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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
  • Marcus Johnson

    “To Hunter’s family, I’m truly sorry:” 40 years in prison for Marcus Johnson in death of 3-year-old boy

    RACINE COUNTY — In court in Racine County on Monday, November 30th, Marcus Johnson learned his fate — accused in the 2013 death of three-year-old Hunter Wise. The child died after he was dipped in scalding water. In August, 28-year-old Johnson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first degree reckless homicide in connection with the May 2013 death of Hunter Wise. Autopsy results indicate the little boy died as a result of the shock he experienced when Johnson dipped him […]

  • Tony Vance

    “When will it stop?” Loved ones remember Tony Vance, one of four killed in shootings this weekend

    MILWAUKEE — On the heels of quite the violent holiday weekend in Milwaukee, loved ones gathered on Sunday, November 29th near Sherman and Concordia to remember a 34-year-old man — one of four people killed in separate shootings over the Thanksgiving weekend. Tony Vance was shot and killed in broad daylight near N. Sherman and W. Bernhard Place on Saturday afternoon, November 28th. Vance was driving down the street when someone opened fire — and his car eventually crashed into a […]

  • Richard Wink's vehicle

    “Our last hoorah:” Limo driver has transported Brett Favre’s family to Lambeau for a decade

    GREEN BAY — Known as #4, former Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre is getting ready to see his number and name become a permanent part of Lambeau Field. And he’ll be surrounded by plenty of family members and friends on Thanksgiving Day as the Packers take on the Bears — and many of those loved ones got a legendary lift to Lambeau. Richard Wink prefers Packers passengers, because he doesn’t roll in a regular ride. “I just put in […]

  • Travel

    “Give yourself plenty of time:” Thousands more expected to hit the road & the air this Thanksgiving

    MILWAUKEE — By ground or by air, plenty of people plan to travel this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. General Mitchell International Airport officials say they expect the busiest travel days to be Wednesday, November 25th (the day before Thanksgiving), and this weekend, after Thanksgiving — when airport officials expect some 21,000 fliers each day. There will be even more people hitting the road, according to AAA Wisconsin officials. “Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, and this […]

  • Jacquelyn Ranallo

    “She failed to show up for a dinner engagement:” Mequon police seek missing 53-year-old woman

    MEQUON — Mequon police are looking for a missing 53-year-old woman. Jacquelyn Ranallo is a white woman, standing 5’3″ tall, and weighing about 150 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Ranallo was reported missing on Saturday, November 21st after she did not show up for a dinner appointment on Saturday night. She was last heard from on Wednesday. Police have checked her home, and found her personal items, including her wallet, identification and vehicle there. Police have also […]

  • Gun deer hunt

    New season, new rules: Deer hunters pick up their licenses, get set for nine-day hunt

    RICHFIELD — The return of a Wisconsin tradition is upon us as the gun deer season takes aim on Saturday, November 21st. The folks at the Cabela’s in Richfield say they’ve had the typical hordes of hunters hustling through the license line on Friday, as folks rush into new rules and regulations. Just hours away from Saturday’s start of the dairy state’s 164th annual nine-day gun deer hunt, the crews come to Cabela’s before heading to their respective hunting grounds. “The […]

  • Syrian refugees

    “Operation Take Action:” Growing grassroots group in Milwaukee plans to help Syrian refugees

    MILWAUKEE — As the extent of their suffering becomes increasingly apparent, the plight of countless Syrian refugees is getting more support throughout the world. Here in southeastern Wisconsin, a growing grassroots group is poised to do its part. “It’s keeping us up at night, worrying about our fellow human beings,” said Maggie Kuhn Jacobus with the group Milwaukee Refugee Supporters. This group’s passion for people pushed posts on social media, which prompted a plan. “Several of us had posted on […]

  • travel

    Travel agent says there’s concern after Paris attacks: “If I feel it’s not safe, I’ll be the first to say it”

    MILWAUKEE — After the Paris terror attacks on Friday, November 13th, many airlines are waiving change fees for flights to and from Paris. This, along with a general sense of insecurity among travelers is keeping travel agents busy. Elisha Ben-Yitzhak owns Heavenly International Tours. “We have a few tours going to Israel. We have a tour to South Africa,” Ben-Yitzhak said. “We have a tour to France.” Ben-Yitzhak says the terror attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead are […]

  • Robert Ford

    Former U.S. Ambassador visits Marquette, offers unique perspective on Syria, ISIS

    MILWAUKEE — With the tough talk turning to military action in Syria, one man who knows the country better than most in the U.S. shares his perspective on the Middle East. He is Robert Ford, the former U.S. Ambassador to Syria — and he paid Milwaukee a visit on Tuesday, November 17th. Ford visited the campus of Marquette University just as reports indicate France and Russia are making retaliatory strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria. “American intelligence assessments conclude […]

  • Aubri Degeffered

    “He threw his life away:” We’re learning more about 32-year-old suspect connected to Amber Alert

    MILWAUKEE — We are learning more about the 32-year-old Milwaukee man taken into custody on Sunday night, November 15th in Jefferson County — accused of stealing a red Volvo SUV in Milwaukee, that prompted an Amber Alert for a three-year-old girl who was inside that vehicle. FOX6 News spoke with a woman who says she’s a friend of the 32-year-old man. She believes his actions are motivated by mental illness. “He`s a great guy, but…he threw his life away,” the […]

  • Kevin Little Junior

    “I miss you and I love you:” Family and friends say goodbye to ten-year-old Kevin Little

    GREENFIELD — Many gathered to celebrate the life of Kevin Little on Friday, November 13th — who made the ultimate sacrifice for his family. Hailed as a hero, he is laid to rest. Dozens filed into Greenfield’s Elim Tabernacle for a celebration of Kevin Little’s life. “I miss you and I love you,” said Little Areial Rice, Kevin Little’s sister. Ten-year-old Little saved his grandmother and four brothers and sisters from a house fire at 36th and Silver Spring on October 20th. […]

  • Larry Oliver works to repair tree that suffered wind damage

    Whipping winds had some busy dealing with downed tree limbs, power outages Thursday

    KENOSHA — A Wind Advisory was issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 12th — and it was quite the blustery day! On Thursday afternoon, Larry Oliver was working to help clean up, after a limb was ripped from a friend’s tree in Kenosha. “The live side was the west side, over the house. The storm took care of that. So now, before it falls on the house and takes the house out, gotta take it […]


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