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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WAUKESHA — Everyone who goes to the gym is looking for that winning workout, and thanks to a worldwide competition, you can find out if you have it. It’s natural to see people getting a workout in at all times of the day at CrossFit 262 in Waukesha. “It forces me to be active and be fit,” said Roxanne Ament, athlete. While it may not have looked much different, this workout was a competition. “Every CrossFit gym in the world […]
BURLINGTON — One of the fastest-growing sports for youth participation in the Midwest is wrestling, specifically girls wrestling. You’ll find some major stress relief inside a wrestling facility in Burlington on a random weeknight. “Wrestling is a sport that’s like no other,” said Ashton Cadman. “It’s coming into practice and knowing you get to beat on someone.” Cadman is one of the most decorated female wrestlers southeast Wisconsin has ever produced. She grew up on the mat and made it all […]
WEST ALLIS — Dan Jansen remains a household name in Wisconsin. When he won an Olympic gold medal in speedskating, it felt as though the whole state was pulling for him. Two decades later, he continues to pay that support back. Jansen narrowly missed an Olympic medal in 1984. Despite becoming the best speedskating sprinter in the world, he kept missing until his final race in 1994. Of course, that is only part of the story. The son of a West […]
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have had legitimate Super Bowl hopes for most of the last 25 years, but it wasn’t always that way. A new book spotlights Ron Wolf’s role in rebuilding the organization during the 1990s. From 1973 to 1990, the Packers finished above .500 three times. They were on their way to another losing campaign in 1991 when Packers President Bob Harlan broke up the organizational flowchart, entrusting the entire football operation to a new general […]
DALLAS — Aaron Rodgers darted toward the line of scrimmage before flinging a ball sidearm for another dazzling completion at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Aaron Jones waved “bye-bye” to Dallas cornerback Byron Jones on the way to one of four rushing touchdowns, which tied Green Bay’s franchise record. The “Aarons” were quite comfortable in a 34-24 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday — Rodgers because he won again at AT&T Stadium nine years after his first victory in […]
WAUKESHA — In the midst of high school football season, it’s easy to focus on wins and losses. AJ Raebel, head coach of the Blackshirts, cares about his team’s record, but he’s learned that some victories are measured differently. Raebel is one of those guys who could picture his future pretty early in life. “Going into eighth grade, I said I wanted to be a math teacher and a football coach,” said Raebel. “Eighth grade AJ is very happy.” Two decades […]
GREEN BAY — Craig James was on the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad at the beginning of the week. The short-handed Eagles promoted the second-year undrafted cornerback to the active roster two days before the prime-time matchup in Green Bay Thursday, Sept. 26. James responded by making the game-winning play in the 34-27 win over the Green Bay Packers. With 25 seconds left, James jumped a quick slant by Marquez Valdes-Scantling and tipped Aaron Rodgers’ pass into the end zone where […]
GREEN BAY — The offensive line kept QB Aaron Rodgers upright, the two-time MVP threw for 235 yards and a touchdown, and Aaron Jones tied a career high by running for two scores to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 27-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 22. The Packers were hopeful they could end the month of September with a perfect record as they geared up to take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field Thursday, […]
WAUKESHA — It was a big night for high school football in Waukesha on Friday night, Sept. 6 — but sometimes rivalries take a backseat to reality. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren goes Beyond the Game with Waukesha North vs. Waukesha South.
MILWAUKEE — There’s plenty of pressure, highs and lows, and it requires plenty of patience. Life as a bullpen pitcher isn’t easy, but a few of the Brewers practice persistence. Reliever Matt Albers has a distinction in the Brewers clubhouse — the oldest guy on the team. “Yeah. Thanks for that,” said Albers. “No. It’s fine. That’s perfect. I’m fine with it. Kind of enjoy that role — the veteran guy who has been around for a while, so I […]
MADISON — The public address announcer you hear at Wisconsin Badgers games at Camp Randall Stadium is also quite the home brewer. A combination of many things make up a Badgers basketball game at the Kohl Center. Mike Mahnke is a key ingredient. “If I can be a little bit of a fan, a little bit of a cheerleader, and a little bit of an information guy, that’s kind of the perfect mix,” said Mahnke. Mahnke is the public address […]
MILWAUKEE — She’s won three gold medals, and is regarded as one of the greatest female track athletes of all time, but what Jackie Joyner-Kersee is doing now might be her greatest accomplishment. “It’s crazy,” said Caleb Henry with the Wings of Glory Track Club. “It’s crazy. It’s the only way to describe it.” “To have an Olympic athlete in front of me, and to be one of the greatest, was something that I could have never imagined,” said Alexis […]