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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.

Recent Articles
  • Prosecutors: After stealing purse, man tossed keys into Little Free Library as officers approached

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not exactly a page-turner, but police found quite a story inside a Little Free Library. According to police, a thief was caught after hitting the books. Police said the suspect stole a woman’s purse, and as police approached, they said he tossed some of the items he stole into the Little Free Library. When police took Scottie Henry, 18, into custody, prosecutors said he told investigators he targeted the city’s east side because “that is where the […]

  • ‘People want to vote:’ Groups ask judge to stop law that limits early voting from taking effect

    MADISON — After Governor Scott Walker on Friday, Dec. 14 signed into law a bill that limits early voting, several groups have filed a motion to stop it from taking effect. Cities like Milwaukee and Madison offered early voting for six weeks before the Nov. 6 election. Governor Walker and other Republicans said that was too long, and not fair to those who live in smaller municipalities. It’s now likely a federal judge will decide. The bill was passed during […]

  • Some hope new youth prison is closer to ‘home’ when Lincoln Hills closes in 2021

    MILWAUKEE — Where will Wisconsin’s young offenders go when Lincoln Hills, the state’s youth prison, closes in 2021? Members of the group “Youth Justice Milwaukee” said the new facility must be located closer to offenders’ families, and they’re also pushing county and state leaders to focus on better rehabilitation programs. Plans to replace Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison, Lincoln Hills School for Boys/Copper Lake School for Girls, have been floating since before Governor Scott Walker signed legislation to close the facility last […]

  • ‘Who helps me now?’ Woman left with broken arm, totaled car after deadly shootout and crash

    MILWAUKEE — The forgotten victim in a deadly shootout. A Milwaukee woman says she’s been hurt physically and financially after gunfire prompted a crash last month. The victim says because the suspect died, she’s left paying all the bills from his mess. It was back on Nov. 29, near 8th and North in Milwaukee, when Demetrius Atkins was making a run while working for the food delivery service DoorDash. “I was driving south on 8th Street,” said Atkins. “A car […]

  • Democrats say ‘they’re sore losers’ as Republicans indicate 3 lame-duck bills expected to pass

    MADISON — Emotions were high as Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature on Tuesday, Dec. 4 pushed forward with a plan to limit the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. Republicans control the Assembly and Senate and much of the plan was expected to pass, but Democrats said they still have the courts. Protesters flanked the hallways of the Capitol as lawmakers debated the proposals during the lame-duck session. “We are actually making history here tonight for all the […]

  • Battle brews in Madison over power-stripping bills proposed by GOP

    MADISON — A power-play at the Capitol in Madison went into the night on Monday, Dec. 3, as Republican leaders took up proposals they said will limit the powers of the incoming Democratic administration. Public testimony and protests filled the day and night. So many people came to the Capitol that several overflow rooms needed to be opened. In more than 140 pages of proposals was a plan to shift more power to the Wisconsin Legislature, and a plan to […]

  • ‘Not sure what they’re afraid of:’ Gov.-elect Evers speaks out as GOP prepares lame-duck session

    MADISON — Republican lawmakers are set to debate a number of bills that could limit Governor-elect Tony Evers’ power, and Evers on Sunday, Dec. 2 called the move an embarrassment to the state. The lame-duck session could have ramifications for years to come. On Sunday, the eve of what will likely be a contentious debate in Madison, Governor-elect Evers hoped to counter an 11th-hour Republican power-play. “I’m not sure what they are afraid of. They clearly have the majority in […]

  • Milwaukee Alderman fearful changes to Parklawn YMCA will have devastating impact on neighborhood

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee alderman is fearful a looming change to the Parklawn YMCA will have a negative impact on an underserved neighborhood’s health, and leave behind the young men the “Y” was founded to help. “It’s disappointing to hear this information,” said Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainey. Alderman Khalif Rainey is worried about the changes. “The 53216 ZIP code, where this facility exists, is one of the most obese ZIP codes in the City of Milwaukee,” said Rainey. Rainey says […]

  • ‘Turn yourself in:’ 61-year-old man found dead on side of highway after hit-and-run in Racine Co.

    TOWN OF RAYMOND — Investigators in Racine County need your help after a man was found dead on the side of the road in the Town of Raymond Tuesday night, Nov. 27 — the victim of a hit-and-run. It happened on a dark stretch of County Highway U, north of 7 Mile Road — and there were few clues left behind. The victim was identified as 61-year-old Keith Brown. Those who knew him want to know who did this. “He was a […]

  • Neighbors concerned over planned changes at Parklawn YMCA: ‘These kids, this is all they’ve got’

    MILWAUKEE — The Parklawn YMCA near 46th and Congress is being converted into a “Program Center,” and some members are concerned about what won’t be offered any longer. Leaders at the YMCA said the change will enable them to offer more programs and services, but as of Dec. 1, the entire fitness center, including the weight lifting room, will be removed. “It’s going to leave a lot of kids with nothing to do,” said Will Little, YMCA member. Little lives […]

  • ‘That is horrible:’ 5-year-old boy treated for exposure after walking out of school in East Troy

    EAST TROY — A 5-year-old boy walked out of his East Troy school on Monday morning, Nov. 26 — into plunging temperatures and fresh snow. His mother said he was gone for at least an hour. He was found without a jacket on, and in need of medical attention. Betty Lysaght said she got a call on Monday morning from officials at her son Ethan’s school, Little Prairie Primary. “My son went missing! What the heck is going on, man? […]

  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrates 175th anniversary: ‘We have a really bright future’

    MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrated a milestone anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 25 — its 175th anniversary. During a special Mass on Sunday, Archbishop Jerome Listecki showcased the Archdiocese of Milwaukee‘s diverse footprint on our community, but didn’t shy away from addressing criticism and scandals. Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist began with a performance from Native American drummers. “Demonstrate the tremendous diversity of the Archdiocese,” said Archbishop Listecki. Joining Archbishop Listecki were priests […]