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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MILWAUKEE — The countdown is on for the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Though the game is in Toronto, fans in Milwaukee say they’re going to be supporting the team as if it was being played just a few feet away inside Fiserv Forum. “Look what we did to Boston, we swept them under the rug,” said Ladarius Johnson, Bucks fan. Fans of the green and cream are louder in spirit than […]
MILWAUKEE — Flags across Wisconsin were ordered at half-staff on Friday, May 17 to honor Appleton firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard. He was shot and killed Wednesday while trying to help a man suffering a medical emergency. Thursday night in Appleton, the community came together to show support for the fallen firefighter. As the community mourns the loss of this first responder, firefighters locally take this as a moment to review their very own safety protocols. As horrible as these kinds of […]
MILWAUKEE — Hours before tipoff, fans were already making their way to Fiserv Forum Wednesday, May 15, as the Milwaukee Bucks prepared to face the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. “I’m excited! I hope they tear them up,” said Walter Foster, Bucks fan. The basketball series was 18 years in the making. Bucks fans were beyond hyped to get things started — hoping for a Bucks win in Game 1. “I said, ‘I’ve got a […]
MILWAUKEE — A pair of Milwaukee men are on a mission to create the city’s newest theme song for the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s loud and catchy — and it’s the brainchild of a Milwaukee gospel rapper turned sports rapper. He goes by the name “Just Chris.” “The original ‘Bonkers’ is a gospel song about going crazy and getting excited for Jesus,” said Just Chris. “Original was, ‘We going bonkers. We totally nuts.’ And then I’d say, ‘J-E-S-U-S, you know the […]
RACINE — Law enforcement agencies across the country gathered Monday, May 13 to remember those who lost their life in the line of duty — during National Police Week, May 12-May 18. As people did that in Racine County, one among them was recognized by top brass. Gathered underneath a pavilion in Racine, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other emergency responders gathered in full uniform. As the event began, Racine Police Chief Art Howell paused to make an off-script announcement. […]
KENOSHA — Students at Bradford High School on Monday, May 13 returned to class after the death of one of their classmates. 15-year-old Kaylie Juga was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend on Thursday, May 9, police and family said. Her mother, Stephanie Juga, was injured. Juga was shot and killed inside her Kenosha home on Thursday. Her father, Nick Juga, said she was preparing to go to work when she was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend who she hadn’t […]
KENOSHA — Less than 24 hours after a shooting left a 15-year-old girl dead and her 39-year-old mother seriously injured in Kenosha, the surrounding neighborhood is showing their support for the family. The victims have been identified as 15-year-old Kaylie Juga and 39-year-old Stephanie Juga. Martice Fuller, 15, wanted in connection to the shooting, was taken into custody Friday morning, May 10. “I actually don’t know them at all. I’m a complete, everyday, stranger,” said Kate Colbert, mourner. Standing along […]
MILWAUKEE — One person was found dead following an apartment fire near 91st and Hampton in Milwaukee on Wednesday morning, May 8. Cellphone video obtained by FOX6 News showed fire and smoke spewing out of the apartment complex. Smoke and flame scars left on the side of the building showed how intense the fire was. Although one man died, it could have been worse had one brave woman not acted. “I was driving my daughter to school and I was […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) students are getting a brand new football field, thanks to some help from the Green Bay Packers. On Tuesday, May 7, there was a groundbreaking ceremony at Casimir Pulaski High School. The plan includes installing synthetic turf, new goal posts and new soccer goals, with the field expected to be ready for the start of school in fall 2019. “Our young people get a golden opportunity to have a wonderful field with synthetic turf. […]
MILWAUKEE — On Friday, May 3, a group began a trek spanning nearly 4,000 miles. It started in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ends in Dallas, Texas during Memorial Day weekend. It’s an effort to raise awareness for the real reason behind the holiday. On Monday, May 6, Carry The Load’s Midwest Relay Team walked through Milwaukee and hosted a ceremony at Wood National Cemetery in support of our military, veterans, first responders and their families. In between footsteps were moments of reflection in […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Fire Department‘s community paramedics were granted a new task Friday, May 3. Their job: help Milwaukee’s drug addicts beat addiction. “We can’t get people to get clean if they die,” said Captain Michael Wright, Milwaukee Fire Department. A team of firefighters put together a task force known as the Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative (MORI). It’s a community-wide approach which operationalizes the Milwaukee City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force (CCHOCTF) recommendations. The goal initially is to focus […]