After two years of fun and adventures in the field, I am beyond thrilled to join the FOX6 WakeUp anchor team. It’s a special show, and promises to be the most entertaining and informative way to get your morning started.

I joined FOX6 in 2016 as the Roving Reporter for WakeUp. This role included jumping off trampolines, dancing as the Nutcracker, eating all kinds of food at 7 a.m. and any other activity that would help show off the wonderful festivals, businesses and events around southeast Wisconsin.

I checked off bucket list items by going skydiving and flying with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and was awarded an Emmy for our series of reports with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Before all that, I took a circuitous route to Milwaukee. 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
  • ‘Rather not jinx it:’ Why Mequon couple in Denver chose not to attend Sunday’s Brewers’ game

    DENVER — Fans of the Milwaukee Brewers made their presence known on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Coors Field during the third game of the NLDS vs. the Colorado Rockies. Denver is very much a transplant city, and FOX6 News tracked down plenty of Milwaukee fans in the Mile High City — including one couple that actively chose not to attend Sunday’s game. Wally’s Wisconsin Tavern in Denver serves as a safe haven for the green and gold. “We’re from Milwaukee,” […]

  • Milwaukee Brewers players, fans arrive in Colorado for Game 3 of NLDS against the Rockies

    DENVER, Colo. — The Milwaukee Brewers postseason push continues as they head to Colorado to take on the Rockies Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7. The Brewers are looking to stay red-hot and make a little piece of team history in the process. They’ve won 10 games in a row, including the first two of the National League Division Series. A 11th straight win Sunday afternoon would give them the first sweep in the Brewers’ limited postseason history. While they will be […]

  • It’s a place where flavor experts develop the perfect blends to spice up your food

    OAK CREEK — It’s a place where flavor experts develop the perfect blends to spice up your food. Carl spent the morning grilling up some tasty options at Asenzya in Oak Creek. About Asenzya (website) At Asenzya our culinary approach to projects is important to us. We understand that a seasoning and functional ingredient company is also a food company at heart. We employ trained culinary professionals that also have restaurant, product development and manufacturing experience. Asenzya™ encourages our partners […]

  • ‘The smile is coming back:’ Eye-catching roadside attraction returns to its former glory

    DELAFIELD — After 16 years, the Smiley Barn is back! “Today the smile is coming back, hence the name, the Smiley Barn,” said Diane Nold, store manager. The iconic Smiley Barn greeted drivers along I-94 in Delafield for decades, until new owners took down the display in 2002. “I grew up in Oconomowoc, so I remember the old smile,” said Nold. The barn has changed hands once more. It’s now the Smiley Barn Toy & Candy Store. Installation of the […]

  • If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Ninja Warrior — this weekend is your chance

    MENOMONEE FALLS — If you’ve ever wondered how people train for those obstacle course races or Ninja Warrior competitions — this is one way! Carl spent the morning at a gym in Menononee Falls that looks more like a playground — Legendary Fitness. About Legendary Fitness (website) Legendary Fitness uses obstacle course training to make fitness fun and challenging. We lead programs designed to help our members live the lives they want in and out of the gym and to […]

  • Train carrying non-hazardous material derails in Wauwatosa, no injuries reported

    WAUWATOSA — A train derailment in Wauwatosa late Monday night, Aug. 20 threw 13 cars off the track and cut power to some We Energies customers. It happened around 10 p.m. just north of the Mayfair Collection near Penzeys Spices. On Tuesday, Union Pacific Railroad officials worked as fast and as safely as they could to clear the derailment. The train was carrying a non-hazardous material. The battalion chief believes it was some type of construction sand. “It seems like it’s pretty contained […]

  • ‘We have the best jobs:’ Members of Bucks Gaming earn $32K-$35K in 6 months playing NBA 2K

    MILWAUKEE — According to market research, the video game industry worldwide could rake in almost $140 billion in 2018 alone, and the NBA wants a slice of that very fat pie. “Bucks Gaming” is part of the league’s efforts to be a major player in “eSports.” Bright lights and a big stage make up a setting you would expect for a marquee matchup in the NBA, but this court belonged to a new breed of Bucks. “Lights, camera, action! You […]

  • Cream puff giveaway winners line up to get their sweet treat at State Fair Park

    MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin State Fair has been offering cream puffs since 1924! On Tuesday morning, July 31 FOX6’s cream puff winners lined up to pick up their free cream puffs. Carl spent the morning at State Fair Park to get a look at the fun. About Wisconsin State Fair (website) The 167th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, is quickly approaching! This year’s fair will take place Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 12. The State Fair will once […]

  • ‘A real health issue:’ New rule protects 18K Wisconsin residents from secondhand smoke

    MILWAUKEE –Wisconsin public housing residents will be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke through a new smoke-free housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implemented Monday, July 30. “Secondhand smoke is a real health issue, and it causes lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” said Harold Wimmer, American Lung Association president and CEO. In November of 2016, HUD announced a rule requiring all federally-owned public housing to become smoke-free by July 30, 2018. This rule […]

  • If you’re looking for some of the fittest athletes in the world, you’ll find them in WI this week

    WAUKESHA — A collection of the best all-around athletes in the world will compete this week for the title of Fittest on Earth. The annual Crossfit Games start Wednesdsay in Madison. Carl spent the morning learning all about the games and the sport in general at CrossFit 262 in Waukesha. About CrossFit 262 (website) There are a lot of choices for gyms around Wisconsin now, why should I come to you? CrossFit gyms are individually owned and operated. We are […]

  • One of the largest celebrations of German culture takes over Henry Maier Festival Park

    MILWAUKEE — As your summer festival season rolls on, it’s time to get your Deutsch on! One of the largest celebrations of German culture in the U.S. takes over Henry Maier Festival Park. Carl spent the morning previewing German Fest. About Germanfest (website) Welcome to German Fest, a Milwaukee tradition held annually on the Summerfest grounds, along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. One of the largest German festivals in North America, German Fest Milwaukee is known for its authentic […]

  • Improve your athletic skills, learn techniques for preventing injury and reach optimal performance

    MILWAUKEE — It’s not quite personal training and it’s not physical therapy — it’s something in between. Carl spent the morning checking out the Performance Enhancement Program (PEP) at Froedtert’s Sports Medicine Center. About Performance Enhancement Program (website) We help athletes of all levels (age 12 and up) improve their athletic skills, learn techniques for preventing injury and, ultimately, reach their optimal athletic performance. Athletes participating in PEP receive the benefit of training with exercise specialists focused on your fitness and health. […]

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