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I was born, and raised, in Elgin, Illinois, where I graduated from Elgin High School.

I then attended Illinois Wesleyan University, before graduate school at Southern Illinois University. During my time in undergrad, I realized the power of television news, and determined this would be a good way to reach people, and help bring change for the better. I know, it's a vague ambition, but this is my goal in every situation.

I began my career in Madison, WI, as an anchor/reporter for WMTV NBC 15, and spent six years there. Madison is about as wonderful as billed, but the reason I moved to Milwaukee is even better ... I call her "My Jen," and she's my partner for life.

So, following her law school path to "The Mil," I began working at FOX6 in November 2005. I cannot put into words how much I have enjoyed working for the FOX6 Wake Up program, and meeting thousands along the way. But, new challenges await ... stay tuned.

Personally, I consider myself a pretty boring fella, and quite the family guy. I am happiest when My Jen and I are with my son, Jaedin, my little brother, my parents, and the rest of my wonderful family. It doesn't matter what we do, we're always just so happy to be together.

Over the years, I have developed a speaking program, which I have delivered to high school and middle school students, nationwide, in the hopes that my experiences and observations will help others. I also don't miss an opportunity to encourage folks to avoiding living superficial lives. In fact, I am guided by the idea that, whatever "it" is, "it's not about me." I try to apply this to every opportunity, in order to bring about the aforementioned "change for the better." I think it helps when I report, or anchor, to keep this in mind. The story, and being on television, is never about me. It's about helping to bring about the changes, and everyone benefiting from them.

My favorite quote: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift -- that's why they call it the 'present.'"

Thanks for reading.

God Bless You.


Recent Articles
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    AJS Tap Handles sweeping the nation with small town tapper craft

    RANDOM LAKE (WITI) — If during the past 27 years you’ve been in a bar and bought a beer on tap, chances are you’ve tapped into the craft of a small company from southeastern Wisconsin. At AJS Tap Handles, they’re all about the beer. But if you ask what’s on tap, you may get more than you bargained for! Inside AJS Tap Handles, they are the makers of tap handles! General Manager, Mark Steinhardt, says AJS is among the largest operations […]

  • Ice cover on Great Lakes (February 2015)

    “Abnormally high ice cover” seen on Lake Michigan, but what does it mean for spring?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For the second year in a row, the amount of ice on the Great Lakes is exceptional. That could mean another cool spring and possibly summer. Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the Great Lakes are more than 85 percent covered in ice. “We’re seeing abnormally high ice cover here, this time of year, here into late February, rivaled only really by last year’s ice cover, over the past 20 or 30 years, or […]

  • Renaissance School

    “Now, we’re in a scramble:” Bus transportation could be cancelled for some at Racine Co. “Choice” school

    MOUNT PLEASANT/KENOSHA (WITI) — Their day begins with a ride on the bus, but some students at a Mount Pleasant “Choice” school are being told their ride may soon be cancelled. Fourth-graders and fifth-graders start their day at Renaissance Schools campus on Taylor Avenue in Mount Pleasant before they’re bused to the campus on 72nd Avenue in Kenosha. “We’re obligated as a public school district to provide that transportation to non-public school students, and we do that every single year. We’ve done it for many, many […]

  • I-94 E-W preferred alternative

    What’s next for the I-94 East-West Corridor? WisDOT unveils preferred alternative

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ditching plans for a double-decker, on Tuesday, February 17th, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb unveiled the preferred alternative for the I-94 East-West Corridor reconstruction. Following three years of study, five public involvement meetings, two public hearings and countless other meetings, Gottlieb has revealed the recommendation for reconstructing the I-94 East/West Corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street. “We’re obviously here regarding the future of the I-94 East/West Corridor,” Gottlieb said. The corridor was built in the […]

  • Jeff Spencer

    “The state intends to charge:” Former Indian Trail math teacher, coach in jail on child enticement charges

    KENOSHA COUNTY (WITI) — A former Indian Trail High School girls basketball coach accused of sending sexually explicit messages to two members of his team appeared before a judge on Monday, February 16th. 25-year-old Jeff Spencer was in a Kenosha County courtroom Monday for a bond hearing. “We believe high cash bond is appropriate in this case. The state intends to charge. We do not have a criminal complaint done today, but we intend to charge eight counts of child enticement,” Kenosha […]

  • New Berlin

    New Berlin high school student suspended for actions at basketball game

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Students at one New Berlin high school find themselves at the center of controversy after wearing Drug Abuse Resistance Education or DARE t-shirts to a basketball game. A week ago, a New Berlin West boys basketball coach was allegedly caught possessing marijuana on school grounds. In response, a group of New Berlin Eisenhower students wore the t-shirts to Tuesday’s game against West. A school district spokesperson says when administrators asked the students to conceal their shirts, […]

  • Indian Trail

    “We want our children to be safe:” Parents concerned after basketball coach resigns amid investigation

    KENOSHA (WITI) — A coach at Indian Trail High School in Kenosha has resigned. That has some parents concerned, but others know little about what happened leading up to that resignation. That resignation comes following an alleged interaction between the coach and a student. The identity of the coach and what that coach is accused of haven’t been released — but the alleged conduct is of great concern to some parents, though we’re told only a few are familiar with […]

  • Rally on UW-Milwaukee campus

    “Trying to protect the UW System:” Another rally held on UWM campus in light of proposed budget cuts

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Another rally on the UW-Milwaukee campus on Wednesday, February 11th in response to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed cuts to the UW System. Students, faculty and members of the community came together for what was being called a “make some noise” rally and march. “Trying to protect the UW System for the benefit of the students and employees here,” Andrew Urban, president of Progressive Students of Milwaukee said. On Wednesday, those who oppose Governor Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million […]

  • uwm

    UWM effort to garner support in light of proposed budget cuts evolves from rallies on campus to rallying online

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Chancellors within the University of Wisconsin System continue to develop new ways to garner support — as Governor Scott Walker’s two-year budget proposal calls for $300 million in cuts to the UW System. At UW-Milwaukee, the effort involves sharing the school’s story with as many people as possible. The effort has evolved from rallies on campus to rallying online. “Our goal right now is to communicate the value of higher education,” UW-Milwaukee Vice Chancellor Tom Luljak said. […]

  • Latrail Ball

    “Please come forward:” Woman says man killed in “execution style” shooting was a father of three

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was a fatal shooting a witness described to FOX6 News as “execution style.” Initially, police believed it may have followed some sort of road rage incident. Now, police say it appears the suspect shot two victims due to a previous dispute with at least one of them. Police are now looking for that suspect. A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in the shooting that occurred near Fond du Lac and Silver Spring Drive just after 1:30 […]

  • Airplane

    Minnesota governor’s sharp tongue sparks social media scuffle benefiting Wisconsin

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  • Todd Lowery

    “It doesn’t make any sense:” Appleton man locked up following 12th OWI arrest

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