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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
  • ‘Never dreamed of all this:’ Milwaukee renames street to honor beloved pharmacy owner

    MILWAUKEE — Renamed in his honor! A longtime Milwaukee pharmacist was celebrated on the city’s north side Friday, May 18. It was a celebration with a dedication that will carry his name on for decades to come. Dr. Lester Carter has been a beloved member of the community for more than 50 years, and an inspiration to those who know him. Hayat Carter Herbal pharmacy located at 24th and Burleigh, has been the center of the community and at the […]

  • Briggs & Stratton celebrates 110 years in business with a ‘mow-velous’ offer

    MILWAUKEE — Briggs & Stratton is celebrating 110 years in business. To mark the occasion, the company vowed to mow other people’s grass. Marching with an arsenal of lawn care equipment to destinations throughout the city, Briggs & Stratton employees demonstrated their horsepower on Thursday, May 17. Jackie Cason was one of the 85 employee volunteers deployed to help mow 110 yards. “Teams are spread all over the area of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, I’m sure Brookfield as well,” Cason said. Also […]

  • IKEA shoppers get lay of the land — and the language — at grand opening in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK — It was a day that was months in the making and plenty of people were up early to be there when IKEA opened Wednesday morning, May 16 in Oak Creek — the first IKEA store in Wisconsin! Many shoppers have been to the Schaumburg IKEA store in Illinois, but first-time visitors to IKEA — like FOX6’s Jonathon Gregg — needed a little extra help getting the lay of the land and the language. Traffic made getting to […]

  • Challenge met! Students read 500K minutes, get to tape their principal to the wall

    WEST ALLIS — A West Allis elementary school principal promised her students if they read for 500,000 minutes, they would get a prize they would never forget. The principal is Leslie Connors. Her school is Franklin Elementary School. When it comes to teaching students, it’s whatever it takes. “Our challenge was, could you read over half-a-million minutes,” Connors (aka Wonder Woman) said. In what can only be described as organized chaos, the students of Franklin Elementary plastered their principal to […]

  • ‘Excitement is building:’ IKEA workers put finishing touches on new store before grand opening

    OAK CREEK — The grand opening of IKEA Oak Creek comes Wednesday morning, May 16 — and shoppers are expected to line up before sunrise. “The excitement is building there in the store and we are starting to set up for the customer lines,” said Latisha Brice, IKEA spokeswoman. Long lines are what IKEA associates were preparing for Monday, May 14– two days before the grand opening. They were also setting the stage — yes, an actual stage. “At 6 […]

  • Red Cross spring blood drive is prime time to donate before summer

    WAUKESHA — As we know, blood is needed every day in the United States, but the American Red Cross wants donors before they get caught up with summer travel plans. Steinhafels employees led the way in a blood drive in Waukesha on Friday, May 11, as the American Red Cross is encouraging the public to donate. “The need for blood is constant. Every day we need blood,” said Jenelle Blavat, Red Cross donor recruitment representative. “In the summer donations usually decline […]

  • Foxconn, Wisconsin colleges announce ‘smart cities’ contest: ‘We want to seek out the best ideas’

    KENOSHA — Foxconn Technology group is putting up $1 million over the next three years to encourage Wisconsin universities to develop new ideas for “smart cities.” “Certainly I’m sure you recognize this is a very exciting day,” said Brian Albrecht, Gateway Technical College president. Foxconn intends to tap into the minds enrolled at Wisconsin colleges and technical schools. “As we take our next step in the journey of building out the new workforce for Foxconn and others,” said Albrecht. The […]

  • ‘These children are rock stars:’ 120 schools participate in inaugural MPS All City Arts Festival

    MILWAUKEE — More than 8,000 Milwaukee Public Schools’ students are headlining some of the stages at Maier Festival Park this week during the inaugural MPS All City Arts Festival. The three-day arts festival is the first-of-its-kind for Milwaukee Public Schools. “Doing different types of performances — artists from the City of Milwaukee and our community arts partners all coming together to one festival,” said Anthony Soyak, music curriculum specialist. Soyak said it’s an incredible undertaking, considering more than 120 schools are […]

  • ‘Only 100 percent will do:’ Donald Driver, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch kick off Click It or Ticket campaign

    WAUWATOSA — Green Bay Packers’ great Donald Driver kicked off the summer travel season urging drivers to buckle up as part of the annual Click It or Ticket campaign set to begin soon. “We have to encourage every single person to do it,” said Driver. The numbers have gotten better but still are not good enough. “You know our goal right now is to make sure everyone wears a seat belt,” Driver said. Donald Driver was back in Wisconsin on Friday, […]

  • Are you ready for summer? Get in shape at Fit Body Boot Camp in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD — Pool season is coming soon! Jonathon Gregg spent the morning at Fit Body Boot Camp in Brookfield. About Fit Body Boot Camp (website) Over here at Fit Body Boot Camp in Brookfield, we love what we do. And here, we really truly care about you as a person and will do everything we can to make you feel loved and appreciated. From the moment you first walk in, you’ll realize that this is not your typical gym feeling. […]

  • ‘Big impact:’ Construction on Johnson Controls Volunteer Center hits midway point

    MILWAUKEE — The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County has reached the midway point in their effort to create a $1 million volunteer center. Donors and supporters got a sneak peek inside the United Way’s forthcoming volunteer center in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood on Thursday, May 3. “There will be kiosks behind me where you can sign up for individual volunteer activities. Behind where you are standing are some individual rooms, where people are going to get some […]

  • Muscle recovery to weight loss: Cryotherapy is a cutting edge technology

    NEW BERLIN — From muscle recovery to weight loss and even to preventing aging — cryotherapy is a cutting edge technology available to anyone. Jonathon Gregg spent the morning learning all about it CryoFit. About CryoFit (website) BENEFITS OF WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the exposure of a person’s skin to temperatures of -130 to -160 degrees Celsius (-202 to -256 degrees Fahrenheit) for a short time (3 minutes or less). At this extreme temperature, the body […]