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Evan Peterson is a general assignment multi-media journalist working the dayside shift during the week and the morning shift on the weekends. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and spent the first few years of his life there before relocating to Chicago for a little while and then ultimately settling in Elmhurst, IL.

Evan graduated from York Community High School and later Marquette University where he studied digital media and political science.

Before coming to WITI he worked as a morning reporter at WICS in Springfield, IL. During his time there he covered a lot: the state’s budget crisis, flooding of central Illinois, President Barrack Obama’s visit, the 2016 presidential race, and profiled the FBI’s central Illinois cyber security squad.

When he’s not in the newsroom you can find him exploring Milwaukee, hiking, and volunteering.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, be sure to give Evan a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • Milwaukee County Water Parks prepare for busy opening weekend

    WEST ALLIS — Battle the heat while making a splash. It’s opening weekend for Milwaukee County Water Parks! FOX6’s Evan Peterson visited Cool Waters Aquatic Park in West Allis.

  • ‘Battle of the Badges:’ Milwaukee police, fire departments compete for blood donations

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police and fire departments have a battle on their hands and it’s likely to draw blood. The “Battle of the Badges” blood drive is for a great cause. It’s a “Battle of the Badges:” the Milwaukee Police Department versus the Milwaukee Fire Department. “The police department, they’ve got like double the staff of the fire department. Is that fair!?” asked Sgt. Theresa Janick, with the Milwaukee Police Department. “It is a concern but the fire department always […]

  • ‘They were screeching:’ Students learn as endangered peregrine falcons are banded

    OAK CREEK — There was an electric event at We Energies on Thursday, May 24. More than a dozen students from St. Marcus Lutheran School were invited to learn about the company’s efforts to save an endangered species. The young students got a firsthand look at four baby peregrine falcons. They watched as officials put tracking and identification bands on the birds. “When they took them out of their cage, I was a little bit scared. They were screeching. They […]

  • Voter registration kiosks now found at Milwaukee Public Library branches near you

    MILWAUKEE — In an attempt to get more people registered to vote, Milwaukee leaders announced on Monday, May 21, a new way for people to do just that — register to vote. Mayor Tom Barrett and other officials launched voter registration kiosks at all Milwaukee Public Library branches. The voter registration kiosks will provide residents easy access to the MyVote website and trained library staff will be able to assist with the registration process. “If you aren’t registered, you can register […]

  • Bucks’ president’s message to graduating UWM students: ‘Be present or don’t show up’

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands of students graduated in downtown Milwaukee on Sunday, May 20, and as they prepared to take the next steps in their lives — commencement speakers offered advice on how to move forward. As nearly 2,500 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students prepared to take their next big next step in life, Milwaukee Bucks’ President Peter Feigin, their commencement speaker, said he can relate, with the new Bucks’ arena nearing completion. “We love it. I mean, obviously, we think there’s […]

  • Graduation Day: Thousands of students earn their diplomas in downtown Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — College students from UW- Milwaukee and Marquette are gathering downtown Sunday, May 20 — where they won’t be students much longer. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went downtown with soon-to-be grads that’s made the most of the past four years. About UW-Milwaukee’s commencement (website) Directions for: Bachelor’s Degree Candidates Master’s Degree Candidates Doctoral Degree Candidates When: Black Ceremony – Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. For all Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Candidates from the following schools/colleges: (each ceremony is approximately […]

  • Dozens gather at Three Lions Pub to watch, celebrate the Royal Wedding

    MILWAUKEE — A Royal Wedding in England, but a celebration in Milwaukee. The Three Lions Pub had dozens gather to celebrate the marriage. Dressed for a wedding at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 19 that they weren’t invited to and not wanting it any other way. “I also love Meghan Markle,” Christina Craig said. That’s how dozens of people spent their morning at the Three Lions Pub in Milwaukee. Celebrating, in a traditional manner, with tea and biscuits for the […]

  • People gather at Three Lions Pub for Royal Wedding watch party

    MILWAUKEE — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — ready for their happily ever after. The two got married at Windsor Church Saturday morning, May 19. Evan Peterson went to the Three Lions Pub with fans who got up early to celebrate the spectacle.

  • ‘Thank you:’ MCTS driver helps boy who fell while riding his bike across the street

    MILWAUKEE — Caught on camera: A Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver stops her route to help a young boy who may have been struck by a car while on his way to school. Felicia Moore is not just a bus driver for MCTS, but she’s also a mom. And she tells FOX6 that when she saw the boy get knocked off his bike on Thursday, May 10 — she had to step into action. “I was concerned for him, no one […]

  • ‘Light the Hoan:’ Group kicks off crowdsourcing campaign to light up Milwaukee’s iconic yellow arches

    MILWAUKEE — A group of business and civic leaders want to shine some light on an iconic Milwaukee landmark. The group is leading the charge to raise more than $1.5 million to light up the city’s famous yellow arches — the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge. The funds would be used to install thousands of LED lights on the bridge. The group is known as Light the Hoan. A news release indicates its crowdfunding campaign will be driven by individual bulb purchases and […]

  • SCOTUS ruling on sports betting makes some bar owners hopeful; ‘It’s going to help the business’

    MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Supreme Court overturned on Monday, May 14 a 1992 law that banned sports betting. The ruling gives states the power to decide how they want to handle gambling. Inside Zi’s Sports Pub and Eatery, news of the High Court’s decision was met with praise. “It’s going to be a benefit for all your local bars within Wisconsin that are technically sports bars,” said Tor Millonzi, the owner of Zi’s Sports Pub and Eatery. Millonzi said this decision […]

  • ‘It’s a pleasure:’ Moms cook Mother’s Day brunch for other moms at the Marcus BistroPlex

    GREENDALE — Mother’s Day is meant to be fun and relaxing, but FOX6 News on Sunday, May 13 found some mothers working to make the day special for other moms. Inside the Marcus BistroPlex, moms were treated to brunch and a movie for Mother’s Day. Inside the kitchen, we found some moms working hard. “I want them to have the most special day as possible,” said Alysia Ramirez, kitchen manager. The BistroPlex played host to a buffet for moms. Ramirez, a […]