I have been at FOX6 since September 1990 and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Growing up in West Bend, I never would have believed that I would get the chance to cover events such as Super Bowls and Final Fours and Major League playoff games and NASCAR events as a Milwaukee sportscaster. In between, there have been so many feature stories with folks who excel far from the spotlight.
With continually evolving technology, there are more and more exciting ways to share those stories. This job is never the same from day to day, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun.
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LAKE GENEVA — Before welcoming spring, officials at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa say farewell to winter each year — and there’s plenty of excitement during the sendoff. The ski hill at Grant Geneva was converted into a race track for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross “Ram Trucks Snocross Grand Finale.” “We start planning now for next year, you might say. We make sure that we make enough snow that this race is very successful, so you probably see out back, we […]
MILWAUKEE — When the Milwaukee Bucks play, the goal is to put the best players on the floor and run plays to get the best shot possible, which hopefully leads to scoring and ultimately winning the game. The same can be said for another game, but with this one, players got an added bonus. “NBA Math Hoops is a fundamental board game that helps kids with their math facts, so we’ve combined math and the NBA/WNBA,” said Calvin Sivert, Learn Fresh […]
MILWAUKEE — In the rank structure of the Navy, admiral is above captain. In the structure of the Milwaukee Admirals hockey, the captain is unrivaled. You can find the leader of a hockey team by looking for the “C.” “It’s an honor,” said Jarred Tinordi, Admirals defenseman and captain. “Nowadays in hockey, you don’t have to have a letter on your jersey to be a leader, right? You can speak up. You can lead by example on the ice — do […]
MILWAUKEE — Winter is usually still in full effect in March, with cold and snow. Marquette University‘s golf team is now able to say — bring it on, thanks to the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center. Inside that building, it always feels like a summer day. “Breathtaking! Wanting to get in here right away,” said Austin Kendziorski, senior golfer. The space is the home of the Golden Eagles golf team. “We obviously wanted to be on par with some of […]
MILWAUKEE — New experiences can be scary, but they can also be appealing and exciting, and that was the case for some elementary students at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. “I can’t tell you how excited I am,” said Kurt Hansen, physical education teacher at Milwaukee Academy of Science. Golf is a sport many of the kids never had the chance to try before. “We are really excited to kick off a new national school partnership,” said David Cohn, First […]
INDIANAPOLIS — There are a lot of Wisconsin ties at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, including eight Wisconsin Badgers and a couple of other players who are natives of the state. And how about Coach Lance Leipold? The longtime, big-time winner at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is not in Indianapolis, but a couple of his players from the University of Buffalo are. “He brought me in that was my first offer you know. Those guys, they trusted me when I first […]
INDIANAPOLIS — This is not the first time the Packers have come to the NFL Scouting Combine thinking they’ll look for a tight end — and a lot of the top tight ends say they can block and catch passes. “They’re both pretty fun,” said TJ Hockenson, former Iowa tight end. “I mean, honestly, I love to block. I love to run routes. I just really pride myself that I can do both. “I’m a really great overall tight end,” said […]
INDIANAPOLIS — We all know Aaron Rodgers will again be the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers going into next season. But could the team draft his possible predecessor this year? Friday, Mar. 2 was a big day for a lot of the attendees of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, because it’s quarterback day. Kyler Murray might be the number-one draft choice — he was certainly the number one draw in terms of media attention. He met the […]
INDIANAPOLIS — New Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga is on the lookout in Indianapolis. Special teams players can be found here. And the Packers need some. “I hope I get to do that at the next level. I think special teams is a fun thing to play. I love special teams,” said Travis Homer, former Miami Hurricanes running back. “I mean it’s a job, you just do what you have to do to help the team win,” […]
INDIANAPOLIS — NFL football teams are always looking for good offensive lineman. It seems like the Wisconsin Badgers always put some good offensive lineman out to the pros. Three of them were on hand this year at the NFL Scouting Combine. “It’s awesome having those guys around. If I have questions or if they have questions, it just makes the whole process more comfortable,” said Beau Benzschawel, former Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman. Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards all […]
INDIANAPOLIS — The annual NFL Scouting Combine is about more than just evaluating athletes physically and mentally. There is an awful a lot of football infrastructure in place at what is basically the NFL’s offseason convention — with scouts, coaches, general managers and player personnel together in Indianapolis, along with draft prospects. “I think just to try to get a feel for what is coming out in the draft, and try to learn these players as best we can, and […]
INDIANAPOLIS — There is a new crop of prospects every year at the NFL Scouting Combine. But a team like the Packers still goes with what it knows. Brian Gutekunst, the general manager is a product of the Ted Thompson, Ron Wolf school. So the Packers put a lot emphasis on the opportunity to interview these prospects during the time here at Indy.”) “I tried to put a personality with the player, that’s important. We’ll always have,” Gutekunst said. “Each individual […]