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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
  • Takayla Thomas

    Family of 3 struggles after landlord’s murder forces them out: “Where are we going to live?”

    MILWAUKEE — Two families were forced to leave their homes when their Milwaukee apartment building was deemed “unlivable,” the day before Thanksgiving. Their landlord was supposed to make repairs, but he was killed in a recent shooting. Friday, November 27th we’re learning more about the families affected. The holidays have not been kind for a pair of families living in the apartment building near 51st and Center. Wednesday, November 25th Chrisopher Randle’s family had to leave — a gas leak forcing […]

  • Toys 'R' Us

    “I’m trying to hurry up:” Easy breezy shopping at Toys ‘R’ Us ahead of Black Friday

    MILWAUKEE — If you don’t mind the rain, Thanksgiving night made for some of the most pain-free Black Friday shopping around. Thursday, many people had to choose: wait in the rain, or get cozy before the Packers game. “Oh yes, definitely that’s why I’m trying to get this done now,” said a shopper. Inevitably, some people tried to do both. When the doors opened at 5:00 p.m. at the Toys ‘R’ Us located at 8825 N. 76th, there was no […]

  • MPD Thanksgiving dinner

    MPD officer organizes Thanksgiving dinner for 350: “We thought it would be great to bring people together”

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer returned to his roots in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood on Sunday, November 22nd. The officer, with MPD’s District Five, had an idea months ago to serve a holiday meal. And he didn’t do it alone. There’s no better way to warm the heart than by serving some warm food. Renee Nickolie and her daughter were first in line to dish it out on Sunday, November 22nd — serving as volunteers. Messmer Preparatory Catholic School served as […]

  • Waukesha County snow

    “First of the season:” Waukesha County gets a heaping dose of winter snow

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — The farther south you travel from Milwaukee, the more snow you’ll find as residents in Waukesha County discovered when they woke up Saturday morning, November 21st. The snow started to fall Friday night, and continued well into Saturday. In fact, some Mukwonago residents were surprised by how much snow they had to push. “We get dispatched as soon as the boss tells us to go,” said Nate Lueck. As the sun game up, snow totals kept piling up […]

  • Charlie Sheen (Credit: Sean O'Key/CNN)

    “The fight against AIDS is far from over:” Will Charlie Sheen’s admission refocus attention on HIV?

    MILWAUKEE — Charlie Sheen confessed Tuesday, November 17th during a morning television interview that he is HIV positive. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Sheen’s celebrity status may refocus the nation’s attention on a once-captivating disease. “The Charlie Sheen disclosure is an important reminder to all of us that the fight against AIDS is far from over,” Michael Gifford said. Gifford says Sheen’s admission is much more than tabloid fodder. “I am, in fact, HIV positive,” Sheen said. The […]

  • Islamic Resource Center

    “There is nothing that resembles Islam:” Muslim organizations try to educate public

    MILWAUKEE — Muslim organizations in Milwaukee hope the Paris terror attacks do not spark anti-Islamic threats. “We still hear people say, ‘Why don’t Muslims condemn this?’ But Muslims are always condemning this,'” said Janan Najeeb, president of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition. Najeeb says besides the ongoing grief over innocent people dying, it saddens the Muslim community that a terrorist group like ISIS claims to be an Islamic organization. “There is nothing that resembles Islam in their actions,” said Najeeb. […]

  • Increased security at Lambeau Field

    “You can never be complacent:” Increased security at Lambeau Field after terror attacks in Paris

    GREEN BAY — There was increased security at Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 15th as the Packers returned home to face the Detroit Lions. This, after at least 129 people lost their lives in terror attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13th. One of the planned attacks occurred at a stadium just north of Paris — during a France vs. Germany soccer game. The Packers reached out to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security following the Paris attacks. […]

  • Zipper merge

    “We’ll have our lanes back:” Wisconsin DOT pulls the plug on I-94 ‘zipper merge’

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced all lanes on westbound I-94 leaving Milwaukee, will be open for business beginning Sunday, November 15th. This means the unique road sharing maneuver known as the “zipper merge” is no longer needed — however, the detours are not over. The Zoo Interchange Project has certainly become a “driving experience.” At times, road warriors like Gojkl Boslljcic may feel at odds with the nearly $2 billion endeavor. “Especially if I’m in a semi, today […]

  • Veterans Day ceremony at Milwaukee County War Memorial

    Tribute to veterans: Ceremony held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial

    MILWAUKEE — On Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11th, people came together across the Milwaukee area to pay tribute to those who have served the country. A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Milwaukee County War Memorial. Milwaukee Police Post 415 of the American Legion has observed Armistice/Veterans Day with a ceremony since 1939.  This year’s commemoration was again a joint venture with Milwaukee Firefighters Post 426 of the American Legion. “The preamble to the American Legion National Constitution starts with the […]

  • World gets ready to watch GOP debate in Milwaukee

    “You definitely feel a buzz down here:” Milwaukee hosts GOP debate, the world watches

    MILWAUKEE — Every moment of Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate will be watched, dissected and disseminated by news outlets from all around the world. They are all in Milwaukee. That is exciting for Brew City native Lamont Westmoreland. He beams at the idea of his city being front and center as the nation searches for the next president. “You definitely feel a buzz down here,” said Westmoreland. “This is huge for Milwaukee. I think that this is the beginning of spectacular […]

  • Zaira Tellez

    “It’s a tragedy:” 14-year-old killed in crash, three others hurt; 14-year-old driver arrested

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say speed was a factor in a crash that left a teenager dead, and three others hurt. A teenager who was driving was arrested following the crash. The crash happened near 35th and Hayes around 8:35 p.m. on Sunday, November 8th. Police say a 14-year-old girl was driving an SUV north on S. 35th Street at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree. A 14-year-old female passenger […]

  • Target store on Brown Deer Road

    Target store on Brown Deer Road the latest near former Northridge Mall to announce closure

    MILWAUKEE — Target Corporation last week announced the Target store on Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee will close on January 30th, 2016. This is one of 13 stores Target Corp. is closing nationwide due to falling profits. A Target store manager tells FOX6 News employees were notified on November 2nd about the upcoming closure, and some of the store’s staff members will have an option to relocate to another store. This, as some wonder whether another company will come forward […]


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