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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
  • Milwaukee’s new airport director met with tough questions on proposed expansion

    MILWAUKEE — More information has come out regarding the proposed expansion of General Mitchell International Airport. “The last thing I want is my constituents to pay a facility charge to have an empty international building,” said Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr., Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee. Milwaukee County’s new airport director was met with tough questioning after presenting information about the proposed expansion at Mitchell Airport — the building of an international terminal. “It begs the question of […]

  • “There’s really a hunger:” Thousands gather to talk about improving Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — All across SE Wisconsin, thousands of people are participating in conversation. The topic: how to improve your community. It was part of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s “On the Table” forum, Tuesday, October 17th. “Over 5,000 people throughout the region, at 200 locations, are talking about what they’re passionate about. What they love about the community,” Marcus White with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation said. Inside the Pfister Hotel, hundreds of people participated in a conversation about making the community stronger […]

  • “Unlike anything you’ve ever tried:” New food being cooked up at BMO Harris Bradley Center

    MILWAUKEE — New food is being cooked up at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this year — as the Milwaukee Bucks get ready for another NBA season. “This is unlike anything you’ve ever tried,” said Dave Zakroczymski, executive chef. From handmade sliders and BBQ sandwiches, to ribs, and pretzels — the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, October 16th showed off their new concessions items. “One of the things we’re doing this season is we’re doing the ‘MKE Test Kitchen.’ We’re going […]

  • “Enough is enough:” Milwaukee leaders react to tavern shooting

    MILWAUKEE – “Enough is enough” – that’s what one Milwaukee Alderwoman said about gun violence in Milwaukee Friday, October 13th. Days after Milwaukee police release surveillance video of a man opening fire outside a Milwaukee tavern, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis said enough is enough. “This sort of activity is not only disheartening, but disgusting. I am very appalled at the loose and reckless activity of a few,” Lewis said. The video from Brett’s Farmhouse near 60th and Good Hope is shocking. […]

  • “I was truly amazed:” Kohl’s hosts shopping spree for breast cancer survivors

    MILWAUKEE —  Together with Komen Wisconsin, Kohl’s hosted a personal shopping event Wednesday, October 11th for 30 breast cancer survivors in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “I was truly amazed — and they gave a little gift card and it was, like, amazing. They said ‘just go and shop. We’ll pick up the tab,'” said Julie Hahn, breast cancer survivor. Hahn was adorned in pink as she traveled the aisles of Kohl’s in Brookfield — piling her shopping cart with […]

  • “Something the city should be proud of:” Discovery World breaks ground on $18M expansion

    MILWAUKEE — Discovery World on Tuesday, October 10th broke ground on an $18 million expansion. The project will add nearly 20,000 square feet of accessible public space to Wisconsin’s largest Science and Technology Center and provide the organization with versatility to help achieve a bigger impact on the community. “It compliments what we’re doing now in STEM education and allows us versatility to do new things,” said Joel Brennan, Discovery World. Phase One of the project involves a new structure […]

  • “The best gift:” 1st responders man BloodCenter of Wisconsin phone bank after Vegas mass shooting

    WAUWATOSA — Local first responders, including retired Oak Creek Police Department Lt. Brian Murphy, the first to respond to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin mass shooting in 2012, took part in a BloodCenter of Wisconsin phone bank Monday morning, October 9th. This, more than one week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on October 1st in Las Vegas. “You couldn’t fit them in here if you saw the child who was dying without your blood donation,” said Lt. […]

  • “Help save lives:” 1st responders to man BloodCenter of Wisconsin phone bank after Vegas mass shooting

    WAUWATOSA — Local first responders, including retired Oak Creek Police Department Lt. Brian Murphy, the first to respond to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin mass shooting in 2012 will take part in a BloodCenter of Wisconsin phone bank Monday morning, October 9th. This, more than one week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history October 1st in Las Vegas. The phone bank will serve to encourage you and your friends and loved ones to donate blood. Donors are invited […]

  • Students tour Rockwell Automation, learn from hands-on experiences about skilled labor

    MEQUON — The demand is growing in southeastern Wisconsin for people with skill in manufacturing jobs. And one company is taking a unique approach to attract potential employees. Inside Rockwell Automation, on the factory floor, it’s loud, it’s busy, and it’s also where you’ll find Anahi Guerrero. “We’re here for a field trip, for a tour of Rockwell Automation,” said Anahi Guerrero, junior at West Allis Central High School. A student of science, technology, engineering and math — this high […]

  • Police capture driver accused of running red light, slamming into car, killing woman

    MILWAUKEE — One person is dead and another is injured after a hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s northwest Thursday morning, October 5th. Police said Thursday afternoon they’ve captured the alleged hit-and-run driver — a 19-year-old Milwaukee man. It happened around 7:50 a.m. near 76th and Appleton. According to police, the preliminary investigation has revealed the suspect was driving a Pontiac Sunfire southbound on N. 76th Street when he disregarded a red light and struck a vehicle — which was traveling westbound on […]

  • “People were screaming:” Airline passengers share stories as they arrive in Milwaukee from Las Vegas

    MILWAUKEE — People who witnessed and experienced the violence in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history Sunday night, October 1st are coming home and sharing their stories. A gunman fired from the 32nd floor of a Vegas hotel into crowds below at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. At least 59 were killed and 527 injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. Scores remained in critical condition Tuesday, October 3rd. “We didn’t know what […]

  • “Pray for everyone in Vegas:” Airline passengers head to Nevada with mass shooting on their minds

    MILWAUKEE — As news comes from Las Vegas about the mass shooting that killed more than 50, and injured more than 500, many on Monday, October 2nd were headed there for vacations and business. It was business as usual at Mitchell International Airport on Monday, but for passengers heading to Nevada, the reality of what happened late Sunday was beginning to set in. A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a […]