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.
MILWAUKEE — It is an authentic taste of Milwaukee — and its creators guarantee you have never had it before. It is a new beer called “Urban Escape” — and it is being offered for a limited time only. “We are doing our ceremonial tapping of our collaboration beer between City Lights and Third Space,” said Jimmy Gohsman of City Lights Brewing Co. “We had never collaborated on a beer before so we were all about doing this for the […]
SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Charges were filed Sept. 14 against an 18-year-old South Milwaukee man accused of vandalizing Da Crusher statue, honoring the late professional wrestler Reginald Lisowski. The statue was just unveiled near 11th and Milwaukee Avenue in June. James Dudgeon, 18, was charged with criminal damage to property. FOX6 News spoke with one of Da Crusher’s daughters, hurt and angered by the crime. “Horrible,” said Sherri Brozoski, daughter. “I was so sad — and that is my dad there. […]
MILWAUKEE — After three years of work, the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force is going to give its final presentation. That will come on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at a public hearing — when officials will shot their plan to save the Milwaukee icons. “They were great in 1964. But that’s a long time ago now,” said Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas. “Domes have suffered a lack of maintenance over the years.” The wire mesh lining the walls and ceiling inside […]
MILWAUKEE — Another Milwaukee playground went up in flames Saturday night, Sept. 14, and authorities said it may have been intentional, just like the fire that damaged the playground at Butterfly Park on Sept. 1. Prosecutors said two 17-year-old boys were responsible for setting that blaze. A fire severely damaged the playground at Smith Park near 34th and Sheridan in Milwaukee shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. “She said, ‘The slide is gone,’ and I’m just looking like, ‘What do you mean […]
WEST ALLIS — A “Gathering of the Orange” led to a trail of tractors in West Allis. Antique tractor collectors gathered to drive the machines down to Racine County on Thursday, Sept. 12. “We grew up around this stuff I guess. There’s a passion for it,” said Norman Nelson, Power and Collectibles Society. If you drove through West Allis last Thursday morning, you may have seen the vehicles that looked a little out of place. “A couple cars passed, people […]
RACINE — A fire caused by unattended cooking caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the Lakeview Park Community Center on Goold Street near Main Street, across from the Racine Zoo, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11. It happened just after 9 a.m. Officials with the Racine Fire Department said a firefighter, 41, suffered heat exhaustion, and was taken to the hospital, where doctors opted to keep him overnight to monitor him. Fire officials said initial reports indicated there were flames […]
MILWAUKEE — We at FOX6 are doing a bit of work behind the scenes — and that includes upgrading our TV station’s antenna. But until that work is complete, you may notice some issues with our signal. The task is simple — take down an old antenna and put up a new one. But that is easier said than done. “We rigged the old antenna. We remove it with the use of a helicopter. A lot of prep work goes […]
PORT WASHINGTON — A Los Angeles-based production company has spent almost a year shadowing deputies from the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office. They are doing research on a new reality television show they hope to create — and surprised the sheriff as their time together wrapped up. “51 Minds Production out of Hollywood gave us $10,000 for our K-9 program,” said Ozaukee County Sheriff James Johnson. “They were so cooperative and so forthcoming with what they thought would work, how the […]
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Riverkeeper officials joined with Brew City artists to celebrate Milwaukee’s Rivers with floating art installations during Harbor Fest on Sunday, Sept. 8. The Milwaukee Riverkeeper Boat Parade, a fun twist on a family classic, began at noon during the Harbor District’s signature public event along the waterfront of Milwaukee’s inner harbor — traveling past popular riverfront bars and restaurants. “My son mentioned that there was no candy being thrown to the crowd, and I said, ‘If they […]
PEWAUKEE — A Pewaukee woman is going to unique lengths to help find a kidney for her husband. It is not the kind of “help wanted” sign you would expect to see — a billboard asking you to give a kidney. “For an unusual reason, which no doctor has ever discovered, my kidneys failed,” Tom Buelow, who needs a new kidney. Buelow is 72 years old. “She took me to emergency — and the next morning, I had a catheter […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY — A hunch from a sheriff’s deputy led to a pot bust in Washington County on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “It started out just as many routine calls do, a call for service of a disabled vehicle,” said Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:15 p.m. a deputy located two subjects, a 31-year-old Clintonville man and a 25-year-old Embarrass man, walking on Interstate 41 near Hillside Road in the Town of Polk. […]
KENOSHA — A 36-year-old Kenosha man has been charged in connection with the death of his 2-month-old daughter who, investigators believe, was abandoned in a field. Officials say Hezile Frison had a telling web search history including, “What type of wild animals are found in Kenosha,” and “What is the only way a parent can not go to jail if a baby dies.” Frison was charged with the following on Friday, Aug. 30: Failure to report death of child, repeater, […]