I'd like to consider myself a simple guy, born and raised in the burbs. I went to Oak Creek High School and after graduating, I decided to stay in the area and attend UW-Milwaukee. After a year of not knowing what to do, I settled on a journalism major because I took a few classes and I thought, "This seems pretty cool... I guess I will just major in this." Finally, in my third year in college, I discovered the world of broadcast journalism.
My professor that I had for "TV News Reporting and Producing" class is the reason why I LOVE the field I am in. Funny enough, he used to work at FOX6 'back in the day' until he decided to go into teaching. My best memories of school involve the people in my class and the stories we had to work on. There was no better feeling than seeing everything come together for the newscasts!
During my final semester, I interned at FOX6 in the news department. FOX was a real eye opener compared to the student-produced newscasts from UWM PantherVision. Everything was so much bigger and complex.
I graduated in the Spring 2011 semester, and only after a few months I landed my first big time job.. web producing here at FOX6. I worked the WakeUp shift and it wasn't easy...simply because of the time. I never got used to the 3:30 a.m. alarm, even after a few months. Let’s be realistic, I just graduated! That was when I used to go to bed!
The next big step up from that was landing the "Associate Producer" position only a few months after I was hired. My day is pretty hectic and I am usually one of the last people to leave from the nightside shift, but I love it. I write for newscasts, log interviews, work on the website, run teleprompter.. all of that is part of the bag of tricks.