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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
  • ‘People came together:’ Bradford HS honors the life of Kaylie Juga with ‘blue out’ football game

    KENOSHA — The Kenosha Police Department will have extra officers on hand for a football game at Bradford High School. A large group is expected to gather to honor Kayle Juga, a student who was murdered in May after the school district reversed a controversial decision to ban such memorials. There are already tents set up across the street from the high school. There will be bouncy houses, foods and more to help raise money for Juga’s family — but […]

  • 4-year-old boy comes home from school with gashes on wrist, mom says ‘he was too scared’ to say anything

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee mom says her son came home from school with gashes on his wrist — but not from a playground scuffle. She says it was caused by a teacher’s aide at Manitoba School in Milwaukee. School had only been in session for a week when Justine Gomez’s son, 4-year-old Steven Widowski, came home in pain. “I would ask him what happened and he was too scared — like he didn’t want to tell me,” Gomez said. Gomez […]

  • Ty'Rese West, Eric Giese

    District attorney: ‘No charges will be filed against Sergeant Giese’ in fatal shooting of Ty’Rese West

    RACINE COUNTY — More than three months after Ty’Rese West, 18, was shot and killed by Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Giese, Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson on Wednesday, Sept. 18 announced no charges would be filed against Giese. West’s family said their fight isn’t over. DA Hanson determined that “Sergeant Giese’s actions in this case fall under the privilege of self-defense,” and as such, “no charges will be filed against Sergeant Giese in this case,” Racine police, who […]

  • ‘Let’s get to work:’ Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announces run for Congress

    OCONOMOWOC — The race is on! There is now a Democrat and Republican candidate vying to succeed retiring Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. Republican Scott Fitzgerald, a 25-year veteran of the Wisconsin Senate, declared his candidacy on Tuesday, Sept. 17. But he may not be the only Republican candidate for long. “Send me to Washington and let’s get to work,” Fitzgerald told reporters at his announcement in Oconomowoc. “Washington is a mess and for too long, liberals and the elite have ignored […]

  • Kevin Heintz

    State Patrol: Man arrested for OWI ‘waited to feel the effects’ of heroin, then hit the road for poker tourney

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A Campbellsport man was arrested Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, after authorities said he was driving while high, and riding on rims. The arrest occurred shortly before 4:15 p.m. on I-41/94 southbound, north of the Milwaukee County/Racine County line. A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was working in the construction zone, conducting speed enforcement, when a vehicle came through with two flat tires. State Patrol officials said the vehicle was “continually sideswiping” the median wall. Contact was made with […]

  • ‘A loud boom:’ Fire tears through 42-unit apartment building in Waukesha

    WAUKESHA — A massive fire at the Hillcrest Apartments on Shepherd Court in Waukesha overnight Thursday, Sept. 12 was believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike. Roughly 100 people were left homeless as a result. At approximately 11:30 p.m., the City of Waukesha Police and Fire Dispatch Center received reports of a structure fire on E. Main Street. Residents reported that lightning struck the building, or in the area of their building, and caused the fire alarms to […]

  • Anonymous tip about ‘hazing’ among football team prompts investigation in New Berlin

    NEW BERLIN — An anonymous tip prompted the The New Berlin School District to conduct an internal investigation about “possible hazing” taking place among varsity football players. In a letter sent home to parents on Sept. 11, New Berlin Eisenhower’s principal and athletics directors addressed reports of hazing among varsity football team members. However, the letter does not explain what type of hazing took place or how many students were involved because of privacy issues. “From what we have heard, they […]

  • ‘Things, they just don’t add up:’ Family of 18-year-old shot, killed by police want answers

    MOUNT PLEASANT — It has been three months since an 18-year-old man was shot and killed by Mount Pleasant police. The young man’s family says they still do not know why — and believe the case is being covered up. Monique West is mourning her son, Ty’Rese West, who was shot and killed by Mount Pleasant Police Sergeant Eric Giese early on June 15. “He loved football. He was an outgoing person and got along with everybody,” West told FOX6 […]

  • Brewers’ Yelich, Braun surprise winless little league team with pep talk

    OCONOMOWOC — Sports teams are defined by wins but some little league athletes in Oconomowoc are getting attention for their crushing number of losses this season. The Oconomowoc Five O’s U8 Navy Team lost all 24 of its games this season — the kind of record that merits a major league pep talk. Rob Dobratz is the owner of Waukesha Sportscards, a sports memorabilia store, and knows the value the Brewers’ autographs can command including Ryan Bruan and Christian Yelich. […]

  • Armed robbery near 12th and North

    ‘He’s a good person:’ Gas station employee beaten during armed robbery near 12th and North

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police on Monday, Sept. 9 were searching for the person who attacked a gas station employee during an armed robbery near 12th and North. It happened around 5:10 a.m. Police said the robber came into the store armed, and demanded money from the employee, who was battered during the crime. “A lot of things that go on here shouldn’t go on, like gambling at nighttime and people staying here overnight,” said Rodney Johnson. Johnson said he works […]

  • Milwaukee Health Commissioner doubles down on vape warning: ‘We want people to be aware’

    MILWAUKEE — We’re getting more answers about the Milwaukee Health Department‘s warning to stop vaping. After issuing the alert on Aug. 28, lung illnesses related to vaping have climbed to more than 400 cases — including three deaths. Now, the health department is working with police to crack down on a growing problem. “Recently, we discovered that there is a cluster of lung-related injuries or illnesses tied to e-cigarette use or vaping,” said Dr. Jeanette Kowalik, Commission of Health. Last […]

  • Fatal crash near 76th and Stark

    ‘I can’t feel my legs:’ Neighbors pulled passenger from violent wreck near 76th and Stark; driver killed

    MILWAUKEE — One person was killed and another person was hurt when a vehicle slammed into a tree near 76th and Stark Thursday morning, Sept. 5. It happened around 12:30 a.m., and the crash was captured by a doorbell camera from a residence nearby. Viewer warning: The video below is graphic, may not be suitable for all viewers The crash was so intense, a piece of glass ended up embedded in the bark on the tree. The passenger survived thanks, in […]

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