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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
  • SAFEty Dayz: Lisbon FD hosts training for first responders from across Wisconsin

    HARTLAND — First responders from across Wisconsin were in Hartland to compete against each other in first response situations, primarily motor vehicle accidents. The Lisbon Fire Department hosted SAFEty Dayz Saturday, April 29th. Here’s the situation: you were driving on the highway and an animal runs out in front of your car. Your vehicle is totaled and you’re hurt. Those are the situations SAFEty Dayz focused on Saturday. “We never really know until we come up on a scene how […]

  • “Nobody was threatened:” Jewish elementary school struck by stray bullet

    MILWAUKEE — It was a scary Friday morning for students at Yeshiva Elementary School at 51st and Keefe. A glass door of the school was found to have been struck by a bullet. That bullet broke the glass but didn’t actually get inside the school. Rabbi Aryeh Borsuk at the school said the fact that the bullet never made it’s way into the building tells them that it was not intentional. “It did a little bit of damage to the door. […]

  • Carmen High School of Science and Technology students participate in mock interviews

    MILWAUKEE — Two hundred ninth graders at Carmen High School of Science and Technology sat down for mock job interviews Thursday, April 27th. Some of them doing it for the very first time. Most understand that when you’re talking with a potential employer you need to impress them. But what happens after you sit down and the focus becomes about you? “The things going through my head was don’t mess up. That was what was going through my head,” said Saylor Bauer, […]

  • “We’re expanding:” Milwaukee’s Good City Brewing makes a name for itself in beer

    MILWAUKEE — The state’s beer capital kicked off “Beer Week” on Monday, April 24th. At the same time, “Good City Brewing” opened its doors and made some big announcements. “After 10 months, we’ve reached a point, based on demand, that we have reached a point where we need to expand,” said David DuPee of Good City Brewing. Good City Brewing opened up in 2016, and already, they have become a Milwaukee staple. “So we’re expanding our tap room that will […]

  • It’s all about problem solving and having fun: Check out the St. Peter’s Brickbusters Robotics Team

    EAST TROY — It’s all about problem solving and having a little fun. Evan spent the morning in East Troy with the St. Peter’s Brickbusters Robotics Team.

  • “Up-cycled, repurposed, vintage items, home decor:” re: Craft and Relic features something for every DIY-er

    FRANKLIN — The re: Craft and Relic event takes over the Milwaukee County Sports Complex three times a year, and the show was open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd. According to the event’s website, re: Craft and Relic exists to support an economy of makers and artisans who create and source quality handmade and one-of-a-kind products. At the event on Sunday, DIY-ers scurried between stalls and vendors — trying to find items they didn’t even […]

  • re: Craft and Relic event features 150+ vendors catering to the Etsy-loving, Pinterest-obsessed DIY enthusiasts

    FRANKLIN — The re: Craft and Relic event takes over the Milwaukee County Sports Complex three times a year, and the show was open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 3rd. According to the event’s website, re: Craft and Relic exists to support an economy of makers and artisans who create and source quality handmade and one-of-a-kind products. As the event’s name playfully indicates, the focus is re(garding) craft — both the concept of craft as […]

  • “We’re proud of where we live:” Sherman Park cleans up on Earth Day

    MILWAUKEE — Community members gathered in Sherman Park to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning it up on Saturday, April 22nd. “We’ve got a quarter of the bag already, already just to an alley, and we got to go two-and-a-half more blocks to Lispon,” said Robert Brown, resident of Sherman Park. Folks grabbed a trash bag and started picking up litter — it was all part of St. Catherine’s Parish community cleanup event. “A lot of residents are starting to take […]

  • Ready for a pep rally? Bucks fans gear up for game 4 against the Raptors

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks square off against the Toronto Raptors at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon, April 22nd. It’s the game four of a best of seven series — and right now, the Bucks lead that series 2-1. On Saturday, the Bucks are hosting a massive pep rally leading up to the 2:00 p.m. tip-off for the game. It is being held outside of the BMO Harris Bradley Center starting at 11:00 a.m. — and all […]

  • City officials, community members meet to focus on opioid addiction fight in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Roughly 200 people die every year in the City of Milwaukee, as a result of opioid abuse and overdose, and that number is expected to grow. The City-County Heroin and Opioid Task Force met Friday, April 21st and they say that needs to change. “I appreciate what they had to say but they’re missing the mark,” said Rafael Mercado, Milwaukee Heroin Diaries. A frustrated community voice, Rafael Mercado, says the city is in dire need of change. “The […]

  • Free Flower Friday: Flowers for Dreams is spreading cheer across Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Flowers for Dreams is spreading cheer across Milwaukee. Evan Peterson spent the morning at the Milwaukee Public Market to tell us about Free Flower Friday. About Flowers for Dreams (website) Flowers for Dreams started as an unassuming college project. We set out to sell a few hundred roses to parents outside a high school graduation ceremony. The plan was to use half the profit to upgrade our college diets from frozen pizza to takeout, and the other half to […]

  • “It’s definitely him:” Listen to phone calls that led to capture of fugitive Joseph Jakubowski

    VERNON COUNTY — Officials with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office released on Thursday, April 20th the phone calls (in three segments) that came in after burglary suspect and fugitive Joseph Jakubowski was found on a land owner’s property on Estes Road near Readstown, Wisconsin on Thursday, April 13th. In the calls, you can hear the tone of Jeff Gorn, the land owner who found Jakubowski on his property, the moment he realizes this was the guy everyone was looking for. “It’s […]