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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
  • Ozaukee

    Wisconsin Army National Guard trains for severe weather in ‘Operation Triple Tornado’

    CEDARBURG (WITI) — There was a very large military presence throughout Ozaukee County today. On the heels of Severe Weather Awareness Week, local agencies were training with the Army National Guard on how to respond to the aftermath of a deadly tornado outbreak. The Army National Guard has mobilized in the heart of Cedarburg. “The simulation is that there are three tornadoes that went through Ozaukee County in different paths,” said Katie Eggers, Sergeant with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. To […]

  • South 27th Street construction

    “It was a frustration:” South 27th Street reconstruction project finally on the road to completion

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There is finally some relief in sight for drivers on Milwaukee’s south side. Road work that was supposed to end last year was held up due to a cement shortage, and for construction crews, it’ll definitely be nice to finally mark the South 27th Street reconstruction project off the list! It’s the beginning of the end on South 27th Street. It’s a reconstruction project that should be referred to in the past tense. But as clear as the […]

  • ReCommunity Recycling facility

    “Day of celebration:” City of Milwaukee, Waukesha County officials proud to open joint recycling facility

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Though their politics are very different, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas on Tuesday, April 14th teamed up for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating a new joint city/county recycling facility located in the Menomonee Valley. “It’s a great layout,” Sean Duffy, president and COO of the ReCommunity Recycling facility said. The $16 million facility is a joint effort. The city of Milwaukee and Waukesha County split the cost of the facility that will […]

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    Sharing war-time stories: Students, veterans work together to tell real-life history lesson

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a project that has lasted months, but its impact will last a lifetime. A group of Manitowoc high school students paired with Milwaukee area World War II veterans to help share their war-time stories. It’s a project hashed out between teenage history buffs and South Milwaukee’s 8th Air Force Historical Society. “I heard many stories of our gentlemen who are now ages 90 to 96. And the interesting thing was, what we found is many of […]

  • chinchilla

    HAWS officials: Caring for 331 chinchillas costs $2,000 a day, families waiting to adopt them

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — It has been more than one week since 331 chinchillas were pulled from a home on Melody Lane near Laura Lane in Waukesha. HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society is caring for the animals — but caring for them comes with a price that the owners may not pay. The fate of these animals is in the hands of the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney is still considering possible charges of child endangerment and […]

  • badgers silver screen

    “60-foot screen” and FREE tickets for the Badgers game at Fox Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay

    WHITEFISH BAY (WITI) — Badgers fans looking for a BIG screen for Monday night’s big NCAA Tournament championship game vs. the Duke Blue Devils got just that at the Fox Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay. They showed the big game on the silver screen! The Badgers game was the biggest ticket in town, and at Fox Bay Cinema Grill, that ticket was free Monday! Fox Bay officials say the opportunity to show the game was just too good to pass up. They […]

  • Junior Uselding

    Josh Gasser’s uncle, who owns Port Washington bar says this season, fans have become like family

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — Wisconsin Badgers starting guard Josh Gasser is from Port Washington, and his uncle owns a bar there. Anyone from Port Washington who didn’t make the trip to Indy for the NCAA Tournament’s championship game likely watched the Badgers battle with Duke Monday night, April 6th at the Patio Bar & Grill on Port Washington. Badgers fans at the Patio had sweaty palms and anxiety as they watched the Badgers battle for the title. Win or lose, […]

  • coalition for justice easter rally

    “This needs to be city-wide:” Dontre Hamilton’s family, Coalition for Justice work to unite the city

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The family of Dontre Hamilton and members of the Coalition for Justice gathered in Milwaukee’s central city on Easter Sunday, April 5th in an effort to unite the city. They say they are continuing their fight against racial injustice, and on Easter — a time for celebrating with family and church communities, these folks say they came out to show the power of faith in action. An open space in a grocery store parking lot was filled […]

  • highways

    Adopt-A-Highway Program searches for volunteers to “get the community cleaner”

    MEQUON (WITI) — Now that the snow is gone, it’s pretty clear what drivers have left behind. The Adopt-A-Highway season is back as volunteers go through the paces of picking up roadside garbage. A day before Easter Sunday and one family is one the hunt — all thanks to a couple of bad eggs. “We’re finding plenty of garbage,” said Amy Gierach, Adopt-A-Highway volunteer. Amy Gierach is leading a group on the west side of Cedarburg Road, they call her […]

  • Randall Cobb and Charles Butler Sr.

    “I love to talk about my transplant:” Randall Cobb visits Froedtert, meets organ transplant patient

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers have been part of some pretty great comebacks through the years, but on Tuesday, March 31st, star wide receiver Randall Cobb witnessed one for the ages. The Packers great was in Milwaukee visiting Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin during Organ Donation Awareness Month. Charles Butler Sr. is two years removed from a double lung transplant. “I love to talk about my transplant,” Butler said. Butler says it all started with a […]

  • Waukesha chinchillas

    Uninhabitable: Police say 3 children live in home where 331 chinchillas found; parents could face charges

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha police say two parents are expected to face child neglect charges after 331 chinchillas were pulled from a home on Melody Lane near Laura Lane on Sunday, March 29th. Police were called out to the home shortly after 9:30 a.m. by an individual requesting a welfare check on a female at the home — based on comments she made on social media. While that information was unfounded, police were quickly redirected to deal with the “obvious” […]

  • Trevor Casper funeral

    “This is the community reaching out:” Thousands fill small town of Kiel to remember Trooper Casper

    KIEL (WITI) — Thousands filled the small town of Kiel, Wisconsin on Sunday, March 29th to say goodbye to Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Trevor Casper. The 21-year-old is the youngest law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin history. He lost his life last Tuesday, March 24th during a shootout with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac. Funeral services were held on Sunday evening at Kiel High School after Casper’s family members greeted loved ones at the high […]

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