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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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    MENOMONEE FALLS — With only a week left until Christmas — are you looking for something to liven up your decorations? Jonathan Gregg joins FOX6 WakeUp from the Shady Lane Greenhouses for a look at their holiday decoration display. Shady Lane Greenhouses (website) From Germany to Sweden to Switzerland to the United States, Karl Hornung brings a global perspective and a European sensibility to his garden center. His career in horticulture began when, as a young boy, he started working […]

  • “A milestone:” UWM alum celebrates graduation after devastating loss of her father as a sophomore

    MILWAUKEE — The journey to graduation has been a long one for Ameena Yusuf, who celebrated Sunday, December 17th alongside her University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee classmates during commencement — one of three students to receive special recognition. On Sunday, Yusuf took the final steps in her 23-year journey. “It’s just amazing how fast the time went,” Sonya Yusuf, Ameena’s mother said. Yusuf graduated Sunday with more than 2,000 UWM students. “I’m so proud,” Sonya Yusuf said. Ameena Yusuf was recognized for […]

  • $80 million investment: Potawatomi Hotel and Casino breaks ground on new tower

    MILWAUKEE — A major expansion is underway at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A second tower will create more jobs and attract more visitors — and from the mayor’s perspective, the project doesn’t need an investment from the city. A groundbreaking ceremony began inside Potawatomi on Thursday, December 14th, with a welcoming song and traditional prayer. Rodney Ferguson is the hotel and casino’s COO, and said work is beginning on the new 19-story tower. “The $80 million investment will increase […]

  • Good idea, or too big a risk? Packers’ fans react to news Aaron Rodgers is preparing to return vs. Panthers

    MILWAUKEE — Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers is “preparing to play” against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 17, Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. But do fans think that’s a good idea, or is it too big a risk for the team’s franchise quarterback? Rodgers was hurt during a loss to Minnesota on Oct. 15. He suffered a broken collarbone. He returned to practice on Dec. 2 and is eligible to rejoin the 53-man roster on Friday, Dec. 15, which […]

  • Milwaukee Excellence Charter School is backdrop for new anti-bullying music video

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee activist is helping several young artists create an anti-bullying music video, and they want every student in the country to see it. The Milwaukee Excellence Charter School welcomed the video shoot Tuesday, December 12th. A single-camera shoot was all that was needed to bring home the central message. “Let’s bring love into the situation,” said Tracey Dent, Milwaukee activist. Dent has set out to create the anti-bullying music video. “It came about when last year my […]

  • Dark Store Day: 19 mayors speak out against tax loophole that allows some big box retailers to pay less

    MILWAUKEE — Nineteen city and village mayors, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, December 11th spoke out against so-called “dark store” practices. The mayors called it a tax loophole that allows big box retailers to pay millions less in taxes each year. The mayors said big box retailers are suing for lower tax bills, but officials with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce said businesses are taking legal action so they can be taxed fairly. Flanked by fellow mayors, Mayor Barrett […]

  • “Watching the weather hourly:” Cold temperatures = big piles of man-made snow at Little Switzerland ⛷️

    SLINGER — Cold temperatures mean good news for Little Switzerland in Slinger. With temperatures below freezing on Sunday, December 10th, 10 of 18 runs were open for winter fun! There was a blanket of snow cover across most of SE Wisconsin Sunday after light snow fell Friday night/Saturday — but there was lots of it at Little Switzerland! “We’ve got big piles and they have to be groomed out,” John Flick, operations manager said. Flick spoke with FOX6 News as […]

  • “We want to put a stop to this:” Brewers Hill neighborhood targeted by package thieves

    MILWAUKEE — Thieves stealing packages right off the front porch of a Brewers Hill home in broad daylight were caught on camera. Scott Lindauer says had he realized his package would be delivered without needing a signature, he wouldn’t have allowed it to happen. Now, he just wants his neighbors to take a good look at the thief he caught on camera. “He cut through the backyard,” said Lindauer. Lindauer knows precisely when his package was stolen because his phone […]

  • “Make their life better:” Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday helps 250 get their lives back on track

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee residents with a municipal warrant or license suspension had them lifted on Wednesday, December 6th. But instead of court being in session downtown, it happened on the city’s north side. By moving official court business from downtown Milwaukee to a location like Great New Birth Church on Silver Spring, organizers said it increases the number of people who show up to see a judge. “It is the same thing that’s done every day at the court,” said […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks install 1st seats in new arena: “The view is amazing”

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks welcomed six lifelong season ticket holders to sit in the first seats installed in the new downtown arena on Tuesday, December 5th. Up until Tuesday, it had been standing room only, so with all progress being made at the new Bucks arena, it was time to take a moment to take a seat. On Tuesday, the Bucks finished installing the arena’s first eight seats in the lower bowl just off center court. “I mean, the […]

  • Speeds reached 113 mph: 2 arrested following retail theft, police pursuit in Germantown

    GERMANTOWN — Speeds topped 110 miles-per-hour as Germantown police gave chase to a man and woman accused of shoplifting. According to police, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3rd, Germantown police took a report of a theft in progress at the Walmart  located on Appleton Avenue. “We have a very good relationship with Walmart security,” said Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell. Officers located the suspect vehicle on County Line Road and a pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle fled southbound on I-41 […]

  • Group sets $20K goal to equip MFD stations with washers, dryers to “wash gear after every fire”

    MILWAUKEE — Even after the fire is out, the danger for firefighters doesn’t go away. There’s a fundraising effort underway to help first responders clean their gear to prevent dangerous chemicals from following them home. The heat isn’t the only danger firefighters face. Chemicals released by burning plastic and metals will coat and soak into a responder’s protective gear and clothing. “We are becoming much more educated about the carcinogens and that leading to cancer, so there has been a […]