Prior to joining the FOX6 team, Bret Lemoine reported for the CBS affiliate in Green Bay (WFRV). Wisconsin is home: Bret grew up in Waukesha and interned in the Milwaukee TV market while attending the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP).
During his time at WFRV, Bret covered some of the biggest stories in our state. He was in Madison for daily updates during the collective bargaining debate in 2011. He also covered the Kaukauna tornadoes, the Marinette High School shooting and was stationed in Dallas as the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.
Bret previously worked at WMBD in Peoria, Illinois as a Weekday Reporter and Weekend Anchor/Producer. His reports were recognized twice by the Illinois Broadcasters Association – once in the category of Best Hard News story in 2007, and again in 2008 for his weekly franchise series, “Streets of Speed.” In 2011, he was recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for his work covering the Chestnut St. fire.
Bret enjoys traveling. Some of the places he’s visited include Turkey, Germany, Jamaica, England, Finland, Estonia and many others! In his spare time, Bret enjoys working out, watching TV and talking with people. He is also a big Superman fan.
MILWAUKEE — First responders with the United States Coast Guard and Milwaukee police on Wednesday morning, March 20 raced to rescue a small dog that ended up in the Milwaukee River. FOX6 viewers Beckie Josephitis and Desiree Schocko shared video of the rescue with us. At first, witnesses thought it might have been a person stuck on the ice. Police quickly called for backup. The Coast Guard arrived and soon, hundreds of people were lining the Riverwalk to watch what […]
MILWAUKEE — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) police shot and wounded an individual on Tuesday morning, March 19 near the loading dock by the Fine Arts Building. Investigators said it was all sparked by a startling discovery. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. What is happening on this campus?'” said Christine Chen, freshman. The early-morning shooting had students like Chen on high alert. “Cop cars everywhere,” Chen said. UWM Police Chief Joe LeMire made a brief statement on the matter. He […]
WEST ALLIS — A company that employs crossing guards went out of business, creating a dangerous situation for kids walking to school on Monday morning, March 18 — and police scrambling to find a solution. Several police departments contracted with Wisconsin Personal Protection Services in West Allis to provide crossing guards at busy intersections. With those employees out of a job, police, volunteers and even school principals stepped in to keep kids safe. At 73rd and Center in Wauwatosa, Nicole […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Sunday, March 17 said officials with the Democratic National Committee were headed back to town to plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. It was announced on March 11 Milwaukee would be the host city — with the Brew City beating out Houston and Miami. The DNC is expected to bring 50,000 people to Milwaukee in July 2020, and they’ll need a place to stay. Mayor Barrett said he hopes hotel managers honor […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County medical examiner on Thursday, March 14 identified the 4-year-old boy and 67-year-old man who died in a fire near 39th and Silver Spring on Wednesday. The medical examiner said the fire was sparked by a candle. “I would have never thought I’d be burying one of my kids! Ever,” said Tinna Clark. Clark and her six children moved into the home at 39th and Silver Spring in the fall. “I’m just lost. I’ve cried so […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s outspoken politician has become the city’s outgoing alderman. Bob Donovan on Saturday, March 9 announced his retirement. He will not seek re-election in 2020. Alderman Donovan spent a lot of time at City Hall — serving the city for nearly 20 years, but when he wasn’t there, it wasn’t hard to find him. “Either this, or one of my watering holes in my district,” said Alderman Donovan. Zebb’s Restaurant at 27th and Morgan might not be in […]
RACINE COUNTY — A former politician fighting police — caught on camera. The video from an August 2017 scuffle where fists may have been flying is now being released — and it includes a strange, often head-scratching series of events between Mount Pleasant resident Chuck Haakma and a police officer. But as of just a few weeks ago, no one can call it battery. Those charges have been dropped against Haakma, a former village board candidate, after prosecutors initially said […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee streets are stacked with snow weeks after the last major snowfall. The Common Council is grilling the commissioner of Public Works for what they are calling a “botched” cleanup. Many aldermen want to know why crews have just stopped cleaning up — when there is so much work left to be done. “We need to improve a lot!” said Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski. Jeffrey Polenske fielded questions on Wednesday, March 6 from the Public Works Committee after […]
MILWAUKEE — Tyshawn Combs — the man facing multiple criminal charges in connection with a violent crash that happened on Highway 145 near 91st Street on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19 was in court Tuesday, March 5 for a preliminary hearing. Also Tuesday, for the first time, we heard from the mother of the woman who died, who said this was no accident. During Combs’ court hearing, an amended criminal complaint and amended charges were filed. This, after NicoleRay Brown, the […]
MILWAUKEE — The mother of a Milwaukee man facing charges in connection with a fatal crash spoke with FOX6 News on Monday, March 4 — sharing what she says really happened. The deadly wreck tore a 2015 black Honda Civic in half. Darlene Combs wasn’t in the vehicle at the time, and as of Monday, there was no evidence to support her claim that the vehicle her son was driving ended up being hit from behind by another vehicle. According […]
MILWAUKEE — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor is facing sexual assault charges. The charges were filed on Saturday, March 2 against 58-year-old Anthony Azenabor. He faces two felony counts of second degree sexual assault/use of force and a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree sexual assault. Azenabor made his initial appearance in court on Sunday, March 3. Probable cause was found for further proceedings, and Azenabor pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. A preliminary hearing was set for March 13. Cash […]
PULASKI — Mike McCarthy, the former coach of the Green Bay Packers, has been accused of confronting and berating referees after a loss by his stepson’s high school basketball team. Officials with the Pulaski School District said McCarthy followed the officials as they left a game Tuesday, Feb. 26. Pulaski High School defeated Notre Dame Academy by a point, ending Notre Dame’s season. What ensued was described as a “verbal tirade.” “Some things were said. Some language was used that […]