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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
  • Over the Edge

    Thrill seekers go Over the Edge at Miller Park to support Special Olympics, literally, over the edge!!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Rappelling from the roof! Saturday, July 19th at Miller Park, people faced their fears to raise money for Special Olympics. FOX6 shows you how their effort is benefiting thousands of athletes. While many moms are superheroes, very few choose to don their capes — much less, their masks, and face their fears. “First time doing anything like this,” says Beth Wisniewski, the repelling rebel. “I was absolutely terrified.” But Saturday, atop Milwaukee’s Miller Park, this mom is the […]

  • Zoo Interchange

    Shut down for 54 hours: “We have a full-freeway closure in both directions on I-94″

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Friday night, July 18th is the night —  Crews have started getting in to position. They are ready to move all of the equipment on the roads and let the work begin, as the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project causes the closure of a segment of Interstate 94. The Starbucks parking lot on the west side of Highway 100, just north of the freeway, is about as close as people want to get to the construction work. “To […]

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    “It will get you moving:” DOT employing technology to help drivers during full freeway closure

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Starting Friday evening, July 18th at 11:00 p.m. through Monday morning, July 21st at 5:30 a.m., a full freeway closure will take place as part of the Zoo Interchange construction project. During this 54-hour full freeway closure, I-94 EB and I-94 WB at Highway 100 will be closed to traffic as crews work to install at new railroad bridge. Traffic is expected to be heavy — and backups will occur. During this freeway closure, the Wisconsin DOT will […]

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    “It’s just like…what is going on?” Mysterious stairway near Bradford Beach piquing curiosity

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — If you’ve been to Bradford Beach lately, you may have noticed the mysterious stairway. So where, exactly do these steps take you? First, people find the stairway and then come the questions. Some of the responses FOX6 News heard near the stairway include: “This is the first time I noticed it. It looks nice, but I don’t know what it is!” “It’s just like…what is going on?” “They’re just stairs that are randomly there!” Indeed, it’s a new […]

  • Visiting a doctor from your own home? It’s becoming possible, thanks to a Wisconsin company

    MEQUON (WITI) — It may be as close as some of us ever get to an in-home visit from a doctor, and it comes from a company based in southeastern Wisconsin. “It started officially a year ago here in Mequon, Wisconsin,” Mark Stephen Meadows, the founder, chief creative officer and chief science officer at Geppetto Avatars, Incorporated said. But unofficially, this followed 15 years of continuous development — prompted by the desire to find a solution to common situations facing […]

  • Collapse of Big Blue during construction of Miller Park (July 14, 1999)

    15 years later: Remembering three workers who died when Big Blue collapsed

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — In a plaza outside the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark stands a 12-foot statue. Not one that honors a baseball hero, but one that is dedicated to the workers who built Miller Park, including the three who lost their lives when a huge crane collapsed during construction on this day 15 years ago. Jeffrey Wischer, William DeGrave and Jerome Starr were killed on July 14, 1999 when their man basket suspended 300 feet in the air was hit by […]

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    “There’s a man in the store with a shotgun:” 911 calls released in standoff at New Berlin pharmacy

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — The 911 calls have been released in connection with Wednesday’s standoff situation that occurred at a pharmacy in New Berlin. 911 Caller: “There’s a man in the store with a shotgun.” The call came in around 4:30 Wednesday, July 9th. A New Berlin pharmacy employee details the danger. 911 Caller: “He came in when I came in, at four, and they wouldn’t fill his prescription, so then he left, and he’s been hanging around his car, […]

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    “I’m fan-girling right now!” Kevin Durant makes appearance at Caron Butler’s basketball camp

    RACINE (WITI) — He’s Racine’s “Hometown Hero” and an NBA star — but on Wednesday, July 9th, Caron Butler gave the spotlight to one of basketball’s brightest superstars. They call him “KD” — but he’s also known as the MVP of the NBA. Caron Butler was a student athlete at Racine’s Park High School — and on Wednesday, he was back, hosting his first official basketball camp at the school. “It’s at my old high school, you know, and this […]

  • wi state fair

    State Fair is just weeks away! Will Zoo Interchange construction project cause problems?

    WEST ALLIS (WITI) — The Wisconsin State Fair is just weeks away — so what’s with all the cranes and construction near State Fair Park? Will they be in the way once the fair starts? “We start Thursday, July 31st, so we just have a few weeks to go!” Kristi Chuckel with the Wisconsin State Fair said. That means the folks on the fairgrounds are firing away — to finish their work by the time the fair starts. “We are […]

  • cedarburg parade

    “It is all about the candy!” Folks line the streets in Cedarburg for Fourth of July parade

    CEDARBURG (WITI) — The “Fourth of July Hometown Celebration” in Cedarburg is billed as the largest of its kind in southeastern Wisconsin — and it may also be one of the sweetest celebrations around! “This is a pretty big deal. This is a big parade. It’s pretty exciting,” Jessica Steinbring said. Cedarburg’s Fourth of July Hometown Celebration had folks lining the streets of Washington Avenue on Friday, July 4th. “People I never met before, but we’re all having a lotta […]

  • lakefront neighbors

    Some who live near the lake aren’t huge fans of the huge crowds the U.S. Bank Fireworks Show brings

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The U.S. Bank Fireworks Show set for Thursday night, July 3rd has plenty of people parking several blocks west of the lake before making their way down to Veterans Park. That is causing concerns for some of those who live along the lakefront. In neighborhoods near Milwaukee’s lakefront, there are normal nights… “It’s quiet, pretty serene,” Chris Fronczak said. And then there’s the evening of July 3rd — when the lakeside living gets lively. “It’s a night […]

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    When will the lights come back on? Homeowners urged to be patient

    WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) — It’s a case of the “haves” and the “have nots” throughout southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 2nd. A couple of days after storms blew through the region, thousands of people are left wondering when they’ll be able to turn the lights on or watch TV. Sara Loh Vogelsang’s Waukesha home has been without power since around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. “We saw electric poles down, like dominoes. That’s a clue that you’re gonna be without power, a […]