Ted Perry

Anchor/Reporter

When I was 12 years old, my hometown newspaper held a contest for kids. The topic was simple: write in 250 words or less what you liked about living in Wilmette, Illinois.

I didn't win. I really didn't think my voice mattered all that much so I didn't enter. When I read the winning essay, I was shocked. It was awful. The kid who wrote it missed the obvious, her writing was cliched and frankly, I don't even think it was her work. In my opinion, she all but stole that bike.

After that, I was determined to not stay silent anymore. When my family moved to Baraboo, Wisconsin I joined the high school paper. Heck, I STARTED the high school paper. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I studied journalism and wrote for one of the two student newspapers. When I discovered spelling didn't matter so much, I switched to television. Just kidding. I love writing to great pictures and the FOX6 photojournalism staff is the best in the business.

I started at FOX6 even before FOX did -- we were CBS when I joined in 1993. Since then, I've worked all shifts; covered everything from presidents to polar bears (human and actual bears); and have had the pleasure of working with some of the most decent people in the world.

I now anchor FOX6 News at 5 and FOX6 News at 10. I also write a daily opinion piece called "Ted's Take." It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I like the discussions it gets started with viewers. Check it out and write me a line-debate about issues is a healthy thing.

Oh, I finally got that bike. Bought it myself - it's a 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail. It's the best way to see Wisconsin. If I see you on the road, I'll wave hello. Unless you're that kid who won that bike in 1976. Shame on you for keeping it -- you didn't deserve it.

Recent Articles

  • Carl Zimmermann, Milwaukee TV news pioneer, dead at 96

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:27pm, April 13, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Former TV-6 anchor and news director Carl Zimmermann died on Friday afternoon, April 11th. He was 96 years...
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    Carl Zimmermann
  • Can you get a complete workout in just 20 minutes?

    Posted on: 4:34 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 04:54pm, April 2, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There’s a relatively new trend in workouts — it’s called HIIT or high-intensity interval training. It’s goal...
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  • A tribute to Coach Tom Brock and paying it forward

    Posted on: 3:35 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Recently, a college student asked FOX6′s Ted Perry if he could “shadow” him for a day.  It’s a...
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    Coach Tom Brock
  • Thousands marvel at the ice caves of Lake Superior

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 09:07am, February 25, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – We want to believe we can put up with anything winter throws our way. It’s just easier when...
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    Ice caves on Lake Superior
  • Quad/Graphics employees can visit the doctor at work

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, February 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:05pm, February 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — For thousands of employees at Milwaukee-area companies, visiting a doctor doesn’t require missing a day of work....
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    QuadMed
  • Sturgeon spearing Opening Day is a rush for spearers

    Posted on: 9:23 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 11:40am, February 18, 2014

    LAKE WINNEBAGO (WITI) — This winter may not be great for your mood, but it’s been terrific for sturgeon spearing....
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    sturgeon
  • GE technology helps to analyze athletes’ bodies

    Posted on: 10:41 pm, February 2, 2014, by , updated on: 09:23am, February 3, 2014

    MADISON (WITI) — The Green Bay Packers and a few other teams that have played in recent Super Bowls are...
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    madison
  • Brisket is on Ted’s Super Bowl snack menu

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 05:11pm, January 30, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Hello there, slow cooker fans. So you want my brisket recipe? Well, there isn’t one. I mean there IS...
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    Ted Perry's brisket recipe
  • Get rolling at Cream City Skatepark in Butler

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 06:08pm, January 28, 2014

    BUTLER (WITI) — Some guys have a mid-life crisis and go buy a sports car or Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Not Studio...
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    skaterboy
  • For some, Sunday’s game was very first experience at Lambeau Field

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, January 5, 2014, by

    GREEN BAY (WITI) – The big playoff game at Lambeau Field, in which the Packers faced off against the San Francisco...
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    first time lambeau
  • Ted Perry talks Gov. Scott Walker and the Indian mascot bill

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, December 10, 2013, by

    In this edition of “The Teditorial,” Ted Perry discusses Gov. Scott Walker and the Indian mascot bill that currently sits...
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    Mukwonago Indians
  • Using meditation to get the most out of your holidays

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, December 10, 2013, by , updated on: 04:25pm, December 10, 2013

    GLENDALE (WITI) — Are you about ready to scream at the next person who reminds you how many more days...
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    meditate