In 20 years of anchoring Fox 6 Wakeup News, it has been a joy and a privilege to host many segments promoting local authors, musicians and theater groups. Crew members from the brand new Milwaukee Film Festival made regular appearances. And one of the highlights of my career was interviewing a young comedian from Waukesha. It was his first television interview. His name was Frank Caliendo, and his work on network television and in comedy clubs across the country now delights millions of Americans.
Since I launched my video company, Concannon Communications in 2010, I have remained closely connected to the creative community. We have produced videos for the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Youth Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, and local musicians Willy Porter and Ethan Keller. In collaboration with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, we produced stories promoting the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Public Museum, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art.
My wife Janet and I are long-time Next Act Theater subscribers and members of the Milwaukee Film Festival.
I was not born here. I arrived in Milwaukee in 1987, the sixth different outpost of my television news career. But 35 years later, I consider myself lucky enough to call Milwaukee home. A big reason for this is the city’s rich cultural landscape that makes us the real heartbeat of Wisconsin.
It is an honor to have told and continue to tell these wonderful stories, celebrating the innovative and visionary talent our city has to offer and how it enriches the lives of all of us.
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