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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 requests $50M federal grant ‘to provide a safe and secure environment’ at 2020 DNC

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee is months away from hosting the Democratic National Convention when delegates converge on Fiserv Forum to nominate the democratic presidential candidate to face President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. City officials say security for the president’s campaign rally at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Jan. 14 was an example of what the public should expect to see for the DNC. “(It) was a good snippet of what you’re going to be seeing in the near future this […]

  • Pres. Trump protest in Milwaukee

    ‘We will never stay silent:’ Groups unite for protest during Pres. Trump’s Milwaukee rally

    MILWAUKEE — As Democrats prepared for their last debate before primary voting commences, President Donald Trump was eager to provide political counter-programming in a nearby battleground state. President Trump arrived in Wisconsin Tuesday night, Jan. 14 for a rally in Milwaukee coinciding with the final Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, which holds its kickoff caucuses on Feb. 3. Near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena, multiple groups came together Tuesday evening — led by the Coalition to March on the […]

  • ‘It’s going to be congested:’ Pres. Trump rally, Bucks game will make for a busy downtown on Tuesday

    MILWAUKEE — President Donald Trump scheduled a rally in Milwaukee Tuesday evening, Jan. 14 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and with a Milwaukee Bucks game taking place at the same time across the street at Fiserv Forum, police and Bucks officials asked people to expect closures and delays, and plan ahead. The Bucks take on the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. Tuesday — the same time President Trump is expected to speak in the Brew City. It’ll […]

  • South Shore Yacht Club

    ‘Freak storm’ damaged Port Milwaukee, South Shore Yacht Club, Pleasant Prairie home

    BAY VIEW — The winter storm that brought freezing rain/wintry mix and then snow to southeast Wisconsin starting Friday night, Jan. 10 caused damage at Port Milwaukee, the South Shore Yacht Club, and a home in Pleasant Prairie — teetering over Lake Michigan on Saturday. It wasn’t so much the snow that caused the damage, but rather, the wind and waves, which resulted in decking strewn about like matchsticks near the South Shore Yacht Club — with freezing temperatures leading […]

  • Residents continue ‘slowly rebuilding’ after 60th and Hawley water main break

    MILWAUKEE — Nearly two weeks after a water main break sent water flooding into people’s homes along Hawley Road near I-94 in Milwaukee, residents got answers as to how to file claims with the city. For those affected, things are as normal as could be expected. And from the state of where things were just a week and a half ago — as the water went down, things can now only go up for residents. “Lost her truck. We lost […]

  • Milwaukee County Jail inmate dies at hospital after being found unconscious with ‘ligature around his neck’

    MILWAUKEE — A 34-year-old inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail died Tuesday, Jan, 7 at an area hospital after he was found in his cell with a “ligature around his neck” on Sunday, Jan. 5. According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, a correctional officer was doing rounds at the jail Sunday and opened a cell door to check on Nicholas Stadtmueller. There, the officer found Stadtmueller had tied something around his neck and was unconscious. Medical attention was immediately […]

  • Amanda Smith and Quinton Greene

    ‘Now, I’m burying her:’ Man says ‘I wish I didn’t leave’ before fiancee killed in crash on New Year’s Day

    MILWAUKEE — The fiance of a woman killed by a suspected drunk driver early on New Year’s Day talked exclusively with FOX6 News Tuesday, Jan. 7 — on the mend physically after his release from the hospital, but devastated emotionally after losing the love of his life. New Year’s Eve for Quinton Greene and Amanda Smith was likely no different than countless couples — spending the day with family, and then heading to Water Street to ring in 2020, before heading […]

  • Amanda Smith, Lequinton Greene, Eugene Scull, fatal crash at 35th and Congress

    ‘(Her fiance) watched her pass:’ Suspected drunk driver accused in head-on New Year’s Day crash

    MILWAUKEE — A man facing homicide charges in connection with a fatal crash on New Year’s Day told investigators he couldn’t remember it, prosecutors said, noting Eugene Scull admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana in the hours prior to the collision near 35th Street and Congress Street around 3 a.m. Jan. 1. Scull was in court Sunday, Jan. 5, as the family of Amanda Smith planned her funeral, instead of her wedding. Cash bond was set at $50,000 for 44-year-old […]

  • Packers/Seahawks (Getty Images)

    ‘We fear (Russell Wilson):’ Some Packers fans say Eagles an easier path to NFC Championship

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12 at Lambeau Field after Seattle beat the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Jan. 5. During the game, FOX6 News picked fans’ brains about their preferred playoff matchup. While more than a few Seahawks and Eagles fans were hoping their teams’ season would be extended at least another week, with the banged-up Eagles getting the loss, Seattle wasn’t the team most Packers fans were hoping for. With the Packers […]

  • ‘It was gut-wrenching:’ Wauwatosa teens hit by semi, injured in Adams County crash

    WAUWATOSA — Wauwatosa schools were back in session Thursday, but a few seniors were missing — including Rhonda Ronsman’s son, Keaton Begos. “He didn’t want to go back today, which made perfect sense because none of his friends are there,” Ronsman says. “They just really enjoy each other’s time. They’re like brothers. They’re like family.” The group was spending part of Christmas break at a relative’s cabin when the Adams County sheriff says the van they were in failed to […]

  • Wisconsin Badgers/Rose Bowl (Getty Images)

    Badgers fans root for Bucky at Milwaukee bar: ‘The Rose Bowl is an admirable game to be part of’

    MILWAUKEE — Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All. FOX6 News caught up with hopeful fans during the big game at Stubby’s on Humboldt Boulevard in Milwaukee. “One day I want to go to the Tournament of Roses Parade just to say […]

  • Moment of silence for victims of violence at inaugural NYE program at Milwaukee church

    Moment of silence for victims of violence at inaugural NYE program at Milwaukee church

    MILWAUKEE — Violence affects not just victims, but communities, and as 2019 came to a close Tuesday, Dec. 31, people inside the House of Prayer church near 60th Street and Fond du Lac Avenue shared stories of pain with hope of starting 2020 off right. The church hosted an inaugural New Year’s Eve “Meals Against Violence” program, which included a moment of silence for victims of violence. “I’ve never really shared my story with people,” said Hope Osborne. “Violence not […]

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