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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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    “It’s intense!” Menomonee Falls H.S. seniors prevail over juniors at annual powder puff football game

    MENOMONEE FALLS — Powder puff football: in the U.S. and Canada, they’re flag or touch football games between girls from junior and senior classes in high school. The way they play at Menomonee Falls, goes beyond the game. “We take it pretty seriously here,” said Vander Slayden, senior. Welcome to the annual powder puff football game at Menomonee Falls High School between the junior and the seniors. “But before the game we do shake hands and we do talk to each […]

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    “She can hit just as hard:” Shorewood middle school girl breaks stereotype, plays football with the boys

    SHOREWOOD — Bring it on boys! That’s what one Shorewood Middle School girl is saying. She’s playing offense, defense and special teams for her youth football team that’s all boys. But this is something she might have been born to do. Football is usually seen as a game for boys and men. But Shorewood eighth grader, Sabina Lofton, is changing all that. “Just playing the sport, I’ve always loved football,” said Lofton. This is actually Sabina’s third season of playing with […]

  • Dr. Dennis Miller

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    MILWAUKEE — “Catching a football and throwing a football and tackling — that’s here today and gone tomorrow and it doesn’t matter, and won’t serve you anywhere the rest of your life.” Those words seem strange — coming from a college head football coach. “Coach Miller, I have chats with him all the time about life — like not even just football,” Anthony Rodriguez, senior quarterback and captain at Wisconsin Lutheran College said. “Me and Coach Miller talk about my career aspirations all […]

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    “She was one shining light:” South Milwaukee H.S. honors student who passed away unexpectedly

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  • Bill Schroeder

    “I’m blessed:” Former Brewers Bill ‘Rock’ Schroeder recounts playing days in new book

    MILWAUKEE — Baseball is his life. In fact, he’s become a Milwaukee institution. Only this time, we’re not talking about Bob Uecker! Former Milwaukee Brewers catcher Bill Schroeder was behind the plate on April 15th, 1987, when Robin Yount’s diving catch in Baltimore, preserved Juan Nieves’ no hitter — the only one in franchise history. It’s been a magic carpet ride ever since. “I’m blessed; being around here in Milwaukee and being with the Brewers, I’ve met so many wonderful […]

  • John Jaeckel

    “I’m not my body:” Sailing is his passion, and he won’t let the incurable disease take that away from him

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  • Felix Mantilla Little League Team

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