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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A week after a man drove his SUV through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, killing six and injuring more than 60, members of the community spent the day checking in on each other, as Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki led a prayer procession along the parade route.
Holiday shoppers were out in force Thursday morning, getting last-minute items for Thanksgiving meals at the Meijer in Wauwatosa.
Hundreds of people in downtown Milwaukee may have found themselves feeling colder than most in the last couple of days. This, after a water main broke and caused steam to shoot high into the air.
In an effort to connect victims of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy with helpful resources, a center has been set up at Carroll University.
Less than 24-hours after a man drove his car through a parade in Waukesha, behavioral health experts are working to help people process what happened.
In a push to get more people vaccinated against the coronavirus and influenza, a local organization has enlisted some professional help.
Approximately 45 animals arrived at the Waukesha County Airport from Louisiana on Wednesday morning, Nov. 17 – unwanted dogs and puppies in search of their forever home.
Nature's Path Foods on Tuesday readied a donation of 1,500 bags of healthy, organic food to families in need in the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas.
Roughly a year since a beloved cheetah at the Milwaukee County Zoo died, two new ones are making their debut.
The man known by many as “Dancing Chuck” is back at it again with a new video.