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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
  • Milwaukee-area nonprofits met virtually to brainstorm 'strategies to survive' pandemic

    Milwaukee-area nonprofits met virtually to brainstorm ‘strategies to survive’ pandemic

    MILWAUKEE — From educational resources for children with autism, to activities for those with disabilities, charities are feeling a pinch as a result of the coronavirus. COVID-19 is impacting their mission, in general, and how they raise funds to fulfill that mission. In the era of social distancing, more than two dozen groups from across the state, many with missions involving those with special needs, dialed into a call organized by the Community Resource Network Wednesday, April 8. “Unfortunately, some […]

  • Mixed emotions amid long lines to vote on Milwaukee's south side

    ‘Some are real nervous:’ Mixed emotions amid long lines to vote on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — Thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in line to cast ballots at overcrowded polling places on Tuesday, April 7, straining the state’s ability to hold a presidential primary election in the grip of an escalating pandemic. At Hamilton High School near 60th Street and Morgan Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side, poll workers — including members of the Wisconsin National Guard — worked to move the public through as quickly –and safely — as possible. “Never have gone through […]

  • Homemade masks

    The Masked Sewists: SE WI seamstresses, seamsters crafted 12K+ masks in roughly 2 weeks’ time

    BUTLER — In a roughly two-week span, seamstresses and some seamsters in southeast Wisconsin have sewn together much-needed masks for health care workers amid the coronavirus pandemic — the volunteers stitched together though social media, and a call for help. Superheroes, at least a good number of them, wear capes, from Superman to the Caped Crusader, and Wonder Woman, but not all heroes wear capes. In this case, they wear masks. It’s said that a stitch in time saves nine, […]

  • Small business owners call for more financial support, direction from lawmakers as pandemic continues

    MILWAUKEE — Urban Harvest Brewing Company‘s taproom might be closed, but owners Steve Pribek and Mark Kaminski are still manning the phones and brewing beer. “We want it to be as much ‘business as usual’ on the brewing side, as possible,” Kaminski said. As the bulk of the taproom’s business is done by the pour, the pandemic has forced Kaminski and Pribek to re-tool. So, with a few keystrokes and a couple of clicks, you can still get their craft […]

  • Questions swirl as Wisconsin marches toward scheduled April election: ‘We are up to this task’

    MILWAUKEE — In a hearing Wednesday, April 1 Western District of Wisconsin Federal Judge William Conley said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic hasn’t hampered people’s voting rights — at least not yet. Gov. Tony Evers will use the National Guard to work inside polling places on April 7 given the shortage of poll workers statewide. Though, Conley added that it’s not the job of the governor and the Republican-controlled legislature to prevent the spread of the virus. “I think we are […]

  • ‘Urgent need’ for poll workers creates questions of what to expect on April 7

    MILWAUKEE — If you’re planning on heading to the polls Tuesday, April 7 to cast your vote, odds are you’re going to have to go someplace else. Officials in Milwaukee, as well as Wauwatosa, consolidated polling sites in light of the public health threat of COVID-19 and decreasing numbers of Election Day workers. “It’s spread out across the state. There is no one area. The shortage is truly statewide,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) administrator. “We are working […]

  • Clare Hall

    ‘Moving quickly:’ 1st referrals stay at former seminary building set up to protect homeless from COVID-19

    ST. FRANCIS — With the number of positive cases of the coronavirus growing by the day in Milwaukee County (663 as of Monday afternoon, March 30), officials have urged people to follow the guidelines of Governor Tony Evers’ and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread. However, that request isn’t easy if you don’t have a safe place to stay. A former seminary building in St. Francis began using the homeless Monday night — among the most […]

  • ‘Perfect time:’ Amid COVID-19, experts suggest turning collectibles into cash, evaluating expenses

    PEWAUKEE — The coronavirus isn’t just a health problem. From child care to lost wages or unemployment, it also impacts your wallet, and money management experts say it’s a good time to review your financial situation. With budgets stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic, and COVID-19 leading to record high unemployment claims, money managers say it’s time to take your unused items, and much more, and turn them into cash. “Perfect time for that, and there’s so many apps that […]

  • Germantown native’s Olympic dream dashed after Tokyo games postponed

    SAN FRANCISCO — Germantown native and UW-Madison biochemistry grad Michael Knippen flew off to California to pursue his dreams. But those dreams have been put on hold. California’s under a shelter-in-place order to prevent the further spread of the highly contagious coronavirus that has shuttered businesses and shut-in residents. “I like the quote, ‘if we’re successful with the shelter in place, it’ll seem like it was all for nothing,’ because nothing bad will happen, which is I think a great […]

  • Milwaukee

    ‘Be careful:’ Milwaukee man who died from COVID-19 was an MPS employee

    MILWAUKEE — As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County continues to grow higher, so does the data that health experts are poring over. “Positivity rate has increased by about 3%, so we’re about 15.4% for positivity rate,” said Jeanette Kowalik, City of Milwaukee health commissioner. The Milwaukee County medical examiner said Wednesday, March 25 that a 60-year-old African American man died in his home near Midtown as a result of complications from COVID-19. […]

  • Orders issued to curb COVID-19 spread, Milwaukee County officials stress staying home

    MILWAUKEE — As cities turn into ghost towns, people are urged to limit interactions to five people total and trips outside the home are asked to be limited to essential needs. While flagrantly flouting the state order could lead to law enforcement stepping in, the punishment of not following the order could be far worse. “The penalty of not staying at home is simply and definitively more deaths in our community,” said Dr. Ben Weston of the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency […]

  • Telemedicine

    Wisconsin Hospital Association: ‘Telemedicine is especially valuable’ in fight aganist COVID-19

    MILWAUKEE — With some hospitals facing a crisis point, grappling with thousands of cases of the novel coronavirus, and trying to overcome critical shortages amid the pandemic, telemedicine, an important part of preventative care, has grown in popularity. If you’re feeling ill enough, normally, you would call your doctor to schedule an appointment, but health experts have noted telemedicine to be an important part of the fight against COVID-19. It’s been said that 90% of a diagnosis is a conversation […]

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