Katie DeLong

My name is Katie, and I am the night-side web producer with the FOX6Now.com web team! As it turns out, the third time was the charm for me, here at FOX6, as I interviewed for different positions on the web team twice before finally landing the night-side web producer gig here in October of 2011. I feel like this position is absolutely perfect for me, as I am a web junkie! I don't think there is a single hour in the day that I'm not doing SOMETHING online, whether it be at work, at home on my laptop, or on my Blackberry. Also a self-described newsie, I'm so excited to see how we can use technology to help keep you informed!

Originally from Byron, Illinois (a blip on the map 30 minutes south of Rockford, IL), I grew up in a town of around 4,000, watching FOX6's Mary Stoker Smith anchor the news every night on WTVO in Rockford (it was my dad's favorite station!)

After graduating from high school, I was anxious to escape my small town, but wasn't ready for a big city. After visiting UW-Whitewater, I knew with the small-town feel, it would be a great fit! I spent four years completely immersed in the on-campus television and radio stations, and also did a little bit of writing on the side, for the on-campus newspaper, the Royal Purple. With the television station, I was involved in doing live-broadcasts of the UWW Warhawk football games, and it was great to see our athletes achieve so much! (And the legacy of Warhawk football continues to this day!) To me, my legacy at U-Dub-Dub, as they call it, was my 30-minute live newscast I produced, that won a Wisconsin Broadcasters Association third-place award for best newscast. Winning that award was my goal when I stepped foot on campus as a freshman, and it was a great way to go out.

While at UWW, I got an internship with the investigative unit at another station here in Milwaukee. I remember the first time I drove to Milwaukee - driving over the Marquette Interchange and feeling terrified at how high up I was! I was definitely not used to the big-city freeway system!

I was hired by the station I interned with as an editor before finishing school at UWW, so I would make the hour commute every day between Milwaukee and Whitewater. After a few months of tape-to-tape editing (which I definitely didn't learn in school!) I was promoted to the full-time web producer position, and I loved it. I was the sole web producer, and while it meant long hours and lots of stress, I really felt like it was the perfect position for me, in the news field. While I was web producer, the site I worked on saw its highest web traffic in site history. Sadly, I was laid off in 2008 during the terrible recession, and struggled to find work. At that point, I thought I was done with the news field, but it's funny how life can surprise you!

I have been working outside of the news field for three years - working seven days a week during most of 2011 between two jobs, as I unfortunately know what it's like to struggle to find work, and never want to be in that situation again! I can't express in words how thrilled I am to be a part of the FOX6 Web Team, and to finally have my weekends free to explore this great city!

Recent Articles

  • Unique tools employed to help firefighters extinguish brush fire

    Posted on: 10:35 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — Fire officials in Fond du Lac used a unique tool to battle a brush fire...
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    Fond du Lac brush fire
  • Who was in car with suspected drunk driver accused of hitting woman?

    Posted on: 10:12 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A woman suffered a serious head injury after she was struck by a suspected drunk driver on...
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  • Woman accused of mailing…what to a Racine Co. Jail inmate?

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:29pm, April 23, 2014

    RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — 26-year-old Serena Contreras is charged — accused of trying to mail marijuana to a Racine County...
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    Serena Contreras
  • It has happened again: What firefighters found missing from home after fire

    Posted on: 9:46 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 09:48pm, April 23, 2014

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — Fond du Lac Fire officials say one person was injured in a kitchen fire on...
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    fond du lac kitchen fire
  • Incident illustrates why police urge caution meeting sellers in online transactions

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police say a 19-year-old man was shot and injured near 14th and Vogel on Wednesday evening,...
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    Milwaukee Police Department
  • “Armed & dangerous:” Marshals need to nab one more in large-scale drug case

    Posted on: 8:07 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:59pm, April 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Of the 27 people indicted last week in a large-scale drug, homicide and money laundering case, only...
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    ronnie reid
  • Man caught on video tripping students who rushed field…and he is a what?

    Posted on: 8:03 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:41pm, April 23, 2014

    (CNN) — A Texas soccer match is making national headlines — and some students and a police officer could face...
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    officer trips students
  • Who would steal from a baby’s grave plot? You won’t believe this video

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:43pm, April 23, 2014

    ONTARIO, OHIO (WITI) — Who would steal from a baby? Better yet, who would steal from a baby who has...
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    surveillance video
  • BUSTED: Fond du Lac police crack down on drug dealers

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:57pm, April 23, 2014

    FOND DU LAC (WITI) — Fond du Lac police say nine people were arrested on Wednesday, April 23rd in a...
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    FOX6 Local Fond du Lac
  • Brewers Hank making impact on dogs he has something in common with

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:47pm, April 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Brewers Hank, once a stray dog himself, is making a difference for other strays at the Wisconsin...
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    Brewers Hank T-shirts
  • CHARRED: Van catches fire, forces evacuation

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 08:54pm, April 23, 2014

    PORT WASHINGTON (WITI) — Port Washington Fire officials on Wednesday afternoon, April 23rd responded to a vehicle fire at an...
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    port washington vehicle fire
  • Why meth bust in Manitowoc Co. could affect every village resident

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:42pm, April 23, 2014

    MANITOWOC (WITI) — “Breaking Bad” BUSTED in Manitowoc County! The Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit says it has busted a...
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