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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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    “It’s horrible:” Police still don’t have suspect after mother of 3 killed in November hit-and-run

    WEST MILWAUKEE — The West Milwaukee Police Department is again asking for anyone with any information on a deadly hit-and-run crash that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 to come forward. 44-year-old Peggy Cetnarowski was struck by a hit-and-run driver around 11:00 p.m. at the crosswalk of Beloit and Mitchell. The mother of three survived her injuries long enough to be treated at a hospital. But she was later pronounced brain-dead. Several of her organs have been donated. The driver never stopped. And loved […]

  • Removal of the Capt. Lance Sijan fighter jet from its pedestal

    “This is a special project:” Warplane of Vietnam War hero Lance Sijan on its way to new home

    MILWAUKEE — The warplane of Captain Lance Sijan, a Vietnam War veteran and Bay View Medal of Honor recipient, has been removed from its pedestal outside of what used to be the 440th Airlift Wing compound at Mitchell International Airport. The jet was removed from that location so that it can be placed in a more prominent spot on the western side of the airport; a place where it will be more visible to more people. “This is a special […]

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    Waterford woman charged, accused of hitting husband with vehicle during argument after they left bar

    RACINE COUNTY — A Waterford woman is facing charges, accused of striking her husband with a vehicle on Sunday morning, February 19th. 32-year-old Terria Rudzinski faces the following charges: Intoxicated use of a vehicle causing great bodily harm Hit-and-run causing great bodily harm OWI causing injury, first offense Disorderly conduct, domestic abuse assessments According to a criminal complaint, on Sunday, Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area near S. Front Street near West Street in Burlington, where they […]

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    Spring temps in late winter means early season for golfers, beer garden

    MILWAUKEE — Even after you check your calendar, you still may not believe it reached the mid 60s in the middle of February. The record-breaking temperatures have some people making plans to play. With golf courses at both Lincoln and Grant Parks opening this weekend, golfers say these temperatures are taking them to the tees. “I would love to come for the next week, ’cause it’s supposed to be in the 50s, all week. You know, I’d come everyday,” said Tim […]

  • Aurora Pharmacy robbed

    “I’m shocked!” Police investigate break-in Aurora Pharmacy in Greenfield in the middle of the night

    GREENFIELD — Greenfield police are investigating a smash-and-grab break-in that happened at a pharmacy. “We`re back. The SAC is back,” Mike Ludens with the Southridge Athletic Club said. But just two weeks into the reopening of Greenfield’s SAC, on Thursday, February 16th there was a break-in at the Aurora Pharmacy adjacent to the club — near 69th and Edgerton. “For the most part, you don’t hear about that too often in Greenfield. We’re just trying to create as good of a […]

  • Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signs anti-discrimination resolution

    Milwaukee county executive signs anti-discrimination resolution: “An American issue”

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed an anti-discrimination resolution introduced by Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, February 15th. Those supporting this resolution said it is designed to send a message of inclusion to the people of Milwaukee County and throughout the world. With his pen, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele made a statement. “I think it’s worth a statement. In fact, I think we’d have more explaining to do if we didn’t put out […]

  • Frank Lamping named to the Packers Fan Hall of Fame

    “Biggest honor in the world:” Union Grove man to be inducted into Packers FAN Hall of Fame

    GREEN BAY — Plenty of Green Bay Packers backers will recognize him as the fella who fields footballs on the south end of Lambeau Field, where he’s held the same first-row seats for years. Frank Lamping of Union Grove is the 19th member that will be inducted into the Packers FAN Hall of Fame. He was named on Tuesday morning, February 14th. Lamping is a lifelong Wisconsin resident. He was nominated by his friend, Don Schauf. It was a emotional moment […]

  • Apartment fire in Greenfield

    5 rescued from balconies after fire at Greenfield apartment complex; Red Cross sets up shelter

    GREENFIELD — Five people had to be rescued from balconies, and residents from a 40-unit apartment complex were being assisted by the American Red Cross after a fire Monday morning, February 13th. It happened at an apartment complex near 100th and Oklahoma around 6:30 a.m. “We could see flames inside one of the apartments, and then all of the trucks started coming — the fire trucks and the ambulances,” Angie Pollak said. When crews arrived on scene, they not only found fire […]

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    Concerns continue as city leaders meet to discuss Milwaukee’s lead pipe problem

    MILWAUKEE — A heads up for Milwaukee homeowners pertaining to the city’s efforts to get the lead out of your service lines. The extension comes in the form of the number of homes which may be impacted by lead int he private service portion of the service lines which provide water. The contaminant concerns continue. During Friday’s monthly meeting of the City of Milwaukee’s Water Quality Task Force, members try to clear up some some confusion about the potential sources […]

  • Town of Holland barn fire

    “They’re devastated:” Sheboygan Co. family saddened by loss of hundreds of animals in barn fire

    SHEBOYGAN — A Town of Holland couple is safe, but saddened by the loss of hundreds of animals after a fire destroyed a large barn on their property. According to authorities, the Sheboygan County Joint Dispatch Center received a 911 call shortly after 3:00 a.m. reporting flames and smoke visible on Smies Road, west of State Highway 32. Cedar Grove Fire Chief Greg Navis was fairly certain he was responding to a fire on his parents’ property. “The barn was […]

  • Downtown Racine

    Racine business owners are “disappointed” Bucks are building D-League franchise in Oshkosh

    RACINE COUNTY — There is no celebrating in Racine after the Milwaukee Bucks announced they’re starting a D-League franchise in Oshkosh. The announcement was made by Bucks officials Wednesday, February 8th. Dan DuMont, owner of Dewey’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, said he and several other business owners in downtown Racine were hoping the Bucks D-League team would give a big boost to Racine’s renaissance. “I think all the merchants downtown were very excited to see something like that happen,” DuMont […]

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    “So relieved:” North Shore Bank staff helps save loyal customer’s life by simply checking in

    MILWAUKEE — As they continue to offer credit lines to customers, employees at one Milwaukee bank are also getting credit. This, after employees at a North Shore Bank branch were instrumental in making the calls which contributed to a life-saving welfare check on Tuesday, February 7th. “I feel great. Honestly, I feel so relieved,” said North Shore Bank Branch Manager Krystynn Taylor. Taylor said Sylvester Gorden is a popular bank patron. “He’s our regular customer,” said Taylor. By the 23rd of January, […]