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Mike Lowe is an 8-time Emmy winner, a 30-time Emmy nominee, an Edward R. Murrow award winner, and National Mark of Excellence (SPJ) award winner.

He joined FOX6 in March of 2008 as a general assignment reporter.

Lowe has covered politics and government issues at FOX6, including 2010 gubernatorial campaign, all of the major developments in the 2011 "Budget Battle," the 2011 state senate recall races, and the historic 2012 recall of Governor Scott Walker, the selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republican vice presidential nominee, both the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Kentucky, and the 2012 presidential campaign in the battleground of Wisconsin-- including and "on the road" assignment for the final week of President Obama's campaign for re-election and his election night speech at McCormick Place in Chicago.

He currently hosts the FOX 6 political segment called "The Political Lowedown."

Before he came to Milwaukee, Lowe was a bureau chief for WFMZ-TV (ind.) in Allentown, Pa., where he covered eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, including then NJ attorney general Chris Christie.

Before joining WFMZ, Lowe lived in Berlin, Germany, and worked for Deutsche Welle TV and Radio, reporting on Europe's response to United States foreign policy and the European view of the presidential election, among other topics.

Before that, he worked as a general assignment reporter for WLNS-TV ( CBS) in Lansing, Michigan, covering local politics and the auto industry -- especially labor and management issues.

While Lowe's career has focused mainly on public affairs journalism, including stints at WTTW-TV (PBS) in Chicago and as public affairs director and host of the live call-in radio program "Feedback" on WNUR-FM in Chicago, his background also includes some sports reporting experience. He has served as a sports reporter and fill-in weekend anchor at KTKA-TV (ABC) in Topeka, Kansas; on the production side for ESPN, FOX Sports, and WGN-TV; and as sports director of WNUR-FM, where he did play-by-play announcing for the Northwestern University Wildcats football and basketball teams.

Lowe's reporting has been honored and acclaimed. In 2013, Lowe won six Emmy awards (investigative, arts, religion, general assignment reporter, human interest reporter, and writing).

In 2012, Lowe won an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news. He also won several awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, three Milwaukee Press Club gold awards (breaking news, feature, best overall report for television).
In 2012, he was also nominated for six Chicago-Midwest Emmys (politics, writing, health, arts, religion and specialty reporting).
Lowe was nominated for eight Chicago-Midwest Emmys in 2011, and won two awards (one for reporting on youth issues and the other for reporting on education).
He was also nominated for Chicago-Midwest Emmys in 2009 and 2010 and Mid-Atlantic Emmys in 2006 and 2007.

He won a 2010 award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and a 2006 AP award for feature reporting.

In college, he won a national first place Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth radio reporting. He also won several regional and state awards, while he was a student.

Lowe is also the winner of the prestigious Newton Minow fellowship, named for the nation's first FCC chairman, and he is the winner of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship.

In 2008, he was chosen to attend a one-week Fulbright Commission seminar on Turkey and its relationship with the European Union.

Lowe graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He was a running back on the varsity football team. He then graduated from Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, he was a double-major in political science and journalism. He also earned a master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, where he won the Harrington Award, the school's top student honor.

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    Two weeks until the election: Early voting begins

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    New rules for early voters: What you need to know about absentee ballots

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Election day is still more than two weeks away, but voters can start casting their ballots as soon as Monday morning, October 20th. That’s when early voting starts, and this year there are some new rules. For months, the candidates have had their say in debates. “Overall, Wisconsin is much better off than it was four years ago,” said Governor, Scott Walker. “Governor Walker has had four years and just forming task forces now, isn’t good enough,” […]

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    Dead-even governor’s race means it’s campaign crunch time

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    Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Walker, Mary Burke in a “dead tie”

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied in the Wisconsin governor’s race, with 47 percent of likely voters supporting each candidate. Another 4 percent say that they are undecided or that they do not know whom they will support, while fewer than 1 percent say that they will vote for someone else. Likely voters are those who say that they are certain to vote in the November […]

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    “I was speechless:” Wisconsin teen prepares to meet Pope Francis at Vatican

    FOND DU LAC CO. (WITI) — From the middle of nowhere to the center of the Catholic world. That’s the journey one Wisconsin teenager is about to take. The rolling hills of Fond du Lac County are home to Graceful Way Farm — and to the Doll’s house, a family of devout Catholics. Here, 14-year-old Kayla — one of six children, just found out she will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican. “I was speechless. I didn’t sleep much that […]

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    A shift in MU Law School Poll: 50% of likely voters support Walker, 45% support Burke

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    Controversy and the race for governor: Mary Burke’s jobs plan, vs. Governor Walker’s jobs record

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — In the race for governor in Wisconsin, Republicans think they’ve found the issue that will help them to win in November: the Mary Burke jobs plan plagiarism controversy. Republicans started airing two new ads on the topic on Tuesday, September 30th. Meanwhile, Burke’s campaign is countering — saying the election isn’t about the author of Burke’s jobs plan, but rather, Governor Scott Walker’s record. With exactly five weeks until election day, Republicans believe they have an issue […]

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    “I’m so excited to be in Milwaukee:” First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Mary Burke

    MILWAUKEE (WITI/AP) — Monday, September 29th was a big day for politics in Wisconsin. Folks lined up in downtown Milwaukee to hear first lady Michelle Obama speak. The first lady was in town campaigning for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke. She spoke to a huge crowd at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. The first lady was campaigning in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, the first woman ever to be nominated by a major party for governor in Wisconsin. Right now, […]

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    Mary Burke on the defense of “copycat campaign”

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    Busy day in the campaign for governor of Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It was a busy day in the campaign for governor with several story lines colliding in Milwaukee — along with the candidates. Gov. Scott Walker spoke with reporters just as news was breaking out of Federal Appeals Court — that an injunction halting the John Doe case has been lifted. But Walker cautioned that little had changed — because the John Doe investigation is still stopped on a state level. “The bottom line is they should know. […]

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    Whose line is it anyway? New accusations accuse Mary Burke of using the words of others as her own

    MADISON (WITI) — Whose line is it anyway? Republicans say that’s a serious question for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke to answer about the author of her campaign plans. The Burke campaign says accusations of plagiarism are part of a political “silly season.” A week after the website “BuzzFeed” uncovered sections of Burke’s “jobs plan” were plagiarized from other Democratic candidates, there are more accusations that Mary Burke may have stolen the words of others and passed them off […]

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    When the Brewers are away, racing enthusiasts will play! Miller Park lot transformed into racetrack

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