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My tour of the Upper Midwest continues!
Hello, my name is Jonathon Gregg, a multi-media journalist for WITI-TV. I am very excited to join the FOX6 news team and have the opportunity to explore Southeast, Wisconsin. However, my TV reporting career did not begin in the Badger State.

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I am an Iowan by trade, growing up near the Quad Cities along the rolling Mississippi River Valley. My boyhood summers were spent on the ball diamonds of small towns and in the towering cornfields, Iowa is known for. High school was filled with football, wrestling, theatre and band. From Northeast Community Schools I sojourned to Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. At Wartburg I began working in television news, graduating with degrees in Communication Arts and Theatre. My time in Iowa continue with years spent in Cedar Rapids and Oskaloosa.

In 2012 I heroically crossed the Mississippi on my way to Green Bay. I do believe the experience helped prepare me for my next step, Milwaukee! I have arrived with ambition and the hope to do well by WITI’s viewers. If you have a story idea, I’d love to hear it,

Recent Articles
  • ‘Give these kids an opportunity:’ Packers’ legend Donald Driver helps kids get easier access to athletics

    MILWAUKEE — Green Bay Packers’ legend Donald Driver says too often children are unable to take part in athletics because their families cannot afford it. On Monday, July 16, Driver did something to fix that. From inside Milwaukee’s Discovery World, Driver helped deliver two announcements — both involving the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. “I get to see the impact this has on kids,” Driver said. The first talked about a future interactive exhibit which will promote the history of […]

  • Arizona man who suffered heart attack at Mitchell Airport returns to thank doctors, nurses

    MILWAUKEE — On the one-year anniversary of a near-death experience, an Arizona man came back to Milwaukee to thank the people who saved him. The heartfelt reunion was held at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday, July 13. On July 13, 2017, Paul Guibord collapsed while reaching for his luggage at Mitchell International Airport. He was having a heart attack, doctors say, few survive but Guibord did and its why he flew back for the special visit. “All the […]

  • Bastille Days is back: Milwaukee’s French festival returns with something for everyone

    MILWAUKEE — There are a lot of festivals in Milwaukee, but fans say none is quite like Bastille Days, which kicked off Thursday, July 12. “Everyone is in a really good mood,” said Fred Gillich, selling merchandise at Bastille Days. One look and it was easy to see the event was off to a hot start. “Bastille Days is actually one of my favorite festivals,” said Azmi Aladdin, restaurant owner. Milwaukee’s French festival is perhaps more diverse than any other in […]

  • ‘Doing the best we can:’ Community steps up to support those impacted by Sun Prairie explosion

    SUN PRAIRIE — Almost immediately after a natural gas explosion rocked Sun Prairie Tuesday evening, July 10, neighbors started reaching out to help. “You never expect it to happen in your community,” said Josh Netz, Prairie Diner owner. The blast happened after police got a call at 6:30 p.m. that construction workers working on a downtown street had punctured a WE Energies natural gas line. Police and firefighters arrived to investigate and were evacuating the area when the gas exploded shortly after […]

  • ‘Excited to see it:’ Iconic Smiley Barn in Delafield gets fresh paint, new grin and new owner 😊

    DELAFIELD — What was once a bonafide roadside attraction is getting new life, thanks to a new owner. A new coat of paint has Delafield residents smiling again. It’s been a long time since the old ‘Smiley Barn’ has looked so good. “We’re so excited to see it,” said Mike Smith, Dick Smith’s Live Bait and Tackle. “Then they had to scrape and get it prepped,” said Smith. A peek around the corner shows its age a little better. Mike […]

  • ‘Historical ride flights:’ You can climb aboard a WWII B-17 bomber in Waukesha this weekend

    WAUKESHA — A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has landed at the Waukesha County Airport. A World War II B-17 bomber will be on display and offering flights this weekend. The event honors our country’s veterans. “It’s one of the few still air-worthy and flying around the United States. I hope people come out and see the airplane and enjoy it, and I hope it inspires people,” said Bob Hill, pilot. The B-17 bomber is a rare bird these days, but the 74-year-old […]

  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is getting kids excited with new science exhibit

    MILWAUKEE — A new exhibit at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is getting kids excited about science. Jonathon Gregg is checking out the Science CITY Thursday morning, July 5. About Science CITY: Curiosity Required (website) Science CITY: Curiosity Required is part warehouse, part superstore, part clubhouse and part laboratory. Filled with activity stations and interactive media, the exhibit presents learning opportunities that highlight the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. If it ends in “-ity” it’s at Science CITY, where children learn about electricity, […]

  • 139 guinea pigs, 57 rabbits rescued from home in Watertown; ‘A lot are due this week’

    WATERTOWN — An investigation led to an unexpected delivery of guinea pigs and rabbits at the Watertown Humane Society. Matters will only get worse when another kind of delivery happens very soon. Rooms that were dedicated to animal “play areas” have been repurposed at the Watertown Humane Society. In fact, every available room has been filled with guinea pigs. “Those first three rooms that I showed you were all cat rooms, open cat rooms where cats were able to run […]

  • ‘We’re at the halfway point:’ Seniorfest marks the start of the 2nd week of Summerfest 2018

    MILWAUKEE — Summerfest 2018 was back in action Tuesday, July 3 after taking a break on Monday. The second act of the Big Gig would offer great views of the U.S. Bank Fireworks show Tuesday night. “We’re over the halfway point, which is kind of crazy,” said Kylie Dophin, vendor. Topping the first week has to be hard to do, but that’s exactly what Dolphin was going for. From her little piece of heaven behind the Brew City stand, not […]

  • State Patrol aerial enforcement keeps you safe on the road: ‘You can really see aggressive driving’

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — On any given day, Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Matt Knight covers a lot ground. The Waukesha native has been a member of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for two years. He’s logged thousands of miles on the road, and usually works solo, but on a sunny spring morning, Trooper Knight had help from above. “This would be my second time I’ve actually done it,” said Knight. Circling a few thousand feet about I-94 in Waukesha County was […]

  • ‘Not something you usually see:’ Hot air balloon makes unexpected landing in Muskego neighborhood

    MUSKEGO — A quiet neighborhood in Muskego had some unexpected visitors on Monday morning, July 2. Sanctuary Drive is normally true to its name, but a little after 7 a.m. Monday, as Glenn and Kathy Kozicki were getting ready for the day… “We heard a noise, a loud swishing sound, like ‘woosh,’ and even louder than that — and then it got really, really loud,” said Glenn Kozicki. “I looked out our window, our big half-moon window and all I saw […]

  • ‘Largest single show in the Midwest:’ Preparations underway for US Bank Fireworks 🎆

    MILWAUKEE — It’s one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest, and it will light up Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront Tuesday night, July 3. FOX6 News will carry the U.S. Bank Fireworks show live on air and online. Floating calmly in Port Milwaukee Monday, July 2 were barges, on the eve of an explosive show. “Each year we change it up a little bit. We’ve got a range of shells, from three inches in diameter up to 10 inches […]