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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
  • ‘Alleviate some of the stress:’ Crews begin setting up mask decontamination system in Madison

    MADISON — At an undisclosed Madison building, workers on Tuesday, May 5 prepared for what could be a large operation. Behind a massive plastic curtain, FOX6’s cameras captured four chambers designed to decontaminate used N95 masks — part of the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS). “This is to try and control our environment as much as we can,” Battelle’s Caitlyn Farragher said. “The racks inside is where we’ll line up all the masks inside.” The system uses hydrogen peroxide […]

  • Birds Eye Frozen Foods

    National Guard to test workers at Birds Eye plant in Darien; roughly 100 diagnosed with COVID-19

    DARIEN — The Wisconsin National Guard will conduct COVID-19 testing at the Birds Eye plant in Darien, a spokesman with the Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services. This, after Conagra Foods officials said operations were suspended at the facility as of April 17, with approximately 100 employees diagnosed with COVID-19 as of April 27. The Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services’ Emergency Operations Center requested National Guard assistance in setting up on-site testing at Birds Eye. […]

  • Marco Skenandore -- Two young men found dead in garage near 35th and State

    18-year-old, 16-year-old found dead in garage; police investigate possible CO poisoning

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police were called to a home near 35th Street and State Street Saturday, May 2, where they found two young men dead in a closed garage. A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were found dead inside a vehicle, police said. The medical examiner said they are investigating this as a probable accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. No foul play is suspected. The victims were positively identified by the medical examiner Tuesday, May 5 as Marcholee Skenandore, 18, who was […]

  • ‘They didn’t deserve this:’ Family of victims, gunman in 12th and Locust shooting left with pain, questions

    MILWAUKEE — Prosecutors charged Christopher Stokes with five counts of intentional homicide, Thursday, April 30 after he allegedly gunned down five relatives inside a Milwaukee home. Two of Stokes’ nieces spoke exclusively with FOX6 News, heartbroken over the homicide. One of them lost two children in the grisly shooting, and the family says they have no idea why. “I miss them so much. They didn’t deserve this,” said Tameka Stokes. “It’s still so unreal to me to even think that […]

  • George Matthews

    ‘It did not work:’ Advocate, vet treated with hydroxychloroquine before death due to COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — George Matthews, a Milwaukee advocate and Army veteran, will be laid to rest Thursday, April 30, after passing away at the age of 67 as a result of complications of COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way veterans are honored when they die. Matthews was saluted Wednesday, April 29 by members of the American Legion, as his sister questioned a treatment he was given that has yet to be proven effective. “It is a magnificent loss to […]

  • ‘We’re just ecstatic:’ Milwaukee woman who ‘whooped the mess out of coronavirus’ celebrates 89th birthday

    MILWAUKEE — Opal Neal’s family said she “whooped the mess out of coronavirus.” Her battles wasn’t easy, making her 89th birthday on Tuesday extra special. A sweet serenade, loved ones lifted their voices for Opal who listened from the window of her living facility. “Today, we wanted to come together. Today is my grandmother’s 89th birthday,” Melesha Spears, Opal’s granddaughter, said. The birthday visit was overwhelming and the milestone didn’t come easy. Opal recently recovered from a frightening fight against […]

  • Five killed in shooting near 12th and Locust

    5 killed in shooting near 12th and Locust, 911 caller ‘who stated his family was dead’ arrested

    MILWAUKEE — A 911 call Monday morning, April 27 led to the discovery of five people shot dead in a home near 12th Street and Locust Street — and the arrest of the caller. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the call came in around 10:30 a.m. from a man who said his family was dead. When officers arrived on scene, they found five deceased victims — ranging in age from 14 years old to 41 years old. “Our prayers […]

  • Opal Neal

    Milwaukee mother of 14 ‘whooped the mess out of coronavirus’ days before 89th birthday

    MILWAUKEE — An 88-year-old Milwaukee woman was released from the hospital after a weeks-long, life-threatening battle with the coronavirus. After a long and emotional two weeks in the hospital, Opal Neal’s family finally got to see her in person Sunday, April 26 — gaining strength at a rehabilitation facility. It was a day for song and celebration, with masks not muffling the musical family preparing to see their matriarch for the first time in weeks. “We just want to hurry […]

  • ‘What’s best for the city:’ Hartford to ease back on enforcing ‘Safer at Home’

    HARTFORD — The City of Hartford’s mayor says they are not encouraging businesses to re-open, but beginning Monday, leaders and law enforcement likely won’t stop them. “We are not flinging open the doors and telling all the businesses that they can open. What we’re doing is giving them the freedom,” said Hartford Mayor Timothy Michalak. “You should check with your employees, you should check with your clients or customers. You should check with your insurance company. ” City leaders said […]

  • George Matthews

    ‘Biggest heart in the state:’ Longtime Milwaukee community advocate died due to complications of COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — George Matthews had a passion for people, and fought hard for equality. The longtime Milwaukee community advocate who made it his life’s work to uplift those in need passed away due to complications of COVID-19. Matthews worked at the Social Development Commission — fighting for others. “The biggest heart in the state of Wisconsin,” said Diane Beckley. “George was a tireless worker in the community,” said Shelton Watkins. “Invested, passionate type of person,” said Elmer Moore. At the […]

  • Gloria Robinson

    ‘She was superwoman:’ Shorewood restaurant owner passed away after battling COVID-19

    SHOREWOOD — Gloria Robinson had a zest for life, and high standards when it came to running her business with her husband — Nino’s Southern Sides in Shorewood. “She was just a fantastic, phenomenal woman,” said Lamont Robinson, Gloria’s son. Like the food she cooked at her Shorewood restaurant, Gloria Robinson brought comfort to the soul. “Even though she was small in stature, she was probably the strongest person I have ever known,” said Lamont Robinson. The 64-year-old got sick […]

  • ‘Compliance is necessary:’ Milwaukee city leaders stand by Gov. Evers’ orders

    MILWAUKEE — Here in the city of Milwaukee, many leaders and police are standing by the governor’s orders as frustrations seem to mount over the extension. “We’re all frustrated, but the way for us to get out of this is to comply with the stay at home order,” Mayor Tom Barrett. “It’s hard to bend that curve down,” Chris Abele said. “It only takes a few mistakes to start bending it back up quickly.” Milwaukee leaders focused on flattening the […]

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