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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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    Bucks arena: Two polls tell two very different stories when it comes to voter support

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce (MMAC) has released a poll regarding the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, and that poll’s results are in stark contrast to the results of a poll released by the Marquette University Law School earlier this month. The MMAC poll shows 67% of Wisconsin voters would support a new arena when presented with a complete proposal. The Marquette University Law School poll released on April 16th shows 79% oppose borrowing about $150 million […]

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    Students’ donation overwhelms veterans taking part in “Stars and Stripes Honor Flight”

    MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) — A group of fifth graders from Menomonee Falls gave thanks and much more to our veterans on Friday, April 24th. The students from St. Mary’s Parish made a presentation to one Charlie Wakefield. Wakefield is with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight which flies World War II, Korean War and terminally ill veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their war monuments. The trips are free — thanks to generous gifts like the one presented by the students. […]

  • bird flu

    Property owners, business owners, consumers worry as Wisconsin sees sixth case of bird flu

    JEFFERSON COUNTY (WITI) — The concern is growing as there are now six cases of bird flu in Wisconsin. There are two cases in Barron County, one case in Chippewa County, two cases in Jefferson County and one case in Juneau County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says bird flu in the state is affecting more than one million birds. While lethal to domestic poultry, the strain of […]

  • Wilmot School vandalism

    “It’s just, why?” Vacant school, set to become therapy center for those with autism vandalized

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The damage is devastating. What was once a Kenosha County elementary school is now the site of a brazen act of vandalism — and this is about much more than a damaged building. The crime has affected a facility that is set to become a therapy center for children and adults with autism. “Almost every room has damage. It had to have been sometime prior to Tuesday morning (April 21st) but after Thursday afternoon (April 16th). It does […]

  • food truck

    “We’re really glad: Huge helping of relief for food truck operators as Common Council rejects ban

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 11th District Alderman Joe Dudzik tried unsuccessfully to ban food trucks in his district. The Milwaukee Common Council rejected the idea on Tuesday, April 21st — and food truck operators are breathing a sigh of relief. Food trucks are pretty popular in parts of Milwaukee. “You’ll see tons of people out here at the food trucks waiting in line for it every Tuesday,” food truck employee Michael Green said. Alderman Joe Dudzik says he patronizes food trucks, […]

  • fatal arson fire 38th & Wright

    “It’s been playing over in my mind:” Police identify two killed in arson blaze near 38th & Wright

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police on Monday, April 20th identified two people killed in a fire that is being investigated as arson. It happened on Friday, April 17th near 38th and Wright. The victims who died have been identified as 25-year-old Michea Sampson and 28-year-old Dontray Jones. Witnesses say it took just seconds for the flames to spread throughout the first floor of the home. One witness believes the home was targeted, and she says she’s now worried about her […]

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    “She told us she was gonna blow us up:” Milwaukee home destroyed by arson, kills two

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a house fire in which two people died on the city’s north side was arson. Now, investigators from the ATF and the State Fire Marshal’s office are joining the probe. The fire happened near 38th and Wright early Friday morning, April 17th. When firefighters first arrived on the scene shortly after 3 a.m., flames were showing on the first and second floors of the home. At the same time, firefighters heard explosions coming from […]

  • weather radio

    “This is awareness:” Tornado drill provides opportunity to make sure you have tools to keep you safe

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — During Severe Weather Awareness Week, a tornado drill was held statewide on Thursday afternoon, April 16th. It provided an opportunity for school children and adults alike to make sure they know what to do if and when severe weather strikes. It was also a good opportunity to make sure you have the tools you need to stay safe during severe weather season. “So many lives are lost because people ignore the warnings,” Christine Westrich, the director of Milwaukee […]

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    “We’re very lucky:” Four-year-old girl grazed by gunfire while playing inside home

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating an incident in which a four-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing in a home near 67th and Capitol Drive. It happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14th. A family member tells FOX6 News the injury is a graze wound on a leg. The girl was released from the hospital and able to return home on Wednesday night. Police say unknown subject(s) fired a total of 13 rounds outside a residence — […]

  • Shanice McClain

    Chief Flynn: Fatal shooting near Hopkins & Stark sparked by “some kind of stupid fight”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a shooting incident that led to the death of a 17-year-old girl Monday night, April 13th started with an argument between two girls. It’s another shooting death in the city of Milwaukee, and another family is now grieving. Police Chief Ed Flynn says this type of fatality is far too frequent. The shooting happened near Hopkins and Stark on the city’s north side. The teenage girl, now identified as Shanice McClain, was pronounced dead […]

  • flooding

    Heavy rain causes a dreadful scene for many southeastern WI homes inside and out

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — With all the rain we’ve got in the past two days, some southeastern Wisconsin homeowners are dealing with dreadful basement backups. The water in the alley behind Gege Little’s house is cause for concern. “It was a lot of water just standing,” said Little. And as the rain keeps on coming, the surface pond continues to grow — and the water worries begin to flow. “It goes into the basement,” said Little. Which is a big problem […]

  • Marc Marotta

    Autopsy: Well-known Milwaukee attorney, community leader Marc Marotta died of brain aneurysm

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Well-known Milwaukee attorney and community leader Marc Marotta died Wednesday, April 8th. According to the  Medical Examiner’s report, Marotta died as a result of a brain aneurysm. 52-year-old Marotta was pronounced dead at the Wisconsin Athletic Club on North Port Washington Road. North Shore Fire Rescue officials say paramedics responded to the WAC just after 2:00 p.m. for a report of an individual found unresponsive in a vehicle. We’re told a North Shore Fire Rescue paramedic who was off-duty happened […]


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