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I have been as blessed in my work as anyone I know; because I have been fortunate to do what I love for close to 35 years, and to do it in Milwaukee.

As a self-described "frustrated athlete who loves people", I've been able to couple my passion for sports with a desire to meet men and women who have a gift to share, and, often times, a compelling story.

Having the chance to share those local stories has become as meaningful as anything I've been able to do-whether covering a Brewers World Series (yes, I'm old enough to have been there in 1982), or a Super Bowl, or a Rose Bowl, or a Final Four.

Over 27 years ago, I came to town to continue my sportscasting career.

At the time, I was told that Wisconsinites are wonderful folks, hard-working, honest-the kind of people you can't fool.

It's been a real honor to try and earn your trust for over 27 years-the past 24 at FOX 6.

I'm a Syracuse, New York native, but Milwaukee has become HOME. I love the parks, the walking and biking paths, the restaurants, getting to meet as many of you as possible.

I'm thankful that my son and daughter (ages 15 and 11), the pride and joy of my life, were born and bred here.

I never did become a Brett Favre, or a Robin Yount, or a Dwayne Wade, but I'm truly thankful for and humbled by trying to do what I do for all of you.

I wouldn't trade it, although, I saw a pair of Gucci shoes that D. Wade had on; they were SWEET!


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    Young man with autism, a hero to many, reunited with his hero — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne!

    CHARLOTTE — Like other 16-year-old boys, Monty Veres has a passion for sports. He’s a NASCAR wiz, and recently got to meet up with his favorite driver. But what makes Veres special is his ability to teach us all a little something about dreaming big, and never giving up. In 2009, Paul Veres took his then 10-year-old son Monty, a huge NASCAR fan to Charter Raceway in Beaver Dam. To his surprise, Monty Veres got to meet NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne. […]

  • Samantha and Skylar Schneider

    Cycling a family affair: Sisters from West Allis train, compete together, and they’ve each seen success

    WEST ALLIS — They are national champions in cycling, and they’re sisters from West Allis, With the guidance of their father, they have become elite athletes. But what truly defines them and their relationship goes beyond the game. To say that Samantha Schneider is a good cyclist is an understatement. But even Sam is surprised by what she has accomplished at the young age of 24. “I never thought I’d get 11 national titles,” Sam Schneider said. To put it […]

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    SHEBOYGAN — Playing a foursome of golf with a scramble format is nothing unusual. Four people tee off, and then go to the best shot and hit that all the way into the hole. But one group of guys was committed to an even greater cause — and it took them through Wisconsin. It started as a splendid day for golf, and you might have heard the old saying — it never rains on a golf course. “We’re playing in […]

  • J.P. Tokoto

    Family members, friends surprise J.P. Tokoto in Menomonee Falls, welcome him home from NBA Draft

    MENOMONEE FALLS — J.P. Tokoto was a star basketball player at Menomonee Falls High School. Last week, the 22-year-old was drafted at #58 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015 NBA Draft. Folks gathered at Menomonee Falls High School for a big surprise and ‘welcome home from the draft’ celebration for Tokoto. Tokoto played for three seasons at the University of North Carolina before he was drafted. “This is a surprise for J.P. All the family is coming out and we’re […]

  • Abby Wendt

    “Koos for Kids” organization, created by Brewers bullpen coach, has raised $500K for children in need

    MILWAUKEE — “Seeing the kids that we help come — seeing their faces, it’s great. It makes everything we do worthwhile,” Jill Hanel said. Hanel and her husband Marcus Hanel, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen coach held their 11th annual “Koos for Kids” fundraiser at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Sunday, June 14th. With the help of an amazing team of staffers and the support of Milwaukee Brewers players, the Racine natives have raised $500,000 for terminally ill and disadvantaged children. Koos for […]

  • Blake Anderson

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  • Franklin lacrosse

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    FRANKLIN — Lacrosse has its roots in the cultural tradition of the Native American Iroquois people. It may have been developed as early as 1100 A.D.! The contact sport between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick has always been known as an East Coast sport — but not anymore. “We were able to start a team for high school. We had one team that year. This was in 2010,” Eric Fernandes said. Fernandes came to the Milwaukee […]

  • Al Clark

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  • Aaron and Andrea Ritchie

    “I’m humbly honored:” ‘Hometown hero’ honored at Miller Park, his wife facing her own battle

    MILWAUKEE — Being the spouse of someone who serves our country isn’t easy, but Andrea Ritchie is a strong person who has managed with faith, hope and love. Now, she’s trying to manage again as she faces the battle of her life. “I was nominated by a superior in my unit and I got called up to battalion headquarters in Appleton and they told me that I had been selected and my heart kind of dropped,” Aaron Ritchie said. For […]

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    “It’s been inspiring:” Moved by devastation from earthquakes in Nepal, MU High School students step up to help

    MILWAUKEE — There is no “I” in team. You hear that often in sports. Students at Marquette University High School have learned that lesson well, and they’re trying to help the less fortunate in the process. Kevin Cekanor was born with a condition known as Achondroplasia dwarfism. He is a recent graduate of Marquette University High School, and was a member of the Hilltoppers boys soccer team. Cekanor rose above his challenge to win countless medals in the World Dwarf Games, and […]

  • UW Badgers Women's Rowing Team

    Wisconsin Badgers Rowing Team: Athletes with lots of power directed by the smallest one in the boat

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  • Carl Jaskolski

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