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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Something's gotta be in the water at the WTMJ Weather Center


I hesitate to poke fun at the WTMJ weather team for fear one might retaliate by putting a picture of some monster on his blog with the impression the ugly creature is good ol' yours truly (clever devil!).

But I just can't resist.

A regular reader of This Just In, knowing how I have teased WTMJ-TV weatherman extraordinaire Craig Koplein for his fearless forecasts (“It might snow, or it might not”) passed along what he heard on WTMJ Radio this afternoon.

While trying to maneuver his way through Milwaukee’s east side as it was being hit with lake effect snow, one of my blog readers heard another WTMJ weather prognosticator, Brian Gotter, discussing his trade with Jonathan Green and Bill Michaels.

I am told Gotter was quite obstinate that there was no way anyone, including himself could predict lake effect snow.

Oh, really.

Then why have local meteorologists been talking about lake effect snow in their forecasts for decades?

I’m also told Green and Michaels grilled Gotter pretty good, and rightfully so after such a, and I’m being kind, silly comment.

If a weather forecaster can’t be expected to forecast, shouldn’t he not be in the business?

Bill Carlsen, Paul Joseph, Jim Ott, hell, even Alan Sealls…..miss you guys!



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