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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,


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  • jail

    “The goal is a safe community;” Foundation awards Milwaukee County $150K in grants

    MILWAUKEE — The MacArthur Foundation is awarding Milwaukee County $150,000 in grants to study how the county can reduce “over incarceration.” The grants are part of a “Safety and Justice Challenge.” The foundation asks counties to create plans leading to a more effective criminal justice system. “I think we always be looking to improve out system. We can always do better,” said Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers. Chief Judge Kremers is behind this push. “We have to be smart about it […]

  • billboard heroin

    Mobile billboard hopes to get people to “stop hiding and start talking”

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — Drivers in Washington County may notice a new billboard message about heroin. But they won’t see it in the same place twice. That’s because it’s a billboard on wheels. The message on the mobile billboard is about heroin abuse and prevention. Ron Naab does the driving. He’s a volunteer firefighter who also gives his time to the county’s Heroin Task Force. With the help of “Elevate,” a drug and mental health resource center, the mobile billboard […]

  • riding simulator

    “An eye-opener:” 3 motorcycle riders killed in Milwaukee area; DOT simulator encourages safety

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We saw more than a dozen crashes this Memorial Day weekend in southeastern Wisconsin — and seven of them were fatal. Several of the fatal crashes involved motorcycles. With that in mind, representatives with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation worked to encourage safe riding on Memorial Day. The Wisconsin State Patrol has a goal called “Zero in Wisconsin” — as in zero deaths on the road. But since last Thursday, May 21st, three motorcycle riders were killed in […]

  • Heal the Hood

    “It’s OUR city:” With violence seemingly at an all-time high, “Heal the Hood” movement promotes peace

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was another violent weekend in Milwaukee — though significantly less so when compared with last weekend, when Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett marked Ceasefire Sabbath on the heels of more than a dozen incidents. We saw one homicide in Milwaukee this weekend, with police called out to the scene of at least four shootings. But it wasn’t enough to deter folks who took part in a “Heal the Hood” event on Milwaukee’s north side — promoting peace […]

  • motorcycle safety

    Become a better rider and take a motorcycle safety course with Learning Curves Safety School

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — There have been several roadway deaths involving motorcycles in Wisconsin this year and the summer driving season is just beginning. New drivers are especially vulnerable but there are more intensive safety courses available the state doesn’t require you to take. Rick Breuer says there’s no way around it. Learning to ride a motorcycle safely is a must. Rick Breuer teaches a basic riding course — he’s the owner of Learning Curves Motorcycle Safety School. Saturday’s class at State […]

  • copper

    “They are opportunists:” Glendale police on the hunt for scrap copper thieves

    GLENDALE (WITI) — Police say these thieves are small in number, but they pull a lot of jobs. A Glendale copper heist was over in just minutes, but it only took an instant for police to capture a clue. In a Glendale alley, police say a lot more was left behind than a few frayed wires and two empty platforms. Thieves were after copper. “They usually don’t just steal one or two of these and that’s it for the summer. They are […]

  • Willie Bedford

    Three names, three lives: UWM students need your help to complete important mission

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A project to preserve the legacy of Vietnam veterans killed in combat is nearly complete. College students from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have been helping find photographs of those faces. But finding the final few is proving to be a difficult mission. Inside UWM’s Bolton Hall, the last student in the building is looking for one picture. Third year student Rachel Maidl completed her investigative journalism class a week ago. But the name of Willie Bedford keeps […]

  • Click It or Ticket

    “Click It or Ticket” campaign to begin in earnest: “I think the days of (seat belts) not being cool are over”

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — The summer driving season is upon us, and for the next two weeks, those wearing a badge will be watching to make sure you’re buckled up. This, as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign kicks into high gear. “Click It or Ticket” mobilization begins Monday, May 18th and continues through May 31st. “Click It or Ticket” is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign aimed at increasing the use of seat belts. This is a push from […]

  • walk for peace

    Peace movement started in Milwaukee now celebrated around the world

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — All over the world people walked in the name of peace. It’s part of a movement that started here in Milwaukee. On Milwaukee’s north side, prayer set the pace for a movement hitting the streets all over the world. “This has never been done having a collection of nations at the same time doing a prayer walk against violence,” said Tracey Dent, member of Milwaukee’s Peace Alliance. Tracey Dent had the idea last fall after organizing a […]

  • video game

    Suspects break into video poker machine, business owner says “they need to be stopped”

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — It’s not the crime of the century. But a Brown Deer business owner says she’s not taking this one lying down. Kim Starz-Nicholas is the owner of the Brown Deer Lanes. she says she was ripped off Monday night — and has the security pictures to prove it. “These kinds of people need to be stopped,” said Starz-Nicholas. “They obviously have no regard for the law.” Starz-Nicholas says the couple walked in after 10 p.m., but bypassed […]

  • Buffy the kitten

    Adorable kitten thrown from moving vehicle finds her ‘furever’ home

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A single act of cruelty has been conquered by unbelievable kindness. In early April, FOX6 News brought you the story of a kitten that had been thrown from a moving vehicle. That kitten survived — rescued by a woman who took her to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Since then, hundreds have reached out to help and there has been a great deal of interest from folks looking to adopt her. Some things are worth waiting for. Jim […]

  • Kayla Jimenez

    Milwaukee 6th grader scores a hit with essay about striking out bullying

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ahead of Monday night’s baseball game, a few of the Milwaukee Brewers made a quick visit to Cooper Elementary School on Milwaukee’s south side to meet a special middle schooler, a sixth grader named Kayla Jimenez.   Jimenez wrote an essay about anti-bullying — and was selected out of several hundred entries in a competition called “Strike Out Bullying” — sponsored by the Brewers. “The way she’s able to articulate herself. And she’s very mature and understanding of seeing […]

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