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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
  • Former MPD officer investigated for witness, victim intimidation while awaiting trial in sexual assault case

    MILWAUKEE — Newly unsealed search warrants show former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown may have been involved in witness intimidation leading up to his sexual assault trial. According to the court documents, investigators thought there was something up when Heaggan-Brown didn’t have any outgoing mail while he was in jail, but other indications seemed to point to other forms of correspondence. Throughout the summer of 2017, investigators say Heaggan-Brown called multiple family members and friends while in custody at the Milwaukee […]

  • ‘Smelled something:’ Neighbors walk into fire station to report deadly blaze at apartment building

    MILWAUKEE — A 52-year-old man died in a fire near 56th and Oklahoma Wednesday, Aug. 15 — and witnesses walked into the fire station to report heavy smoke in this case. The apartment building is next door, so when neighbors saw the smoke, they walked over for help. It happened just before 4 p.m. “I was just in my room, playing some video games. Smelled the smell,” said Justin Slinker. “I smelled something. I looked out the window and there […]

  • ‘This has been a journey:’ Earnell Lucas wins Democratic primary; will be next Milwaukee Co. sheriff

    MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt faced Earnell Lucas, former police captain and current Major League Baseball executive and Robert Ostrowski, a sheriff’s deputy in the race to replace former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. There were no Republicans in the race that Lucas won. Schmidt voted Tuesday morning at Saint Martin’s of Tours near 116th and Forest Home in Franklin. His “victory party” was held at Mo’s: A Place for Steaks on Plankinton in Milwaukee. He […]

  • ‘We’re in the 40s reported:’ Germantown police seek suspects in vehicle break-ins, fiery crash

    GERMANTOWN — Suspects were caught on camera in Germantown trying to break into several vehicles while the owners were sleeping. One victim made it easy for them to drive off — leaving his vehicle unlocked with the keys inside. His vehicle was later involved in a fiery crash in Milwaukee. Exclusive video shows at least two brazen crooks wandering around in the neighborhood near Happy Hollow and County Line Road early Saturday, Aug. 11. A security light spooked them. “Between […]

  • Reba McEntire plays before sold-out crowd on last day of State Fair; Waukesha West grad also inspires

    WEST ALLIS — Country superstar Reba McEntire played to a sold-out crowd on Sunday, Aug. 12, the final day of the Wisconsin State Fair, playing all of her big hits. FOX6 News found one person in the crowd who said she hopes to have a few hits of her own. Catelyn Picco, 19, seems to draw a crowd on and off the stage. Picco is a 2017 graduate of Waukesha West High School. When she was a freshman, she dreamed […]

  • ‘Sausage, bacon, hams:’ Grand Champion meats can go for $20K at Governor’s Blue Ribbon auction

    WEST ALLIS — The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction took place at the Wisconsin State Fair Tuesday night, Aug. 7, and 120,000 4-H kids across the state will benefit from the money raised. It doesn’t get more Wisconsin than this! “Tonight you’re going to see the best of the meat processors. Sausage, bacon, hams,” said John Brunnquell, co-chair. Some of the Grand Champion meats would go for between $5,000 and $20,000. “We’re going to have a silent auction for […]

  • Police release video of ‘rotten individual’ who stole money during fundraiser for fallen officer

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police need your help identifying a suspect accused of stealing money from Sobelman’s Pub and Grill near 16th and W. St. Paul Avenue. It happened Saturday, Aug. 4, around 7:30 p.m., during a fundraiser for fallen Officer Michael Michalski, who died after he was shot by a wanted suspect near 28th and Wright on June 25. $1 from every burger sold at Sobelman’s would go to Officer Michalski’s family. They ended up raising $1,300. The owner believes […]

  • ‘We are here for her:’ Ribbons tied to fence outside school where fallen officer’s widow teaches

    ST. FRANCIS — There was an outpouring of support for the widow of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski at Willow Glen Elementary School in St. Francis Sunday, Aug. 5, were Susan Michalski teaches. Hundreds of people came out to pay their respects and show this teacher that she is loved. The group tied more than 400 blue ribbons on a fence, many with hand-written messages of support. “There’s a whole city that is there for her,” said Amy Braun-Gross, […]

  • Prize-winning veggies, hand-crafted textiles, photos, art: Lots to see at State Fair’s Grand Champion Hall

    WEST ALLIS — The Wisconsin State Fair opened to visitors on Thursday, Aug. 2, and FOX6 News caught up with some of the hardest working people at the fair inside Grand Champion Hall. Amid all the competition for your attention at the Wisconsin State Fair, Grand Champion Hall might not be your first stop. “I really wish people would know about this. Gardeners out there work really hard,” said Lisa Davis from Pleasant Prairie. It’s where the state’s perfect, prize-winning […]

  • ‘He was a great man:’ Memories shared of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski

    OAK CREEK — Fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski was remembered as a devoted family man, a man of faith, and an inspiring officer at his funeral in Oak Creek on Wednesday, Aug. 1 Thousands of law enforcement from around Wisconsin and the nation came to Oak Creek Assembly of God to pay their respects to the fallen officer. It was a big church — but it could barely contain the emotion. The speakers at Michalski’s funeral included Governor Scott […]

  • ‘He was somehow connected to everyone:’ Thousands expected to honor fallen Officer Michael Michalski

    MILWAUKEE — Fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski’s funeral is set for Wednesday, Aug. 1 There are signs the loss will be felt deeply by thousands. Officers from across the area and across the country will escort Officer Michalski’s body from a church in Oak Creek, up past Milwaukee police headquarters, and finally to rest in Brookfield. Michalski, 52, was a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. He was shot and killed by a suspect Wednesday, July 25 at […]

  • ‘It’s really devastating:’ Large crowd attends community vigil honoring fallen MPD officer

    MILWAUKEE — A large crowd gathered Monday evening, July 30 to remember fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Michael Michalski, who died after he was shot while checking on a wanted suspect near 28th and Wright on Wednesday, July 25. That’s where the community vigil began on Monday evening at 6 p.m. It was an emotional evening as those gathered focused on the man Officer Michalski was, and how he lived. Many said the 52-year-old officer who was a 17-year veteran of […]