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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.


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    RACINE COUNTY — A Mount Pleasant man is accused in connection with a burglary during which he is alleged to have posed as an employee for We Energies. Morgan Wilson, 53, faces one count of burglary of a building or dwelling and two counts of felony bail jumping. According to a criminal complaint, on Oct. 9, police responded to a home on Illinois Street near Thomas Street in Racine, where they spoke with a woman who said she had returned […]

  • 3 arrested after vehicle breached security gate at 128th Air Refueling Wing

    MILWAUKEE — Three people were taken into custody after a vehicle breached the security gate at the 128th Air Refueling Wing at Mitchell International Airport Sunday, Oct. 14. The incident involved a shot being fired by a 128th Air Refueling Wing “security forces” member. It happened around 3:15 p.m. No one was hurt, but a security vehicle was damaged. The 128th Air Refueling Wing was placed on lockdown as a precaution — the Grange Avenue entrance blocked by a squad. An […]

  • 10 people rescued from windows in apartment fire on Milwaukee’s east side

    MILWAUKEE — The smoke has cleared but the damage remains at an apartment building on Milwaukee’s east side. Several residents inside were dangling out of the windows, waiting for help when a fire broke out Friday night, Oct. 12. Those rescued were taken from the high rise by the fire department’s ladder. “I saw one of my friends being taken out on a stretcher,” said Leslie Zimmermann. As the sirens blared and the smoke began to rise at St. Catherine […]

  • ‘Now is the time:’ Red Cross seeks volunteers, blood donations after Hurricanes Florence, Michael

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  • A memory that’s never thawed: Man saves free George Webb burger from 1987 ⚾🍔

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Brewers’ win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 12 at Miller Park could mean another round of free George Webb hamburgers. George Webb is offering free burgers if the Brewers get 12 wins in a row. Rodney Waters says it’s such a good deal, he’s kept his burger from 1987 in his freezer…for three decades! The burger has no condiments — just a patty and buns, still in its original wrapper. Waters keeps “Little […]

  • Baldwin, Vukmir spar on health care, Kavanaugh, gun control, trade and more in 1st debate

    MILWAUKEE — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was one of many topics at the U.S. Senate debate Monday, Oct. 8 between incumbent Senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir. Health care was a big topic, with Baldwin and Vukmir generally toeing the party line, but the debate also ventured into topics like gun control and trade. “Who are you going to trust to solve our health care problems — a career politician who has spent her life in the […]

  • ‘Unbelievable:’ Officials work to determine cause of fire so intense it sent 6 to hospital

    ELM GROVE — Sixteen fire departments and three police departments responded to a fire in Elm Grove on Saturday evening, Oct. 6 that resulted in injuries to six firefighters, who were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released. The call came in shortly before 6:30 p.m. for the fire at a home on Fairhaven Boulevard near Watertown Plank Road. “It’s unbelievable,” said Paul Vrakas. Vrakas said his son’s family lives in the home. When the fire broke […]

  • Riverwalk vigil remembers 29-year-old whose body was pulled from Milwaukee River

    MILWAUKEE — As the river flows, so do the tears. Friends and family members gathered at Water and Clybourn Thursday evening, Oct. 4 to remember the 29-year-old man whose body was pulled from the Milwaukee River two weeks ago. A small but emotional vigil along the Milwaukee River to remember the young man whose body was found two weeks ago. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/yEC44dmeBG — Bret Lemoine (@BretLemoine) October 4, 2018 As the river flows, so do the tears. A small group […]

  • ‘Definitely supporting you!’ Dress code relaxed at GFD so firefighters can cheer for Brewers

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    WAUKESHA — Waukesha police are investigating after two men were found dead inside a home near Albany Court and North University Drive in Waukesha on Tuesday evening, Oct. 2. Police believe their deaths are suspicious. Police said they were called out to check the welfare of a resident. PHOTO GALLERY Crime scene tape could be seen around the neighborhood a few blocks west of the Waukesha County Airport beginning Tuesday afternoon. Waukesha police said there is no danger to the […]

  • Duck hunting gear stolen 2 days into season: ‘My back window — they stuck a screwdriver in’

    WEST ALLIS — A duck hunter wants to know if you’ve seen his gear — after it was stolen from his car early Monday morning, Oct. 1. It’s a crime that happened at the worse possible time. “My back window — they stuck a screwdriver in right here,” said Jonathan Boettcher. Nearly all of his duck hunting gear inside was stolen, including a dozen duck calls, waders, decoys — items he has had since he was 14 years old. The […]

  • Woman taken to hospital after hours-long police presence near 76th and Brown Deer

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