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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Traditionally, Thanksgiving weekend marks the peak of in-person holiday shopping, but as with all things in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has led to change.
As we get into the holiday season, the fear of getting a package stolen from our porch or doorstep remains high.
The DNR is reporting that an alderman from the city of West Bend, Steve Hoogester, died from a hunting accident during opening weekend of deer hunting season.
"Our predictive modeling shows this going to March of next year if we don’t change something," said Angelia Foster, Marshfield Medical Center, Beaver Dam.
The owners of "the cheel" -- which featured Nepali-inspired cuisine -- are now hoping to fly above the devastating loss.
Wisconsinites are eager to go deer hunting this year, with more than 164,000 licenses already applied for.
Some things aren't too gouda to be true, and one thing is certain -- the cheese wedge is a muenster of a machine.
A West Bend mobile food pantry shattered a record this afternoon – for the number of families served.
Forty Washington County seniors will receive a Thanksgiving meal, and they hope to provide 15 meals for 12 days in December.
State DNR officials said they have known for a while that bear populations in Wisconsin are moving south.