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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MADISON — An Olympic swimmer was training in Wisconsin until everything was shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ally McHugh is a championship swimmer from Penn State University, so, naturally, her path to the Olympics would go through Wisconsin, right? “Literally a few days after graduation, I spent some time with family but then literally was right out to Madison, Wisconsin and my new apartment, getting back to training, meeting the team, building relationships with those athletes and the […]
WAUKESHA — With the summer games postponed, a marathoner from Waukesha County has put her Olympic dreams on hold. Even though she doesn’t live in Wisconsin, she’s always representing her home state. Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel is prepared to postpone her dream from 2020 to 2021. “Learning about the postponement is difficult, and it’ll present a new set of challenges for us, but I think it is by far the right decision to do here,” Seidel said. Being an Olympian […]
CEDARBURG — The 2020 Olympic games will have to wait — after the International Olympic Committee announced the games set for Tokyo will take place in 2021. One likely Olympian affected by the change is a swimmer from Cedarburg. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren spoke with her about the changes in her plans.
WHITEFISH BAY — A lot goes into being a successful gymnast: speed, power, grace, body control and, in some cases, apparel. The WIAA held its 50th annual state gymnastics meet in early March, just before sports competitions began to shut down and history merged with the present even more than expected. Addie Gallun is a junior from Whitefish Bay High School who has been one of the top performers in Wisconsin since she was a freshman. Her routines looked as […]
WAUWATOSA — When you think of sports in Wisconsin, you probably think of the big ones — football, baseball and basketball. One of them, you might not think of — beach volleyball. Bryant & Stratton College in Wauwatosa is charting new territory for collegiate sports in Wisconsin, offering beach volleyball in a place better known for bitter-cold winters and soggy spring weather. “I was like, ‘Beach volleyball in the midwest? That sounds like, I don’t know, nonsense,'” said player Valeria […]
MADISON — The Wisconsin Badgers had three, talented offensive players invited to the NFL scouting combine this year, but it’s a defensive stalwart who will likely be the earliest selection from the school. Zack Baun can see it. Come this fall, he’s the complete package for some NFL team — even as a rookie. “This is a business, and I’m trying to provide as much value to a team as I can,” Baun said. “Whether that’s knowledge of the game, […]
MILWAUKEE — EB Garner was born in Mississippi and moved to Milwaukee as a young man. He worked more than three decades with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, but left an even bigger mark on the community by promoting the sport of fishing. He put on a free fishing clinic each summer for more than 22 years, and brought countless young people in Milwaukee to the water, often at Washington Park. He passed away on Feb. 29 at the age […]
MILWAUKEE — The goal of the players on the Milwaukee Admirals roster is to win now and get promoted to the NHL in the future. The goal of a key member of their support staff is to help them do just that. He doesn’t get a jersey, but Kris Stierwalt is still one of the Admirals’ most valuable contributors. Technically, he is the team’s head equipment manager, and, on the ice, that matters. “Everything from the skates to the sticks, […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Going through the NFL draft can be an agonizing time for a college prospect. All he can do is try to have patience until he finds out what team he gets to join. One Wisconsin Badger has already spent many anxious moments waiting to learn his football fate. In late April, Quintez Cephus hopes to be in the news as an NFL draft choice out of Wisconsin. He was in bold print this past season with 59 receptions […]
INDIANAPOLIS — As players chasing their NFL dreams continue to display their strengths at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, a familiar face was in the crowd. Zack Baun, after an All-American senior season for the Wisconsin Badgers, has his sights set on the Sunday stage. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren was with the linebacker in Indy.
INDIANAPOLIS — After a year away from football, Mike McCarthy has returned to the NFL Combine as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach. “I never thought I’d say this but it’s good to see everybody here,” McCarthy said. “I always looked at this day as Groundhog Day, but I no longer do.” Not Groundhog Day for Mike McCarthy at the NFL Scouting Combine because he’s not the coach of the Packers anymore. Fired late in the 2018 campaign, the man who […]
INDIANAPOLIS — From FOX6 High School Blitz to playing in front of a national audience every Saturday in college, a local football player is on the verge of now playing every Sunday. Ben Bredeson played football at Arrowhead High School in Hartland before going on to play for the Michigan Wolverines. Now at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren brings you up to speed on the offensive lineman.