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
  • Amarah "Jerica" Banks, Arzel Ivery, Camaria Banks, Zaniya Ivery

    ‘Worst nightmare ending:’ Missing mother, daughters found dead in garage; man in custody

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales confirmed that Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26, and her daughters, Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Ivery, 5, were found dead on Sunday, Feb. 16 in a rear garage near 47th Street and Burleigh Street — a day after an Amber Alert was issued for the children. The boyfriend of the mother was taken into custody in Tennessee. Chief Morales said Jerica Banks was reported missing to MPD by family on Feb. 9. It was […]

  • Milwaukee police need help in search for missing mother, daughters: ‘Something’s not right’

    MILWAUKEE —  The Milwaukee Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with locating the following missing persons. Amarah “Jerica” Banks, 26 Zaniya Ivery, 5 Camaria Banks, 4 Amarah Banks is described as a female, black, 5′ tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, and unknown clothing. Zaniya Ivery is described as a female, black, 2’5″ tall, 50 pounds, with brown eyes and long black hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat and a long sleeve shirt […]

  • Campus community remembers Marquette dean fatally struck by car: ‘A loss for the school’

    MILWAUKEE — Joe Daniels was among the field of thousands at the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon in 2012. Six years off his stage-four lymphoma diagnosis, the long-time runner had turned back to running to get in shape. “He beat cancer, and he had a really tough type to do that, which makes this accident that much more tragic, if you really think about it,” said Marc von der Ruhr. von der Ruhr, a former Marquette University student-turned mentee and friend, […]

  • ‘I was pushed:’ Woman says her stolen SUV struck city vehicle carrying Water Works employee

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Public Works employee was hurt in a crash Monday, Feb. 10 near Hampton Avenue and Hopkins Street when his city vehicle was struck by a stolen vehicle as the driver tried to outrun police. The vehicle’s owner said she was carjacked before the crash. Selcy Perkins said Monday morning was a typical one. “We wake up, and we get the day started,” said Perkins. “Told my daughter to get dressed. I came out at about 7:20, […]

  • Milwaukee police: Carjacked vehicle slams into public works SUV, driver arrested

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating on Monday, Feb. 10 a two-vehicle wreck at Hampton and Hopkins on the city’s north side. One of the vehicles is a City of Milwaukee public works vehicle. Officials say shortly after 2 p.m. police observed a vehicle that had been taken in a carjacking earlier in the day near 36th and Marion.  As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver of the stolen vehicle fled. The pursuit ended after one minute when the […]

  • Police investigate 'suspicious smell' coming from building in downtown Waukesha

    Police investigate ‘suspicious smell’ coming from building in downtown Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — A Waukesha apartment building was evacuated Monday afternoon, Feb. 10 due to a “suspicious smell.” Waukesha police said an investigation involving the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation’s Clandestine Laboratory Response Team determined that there was no ongoing risk to the safety of residents — and everyone was able to return to their homes in the building on Main Street near Wisconsin Avenue by 7:30 p.m. Investigators responded around 2:30 p.m. and located the smell coming […]

  • Child killed -- Hampton and Lovers Lane

    2 in custody: 5-year-old boy fatally shot on Milwaukee’s NW side, police say

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said a 5-year-old boy was fatally shot at the Mayfair Apartment Homes near Lovers Lane Road and Silver Spring Drive early Saturday morning, Feb. 8. Two people were taken into custody. It happened around 1:15 a.m. Police said officers found the boy, identified by family as Jamal Anderson, Jr., suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Dispatch audio revealed the wound was “to the stomach.” Life-saving measures were unsuccessful, and the child died at the scene. The […]

  • GOP opens Milwaukee campaign office to ‘pursue every vote;’ some in community question motive

    MILWAUKEE — Senator Ron Johnson was in Milwaukee Thursday, Feb. 6 to help open a Republican Party campaign office in a neighborhood not used to seeing one — the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. A recent, national Washington Post-IPSOS poll found that 8 in 10 black Americans describe President Donald Trump as a “racist.” Wisconsin GOP officials said the opening of the campaign office is a genuine effort to court African-American voters, while others are calling the effort window dressing. “The Republican […]

  • DHS officials confirm 1st case of coronavirus in Wisconsin, patient in ‘home isolation’

    MADISON — Officials have confirmed that a Dane County resident, who recently returned from China, tested positive for the coronavirus. That person is at home, under isolation, recovering — and officials add that there is no larger risk to the public. “A person’s chance of getting sick from this NCV remains very low,” said Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. The announcement of a positive 2019 novel coronavirus case in Wisconsin set off a flurry of consecutive press conferences Wednesday, Feb. 5. […]

  • Isiah Pickens

    Prosecutors: Milwaukee man, 3 ‘friends’ kidnapped 13-year-old boy, demanded ‘$10K ransom’

    MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Jan. 23 against a Milwaukee man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy on Jan. 5 — and prosecutors said three of the boy’s own friends were also involved in the alleged scheme to make some quick cash. The crime happened a day before the victim’s 14th birthday. Isiah Pickens, 20, the brother of two of the 13-year-old victim’s so-called friends, faces multiple criminal charges: Taking hostages, as a party to a crime, habitual criminality Robbery […]

  • MU Iowa caucus

    ‘Very, very different:’ 7 participants took part in satellite Iowa caucus at Marquette

    MILWAUKEE — While the Iowa caucuses took hours in the Corn State, it took just minutes at a satellite caucus at Marquette University in Milwaukee. For all intents and purposes, the room in Marquette’s Alumni Memorial Union may as well have been in Iowa Monday, Feb. 3. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s really necessary to come together, and stand together, to fight for what we need, and fight for a candidate that will fight for us,” said Eric Rorholm, […]

  • Crash into playground near 55th and Burleigh

    ‘This is a day care:’ Driver pulverized playground in crash near 55th and Burleigh

    MILWAUKEE — A driver crashed into a playground at a day care near 55th Street and Burleigh Street early Sunday, Feb. 2 — and the neighbor’s fence. He said it wasn’t the first time. “Constantly, you got to watch left, right, three, four times before you can cross the road,” said James Methu. It happened around 4:30 a.m., and the vehicle ended up feet from Methu’s house after the driver left the roadway, flattened a fence, and pulverized a playground. […]

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