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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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    “I have hundreds of brothers by my side:” South Milw. football team supports student fighting cancer

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The odds were stacked against a young man who had battled cancer all his life. He felt sick and isolated. Today, he’s healthy, and thanks to the loving act of a coach and a community, more full of life than ever before. “My dad built that wood board with the ‘SM’ on it, and the boys come out and their wristbands say ‘time for work,’ and it’s just a matter of flipping a switch — and […]

  • brown deer high school football

    Brown Deer football team 5-1 on the season, but their biggest victories have come off the field

    BROWN DEER (WITI) — The Brown Deer High School football team is enjoying another fine season — with five wins and just one loss — but their biggest victories have come off the field. “We were 0-25 across the three levels and I think 20 of the 25 games we were mercy ruled. It was tough!” Head Coach Rob Green said. Coach Green wondered what he’d gotten into 14 years ago when he took over a downtrodden Brown Deer High […]

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball

    Heroes on the battlefield take to the ballfield in Wounded Warriors amputee softball

    WAUKESHA (WITI) — They were heroes on the battlefield. Now, they’re heroes on the ballfield! They are the proud members of the Wounded Warrior amputee softball team. “It is a comeback story for every one of these players. No matter where they go, they’re treated well by small town America, big town America — everybody,” Dave Wege said. Truer words were never spoken, because no comeback in sports can come close to the ones the men on the Wounded Warrior […]

  • sandy costigan

    “These are my living angels:” Huge benefit held for Badgers lineman’s mom, diagnosed with kidney cancer

    WIND LAKE (WITI) — On most Saturdays in the fall, Kyle Costigan lives out his dream as a Badgers football player. But last Saturday was a bye week — and that gave Kyle a chance to be with his mother, and witness an outpouring of love for her during an incredibly difficult time. Everybody, including one of his high school teachers, pulls for Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Kyle Costigan. A 6’5″ 319-pounder, the fifth-year senior was a star at Muskego […]

  • trotter twins

    “It’s been an amazing experience:” Milwaukee twins in their senior season, playing football for the Badgers

    MADISON (WITI) — The Trotter twins have had opponents seeing double on the football field for years. As the clock winds down on their Wisconsin Badgers careers, the two are tighter now than ever before — and you might say they’re having twice as much fun! The Trotter twins brought double impact at Marquette University High School — Michael as a safety and Marcus as a linebacker. Fast-forward to their senior seasons at the University of Wisconsin. Marcus is a […]

  • leslie matthews

    “I’m passionate about this:” Clay Matthews’ mom, Leslie works to make the game as safe as possible

    GREEN BAY (WITI) — Not too many people can call Packers linebacker Clay Matthews a “Momma’s Boy” and get away with it. Truth be told, #52 might tell you that she’s been the backbone of the family from day one. Leslie Matthews will tell you that raising the Packers star linebacker wasn’t easy. These days, her son’s in the business of giving out hard hits. As a youngster, he took a few of his own. “He was a great kid, […]

  • homeschool football

    Their school cancelled varsity football, but some Nicolet students are still getting the opportunity to play

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — This high school football team doesn’t play in a league, but in many ways, they’re in a league of their own. Just ask a couple of teammates who thought their prep careers were over when their school dropped varsity football. “Freshman through senior, we have 28 kids, and that’s the kind of team that we typically have. We work some miracles with God’s help to play as good a football as we do,” Coach Larry Galeener said. […]

  • Blitz

    New Berlin football comes together for greater cause

    NEW BERLIN (WITI) — Two arch rivals met on the high school gridiron tonight. But the community came together for a greater cause on Friday, September 5th. New Berlin Eisenhower High School vs. New Berlin West High School played for the 43rd straight year on Friday. A group, Decca, passed out hats in the concession stands, raising money for muscular dystrophy. “Beyond just being a ¬†great rivalry cross town with New Berlin West, it’s an opportunity for our community leaders […]

  • jabari parker

    A positive role model: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker says he wants to inspire young people

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Time will tell if Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker becomes the best player in the NBA’s talented class of 2014. But this much is a slam dunk: When his career is over, Parker wants to be remembered as much for the points he scores off the court, as on. The Bucks are counting on top draft pick Jabari Parker to fill up the stat sheet, now that he has his own NBA card. The players’ choice to […]

  • high school blitz

    “Coming together for one cause, everyone wins:” Two schools inspired to build an all abilities playground

    ST. FRANCIS (WITI) –It was a great scene before the game between St. Thomas More and St. Francis, the captains include 11-year-old Logan. Logan has been the inspiration for an ability center that’s coming together in St. Francis and it’s being done in concert by both schools. Foes on the field, but friends off it for a greater cause. “Logan is a shaken baby survivor, when he was a month old and hes been in special needs classes his entire […]

  • Gary Pinter

    It’s never too late to get back into shape: In his 60s, Milwaukee man is a true inspiration!

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — They say life begins at 40. Maybe 50 — but thanks to the Senior Olympics, and a challenge from a loved one, Gary Pinter is 60-something and going strong! “I was team photographer as one of the parents for Marquette University, and I’m out there trying to run all these cross country tracks through the woods, and I couldn’t keep up with these kids,” Pinter said. Pinter was proud to be at Marquette’s cross country meets. His […]

  • fox6 sports blitz

    Packers trade Worthy to Patriots

    Green Bay – After two injury-filled seasons, plus an entire offseason, the Packers have traded defensive end Jerel Worthy to the New England Patriots for a conditional future pick. Worthy, who’s been sidelined by a bad back, has to be cleared by the Patriots before the deal goes through. The 2012 second round pick from UCLA is one of 3 players picked in that class (safety Jerron McMillian linebacker Terrell Manning) who are now longer with the team.  


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