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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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    “There’s a baby in there!” Neighbor who found baby boy in stolen car amid Amber Alert speaks out

    MILWAUKEE — Thanks to an alert neighbor, a baby boy was back with his family Sunday night, October 23rd — the subject of an Amber Alert. Police say just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 15-month-old Taratino Carter’s mother left the boy in her running vehicle, and went inside a convenience store near 60th and Good Hope. A suspect then jumped into the vehicle and took off — with the baby seated in his car seat in the back of the car. The car was […]

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    “Really good jobs:” MATC Oak Creek ‘Heavy Metal Tour’ pushes to fill manufacturing positions

    OAK CREEK — If you or someone you know is looking for work, there’s a great opportunity for you. FOX6 News is told there are plenty of good-paying jobs available in a couple of job sectors. “It’s eye-opening,” said one Cudahy High School student. Wide-eyed high school students say they like what they see. “I’m excited to start doing this, you know, get ready for life,” said the student. Friday, October 21st, the event involved dozens of high school students […]

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    “Pretty phenomenal:” Early voting draws high numbers to the polls in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Weeks away from the November 8th election, and we’re already talking voter turnout. As election officials continue to count the in-person absentee voters in the City of Milwaukee, the numbers are higher than many expected. What sounded like a party, was actually a polling place. Thursday, October 20th, Milwaukee’s Midtown Center continues to draw scores of people who cannot wait to practice in the political process. “I was shocked to see all the people,” said Bertha Hammond, in-person […]

  • Total Wine & More

    Dispute over liquor license in Brookfield; Is there “selective remembering” going on?

    BROOKFIELD — The store itself is unlike anything in the Dairy State — with a rather robust selection of beer, wine and distilled spirits. The store’s owner says his experience in Brookfield is unlike anything he has encountered in nearly two dozen other states. Measuring some 28,000 square feet, it is by almost any account, well beyond what folks find at a typical liquor store. But when it comes to the state statute, Brookfield’s Total Wine & More is not getting […]

  • Matthew McMillan

    Charges dismissed, but case against Matthew McMillan could return to court in future

    MILWAUKEE — What is the next step? That is the question some are asking after a homicide charge was dismissed in a case involving the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy. That said, this may not be the end for the accused. On Monday, October 17th, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office dropped the first-degree reckless homicide charge leveled against 16-year-old Matthew McMillan. According to witnesses, what began as a Facebook argument over a girl stretched into the night of […]

  • Kody Konzal

    Bond set at $100K for West Bend man; officials say he “pointed a handgun at two officers”

    WEST BEND — A West Bend man faced a Washington County judge on Monday, October 17th — accused of trying to kill members of law enforcement over the weekend. 24-year-old Kody Konzal appeared for a bond hearing. While he is not charged, West Bend police indicate they expect charges to include two counts of attempted homicide and one count of intoxicated use of a firearm. This, after Konzal allegedly tried to shooting two West Bend police officers. Officials say around […]

  • Fight at Walmart near 60th & Brown Deer

    “Out looking for trouble:” Fight at Brown Deer Walmart leads to high-speed chase

    BROWN DEER — A fight at a Walmart store led to a high-speed chase in Brown Deer Thursday night, October 13th. Police later discovered the vehicle involved was reported stolen from West Milwaukee. It all began around 9:50 p.m. when Brown Deer police were called out to the Walmart near 60th and Brown Deer Road for reports of a fight among three women. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 27-year-old Brown Deer woman who is pregnant with twins. […]

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    Home at last: Remains of Korean War veteran returned to Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — The wait is over for a Wisconsin family. After 66 years, a soldier’s remains were returned home from Korea. On the tarmac at Mitchell International Airport on Thursday, October 13th, family members gathered to watch as the remains of Army Corporal Donald Hendrickson returned home. At 19 years old, Hendrickson was reported missing in action in North Korea. That was in December 1950. Hendrickson was declared dead in 1953. For decades, relatives recalled sharing stories and looking at letters to […]

  • Mitchell Park Domes

    What should be done with the Mitchell Park Domes? Officials want to hear from you

    MILWAUKEE — Two of the Mitchell Park Domes are open to the public. The third is expected to open in the next few weeks. As for what happens next for the domes, that will be figured out by the public — and a new task force. On Wednesday, October 12th, the Milwaukee County Board’s new “Mitchell Park Domes Task Force” met for the first time. John Gurda is a Milwaukee historian and a member of the task force. “We are […]

  • Lee Brown

    “Gimme the keys!” 85-year-old robbed by suspects wielding sticks; the youngest just 13

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police arrested five suspects, including a 13-year-old, for their role in an armed robbery involving an elderly victim that happened near 52nd and Auer on Monday evening, October 10th. It was about 5:15 p.m. Lee Brown told FOX6 News he had just finished his grocery shopping. “I was parking my car,” Brown said. Down the alley from his garage, Brown spotted six people walking toward his vehicle. “The sticks in their hands, and I thought they was going to the […]

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    “Exactly what our city needs:” Voters cast their ballots at Milwaukee’s 2 new early-voting locations

    MILWAUKEE — Some voters are already heeding the call to come out and cast their ballots weeks ahead of Election Day — November 8th. In Milwaukee, in-person absentee voting is underway at two brand new locations. “The first time!” Nina Rodriguez De Barraza exclaimed as Monday, October 10th, marked her first voting experience ever. “This is the first time we’ve done early voting,” said Margarito Castillo. Monday also marked the first time anyone has voted in-person absentee at either of the […]

  • Four-year-old boy shot & killed

    “No one is ever prepared for this:” Salvation Army chaplains help those dealing with sudden loss

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said Monday, October 3rd the four-year-old boy who died following a shooting inside a home near N. 15th and North on Friday, September 30th, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say the 21-year-old mother of Solomon Jordan Smith was arrested and booked — accused of leaving a firearm near a child. She was released and ordered into the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office next week to have the charge reviewed. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding this shooting, the loss […]