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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
  • Randall Cobb and Charles Butler Sr.

    “I love to talk about my transplant:” Randall Cobb visits Froedtert, meets organ transplant patient

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers have been part of some pretty great comebacks through the years, but on Tuesday, March 31st, star wide receiver Randall Cobb witnessed one for the ages. The Packers great was in Milwaukee visiting Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin during Organ Donation Awareness Month. Charles Butler Sr. is two years removed from a double lung transplant. “I love to talk about my transplant,” Butler said. Butler says it all started with a […]

  • Waukesha chinchillas

    Uninhabitable: Police say 3 children live in home where 331 chinchillas found; parents could face charges

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha police say two parents are expected to face child neglect charges after 331 chinchillas were pulled from a home on Melody Lane near Laura Lane on Sunday, March 29th. Police were called out to the home shortly after 9:30 a.m. by an individual requesting a welfare check on a female at the home — based on comments she made on social media. While that information was unfounded, police were quickly redirected to deal with the “obvious” […]

  • Trevor Casper funeral

    “This is the community reaching out:” Thousands fill small town of Kiel to remember Trooper Casper

    KIEL (WITI) — Thousands filled the small town of Kiel, Wisconsin on Sunday, March 29th to say goodbye to Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Trevor Casper. The 21-year-old is the youngest law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in Wisconsin history. He lost his life last Tuesday, March 24th during a shootout with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac. Funeral services were held on Sunday evening at Kiel High School after Casper’s family members greeted loved ones at the high […]

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    “I see the town come together as one:” Staff Sergeant Kerry Kemp laid to rest in Port Washington

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — A somber day in Port Washington as Staff Sergeant Kerry Kemp was remembered. Kemp was killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash off the Florida coast. On Saturday, March 28th, a procession took Kemp to his final resting place. In Port Washington on Saturday, people couldn’t help but look up as ropes were lowered to bind a city filled with mourning hearts — and raise the American flag. “I see the town come together as […]

  • religious

    Milwaukee’s LGBT community wants UW to take a stand against new Indiana law

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Wisconsin Badgers mens’ basketball team is doing everything it can to make a return trip to the Final Four — which is in Indianapolis. But a new law in Indiana is drawing criticism from NCAA President Mark Emmert. The so-called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” potentially allows Indiana businesses to deny services based on sexual orientation. Emmert said the following in a statement: “The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment […]

  • mukwonago fire

    “They tried to make entry:” Neighbors tried to save life of woman killed in fire above Mukwonago restaurant

    MUKWONAGO (WITI) — Mukwonago fire officials are investigating a fatal fire which occurred early Monday, March 23rd. A man tried to save his neighbor’s life, but the fire and smoke were too intense. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Jolie McKenzie. Investigators say around 1:20 a.m., the fire department got a call regarding smoke coming from a building on Rochester St. When they arrived on the scene, there were flames showing. There are two apartments above a restaurant/bar known […]

  • Summerfest

    Get your music on! Summerfest unveils more than 90 headlining stage acts for 2015

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2015 festival.  Scheduled performers include Kaskade, Bastille, The Flaming Lips, Sheryl Crow, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, LeCrae, Santigold and Jane’s Addiction. “I think we do a pretty good job of pleasing most people,” said Bob Babisch, Entertainment Director for Summerfest. “And I always tell people, if you can’t find something you like here, you’re really not trying hard enough — […]

  • economy inn shooting

    “It was crazy:” 3:00 a.m. wake-up call at the Economy Inn; Multiple gunshots as three shot & injured

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say three people had to be taken to the hospital following a shooting at the Economy Inn on W. Appleton Avenue. It happened around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 22nd. Anyone sleeping near Room 122 got a loud wake-up call. “It was bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. It was crazy. I didn’t know what it was at first. I’m not from here, so it was kind of a new experience. Kind of crazy. It […]

  • crowds

    Crowds dwindle on day 3 of Manney hearing, anxiously “waiting for the decision”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For a second day there were no lines outside of the Milwaukee Municipal Court building where the hearing for former officer Christopher Manney took place. With all the extra security there were more police in attendance than the general public. The Manney appeal hearing continues to shine a light on an investigation into the events of April 30th, 2014. Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney shot and killed Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park. Police Chief Ed […]

  • burn ban

    Burn bans in effect: Communities in southeast Wisconsin deal with extremely dry conditions

    WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — Remember the last time it rained? It’s been a while. In fact, it is so dry, most of Wisconsin is in the “high or very high” fire danger range. That has prompted communities in southeast Wisconsin to restrict burning. Germantown is one of those communities affected — and in the midst of a burning ban. “Spring moisture is always critical,” said George Radtke. Radtke is part-owner of a perennial farm in Germantown. He has the horticulture know-how and will […]

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church

    Money is drying up, so overnight shelter in Racine is forced to shut down

    RACINE (WITI) — It’s been an up and down year for one Racine overnight homeless shelter. Funding to keep that portion going is hardly a sure thing. Now, the director of St. Luke’s Hospitality Center and Overnight Shelter says it will have to stop the service. On any given night, 25 to 30 people lay down mats on the floor at St. Luke’s. Every person there has recently been dealt a blow. “There will be some of our brothers and sisters […]

  • acme galvanizing

    “It was loud!” For those who live near Acme Galvanizing, Monday started with a bang

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Fire officials say exploding propane tanks ignited a large fire at a Milwaukee industrial company Monday, March 16th. Witnesses tell FOX6 News they heard between five and 12 large booms. Billowing black smoke could be seen for miles around Monday morning as the fire burned at Acme Galvanizing, located in the heart of Milwaukee’s south side. While firefighters were trying to handle the flames, police started pulling people back. Acme Galvanizing is located near homes and apartments, so […]

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