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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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