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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
  • Dorian Principal

    Homeowner catches car thieves on camera: “They knew exactly what they were doing”

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man says his car was stolen in the middle of the night. But what the crooks probably did not realize is that this car owner had an extra set of eyes. Maybe more surprising is where the car ended up. When Dorian Principal, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, woke up a few weeks ago, his car was nowhere to be seen. “Sweet ride. It’s a Honda 1997. She gets me everywhere,” said Principal. With the wheels gone, Principal […]

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    “We appreciate what they do:” Neighbors show support for first responders in tasty way

    ST. FRANCIS — It was meant as a simple “thank you” for police and firefighters in St. Francis. But one family’s idea to bring in lunch quickly turned into an all-day banquet. Terry Poffenroth and his wife Shannon are the ones behind what happened at the St. Francis Civic Center on Monday, July 25th. “I wanted to do something good to show our officers and our community we appreciate what they do,” said Shannon Poffenroth. So the Poffenroth family scheduled […]

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    Man dies from injuries after shooting at Sherman & Burleigh, near scene of gas station protest

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that led to the death of a 21-year-old man on the city’s north side late Saturday, July 23rd. It happened near a BP gas station that has been the scene of protests since a shots fired incident that happened on July 19th. Officers responded to the neighborhood near Sherman and Burleigh around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say the 22-year-old man, identified as Jovonte Daniels, was confronted by the suspect — and words […]

  • Devan Townsend

    “Known to carry firearms:” U.S. Marshals try to track down Devan Townsend

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 26-year-old Devan Townsend.  Townsend is a convicted felon wanted for breaking his parole. Agents says Townsend has been in and out of jail for most of his life.  He’s been arrested for car theft, battery, bail jumping, resisting arrest, drug charges and other infractions.   He is known to carry a firearms which is the biggest concern for marshals.  Townsend has many tattoos covering much of his arms and upper body.  “44th” is tattooed […]

  • Duran Thomas

    Captured: Gang member since age 11; Marshals seek fugitive accused of attempted murder

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 32-year-old Duran Thomas. Thomas is wanted for attempted first-degree intentional homicide.  Agents say Thomas tried to kill the mother of his child. Marshals say the fugitive has killed before. When he was 15-years-old, Thomas was charged and eventually convicted of reckless homicide. Thomas is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call U.S. Marshals at 414-297-3707.

  • Milwaukee Police Department -- Two-person squad units

    MPD to utilize 2-person squads “until better intelligence developed regarding Dallas, Baton Rouge”

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Milwaukee Police Department say officers will be dispatched in two-person squad cars full-time “until a better intelligence picture is developed regarding the Dallas and Baton Rouge attacks.” The change also comes in the wake of an incident on Milwaukee’s south side on Sunday, July 17th. Brandon Baranowski, a 31-year-old Milwaukee police officer, was shot and wounded while on the scene of a domestic violence-related call. Baranowski, one of two officers on scene in separate squads, was seated […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department -- Two-person squad units

    After officer shot in Milwaukee, incident in Baton Rouge, MPD officers to patrol as two-person units

    MILWAUKEE — A 31-year-old Milwaukee police officer was shot and wounded early Sunday, July 17th while on the scene of a domestic violence related call. As a response to that incident, MPD officials said “effective immediately and until further notice,” officers will hit the streets with two people per squad car. The call for two-person patrols has been made before. One question is whether MPD can afford it. Milwaukee Police Officer Brandon Baranowski was seated alone in his patrol car when […]

  • Marquis Carpenter

    U.S. Marshals seek Marquis Carpenter for importing “high-grade marijuana” to Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 30-year-old Marquis Carpenter. Carpenter is wanted for his alleged involvement in trafficking drugs into the Milwaukee area from surrounding states.  Carpenter previously served time in jail for his role in a shooting. Marshals say the Milwaukee man has a criminal history going back to 2000 and has arrests for “sexual assault,” “distribution of narcotics,” weapon offenses,” and “domestic violence.”  Marshals say Carpenter is a dangerous man and is believed to be armed at all times. Marquis Carpenter is […]

  • Pokemon Go

    ‘Pokémon GO’ proves to be all-consuming: “It’s no better than texting and driving”

    MILWAUKEE — The latest video game craze called Pokémon GO has users buried in their phones while exploring the city for virtual characters. But the new game may be hazardous in certain situations — and it has law enforcement officials across the country issuing warnings. Since its launch on July 6th, Pokémon GO has been pushing players outside. The point of the game for Apple and Android devices is to capture virtual characters. But game play requires users to be on the move. […]

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    After tragedy in Dallas, an outpouring of support for police officers, including here in SE WI

    DALLAS/MILWAUKEE — The killing of five law enforcement officers in Dallas Thursday, July 7th sent shock waves and then grief through the city, in the deadliest incident for police since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The men who died were remembered by colleagues and citizens as caring, dedicated and professional — and the tragedy in Dallas has people across the country reaching out to support police officers, including here in southeastern Wisconsin. To say it was a difficult week […]

  • Edward Warrior Jr.

    He killed a man over a cell phone bill: Detectives seek Edward Warrior Jr.

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are looking for 24-year-old Edward Warrior Jr. A Milwaukee police detective says Warrior shot and killed 28-year-old London Street on June 15, 2016. The incident stemmed from an argument over a $90 cell phone bill. Warrior has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide.  He was a felon at the time of the shooting. Warrior is 5’ 8″ and weighs 140 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Detectives say Warrior is from Milwaukee and previously lived on the city’s west side. Anyone with […]

  • Kids from Wisconsin

    “Kids from Wisconsin” help Milwaukee children “Realize Their Dream”

    MILWAUKEE — A summer music tour is helping Milwaukee children “Realize Their Dream.” Kids from Wisconsin features high school and college musical talent — touring the state each summer. On Wednesday, July 6th, the tour stopped in Washington Park — where the performed invited children to get involved. “20 singer/dancers, thirteen piece band,” said Mark Dorn, show producer. “Go on the road for ten weeks and do performances in Wisconsin and all over the region.” Dorn shapes the two-hour expo […]

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