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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
  • Lou Perrine's

    ‘This is unstable:’ Experts say low gas prices amid oil, coronavirus concerns ‘reflection of economy’

    KENOSHA — Global stock markets rebounded Tuesday, March 10 from record-setting declines after President Donald Trump said he would ask Congress for a tax cut and other measures to ease the pain of the spreading coronavirus outbreak. Oil prices also recovered some of their losses in Monday’s stunning plunge. Monday’s global selloff reflected alarm over economic damage from the coronavirus that emerged in China in December, with anti-disease controls that shut down Chinese factories spreading amid the United States and European […]

  • Coronavirus

    Amid COVID-19, psychologists note stress can lead to illness: ‘Fear spreads faster than the virus’

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Pierce County Public Health Department announced Monday, March 9 that a second person tested positive for COVID-19 — coronavirus. The first case involved a Dane County resident who returned from China and was placed under quarantine at the end of January. That case was announced Feb. 5. Psychologists said feeling anxious about coronavirus is natural, and while it’s important to stay informed and be prepared, it’s also important to think […]

  • Somers erosion

    Bill would allow for state-issued loans for homeowners, municipalities dealing with erosion

    SOMERS — Homeowners with properties threatened by lakeshore erosion don’t have many options, and the options they do have aren’t great, but a bipartisan bill proposed in Madison could provide some help. The bill, if passed, would allow the state to issue loans for municipalities or homeowners whose buildings are threatened by shoreline erosion. The sounds of the ever-churning Lake Michigan, nature, and fresh air draw people to the lakeshore. “Moved here in July last year,” said Shannon Plewka of Somers. […]

  • ‘React quickly:’ Economic impact of coronavirus is still developing, impacting Wisconsin companies

    MILWAUKEE — China is a force unlike any other in the realms of manufacturing and economy. So when the second-largest economy ceased doing business as a part of anti-virus controls, it sent a ripple across the global economy. “If you get a global pandemic, there can be significant interruptions in product flows in many sectors,” said Jeff Turmel, director of the UW-Milwaukee Supply Chain Management Institute. “I don’t know that we’ve seen that just yet. We’ve certainly seen the fires […]

  • Coronavirus concerns

    ‘It’s serious:’ NBA urges fist bumps vs. high 5s amid coronavirus; Bucks adding hand sanitizers 

    MILWAUKEE — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday, March 4 with a patient succumbing in California — the first reported fatality outside Washington state — as federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home where most of the victims were stricken. Whether it’s a Milwaukee Bucks game at Fiserv Forum or neighborhood shops, public places can be veritable Petri dishes, and officials at Fiserv Forum and elsewhere noted coronavirus to be top of mind. […]

  • Surfacide

    ‘We’re killing that cell:’ Waukesha company uses UV-C light to eliminate coronavirus

    WAUKESHA — Officials with Surfacide in Waukesha said their product can help big institutions, like hospitals, kill the coronavirus before it infects humans. Tensions over how to contain the coronavirus escalated Tuesday, March 3 in the United States as the death toll climbed to nine, and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government’s ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis. All of the deaths have occurred in Washington state, and most were residents of a nursing […]

  • Fatal hit-and-run near 1st and Chase -- Sandra Skenandore

    ‘Her life mattered:’ Homeless advocates mourn 36-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run

    MILWAUKEE — With Milwaukee police seeking the driver of a dark Jeep Cherokee responsible for the hit-and-run death of a Milwaukee woman, 36, near S. 1st Street and S. Chase Avenue Sunday night, those who knew the victim, Sandra, held a vigil in her honor at the scene on Monday. Homeless advocates work to provide the support needed by one of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable populations, and that outreach was being done on the city’s south side when this crash happened […]

  • Fatal officer-involved shooting near Vel Phillips and Reservoir

    ‘A domestic dispute:’ Police fatally shot armed man at Lounge 340 near Vel Phillips and Reservoir

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police shot and killed a 49-year-old man late Saturday night, Feb. 29 near Vel Phillips Avenue and West Reservoir Avenue in Milwaukee. It was supposed to be a night of celebration at Lounge 340, marking one year in business in Milwaukee’s Halyard Park neighborhood. “We’re all lost,” said Antonio Brown, co-owner of Lounge 340 and the brother-in-law of the man who was killed. “It’s senseless. If he was a guy that was a troublemaker, it would be […]

  • ‘MPS struggles to get by:’ Voters to decide on referendum to increase revenue limit to $87M

    MILWAUKEE — During the April 7 spring election, voters will be asked to decide whether Milwaukee Public Schools’ revenue limit can be increased through property taxes over a four-year span. The multi-million dollar referendum was discussed during a community forum at Good City Brewing Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, and the discussion didn’t focus on whether the referendum is a good or bad idea, but rather, the underlying facts as to why it was proposed. Roughly 100 people took part in […]

  • Van packed with stolen fuel uncovered in Oak Creek

    Wisconsin State Patrol: Van packed with stolen fuel uncovered in Oak Creek

    OAK CREEK — Police flagged a potential hazardous materials situation when they came upon a van filled with 15 plastic drums of fuel — roughly 300 gallons — at the Kwik Trip gas station near 13th Street and Ryan Road in Oak Creek on Jan. 29. A Wisconsin State Patrol motor carrier inspector was called to the gas station around 9:30 p.m., where the van was located. The vehicle’s rear seats were removed — and in the back were the […]

  • Ryan Maurer

    ‘Flight was Jan. 15:’ Milwaukee native finally home from China amid coronavirus outbreak

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee native was supposed to spend several months in China for a work trip, but the work on an upcoming film was cut short by the coronavirus. FOX6 spoke with Ryan Maurer Sunday, Feb. 23 — happy to be home. Maurer looked at his China trip as a way to kill two birds with one stone — expand his foreign acting career while getting away during the worst of Wisconsin’s winter. Not long after he touched down […]

  • MPD releases dashcam video tied to fatal officer-involved shooting at 47th and Hampton

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department released on Thursday, Feb. 20 a “Community Briefing” regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred near 47th and Hampton on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The briefing includes dashcam video from one of the squads involved in the pursuit of the suspect. WARNING: Some of the content in the video below is not suitable for all viewers The man fatally shot by Milwaukee police was identified as Kean Walker. The video shows Walker, 23, shooting […]

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