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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
  • ’50 to 70 percent below retail:’ Habit for Humanity’s ReStore accepts generous donation from NARI Foundation

    WAUWATOSA — It was delivery day Thursday, Feb. 8 at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Wauwatosa. “We donated tubs, sinks, some appliances,” said Jennifer Maag, Ferguson branch manager. “A lot of lighting, and some faucetry and some toilets.” More than $40,000 worth of new or gently-used materials from Ferguson Plumbing Supplies will go up for sale to the general public. “We sell everything between 50 to 75 percent below retail value, so it’s really a win-win,” said Jake Brandt, Milwaukee Habitat […]

  • When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the Milwaukee Public Market has plenty of options

    MILWAUKEE — When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the Milwaukee Public Market has plenty of options for the romantically inclined. But they haven’t had an option for flowers, until now! Carl has more on the latest vendor to call the Public Market home. About Milwaukee Public Market (website) Welcome to Milwaukee’s most unique downtown food destination! Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the Milwaukee […]

  • Melt Chocolates is a small, artisan chocolate company located in Bay View

    MILWAUKEE — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s a sweet treat for you! A local factory specializing in Belgian chocolate creations. Carl is learning every step of the progress from the owner and creative mind behind Melt Chocolates. About Melt Chocolates (website) Melt Chocolates, Ltd, is a small, artisan chocolate company located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI.  Melt Chocolates strives to make exquisite looking and incredible tasting chocolates in small, hand-made batches.  We use the finest Belgian chocolate and […]

  • Birthday Bash! The Door County Sled Dogs have made the trek down to Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — It’s an adorable way to get into the winter spirit this weekend. The Door County Sled Dogs have made the trek down to Milwaukee and will host their big birthday bash on both Saturday and Sunday. Carl is getting the celebration started early. About the Door County Sled Dogs (website) The Door County Sled Dogs, a 501(c)3, provides all-ages educational presentations year-round as well as providing weekly dog sled rides on a first come basis on Sundays only primarily at Whitnall […]

  • ‘Our goal is 25,000 pairs:’ Stan’s Fit For Your Feet wants your new, gently-used shoes

    BROOKFIELD — It’s an annual charity drive with plenty of sole. “This is our 12th annual Share-A-Pair shoe drive, and we’re celebrating all month,” said Megan Sajdak, Stan’s Fit for Your Feet marketing director. Throughout February, you can drop off new or gently-used shoes and new socks at the three Stan’s locations around the area, plus two New Balance stores. “We’re looking for men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes,” Sajdak said. “Work shoes, work boots, sandals, slippers, snow boots. You name it, we’ll […]

  • The Wildlife In Need Center is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation

    OCONOMOWOC — There’s a place in Oconomowoc that works with just about every type of animal native to Wisconsin. They rescue and rehabilitate the animals before trying to get them back in the wild. And this weekend, you can see their work up close and in person. Carl spent the morning at the Wildlife In Need Center. About The Wildlife In Need Center (website) The Wildlife In Need Center is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. WINC rehabilitates injured and […]

  • “It’s very important:” National Wear Red Day raises awareness on women’s heart disease

    MILWAUKEE — You may have noticed a lot of people wearing red on Friday, February 2nd. The first Friday in February is an annual push to raise awareness for the danger of heart disease in women. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center offers plenty of resources to help combat that killer. Linda Tomczyk is coming up on a big anniversary. “That was actually a year ago in March,” the South Milwaukee resident remembers. The month when she and her husband decided […]

  • The Great Lakes Pet Expo is different from most other shows, but how?

    MILWAUKEE — The largest non-profit pet expo in Wisconsin takes over State Fair Park on Saturday, Feb. 3. Carl is giving us a look at some of the amazing animals you’ll be able to see at the Great Lakes Pet Expo. About Great Lakes Pet Expo (website) Join the cast and crew of the 2018 Great Lakes Pet Expo in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park as we celebrate our 14th year of helping animals in Wisconsin. This event is the only […]

  • Little Hats, Big Hearts: Every baby born at Aurora in February receives a cap and heart defect screening

    WEST ALLIS — Seven hours after the birth of his first child, Timothy Clark was still beaming Thursday, Feb. 1. The little red hat atop Alex Marie’s little head was a sign that her young life will continue to be great. “Within a moment, your whole life changed,” Clark said with a smile. “Your priorities and everything changed to — first, somebody else. It’s great. It’s great.” “What this program does is really bring awareness to the number one killer of women, […]

  • A Toast To Winter: Enjoy drinks outside in 3 different hand-carved ice bars

    MILWAUKEE — After warm weather led to a pair of postponements, Milwaukee’s Ice Bars are finally going up today. Carl spent the morning near the intersection of Broadway and St. Paul int eh Third Ward, watching the installation of not one, not two, but THREE structures. A Toast To Winter: MKE Ice Bars (website) Enjoy drinks outside in three different hand-carved ice bars located at St. Paul Fish, Café Benelux, and The Wicked Hop. 150 blocks of ice weighing 23 […]

  • Winterfest is ‘a 9-day festival that celebrates art, winter, family, and fun’

    LAKE GENEVA — Lake Geneva is of course a popular destination during the summer — but there’s almost as much fun to be had int he winter as well. They’re in the midst of the Winterfest celebrations this week. Carl spent the morning checking out the fun. About Lake Geneva Winterfest (website) Every winter, Lake Geneva hosts Winterfest, a nine day festival that celebrates art, winter, family, and fun. Winterfest is home to the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition, (January […]

  • ‘Gets your blood going:” Brookfield East hosts wheelchair basketball tournament for all ages

    MILWAUKEE — For some of these athletes, a wheelchair is all they’ve ever known. Others didn’t need it until later in life. No matter their path, they’ve all found an outlet in wheelchair basketball. “I saw my friends playing regular things and I kind of felt left out — because they weren’t all in a wheelchair like me,” said Travis Beckler, 14, who was born with spina bifida. “I was a Division II college football player. When I was 19, […]