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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.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your viewing experience.

Recent Articles
  • ‘Stay positive:’ Hartford family balances football and life

    HARTFORD — A local girl has spent much of her young life in and out of the hospital visiting doctors from Wisconsin to New York. Through it all, she and her family continue to put their arms around the good things in life. As the offensive coordinator for the Hartford Union High School football team, Paul Shelsta sets a game plan and helps his players try to execute it on Friday nights. Away from the field, Paul and his wife, […]

  • FOX6 photojournalist Mickie Leach honored with Silver Circle award

    MILWAUKEE — A valued member of the FOX6 family received a major honor on Sunday, Oct. 21. Photojournalist Mickie Leach was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle, which recognizes more than 25 years of contributions to television in the Milwaukee market. In his 30 years at WITI, Mickie has become synonymous with “photojournalistic” excellence — that’s a hard thing to define but a viewer can best understand it this way: you were there because […]

  • Davante Adams on Crosby’s misses: ‘I just looked him in his eyes and said ‘Mason — let it go”

    DETROIT — Week 5 was not kind to the Green Bay Packers — as their sputtering offense struggled in Detroit. The Packers lost, 23-31 — but there’s still time to turn things around. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren went “Inside the Huddle” with Davante Adams after the game. “Yeah, it’s tough — and it’s still early too, so, you know, we’re still figuring out a lot of things about players and, you know, our team as a whole, so it’s just […]

  • Arrowhead teen who lost twin, father continues mission as ‘golden girl’ in fight against cancer

    HARTLAND – A September movement continues to bring comfort to the lives of many, and the girl who started the campaign is determined to make sure it keeps growing. From the depths of sorrow, Annie Bartosz has become the golden girl. “The idea for Gold In September was honestly and truly Annie’s, and it was the evening that my husband and I had to sit down and tell her that her brother was no longer going to be with us. […]

  • Coach McCarthy agrees with QB that opportunities were missed in win vs. Bills

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers posted a big win on Sunday, Sept. 30 vs. the Buffalo Bills at Lambeau Field, but they weren’t jumping up and down at the team facility Monday, Oct. 1 — especially not Aaron Rodgers, whose comments after the game on Sunday seemed to call out the coach and/or coaching staff. Coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t very worked up about the budding controversy, but when Rodgers says something, it gets attention. Green Bay rolled up […]

  • Khris Davis does it again

    Former Brewers outfielder Khris Davis led the Major Leagues with 48 home runs this season as a member of the  Oakland A’s.  In addition, he finished with a .247 batting average.  Remarkably, Davis also finished with a .247 average in 2015, 2016, and 2017.  His career average is certainly right in the same range – .248.

  • Local products moving on up

    A trio of guys with local ties have updates worth sharing. Julian Swartz, who was a terrific high school basketball player at Waukesha South and a member of a Final Four team at Wisconsin, was recently named a full-time assistant coach for Georgia Tech.  Julian has made many personal connections in his roles as support staff and coach at various stops along the way.  He knows the game, but has impacted players at least as significantly off the court. Former […]

  • UW linebacker growing on the field and on campus: ‘It’s important to not be 1-dimensional’

    MADISON — College is a time for personal growth, and for Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Zack Baun, that’s taking place on the field and on campus. The Badgers have had a string of standout players at linebacker in recent seasons and Baun hopes to join that group. For now, the UW junior said he’s very happy just being back on the field after missing all of last season with a foot injury. “I have never sat out a whole season. I’m […]

  • ‘Grow from it:’ Packers’ Blake Martinez says Pack lucky to come out with tie vs. Vikings

    GREEN BAY — The second week of the regular season was another crazy one for the Green Bay Packers — the game vs. the Vikings ending in a tie at Lambeau Field Sunday, Sept. 16. It was a game the Packers and their fans felt should’ve been a win. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren went Inside the Huddle with linebacker Blake Martinez, and asked him about dealing with the heat and the Vikings. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren: “Heavy on the hydration. Getting […]

  • ‘Plays like that happen:’ McCarthy, Rodgers, Matthews talk about roughing the passer penalty

    GREEN BAY — Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers’ head coach and QB Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday, Sept. 19 spoke out about the game Sunday, Sept 16 vs. the Minnesota Vikings that ended in a tie at Lambeau Field, and the officiating during the game. This, with plenty of fans still up in arms about that roughing the passer penalty against Clay Matthews. It happened on a drive that included a 22-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen from Kirk Cousins and […]

  • Fiserv Forum to help Bucks stay competitive on and off the court

    MILWAUKEE — The goal and the vision are now a reality for Milwaukee Bucks’ President Peter Feigin — after Fiserv Forum opened in August. “We want to resource this city with the greatest facility you could ever imagine, from the Sports Science Center to the parking structure to the arena — they’ve all been vehicles to bring us all closer together,” said Feigin. That Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center is a state-of-the-art training facility next to […]

  • Mattie’s Moment

    MILWAUKEE — The Brewers have  been staging some memorable moments at Miller Park this season.  The organization is also very attuned to the community and recently Mattie Van Eerden was invited up to the big club to throw out a first pitch.  Mattie has been a big part of the Concordia University Baseball team for the past few years and a the subject of a recent Beyond the Game story on FOX SIX.  Mattie’s Moment is one of the best […]