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Aaron Maybin is a proud Milwaukee County native who joined the FOX6 News team in January 2018 covering breaking, feature and general assignment stories.

Aaron was born in Racine and grew up in Oak Creek. He graduated from Oak Creek High School before earning a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University.

Aaron comes to FOX6 News from WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina. While in the Lowcountry, he followed major stories, including the federal trial of Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof, Hurricanes Irma and Matthew and South Carolina’s “1000-year” flood. In 2017, he was nominated for an EMMY award for his breaking news coverage after a deputy was shot in the line of duty.

Aaron is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Recent Articles
  • ‘This is about saving lives:’ Milwaukee officials urge awareness as virus cases rise

    MILWAUKEE — As the coronavirus continues to spread from person to person in Milwaukee at a high rate, the city’s health department and other leaders have come up with meaningful messages. A series of PSAs launched by the Milwaukee Health Department is designed to increase awareness and share ways to stay healthy. City health leaders on Thursday night, March 26 said the largest concentrations of cases were in the central city and north side neighborhoods with a high density of […]

  • Lake Vista Park

    Amid stay-at-home orders, people enjoyed the outdoors in Oak Creek, some closer than others

    OAK CREEK — Governor Tony Evers’ Safer at Home” order took effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 — closing businesses nonessential businesses, banning gatherings of any size, and imposing month-long travel restrictions in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It didn’t stop people from spending time outside on what was a nice day with a high temperature of 60 degrees. FOX6 News found people enjoying spending time outdoors at Lake Vista Park in Oak Creek — […]

  • Principal Debi Harry

    ‘We have our kids’ well-being at heart:’ MPS principal connects by phone amid COVID-19 closures

    MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers on March 17 extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic, and with kids out of school, educators have been working hard to ensure students don’t fall behind, but also, to make sure they’re OK. Like so many adults, the coronavirus has meant working remotely for students. On Tuesday, March 24, FOX6 News got an inside look on how the principal at Grandview High School is making sure […]

  • Sherman Phoenix

    27 small businesses at Sherman Phoenix, many under a year old, forced to close due to COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — Business and restaurant owners and staff are adjusting to a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Sherman Phoenix rose from the ashes of the Sherman Park unrest in August 2016, and its 27 businesses are facing new challenges due to COVID-19. “Every day is an adventure here,” said Taj Pearsall with Buffalo Boss. Pearsall and other owners of young businesses at Sherman Phoenix are facing unprecedented challenges. “It’s definitely been less foot traffic,” said Pearsall. “We’re trying […]

  • State Rep. David Bowen tested positive for COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — State Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend after running a fever late last week, according to a news release Monday, March 23. Rep. Bowen was placed in quarantine at home, and while he is still fighting symptoms, he is in good spirits and recuperating, the release said. After learning of his diagnosis, Rep. Bowen released the following statement: “I found out early last week from the Shorewood Health Department that I had come […]

  • Lenard Wells

    69-year-old retired Milwaukee police lieutenant died from COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Sunday, March 22, that 381 people in the state tested positive for COVID-19. Milwaukee County’s map Sunday showed 183 confirmed cases, compared to 182 listed for the county by the state. The state number also did not include two positive cases confirmed Saturday in Dodge County. Of the four deaths, two were in Milwaukee County, one was in Ozaukee County, and one was in Fond du Lac County. The most recent death was confirmed by […]

  • Gov. Evers confirms 2 COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin

    MADISON — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers confirmed Thursday, March 19 two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County. “Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by these deaths, and to all those suffering from this virus,” said Gov. Evers. “We […]

  • Gov. Evers: Child care centers may not operate with more than 10 staff, 50 kids present

    MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday, March 18 directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to restrict the size of all child care settings, ordering that centers may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time, and more than 50 children present at a time. The restriction in size was set to take effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, to give child care providers and families time to make plans for care […]

  • Kimberley Bayer

    ‘Wanted to reach out:’ Milwaukee family creates neighborhood ‘mutual aid society’ amid coronavirus

    MILWAUKEE — With coronavirus closing schools and businesses, including bars and restaurants, and prompting Governor Tony Evers to issue a ban on gatherings of more than 10 on Tuesday, March 17, FOX6 News found neighbors offering a helping hand to those in need. At the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Tuesday, donated food from The Pfister Hotel from canceled events was loaded onto trucks by volunteers for distribution to United Way partner agencies. “There’s a good variety,” […]

  • MPS may implement social distancing, make adjustments to gatherings like lunch, assemblies

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Keith Posley announced on Thursday, March 12 that the school district closely monitoring coronavirus — and doing everything it can to slow its spread. “I want to report, we do not have not one confirmed case in the Milwaukee Public Schools at this time,” Posley said. “We are continuing to sanitize and disinfect schools throughout the district on a daily basis.” The superintendent indicated that officials may implement social distancing by making adjustments […]

  • Young patients in need of radiation treatment get boost from arsenal of art

    MILWAUKEE — A radiation therapist at Froedtert Hospital is designing and painting protective masks for young patients in need of radiation treatment. “I`ve made 16,” Courtney Belot said in early January. Paint and permanent markers make up her arsenal of art supplies. Belot has painted mesh masks to look like army helmets, princesses and pandas. For one young patient, she painted a popular emoji. “She wanted a poop emoji mask. She laughed [when she saw it],” Belot said. “She enjoyed it […]

  • Germantown woman, parents held on cruise ship to be relocated, quarantined at military base

    GERMANTOWN — A Germantown woman quarantined on a cruise ship docked in California said she was supposed to disembark Wednesday, March 11. The Grand Princess had more than 20 passengers on board who tested positive for coronavirus. Debbi Loftus boarded the ship in late February. Her plan was to travel to Hawaii and eventually come back home. On Wednesday, Loftus spoke with FOX6 News as she and her parents continued to be quarantined on the ship. At last check, she […]

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