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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.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘A competition:’ Students design outdoor spaces for display at NARI Home Improvement Show

    WEST ALLIS — Spring is a time when many start thinking about making upgrades to their home, and some young professionals made a name for themselves at the NARI Spring Home Improvement Show. The show took place Feb. 15-18 at the Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. “There’s over 250 exhibitors and thousands of people who have come through,” said David Kittleson with NARI. While there were big name brands and companies aplenty — sprinkled next to them were […]

  • Remodeling your home? NARI Home Remodeling Show has all of your home improvement needs

    WEST ALLIS — The NARI Home Remodeling Show could floor you with all of the displays and options for your home. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went down to State Fair Park with a look at it all. About the NARI Home Remodeling Show (website) Join us for Wisconsin’s largest member home show! More than 250 home improvement and remodeling experts – all members of Milwaukee NARI, whose code of ethics pledges honesty, integrity and responsibility. Meet dozens of reliable, proven contractors to discuss […]

  • ‘Keep going with life:’ Despite losing home in fire, Brewers fan is first in line at Arctic Tailgate

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers’ fans got their first opportunity Saturday, February 17th to buy single game tickets for this upcoming season. Those first in line got there Friday to Arctic Tailgate — and the man at the head of the line says he wouldn’t miss it for anything. Baseball season is more than just watching sports. It’s a time when people can be among their support system. Being with other fans who are just as dedicated to the experience as […]

  • Braving the cold: Brewers fans head to Miller Park for the Arctic Tailgate

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers’ Arctic Tailgate is underway! Not only can fans start buying tickets Saturday, February 17th — but they can celebrate ahead of the upcoming season. About the Arctic Tailgate (website) After a brief absence, the Brewers are excited to announce the return of the official first sign of spring – the Arctic Tailgate at Miller Park. The event marks the first opportunity for fans to purchase single-game tickets for the 2018 season. The Milwaukee Brewers have set Saturday, […]

  • Looking for work? Miller Park 2-day job fair looks to fill openings for parking cashiers

    MILWAUKEE — We’re still months away from baseball season, but Miller Park is already supporting their home team but bolstering their roster — including parking cashiers. A two-day job fair held February 16th and 17th, is looking to hire 100 competent, police, and friendly people for the position. “We’re the first and last campaign of a guests’ visit,” said Mark Mock, Impark. It’s a major part of the game day roster that doesn’t take the field. Instead, they’re outside the […]

  • Prosecutors: Child left home alone started fire that killed baby sister near 28th and Meinecke

    MILWAUKEE — The mother of a baby girl who died after a fire near 28th and Meinecke has now been formally charged. 1-year-old Quamyiia Owens, who just celebrated her first birthday in December, died at the hospital Sunday, Feb. 11 after the fire Saturday, Feb. 10 prosecutors say was sparked by Owens’ brother, after three children were left home alone. Quintella Owens, 31, of Milwaukee faces three charges: Child neglect, resulting in death, as party to a crime Child neglect, misdemeanor, […]

  • Airport concessions workers say living wage ordinance not being enforced: ‘$9.25/hour is not good’

    MILWAUKEE — On Friday, Feb. 9, a group known as the “Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers” announced an employee hiring partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks, and on Monday, Feb. 12, concessions workers at General Mitchell International Airport called for a similar deal. The concessions workers held signs as they spoke during a news conference Monday morning. “If it’s good enough for the Bucks’ arena, then it’s good enough for us,” said Solo Little John, Fight for $15 leader. Days […]

  • ‘They love it:’ Model train exhibits capture attention of young and old at Mitchell Park Domes 🚆

    MILWAUKEE — It was one of the biggest and most anticipated events of the year at the Mitchell Park Domes — the Collectible All-Scale Train Exhibit. “Always smiling when they’re on the trains. They love it,” said Tim Duer with the Milwaukee Light Engineering Society. Visitors were able to buy a ticket and hop on board to a nostalgic place you can only reach by rail. “I’m a dreamer and I like to have fun,” said Ron Schlicht, exhibitor. Schlicht […]

  • New group created to recruit, train & place workers in jobs near new Bucks arena

    MILWAUKEE — A new organization is teaming up with the Milwaukee Bucks to recruit, train and place workers in jobs in and near the new Bucks arena and connect them with employers. The group is known as MASH — which stands for the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization. “It’s the best thing that’s happened to the City of Milwaukee in, I’d say, over the last 30 years,” said Jeffrey Greer, SEIU Local 1. That is the reaction from […]

  • All aboard! Explore all things train-related at the Mitchell Park Domes

    MILWAUKEE — The Mitchell Park Domes is full of all things train-related this weekend. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went to the Domes to take a look at the Collectible All-Scale Train Exhibit. About the Collectible All-Scale Train Exhibit at the Mitchell Park Domes (website) Head to The Domes Feb. 10 & 11, 2018 for The Collectible All-Scale Train Exhibit. The exhibit features all sizes of model trains. Layouts include even the tiniest z-scale models. Members of train clubs from across the state […]

  • ‘Get healthy, be strong:’ Woman Up! Expo focuses on empowering women

    WEST ALLIS — Woman Up! It’s not just a slogan, but also an event aimed at empowering women. “I think it’s awesome that there are all these events, all these vendors out here, talking about how to help me as a woman succeed,” said Terry Conner who attend the expo. It’s an event for the ladies. “Woman Up! It is such a broad event, but basically it’s a day celebrating everything women,” Coordinator Rachel Repetti said. Inside the Wisconsin Center at […]

  • Unlock the ancient secrets of Mayans at the Milwaukee Public Museum

    MILWAUKEE — The largest exhibition about the ancient Maya to ever to be displayed in the United States has come to Milwaukee. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went down to the Milwaukee Public Museum to check out the  Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed exhibit. About Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Milwaukee Public Museum (website) The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will host the Wisconsin engagement of Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States, on Saturday, […]