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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
  • Julia Baez

    DNA technology helps ID 1990 homicide victim in Jackson County as Milwaukee woman

    BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Jackson County Sheriff’s officials say a woman found dismembered and buried in two shallow graves 25 years ago has been identified. Sheriff Duane Waldera said Monday, July 27th the victim is 36-year-old Julia Baez of Milwaukee. She was killed in Black River Falls in 1990. On October 10th, 1990, her body was found in an industrial park. “The Jackson County Sheriff`s Department recovered a body of a female victim from two shallow graves in the Town […]

  • Mad Dan's in Twin Lakes

    15-foot fisherman, 14-foot trout on roof of Twin Lakes restaurant: “You can’t get any better than a giant fish!”

    TWIN LAKES — There is some new giant signage at Mad Dan’s — a restaurant on E. Main Street in Twin Lakes. On Tuesday, July 21st, restaurant officials installed a 15-foot fisherman and 14-foot fish statues. “You see stuff like this in the cities and stuff, but you don’t see stuff like that around here,” Courtney Calvert said. “You can’t get any better than a giant fish!” Cydney Swanson said. Ken Perl owns Mad Dan’s with his wife, and they […]

  • Bieri's Jackson Cheese & Deli storm damage

    Strong winds peel the roof off a Washington Co. business “like a can of sardines”

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Two days after strong winds whipped through parts of southeast Wisconsin, the cleanup is dragging on in Washington County. At Bieri’s Jackson Cheese & Deli, co-owner Annette Dubois said her struggle started just before 7 a.m. Saturday, July 18th — when the wind kicked up in their neighborhood. “We were outside, ’cause we have a pergola in the backyard and it was blowing up and over the building. So we were trying to get that dismantled. And […]

  • Heatwave

    Southeastern Wisconsin prepares to beat the heat during humid weekend weather

    MILWAUKEE — After a relatively warm start to the summer, Friday marks the start of a heatwave of sorts. Some folks are fans of the Fahrenheit while others prefer to keep cool. Today, either way we’re all being forced to cope with the conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. “I’ve got to be honest, I do not look forward to the hot days,” said John Kalashian, Catfish Johnny’s. And on the Waukesha County fairgrounds, this means modifications to the menu and for the […]

  • Ethanol tanker erupts in fire following collision on Highway 33 near Horicon (Credit: Horicon Police Department)

    “Whole road engulfed in flames!” Ethanol tanker erupts following collision on Highway 33

    HORICON —  A tanker truck carrying ethanol erupted in a huge ball of flames after colliding with a car on a highway in Dodge County Thursday morning, July 16th. It led to a lengthy closure of Highway 33 (closed for about nine-and-a-half hours). Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says flames reached 20 to 40 feet in the air after the tanker rolled over on Highway 33 and caught fire about 8:30 a.m. Thursday near Horicon. Sheriff’s officials say an initial […]

  • Claudiare Motley

    “This is a great city:” Shooting victim stepping up to help other victims, improve the city of Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — Claudiare Motley, who is still recovering from a gunshot wound to his face, is preparing to stand before a crowd and talk about his experience — and what he feels Milwaukee is missing. The incident happened on June 20th, 2014. Motley was back in Milwaukee for his high school reunion. Motley was dropping off a friend after that, near 63rd and Capitol, when it happened. He says as he was waiting for his friend to get inside, he started […]

  • milwaukee barons

    “We’re serious:” Ahead of Miller Park soccer match, group pushes for professional team in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — There’s a big game Tuesday evening, July 14th at Miller Park — but this isn’t a baseball game! Instead, it’s a soccer matchup between Newcastle United and Club Atlas. Ahead of the match, FOX6 News caught up with a group pushing for a professional soccer team in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Barons organized the “Miller Park March” and a tailgate in the Miller Park parking lot in an effort to prove that Wisconsin can support a high-level professional outdoor soccer […]

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

    “We are moving our front door:” Change coming as it relates to Froedtert’s emergency entrance

    MILWAUKEE — A big change is coming to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin beginning Tuesday, July 14th, and it will affect the way you get help in an emergency. “It was causing confusion, causing congestion — frustrations,” Dr. Chris Decker with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin said. But for that — there’s a cure. “We are moving our front door to the other side of the building,” Dr. Decker said. On Monday, July 13th, Dr. Decker […]

  • Megan and Erin Andrews-Sharer talk about their experience in Wyoming

    Wisconsin sisters rescued from Wyoming wilderness talk about experience

    JACKSON, Wyoming — Three Wisconsin sisters who were found alive after being reported missing in the Wyoming wilderness and their father spoke at a news conference in Wyoming on Friday morning, July 10th. Two of the sisters spoke very briefly. Megan Andrews-Sharer, 25, told reporters she was thankful for the search and rescue teams — all of the volunteers who helped get her and her sisters to safety. Erin Andrews-Sharer, 22, said she was “truly overwhelmed” by the response of the […]

  • Tory Lowe

    “My city needs me:” Community activist works to create safer neighborhoods in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE —  With the violence we’ve seen in Milwaukee this spring and summer, people are looking for someone to step up and lead the effort to improve the city. One Milwaukee man says he’s been doing just that — literally every day for the past three years. There have been 10 homicides in seven days in Milwaukee, as of Thursday, July 9th. And Milwaukee’s statistics are getting national attention. USA Today reports Milwaukee has recorded 84 homicides so far this year. Milwaukee […]

  • Giovonnie Cameron

    Ninth homicide in less than one week: 13-year-old boy killed; “He had just graduated middle school”

    MILWAUKEE — Another young boy has lost his life as a result of gun violence in Milwaukee. This case is the city’s ninth homicide to occur in less than one week (since last Thursday, July 2nd). As a vigil was held in Giovonnie Cameron’s honor Wednesday evening, his mother was so overcome with grief, an ambulance had to be called in. And then, fear in the crowd caused a disruption. Police say a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8th […]

  • Credit: FOX Sports Wisconsin

    “It was pretty bad:” Baseball fan recovering after being hit in the face by a foul ball

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Brewers loss to the Atlanta Braves was not the primary concern for many baseball fans at Miller Park on Monday night, July 6th. That’s because a fan was hurt after being struck in the face by a foul ball. “I’ve been to hundreds of games and it was definitely up there with one of the worst ones,” said Andy Radjenovich, a Brewers fan who was at Monday’s game and saw what happened. “I’ve thought about it […]

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