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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Tuesday, April 20 is the unofficial marijuana holiday known as 4-20. While some people celebrate, others spend the day reflecting on cannabis reform legislation.
As more Wisconsinites get vaccinated, more people are feeling confident enough to go back to movie theaters.
After more than a decade’s worth of work and cultivation, sturgeon are slowly repopulating in Lake Michigan and connected rivers. The DNR is making an effort to protect them for years to come.
A massive garage fire in Greenfield Wednesday morning led a nearby tree trimmer to drop his saw and start knocking on doors.
UnitedHealthcare is behind the creation of two new public cellphone charging stations accessible to homeless and housing insecure individuals.
April 12-16 is Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Dogs plus yoga equals "doga" -- put on by MKE Yoga Social and Off Leash MKE in the annex of Lost Valley Cider Co. in Milwaukee.
As more receive the coronavirus vaccine, the urge to share the news and your vaccine card with others grows, but the Better Business Bureau warns you may be doing more harm than good.
National Beer Day -- April 7 -- marks the moment in history that was the beginning of the end to prohibition.
A Milwaukee woman at her wit's end when it comes to litter in Sherman Park took matters into her own hands instead of waiting for the city to do something about it.