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My tour of the Upper Midwest continues!
Hello, my name is Jonathon Gregg, a multi-media journalist for WITI-TV. I am very excited to join the FOX6 news team and have the opportunity to explore Southeast, Wisconsin. However, my TV reporting career did not begin in the Badger State.

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I am an Iowan by trade, growing up near the Quad Cities along the rolling Mississippi River Valley. My boyhood summers were spent on the ball diamonds of small towns and in the towering cornfields, Iowa is known for. High school was filled with football, wrestling, theatre and band. From Northeast Community Schools I sojourned to Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. At Wartburg I began working in television news, graduating with degrees in Communication Arts and Theatre. My time in Iowa continue with years spent in Cedar Rapids and Oskaloosa.

In 2012 I heroically crossed the Mississippi on my way to Green Bay. I do believe the experience helped prepare me for my next step, Milwaukee! I have arrived with ambition and the hope to do well by WITI's viewers. If you have a story idea, I'd love to hear it,


Recent Articles
  • Dontre Hamilton

    Dedicated to Dontre Hamilton: Performance focuses on mentally ill who are under-served

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A performance that focuses on the mentally ill who are under-served was dedicated to 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton. The play, called “Pieces: In My Own Voice” is put on by NAMI — the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and depicts what it’s like to live with different kinds of mental illness. Inside Calvary Baptist Church on N. Teutonia Avenue in Milwaukee on Sunday, November 23rd, folks engaged in a conversation about mental illness. “We look at some of […]

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    “This is required by flag etiquette:” Greendale ‘retires colors’ for winter

    GREENDALE (WITI) — When the first flag was planted, no one in Greendale knew how big the make-shift memorial would get. But today, the flags were taken down — not in vain, but in respect. Supporters of the Greendale veterans memorial didn’t think it was going to be such a long shot — especially when you see up close, what they’ve already done. “It just mushroomed, people just added flags, put them in lines and it took off from there,” […]

  • abandoned home

    Tragic: Homeless man found dead in abandoned home

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A homeless man was found dead in an abandoned home in Milwaukee last weekend. A report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the victim, 53-year-old John Abbott, was schizophrenic. The call came in to the Milwaukee Fire Department around noon last Saturday. It was a report of a man found dead in the closet of an abandoned home near 25th and Michigan. Abbot was discovered when a realty agent showed the space to a potential […]

  • furnace repairs

    Furnace repair shops busy as the bitter cold hits southeastern Wisconsin early

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It happens every time we get our first blast of bitterly cold weather. Furnace repair shops get busy! Matthew Brown is a furnace technician with Kettle Moraine Heating and Air Conditioning in Waukesha County. “I just like the independence. I like working with my hands. I take pride in what I do,” Brown said. Brown has been doing this full-time since completing training at Waukesha County Technical College. With wind chills in the single-digits early this week, technicians […]

  • Holiday Donation Drive

    Help homeless veterans in Milwaukee: Donations needed for 8th annual “Holiday Donation Drive”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On a very chilly day, with single-digit wind chills during the day and scattered snow showers, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett helped to kick off a donation drive to benefit homeless veterans in Milwaukee. The 8th annual “Holiday Donation Drive” began on Monday, November 17th, and runs through December 15th. Folks are encouraged to donate the following items: toothpaste, dental floss, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, silverware, kitchen utensils (can openers, spatulas, etc.), bath towels, toiletry items, foil, plastic […]

  • deer processing

    “Cold weather and snow definitely helps!” Gearing up for a Wisconsin tradition – gun deer hunting season

    FRANKLIN (WITI) — Deer hunting is a Wisconsin tradition, and opening day for the gun deer hunting season is next Saturday, November 22nd. The Green Bay Packers’ game didn’t kick off until 3:25 p.m. Sunday. That left plenty of time for folks to grab gear for Wisconsin’s other favorite past-time. It was busy Sunday, November 16th at the Gander Mountain store in Franklin. “A lot of stuff is moving out of the store,” manager Mike Duenkel said. Duenkel says some […]

  • Leroy Butler

    “This is about being part of the community:” Lambeau legend spreads anti-bullying message

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Former Packers great and Lambeau Leap originator, Leroy Butler, is on a mission raising awareness about bullying. Saturday, he teamed up with two Waukesha doctors as they opened up the county’s first urgent care clinic. The host party Saturday was Doctors Express: Urgent Care, on highway 164. It’s actually the first urgent care franchise of its kind to open in Wisconsin. “Really this is about being part of the community,” said Mark Damico, opened the urgent care. […]

  • Truck on foot bridge at Lake Park

    Recalculating: GPS leads truck driver onto foot bridge in Milwaukee’s Lake Park

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — This is one time when it appears technology may have failed — unless it was operator error. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a truck driver from Indiana was following his GPS — when he drove over a pedestrian bridge in Milwaukee’s Lake Park on Tuesday, November 11th — and got stuck. Officials say the 50-year-old semi driver from New Whiteland, Indiana drove his semi tractor with a 53-foot trailer over a pedestrian walkway at Lake Park around […]

  • soldier salute

    Milwaukee’s VA Center honors and observes soldiers’ sacrifice

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Veterans Day is meant to recognize our servicemen and women. At Milwaukee’s VA Center, the day began as a proclamation — to make sure all people honor and observe a soldier’s sacrifice. “Honoring” is exactly what was happening inside the VA Chapel. Featured guest Kim Michalowski of Fisher House Wisconsin gave credit to the country’s youngest veterans. “Entering the military knowing that we have been at war for the last 14 years need to be honored and need […]

  • Veterans honored

    “The Bucks support us very well:” Veterans Day is “Military Night” at BMO Harris Bradley Center

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It started this past weekend, with the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee, and the tribute to servicemen and women continued during Milwaukee Bucks practice on Monday morning, November 10th. The Milwaukee Bucks welcomed active servicemen and women to practice at their training center in St. Francis on Monday morning. Patrick Hasselbring is a Coast Guard operations specialist, and one of 80 servicemen and women invited to shoot around with Bucks players in honor of Veterans Day. […]

  • parade

    “It’s to honor the boys:” Annual Veterans Day Parade marches on

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee’s annual Veterans Day Parade takes place on Saturday, November 8th. It steps off at 11 a.m. — and ends at the War Memorial on the lakefront. The parade boasts over 1,000 veterans and military marching in the parade from all over southeastern Wisconsin as well as floats, marching bands, baton twirlers, and more. The parade would not be complete without a few Jeeps and tanks as well. The parade itself (route map below) starts at Plankinton […]

  • farm

    Act of kindness: Neighbors of farmer killed in accident grieve by helping with harvest

    UNION GROVE (WITI) — The corn harvest at one Union Grove farm is complete thanks to an amazing act of kindness. Last Friday, Art Green was killed when a piece of farm equipment fell on top of him; blown over by gusting winds. The accident happened Green, a husband and father, was starting his corn harvest. In a current of grief, Green’s family and friends are holding their ground — and tending to the farm fields as Green did for […]

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