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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
  • student

    College student’s phone ringing off the hook, but Justin Bieber she is not

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We’ve all been on the incoming end of a wrong number — mistakes happen. But hundreds of mistakes over the course of a few days? A Milwaukee college student says that’s been her life since apparently, her number was tweeted out and linked to… Justin Bieber. Yes, Justin Bieber. For the last 24 hours, Jackie Ratelle’s phone has been ringing off the hook. “I got another one this morning from Texas as I was just getting ready for […]

  • Marquette University

    Before recent robbery – a shooting near Marquette student housing, so why weren’t students notified?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some students on the Marquette University campus say they’re concerned. They received an emergency alert — notifying them that a student was robbed late Sunday, September 14th — but some students say they’re curious as to why they didn’t receive an alert on Friday night, September 12th — when a shooting occurred near student housing. Officials with Marquette’s Department of Public Safety tell FOX6 News they determine whether to send out an email and text alert to students based […]

  • FOX6 Local Kenosha

    RECOVERED! Rare African tortoise, worth $4,000, returned to its owner

    KENOSHA (WITI) — Kenosha police say a rare African tortoise — stolen in Kenosha, has been recovered and returned to its owner. Police say just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 10th, the tortoise was dropped off at a Kenosha pet store. Police say they are treating this as a theft case. The 40-pound, eight-year-old African Sucata Tortoise with a tan shell went missing last weekend. Ernesto De Armas has four of the African Sucata Tortoises. He has his own rescue in […]

  • drag racing

    “The video is invaluable:” Posted to YouTube, video shows drag racing on I-43; police now investigating

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — It is illegal, and extremely dangerous! Home video shows drag racing on I-43, and that video ended up on YouTube. Now, police are looking for the individuals who took part. As fast as it was posted, home video showing vehicles racing on I-43 was taken off the internet. The video shows two very expensive-looking vehicles drag racing on the interstate. The two-minute video has been removed from YouTube — but as we’re so often reminded, what’s […]

  • 29th and atkinson

    Police: Crime spree Sunday involved teenagers, stolen vehicles, crashes along Atkinson Avenue

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A crime spree involving several stolen vehicles and crashes along Atkinson Avenue Sunday night, September 7th has police looking for suspects. Police say they’ve taken two teenagers into custody — ages 15 and 16. It all started around 4:00 p.m. Sunday. That’s when police were dispatched to the 500 block of N. 27th Street, where a man was assaulted, and his 2004 Honda Pilot SUV was stolen by a group of five suspects. Twenty minutes later, police […]

  • nami fundraiser

    Reaching out to those affected by mental illness: Folks hit the road on two wheels or two feet in NAMI fundraiser

    WATERFORD (WITI) — Free resources were made available for those suffering from mental illness, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Racine County held its biggest fundraiser of the year on Sunday, September 7th. The goal of this suicide prevention event was to raise money and awareness, and reach out to those affected by mental illness. More than 100 people got on their bikes, and dozens more were ready to hit the trails in Sunday’s “Bike ‘n Hike” fundraiser. All […]

  • Fatal crash near 31st and Becher in Milwaukee

    Teenager dies, several hurt after collision on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal crash which happened near 31st and Becher on Milwaukee’s south side early Saturday, September 6th. The wreck happened just after 12:30 a.m. Officials say the 17-year-old victim’s car was westbound on Becher when it was struck by a northbound car which did not stop for a stop sign. Two other people in the victim’s car were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle, a 23-year-old man from Milwaukee […]

  • Minimum Wage Protests

    Minimum wage protests create financial headache for business nearby

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The fight for a higher minimum wage may have cost local businesses money. That’s because protests involving fast food workers shut down a stretch of Miller Park Way in West Milwaukee on Thursday, September 4th. The demonstration was part of a nationwide protest by fast food workers who are demanding a $15/hour minimum wage — and the right to unionize. Unfortunately, the protest at a McDonald’s effectively stalled business at nearby Remy Batteries. Matt Moeller is a […]

  • taxi

    Cap is lifted: Anyone can now apply to drive a taxi in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cap is lifted — and now an unlimited number of drivers can apply to drive a taxi in the City of Milwaukee. The push to drop the cap started in 2013 when the city faced a lawsuit which called the cap unconstitutional. Then, after months of debate, the city did away with the cap. More than 30 men and women lined up at City Hall to apply for a taxi cab permit on Tuesday morning, September 2nd. […]

  • Marquette University

    Marquette University alerts students after two armed robberies near campus

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It has happened again. Two armed robberies occurring near the Marquette University campus have the university’s Department of Public Safety warning students again. The latest incidents occurred near campus early Monday morning, September 1st. Between 1:53 a.m. and 1:57 a.m., an armed robbery took place in the 1500 block of West Kilbourn Avenue and in the 900 block of North 17th Street. The same suspects are believed to have committed both crimes. In each incident, one suspect […]

  • taxi

    The cap has been lifted: Tuesday a big day for new Milwaukee taxi cab drivers!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cap has been lifted, and on Tuesday, September 2nd, an unlimited number of Milwaukee drivers can apply for a taxi cab license — and begin operating their taxi the same day! One Milwaukee taxi cab company isn’t afraid of competition — as long as it’s fair. Ali Mohamed owns Yellow Cab Co-Op in Milwaukee. He says the cab business was good when he started back in the  mid-90s. “It was real successful until right now. We […]

  • Catina Scharf

    Franklin woman struck while riding her bike was Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s first recipient

    FRANKLIN (WITI) — A 41-year-old Franklin woman — struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle on Friday evening, August 29th later died as a result of her injuries. FOX6 News has learned the woman is Catina Scharf. She happens to be the recipient of the very first wish granted in Wisconsin by “Make-A-Wish.” Scharf was struck on Highway 100 near W. St. Martins Road at Elm Court on Friday evening. Officials say just before 8:00 p.m., Scharf crossed over against […]

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