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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
  • streetcar canvassing

    “I got so scared!” Rep. Zepnick’s parents say they were unfairly frightened by streetcar petition canvasser

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee couple says they were unfairly frightened by a canvasser who came to their door, hoping to get their signatures in an ongoing petition drive against the proposed downtown Milwaukee streetcar — and they happen to be parents of state Rep. Josh Zepnick. Rep. Josh Zepnick (D-Milwaukee) says he’s not playing politics. Rather, he says he’s simply protecting his parents. It was Thursday evening, January 22nd, around 7:00 p.m. when Jeri Zepnick heard a knock at her door. […]

  • Proposed Hard Rock Casino for Kenosha

    Split reactions from Kenosha residents after governor’s decision to deny Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    KENOSHA (WITI) — The proposed hotel and casino would have been an estimated $800 million project — no small chunk of change. And it was projected to bring up to 10,000 jobs to the Kenosha area. Some folks in Kenosha were quick to let others know how they feel about the governor’s decision. It is a pretty even split in terms of reactions — some frustration, some celebration, and some hesitation. Keith Bosman says he was ready to join the […]

  • Lindsay Heights

    “Full of services and opportunity” in the central city: State-of-the-art wellness center set for Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a healing center with a strong sense of sustainability in the central city. This is the motivation behind Milwaukee’s planned Innovations and Wellness Center. Her name is Iris Strong — but what she was saw near the Milwaukee intersection of 16th and North, would make any mother feel a little weak. “I seen that somethin’ positive’s gonna may be happenin’ with the neighborhood,” said Strong. When Iris Strong spots the site of what will be the […]

  • Rep. Josh Zepnick

    No joke: Owner of Sobelman’s fumes over comments by state lawmaker

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The streetcar debate in Milwaukee has hit the hamburgers — after a state legislator levels criticism at the owner of Sobelman’s. The representative says he was joking, but the business owner is not smiling. “It is, you know, pretty embarrassing for the state of Wisconsin when one of our representatives comes out against an individual’s right, you know, freedom of speech, to have an opinion on a political issue,” said Ned Purtell, a customer at Sobelman’s. The […]

  • Milwaukee streetcar

    On eve of critical Common Council vote, supporters, opponents of proposed streetcar speak out

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Ahead of a critical Milwaukee Common Council vote Wednesday, January 21st on the proposed downtown streetcar, the talk in Milwaukee Tuesday centered around that project. The discussion began during a gathering of Common Council members and a County Board supervisor, who are already exploring expanding the streetcar’s service. “There`s a system that can be developed. We`re saying we want this as a high priority — to get something to the southside after if a line is built downtown,” […]

  • Packers

    Fans in southeast Wisconsin let their flags fly ahead of NFC Championship Game

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — We are less than two days away from the NFC Championship Game and throughout southeast Wisconsin, Packers pride is on display! I reckon it’s time for folks in southeaster Wisconsin to let their fan flags fly, including what’s billed as the World’s Largest Packers Flag at a StorageMart on Milwaukee’s South 13th Street. “I don’t even think it’s big enough! It needs to be bigger,” said David Guerrero, Packers fan. It seems as through almost everyone everywhere […]

  • Fire

    Five-year-old boy receiving treatment at the hospital after two-alarm blaze at duplex in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A five-year-old boy was pulled from a burning home near 77th and Villard on Wednesday night, January 14th — and he continues to receive treatment at the hospital. This, as officials work to determine what led to the fire. Following the fire at a duplex in the area, the Red Cross said it was assisting four children and two adults. The fire occurred two doors down from Dennis Stewart’s home. “Puts you on your toes when it […]

  • Milwaukee Police Department

    “Hopefully I’m not the next victim:” Neighbors disheartened after two shot, one killed near 91st & Thurston

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Those who live near 91st and Thurston are calling for additional police patrols as Milwaukee police investigate a homicide. Police say two teenagers were shot during late Tuesday, January 13th — around 11:00 p.m. in what appears to be a drug-related incident. A 15-year-old boy was treated and released. A 19-year-old boy died at the hospital. No one is in custody. “I woke up this morning and I heard about it on the news and I’m like […]

  • The Ability Center

    “The Ability Center” would be a facility for those with disabilities, but inclusive of able-bodied

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s a proposal on the table to build what would be called “The Ability Center.” It’s a project that could have a $15 million annual economic impact on southeast Wisconsin. More importantly, it could provide a place for those with disabilities to get physical — right alongside the able-bodied. The $50 million, 200,000 square foot, all-inclusive fitness facility would be housed on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Campus. “We have an indoor track. We have an indoor fitness […]

  • Dez Bryant

    “By rule, not a catch!” Packers fans talk about referee reversal of Dez Bryant’s leaping “catch”

    GREEN BAY/MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Some say it was a catch, but it was ruled incomplete. Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant’s leaping catch at the Packers 1 on fourth-and-2 was reversed by referee Gene Steratore after Green Bay challenged during Sunday’s divisional championship game at Lambeau Field. One day later, football fans were still abuzz about the referee’s reversal that helped the Packers secure their 26-21 victory. “All the customers wanna ask me ‘was it a catch?!’ It wasn’t a catch. It […]

  • gear

    One-stop shopping for Green Bay Packers fans primed for the playoffs

    MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) — As the Green Bay Packers prepare for their playoff push, the team’s legion of fans are focusing on fashion. For Michael Duda, game day is all about green and gold gear at his Packertime.com merchandise store in Menomonee Falls. Duda stocks about 3,000 different Packers items — and they’ve been selling quite well since the Dallas Cowboys earned the right to play at Lambeau Field on Sunday. “People that are going to the game are buying […]

  • Plowing

    “It’s been difficult:” The challenges of salting and plowing in frigid temps

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — Even with what we’re calling a warm-up this weekend, it’ll still be cold enough for the snow to stay. Whether this causes chagrin, or celebration, is a matter of perspective. While there are those who’ve already grown a tad tired of sifting through the snow, there are also pockets of people who are pleased with the precipitation because it’s padding their pocketbooks. Along with this week’s winter weather came catering concerns for those delivering Dickey’s Barbecue. “We […]

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