Coverage of the Great American Solar Eclipse ☀️ set to occur today
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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
  • “Each animal is different:” Meet new faces at the Milwaukee County Zoo

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Zoo is updating its roster of animals this summer, and they showed off some of the new attractions Sunday, August 20th. Big ones, small ones, weird ones, and even fishy ones, the new animals at the zoo are all the buzz. “Everyone wants to know their names, their personalities, and I often find that they’re more open to learning about the species because it’s something they’re not used to seeing,” Area Supervisor Danielle Faucett said. […]

  • Dining among the animals: Milwaukee County Zoo hosts a unique event

    MILWAUKEE — Have you ever wanted to have dinner with a view of some exotic animals?  The Milwaukee County Zoo let’s you do just that with their event “Zoo a la Carte.” About “Zoo a la Carte” (website) The summer heat marks the arrival of one of Milwaukee’s favorite fests, returning for the 33rd year at the Milwaukee County Zoo. This year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte presented by Meijer, August 17 through August 20, features 26 area restaurants offering a […]

  • “Very unique:” Wisconsinites traveling on bus tour south to see eclipse totality

    MILWAUKEE — We’re just two days away from an exciting astrological event; a total solar eclipse visible from here in the United States will take place Monday, August 21st. A group of Wisconsinites jumped on a bus Saturday, August 19th to head down to the total eclipse zone. For some lucky few, they’re headed right into the path of totality. “Not a total eclipse, I’ve seen a eclipse, but not a total eclipse,” said Madeline Caldwell, solar eclipse traveler. Madeline […]

  • Going the distance: Bus tour travels for best view of upcoming eclipse

    WEST ALLIS — The eclipse is just a couple days away and people are going to great lengths to get a good view. FOX6 joins a group going on the Great American Solar Eclipse bus tour to Tennessee for the eclipse. About Great American Eclipse (website) On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle — a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks […]

  • “Help them reach their full potential:” St. Augustine Prep welcomes new students

    MILWAUKEE — Roughly 650 students started off their school year by becoming the first students ever to start class at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy. It’s a brand new school in Milwaukee instructing grades K-12. New gym, new classrooms, new materials, even a new building. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at these students. “I used to go to Saint Anthony Middle School, which is right off on 4th street – not too far from here,” said Emilio Munoc, 9th grade […]

  • Hundreds honor Lt. Sebastian Raclaw, MPD veteran who died from cancer: “He was a pillar in society”

    GREENDALE — There was a final show of respect Thursday, August 17th for Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Sebastian Raclaw, who died after a long battle with cancer. It was an emotional day for those who knew Lt. Raclaw, who was with the Milwaukee Police Department for 21 years. His friends said while he may not be with them anymore in body, his spirit and presence is still felt. “He was a pillar in society and he showed strength that not many […]

  • State Fair officials: Someone pulled alarm in Cream Puff Pavilion during struggle with terminated employee

    WEST ALLIS — There was panic at Wisconsin State Fair Park Sunday afternoon, August 13th on the final day of the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair. This, as the Cream Puff Pavilion was evacuated after the CEO says someone pulled a fire alarm. Many were scared and worried as the commotion caused visitors to run. On Monday, August 14th, a Wisconsin State Fair spokeswoman shared more information about what led up to the evacuation. “There was an employee who was terminated […]

  • “I love it!” 2017 Wisconsin State Fair marks 100th for Kay Krause, who once worked at Robert’s

    WEST ALLIS — Sunday, August 13th was the final day of the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, and FOX6 News met a woman celebrating her 100th year of going to the fair! “We serve our Ruben’s. We serve the corned beef alone, just on rye bread. We serve Braunschweiger. We serve wings — which we are known for at the restaurant,” Robert Krause from Robert’s Restaurant said. And Robert’s is the only place at the Wisconsin State Fair where Ms. Kay […]

  • Get your cream puffs while you can! Wisconsin State Fair gets ready for last day

    WEST ALLIS — It may not seem like it…but we are already in the middle of August and one of the summers biggest events is coming to an end. FOX6 went to see how people at the Wisconsin State Fair are preparing for the final day. About Wisconsin State Fair (website) 8 am – 10 pm Final Sunday Exposition Center: Open 9am – 9pm on final Sunday Most buildings at the Fair are open 9am – 10pm daily. Accessibility Wheelchair […]

  • “It was perfect:” Motorcyclists honor lifelong Harley-Davidson rider’s birthday wish for last ride

    MILWAUKEE — A lifelong rider of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and a former employee of the company, celebrated his 78th birthday with a special gift from his family. A group of about 30 people showed up with their motorcycles to grant the birthday wish on Saturday, August 12th. “Our connection has always been motorcycles,” said Forest Mrezek, Tom’s at-home nurse. Being lifted into the sidecar was Tom Strehlow. He’s turning 78 — no small feat. It was a celebration of years lived, shadowed […]

  • Explore the sights of Milwaukee Public Museum for free as part of the “Gifts to the Community” day

    MILWAUKEE — Thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation “Gifts to the community” free day, you can explore all the cool exhibits at the Milwaukee Public Museum. You can head on over to the Milwaukee Public Museum anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. About “Gifts to the Community” day (website) The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is continuing Gifts to the Community in 2017 with a summer Saturday of free admission at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Featuring extended hours, free shows, bonus activities […]

  • “This is a very exciting time:” Mega Millions jackpot approaching $400 million

    MILWAUKEE — You have a better chance of getting stuck by a meteor and getting attacked by a shark at the same time than you do winning both of these jackpots. Lottery players have a chance to win a Mega Millions jackpot of $393 million in the Friday, August 11th drawing, which comes to an estimated $246.5 million cash payout. “This is a very exciting time for all citizens in Wisconsin.  When the jackpots are high, all Wisconsin homeowners benefit from the increased […]