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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.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, be sure to give Evan a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles
  • ‘Your vote does matter:’ Polls open until 8 p.m. for Wisconsin’s primary; cast votes in 1 party only

    MADISON — Polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 for Wisconsin’s primary election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is reminding voters that they may only vote for candidates in one party in the primary. Voters will also need an acceptable photo ID in order to cast their ballots. Eligible voters can register at the polls Tuesday if they have a document that proves their residency or address. Links to primary election day information What’s on my ballot? Find my polling […]

  • ‘Pray everything gets better:’ Neighbors celebrate decision not to renew Milwaukee liquor store’s license

    MILWAUKEE — Residents on Milwaukee’s north side are celebrating a victory against a liquor store after the Milwaukee Common Council voted not to renew its liquor license. “I just pray everything gets better, you know? Pray for the best,” said Alvin Taylor. S&S Liquor is located near 27th and Auer. Its liquor license renewal was rejected by city officials after illegal behavior came to light during a Common Council meeting. “As of September, when their license will expire, they won’t […]

  • Last chance to experience the fun, food and more at the Wisconsin State Fair

    WEST ALLIS — Sunday, Aug. 12 is the last day of the Wisconsin State Fair — which means you’ve got one more chance to get in on the fun. FOX6’s Evan Peterson went down to the State Fair grounds Sunday morning, where he found the best place to start your day. About Wisconsin State Fair (website) The 167th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 12. The State Fair will once again […]

  • ‘Your vote counts:’ Hundreds of Milwaukeeans turn out for last day of early voting

    MILWAUKEE — If you live in Milwaukee and were hoping to get out and vote early, Saturday, Aug. 11 was the last day to do so. Barbara Nash is one of a couple thousand people who showed up to vote and said trying to do vote on election day just wouldn’t have been possible. “Very excited about it, very excited about the elections,” Nash said. “I work the election polls for a charitable organization so this way I don’t have […]

  • Teams across Midwest visit Milwaukee to compete in Dragon Boat Festival

    MILWAUKEE — 56 teams from across the Midwest are competing on Saturday, Aug. 11 in the Milwaukee Dragon Boat Festival at Lakeshore State Park. About the Dragon Boat Festival (website) Our mission is to showcase a variety of Chinese culture and traditions. Throughout the festival, there will be performances in traditional dance, Chinese folk music, and Martial Arts. There will be hands-on opportunities for the young and young-at-heart to make opera masks and lanterns, play traditional games, participate in a dragon […]

  • Milwaukee kids’ bikes get a tune up at free pop-up garage

    MILWAUKEE — We’re soon approaching the end of summer, and with it comes the last chance to take your bike out for a spin. But for some Milwaukee kids, their wheels aren’t fit to ride. Friday, Aug. 10 a pop-up garage helped fix that, for free. “Flat tires, adjustment to brakes, derailleurs, sometimes we’d get a basket case and have to replace items, pedals… things like that,” said Chris Keidel, DreamBikes. Chris Keidel is with DreamBikes, the group who puts […]

  • ‘These drills are so important:’ First responders take part in exercise where car was hit by streetcar

    MILWAUKEE — A test run for the Milwaukee streetcar took place Thursday, Aug. 9 — but not for the streetcar itself. First responders took part in a training exercise where a vehicle was hit by the streetcar, and someone became trapped underneath. It would be a horrifying situation to have happen, but if it does, those involved in Thursday’s drill will be ready to respond at a moment’s notice. “It all went off pretty darn good,” said Deputy Chief Aaron […]

  • Michels Corp announces hotel, offices, apartments, restaurants near 1st and Becher

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s Harbor District is getting a very expensive face-lift, thanks to Michels Corporation. On Monday, Aug. 6, the company announced a major expansion into the neighborhood, and released renderings of what it will look like. “It will have three different office buildings — a hotel complex, a couple restaurant opportunities and a residential component as well. ‘R1ver’ will have nearly 1,000 underground parking spaces,” said Tim Michels, VP of Michels Corporation. “Over the last few years, we have […]

  • ‘Authenticity, presence, condition, rarity:’ World class cars judged during Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show

    MILWAUKEE — World class cars were on display along Milwaukee’s lakefront on Sunday, Aug. 5 during the 14th annual Concours d’Elegance Classic Car Show. “When you drive your everyday car, there is no comparison,” said Paulette Simon, car enthusiast. Hundreds of cars and thousands of people were at Veterans Park for the show, featuring everything from Porsches and Ferraris to Bentleys and Aston Martins — and even a 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom Two. Roy Margenau is the man behind beautiful […]

  • Celebrate all things motorized at the Concours D’Elegance Car Show

    MILWAUKEE — On Sunday, Aug. 5, vintage and luxurious cars are judged by their elegance at Veterans Park. Evan Peterson shows how each car is picked to be a part of the Concours D’Elegance Car Show. About Concours D’Elegance Car Show (website) Since inception, the Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance has raised more than $200,000 for charity to improve the lives of children and families in the greater Milwaukee area. The Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance weekend includes three unique events: Show & Glow Paddock, Aug. 5, […]

  • ‘It’s inspiring:’ Bike MS takes cyclists on 2-day, 200-mile ride aimed at combating multiple sclerosis

    PEWAUKEE — More than $30 million has been raised since the start of the Wisconsin Bike MS fundraiser. On Saturday, Aug. 4, cyclists sped off from the starting line and began a two-day journey. It started in Pewaukee and will end in Madison. “Some will ride between 50 to 200 miles over two days,” said Rob Multerer with Bike MS. It’s a major adventure that draws roughly 1,400 cyclists. “This is my favorite week of the year. It is when […]

  • Riding for a good cause: Cyclists take off on 2-day, 200-mile Bike MS tour

    PEWAUKEE — Cyclists are taking off Saturday, Aug. 4 on a two-day, 200-mile journey from Waukesha to Madison — and they’re doing it all for a good cause. Evan Peterson stopped in Pewaukee before the Bike MS tour began. About Bike MS (website) Ride Details Date(s): August 4-5, 2018 Start Location: Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) Day One: Waukesha Area Technical College (WCTC) to UW-Whitewater Day Two: UW-Whitewater to WPS (Madison, WI) Fundraising Minimum: $300 Age Minimum: 12 Contact the event […]