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
  • Riverwest

    ‘It’s possible anywhere:’ Police investigate 2 armed robberies, minutes apart, in Riverwest

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police confirmed Monday, Aug. 19 they’re investigating two armed robberies that happened Monday morning in the city’s Riverwest neighborhood, just minutes apart. Police said around 1 a.m. near Bartlett Avenue and North Avenue,  a man was sitting in his vehicle when an unknown number of people approached, forcing the man out, and speeding away in his vehicle. About 15 minutes later and a mile away, people were walking near Meinecke Avenue and Weil Street when police said […]

  • Fatal officer-involved shooting in Caledonia

    Police: Officer fatally shot burglary suspect on Crystal Spring near Richmond in Caledonia

    CALEDONIA — A burglary suspect was shot and killed by an officer on Crystal Spring near Richmond Drive in Caledonia in Racine County Sunday, Aug. 18. Caledonia police said around 5 p.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress on Crystal Spring — where a uniformed officer encountered a male “who immediately engaged the officer with an edged weapon, causing a serious head wound to the officer.” The injured officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the individual, ending the threat. […]

  • Group of thieves steal children’s bikes in broad daylight near 63rd and Carmen

    MILWAUKEE — Bikes were stolen from four boys in less than three days, right from under a north side family’s noses. Their father is hoping someone spots the culprits. “It’s more than rude, because why would you take someone’s bike,” said Danny Yang, homeowner. The security cameras on Danny Yang’s home near 63rd and Carmen, captured the moment three boys walked down the driveway, into the family backyard Monday evening, Aug. 12. The three grabbed two BMX bikes and rode […]

  • Pursuit of stolen truck that started in Greenfield and ended in Milwaukee

    Police recover stolen vehicle after pursuit that started in Greenfield; driver and passenger were gone

    MILWAUKEE — A vehicle stolen out of Milwaukee was recovered early Wednesday, Aug. 14 — but the driver and passenger were not present when officers found the vehicle in Milwaukee after a pursuit that started in Greenfield. Shortly before 4 a.m., Greenfield police attempted to stop a vehicle that had license plates that didn’t match the vehicle the plates were registered to — near 84th Street and Layton Avenue/Forest Home Avenue — a busy spot during rush hour. Caliph Muab’el […]

  • Mitchell Park Domes

    Task force approves wedding garden, classrooms, farm-to-table restaurant at Domes, for $66M over 10 years

    MILWAUKEE — The Mitchell Park Domes Task Force on Tuesday, Aug. 13 voted to endorse a plan to restore the Domes, expand programming, and add amenities — sending the recommendations to a Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors committee for approval. Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb said this in a news release Tuesday evening, after the vote: “I want to thank the members of the Domes Task Force for the tremendous effort they have put into developing a long-term plan […]

  • Aaron Polnitz

    ‘It’s really hard:’ Sister, girlfriend speak out after swimmer’s body recovered at Warnimont Park

    CUDAHY — Milwaukee County sheriff’s officials on Monday, Aug. 12 identified the body recovered at Warnimont Park Sunday afternoon as that of a missing swimmer from Brookfield last seen on Monday, Aug. 5 when he failed to resurface after going under the water. The body was identified as that of Aaron Polnitz, 19, of Brookfield, last seen on what his girlfriend said was supposed to be a day of fun with friends. The Milwaukee County medical examiner was called out […]

  • Cory Booker

    Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks at Sherman Phoenix nearly 3 years after unrest

    MILWAUKEE — One of two dozen Democratic presidential candidates stopped in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker held a campaign rally in Sherman Park, nearly three years after violence and protests. On Aug. 13, 2016, unrest began in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood, sparked by the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith, 23. During the three-day turmoil, several people, including police officers, were injured, and dozens of protesters arrested. A nightly curfew was set up for teenagers. […]

  • Suspect accused in mall theft, chase walks into police station trying to report own car stolen

    WAUWATOSA — Police say a woman suspected of stealing walked into a Milwaukee police station last week to make a report about her own property being stolen. She ended up getting locked up. About six hours before her arrest and a handful of miles away at the Macy’s store inside Mayfair Mall, court filings say an employee spotted a woman putting clothes in a shopping bag and walked out of the store without paying. Outside, the employee — according to […]

  • Church

    Lawmakers propose changes to sexual abuse reporting: ‘This bill is about protecting children’

    MADISON — Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed changes as it relates to reporting sexual abuse, with supporters calling two bills “common sense” protections for children and abuse survivors, optimistic the legislation would move forward, despite one bill having failed, and another receiving push back from religious organizations in Wisconsin. “I’m in my 40s, and it’s taken me this long to fully understand what has happened to me, and the role that the church played,” said Debbie McNulty. For McNulty, the window […]

  • Keith Comfort, Megan Shultz,

    ‘Very troubled:’ 13 years later, Lake Geneva police say man confessed to murder of wife in Missouri

    LAKE GENEVA — A Lake Geneva man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a Missouri woman who’s been missing for 13 years. On Aug. 4, 2006 in Boone County, Missouri, Megan Shultz, 24, and her husband got into an argument at their apartment. The next day, her husband filed a report with Columbia police, saying he last saw her walking away. On Sunday, Aug. 4, 13 years to the day later, Keith Comfort, 37, walked […]

  • Wally's Pub

    ‘He is fired:’ Black Panthers, victim’s mother confront bar owner after alleged assault

    MILWAUKEE — A woman said she was assaulted Saturday, Aug. 3 at a Milwaukee bar, and her mother said it’s up to her daughter to decide whether to accept an apology from the owner of Wally’s Pub. Milwaukee police said two people were cited in connection with the incident the woman’s mother said never should’ve happened. Early Saturday afternoon, surveillance cameras from a gas station near Lisbon and Appleton captured a woman walking to the bar next door after learning […]

  • Sikh Temple shooting victims

    ‘It just keeps happening:’ 3 mass shootings in a week ahead of Sikh Temple tragedy anniversary

    OAK CREEK — The two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio within 13 hours on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 happened as people in Wisconsin prepared to remember the six people who lost their lives the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, 2012. A masked gunman in body armor opened fire early Sunday in a popular entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine people, including his sister, and […]

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