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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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    John Matthews says he was at the “Ice Bowl,” and he has a piece of the goal post to prove it!

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — The most famous game between the Packers and Cowboys was played on December 31st, 1967. Over the course of about 50 years, maybe a million people say they shivered through the -46 degree wind chill to watch the NFL Championship game. John Matthews really was there. He says he was one of two celebrating on the goal post after Green Bay beat Dallas 21-17. A 19-year-old UW-Milwaukee football player back then, Matthews says his family owned […]

  • Admirals drop overtime game to Lake Erie

    Milwaukee, Wi  — The Admirals battled back from a 3-0 deficit, only to fall to the Lake Erie Monsters, 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Pontus Aberg’s 2nd game-tying goal of the night forced the extra session.

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    High school football coaching legend Datka dies

    Germantown, Wi —  Longtime Germantown football  coach Phil Datka died Tuesday morning at the age of 69. Datka, who had endured eleven hours of heart surgery earlier this month, was able to spend some time at home with his family before he passed away. Datka led Germantown to state football titles in 1988 and 2003; he spent 42 years there before retiring after the 2010 season.  He was an assistant coach more recently at Brookfield Central and Germantown.  Phil worked […]

  • Jeanette Plotkowski

    Life-long sports fan: No surprise Jeanette Plotkowski’s ‘surprise’ 100th birthday party was sports-themed

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — She met her husband when they became pen pals during World War II! Since then, Jeanette Plotkowski has written plenty of history. She’s celebrating a new century, just in time for the New Year! “I don’t like to be the center of attention. That I don’t like,” Jeanette Plotkowski said. Plotkowski is too humble and sweet for all the fuss, but her friends at Harwood Place Retirement Community in Wauwatosa just couldn’t resist. After all, it’s not […]

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    Star H.S. QB Kafentzis re-commits to Badgers

    Madison, Wi  — 3-star dual-threat quarterback Austin Kafentzis reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Wisconsin Tuesday;  he shared that  the news on 105.7 FM The Fan. Kafentzis had commited to the Badgers when Gary Andersen was coach; the Utah native made a visit to Oregon State after Andersen bolted UW for that job.  He mentioned that new UW coach Paul Chryst made a positive impact. The 6-1, 195 pound qb threw for almost 4 thousand yards and 40 touchdowns […]

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    Curling, or “chess on ice” is a very unique sport for those of all ages!

    WAUWATOSA (WITI) — The sport of curling has been around forever. It has a great history in Wisconsin, and it’s having a lasting impact on many lives. “So much strategy I call it chess on ice,” Allen Miller said. Curling is a sport that originated in the 16th Century in Scotland. It started in Wauwatosa in the early 1990s. It is played with stones made of granite, and there’s a broom and cool shoes. Players slide the stones on a sheet […]

  • Luke Fischer

    Luke Fischer, Golden Eagles bring something special to court

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Being a humble guy, Luke Fischer would be the last one to tell you that he resembled Superman in his Marquette debut two nights ago. But the way he transformed his team, he probably could have worn a cape. Playing in his first game wearing a Marquette University uniform, the 6’11”, 245-pound transfer from Indiana “made” a statement. He posted 19 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots as the Golden Eagles flew over Arizona State, 78-71 […]

  • Lance Leipold

    Leaving on top: Lance Leipold departs UW-Whitewater with lifetime of memories, successes

    WHITEWATER (WITI) — Football coaches are coming and going in Wisconsin. Paul Chryst takes the Badgers job — and Lance Leipold is leaving UW-Whitewater. But Leipold is taking memories that will last a lifetime. On Friday night, December 19th in Salem, Virginia UW-Whitewater defends it’s NCAA Division 3 championship against familiar foe Mount Union. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl marks the last time Leipold will lead the Warhawks as head coach. The five-time coach of the year was introduced as […]

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    “You’re not gonna give up:” Inspiring wheelchair athlete sees disability as blessing

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Rugby is a rough sport played by tough athletes. But imagine having a disability and playing rugby in a wheelchair. In the world of quad rugby, a sport that incorporates elements of wheelchair-basketball, ice hockey, handball and rugby union — needless to say, it’s a contact sport. “You have be impaired with four limbs to play quad rugby. You can be an amputee on both arms and your legs,” said Brian Muniz, quad rugby player. The members […]

  • Vince Biegel

    “A Wisconsin born and bred player:” Vince Biegel says playing for the Badgers is a dream come true

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Through all the ups and downs, the Wisconsin Badgers are right where they want to be: playing for a Big Ten Championship! The same goes for Vince Biegel. The young man with enough talent to get a football scholarship anywhere is glad he decided to play for the home state team. “Every week my confidence keeps building. I keep preparing myself, keep studying those extra hours of tape — and I think it’s really paying off on […]

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    Taking a look back: They made high school basketball history during the height of racial tension in U.S.

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — There they were on the day after Thanksgiving — together as one, and in some cases, for the first time in 55 years! “It is so wonderful to see these fellas again.  We grew up together.  Sometimes we pushed each other around, but it was nothing ever that you would be angry about to hold a grudge, you know,” Roosevelt Moore, who played on the 1959 Lincoln High School basketball team said. In 1959, during the height of […]

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    Marquette beats Crosstown Foe Milwaukee, 85-80

    Milwaukee —  Freshman Kenisha Bell scored a career-high 21 points as Marquette held off Milwaukee Wednesday night in the Al McGuire Center.    Coach Kyle Rechlicz’s Panthers were led by Ashley Green’s 26 points-her 4th straight game with at least 20 points this season. Redshirt junior Lauren Tibbs paced coach Carolyn Kieger’s Golden Eagles with in the 2nd half with 12 points.


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