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
  • FPC committee approves MPD policy changes that would require a warrant in some cases to help ICE

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission’s (FPC) Policies & Standards Committee on Thursday, Dec. 12 approved policy changes regarding how the Milwaukee Police Department interacts with federal agencies to handle cases involving foreign nationals and immigration enforcement — with the next step approval by the full FPC. Some of the changes were part of a compromise between the city, police, and immigrant advocacy groups. One of the big changes to the policy was the requirement of a federal […]

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    ‘It’s an issue:’ Senator Baldwin introduces bill that would help volunteer firefighters find housing

    CEDARBURG — Volunteer firefighters and EMTs make up the vast majority of departments across the United States, and for years, those departments have dealt with issues surrounding recruiting and retaining volunteers. A bipartisan group of United States senators are hoping to change that. Volunteer fire departments like Cedarburg’s serve communities across Wisconsin and the U.S., but those communities often have trouble recruiting and retaining volunteers for a number of reasons. Housing is a big one. Of the estimated 1,056,200 firefighters across the […]

  • ‘Thankful to be here:’ Deal hunters await Black Friday, pre-sales

    WAUWATOSA — Who needs Black Friday when you can burn off some Thanksgiving calories and the change in your pocket all at once. Shoppers like Nick Triantafelo arrived around 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Others, like Becky Wade, staked their claim Wednesday afternoon — she was second in line at the Best Buy store in Wauwatosa. Black Friday hadn’t arrived yet, but that didn’t stop some people from taking advantage of some early-bird sales. “Just trying to get the good deals that they […]

  • Vase thefts Washington County Memorial Union Cemetery

    ‘A sacred space:’ 50 bronze vases stolen from graves at West Bend cemetery

    WEST BEND — It has happened again. FOX6 News on Nov. 12 told you about the theft of approximately 200-plus bronze vases ripped from gravesites at Pinelawn Memorial Park on Capitol Drive near Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa, valued at roughly $400 each. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, we learned it happened in West Bend in October. Washington County Sheriff’s officials on Wednesday asked for help in connection with “a series of thefts at cemeteries throughout southeast Wisconsin,” noting several jurisdictions reported […]

  • Milwaukee leaders host 2nd public listening session on reckless driving

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee leaders hosted a second public listening session on reckless driving Monday night, Nov. 25 at Rufus King High School — to discuss the preliminary report and recommendations of the City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force. More than 200 people took part. The 15-member City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force began meeting in April in an attempt to tackle the growing public safety issue of reckless driving in Milwaukee. In late October, the task force released […]

  • Armani Griffin

    ‘Turn yourself in:’ Mom of woman hurt in Glendale hit-and-run urges driver to ‘do the right thing’

    GLENDALE — FOX6 News on Sunday, Nov. 24 spoke with Lula Griffin as she pleaded with the person who hit her daughter as she crossed the street in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 22 to turn themselves in. Griffin said her daughter was crossing at Silver Spring Drive and Port Washington Avenue on Friday evening — trying to catch the bus home. Instead, the 20-year-old took an ambulance to the hospital. Glendale police said the crash happened around 5:15 p.m. Armani […]

  • ‘Do not confront the folks:’ What to do about illegal dumping on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — To use a cliche: one man — or woman’s — trash is another’s treasure, right? Well, what do you do if a person’s trash isn’t treasured by you? It was a conundrum for people this past Tuesday, Nov. 19, whose homes butt-up against an alley near 14th and Grant on Milwaukee’s south side. Instead of a car-full of trash being properly disposed of, it was piled up outside a person’s home. PHOTO GALLERY “That’s illegal dumping of a […]

  • Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales

    Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales meets with FPC for final time, seeking new contract

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales appeared before the Fire and Police Commission Wednesday night, Nov. 20 for the final time as a job candidate — seeking a new employment contract with the city. Morales did not say much publicly following the private meeting with commissioners, where he made his final pitch to stay on as police chief. This process involved community meetings and questions from the public — a first for the FPC. Morales did not take questions […]

  • Sandra Parks

    ‘I’m still in shock:’ Candlelight vigil held on 1-year anniversary of shooting death of Sandra Parks

    MILWAUKEE — A candlelight vigil and balloon release were held Tuesday, Nov. 19 on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Sandra Parks. The young girl, who often wrote about gun violence, was killed by a stray bullet fired into her home near 13th Street and Hopkins Street on Nov. 19, 2018. The somber, yet celebratory vigil was held in a field near the home where Parks lost her life. “It’s almost like it’s happening all over again,” […]

  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers kick off 50th anniversary season; unveil new logos, uniforms

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, Nov. 18 unveiled new logos during the official kickoff to their 50th anniversary season. Following a news conference, the Brewers Pro Shop at Miller Park was scheduled to be open until midnight for fans looking to get their hands on the new gear. The ball and glove logo along with others more familiar to fans from the early 80s — back by popular demand. PHOTO GALLERY The story behind that ball and glove […]

  • Plastic straw

    ‘It’s bad:’ Seeking pollution solutions, city leaders propose 1-time-use plastic straw restrictions

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council is set to take up a proposed ordinance that would restrict one-time-use plastic straws in Milwaukee — with some businesses already making the change. When you sit down at a restaurant or bar and order a drink, a lot of times, it’ll come with a plastic straw, no questions asked, but if the ordinance is passed, it’ll be you asking the question, “May I please have a straw?” Plastics are part of our everyday […]

  • Demond Hudson

    ‘It matters:’ Woman drove from Georgia, seeking answers in nephew’s murder in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — On Oct. 27,  Demond Hudson, 26, of Chicago, was shot and killed in an alley near 24th Place and Highland Avenue in Milwaukee, and on Wednesday, Nov. 13, his family spoke with FOX6 News — eager to find out who did it, and why. Hudson’s aunt drove for hours from her home in Georgia to Milwaukee to meet with police on Wednesday, hopeful she would find out who took the life of her nephew, a father of three, […]

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