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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
  • Port Washington fire caused by lightning strike

    Officials confirm fire at Port Washington home was result of lightning strike during storms

    PORT WASHINGTON — It was a wild afternoon and evening on Sunday, August 2nd, as strong-to-severe storms pushed across the state and into southeastern Wisconsin. The storms produced heavy rain, strong winds, some very large hail and a lot of lightning. Lightning could be the cause of a fire that occurred at a home in Port Washington on Sunday. The fire call came in around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, as the storm as at its strongest. Emergency crews were called out […]

  • Officer-involved shooting (Glendale police officer & suspect injured)

    Porsche stolen during test drive leads to pursuit, which ends in crash and officer-involved shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a Glendale police officer and a suspect were injured in an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon, August 1st near 13th and W. Cottage. The shooting was preceded by a vehicle theft and pursuit. Glendale police say this all began minutes before 1:00 p.m. when a 28-year-old Milwaukee man stole a Porsche at gunpoint from a Concours Motors employee in the 6400 block of N. Green Bay Road. We’re told the vehicle theft occurred during […]

  • Josef Bieniek

    Milwaukee man’s van stolen and used in crime, but he says he’s not a victim

    MILWAUKEE — Perhaps it’s the third and final chapter to that daring robbery attempt turned shootout at Bouchards. The van used to ram through the front door was stolen. Now, the van’s owner has a message — he says he may have been victimized, but is not a victim. Security video shows desperate men ramming a van through the front door of Bouchards located on Martin Luther King Drive. The criminals never made it inside, nearly stopped dead when a […]

  • Green Bay Packers Annual Shareholders Meeting

    “This is the start of football season:” Packers fans flock to Lambeau for Annual Shareholders Meeting

    GREEN BAY — Thousands of fans headed to Lambeau Field on Tuesday, July 28th — for what many consider the kickoff to the 2015 season. The team held its Annual Shareholders Meeting. For fans still toiling over last season’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, the shareholders meeting was like a calming voice telling them to look to the future and forget about the past. “This is the start of football season,” said Mike Zdroik, Green […]

  • Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

    Saying “thank you” to Milwaukee’s 9-to-5 workers, “because they work hard”

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee is saying “thank you” to all of its 9-to-5ers. The 10th annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week kicked off on Monday afternoon, July 27th. More than 80,000 people work in the downtown Milwaukee district. Many of them were treated on Monday to “thanks” — free lunches and coffee, music and more. “Because they work hard downtown, so we have to give back to them. We’ve got to make them feel good, do something special for […]

  • Search for possible Milwaukee lion

    “I’m on edge:” Two confirmed sightings of “lion-like animal” in Milwaukee this weekend, so where is it?

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say the “big cat” that was reportedly spotted on the city’s north side on Saturday, July 25th may have gotten outside of their containment perimeter. Officials held a brief news conference on Sunday morning, July 26th in the neighborhood near 31st and Cameron. The commander on scene spoke briefly about the MPD operation that lasted for more than 12 hours. BREAKING: #MKElion update from commander in scene. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/N7ETBphfEV — Julie Collins (@Julie_Collins6) July 26, 2015 […]

  • Search for possible lion in Milwaukee

    “There is something going on:” Neighbors reflect on latest sightings of possible lion in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On Saturday evening, July 25th, around 7:15 p.m., Milwaukee police and DNR officials responded to the area of 30th and Fairmount for a “confirmed sighting” of a “lion-like animal.” A perimeter was established — and officials took part in a nearly 15-hour search that extended into Sunday morning. Then, there was a second sighting — this one by an MPD officer. But so far, the possible “big cat” in Milwaukee hasn’t been found. Milwaukee police say the “big […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks arena

    Bucks arena deadline quickly approaching as community members make demands

    MILWAUKEE — It’s crunch time for lawmakers as the Wisconsin State Assembly is set to debate a new Bucks arena deal on Tuesday, July 28th. This is also the last shot for opponents of the multi-million dollar project to their their message heard. Their message has to be loud because there is a deadline looming in Madison. Members of the Milwaukee Professionals Association say the proposed arena deal and development will not benefit the city as a whole, neglecting investment […]

  • Racine County Jane Doe

    Search for answers: Racine Co. investigators unyielding in quest to identify Jane Doe

    RACINE — It has been 16 years since the remains of a woman were discovered in Racine County. She had been tortured, murdered and her body dumped in a field. Racine County investigators say they are unyielding — determined to identify a victim known for all these years only as Jane Doe. “I think anytime we have an individual who is badly beaten, murdered and left as trash  in our community, any day is too long,” said Racine County Sheriff Christopher […]

  • Mandela Barnes

    Invited in, but then asked to leave: Mandela Barnes talks about experience at Walker event

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — He was invited in, but then asked to leave. That’s the story from Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee), who tried to attend Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign launch on Monday, July 13th at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Barnes told FOX6 News he was inside the Waukesha County Expo Center prior to Walker’s speech. He had been chatting with Republican colleagues and snapping a few pictures. Right away, Barnes says he was singled out — he suspects, by a […]

  • Storm damage in Kenosha

    Gusts of wind knock telephone poles down in Kenosha Co, “cracked like a matchstick”

    KENOSHA — Some homes in Kenosha County were without power hours after storms passed through on Monday morning, July 13th. The main culprit there — strong winds. “Pulled five telephone poles down — one, two, three, four, five. One in the corner,” said Bob Truax, one of the oldest residents of the neighborhood. “Cracked like a matchstick,” said Susan Torres. The quick-moving storm forced an all-day cleanup. The neighbors are blaming a backyard tree for all the commotion. “It didn’t hit anybody’s […]

  • Scott Walker

    Folks in Gov. Walker’s boyhood town of Delavan excited for presidential announcement: “I think he can do it”

    DELAVAN — A busy 48 hours for Governor Scott Walker. On Sunday afternoon, July 12th, Governor Walker was set to sign the state’s $73 billion, two-year spending plan into law. Then, on Monday, July 13th, Walker will announce his bid for president in 2016 in Waukesha. Politics aside, Governor Walker’s bid for president is generating a lot of pride in his boyhood town of Delavan. But that doesn’t mean residents think Walker’s journey to the White House will be an […]

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