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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
  • Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

    Mayor Barrett’s 2017 budget includes more money for MPD; but staffing levels will remain the same

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, September 26th presented his 2017 budget to the Milwaukee Common Council. Barrett said while his budget includes more money for the Milwaukee Police Department, staffing levels will remain the same. Mayor Barrett said he must maintain the current staffing levels because of increasing pension costs, and because less money is coming from the state. “The police department budget of $302 million is more than our entire property tax levy,” Barrett said. Mayor Barrett […]

  • Packers vs. Lions at Lambeau Field

    “It`s an experience:” Some Packers fans make their very first trip to Lambeau for home opener vs. Lions

    GREEN BAY — Sunday, September 25th marked nearly nine months since the Green Bay Packers’ last home game — so it made sense for fans making their first trip to Lambeau Field to do so for the first home game of the regular season. The Packers took on the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field Sunday in Week 3 of NFL regular season play. Whoever penned the phrase “there’s a first time for everything” had to have been talking about Lambeau […]

  • Beware the Slenderman

    “Hitting very close to home:” Oriental Theatre debuts documentary on Slenderman case

    MILWAUKEE — An HBO documentary on the Slenderman case made its Milwaukee debut on Saturday, September 24th. The film focuses on the case of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier. The two Waukesha girls are accused of trying to kill their friend in order to appease a fictional character named “Slenderman.” In the film titled “Beware the Slenderman,” Director Irene Taylor Brodsky explores the vulnerability of youth and whether the girls accused should face adult court. The two-hour documentary made its Wisconsin […]

  • Terry Strickland

    Wanted: Milwaukee detectives seek Terry Strickland, shooter in double homicide

    MILWAUKEE — Homicide detectives are looking for 24-year-old Terry Strickland. Strickland is wanted for fatally shooting two men on July 17, 2016. Police say a fight between a group of seven or eight men ended when Strickland started shooting near 26th and Hopkins on Milwaukee’s north side. Maurice Brown Jr. and Michael Reed were shot and died from their injuries.  Strickland has been charged with two counts of First Degree Intentional Homicide.  He may be hiding in Milwaukee or possibly Chicago. Strickland is described by officials as being […]

  • Milwaukee Air & Water Show

    “Honored to sponsor the return:” WaterStone Bank to bring Milwaukee Air & Water Show back in 2017

    MILWAUKEE — The roar of jets will return to Milwaukee’s lakefront in 2017 — when the Milwaukee Air & Water Show comes back. WaterStone Bank of Wauwatosa announced on Wednesday, September 21st that it is signing on as the title sponsor of the show. “They sought us out and it’s just a fantastic opportunity for us because it impacts the community so well,” said Doug Gordon, president and CEO of WaterStone Bank. The Milwaukee Air & Water Show will be […]

  • prescription drugs

    “Treatment really does work:” New effort to fight opioid epidemic in SE Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — As the nation recognizes National Recovery Month in September, the Medical Society of Milwaukee County on Monday, September 19th welcomed former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy. Patrick is the son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. He is also a leading voice and author on mental illness and drug addiction. You need look no further than Milwaukee County and the surrounding area for proof of the opioid epidemic. “Opioid addiction is now more prevalent in rural communities than it is […]

  • Doors Open Milwaukee: MPD District 2

    “An opportunity to build relationships:” MPD District 2 opens its doors to the public during open house weekend

    MILWAUKEE — The sixth annual “Doors Open Milwaukee” event took place Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, and gave folks the opportunity to check out 165+ buildings in Milwaukee for free. Presented by Historic Milwaukee Inc., the event is billed as Milwaukee’s biggest open house weekend. Participating locations included theaters, museums, hotels — and even Milwaukee Police Department’s District 2 headquarters. Maribel Murillo on Sunday, September 18th took the cotton candy maker for a spin at MPD’s District 2. “Everyone […]

  • Thanks 4 the Memories

    “Thanks 4 the Memories:” More than 700 fans attend tribute dinner with Packers Legend Brett Favre

    MILWAUKEE — It was a once in a life-time evening with Brett Favre. The Packers Legend was the guest of honor at Miller Park on Saturday night, September 17th. It was his first public appearance since being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. The main event was a nearly 90 minute sit down with the Packers Hall of Famer. Starting off the conversation was Favre’s Hall of Fame speech in Canton, Ohio in August. “I played […]

  • 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 […]

  • Water Quality Task Force Meeting

    “This is going to take time:” Newly-formed Water Quality Task Force seeks answers for lead exposure

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s newly formed Water Quality Task Force met for the first time on Friday, September 16th to discuss the safety of the city’s tap water. More specifically, they talked about neighborhoods and homes with a higher risk of lead exposure. For more than three hours, members of Milwaukee’s Water Quality Task Force talked about finding possible risks among the city’s most vulnerable. “I think if we are going to have an honest discussion, I think we should have […]

  • Jermaine Zollicoffer

    Captured: Convicted sex offender going unchecked in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — U.S. Marshals are looking for 38-year-old Jermaine Zollicoffer.  The felon is wanted for sexually assaulting a minor and attempting to assault another.   Zollicoffer has a previous conviction which classifies him as a “sex offender.” Marshals say Zollicoffer has a long history of breaking the law.  In February he’s accused of entering a home and touching a victim, then propositioning another minor for sex. He is 6’2″ and weighs 300 lbs. “Zollie” is tattooed on his left hand.  He has […]

  • Dean Strang

    “Not surprised:” Steven Avery’s former attorney reacts to appeal in Dassey case

    MILWAUKEE — “Not surprised.” That is the reaction from Dean Strang, the former attorney for Steven Avery on Monday, September 12th. Strang is referring to a decision made by the Wisconsin Attorney General to keep Brendan Dassey in prison — at least for now. Dassey was convicted of helping his uncle Steven Avery rape and murder Teresa Halbach in 2005. But just last month, a judge ruled Dassey’s confession was coerced. The case against Avery and Dassey got worldwide exposure […]