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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
  • “Nobody has been caught:” Germantown residents frustrated ‘support our police’ signs are being stolen

    GERMANTOWN — Yard signs supporting police are being stolen in Germantown and some residents are not happy about it. It’s probably hard for the department not to take these thefts personally when you consider the cause the signs raise money for. “Nobody has been caught or seen who’s doing it,” said Dick Bruno. Germantown residents like Bruno have replaced their sign more than once. “It’s just very frustrating for them,” said Germantown Police Captain Mike Snow. Captain Snow said there’s been at […]

  • “It’s really cool:” Watch the Great American Solar Eclipse safely next Monday

    MILWAUKEE — It’s quite possibly the most anticipated solar eclipse ever — and it happens on Monday, August 21st. Inside the Manfred Olson Planetarium, the view is always a good one. But next Monday, Casey McGrath will spend the lunch hour with millions of others across the United States. “It’s really cool. I think at this point we’ve got so much social media and all of this communication and people are really interested in astronomy,” McGrath said. FOX6 News viewed […]

  • “Hammered with fist blows:” Man says he was attacked when he asked teens not to skateboard in park

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man says he was trying to prevent three teenagers from damaging a county park, and in the process, he ended up in the hospital. David Ciepluch is retired, and said twice a day he walks his two dogs through Holler Park, near General Mitchell International Airport. On Sunday, August 13th, he said three teenagers didn’t respond nicely when he asked them to stop skateboarding on a wooden walkway. “I was getting hammered with fist blows,” Ciepluch […]

  • In the heart of Sherman Park, Boy’s and Girls Club thriving 1 year after riots: “Going to continue to do more”

    MILWAUKEE — August 13th marks one year since violence broke out in the Sherman Park neighborhood following the shooting death of Sylville Smith, by a then-Milwaukee police officer. Buildings were burned and businesses vandalized — leaving behind millions of dollars in damage. Caught in the middle was the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. On Thursday afternoon, August 10th, the president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee visited their Sherman Park location more confident than […]

  • Sherman Park neighborhood still recovering nearly 1 year after unrest: “We still have work to do”

    MILWAUKEE — It’s been nearly one year since rioting in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood damaged several businesses. The unrest was fueled by the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith, and the outcome was days of violence. On the night of August 13th, 2016 as a gas station at the corner of 43rd and Burleigh burned down, vandals also targeted Jet Beauty a few blocks away. “We never think it would happen,” said Jackie Park, Jet Beauty store manager.  The beauty […]

  • China Lights 2017 at Boerner Botanical Gardens: “We chose all new lanterns except the dragon!”

    HALES CORNERS — Organizers expected the 2016 China Lights lantern festival to be successful, but they didn’t know it was going to be an absolute hit. On Tuesday morning, August 8th, Boerner Botanical Gardens offered new information about the return of the festival September – October 2017. It’s nearly impossible to match the natural beauty of the Boerner Botanical Gardens, but adding a thousand glowing lights at dusk doesn’t hurt. When the China Lights lantern festival opened in 2016, Boerner […]

  • What’s Tappenin’? It’s a new show hitting the stage this weekend

    MILWAUKEE — What’s Tappenin’? It’s a new show hitting the stage this weekend. Jonathon Gregg spent the morning at Danceworks getting a preview. About Danceworks (website) Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks, Inc. is to enhance the joy, health and creativity of the community through performances, classes and outreach activities that integrate dance and other art forms. Danceworks contributes to Milwaukee’s cultural vitality by sparking a lifelong interest and participation in the arts. Danceworks’ vision is to be the driving […]

  • On Purple Heart Day, 3 Milwaukee recipients honored at War Memorial: “It’s about the guys that didn’t come back”

    MILWAUKEE — It is our nation’s oldest military decoration, and on Monday, August 7th, Milwaukee’s Purple Heart recipients were recognized for their sacrifice. At the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee Monday, the Purple Heart recipients offered just a glimpse into their time in combat, and the circumstances. “We were no longer fighting for our mother, our father, apple pie, the flag. We were fighting for each other,” William Goralski said. “People tend to forget. They tend to forget about the […]

  • “We saw hate 5 years ago:” 48 hours of prayer comes to an end at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK — A weekend of prayer ended Sunday, August 6th at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, marking the five-year anniversary of the mass shooting that claimed six lives. On August 5, 2012, a massacre took place at the gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where 40-year-old Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people and wounded four others. Page committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after he was shot in the stomach by a responding […]

  • It’s a challenge: Ever tried to see everything at the Wisconsin State Fair in just 1 day?

    WEST ALLIS — The Wisconsin State Fair is so big, it’s a challenge to see all of it in one day. But FOX6’s Jonathon Gregg sure gave it his best effort. Even if we sped up the video Jonathon shot on Thursday, August 3rd, the opening day of the fair, we still couldn’t show you everything available at the fair. It might even be silly to try. From the mini donuts to a climb to the top of the Giant […]

  • “Best technology out on the market:” Retired firefighter makes generous donation to MFD

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a donation that is sure to save lives. The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) received on Wednesday, August 2nd a generous gift from one of its own. When Paul Conway first suited up more than 30 years ago, thermal imaging wasn’t around. It would be years before the technology was developed for firefighters. “This tool has been proven,” Conway said. “The best technology out on the market.” Conway is a retired firefighter who is giving back. He donated eight […]

  • “You feel so violated:” Van stolen from organization helping victims of human trafficking

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee organization helping victims of human trafficking was ripped off . A van donated to the group last fall was stolen from the director’s home. “You never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Nancy Yarbrough-Banks. “And you feel so violated.” Yarbrough-Banks has no choice but to keep working — even though her organization was dealt a major set-back. “We still have the keys! Me and my husband both have both keys,” Yarbrough-Banks said. But Yarbrough-Banks’ […]