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Evan Peterson is a general assignment multi-media journalist working the dayside shift during the week and the morning shift on the weekends. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and spent the first few years of his life there before relocating to Chicago for a little while and then ultimately settling in Elmhurst, IL.

Evan graduated from York Community High School and later Marquette University where he studied digital media and political science.

Before coming to WITI he worked as a morning reporter at WICS in Springfield, IL. During his time there he covered a lot: the state’s budget crisis, flooding of central Illinois, President Barrack Obama’s visit, the 2016 presidential race, and profiled the FBI’s central Illinois cyber security squad.

When he’s not in the newsroom you can find him exploring Milwaukee, hiking, and volunteering.

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Recent Articles
  • Israeli paramedics host emergency terrorism response course in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE — In the wake of numerous international attacks on religious organizations, members of Milwaukee-area’s faith community on Wednesday, July 17 learned how to save lives if they ever find themselves in worst-case scenarios. The instructors were two men who worked as paramedics in Israel, and they were tasked with teaching attendees how to save lives immediately following a violent attack. “We are guiding people through seven principles, and we believe in hands-on training,” said Raphael Herbst, senior paramedic. The […]

  • Amid ‘oppressive’ heat, officials suggest asking yourself, ‘What can you do to prepare for your day?’

    MILWAUKEE — After a hot start to the week, and with temperatures in the upper 80s on Tuesday, July 16, Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) officials said the conversation about how to help people beat the heat was ongoing. The FOX6 Weather Experts said the heat was only expected to intensify, with the possibility we could see the hottest week of the year in southeast Wisconsin. “It looks like this is really just the front end of a […]

  • ‘Tends to be more tech:’ Online shopping explodes on Amazon Prime Day, other retailers follow suit

    MILWAUKEE — It is being called the biggest shopping period of the year — Amazon Prime Day. Some say it is bigger than holiday shopping, Black Friday and even Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime Day started at 2 a.m. CDT Monday, July 15 — and lasts 48 hours. Amazon even has a countdown clock at the top of its website to keep you in the know. While Amazon is the driving force for this shopping spree, reports suggest that more than […]

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    ‘Feel bad for the families:’ Moment of silence on 20-year anniversary of ‘Big Blue’ crane collapse

    MILWAUKEE — Twenty years ago Sunday, July 14, a crane collapse during the construction of Miller Park killed three workers. Before the Milwaukee Brewers took on the San Francisco Giants Sunday, everyone stood at attention to reflect on what happened, and remember the three men who lost their lives. A ping of flexing metal from a crane lifting a portion of Miller Park’s roof offered a horrifying warning of what was to come. On July 14, 1999, the crane so […]

  • Milwaukee, Waukesha County leaders urge residents to ‘Recycle Right’ to reduce contamination

    MILWAUKEE — It is a messy problem — but community leaders say there is no way around it. Officials with the City of Milwaukee and Waukesha County have a big problem with garbage — specifically, recyclable material. City and county officials in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties are encouraging residents to help reduce contamination by teaching them to “Recycle Right” in their curbside carts and bins this summer. “So two of our largest export partners, places where we would send tons and […]

  • ‘Bringing communities together:’ Milwaukee hosts national convention for Latino civil rights organization

    MILWAUKEE — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) kicked off on Wednesday, July 10 its three-day national convention. This year, it is happening in Milwaukee. LULAC is one of the largest and oldest Latino civil rights organizations in the United States. “LULAC was formed in 1929 to protect, and defend, the Latino community at that time,” said Sindy Benavides of LULAC. During Wednesday’s opening ceremony, LULAC leaders spoke with attendees and the media about the focus of this […]

  • Pilot program: Milwaukee Common Council passes measure allowing dockless scooters on city streets

    MILWAUKEE — On the heels of Governor Tony Evers’ bill signing  on Monday, July 8 that allowed for the use of electric scooters on roads and sidewalks, Milwaukee now has its own ordinance. On Tuesday, July 9, the Milwaukee Common Council passed a measure allowing for a pilot program allowing for dockless scooters. “The Legislature acted, passed a bill which essentially legalized electric scooters on the roads of Wisconsin. Under the Milwaukee rules, we will undertake a pilot program. Any […]

  • The Hop -- Milwaukee streetcar

    ‘Going to start impacting taxpayers:’ No resolution in sight after streetcar expansion funding failed to pass

    MILWAUKEE — City leaders in May failed to pass the funding measure that would allow for the expansion of Milwaukee’s streetcar route, and there’s no immediate resolution in sight. Alderman Tony Zielinski, a longtime critic of the project, said it’s a sign that city leaders and their constituents do not support the streetcar’s expansion — and instead of wasting resources, the money for the expansion should be diverted, and used to help secure the city’s infrastructure. “No. This doesn’t surprise […]

  • 1st and Bowl combines two of America’s favorite pastimes into one exciting sport 🏈🎳

    WAUWATOSA — Football and bowling are two of America’s favorite pastimes. The folks over at 1st and Bowl in Wauwatosa have combined them into one exciting game, complete with delicious food and drinks! Evan stopped by 1st and Bowl to learn more about the unique sport and what the new bar has to offer patrons. About 1st and Bowl (website)  What is football bowling?  Besides your new favorite sport, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A combination of football and […]

  • Behind the scenes look at Wauwatosa 4th of July parade

    WAUWATOSA — It’s the largest 4th of July parade in the area! Evan spent the morning getting a behind the scenes look at the Wauwatosa Independence Day parade. Independence Day Festivities (website) 2019 Independence Day Schedule Parade Join us for the parade on North Avenue. The 85th year celebration is one of the largest parades in the state and features over 95 units. The parade proceeds West on North Avenue between 80th and 104th Street. Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 Parade […]

  • It’s the largest 4th of July parade in the area! Behind the scenes look at Wauwatosa parade

    WAUWATOSA — It’s the largest 4th of July parade in the area! Evan spent the morning getting a behind the scenes look at the Wauwatosa Independence Day parade. Independence Day Festivities (website) 2019 Independence Day Schedule Parade Join us for the parade on North Avenue. The 85th year celebration is one of the largest parades in the state and features over 95 units. The parade proceeds West on North Avenue between 80th and 104th Street. Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 Parade […]

  • US Coast Guard out in force to catch drunk boaters over 4th of July weekend

    MILWAUKEE — The Fourth of July holiday is meant to be a good time but boating under the influence (BUI) is nothing to joke about. The U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies have a plan to keep boaters on Lake Michigan safe. It’s a plan to keep boaters out on Lake Michigan safe over the holiday weekend. “This weekend, the 5th through the 7th, is what’s called ‘Operation Dry Water,'” said Lt. Phillip Gurtler, U.S. Coast Guard. Despite […]

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