Evan Peterson is a general assignment multimedia journalist working the dayside shift during the week and the morning shift on the weekends. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and spent the first few years of his life there before relocating to Chicago for a little while and then ultimately settling in Elmhurst, IL.
Evan graduated from York Community High School and later Marquette University where he studied digital media and political science.
Before coming to WITI he worked as a morning reporter at WICS in Springfield, IL. During his time there he covered a lot: the state’s budget crisis, flooding of central Illinois, President Barack Obama’s visit, the 2016 presidential race, and profiled the FBI’s central Illinois cybersecurity squad.
When he’s not in the newsroom you can find him exploring Milwaukee, hiking, and volunteering.
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'We must shift the bulk of our focus upstream on strategies that prevent poor outcomes for everyone in our community," he said.
The 50-year-old good Samaritan saw the boys in distress and went into the water to try to help. He was able to rescue one of the boys and tried to rescue the second, but both were pulled under.
The Muskego Area of Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with an event that typically draws thousands. During the pandemic, one business owner worries it is not the right decision.
The family of a Waukesha teen who died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition held EKG testing for 200 children in memory of their son on Wednesday.
Police are reminding people to stay cautious after a Milwaukee carjacking and Bayside carjacking took place recently.
“Black people are human and over the course of the history of America, we've forgotten that,” artist Scott Terry said.
State health officials say more than 500 reports have been filed regarding so-called "mystery seeds" originating from China or other countries, shipped to people around the country -- and some of the packages contain more than seeds.
FOX6 News joined a Milwaukee woman for her 107th birthday celebration Thursday -- and she revealed the secret to a long and healthy life, and offered insight on what she has planned for the next 107 years.
Three of Milwaukee's biggest educational institutions discussed fall reopening plans on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold.
In Milwaukee, there's a problem brewing amid the coronavirus pandemic. While there's plenty of beer to go around, the cans to put it in are hard to come by.