• Follow me on:

Well hello there! Ah the bio page – one of the first steps in getting to know some of us TV peeps.

I started with Fox6 September 2011 as the station’s second-ever multimedia journalist. It’s a fancy title that basically means I do it all. Formerly known as a “one man band” you’d see me in and around the Milwaukee area hauling both a camera and a notepad as I performed the duties of photographer and reporter. You may think I harbored some animosity over having to do “two” jobs at once but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Of course now things have changed and I've shed that role at Fox6 to move on over to the Real Milwaukee team. As the newest Roving Reporter I consider myself the luckiest person at the station. The job of showing off our great city (and beyond!) in a fun, live and interactive way is truly a dream come true. Ever since I fell into this biz I've been striding to reach a position like this. Now it's time to just be me -- hope you enjoy the ride ;)

Prior to my Fox6 arrival I worked for nearly two years at 23 News -- the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL. There I developed and sharpened my solo act skills while pounding the pavement of the Forest City and nearby Freeport.

I got my official start in the Windy City as a morning show writer at WGN-TV. 2am to 10am Monday through Friday may SEEM like a brutal shift… but getting to meet the famous types and work with such a fun staff were well worth the odd hours.

“Enough of the work history what about the REAL Chip Brewster?” Fair enough.

I was born in San Diego, CA though you would never guess it by talking to me. When I was about four I moved to Illinois with my mom and sister where the real child-rearing took place. For this I consider myself a true Midwestern boy despite the West Coast beginnings. My hometown is just over the state border in little ol’ Lake Zurich.

Met my now wife while attending Lake Zurich High School (LZHS) where we began dating and continued on through college into real life and marriage.

After 5 years in the Illinois Army National Guard I am now a sergeant in the Army Reserve where I play saxophone with the 484th Army Band based right here in Milwaukee. That transitions nicely into my love for music. Saxophone is without a doubt my primary instrument but I also have a passion for drum set and drum line, piano, guitar and I dabble on flute and clarinet... DABBLE. You'll likely never see me jammin' on a flute.

While music and TV take up the majority of my time those moments where I can get away I love to be outdoors. My number one, top, favorite, hands down, no doubt about it activity involves a lot of snow and a large mountain… skiing. Beyond that really anything that involves fresh air and sunshine I am up for – running, biking, swimming, sports of all kinds, boating, etc.

Part of my outdoor enjoyment comes from riding my motorcycle and competing in challenge runs (also known as mud or fun runs). I’ve had the pleasure of partaking in the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Men’s Health Urbanathlon… to name a few.

Finally I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my professors at Illinois State University for helping to make me into the "reporter" I am today (LTP and BC). Go Redbirds!

Thanks for checking out my bio page - hope to see you around Wisconsin!

(If you'd like to connect with me you can find me on facebook, twitter, google plus, tumblr, instagram, pinterest... probably easier to just search "Chip Brewster" on whatever you use....)

Recent Articles
  • bike

    Love to bike? Wish you could do it year-round? Try Fat Bikes

    NASHOTAH (WITI) — Love to bike?  Wish you could do it year round?  Then you need to try out Fat Bikes.  They are bicycles with HUGE (fat) tires on them.  Wheel and Sprocket actually offered a race series this winter involving fat bikes.  We’ve seen them on the show before but now we’re testing them out first hand! Click here to learn more about the Lapham Peak Fat Bike Race. Click here for more information on Nashotah Park.

  • house

    Back to building: Walls are up, floors are down…now it’s time for the finishing touches

    (WITI) — The windows are in,  the walls  are up… and today it all about the finishing touches. We are continuing to follow our Washington Park Neighborhood Habitat For Humanity House. Click the video above to watch Chip take a look inside.

  • ymca

    Waukesha YMCA offers safe, quality care for your child when Waukesha Public Schools are closed

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Do you struggle to find child care when school is closed? If so, you may want to check out the Waukesha YMCA. They offer safe, quality care for your child when Waukesha Public Schools are closed. Chip gets a sneak peek look at all they have to offer.

  • packers

    Milwaukee woman named eighth member of the Packers Fan Hall of Fame

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Chip hangs with Kathy Lazzaro of Milwaukee — the woman named the eighth member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame Friday. The Green Bay Packers established the Packers FAN Hall of Fame in 1998 for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan. Milwaukee woman named eighth member of the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall This year’s finalists, in addition to Lazzaro, included Rudy Carmenaty, Massapequa Park, N.Y.; Caroline B. Comella, Appleton, Wis.; Bob […]

  • salt

    Road salt situation: Supplies are down, conservation is the name of the game

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you’ve been out on the roads this January, it’s likely you’ve encountered some not-so-cleared streets. We’ve heard a lot about cities in southeastern Wisconsin conserving their salt supply, but why? “Everybody was kind of freaking out early on in the season about the shortage of salt,” Milwaukee Department of Public Works Sanitation Services Manager Wanda Booker said. “All supplies were down to zero after last season,” Kevin Schuele, president of PAK Technologies said. For nearly a decade, Schuele […]

  • Sneak peek look at cookie-making process at family owned, operated bakery

    OAK CREEK (WITI) — Chip gets a behind the scenes look at how Melody Cookies makes their delicious treats. According to their website,  Melody Cookies is a family owned and operated bakery that has grown into a fine-tuned successful business over 30 years. Located in Oak Creek, they have been growing consistently, busting at the seams, and have expanded from a 2,800 to a 15,200 square feet facility. Click here to learn more.  

  • Endless decorating possibilities can be found at “Antiques on 2nd”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s 37,000 square feet of endless decorating possibilities. So if you want something to hang on your walls — or that statement piece in your livingroom, look no further than Antiques on 2nd in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

  • Like antiques? Check out the largest antique mall in southeastern Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Like shopping for antiques? If so, you may want to head to Antiques on Second, that’s where Chip was today. According to their website, Antiques on Second is the largest antique mall in southeastern Wisconsin. They have 40,000 square feet on three floors showcasing items from over 200 dealers. Click here to learn more.

  • Behind the scenes look at Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Championship

    RACINE (WITI) — Chip hangs in downtown Racine to learn all snow sculpting as he previews the 25th annual Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Championship. The championship will be held at Monument Square, in Downtown Racine from January 9th through January 11th. The Big Chill is quickly becoming the state’s premiere snow festival due to their highly successful snow and ice carving events of the past few years. Click here to learn more.

  • museum-2

    Chip Brewster reveals the January “Gift to the Community”

    (WITI) — FOX6 and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation are teaming up to bring you Gifts to the Community – something new, fun and free to do each month – as we celebrate the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s 100 years of service to the Milwaukee area. January’s Gift to the Community is an all-access, free weekend at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th. The Milwaukee Public Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. NO […]

  • Get fit through dance! Danceworks offers quality multi-level dance and dance fitness training

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Get fit through dance! Chip hangs at Dance works to show a bit of Barre Workout, Tap Workout and Cardio Workout. According to their website, dance of all types has long-lasting benefits for all ages—increased energy and sense of well-being, reduced stress, and improvement in memory, flexibility, balance, strength and heart health. Danceworks offers quality multi-level dance and dance fitness training, with classes for children and adults designed to reward and challenge each individual. Our faculty are […]

  • Penfield Children’s Center: Special library created for special kids

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Despite all the advances in technology, libraries aren’t going anywhere. They’re a wealth of free resources — from books to DVDs — and sometimes, they’re just what the doctor ordered. Chip Brewster shows you a place in Milwaukee that’s helping parents of children with special needs — free of charge. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Penfield Children’s Center.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,517 other followers