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Bill Miston is an award-winning journalist, currently working for WITI-TV FOX6 in Milwaukee. He has more than ten years of journalism and reporting experience, having worked for Chicago, Champaign, Ill., Rockford, Ill., Green Bay, Wis., and Oklahoma City news operations. 

Bill came to WITI from its Oklahoma City sister station, KFOR-TV, in April 2019 where he spent more than two years covering wildfires, state politics, crime, and local and federal courts. He also served as a fill-in anchor.

If Bill looks familiar to FOX6 viewers, that’s because he is. He previously worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WLUK-TV Fox 11 News in Green Bay for four-plus years, covering business/municipal development, crime, state and federal politics, and features reporting.

In 2016, Bill won the award for Best Sports Reporting Award in the state from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the story of a high school athlete and college recruit forced to quit football because of concussions, and the effects that continued to impact his life.

Bill’s work as been featured on NBC, CNN, FOX News, The Associated Press and other television stations across the country.

Before arriving in Green Bay in 2011, he spent more than three years as a multimedia journalist, producer and fill-in sports anchor at Rockford’s NBC affiliate, WREX-TV. Bill also spent time working as a field producer, writer, editor and photographer in Chicago and Champaign, Ill. television newsrooms.

A native of Chicago’s south suburbs, he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, specializing in political science and speech communication.

Bill’s journalism career began at the University of Illinois, starting as a reporter with Illini Media Company — the independent, student-run media organization — in 2004.

Bill is excited to be back in Wisconsin. When he’s not working, you can usually find him hiking, camping, downhill skiing, or on an area body of water with (or without) one or two skis strapped to his feet. Bill is a show skier, 3-event competitive water skier, and certified ski instructor.

Recent Articles
  • Daniel Navarro, Phillip Thiessen

    Prosecutors: ‘Targeting white person,’ Fond du Lac man intentionally killed motorcyclist

    FOND DU LAC — A man is facing first-degree intentional homicide and hate crime charges in connection with a fatal Fond du Lac County crash. Prosecutors say the Fond du Lac man told investigators he was “targeting a white person” when he swerved into the path of a motorcyclist on July 3 — hitting the bike head-on. The crash happened in the area of Winnebago Drive and Taycheedah Way in the town of Taycheedah. The victim, 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen, was a […]

  • Economic disruption of COVID-19 pandemic leads to national coin shortage, rise in contactless payment

    MILWAUKEE — Like a penny into a wishing well, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on the number of coins available across the country — a national coin shortage. You might have seen signs at the gas station or grocery store asking that you pay in exact change or go cashless. Meijer stores are still offering customers the ability to pay with their still-good greenbacks, just not in the self-checkout lanes. “I know when I first read it, […]

  • Caledonia K-9 Officer Cory Radke rescued dog from burning home

    ‘A Lion King moment:’ Bodycam captured Caledonia officer rescuing dog from house engulfed in flames

    RACINE — It’s said cats have nine lives, but two dogs are lucky to be alive thanks to a Caledonia Police Department K-9 officer who pulled one of the canines from a burning home on Monday afternoon, July 6. CPD released the dramatic body camera video Tuesday. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, Caledonia K-9 Officer Cory Radke and his partner, Lou, were on their way home when he saw a lot of smoke in the sky. “Then dispatch is […]

  • Vanessa Guillen

    ‘We demand an independent investigation:’ Milwaukee vigil honors Vanessa Guillen

    MILWAUKEE — An Army commander confirmed Monday, July 6 that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to Spc. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base.  Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, a group gathered Monday evening and said they want this case to mean more to future women in the military. Several hundred gathered in Kosciuszko Park to demand justice for the family of Spc. Guillen. “We demand an independent […]

  • After closed-door meeting, FPC needs more time to complete chief’s 6-month job review

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission met behind closed doors Tuesday night, June 30 to review community and MPD input regarding Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales — part of the process for the chief’s six-month job review. With the session closed to the public, it’s unclear what commissioners discussed, but the FPC’s executive director said afterwards that, based on information reviewed during this meeting, commissioners will need more time to complete the chief’s review. The FPC quickly went […]

  • Brown figurine hanging by looped ribbon found in Milwaukee fire station

    MFD: Brown figurine hanging by looped ribbon found in Milwaukee fire station

    MILWAUKEE — Internal discipline charges are expected as soon as this week in connection with an incident that occurred in February at a Milwaukee Fire Department fire station. MFD officials clarified this is an internal matter with no involvement from the district attorney’s office. While officials said there was no targeted intent, there was a failure to foster an environment where this incident would’ve been stopped and questioned. FOX6 was given this photo of the small doll — hanging by […]

  • Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson

    Wauwatosa Common Council moves forward with plans for body cameras after 3 high-profile deaths

    WAUWATOSA — The Wauwatosa Common Council Monday, June 29 took a step toward officers wearing body cameras after three high-profile officer-involved deaths. During the in-person and virtual committee-of-the-whole meeting Monday night, council members voted unanimously to send the plan to the city’s government and financial committees. Equipping Wauwatosa officers with body cameras is a step protesters said Monday is one that’s finally headed in the right direction after three high-profile fatal officer-involved shootings over the past five years involving the […]

  • Prayer service for racial justice at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

    MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee holding a prayer service tonight, decrying racism and injustice while praying for peace and justice to come. “How long, o’ Lord, how long? how long must we labor against inequality and shield our loved ones from harm?” A prayer service at the Cathedral Thursday night was more than just a service for 22-year-old Anthony Mensah. “I think having events like these, having spaces where we can give up our troubles, our fears — whatever […]

  • ATF seeking man wanted for fire-bombing Madison government building amid unrest

    MADISON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of a man believed to be responsible for the fire-bombing at a downtown Madison government building early Wednesday morning, June 24. Protesters toppled statues, vandalized buildings and are accused of assaulting a Democratic state senator on video at the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday night into Wednesday after daylong protests turned violent. Around 1 a.m. […]

  • VP’s planned stops in Waukesha, Pewaukee come with COVID-19 gathering guidelines in place

    WAUKESHA — Vice President Mike Pence will be joined by Secretary Betsy DeVos and participate in a School Choice roundtable at Waukesha STEM Academy on Tuesday, June 23. Afterward, VP Pence will deliver remarks  around 1 p.m. at the Faith In America Event at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee. Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will also be speaking during the pre-program. If you are interested in attending the event, tickets are available online HERE on a first-come, first-served basis. The […]

  • Protests in Port Washington/Waukesha

    ‘We need to educate:’ Protesters seeking social justice march in Port Washington, Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — Since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, marchers have filled the streets around the world — calling for social justice and reforms, hoping to educate those who have the privilege of looking the other way. On Sunday, June 21, demonstrators took their messages to Port Washington and Waukesha. The first step to solving a problem is acknowledging that there’s a problem in the first place. Sabrina Benson and Natalie Kelm might be separated by age, towns […]

  • Authorities seek Fort Atkinson man in connection to deadly Jefferson County incident

    TOWN OF SUMNER, Wis. —  The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating the deaths of two individuals and a fire in the Town of Sumner. A news release says on the evening of Tuesday, June 16, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in Sumner for a possible burglary. When authorities arrived on the scene, a deputy observed two individuals laying on the driveway, […]

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