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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
  • plane

    What went wrong? KC-135 from 128th Air Refueling Wing forced to make emergency landing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A KC-135 aircraft from the 128th Air Refueling Wing made an emergency landing at General Mitchell International Airport Tuesday evening, January 27th after experiencing a possible mechanical issue. So what went wrong? The plane landed safely shortly before 9:00 p.m., and taxied back to the 128th Air Refueling Wing without a problem. Four people were on board, and we’re told none of them were injured. The aircraft, from the 128th Air Refueling Wing of the Wisconsin Air […]

  • Shooting incident near Sherman & Villard

    Milwaukee police seek suspects in shooting just south of Sherman & Villard

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police seek suspects responsible for a shooting that happened on a sidewalk near Sherman Blvd. and Lancaster Ave. (just south of Villard) on the city’s north side. Police responded to the neighborhood around 10:45 a.m. They found a 24-year-old Milwaukee man who was shot and wounded. “Plenty of police, gun shot casings, you know, a whole bunch of bull,” said Dante Hunter, who lives in the neighborhood. “Thought I heard somebody knocking on my window and […]

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    “They are very impressive ships: Ships docking at Port of Milwaukee a reminder that winter’s not over!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — When the ships cruise into the Port of Milwaukee, it is a sign that there’s a lot of winter left! The annual docking is a tourist attraction of sorts — but it doesn’t come free for the ships. Finding a parking spot is always harder in the winter, so imagine pulling up in a huge ship! “They are absolutely huge aren’t they. These would be the biggest on the Great Lakes,” Bob Jaeck said. A chance to […]

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    It’s time to start thinking about baseball! Fans interact with players & staff at “Brewers On Deck” event

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s that time already! Time to start thinking about Brewers baseball! Spring Training is right around the corner, and on Sunday, January 25th — a popular event at Miller Park — one Brewers fans wait all year for! Nearly 50 Brewers players, plus a host of alumni, coaches and front office executives were on hand at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee for “Brewers On Deck!” “That’s why we are excited — because it’s the middle of […]

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    “He’s been busy:” Police believe suspect in Glendale bank robbery has been on a crime spree

    GLENDALE (WITI) — The pictures are so good, police say they’re bad news for the suspected criminal. Glendale police are looking for a man they believe could be connected to several robberies occurring over the past week — including one in Glendale. Police say a man walked into the Chase Bank on Capitol Drive last Thursday, January 15th — wanting cash. Now, police want you to take a good look at his picture, and see if you know who he is. “He’s […]

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    “It was in bad shape:” New Berlin family rescues red-tailed hawk, bird of prey recovering

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — A New Berlin couple looked out their front window — and were startled by what they saw. It was a red-tailed hawk perched on their porch. But something wasn’t right. Linda and Steve Hordyk say the hawk stayed on the porch from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Hordyks woke up on Monday morning and found the hawk lying on the cold cement, face down. They noticed the hawk moved its head and was […]

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    A “crushing” defeat: While watching a demolition, Packers fans reminded of Sunday`s loss

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It is safe to say a lot of people experienced a twisting feeling in their stomach as they watched the Packers give away a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday, January 18th. The Packers fell to the Seattle Seahawks in overtime. For some, getting over such a tough loss may take some work. At first, you couldn’t understand what you were seeing. It was too hard to focus on the reality and the gravity of the situation. […]

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    Milwaukee, Atlanta the only cities to have celebrated Dr. MLK Jr.’s birthday annually since 1984

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — “We have a great deal of positive work to do.” Those are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the theme for Milwaukee’s celebration of King’s birthday. MLK was born on January 15th, and his birthday is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year. Milwaukee and Atlanta, Georgia are the only cities to have celebrated Dr. King’s birthday each year since 1984. The annual celebration in Milwaukee features a variety of multi-cultural artists, […]

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    “They’ve taken back the park:” Sexual assault arrest has Riverwest neighborhood breathing easier

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee neighborhood is breathing a sigh of relief tonight, after a suspect in an attempted sexual assault is arrested. December 12th was the day a 25-year-old woman was attacked while walking near a park in Riverwest. The victim was walking on the sidewalk near Bremen and Chambers when she was forced into a small park.  Police say Friday night, DNA evidence led them to an arrest. The small park is a place Karin Lorenz walks by […]

  • Shorewood police encourage homeowners to be vigilant string of home burglaries

    SHOREWOOD (WITI) — Shorewood police tell FOX6 News they are investigating seven burglaries and one attempted burglary involving homes in Shorewood occurring since December 28th. Police believe these burglaries are most likely connected — as the methods used by the suspect(s) and the items taken from the homes are similar in most of the cases. A string of burglaries is unusual for the quiet Village of Shorewood. “I mean, I am walking my dog every day and I’m not scared of anything,” […]

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    Fight cabin fever with a visit to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

    FOX POINT (WITI) — Tuesday, January 13th was a good day to fight cabin fever. When the weather gets this nice, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is usually a magnet for sight-seers. After all, it’s just a snowball’s throw from Lake Michigan. On Tuesday, FOX6’s Jonathon Gregg found a group of pre-schoolers hitting the trails — and for the first time, the nature center was offering snow shoe rental to help people cover even more ground. CLICK HERE to learn more […]

  • Brew City Apparel "Fear the Calf"

    Another Packers victory, another Monday spent brainstorming T-shirt ideas for Brew City Apparel!

    MILWAUKEE/GREEN BAY (WITI) — All season long, the Green Bay Packers have served as inspiration for Brew City Apparel in Milwaukee. Most recently, the company’s “Fear the Beard” T-shirt hit the market after Aaron Rodgers’ celebrated beard tug during the Packers/Lions game. Now, T-shirt designers are hoping for another hit as the Packers gear up to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. “Sometimes I think I’m just as happy that the Packers won as any one […]

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