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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
  • Catina Scharf

    Franklin woman struck while riding her bike was Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s first recipient

    FRANKLIN (WITI) — A 41-year-old Franklin woman — struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle on Friday evening, August 29th later died as a result of her injuries. FOX6 News has learned the woman is Catina Scharf. She happens to be the recipient of the very first wish granted in Wisconsin by “Make-A-Wish.” Scharf was struck on Highway 100 near W. St. Martins Road at Elm Court on Friday evening. Officials say just before 8:00 p.m., Scharf crossed over against […]

  • Rally to remember Dontre Hamilton

    Rally remembered Dontre Hamilton, seeks answers in case

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Demonstrators say they will not stop until they are heard. They gathered at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on Friday, August 29th to remember Dontre Hamilton who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer. Those rallying say they are shining a light on a sometimes “strained” relationship between police and the public. Throughout the demonstrations like the one on Friday and in previous weeks, people have been motivated to take part by different events. […]

  • U.S. Postal Service

    “We don’t need that around here:” Two female mail carriers, attacked while on the job

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Attacked while on the job: A female postal carrier had to fight off a masked man in Milwaukee on Monday, August 25th — and it’s not the only incident being investigated. Monday’s attack happened on the city’s north side. This, following a similar attack on August 11th. “We don’t need that around here. We don’t,” Deshun Belser said. Belser lives in the neighborhood where Monday’s attack happened — a neighborhood where children play. The mail carrier, out […]

  • Dontre Hamilton

    Dontre Hamilton’s family members meet with MPD officials, so what did they learn?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Another demonstration in downtown Milwaukee on Monday, August 25th. This, as loved ones in Missouri held a funeral service for 18-year-old Michael Brown — the unarmed teen gunned down by a Ferguson police officer in an incident that has incited riots and protests. In Milwaukee, protesters are using Brown’s death to put a spotlight on policing in this city — and central to the demonstrations here is the death of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton. Hamilton was shot by […]

  • heal the hood

    “It was just an idea, and now — it’s a movement:” Organizers bring back “Heal the Hood” event

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s an event that normally happens just once a year, but organizers felt their neighborhood needed more. The area surrounding 24th and Keefe in Milwaukee has seen its share of violence this summer, but a local effort to heal is gaining support. Gladys McGee’s home has been hit by stray bullets. “I thank God no one else got hurt in the house,” McGee said. On Sunday, police sirens were replaced with the sounds of music, as neighbors […]

  • Marquette student hit by car

    Driver takes off after hitting Marquette student and nearly striking squad

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Marquette student was hit by a car early Saturday morning around 2:30 a.m., August 23rd. A sheriff’s squad car was nearly hit shortly after near the Marquette campus. According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office, a deputy was at the intersection of Wells and North 17th St. when they came very close to getting hit. Just before that, a Marquette student was struck by a car. FOX6 News does not know if it was the same […]

  • Shooting investigation at Bayside strip mall

    Swabbing for DNA, and collecting bloodied items: What did police uncover at Innovative Optique?

    FOX POINT (WITI) — More details uncovered on an attempted robbery that turned deadly in Fox Point. On August 14th, at least three people were involved in a hold-up at Innovative Optique on Brown Deer Road. A store employee ended up shooting and killing one of them. Now a search warrant shows what investigators were looking for. It was just after noon on Thursday, August 14th when calls came in about a possible shooting at Innovative Optique. Police responded and […]

  • cudahy

    Body found in Cudahy apartment was “mummified,” one person in custody

    CUDAHY (WITI) — We are learning new and disturbing details about a death investigation in Cudahy. At the same time, police say they have a “person of interest” in custody in connection with the case. Last Wednesday, the body of a woman was discovered in an upstairs apartment near Kirkwood and Carpenter in Cudahy. Police say the body found was positioned on its back, likely deceased for several weeks, and in a mummified stage. Witnesses told police even though they hadn’t […]

  • crash

    “I was looking down the barrel of a gun:” Shots fired at driver on Miller Park Way

    WEST MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s being called a case of road rage. Investigators are learning more about a shooting that happened during the morning rush hour on Monday, August 18th — near Miller Park. Apparently a motorcyclist got into an argument with another driver — and pulled out a gun. “Before I knew it, I was looking down the barrel of a gun,” said the man who was fired upon — who did not want to be identified. The seat where […]

  • playground

    “Let the children play!” Community ready to take back neighborhood where young girl was shot

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — “Let the children play!” That was the cry on Sunday afternoon, August 17th on Milwaukee’s north side. Church members marched to the Clarke Street School playground — the site where 10-year-old Sierra Guyton was caught in the crossfire of a shootout earlier this year. Guyton later died from her injuries. Now, the community is ready to take the neighborhood back. Sunday’s movement was meant to break the hold fear has had on the neighborhood. “Powerful, it’s powerful […]

  • STOP

    Back-To-School Bash builds relationships between students and police officers

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — This school year, Milwaukee Police have a mission — to get students started on the right foot.  Saturday, August 16th held a Back-To-School Bash at Miller Park focusing on building better relationships between officers and students. The Back-To-School Bash lets Milwaukee police officers get to know students while showing them the tricks of their trade. “We have to recognize, these are the people who protect and serve and they are supposed to look over us and our children […]

  • coast guard

    Boat yard now a crime lab: Coast Guard, police respond to “boat in distress”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) –The U.S. Coast Guard and Milwaukee Police are investigating an accident on Lake Michigan that happened Thursday night, August 14th that sent three to the hospital. A group of fisherman were on their way back from a fishing trip to McKinley Marina when their boat ran head on into a wall of rocks and steel. The Coast Guard, Police and Milwaukee Fire all responded to a “boat in distress.” “Once my guys arrived on scene we found a […]

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