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
  • Ty'Rese West

    Loved ones left with more questions than answers after 18-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting

    RACINE — Family members and friends of Ty’Rese West, 18, killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, June 15, came together Sunday to speak out after West’s death. The officer-involved shooting happened near 24th Street and Racine Street in Mount Pleasant around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said a Mount Pleasant officer tried to make contact with West, who was on a bike, but he fled. After a short pursuit, the officer noticed West was armed. Police said […]

  • Prosecutors: Officer-involved shooting at Appleton transit center ruled justified

    APPLETON – Prosecutors say the officer-involved shooting that happened at the Appleton transit Center on May 15 was ruled justified — and the officers involved will not face any criminal charges. The gunfire killed a Wausau man identified as Ruben Houston, firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard, and also injured a police officer and bystander. “After consideration of all available evidence, an assessment of applicable legal rules and principles, I conclude that Sgt. Biese and Officer Christensen acted in an objectively reasonable manner […]

  • Alejandro Gonzales

    Prosecutors: Man led pursuit reaching 130 mph after hit-and-run involving squad

    RACINE COUNTY — A Kenosha man is facing a felony charge after prosecutors said he led law enforcement on a pursuit reaching speeds of 130 miles per hour after a hit-and-run crash involving a squad. The pursuit happened Saturday, June 8 in Mount Pleasant. Alejandro Gonzales, 27, faces one count of attempting to flee or elude an officer. According to a criminal complaint, around 3:30 a.m., Mount Pleasant police learned of a pursuit involving a red Dodge Challenger and Wisconsin […]

  • Kalin Sunde

    ‘Don’t make me stab the dog:’ Kalin Sunde charged in pursuit, standoff involving stolen van

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — Charges were filed Tuesday, June 11 against Kalin Sunde, 31, of Pewaukee in connection with a pursuit and five-hour standoff involving a stolen minivan on Tuesday, June 4 near I-94 and Highway 67 in the Village of Summit. Sunde faces the following charges: Drive or operate a vehicle without owner’s consent Felony bail jumping Failure to comply with officer’s attempt to take a person into custody, as party to a crime Failure to comply with officer’s attempt […]

  • Calvin Freeman

    Milwaukee man faces federal sex trafficking charges in case spanning multiple states, decades

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man faces federal charges in a human trafficking case that spans not only a handful of states, but also decades, according to prosecutors. The alleged sex trafficking operation involved a number of victims, some still unidentified, going back years — and across the country. In August 2018, police were called to the Stratosphere Hotel at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, where a battered woman, a possible sex trafficking victim, was waiting for her […]

  • Neighbors tackled alleged burglar trying to break into vehicles in Brewers Hill

    ‘Sick and tired of this:’ Neighbors tackled alleged burglar trying to break into vehicles in Brewers Hill

    MILWAUKEE — An alleged burglar targeting vehicles was taken to the ground in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, June 9 — with fed up residents taking matters into their own hands. Neighbors called vehicle break-ins and burglaries an ongoing problem. When a woman spotted two men breaking into vehicles Sunday afternoon, she and others jumped into action. “Whose car was he getting into just now?” a neighbor asked in video from the scene. “They were looking at all of […]

  • West Allis road detour causing dangerous driving in quiet neighborhood

    WEST ALLIS — A West Allis neighborhood is upset a traffic detour has brought all kinds of noise to their quiet community. Work to repair a water main in the area is almost complete, but the detour has been a main concern for some who live in the little corner of the city. “They’re cutting the corner sharply so they’re cutting into oncoming traffic. It’s a blind spot on this corner which creates an additional hazard,” said Joshua Kuehn, lives […]

  • K-9 Deputy ‘Justice’ on the mend after being stabbed in Waukesha County standoff

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — After hours of negotiations, a standoff in Waukesha County came to a head and an end in about a 30-minute span. The incident left one man shot, a woman in custody, and a sheriff’s K-9 stabbed. “During the struggle it is believed the female stabbed a Waukesha County K-9,” said Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson. Deputy Justice is one of several K-9 cops featured on the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page; from his eighth birthday party […]

  • Port Washington police, fire crews rescued 9-year-old boy trapped under dumpster

    Port Washington police, fire crews rescued 9-year-old boy trapped under dumpster

    PORT WASHINGTON — The mother of a Port Washington boy praised police officers and firefighters who came to her son’s rescue Sunday evening, June 2 after the boy got stuck in an unusual spot — under a dumpster. It all started with a missing baseball, and the boy quickly found himself in a bit of a pickle. “We got a lot of guys on this department with a lot of experience, and this is the first time we’ve seen something […]

  • Former Northridge Mall

    ‘For 10 years, they did nothing:’ Mayor Barrett responds to plans to rehabilitate Northridge Mall 

    MILWAUKEE — The years-long saga regarding the former Northridge Mall continues, with the property’s owner appealing the city’s plans to take a wrecking ball to the place. Looking to the future, lawyers for the Chinese firm that owns the abandoned mall released renderings showing the company’s plans for the dilapidated property. City leaders called into question the company’s timing. “For 10 years, they did absolutely nothing, and so we feel that this may be, and we don’t know for certain, […]

  • Wisconsin Democrats gather in Milwaukee for state convention

    MILWAUKEE — After the April State Supreme court election led to a letdown for state Democrats, following last fall’s sweep of Democratic candidates into statewide offices, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin rallying its members this weekend at its annual convention for what it sees as a decisive interim ahead of the city hosting the Democratic National Convention, and the 2020 general elections. Gov. Tony Evers, along with US Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Gwen Moore, addressing the hundreds of delegates […]

  • Abele’s demo plans for lakefront mansion raising concerns among former owners, preservationists

    SHOREWOOD — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s plans to raze a nearly 100-year-old lakefront mansion is raising some eyebrows, from the Shorewood Historical Society to those who used to live in the home. “We understand we’re fighting against a billionaire,” said Sarah Hambrook, whose parents sold Abele the home in January. “We understand that this house never had historic designation, and honestly, it never occurred to us that anybody would think about altering this house, so it’s something we never […]

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