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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
  • Bus drivers strike

    3-day strike coming to an end: MCTS buses to be back on the road July 4th

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County bus drivers wrap up the third day of their strike, union officials say they will return to work Saturday, July 4th. But they add, there are still a number of issues preventing them from accepting a deal. Union President James Macon says their biggest complaint right now is the county’s offer to hire more part-time drivers. He says long-term, that could weaken the union as a larger share of drivers wouldn’t have the same benefits […]

  • Marquis Lathan

    “It’s affecting a lot of people:” Day two of MCTS drivers strike forces bus riders to get creative

    MILWAUKEE — The MCTS bus drivers strike is not stopping everyone from getting to their respective places of employment, but it is encouraging some to get creative. If they can’t be passengers, they’ll be pedestrians. Folks are finding a way to work because even when the big wheels can’t keep on turning, the proud people of southeastern Wisconsin gotta keep on earning. Thursday, July 2nd was day two of the bus strike that began at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. It continues through 3:00 a.m. […]

  • Michael Geiger, Reider Hoff

    “We continue to fulfill our mission:” Shriner speaks out after two former leaders accused of embezzling

    MILWAUKEE — Two officials from the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee have been charged, accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Shriners temple. One of those men made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, June 30th. For the first time since charges were filed, a Shriner is speaking out about the allegations. 47-year-old Michael Geiger of Colgate and 71-year-old Reider Hoff of Brookfield each face one charge of theft/embezzlement (value exceeding $10,000). “Our primary purpose is, in effect, service […]

  • Michael Geiger

    Attorney speaks with FOX6 as one of two accused of embezzling from Tripoli Shrine Center appears in court

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Two officials from the Tripoli Shrine Center in Milwaukee have been charged, accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Shriners temple. One of those men made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, June 30th. 47-year-old Michael Geiger of Colgate and 71-year-old Reider Hoff of Brookfield each face one charge of theft/embezzlement (value exceeding $10,000). Geiger made his initial appearance in court on Milwaukee County on Tuesday. “We’re reserving jurisdictional objection,” Michael Bloch, Geiger’s attorney said. According […]

  • MCTS

    Rejected: 93% of transit union members vote down new contract, 92% vote YES for strike

    MILWAUKEE — A new contract is on the table. But no agreement has been reached between Milwaukee County and its bus drivers. The two sides spent Friday, June 26th negotiating. 93% of transit union members on Monday, June 29th voted to reject the new contract being offered. A strike is not out of the question. “The strike vote is 92% said go on strike. 93% voted the contract down,” James Macon, Local 998 president said. The drivers are part of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local […]

  • MCTS

    “The negotiations continue to be fruitful:” Milwaukee County, MCTS union discuss new contract

    MILWAUKEE — A new contract is on the table. But no agreement has been reached between Milwaukee County and its bus drivers. The two sides spent Friday, June 26th negotiating. While a new proposal is out there, a strike is not out of the question. The county is offering more money in this newest contract. But the Amalgamated Transit Union says, that’s not what this is about. A vote will come Monday, June 29th to see what happens next. They are […]

  • Dustin Diamond

    “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond gets 120 days in jail for bar stabbing

    PORT WASHINGTON — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” was sentenced to 120 days in jail (with Huber work release privileges) on Thursday, June 25th for a stabbing that occurred in a Port Washington bar on Christmas night. “I think that coming out with that knife has to send a message to the community that we’re just not gonna live like this,” said Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy. An Ozaukee County jury […]

  • Solo's bacon-bottom pizza

    Sink your teeth into this! Summerfest offers a smorgasbord of tastes

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest fun is inspired by fashion, funk and for many — FOOD! On Opening Day of the Big Gig, fest goers could sink their teeth into fest favorites including Angelo’s Pizza, A.J. Bombers burgers and corn-on-the-cob the way Robby roasts it. But of course, there is always a need for new fare — in the form of the fabulous Ward’s House of Prime. “That prime rib sandwich, that is really good! Melts in my mouth,” said Bruce Turner. […]

  • lemonade

    “I wanna give back:” Downtown construction site holds ‘Hard Hats and Lemonade’ stand for cancer research

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a refreshing strategy in the continuing effort to come up with a cure for childhood cancer. Friday, June 19th the construction continues on downtown Milwaukee’s Northwester Mutual Tower, and so is the Hard Hats and Lemonade event. The sights and sounds of Northwestern Mutual Tower construction have become fairly familiar for folks in downtown Milwaukee. But Friday features some fresh funk and a fabulous feeling, thanks to the guy getting down the guitar! “So many people have […]

  • Amar Kaleka

    Man who lost father in Sikh Temple shooting heads to Charleston: “Very similar to what happened here”

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina/OAK CREEK, Wisconsin — Gunfire in a place of peace and prayer. Nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday night, June 17th. The suspected shooter has been arrested. This mass shooting is once again stirring up debate about gun laws — as some in Oak Creek, Wisconsin remember what happened there three years ago this August. The shooting in Charleston, South Carolina may have taken place miles […]

  • Walk To Break The Sickle Cycle

    “It’s an awful disease:” Juneteenth celebration to include inaugural walk to benefit Sickle cell clinic

    MILWAUKEE — This year’s Juneteenth Day street festival will include all the excitement folks have come to expect during the past 44 years, but it will also feature something brand new — something that could help make life more enjoyable for hundreds of people in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day street festival always includes a party, but this year, it will include some education. “Sickle cell disease affects such a significant number– especially of the African-American population,” Tyler Smoot said. […]

  • Gypsy Blancharde, Nicholas Godejohn

    Charged: Couple arrested in Big Bend accused of murdering woman’s mother in Missouri

    BIG BEND — A man and woman arrested in Waukesha County Monday, June 15th have now been charged with the brutal murder of a Missouri woman. 23-year-old Gypsy Blancharde of Springfield, Missouri (who was previously reported to be 19), and 26-year-old Nicholas Godejohn of Big Bend have been charged with the murder of Gypsy Blancharde’s mother, 48-year-old Clauddinnea “Dee Dee”  Blancharde. They were charged jointly Tuesday, June 16th with murder in the first degree and armed criminal action. Claudinnea “Dee […]

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