Evan Peterson

Evan Peterson

Multimedia Journalist

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.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, be sure to give Evan a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

The latest from Evan Peterson


Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy, prayer procession 1 week later

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.


Dogs to be adopted, Louisiana transplants

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.