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I have been at FOX6 since September 1990 and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Growing up in West Bend, I never would have believed that I would get the chance to cover events such as Super Bowls and Final Fours and Major League playoff games and NASCAR events as a Milwaukee sportscaster. In between, there have been so many feature stories with folks who excel far from the spotlight.

With continually evolving technology, there are more and more exciting ways to share those stories. This job is never the same from day to day, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your viewing experience.

Recent Articles
  • “An honor to be a part of it:” Packers WR Jordy Nelson reflects on 9 seasons with Green Bay as 10th begins

    GREEN BAY — Before Green Bay looks forward to the game against Atlanta Sunday, September 17th, FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren got a last take on the victory over the Seahawks in the regular-season opener on Sunday, September 10th with Packers’ wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Van Vooren: “When we think of Packers’ wide receivers — Donald Driver, Sterling Sharpe, James Lofton and Jordy Nelson. How does that feel?” Nelson: “It’s crazy. Obviously there is a lot of history here in this building […]

  • “Some free time on my hands:” Cedarburg man to write about every Green Bay Packers game ever played

    CEDARBURG — A Cedarburg man is ready to take on the task of writing about and detailing every Green Bay Packers game ever played. You’d think he would be a lifelong, die-hard fan — but that’s not the case. Jim Rice has a passion for the Packers, but it wasn’t always that way. “Really fell in love with the Packers in the late 80s, when they began to kind of come back a little bit… and then of course, Favre […]

  • Sweet life: Former amateur golf champion balances sport and making kringle at his family bakery

    RACINE — A golfer from Racine has made quite the name for himself as a player, but he has found that he’d rather carry on his family’s and his city’s tradition. Ben Bendtsen III is a former Wisconsin State Amateur Golf champion, joining the likes of Steve Stricker, JP Hayes, Mark Wilson and Jordan Niebrugge. You have to hit a lot of sweet shots to win an event like that. Bendtsen doesn’t have much company when it comes to hitting […]

  • On the Dot: University School takes new approach to protect its young football players

    RIVER HILLS — One of the goals of coaches and administrators for youth and high school football is to make the sport safer, and there’s now a product that literally makes that goal a target. Those who are involved in football at any level understand the attention being paid to safety within the game. Four years ago, Brian Somers, who is the head coach at University School and one of his assistants, James Becker came up with an idea for […]

  • Looking for Olympians: USA Luge Slider Search stops in New Berlin

    NEW BERLIN — Could a hill in New Berlin, during the summer be the starting point for a winter Olympic athlete? That’s the hope of a program that recently stopped there. “We are hoping the kids will have fun today, but for us we are hoping to find the Olympic teams of the future,” said US Junior National Luge Coach, Fred Zimny. A soap box derby track transformed for a weekend. “So instead of waiting for the kids to come […]

  • “I know I have physical abilities:” Packers OL Geoff Gray looks to get career rolling with the green and gold

    GREEN BAY — The backup offensive linemen on an NFL football team usually operate under the radar, but one player in Green Bay may be rolling into a bigger role. Geoff Gray is a third-team offensive lineman from the University of Manitoba whose only similarity to the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews is his Packers uniform and helmet — and his belief in himself. “I know I have physical abilities. I just need to work on the fine […]

  • Go Pack Go! Packers fans get pumped ahead of 1st preseason matchup of season

    GREEN BAY — It’s finally time, once again, for Green Bay Packers football! The Packers opened the preseason Thursday night, August 10th at Lambeau Field — facing the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a soggy start to tailgating Thursday, but it didn’t get in the way of fan fun. As the skies cleared, people geared up for football. “It’s a great way to kick off the season,” said Sandy Lipina, fan. Time for tailgates and grilling, brats and bean bag toss. […]

  • Packers fans let back into Lambeau Field after weather delay during Family Night

    GREEN BAY — For the first time this season, the Green Bay Packers took to Lambeau Field Saturday, August 5th for Family Night — and the place was packed for the Packers vs. Packers scrimmage. Family Night involves practice — but it’s practice inside Lambeau Field. It’s a pretty big night for the young Packers, looking to show their coaches, teammates and the fans what they can do. “It’s a great atmosphere — all the kids, the families. It’s a […]

  • Something the Packers lack heading into Training Camp: Any real veteran running backs

    GREEN BAY — The Pack is back! Training Camp begins Thursday, July 27th — but what’s not back this year for the Green Bay Packers are any real veteran running backs. Training Camp officially got underway on Wednesday with the team meeting and getting through their medical examinations. On Thursday, the guys will be out there on the practice field — with fans nearby, and football in the air. Last year at this time, Ty Montgomery was working out with […]

  • “I enjoy the challenge:” Mike Brower is the man to see for all fielding-related baseball emergencies

    MILWAUKEE — What’s glove got to do with it? Actually, everything. A Milwaukee man’s love of leather has made him the man to see for any fielding-related baseball emergencies. Mike Brower is a 54-year-old Milwaukee man who grew up in the Detroit area and has an abiding love of baseball. “Been playing, managing, coaching, teaching, doing gloves — been a fan forever,” Brower said. You’ll find plenty of players and coaches and fans, but guys who do gloves? “I enjoy […]

  • “A fun tool:” New, high-tech machine helps Marquette basketball players improve their skills

    MILWAUKEE — Improving skills while having fun — that’s what’s going on for the Marquette University basketball team this summer. It’s all thanks to a new addition on the practice court. “It’s like a hidden tool that we have that nobody really knows about,” said Andrew Rowsey, Marquette player. There is plenty that is familiar for the Marquette men’s basketball team during summer practice. And no, it’s not a new recruit. “You walk in the gym and you start wondering […]

  • Packers, Brewers, Bucks, Admirals executives team up with Mayor Barrett to encourage young people to get that 1st job

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not often that you see members of the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Admirals all in one place, but it happened recently in Milwaukee, and an initiative started by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was the reason why. Wisconsin’s professional sports teams are teaming up, and the head coach is Mayor Barrett. “What we want to do this summer is help hundreds, thousands of kids in our community have a first job,” Mayor Barrett […]