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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
  • boat

    Milwaukee man helps rescue kayaker stranded on Lake Erie for roughly 24 hours

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee man is being credited with saving a kayaker’s life. The kayaker was rescued after spending more than 24 hours on a stormy Lake Erie this week. Milwaukee resident Hap Carlson and longtime friend Keith Riegelsberger didn’t realize what they were seeing at first. The two were boating on Lake Erie on Tuesday, July 29th when they saw something waving just above the water. “About a mile off shore, I looked over and thought it was a […]

  • It can happen in the blink of an eye: Silver Alert program will help find missing elderly loved ones

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Few things can be more frightening than when an elderly loved one goes missing. A new system to send alerts when an at-risk adult has gone missing will be active starting Friday, August 1st. It’s called the Silver Alert program — and would operate similar to the Amber Alert system for missing children. Antoinette Gordon says it’s hard to believe how fast her young daughter is growing. “She surprises me more and more every day,” Gordon said. In just […]

  • soap

    “They were just the wrong color:” Milwaukee company’s clean solution to a soapy mishap

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Consider it a happy accident. A Milwaukee company ordered thousands of bars of soap to sell online. But when those boxes of soap arrived, something was a little bit off. Chad Scott is a supervisor at Milwaukee’s PAK Industries which owns “Lucky Tiger,” selling men’s bath and grooming products. “PAK was ordering bars of soap for Lucky Tiger and we ordered them in an Amber color which is the color of tigers or beer, because we are […]

  • negro league

    Honored: Two inducted into Negro League Hall of Fame at Miller Park Sunday

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A big weekend for baseball fans, as six former players and managers are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. In Milwaukee, a similar ceremony, as the Milwaukee Brewers helped induct two former players into the Negro League Hall of Fame: Ted Toles Jr. and Nathan “Sonny” Weston. The Sunday afternoon ceremony on July 27th brought a modest end to a memorable weekend. “Beautiful day, as they say in Milwaukee,” Nathan “Sonny” Weston […]

  • Packers fan

    Training camp: Faithful Packers fans travel the distance to catch a glimpse of their favorite players

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Packers faithful — flocked to Green Bay to get their first look at their favorite players. The length fans are willing to go, may only be matched by how far they expect their team to. In football, distance separates fans from the field, even as a powerful force pulls them in. “You ask your wife what time you should go and she says, why are you going already at 7:30? and then you come here […]

  • sheboygan beaches

    High waves & strong currents: National Weather Service issues beach hazard alert

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Wednesday, July 23rd was a beautiful day for a stroll on the beach — but not a great day to go swimming. The National Weather Service has issued a “Beach Hazards Statement” for dangerous swimming conditions for beaches from Port Washington to Kensoha due to high wave action, strong currents and dangerous swimming conditions. Beaches with particularly dangerous conditions on Wednesday, July 23rd include: McKinley Beach in Milwaukee Grant Park Beach in Milwaukee Shoop Park Beach in Racine […]

  • work in slinger

    Containment efforts: Second day of work, cleaning up diesel fuel in Slinger

    SLINGER (WITI) — The site of a train collision in Slinger is an active one. A Canadian National train collided with a Wisconsin & Southern train on Sunday night, July 20th. Following the collision, 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked — and the cleanup operation continues, under the watchful eye of the DNR. The sun has risen for the second time since two trains collided in Slinger. Day One saw an intense effort to clear any threat to residents, and […]

  • massive flooding

    Seven inches of rain in four hours: This week marks four-year anniversary of massive flash floods

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — This week marks the anniversary of the massive flooding of 2010. Four years ago, the skies above Milwaukee opened up — dumping seven inches of rain in just a few hours. That caused some of the worst flash flooding residents have ever seen — and the city of Milwaukee and other municipalities continue to work on ways to stay dry if that much rain ever comes again. Four years may pass by in the blink of an […]

  • Zoo Interchange

    Zoo Interchange: DOT monitors massive project from behind the scenes

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a project that was planned for months — shutting down the highway so crews can do a couple of crucial things. Haul in and set steel girders for a railroad bridge, demolish the southbound highway 100 bridge, and finally… complete some storm sewer work. While all of that work is happening, the Department of Transportation is watching the progress from its monitor center in Milwaukee. The operations center, with eyes across Wisconsin, has special attention on […]

  • Gaza Protest

    Protesters flock Milwaukee streets about Israel & Gaza fighting: “This is a humanitarian crisis, we need to stand for them”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Fighting and bombings continue to escalate in Israel and Gaza. While Israel’s leaders say they are fighting against the terrorist group Hamas, Palestinian supporter insist innocent people are also being targeted. The screech of rush-hour traffic — drowned out by the cries of Palestinian supporters, lining the sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue Friday afternoon, July 18th. “These are people who have been living under siege and occupation for all of their lives. They want to be free,” says […]

  • michael bell

    The fight for transparency continues: Three months after Michael Bell’s law was signed, is it working?

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The fight for transparency continues for Michael Bell Sr. His son was killed by Kenosha police in 2004. It has been three months since a new law went into effect — requiring law enforcement officials to have an outside agency investigate any in-custody deaths. So does Bell think the new law is working? On April 23rd, 2014, Assembly Bill 409 became law. It happened in a private ceremony in Madison. “I mean it was, it was like […]

  • miller park

    A first for Miller Park: Grounds crew works to transform the baseball field into a soccer field

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Brewers are now on their All-Star break — but their field isn’t! Miller Park is being transformed to host its first ever international soccer match scheduled for this Wednesday, July 16th. As soon as the Milwaukee Brewers walked off the field on Sunday, the grounds crew got to work! They have 48 hours to transform the field from a baseball field to a soccer field — for an event that’s a first for Miller Park! […]