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.
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 […]
GREEN BAY — It will take 53 players to fill out the roster for the Green Packers, so the team looks high and low for the best fit. Sometimes, those players have to make themselves better fits. If the Packers have their way, they will start a first-round draft choice from 2018, and a second-round draft choice from 2017 at cornerback, and another second-rounder from 2018 in reserve. They might have to find a place for Tony Brown though. He’s […]
MILWAUKEE — Larry Sanders, once the centerpiece of the Milwaukee Bucks, is putting his life back together — a process that includes personal reflection and a bit of basketball as well. Part of the appeal of the BIG3 basketball league is to see a name from the NBA past and go, “Oh, yeah. I remember that guy. I wonder what he’s up to and what he looks like now.” Sanders played 233 games for the Bucks, from 2010 to 2014. […]
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Aug. 9 honored three greats who were a part of the revitalization of the franchise, looking to the past, while also looking to the future and a playoff push. “Honestly, it’s great to come back and see some of your old stomping grounds,” said Trevor Hoffman, reliever. Hoffman, second baseman Rickie Weeks, and shortstop JJ Hardy were all back in Milwaukee Brewers uniforms. “To have the organization think enough of us to be […]
GREEN BAY — His name evokes royalty but so far Kevin King hasn’t been able to take over the throne in the Green Bay Packers backfield. However, the cornerback isn’t lacking confidence. “Our defensive backfield as a whole is one of the deeper units that I’ve ever been around. In terms of there is nobody out there that doesn’t deserve to be on the 90-man roster,” said Packers Head Coach Matt Lefleur. The Packers sure have tried in recent years […]
MILWAUKEE — A lot of times, sports is all about teamwork. A couple of groups used that mentality to upgrade a Milwaukee high school’s athletic facilities. “We are a very old building, a beautiful, old building, and we have a lot of things that are outdated,” said Sandra Peterson, Bay View High School principal. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s Team-8 Tour and volunteers from UnitedHealthcare put in work to change that. “So we come in — over a span of […]
MILWAUKEE — Josh Hader is one of the best known Milwaukee Brewers players, but he does some of his best work far away from the spotlight. Hader has an appreciation for high-stakes situations. He is an All-Star relief pitcher for the Brewers, after all. On a recent game day morning, Hader and teammate Yasmani Grandal spent time with kids who know the pain of the highest stakes, as they lost a family member who served in the military. “For me, it […]
MILWAUKEE — From the cause and effect department, the Milwaukee Brewers are getting hit after hit from their rookie second baseman, and all of a sudden, they’re playing better as a team. That rookie is responsible for a franchise first. In the entire history of the Milwaukee Brewers, there is now one rookie that has ever been named NL Player of the Week — Keston Hiura. “I didn’t know that, so obviously, it’s kind of cool to have that achievement. […]
MILWAUKEE — At any given time, the Milwaukee Brewers have 25 players on their active roster, but most weeks, there’s movement on and off the roster. If you are a player on the proverbial bubble, you cherish any opportunities you might get. Sometimes all is not lost, even when your team is losing. Such would be the case for Jay Jackson, just up from the minor leagues. He was sharp in a recent appearance for the Brewers, even though his club […]