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.
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers’ summer camp is wrapping up its first full week of workouts. When they start the shortened season in a few weeks, one pitcher said he wants to be the man on the mound. As one of Milwaukee’s three returning All-Stars, pitcher Brandon Woodruff is a frontline talent, and the leader of the starting rotation seems very much at ease with the idea that he is only getting better. “In my mind, I feel like I […]
ORLANDO, Fla. — Basketball in the bubble awaits the Milwaukee Bucks. They departed Milwaukee on Thursday, July 9 to continue their pursuit of an NBA title. The top team in the NBA is shifting operations to Orlando for the remainder of the season, and some of its key contributors are being forced to stay behind due to a league cap for all teams. “I think it is balance. It’s like everything. You’ve gotta have great medical. And everyone knows how […]
MILWAUKEE — If practice does indeed make perfect, the Bucks are taking baby steps to NBA success. The Bucks play their first game of the resumed NBA season on July 31 against the Celtics. It’s been a strange few months for Donte DiVincenzo and Khris Middleton, sidelined from their livelihood. “Luckily, I got a little exercise room in my house that I put in,” Middleton said. “I was able to get some decent lifts in. A treadmill and some bike […]
PLYMOUTH — Like most racers, Alexander Rossi won’t be caught off-guard. With IndyCar coming to Road America, July 11 and 12, Rossi is up to speed on the layout. He hopes to turn his preparation into celebration. “I don’t want to put you on the spot,” said FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren. “You race all over the world. Maybe this is unfair. Could you take me through those four miles? Could you say, ‘Alright, I am driving.’ Could you narrate a […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Denver Nuggets on March 9 and have not played a game since. That will change later this month when the NBA season resumes with 22 playoff-eligible teams competing in Orlando. In the almost two seasons Bucks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer has been on the job, he has demonstrated an ability to gauge the psyche of his squad and to build and benefit from relationships. Those aptitudes are being tested in 2020. “We […]
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — The 2020 IndyCar schedule shows the drivers from the racing series will be in Wisconsin on July 11 and 12. That weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake will be the first event of the racing year to allow fans. The good news — Road America provides a park-like setting over four miles. That geography allows fans to spread out and be socially distant. Having two races because of adjustments to the schedule is a bonus […]
GLENDALE — The Bavarians Girls 18U Soccer Club played a tournament in Memphis right before getting shut down in March. They and the whole organization are just getting back to business in the COVID-19 sports climate. “We are in phase 1 of return to play — training which allows us to have nine players and a coach. So as they come into the stadium or the field, we greet them with our mask on, as we get into activities, we […]
SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — The time never seems to have been better to give back to your community. One local artist is doing just — through a love of racing. Making art to make a difference. That pretty much sums up Dave Cook. At the intersection of his passions for motorsports and giving back, you’ll find kids attending Camp Anokijig — a longtime not-for-profit enterprise in Sheboygan County. “It’s invaluable,” Darin Holden, executive director of Camp Anokijig, said. “The reality is […]
The student-athletes in spring sports for the Class of 2020 never got to play their final seasons. They had put in the work, paid the dues, and made the sacrifices to have that final chance to compete – and then COVID-19 hit. In mid-April, we started profiling some of these kids every night. We were able to recognize 100 High School Hot Shots from 49 different schools before the end of the academic year. Most processed the disappointment of not […]
BROOKFIELD — With high school sports seasons not happening as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, FOX6 News is modifying our weekly High School Hot Shot feature to recognize a senior spring athlete each night. We salute Maggie Doyle from Brookfield Central High School who is a hot shot on the soccer team. She is a three-year varsity player on that team. Team captain for 2020. Back in 2018, Central won the State Championship and Doyle was a big part […]
KIEL, Wis. — With high school sports seasons not happening as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, FOX6 News is modifying our weekly High School Hot Shot feature to recognize a senior spring athlete each night. We salute Julia Koenig from Kiel High School and the track team! This senior deserves to be in the spotlight. She had to train hard and maintain a positive attitude to overcome ACL surgery in 2018. Despite the setback, she rebounded for great success. […]
WEST BEND — Even the best golfers know they have to navigate their way past water hazards and sand traps on the course. The last few months have taught some college golfers about adapting to life, too. There was a merry bunch at West Bend Country Club recently — a handful of groups featuring current and former Big Ten golfers and their hosts. “I know when we are all together it is super competitive. We all try and get after […]