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As a recovering sports addict, I’m excited to broaden my horizons — and explore Milwaukee — as the Roving Reporter for FOX6 WakeUp.

I took a circuitous route to this city. After growing up in suburban Maryland, I first landed in the Midwest as an undergrad at Northwestern — majoring in journalism but specializing in Ultimate Frisbee (and meeting my wonderful wife, Kim, along the way).

From there, it was off on a six-year journey as a sports anchor and reporter. I covered minor league baseball, including the debuts of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, at Blue Ridge Cable-11 (deep in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country). Then I immersed myself in the ACC, following Virginia Tech and UVa with the great team at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia (with a healthy dose of NASCAR on the side). And finally, I spent three years under the shadow of the Golden Dome, reporting on all things Notre Dame as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT.

And despite some solid work at those various stops, it was the one time I dressed up as the Cat in the Hat to read to kids (okay, second time — the first was a starring role in Seussical the Musical back in high school) that caught the eye of the folks here at FOX6.

All of which is to say: I’m up for whatever this area has to offer. With interests in the arts, the outdoors and food — definitely food — let me know what I should check out around town. If you know of a cool event, a fun activity or a way for me to make a fool of myself on live TV, I’m all ears!

Recent Articles
  • Hyundai’s ‘Hope on Wheels’ donates $100K to Children’s Hospital for pediatric cancer research

    MILWAUKEE — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin continues to rank as one of the best pediatric cancer centers in the country. On Wednesday, July 18 Children’s received a $100,000 donation from Hyundai’s ‘Hope on Wheels’ organization to fund pediatric cancer research. “It’ll allow us to take the research that we’ve already done on leukemia and expand it into a different type of pediatric cancer,” said Dr. Sid Rao, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s. The hospital was one of just 21 across the […]

  • Milwaukee Community Sailing Center owns and maintains over 60 boats

    MILWAUKEE — There’s still plenty of time to soak in summer on Lake Michigan. That includes from a sailboat. Carl spent the morning checking out the great youth programs offered at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. About the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center (website) The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers introductory sailing classes for adults, youth, and children. For more experienced sailors, our courses include intermediate and advanced classes introducing different types of boats and equipment such as spinnakers. The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center collaborates with area nonprofit social […]

  • Series of horse shows in Washington Co. aims to make riding accessible to all

    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Through the summer, a series of horse shows in Washington County aims to make riding accessible to all. Carl spent the morning with the folks from Old Seoul Equestrian before a two-day clinic and derby. About Old Seoul Equestrian (website) Old Seoul Equestrian encourages learning through riding by providing a competitive environment to Hunters & Jumpers in southeastern Wisconsin. Quality clinicians and instruction is arranged for horse enthusiasts of all levels. Please see our Events page for […]

  • US Bank Fireworks to light up the sky along Milwaukee’s lakefront

    MILWAUKEE — We are 15 hours away from the U.S. Bank Fireworks show along Milwaukee’s lakefront. And families have been camping out overnight to get the best spot to watch the show. The US Bank Fireworks happen Tuesday night, July 3 at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The weather is expected to be beautiful — which means thousands of people will be there to see the show in person. If you do not want to deal with the traffic and […]

  • ‘Every year, we produce 5M:’ Eder Flag in Oak Creek is a melting pot of workers from around the world

    OAK CREEK — The American flag has 13 broad stripes, seven red, six white, a field of blue and 50 perfectly-placed bright stars. It’s the representation of the United States, and as anyone knows who has watched that star-spangled banner yet wave, the American flag means so much more than the sum of those parts. “We’re creating a symbol of our nation that has one meaning, but so many personal interpretations that go along with it,” said Jodi Goglio, COO of […]

  • The Family Reunion Music Festival ‘is an annual family celebration of life and love of music’

    RACINE — Ready for its tenth year, a celebration in Racine pulls together music, art and plenty of food. Carl spent the morning previewing The Family Reunion Music Festival in Racine. About The Family Reunion Music Festival (website) The Family Reunion Music Festival (previously known as Dan Jam) is an annual family celebration of life and love of music. It’s a fundraiser for the Racine Literacy Council and gathers food donations for the Racine County Food Bank. A variety of non-stop music […]

  • ‘I always participate:’ Summerfest visitors help FOX6, Hunger Task Force, Johnson Controls ‘Stomp Out Hunger’

    MILWAUKEE — The Big Gig began Wednesday, June 27 at noon when the gates opened at Maier Festival Park, and Summerfest visitors helped the Hunger Task Force, Johnson Controls and FOX6 News “Stomp Out Hunger.” “We are really the flamingo group, and we do a lot of partying together,” said Kathy Aulik, from Manitowoc. “I usually come every year with my friends, just to have fun and listen to new music groups,” said Lauren Howard, from Milwaukee. Some FOX6 faces […]

  • ‘Stomp Out Hunger’ in southeast Wisconsin: Bring 3, get into Summerfest free

    MILWAUKEE — The first day of Summerfest is here and with it, a chance to get into the festival for FREE! FOX6 is proud to partner with Johnson Controls and the Hunger Task Force for another year of the Stomp Out Hunger campaign. On the opening day of Summerfest, Wednesday, June 27, donate three (3) non-perishable food items between noon and 3 p.m. and you will receive one (1) free weekday admission ticket to get into Summerfest free that day.  Hunger Task Force is especially […]

  • Get fit, have fun: Roll Train is a fun new way to work out — on skates!

    MILWAUKEE — It’s a fun way to workout! Carl spent the morning at Roll Train — which offers fitness and dance classes on roller skates. About Roll Trail (website) Roll Train is a fun new way to work out. . . ON SKATES! Even if you’ve never been on roller skates before, this class is sure to be a good time! Break a sweat and learn some fun (easy!) choreography ON SKATES!

  • ‘Blown away:’ Water Works repair chief designs special fire hydrants surrounding Bucks’ arena

    MILWAUKEE — Of the 19,500 fire hydrants in the city of Milwaukee, one is truly unique. “This is basically Chad’s morning — a tribute to Chad,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at an unveiling ceremony Monday morning, June 25. Chad Schuster has been with Milwaukee Water Works since 2000. He doesn’t claim to be an artist, but last fall, the repair chief had an idea. “I just went home and I was like, ‘I should paint a Bucks hydrant.’ I came back […]

  • Cold-pressed organic juices: Get your daily allotment of vitamins by drinking just one bottle

    GLENDALE — The Glendale company Healthy Roots uses 100 percent organic fruits and vegetables in its products. Carl spent the morning showing off some of the process of making cold-pressed juice. About Healthy Roots (Facebook page) An eight-year battle with a life-threatening autoimmune disease gave rise to a blessing in disguise. My illness was a wake-up call; a chance to reverse a lifetime of poor eating habits inevitably led me to discover the power of using food as medicine. More […]

  • ‘It was neat:’ Veterans fly the sky with Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation

    WAUKESHA — Amidst the construction and corporate jets at the Waukesha County Airport, one plane stood out from the rest on Friday, June 22. A World War II-era biplane offering veterans a very special experience. “Our foundation’s mission is to give back to those that have given,” said Darryl Fisher, Founder of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF) took off from the Waukesha County Airport on Friday, giving free rides to veterans from local senior living facilities. […]