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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
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  • Timber! Lumberjacks compete in the U.S. Championships at German Fest

    MILWAUKEE — The sounds of motors, saws and axes cut through the air at Henry Maier Festival Park. “You need to be fit, you need to be focused,” said TIMBERSPORTS professional athlete Arden Cogar. “And daggonit, you got to be pretty strong.” The top lumberjacks in the entire country have descended on Milwaukee this weekend. “We’ve got our Top 20 pro athletes and our Top 8 collegiate athletes,” Roger Phelps, Corporate Communications Manager for STIHL Power Equipment, said. “All vying to […]

  • Get your Deutsch on! German Fest, a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds

    MILWAUKEE — Starting back in 1981, German Fest is a celebration of German culture right here in Milwaukee. And it’s back for another year, starting this afternoon. Carl spent the morning at Henry Maier Festival Park with a preview. About German Fest (website) Welcome to German Fest, a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds, along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. One of the largest German festivals in North America, German Fest Milwaukee is known for its authentic […]

  • “See the magic happen:” Miracle League gets children with disabilities on the diamond

    MILWAUKEE — A baseball game this weekend at Milwaukee’s Northwest YMCA will feature some true all-stars and a life-changing organization. It’s called the Miracle League of Milwaukee. There’s a line from a certain baseball movie that any fan will recognize. “If you build it, people will come,” said Anne Kearney, paraphrasing the Kevin Costner classic Field of Dreams. “And it really is the case.” Of course the Northwest YMCA isn’t heaven, or Iowa. It’s home to the Miracle League of […]

  • For the first time ever, the top lumberjacks in the country will compete in Milwaukee

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  • By hand from scratch: Lehmann’s Bakery is the home of Kringle and the King Kong Eclair

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin State Fair starts next week, but the preparations are well underway for the many vendors providing sweet treats to fair-goers. Carl spent the morning Lehmann’s Bakery, home of Kringle and the King Kong Eclair. About Lehmann’s Bakery (website) Made the old fashioned way, by hand from scratch, our Kringles were voted Racine’s best and recognized as “the dough that made Racine famous”. Made fresh and shipped daily all over the country, Lehmann’s Bakery offers more than […]

  • “That’s probably what saved my life:” Heart attack victim thankful for flight delay

    MILWAUKEE — For most people, a flight delay is a frustrating pain. But Paul Guibord will no longer be one of those people. “The delay was enough to postpone the luggage to where it was backed up totally,” Guibord recalled. “And that’s probably what saved my life.” The 74-year-old Milwaukee native now lives in Arizona, but was on a trip back to Wisconsin on Thursday, July 13th. “To this day, I don’t remember what happened to me in the airport,” Guibord […]

  • Summer is in full swing in Delavan, where they’re getting ready for their annual music festival

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  • Unique summer camp in Pewaukee builds carpentry skills: “We want to see the students find their passion”

    PEWAUKEE — At the Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center in Pewaukee, middle and high school students were busy Monday, July 24th transforming stacks of wood into something seaworthy. “They’re going to go through the entire process, from start to finish — taking a pile of lumber and creating a beautiful 12-foot rowing boat,” said Bill Nimke, president of the non-profit organization All Hands Boatworks. The Milwaukee-area students were taking part in Building2Learn’s week-long summer builders’ camp, a partnership with All Hands Boatworks. […]

  • Celebrate Festa Italiana’s 40th anniversary July 21-23

    MILWAUKEE — One of Milwaukee’s oldest and most popular ethnic festivals is celebrating a milestone this year. Festa Italiana is celebrating its 40th anniversary as the largest Italian event of its kind in the country. About Festa Italiana (website) From its modest beginnings forty years ago, Festa Italiana has grown into the largest Italian event of its kind in America today. As the first ethnic festival in Milwaukee, Festa Italiana originated as a way to bring together an Italian community […]

  • New gym in Waukesha takes a new approach on health and fitness

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