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 — “Last Call” in Milwaukee could soon come a lot later. At least one proposal floated by a state representative would extend bar hours for big events. While preparations for the Democratic National Convention have been underway for months, there is still one lingering request many bars and restaurants have before the convention hits Milwaukee in July. An argument could be made the changes could happen because of the DNC — last call right now is 2 a.m. One proposal suggests […]
PORT WASHINGTON — Police say they were trying to help a woman after she was nearly hit by a snowplow early Saturday morning. Now, the woman arrested faces battery to a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer charges. In Ozaukee County Court on Tuesday, 36-year-old Sarah Cusack sat quietly next to her public defender. Days earlier, prosecutors say Cusack was verbally and physically abusive with police officers who may have also saved her life. It happened Saturday, […]
GLENDALE — One of the suspects arrested after a 100-mile-per-hour pursuit on I-43 Sunday, Jan. 19 appeared in court on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Police said the pursuit began after the suspects allegedly stole nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise from DICK’s Sporting Goods in Grafton. It was a crash that brought traffic to a standstill on Sunday. Dashcam video showed the suspect vehicle slamming into a retaining wall and flipping into an another vehicle onto its hood. Thankfully, the two women […]
GRAFTON — A retail theft in Grafton ended in a crash on I-43 southbound near Silver Spring Drive Sunday, Jan. 19, ending a lengthy pursuit. Thankfully, the innocent driver and passenger who were hit were not hurt, and police were able to recover all of the stolen merchandise. Dash cam video showed the slow end to the wild chase. Bayside police said it started at DICK’S Sporting Goods in Grafton Sunday afternoon, where investigators said a duo from Milwaukee pulled […]
MILWAUKEE — With excitement building towards Sunday’s NFC Championship, you can imagine everything is turning green and gold in Wisconsin. “I was looking for some new hats and I happened to stop in here and I found this one,” said Kevin Webster, a Packers fan. Webster made a stop at the Green & Gold Zone in West Allis, where his excitement for Sunday’s game easily matches the store’s ambiance. “Go Pack go! That’s it. That’s all I can say,” Webster […]
MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Monday, Jan. 13 against a Milwaukee man accused of sending inappropriate messages and photographs to girls in Arizona through Snapchat. Kyle Vlosich, 22, faces one count of exposing a child to harmful material. The victim in this case was 15 at the time. According to a criminal complaint, on Nov. 11, Milwaukee police were contacted by officials with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, where detectives spoke with the victim, who indicated on Nov. […]
MADISON — On Tuesday, Jan. 14, an appeals court put Wisconsin’s voter rolls purge on hold. It was back to square one for the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “Right now, the commission or the commissioners — all contempt orders have been stayed,” said Mark Thomsen, commissioner. During a closed-door session in Madison Tuesday, commissioners were informed a state appeals court put a hold on an order to purge 200,000 names from voter registration rolls. The original lawsuit was brought by the […]
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — FOX6 News on Monday, Jan. 13 found contractors in Pleasant Prairie rushing to prevent further erosion after part of a home fell into Lake Michigan when Mother Nature brought freezing rain and then snow to southeast Wisconsin starting Friday night. FOX6’s cameras captured the windows shattering at the home Saturday, during the peak of the storm, as whipping wind brought huge waves to shore. There was hope work being done Monday would save the rest of the home, […]
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A winter storm on Saturday, Jan. 11 brought high winds to Pleasant Prairie — and strong waves in Lake Michigan pounding homes along the lakeshore — prompting a lakeshore flood advisory for five counties through Sunday morning. One home just couldn’t take any more of Mother Nature’s wrath. FOX6’s cameras captured it dangling over the bluff on Lake Sore Drive — parts of it claimed by the lake. “The weather is pretty bad right now,” said Craig […]
WAUKESHA — Efforts to tackle snow in Waukesha County started hours before any flakes hit the ground. The message in Waukesha County? Stay off the roads, Saturday — unless you absolutely have to go out. At the Waukesha County Public Works facility, trucks came in non-stop to fill up, making sure the county is ahead of the heavy snowfall. “We are ready for winter now. It’s time,” says Bob Rauchle, highway operations manager for Waukesha County. Rauchle’s crews are busy […]
MENOMONEE FALLS — Menomonee Falls police have a new way to catch crooks in the act. One police captain who spoke with FOX6 News calls it the biggest game-changer in his three-decade career. Police are asking members of the public to register their home surveillance cameras — to give law enforcement access to a whole new neighborhood watch. Recent vehicle break-ins in Menomonee Falls were captured on home surveillance video. Topping them all — police have released photos of a […]
MILWAUKEE — The next time you pick up the phone for Uber Eats or Grubhub or DoorDash, some city leaders in Milwaukee want you to also kick in a few extra cents for road repairs. Hungry college student Volodymyr Hreshko uses food delivery services like Uber Eats several times a week — so he can dine in and study at home. But there is one thing he cannot stomach. “That’s a pretty big fee to be honest,” Hreshko said. Alderwoman […]