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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
  • “To know him was to love him:” Hundreds mourn the death of Bishop Johnie Williams

    MILWAUKEE — One of the state’s longest-serving bishops was laid to rest Friday, December 8th. Bishop Johnie Williams, with Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Milwaukee, preached for decades. Church leaders talked about the legacy left behind by the man many called a father. Hundreds of people – some singing, others standing in silence, everyone mourning in their own special way. “The loss of one of our precious treasures. A dear bishop of the Church of God in Christ […]

  • “It’s really scary:” Police ask for help to ID suspect in sex assault at Milwaukee laundromat

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are asking the public for their help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault at Big Wash Laundromat near 51st and Center on Wednesday, December 6th. Officials say the female victim was in the business around 5:40 p.m. and went into a bathroom.  When she tried to exit the bathroom, the suspect pushed the victim and attempted to sexually assault her.  The victim was able to fight the suspect off and fled from the […]

  • “Honored and proud:” 65 recruits sworn into MPD begin 6 months of training 👮

    MILWAUKEE — Sixty-five recruits were sworn into the Milwaukee Police Department Monday, December 4th. They’ll now undergo six months of training to see whether they have what it takes to become one of Milwaukee’s finest. “I’m honored and proud that he chose this as his profession. His life’s journey,” Albert Dammons Jr., father of a new recruit said. Dammons Jr. on Monday watched as his son was sworn into the Milwaukee Police Department. He brought in family from Ohio to […]

  • Police: Wrong-way driver causes crash that left 1 dead: “Happening way too much”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Milwaukee’s south side Sunday, December 3rd — a crash police say was caused by a wrong-way driver. “I was out walking my dog, and then I see all the cop cars on Cleveland, the tape, and I’m like, ‘uh oh something’s happened,'” said Janet Rebholz, neighbor. Just before 6:00 a.m. police and the Milwaukee County medical examiner responded to the area of 27th and Cleveland after a 21-year-old […]

  • “A new opportunity for me:” Deployment ceremony sends off 70 men and women overseas

    MILWAUKEE — Roughly 70 troops from the Wisconsin National Guard will begin their first part of their two to six-month deployment overseas. A ceremony was held to send them off on Saturday, December 2nd. It’s a farewell that comes with pride, smiles, and lots of emotions. “Very excited and very nervous as well. This is a new opportunity for me – first time out of the country for me,” Anthony Parco with the 128th Air Refueling Wing said. Saturday morning, […]

  • Deck the Walls this holiday season at the Milwaukee Art Museum

    MILWAUKEE — Families are taking over the Milwaukee Art Museum  Sunday, December 3rd for Deck the Walls! FOX6’s Evan Peterson was there with a look at all there is fro families to do. About Deck the Walls (website) Deck the walls with art! Create drawings, prints, and paintings inspired by the work of master artists in the Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France exhibition. Learn a few words en français, enjoy French tunes performed by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Suzuki […]

  • Make your Badgers party the real winner with these game day part preps

    OAK CREEK — As the Wisconsin Badgers  get ready to take on the Buckeyes Saturday, December 2nd — get ready to blow your friends away with your Big 10 championship party, Evan Peterson is at the Meijer in Oak Creek with tips on how to make your party go the whole nine yards.

  • Police investigate attack on teenage girl in abandoned house; “Place for crime, drugs”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a sexual assault they say involved a teenage girl near 27th and Chambers. Boarded up windows, trash littering the property, a broken door — it’s the exterior of an abandoned house where police say the crime happened. “Place for crime, drugs, you know, people get robbed. And it’s just a bad eye sore from the community,” said a concerned neighbor. The Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Division began its investigation into the assault Friday […]

  • “Get myself back on track:” Racine vet finds new lease on life in tiny home

    RACINE — Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin has built 15 tiny homes on their property — homes for veterans in Racine who were homeless. FOX6 News on Thursday, November 29th met up with the village’s newest residents, and they shared with us how they’re adjusting to their new lives. Sean Langley was one of the first to move in. “I love America, and there’s a lot of good people here, but sometimes life can be very hard. Sometimes life can be […]

  • “This is an epidemic:” Milwaukee Co. receives $2.6M+ in grants to combat opioid abuse, addiction

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced on Monday morning, November 27th that more than $2.6 million grants is coming to the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and Family Drug Treatment Court to provide more programs and services to individuals struggling with addiction — particularly opioid addiction. The money comes from two grants. They include a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The county is also receiving a $2.2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and […]

  • Happy holidays! MADACC waives fees for most animals during Thanksgiving weekend 🐶 🐱

    MILWAUKEE — You’ve heard of Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday, but what about a consumer holidays for pets? If that’s something you’d be interested in, the good news is that the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) has you covered. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, families in the Milwaukee area were asked to give some thought towards expanding their families, and MADACC made that easier. “Able to wave the adoption fees for the animals here at our shelter,” […]

  • It’s cheaper to take a pet home: Adoption fees waived for limited time only at MADACC

    MILWAUKEE — End your holiday shopping weekend with a deal you can’t find in stores. Adoption fees for cats and dogs have been waived at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) this weekend. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went to MADACC to check out the great opportunity. This deal runs from November 24th through November 27th. About pet adoption at MADACC (website) At this time, MADACC has both an in-house and foster-based adoption program which focuses on the placement of unclaimed stray […]