opens Wednesday, June 27 — featuring the brand new U.S. Cellular Connection Stage. You don’t have to wait to get a look, thanks to FOX6 News. “Really creating a centerpiece for the north end of the Summerfest grounds,” said John Heimsch, U.S. Cellular director of sales. The old structure was torn down in September. The much larger new stage was also moved and pointed in a different direction to open up the grounds and give better views […]

  • Third Point of View features all sorts of local artists in the same venue

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a place that brings all sorts of artists and vendors under one roof. A place where you can view and buy beautiful pieces — and also learn to make your own. Carl spent the morning at Third Point of View. About Third Point of View (website) Third Point of View is named after the three neighboring areas of Milwaukee: the Historic Third Ward, Walker’s Point, and Bay View.

  • ‘This museum is important:’ Danny Glover helps kick off return of Black Holocaust Museum

    MILWAUKEE — Actor Danny Glover is famous for his parts in The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon and many other movies over a long Hollywood career. But he was in Milwaukee on Monday, June 18 playing a different role — that of activist at the return of a powerful Milwaukee museum. “When we cannot tell ourselves the truth about our past, we become trapped in it,” Glover said. “That’s exactly why this museum is important.” Glover was quoting James Baldwin at […]

  • The 2018 World Cup is larger than life at a new pop-up bar in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — The 2018 World Cup is in full swing and one bar in Milwaukee is going all in on the event. Carl went to Walker’s Point Monday morning, June 18 to check out Nomad Nacional’s World Cup FanZone. About Nomad Nacional’s Fan Zone (website) ¡FANZONE! Say hola! to our first pop-up bar! Nomad Nacional is your summer hub for alfresco eats & drinks, colorful vibes, dance nights & world music, and all things FIFA World Cup! Nacional will be open […]

  • ‘No other event like it:’ Marquette soccer coaches turned rivalry fans as World Cup begins

    MILWAUKEE — The World Cup is underway in Russia, and that’s brought back a friendly rivalry on the Marquette University campus. It’s the only event that can turn veteran coaches into giddy fans. “There is no other event like it,” said Marquette Men’s Soccer Coach Louis Bennett. Every four years, eyes around the globe are on the World Cup. And every four years, that means a rivalry is renewed at Marquette. “Your country’s chance to lift this trophy – it […]

  • Festival season in Milwaukee continues this weekend with a trip to eastern Europe

    MILWAUKEE — Festival season in Milwaukee continues this weekend with a trip to eastern Europe. Americans largest Polish Festival  starts Friday, June 15 at noon. Carl spent the morning getting an early preview of PolishFest. About PolishFest (website) Polish Fest has a proud history in Milwaukee because of the strong Polish community in the area. Through the Polish Heritage Alliance and Polish Center of Wisconsin Polish Fest become the largest Polish festival in America and the Polish community is constantly growing. While […]

  • Eder Flag in Oak Creek produces American flag in all shapes and sizes

    OAK CREEK — June 14 is Flag Day throughout the United States. And where better to celebrate than at Eder Flag in Oak Creek. Carl is taking us to a place that produces millions of flags every year. About Eder Flag (website) In the nation’s heartland Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. has built a legacy of manufacturing quality products known for craftsmanship, quality and durability. Remaining focused on these values, a little business launched more than 100 years ago in southeastern […]

  • Looking for a Father’s Day gift? How about making your own beer or wine?

    MILWAUKEE — With Father’s Day this weekend, here’s a gift idea for dads that keeps on giving. If they like beer or wine, how about making their own. Carl is giving it a try at Northern Brewer. About Northern Brewer (website)  When founder Chris Farley first opened the doors of a small St. Paul homebrew shop in 1993, life was different. Phones had cords. Wine coolers were cool. And craft beer wasn’t even born yet. But none of that really […]

  • ‘It’s a workout:’ Watch as a new crop of ‘mailboat jumpers’ try to land a unique summer job on Geneva Lake

    LAKE GENEVA — The “mailboat jumpers” are part of a time-honored tradition that helps put Lake Geneva on the map. FOX6 News was there on Tuesday, June 12 for tryouts for the 2018 season — and not everyone stayed dry! For more than a century, they have delivered the mail a little differently on Geneva Lake. “You have to be athletic. You also really have to be gutsy,” said Katie Theisz, mailboat jumper. “You gotta be willing to go for […]