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
  • ‘Absolutely horrible:’ 1 dead, 3 others wounded after shooting in street near 38th and Wright

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say one person is dead and three others, including two children, are wounded after a shooting incident in the street near 38th and Wright on the city’s north side. “We were sitting over there at the corner store and we had heard gunshots,” said Lee James. Officials say around 5:30 p.m., officers on patrol heard gunshots. They witnessed a suspect shooting — and started to chase that suspect. “We had ran back into the store and […]

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    Budget proposal would allow for electronic monitoring for Milwaukee County work release inmates

    MILWAUKEE — Some Milwaukee County inmates could be placed on GPS monitoring, allowing them to stay in their homes. It’s included in Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 2020 budget proposal and would be used for inmates on work release. Milwaukee County inmates spend nights at the House of Correction after spending their days in the community working, going to school, or taking care of their families. A new proposal could mean the Huber dorm would close, and inmates would stay […]

  • Marcus Theatres bans bags over a certain size: ‘You’re not taking a flight to Denver’

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin-based Marcus Theatres announced a new bag policy this week — banning bags over a certain size. The changes take effect the same week the movie “The Joker” premieres — which has prompted similar bans at movie houses across the U.S. The new policy from Marcus prohibits bags larger than 12″ by 12″ by 6″ in theaters. The policy states that bags include but are not limited to purses, backpacks, and totes. Medical equipment bags and diaper bags […]

  • 'Our future is the kids:' Bruce Weber, native son and MPS alum, honored at fundraising dinner

    ‘Our future is the kids:’ Bruce Weber, native son and MPS alum, honored at fundraising dinner

    MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of people came together at Discovery World Wednesday evening, Oct. 2 to honor alumni of Milwaukee Public Schools and raise money for students. The honorees ranged from current employees to those in the arts and sports world. More than 400 people packed the Discovery World ballroom Wednesday to raise money for the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, funding college scholarship, trips, and supplies students need. At the center of the event were six awards for seven honorees who […]

  • Prosecutors say Courtney Huffhines stole man’s identity for condo where sons made vape cartridges

    KENOSHA COUNTY — Courtney Huffhines, 43, of Paddock Lake was charged on Tuesday, Oct. 1 with six felony drug-related counts in relation to the case in which her sons were charged Sept. 26. Prosecutors said the three were involved in an illegal THC vape manufacturing operation. According to prosecutors, the alleged criminal enterprise got its start at Courtney Huffhines’ realty office on Main Street in Union Grove. Courtney Huffhines was charged with the following: Maintaining a drug trafficking place Misappropriation […]

  • Mother of Huffhines brothers, accused in THC vaping ring, arrested on recommended drug charges

    KENOSHA — FOX6 News on Monday, Sept. 30 confirmed through online court records the mother of Tyler and Jacob Huffhines was taken into police custody in Kenosha County, and being held in the Kenosha County Jail, awaiting criminal charges. Officials said Courtney Huffhines, 43, was arrested on multiple charges related to her sons’ alleged operation. Jail records showed Courtney Huffhines, a Paddock Lake realtor, was booked on recommended charges of misappropriating personal identifying materials, possession of marijuana with intent to […]

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    ‘We’ll see:’ After dropping 3 straight, Brewers fans hope for turnaround in wild-card matchup

    MILWAUKEE — When the St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central Division Sunday, Sept. 29 with a 9-0 win over the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers fans started hoping for a quick and painless end to the regular season, but they didn’t get that. There was a quick change of emotions for those who gathered to watch together, with fans hopeful a win in nine innings would mean less stress on the club’s pitching, as the Brewers look to make a […]

  • 2 men charged in connection with fatal shooting of Jasmine Banks

    MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Jasmine Banks at 5th and Center on Thursday, Sept. 19. The accused are Romance Gunn, 25, and Brian Clark, 48. The two are charged with the following criminal counts: First-degree reckless homicide, as a party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon (Gunn) Possession of a firearm by a felon (Gunn and Clark) According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to the intersection […]

  • Ball python found in Riverwest

    ‘Never seen anything like it:’ Riverwest couple finds 4-foot python under back porch

    MILWAUKEE — Residents in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood got quite the surprise Wednesday morning, Sept. 25 when a four-foot python was discovered under a couple’s porch. “I mean, over here in Riverwest, I’ve even seen people walk down the street with a big rat on their arm, so you do see little weird stuff,” said Chandra Lee. Chandra and Gary Lee didn’t have to go far Wednesday morning. “I’m coming from this way, in the front, and I stopped here,” said […]

  • Frank Marshall, Garry Miller

    Prosecutors: Man wore shirt with his real name on it while trying to use stolen credit cards at Best Buy

    GREENFIELD — Dashcam video showed paperwork and credit cards flying out the windows of a vehicle during a police pursuit, and one credit card even hit a Greenfield squad car. It happened after prosecutors said a man showed up at Best Buy twice in one day, using credit cards to purchase expensive items. The plan began to unravel when an employee noticed the plastic in the man’s hand didn’t match his shirt. Charges were filed Aug. 19 against Frank Marshall, 39, […]

  • Senator Lena Taylor

    Senator Lena Taylor on ‘red flag’ bill: ‘This is not a conspiracy to take guns away’

    MADISON — As Wisconsin Democrats push for Republican colleagues to support a bill that would allow a judge to seize a person’s firearms if they were deemed a danger to themselves or others, Republicans and some gun owners called it a nonstarter, despite polling that shows otherwise. Democratic lawmakers introduced the bill that would allow for a person’s firearms to be seized by a judge for up to a year if the person poses a threat to themselves or others. “People […]

  • Public weighs in on $9M baseball park proposed for Village of Summit

    SUMMIT — There was a packed house for a public hearing in the Village of Summit on Thursday evening, Sept. 19. This, as a developer hopes to build a baseball park on some Waukesha County farmland. The developer, Diamond Club Entertainment, LLC, wants to build a 3,000-seat baseball stadium, sports fields, a training facility and the parking to support it. But before any shovels can break ground, the land would need to be rezoned to allow it. “We’re talking about […]

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