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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
  • ‘Incredibly difficult week:’ Molson Coors releases statement on resuming operations at brewery

    MILWAUKEE — Molson Coors on Thursday morning, March 5 released a statement about resuming operations at its brewery. This,  one week and one day after an employee gunned down five of his co-workers — Dale Hudson, Gene Levshetz, Jesus Valle, Jr., Dana Walk, and Trevor Wetselaar — before he died by suicide. Employees were given the option to return to work on Monday if they were ready. Adam Collins, chief communications and corporate affairs officer for Molson Coors, said overnight […]

  • Milwaukee doctor urges public to continue coronavirus precautions: ‘Prevention starts now’

    MILWAUKEE — With more than 200 patients passing through the doors at Milwaukee Health Services every day, the need to keep the coronavirus and flu out becomes even greater. “Although we have not been heavily hit by the coronavirus, we have to make sure that we prepare,” said Dr. Aronica Williams with Milwaukee Health Services. Williams said a quarter of her patients are among the vulnerable, elderly population. As a precaution, the clinics two locations have placed hand sanitizer around virtually […]

  • Mequon company touts solution to coronavirus, ‘available right in Milwaukee’s backyard’

    MEQUON — Leaders of Altapure in Mequon believe they have the solution to stopping the coronavirus in its tracks — a device that does more than blow smoke. It’s called Altapure, and it sends a dry fog through any room, covering it in disinfectant. Company owners noted demand from hospitals and other businesses through the roof since coronavirus started to spread. “Technology that is able to consistently eliminate this pathogen and others from a room is available right in Milwaukee’s […]

  • Police: 17-year-old was ‘racing’ before crashing into porch on Milwaukee’s south side

    MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody late Sunday night, March 1 after crashing into a porch on Milwaukee’s south side while racing another driver, police said. The crash prompted evacuations. According to police, just after 11:30 p.m., officers observed two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed northbound through the intersection of 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue. As officers attempted to turn their vehicle around, they observed a speeding driver had crashed into the porch near […]

  • ‘Trauma is injury:’ Services available to those grieving in wake of Miller Brewery shooting

    MILWAUKEE — Molson Coors’ CEO Gavin Hattersley has shut down the Milwaukee office for the rest of the week, and the brewery will remain closed for the time being. As employees and their families begin to heal, there are multiple reminders that no one has to grieve on their own. Doors are open at the Brewery Workers Local 9 union hall in West Allis. Grief counselors were made available all day Feb. 27 to offer support and a shoulder to […]

  • Miller Brewery shooting

    ‘Really close to here:’ Active shooter at Miller Brewing put businesses, schools on lockdown

    MILWAUKEE — Businesses and schools near Miller Brewery in the area near 41st Street and State Street were impacted by the shooting at the business that left five employees dead. Police said the shooter, a Milwaukee man, 51, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. MPS lockdown A Milwaukee Public Schools’ spokeswoman said Story School was placed under lockdown shortly after police responded to the shooting just after 2 p.m. The spokeswoman said, “All students and staff are […]

  • As Waukesha road construction rages on, business leader fears economic impact

    WAUKESHA — Waukesha is getting a jump on construction season — with Barstow Street shut down for water main work. But all the orange barrels are acting like red flags to downtown business owners. This comes as 5Points Brew & Sweets is set to close at the end of the week. “We were downtown here for the past two years,” said Mark Knudsen, Chief Financial Officer for 5Points Brew & Sweets. Knudsen made a decision to shutter the cafe — […]

  • Abduction/shots fired near 61st and Custer

    ‘Seen it with my own eyes!’ 2 men wanted in abduction, shots fired near 61st and Custer

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police on Monday, Feb. 24 asked for help identifying two men wanted in connection with an abduction and shots fired incident that happened near 61st Street and Custer Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Charles Brown, a neighbor, said he heard a bang on Friday afternoon. “I seen it with my own eyes,” said Brown. “There was a guy standing outside the passenger door. He was rushing a guy to get in the backseat.” Brown said […]

  • Plea and sentencing hearing on hold for Milwaukee officer accused of domestic abuse

    WAUKESHA — We are seeing for the first time a Milwaukee police officer in front of a judge accused of domestic abuse. Friday, Feb. 21 was supposed to be the day for Matthew Schulze’s plea and sentencing hearing. But Schulze, 38, will have to wait another month to learn his sentence. Citing time needed for Schulze to review an offer with his attorney, Judge Brad Schimel adjourned what was supposed to be Schulze’s plea and sentencing hearing for domestic abuse and […]

  • Hometown Heroes: 3 recognized for efforts in Oshkosh West HS officer-involved shooting

    OSHKOSH — An Oshkosh West High School student, teacher and school resource officer were recognized Feb. 20 as “Hometown Heroes” after their incredible efforts in December 2019. The school went into lockdown after a stabbing and officer-involved shooting. The teacher who rushed to help shared his story exclusively with FOX6 News. “We heard either two or three very loud banging noises,” said Ken Levine, a math teacher at Oshkosh West High School. For Levine, Dec. 3, 2019 is a day […]

  • Fatal crash prompts legal battle: ‘Deputies should set an example for the public’

    MILWAUKEE — A fatal crash has prompted a legal battle against a Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy involved in the wreck. Attorney Mark Thomsen said legal action taken this week by the family of Ceasar Stinson is about holding law enforcement accountable. “Ceasar Stinson should be alive here today,” Thomsen said. Stinson died on Jan. 25 after a collision at 10th and State in Milwaukee. His vehicle overturned in the wreck. Stinson, a Milwaukee Public Schools lobbyist, died at the scene. […]

  • Jury finds former federal agent David Scharlat guilty on 1 count of 2nd-degree sexual assault

    WAUKESHA — On Friday, Feb. 14 a jury found former federal agent David Scharlat guilty on one count of second-degree sexual assault-use of force. He was found not guilty on four charges: three of third-degree sexual assault and one of second-degree sexual assault, use of force. The jury reached the verdict at 9:39 p.m. on Feb. 14 — 12 hours after the 10th day of the trial began. He was found guilty on Count 5 — a count related to […]

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