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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
  • Waukesha County Sheriff's Department -- Memorial Day boat patrols

    Waukesha County Sheriff’s detectives out on Okauchee Lake this Memorial Day weekend to keep you safe

    OKAUCHEE LAKE — Officials with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department spent the Memorial Day weekend like many in Wisconsin — on a boat. They were working hard on Sunday, May 29th to ensure everyone had a fun and safe time out on Okauchee Lake in Oconomowoc. Waukesha County Sheriff’s officials took part in water patrols all weekend long — amid a wave of boaters enjoying the warm weather. “We pretty much pick what lake we want to go to,” Jeff Adent […]

  • Brandon10

    “It came quick:” EF1 tornado strikes village in Fond du Lac County

    FOND DU LAC COUNTY — A path of tornado damage is more than four miles long. The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado touched down Friday evening, May 27th in Brandon, Wisconsin. The storm cut through the village of about 900 people located in Fond du Lac County. The EF1 tornado had wind speeds topping 100 miles-per-hour, according to the NWS. The storm knocked down trees and power lines, and damaged 25 homes. Storm clean up is now underway […]

  • Shundale Joshua Jr.

    Wanted: Shundale Joshua Jr., convicted felon facing at least 120 years in prison

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 27-year-old Shundale Joshua Jr. Joshua Jr. is wanted for three counts of armed robbery. U.S. Marshals say Joshua Jr. has a long history of violent crimes.  Agents say on January 14th the fugitive held up a business on W. Fond du Lac Avenue.  Witnesses say Joshua Jr. and another man ordered patrons at gunpoint to empty their pockets. Shundale Joshua Jr.  is 5’8″ and weighs 150 pounds.  He is a known member of the “Uptown 4 […]

  • Erosions4

    Homeowners show concern in Racine Co. over severe erosion problem: “I hope they do something:”

    RACINE COUNTY — A declaration of emergency in Racine County, but it might be enough to save homes in danger of toppling into Lake Michigan. More than a dozen homes are quickly losing ground, literally — and one homeowner is taking matters into his own hands. Mother Nature won’t wait, so one homeowner whose house could fall into Lake Michigan turns into a man-made solution. “Each one of those blocks is probably 3,000 to 4,000 pounds a piece,” said Mount Pleasant Village […]

  • Lee Balistrieri

    88-year-old man comes out of retirement for “one more shift” as a firefighter

    BROOKFIELD — An assisted living community in Brookfield helped a retired firefighter return to the fire house. The drive up on Monday, May 23rd must have been something else — because it is a trip that has taken 30 years to make. After more than three decades, Lee Balistrieri came out of retirement for one more shift. Balistrieri, now 88 years old, logged 31 years with the West Allis Fire Department. “Very caring. Anything he can do for somebody, he’d be there. […]

  • Airport

    Long lines at O’Hare, Midway may mean more travelers choosing Mitchell International

    MILWAUKEE — Planning to travel this summer, and dreading the long lines at the airport? There has been a lot of talk about long lines at airports like Midway and O’Hare — and the long wait times may be influencing travelers to choose General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee as an alternative. Checkpoint lines across the country have reached marathon lengths thanks to an influx of passengers, with one- or even two-hour wait times being reported in recent weeks. The […]

  • Jim Tietjen

    “Bringing back a lot of memories:” Whitefish Bay H.S. honors late coach with football fundraiser

    WHITEFISH BAY — Playing for their coach and a cure. Last November, Whitefish Bay High School lost their prolific football coach, Jim Tietjen, to brain cancer. On Saturday, May 21st, current and former football players paid tribute. Tietjen’s impact goes far beyond the game. “He was a disciplinarian, but he really cared about not only his players, but he cared about the community of Whitefish Bay,” said Kyle Wallace, Whitefish Bay High School Class of ’08. Much of Coach Tietjen’s life […]

  • Bryant Veasley

    “He cut off his tracking device:” U.S. Marshals seek convicted sex offender, Bryant Veasley

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals need your help catching a predator, 50-year-old Bryant Veasley. Veasley is wanted for numerous parole violations.  Veasley was released from prison last October for a 2007 sexual assault of a teenage girl.  Agents say in February 2016, Veasley cut off his ankle tracking device and has not been seen by authorities since.  He’s believed to be somewhere on Milwaukee’s north side. The felon has a history of abuse, drug and gun charges. If you have any […]

  • Mount Pleasant erosion

    Officials survey lakefront erosion in Mount Pleasant: “I’ve seen it over the years; never to this extent”

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Homes along Lake Michigan in Mount Pleasant are losing ground faster than anyone has ever seen. Lakefront erosion has threatened several homes, and officials with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were out at the scene, surveying the situation. “I have seen erosion over the years — but never to this extent,” Jerry Garski, Mount Pleasant Village Board president said. High lake levels have resulted in the water eating away at the […]

  • Send-off for 32nd Military Police Company

    Emotional send-off: 100+ troops from the 32nd Military Police Company ready for duty

    MILWAUKEE — It was an emotional send-off on Monday, May 16th as families and loved ones said goodbye to more than 100 soldiers. Those troops, members of the 32nd Military Police Company, are headed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “You know, they’re giving up their loved ones for quite a while — for many months,” said Joe Trovato, public affairs officer for the Wisconsin National Guard. Gov. Scott Walker was at the base for the 128th Air Refueling Wing for the send-off ceremony. […]

  • Julio Sepulveda and Bradley Tech Backlash's bike

    “We did all the work:” High school students unveil bikes they built during ‘Brewtown Rumble’

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of vintage motorcycles roared into Milwaukee this weekend for the second annual Brewtown Rumble. Six bikes in particular stood out, because of who built them. “We did all the work,” Julio Sepulveda said. Sepulveda and his team, the Bradley Tech Backlash were one of six teams to participate in the 2016 “BUILD Milwaukee” — which pairs teams of high school students with bike-building mentors in a collective effort to learn valuable life and interpersonal skills while restoring vintage […]

  • K-93

    “Truly amazing:” Milwaukee Co. sheriff’s K-9 officers receive special protective vests

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Protecting our officers in the line of duty. Two Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies received protective vests on Saturday, May 14th after a fundraiser to buy a very expensive but important piece of equipment. K-9 Flynn isn’t nervous, he’s just excited. “They are dual-purpose dogs. They find drugs, narcotics and can also find people,” said Duputy Tim Kraklow, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. Same goes for K-9 Agies. “We were overwhelmed by their response,” said LeeAnne Sherrod, Mukwonago Animal Hospital. The […]


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