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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.


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    Witnesses take the stand on day two of Dustin Diamond’s trial; “I could see his arm out with a knife”

    PORT WASHINGTON — A testy day of testimony at the trial for former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond. He’s accused of stabbing a person at a Port Washington bar Christmas night. Day two of Dustin Diamond’s trial was quite a show in the courtroom with some tense exchanges between the attorney and, at one point, the judge. But as far as the case is concerned, some interesting testimony for several witnesses. “I could see his arm out with […]

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    “Shared Services Strategy:” New plan could change who responds first

    MILWAUKEE — Your house is on fire and you need help fast. But the closest fire station is not in your city. Now, a new plan could change who responds first. FOX6 breaks down this “Shared Services Strategy,” Sunday on FOX6 News at 9.

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    Accused in bar stabbing, “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond goes on trial

    PORT WASHINGTON — Dustin Diamond, the actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” went to trial in an Ozaukee County courtroom on Wednesday, May 27th. He’s accused of stabbing a man during a confrontation at a bar. Before the trial got underway, the proceedings came to a screeching halt. That’s because the district attorney raised concerns about a mobile message from Diamond’s defense. “Apparently, there’s a car with some sort of either bumper sticker […]

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    “It’s a big deal:” But what will Charter acquisition of Time Warner Cable mean for your bill?

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — In a deal that affects one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday, May 26th proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. If approved by government regulators, the combined company will stand next to Comcast, AT&T and Verizon as a media giant that is shaping the future of television-watching and web-surfing. “For the industry itself — it’s a big deal,” Marquette University Professor of Economics […]

  • Memorial Day Parade Milwaukee

    “Really, really special:” Folks line streets of downtown Milwaukee to pay tribute during Memorial Day Parade

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Thousands lined the streets of downtown Milwaukee Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day Parade. It was an opportunity to honor those who have died while defending our freedom and fighting for our country — and an opportunity to say “thank you” to veterans and active-duty service members for their sacrifice. It was Khloe Hearn’s very first Memorial Day Parade. “It makes her feel like she`s a part of something big. And I mean, these families, just […]

  • Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

    Milwaukee man pronounced dead, but then starts moving

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A man pronounced dead was on his way to the morgue, but then he moved! A Milwaukee man continues to recover after being pronounced dead earlier this week. Milwaukee police say around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday night, May 19th, they were called to the Tower Apartments near 11th and Wells for a welfare check. Here they find what police describe as a 46-year-old man lying face down unresponsive in a bedroom. This man is identified as Thomas Sandcomb, […]

  • Allie Simon

    FOUND SAFE: Police need help locating 13-year-old Glendale girl, missing since Sunday

    GLENDALE (WITI) — UPDATE as of Friday, May 22nd: Glendale police say Alexandra Simon has been found safe.   Glendale police are looking for a missing 13-year-old girl. Alexandria (Allie) Simon has been missing since Sunday, May 17th. Mary and Duane Simon say they haven’t seen their daughter since they put her to bed on Sunday night. “Allie, please come home. Munchkin. Come home. Please. We miss you,” Mary Simon said. On Monday morning, Duane Simon says the Glen Hills Middle […]

  • BP Pantry 41 grand opening

    “Things are happening:” $3 million BP gas station opens in west side neighborhood that has struggled

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The owners of a new gas station on Milwaukee’s near west side are hoping the business will fuel more than just vehicles. In fact, they plan to provide some of the energy that will power an entire community’s revitalization! “Things are happening in this community,” Keith Stanley with the Near West Side Partners said. “The new and the old coming together — it makes for a great neighborhood. You can’t beat it!” Mandrake Rogers, who lives on […]

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    Can you help? Mequon police seek suspect in robbery of Mobil gas station

    MEQUON (WITI) — Mequon police are looking for the suspect responsible for a robbery at the Mobil gas station on N. Port Washington Road. It happened Sunday, May 17th at approximately 9:10 p.m. Police say the suspect approached the clerk, implied he had a weapon, and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene on foot. No one was hurt in the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8″ tall, thin, […]

  • Tammara Battle (shot and killed near 31st & Cameron)

    Friend says Milwaukee’s latest gun violence victim died in his arms: “It looked like she went into prayer”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — He says he watched his good friend take her last breath. 33-year-old Tammara Battle was shot and killed near 31st and Cameron on Wednesday afternoon, May 13th. Now, a Milwaukee business owner says he wants to set the record straight. “Tam was laying there and I got on the phone with 911 right away,” Ty told FOX6 News. Ty didn’t want to show his face on camera or share his full name, but he did want to […]

  • Nepal Earthquake May 12

    “It’s very scary:” Man from Racine was in Nepal for first quake, and now he’s experienced another

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, followed by days of aftershocks. There’s been incredible devastation and unbelievable loss of life. Now, it’s happened again. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday, May 12th — this, three weeks after the first quake hit back on April 25th. “It’s scary. It’s very scary,” Pat Limburg said. It is scary — but rather than focus on the fear, Pat and Jim Limburg say they’re set on showing support for their son Chris […]

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    Lawmaker suggests solution to “prevalent crime problem” can be accomplished by “prioritizing our spending”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Wisconsin lawmaker says the solution to the problem of violence in and around Milwaukee is more police on patrol — and he says accomplishing this is simply a matter of “prioritizing our spending.” He is proposing an increase in funding for the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer Grants Program — but where would the money come from? “There is a crime problem prevalent around the state. We’re taking a look at how we’re gonna re-appropriate some of this money, […]

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