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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
  • Grover Ferguson

    Another suspect accused in violent carjacking in Milwaukee now facing charges at federal level

    MILWAUKEE — 18-year-old Grover Ferguson, accused of shooting a woman in the face during a carjacking has had the state charges against him dismissed after he pleaded guilty in federal court. Ferguson has pleaded guilty to the following charges in federal court: committing a motor vehicle robbery (carjacking) that caused serious bodily injury discharging a firearm during that crime of violence With the guilty plea, Ferguson has been convicted on these charges. The victim in this case, 53-year-old Samone Spencer, talked […]

  • Kennedy Ross

    “Bit my ribs…then he bit my arm:” Pit bull taken to MADACC after eight-year-old girl attacked

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an eight-year-old girl is recovering after she was bitten by a pit bull in the 8200 block of W. Daphne Street on Wednesday, August 26th. Eight-year-old Kennedy Ross was taken taken to the hospital for treatment. Surrounded by friends and family, Ross told FOX6 News she’s doing much better just about 24 hours after she was attacked. “My side is hurting right now, but other than that I feel good,” said Ross. It happened on Wednesday afternoon. “I was […]

  • Carjacking criminals be warned

    Criminals be warned: Suspects accused in violent carjackings could now face federal charges

    GREENFIELD — Would-be carjackers can consider themselves warned: Violent carjacking cases are now being charged federally. As violent carjackings continue to occur in and around Milwaukee, those investigating these crimes are getting some assistance from the feds. It involves the kind of collaboration that should concern violent criminals in Milwaukee County. Greenfield Police Sergeant Christopher DeGlopper says while local law enforcement officials have been doing all they can to keep up, he’s happy to have some help. DeGlopper says an attempted […]

  • ATM

    BBB warning: “Even the most careful consumers can fall victim to card skimming”

    MILWAUKEE — Have you swiped your credit or debit card recently at a gas pump, ATM, or to pay for a movie rental? Then yes, it’s possible card skimming can happen to you. These “skimming scams” and their spread has Wisconsin’s Better Business Bureau issuing a warning to credit and debit card users. With recent reports of ATM card skimming in southeastern Wisconsin, BBB is advising residents throughout the state to be vigilant and protect themselves from the growing scam. “People […]

  • Stock markets

    Dow down 588 points Monday; expert says its affect depends upon how close you are to retirement

    BROOKFIELD — The selling on Wall Street was so dramatic Monday, August 24th that it triggered unprecedented emergency freezes on stocks. Stocks and exchange-traded funds were automatically halted more than 1,200 times, according to Nasdaq. The high level of trading pauses highlights just how extreme the selloff was in a short span of time. Fears about China’s economic slowdown caused the Dow to plummet over 1,000 points when the market opened. The Dow ended down 588 points, its worst decline since August […]

  • Organizations distribute food to those in need

    “Fear is a factor:” Milwaukee’s violent summer impacts effort to feed those in need

    MILWAUKEE — Some say Milwaukee’s violent summer is impacting the effort to feed those in need. The crowds come to 24th and Keefe to get lunches. But these days, Andrew Hutchinson says the lines are not long. “The neighborhood’s gettin’ so rough, people kinda scared to come out,” said Hutchinson. Further north near 22nd and Eggert Place, the distribution is downright dismal — as fewer than two dozen recipients showed up on Tuesday, August 18th. “Violence is impacting hunger, at […]

  • Crew work in high heat, humidity

    Just part of the job: Crews that work outside deal with high heat, humidity

    WEST ALLIS — It’s the middle of August — so we expect some summer heat. But dealing with humidity and temperatures near 90 can be tough on people. “We’re putting in a brand new gas main here in Wauwatosa,” said We Energies spokesperson Cathy Schulze. “Whatever Mother Nature throws at us, I guess we have to take it!” We Energies contractors dealt with the high heat on Monday as they were removing rail which had been buried under Wells St. […]

  • PGA Championship

    Fans from around the world flock to Sheboygan Co. for PGA Championship: “Nothing like this!”

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — PGA Championship tournament play is now officially underway at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County! Thursday, August 13th was the first day of competition. Golf fans from around the country, and even around the world were on hand at Whistling Straits on Thursday. “Greenville, South Carolina! I`m loving (Wisconsin). It`s beautiful, and the weather`s been perfect, and I love the farmland,” Joan Burritt said. “In India, you know, we worship holy cows, and this is the land of […]

  • PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

    Headed to Whistling Straits for PGA Championship? Plan ahead: “Follow the signs, follow the traffic”

    SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — The PGA Championship at Whistling Straits officially begins Thursday, August 13th — and golf fans are chomping at the bit to get tournament play underway. But those headed to Whistling Straits will need to plan ahead — and pack some patience. More than 200,000 people are expected to wind their way into Whistling Straits for the 2015 PGA Championship during this week. “It definitely can be confusing for the out-of-owners,” Chad Felde said. But there is help […]

  • Autograph session at PGA Championship

    Fans excited for autograph session during practice rounds at PGA Championship: “We get to see famous golfers!”

    SHEBOYGAN — The PGA Championship at Whistling Straits promises some great golf during its seven-day run, but prior to the official start of tournament play, there was plenty of action at the golf course — both on the course during practice rounds and just inside the course entrance — where lines for autographs have been long. On Tuesday, August 11th at Whistling Straits, the focus moved from the links to the lines — as fans waited for autographs. “We get […]

  • Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan

    Calling for change: Milwaukee alderman offers suggestions to lower crime in city

    MILWAUKEE — Some 40 bullets were fired, and some of them struck a home on Milwaukee’s south side. One of the bullets hit a 10-year-old boy in his ankle as he slept. Another bullet hit a man’s pillow, and one more narrowly missed an eight-year-old girl. Now, one Milwaukee alderman is calling again for changes. Alderman Bob Donovan spent some time at the corner of 20th and Lapham on Monday, August 10th — just feet from where bullets pierced a home early Sunday […]

  • Zoo Interchange construction

    “Everything just kept cracking:” Zoo Interchange construction project causing hassle to nearby homeowner

    MILWAUKEE — The Zoo Interchange construction project may put a wrinkle into your travel plans. But that’s certainly better than putting a crack on your foundation. On homeowner is experiencing some complications caused by the road construction. Between the late-night noise, the clouds of debris and the rattling of her home, a woman who lives near I-94 at 84th Street, says she has the proverbial ’99 problems’ but they’ve only fixed one. The list is long. “We had one broken […]

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