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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GREEN BAY — As an impressive Packers season is drawing to an end on the field, a remarkable streak associated with covering the Packers has already reached its conclusion. I embarked on “The Green Bay Lunch Streak” Dec. 16, 2009. Every Wednesday during every Packers season (and postseason) since — we had lunch at a different Green Bay-area restaurant. However, the streak came to end in December 2019. Here are the establishments that made up The Green Bay Lunch Streak […]
GREEN BAY — You’ve heard the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” When it comes to Green Bay Packers football, that value may be even higher. FOX6’s Tim Van Vooren goes Beyond the Game to tell you the men responsible for some of the most iconic photographs in sports history now have their best work all in one place.
MILWAUKEE — Craig Counsell grew up a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, spent two stints as a player, and has been Milwaukee’s manager since the middle of the 2015 season. Rich Wolfe has written a book about the Brew Crew’s skipper. Wolfe has written more than 50 books mostly dealing with sports figures with big personalities like Bobby Knight, Mike Ditka, and Harry Caray. His newest covers the life of Craig Counsell. “I like guys like Craig Counsell,” said Wolfe. “I […]
MILWAUKEE — As if having a health scare take away your chance to participate in the sports you love isn’t bad enough, what if that health scare threatens your life? Allan Ripple answered that question the only way he knows how. He moves smoothly through the water, displaying the form that made him a high school and later college swimmer. His last name is Ripple, underscoring why he makes this look so natural. What isn’t apparent is what he’s gone […]
MADISON — Some Wisconsin Badgers football players will probably be in the NFL next season. Others will probably be done with football, but they’re bound to say, “Man, that was fun.” No. 52 for the Badgers is right up near No. 1 when it comes to cutting loose on game day. “I think that’s my role,” said David Pfaff, Wisconsin Badgers defensive end. “Being a fifth-year senior, I’ve always kind of had that will to bring the energy, and to […]
WEST BEND — Billy Sims was a star athlete in high school and college and made it to the NFL, but some of his greatest accomplishments have come well after his playing days ended. Sims is best known as a Heisman Trophy running back from Oklahoma who went on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, but these days, people are reconnecting with Sims over some tasty barbecue. “Like most men, we think we can barbecue,” said Sims. “It’s […]
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 […]