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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,


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  • Taxi services doing well during transit strike

    “A lot of people calling:” Taxis, ride-sharing services feel impact of bus drivers strike

    MILWAUKEE — Wednesday, July 1st was a day of redirection in Milwaukee — as bus riders were forced to find alternate ways around the city and county. Among those feeling greater pressure — taxi services and ride-sharing services. Ali Mohamed wasn’t expecting the strike to actually happen. It went into effect at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday and continues through Saturday, July 4th at 3:00 a.m. “A lot of people calling from everywhere,” said Mohamed. “The drivers are doing very good today.” […]

  • Eggs Benedict

    Created “in act of protest,” ‘Eggs Benedict’ portrait crafted with condoms to be displayed at MAM

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum will display a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made entirely out of condoms. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is calling it a “callous decision,” but the artist who created it says it’s fulfilling its intended purpose. “All artwork is made to generate conversation,” Niki Johnson said. Johnson created the portrait titled “Eggs Benedict.” It is woven together with 17,000 latex condoms. “Egg`s Benedict, the piece, investigates the role of world leaders and public health,” Johnson said. […]

  • Fatal shooting investigation near 44th & Wright

    35-year-old man shot & killed near 44th & Clarke; Milwaukee’s fifth homicide in four days

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened around 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 29th near 44th and Clarke on the city’s north side. It is Milwaukee’s fifth homicide since Friday. Police say a 35-year-old  UIes Burks Jr. was shot outside a residence during circumstances that remain unclear. He was pronounced dead at the scene. This shooting happened across the street from Washington High School. “It’s just sad because every single day someone is getting killed. Like every single day. […]

  • North Beach in Racine

    Beach testing done at least 5 days a week to keep you safe; Racine’s method gets results quickly!

    RACINE — Sunshine and warm temperatures can make for a great day at the beach. But it’s not always safe to go into the water. Water is tested daily at beaches along Lake Michigan to make sure it’s safe for swimming. Living the beach life has always had a different meaning for Dr. Julie Kinzelman. She has been with the City of Racine’s Health Department for 25 years. The Racine Health Department tests the water at Racine’s public beaches regularly. As […]

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    “Couldn’t have asked for a better day:” Revitalizing a neighborhood at Johnson Park groundbreaking

    MILWAUKEE — Finally a reality. After years of fighting to make improvements to a city park, shovels broke ground. The Johnson Park project began as a way to revitalize a neighborhood on Milwaukee’s north side. A quiet morning at Milwaukee’s Johnson Park might be a little misleading. Passing eyes might not notice the years of work put in to give a neighborhood park the attention it deserves. Saturday, June 27th was the groundbreaking for the final phase of the Johnson […]

  • Lola

    “We are very blessed:” Lola, rescue dog who had to be rescued again reunited with her serviceman father

    COLGATE — A U.S. Airman returned home this Father’s Day weekend — anxious to be reunited with his dog, Lola. Lola had been missing since Thursday, June 11th. She was found safe five days later, on June 16th. Her dad, a mechanic with the United States Air Force is now saying thank you for the outpouring of support from a community he’s just getting to know. Coming home to a new house in a new town takes some getting used to. Senior […]

  • Brett Hartley

    911 calls give investigators clearer picture of crash that killed two bicyclists

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — We are getting a clearer picture of the tragic morning when two bicyclists were hit and killed earlier this month near Muskego. On June 6th, police say 20-year-old Brett Harley of South Milwaukee hit and fatally injured the two close friends and co-workers who were training for an Iron Man. On Monday, June 22nd, Muskego police released the 911 recordings — which included the voice of the man now charged in this case. Dispatch: “Muskego 911, what’s your emergency?” […]

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    On Father’s Day, group pushes for strong families: “Being a father is more than just saying, ‘I’m going to be your dad’

    MILWAUKEE — For nearly three decades, the “Fathers For Progress” organization has hosted a Father’s Day event on Milwaukee’s north side. The organization works to inspire men young and old to lead healthy lives and build strong families. “A chance for us to come together and enjoy fellowship with one another,” Marvin Jones said. Marvin Jones was cooking for 1,000 or more on Sunday, June 21st. “I’ve been a part of this for the past eight years. But they’ve been […]

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    “They are not in this world alone:” Folks gather in Milwaukee to show appreciation for police

    MILWAUKEE — Showing their support. A group in Milwaukee wants to make sure the 52-year-old Wauwatosa detective who was shot Friday morning, June 19th as he investigated a burglary — and all law enforcement officials who risk their lives every day know they are appreciated. Pam Ivey and her son were at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Saturday, June 20th — passing on summer fun to make a simple poster. “With so much negativity in the media and everything like that, […]

  • body cameras Brown Deer Police Department

    Brown Deer Police Department testing body cameras; technology the chief feels would be a benefit

    BROWN DEER — Brown Deer’s police chief says the push for officers to wear body cameras isn’t just a trend, but likely here to stay. The Brown Deer Police Department is currently testing the cameras — potentially a very useful tool for the department and the public. “This body-worn camera is put on the officer’s chest so it kind of gets the view of the chest outward,” Brown Deer Police Chief Michael Kass said. Chief Kass says he believes it’s […]

  • Lola

    UPDATE: Serviceman’s missing dog, Lola found and safe just in time for Father’s Day

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — FOX6 News has learned Lola, a missing dog belonging to a serviceman who was headed home from Japan has been located, and she is safe. Lola had been missing since Thursday, June 11th. We’re told in the end, it was a hot dog that got Lola’s attention. That hot dog helped to bring Lola home. The military family living in Colgate was missing its newest member, but they got help looking for her from friends, strangers and the Germantown Police […]

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    70 is the new 65: Signs now going up, raising the speed limit on some Wisconsin roadways

    MILWAUKEE — Highway crews have begun installing brand new 70 miles-per-hour speed limit signs on interstates in Wisconsin. Once those signs go up — drivers can drive 70 miles-per-hour on those designated roadways. Governor Scott Walker signed the law last month — giving the go-ahead for the speed limit to be raised on some roadways. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Wisconsin is the last state in the Midwest to raise the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. But if we’re […]

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