Theo Keith is the political reporter for FOX6 News. He covers election campaigns, the Wisconsin Legislature, and Milwaukee city and county government.
Theo has extensively covered the leaders of both houses of Congress — Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He has covered two presidential candidates and four U.S. Senate races.
Theo’s work has twice won Emmy awards — in 2017 for his investigation of then-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s whereabouts, and in 2016 for his breaking news coverage of a massive fire. He previously won a regional Edward R. Murrow award in 2013 for his reporting on problem panhandlers.
Prior to joining FOX6, he covered the historic recall of Gov. Scott Walker as a reporter at WISC-TV in Madison from 2011-2013. There, Theo reported on Paul Ryan’s bid for the vice presidency and several controversial pieces of legislation at the state Capitol.
From 2013-2015, Theo was the political reporter for WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. He followed Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign and Mitch McConnell’s ascent to majority leader. He investigated corruption at local governments, leading to multiple changes.
Theo is a proud defender of open records and open meetings laws, and believes in holding elected officials accountable on behalf of the voters who elected them.
Theo is from Saginaw, Michigan, and is a lifelong fan of the Michigan State Spartans. He graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and political science. In his free time, you’ll find him on the golf course or in the kitchen trying a new recipe.