LIVE VIDEO: Watch memorial service for Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland
  • Follow me on:

People ask me what it’s like to be a TV reporter. There’s no private office. There’s no one who does my hair and makeup.

But I can tell you it’s one of the best jobs in the world. That’s why I consider myself lucky to have been doing it for more than thirty years in Wisconsin.

Every day, reporters get to go places they might never see otherwise. I’ve had the opportunity to interview presidents, movie stars, and every day people doing extraordinary things. Then I get to write about it and share it.

I started learning to write in Sherman grade school in Milwaukee. Then I continued writing for the Nicolet High School Knight’s Page. I later went to UW-Madison. While in college I worked at the Wisconsin State Capitol, as a legislative page and aide to a State Senator. After graduating the journalism program, I worked for WISM radio in Madison and WKOW-TV in Madison. Then I got the chance to come back home to Milwaukee to work for WITI-TV6.

Through the years I’ve been honored with numerous reporting awards from the Wisconsin Press Club, Associated Press, Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Award and even an Emmy for a documentary on domestic violence. There was also a Citizen Award from the Milwaukee Police Department for helping to catch a couple of robbers. But the true reward is realizing that somehow I might have helped someone.

An unbelievable opportunity for that realization was when I traveled to Romania three times to report on orphans that were available for adoption. 200 abandoned children were adopted by Wisconsin families after my reports.

Back in Milwaukee, there will probably never be a fancy office or someone to do my hair and makeup, but I think I get something a lot more important.

Thanks for watching and caring.

Recent Articles
  • 3 of 5 CHARGED in murder of Greg Zyszkiewicz; 17-year-old pulled trigger, prosecutors say

    MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed on Monday, March 27th against three of the five suspects accused in the fatal shooting of Greg Zyszkiewicz, a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services housing inspector. 64-year-old Zyszkiewicz was shot and killed during an alleged carjacking near 23rd and Cherry around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd. Prosecutors say this all began with a crime spree involving the theft of vehicles. Zyszkiewicz was shot in the head, and prosecutors say the man pictured below […]

  • “This is a back step:” Muskego woman suspected of overdosing appears in court for separate case

    WAUKESHA — A woman seen on video, suspected of overdosing before she crashed her car on Milwaukee’s north side, was taken into custody on Friday, March 24th. She is 26-year-old Katrina Henry of Muskego. The video recorded by a man who ran out to a car crash near Hopkins and Glendale Tuesday has had an impact on Facebook. Police say a suspected overdose led to a crash into a parked car. According to a family friend of Henry, who is suspected of […]

  • Sources: 5 in custody, arrested just HOURS after city housing inspector gunned down on the job

    MILWAUKEE — Sources close to the investigation tell FOX6 News five suspects are in custody for questioning in connection with the murder of a Milwaukee housing inspector near 23rd and Cherry Wednesday, March 22nd. 64-year-old Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz, a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services “Special Enforcement Agent” was gunned down on the job in broad daylight, and he may have been the target of a carjacking, sources say. At least two of the suspects were out on bail/bond at the time. […]

  • “This is what people need to see:” Woman suffering overdose found unconscious in car

    MILWAUKEE — The video is shocking. The person who recorded it in Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 21st was just as shocked as you may be. But he thought it was important for people to see the raw reality of a heroin overdose. A car swerved through traffic and crashed into a parked car near Hopkins and Glendale in Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon. When neighbors rushed to the scene, they quickly called 911. The video shows you why. Jon Adams said he […]

  • “Huge raw wounds:” Wisconsin Humane Society caring for dog with severe burns, pulled from vacant home

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is caring for a dog removed from a boarded and vacant house near 35th and Clarke in Milwaukee. The dog was found with deep red burn wounds all over his body. The dog known as “Humphrey” was transferred from the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) to the WHS. He’s now quickly stealing the hearts of many in the community. In a news release, Angela Speed, vice president of communications at WHS stated the […]

  • “Scary:” 33-year-old man killed after he was shot and then crashed his vehicle into building

    MILWAUKEE —  Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday night, March 19th on the city’s northwest side. It happened around 10:20 p.m. near 49th and Burleigh. “I was sleeping and I heard a big ‘kaboom,'” Mikko Chesser said. Police say a 33-year old man was shot while seated in a vehicle. After the shooting, he drove away from the scene — and then crashed into an apartment building near 47th and Burleigh. “I ran to the front. There was a car […]

  • MPD identifies suspect killed in officer-involved shooting as 32-year-old Jermaine Claybrooks

    Investigators are looking into a police shooting that occurred near 19th and Stark Thursday, March 16th. The man shot and killed by officers has been identified as 32-year-old Jermaine Claybrooks. This is the first time family members are seeing the spot near the scene where Claybrooks died. “The police is doing it to cover up their actions. He was not a monster. Yeah, he was a drug dealer but if you check his record he has no violent crimes,” said Joan […]

  • $100K cash bond for 14-year-old accused in shooting during robbery that killed 2 brothers

    WEST ALLIS — 14-year-old Spencer Lewis — the West Allis boy facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery was in court on Thursday, March 16th. The proceedings focused on a doctor’s report, evaluating the boy’s competency. The court found Lewis competent to proceed in this case — and bail was set at $100,000 cash. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 30th. Lewis faces two counts of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon […]

  • I-41 closed near Slinger Tuesday night for removal of semis after chain-reaction crash: “It was chaos”

    SLINGER — I-41 was closed between State Highway 60 and State Highway 145 Tuesday night, March 14th to allow for the removal of four semis that remained along the roadway after Monday’s chain-reaction crash that involved approximately 60 vehicles, as snow fell in SE Wisconsin. The roadway reopened Wednesday morning. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol removed these vehicles. Interstate 41 southbound will be closed at State Highway 60 to all traffic starting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. It’ll […]

  • “Couldn’t stop:” Approximately 60 vehicles involved in chain-reaction crash on I-41 near Slinger

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Approximately 60 vehicles were involved in a massive, chain-reaction crash in Washington County as snow fell Monday, March 13th. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:45 a.m., a chain-reaction, multiple-vehicle crash happened on I-41 between Sherman Road and Hillside Road in the Town of Polk. There were approximately 30 vehicles directly involved in the crash — including eight semis, three heavy trucks (such as dump trucks and box-cargo trucks) and at least 12 passenger vehicles. […]

  • “My head felt like it was in a vice:” After dog attack, petition aims to keep animal from returning to neighborhood

    GLENDALE — A Glendale woman is recovering from a bloody dog attack. Now, there’s a petition to keep the dog from returning home. The picture you see below is a picture of a Presa Canario named Anubis. Anubis weighs in at 117 pounds. He sits in quarantine at the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center (MADACC). That is because he dog is accused of attacking a neighbor in Glendale last Sunday, March 5th. “My head felt like it was in […]

  • 3 men seriously hurt after shooting during argument stemming from dice game

    MILWAUKEE — Three men were shot and seriously injured during an argument believed to have stemmed from a dice game on Thursday afternoon, March 9th. According to police, around 1:00 p.m., suspects came up to the group playing the dice game, trying to rob them. One man fired a handgun at the victims. Another fired at them with an assault rifle. One of the victims reportedly ran into the Hot Spot corner store for help. A 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old […]