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Jessob Reisbeck is an anchor on FOX 6 WakeUp. He joined the WITI team in June of 2013. He is an Emmy-nominated journalist that couldn’t be more excited about being back in Wisconsin. It is his 3rd time living in the great “Cheese State”. He began his life in Wisconsin Rapids and his broadcasting career in Wausau (WAOW-TV).

He moved from Rapids to Irvine, CA when he was 5 years-old, but visited Wisconsin on a regular basis to see grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Jessob graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University. In addition to working in Wausau, he’s also made career stops in Syracuse, NY (WSTM-TV) & Fresno, CA (KMPH-TV).

After covering sports for 8+ years, Jessob makes the transition to full-time news anchor. He filled in as a morning anchor and as a news reporter in Fresno, and that’s where he discovered Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker. The viral ‘Smash’ took the two on a crazy ride, even landing them on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show in February, 2013.

In his spare time, Jessob loves golfing, watching sports, and spending time with the ones close to him.

Oh yea, and yes, he does wear two watches.

If you have a story idea for Jessob, you can contact him at jessob.reisbeck@fox6now.com.


Recent Articles
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  • Erin Hills Golf Course still buzzing 3 months after U.S. Open: “We’ve done some improvements”

    ERIN — On June 18th, the USGA crowned Brooks Koepka the U.S. Open champion at Erin Hills Golf Course. Three months later, the course is still basking in its moment, even as officials have gotten back to daily business at Erin Hills. “I’ve been coming to work a little bit later — and not staying as late,” John Morrissett, Erin Hills competitions director said. These days, life is different for Morrissett. “For seven years we knew the Open was coming […]

  • “Brought the kids together:” Man uses sports to unite Sherman Park neighborhood 1 year after unrest

    MILWAUKEE — In August of 2016, Milwaukee saw unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood on the heels of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith. A year later, a Milwaukee man is on a mission to bring the neighborhood back together, and he’s using sports to do it. Fires burned in Sherman Park after former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Smith, causing millions of dollars in damage and destroying businesses. PHOTO GALLERY This summer, it’s been very […]

  • “Carrying on his legacy:” MUHS senior, his father honor grandpa, help those who are blind enjoy skiing

    MILWAUKEE — Grandparents and grandchildren are often extremely close-knit, and it’s that special bond that has a senior in high school honoring his late grandfather in a way that’s also helping others. “I was on skis as soon as I could walk,” Michael Pasqua said. The passion started early for Pasqua. “I remember being up at our condo in Winter Park and getting my first pair of rentals and like, wanting to put them on on the floor in the living […]

  • “Difficult diagnosis:” Driveway basketball fundraiser raises money to fight juvenile Type 1 diabetes

    MILWAUKEE — Playing basketball in the driveway with some friends seems simple enough, but it hasn’t always been easy for nine-year-old George Dorrington. “We’re usually out playing basketball every Saturday,” Dorrington said. When he has his basketball in his hands, his sweat bands on and his jersey just right, Dorrington is happy as can be. “George loves hoops. He loves Marquette hoops. He just loves being a nine-year-old kid,” Brian Dorrington, George’s father said. “We’re a sports family. We love […]

  • “Warms the heart:” Miracle League All-Star Game allowed kids with special needs to experience baseball

    MILWAUKEE — This season, the Milwaukee Brewers have created a lot of excitement as they’re still in a pennant race, but recently, some players were able to participate in another exciting game, where the score wasn’t as important as the experience. It has been quite a season for Brewers’ Corey Knebel, setting a Major League record and becoming an All-Star for the first time. Even though he didn’t get into the game in Miami, he found himself in another All-Star […]

  • Brewers GM David Stearns on being #1 in the NL Central: “We have a lot guys who care about winning”

    MILWAUKEE — Many Milwaukee Brewers fans saw this season as another rebuilding year, but instead, a group of young players is leading the Central Division! Brewers GM David Stearns is offering his take on the season so far, and what it means for the team and the organization to be in first place at the All-Star break. “Well I think first and and foremost, it shows us that we are going in the right path. We are going in the […]

  • “Here comes full afterburner:” FOX6’s Jessob Reisbeck takes flight with Blue Angels, and then…

    MILWAUKEE — It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for FOX6’s Jessob Reisbeck. He got the opportunity to fly with the iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels — and he gets to share that ride with you! The aircraft Jessob flew in is an F-18 Hornet — just one of the powerful jets included in the U.S. Navy’s elite aerobatic team. The Blue Angels are in town for the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, set to grace Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, July 15th […]

  • “He expects to win:” Not yet old enough for a license, Sam Mayer speeds to the top of his sport of racing

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  • Leading the Big Gig is no simple feat: “You have to keep it fresh”

    MILWAUKEE — 50 years of Summerfest — and with each one of them, there was an executive director leading the way. Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. formed in 1965. Willard M. Masterson was named the first executive director and held that title as head of Summerfest until 1970. That’s when Henry Jordan took over. Jordan, a well-known name among Cheeseheads, was a former defensive tackle for the Packers. He was the executive director of the fest until the 42-year-old suffered a fatal […]

  • “Really like this course:” Will USGA come back to WI? Soonest that could happen is 2027

    ERIN — The world came as Erin Hills Golf Course hosted Wisconsin’s first U.S. Open. The tournament wrapped up Sunday, June 18th, and Brooks Koepka won it. When championship week began at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the course, with the fescue, thick rough and rugged bunkers had the golf world buzzing. “I think that the one thing that is awkward coming here for the first time is that no one really has any idea what to expect,” Andy […]

  • Lee Wybranski’s been making U.S. Open art for 10 championships: “A chance to put a smile on people’s faces”

    ERIN — Every U.S. Open has its moment, from a winning putt to a chip-in that results in an impromptu celebration. Every one also has its unique image. Lee Wybranski has been creating that for the past 10 championships. “I’m thinking about doing the whole thing, rather than a section” Wybranski said. It begins with a vision. The foundation is set as the clean palate and empty canvas await the colors that will create the score. It’s an opportunity for […]