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.
Three Wisconsin men received Carnegie Medals for heroism. Lt. Joel Rechlitz (center) looks at his plaque while seated next to his 1-year-old daughter, Olivia; mother-in-law, Mary O'Neill; wife, Kelly; and 3-year-old son, Jake. Heavy equipment operator John Rechlitz (right) and his wife, Joy, examine his award. The firefighters saved a 4-tear old last year and were honored at a Per Marquette Park ceremony Wednesday.Journal Sentinel photo: Mike De Sisti.
From the Journal Sentinel: "Firefighters Joel and John Rechlitz saved David J. Harper, 4, from a sport utility vehicle that had overturned and burst into flames July 19, 2009, near John Rechlitz's home on Milwaukee's south side. The brothers cut away David's child seat restraints and pulled the badly burned boy from the vehicle.
Both firefighters were injured while rescuing the child and required hospital treatment - John Rechlitz for second-degree burns to his hands and a laceration that required stitches, and Joel Rechlitz for second-degree burns to his right arm and scrapes to his legs.
Police Officer John Krahn was honored for saving Monica L. Ensley-Partenfelder and attempting to save Mackale J. Partenfelder from being struck by a train in Elm Grove on May 25, 2009."
Milwaukee police officers recover drugs that were tossed from the upper windows of a home on the city’s north side when police stopped by to investigate complaints of drug dealing. The occupants in the upper unit used a baby monitor with camera to monitor who was approaching the house and began tossing the drugs as police approached. “It’s raining drugs” one of the officers said as he stood outside. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn
Based on a confidential informant's information that an AK-47 along with drugs were hidden in a north side Milwaukee home, police officers performed a “knock and talk.” The officers were allowed to enter and later found the gun under a mattress. The home owner granted permission for a newspaper photographer to enter the house with the police. She said she had no idea her boyfriend was dealing dugs and had an assault rifle hidden. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn
A member of the teactical unit brings a woman out of a home on N. Buffum Street in Milwaukee. For safety reasons, when serving a search warrant, police place all occupants in handcuffs, with the exception of the elderly, disabled and very young children. This allows the team to secure the building. The women pictured is distraught because her baby daughter is still inside the home. The women is not a suspect and was released shortly after being detained. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn
A member of the tactical unit brings a baby girl out of the home while the child’s mother is distraught on the steps. The baby was given to a family member and returned to the mother soon after the search was completed. The mother was not a suspect in the case. When serving a search warrant, police put all occupants in handcuffs until they sort the situation out. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn
Gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett and Scott Walker shake hands after their debate Friday night. Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu.
Wearing a Flagstaff Tea Party T-shirt, Diane Wickberg, right, checks in at her polling station in August. Election workers told Wickberg that she had to cover her T-shirt to vote, and she's now suing for violation of her First Amendment rights. Photo: Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun
Pfc. Brian Borkoski says good-bye to his wife Cassi Borkoski, left, and his 14-month-old daughter, Magdalena Borkoski, at the National Guard Armory in Post Falls, Idaho on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. About 1,500 members of the 116th Calvary Brigadeare is leaving this week from Twin Falls, Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Lewiston and Post Falls for a year long deployment in Kuwait and Iraq for Operation New Dawn. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Kathy Plonka)
Pvt. Ryan Milliken and his fiancé Ronda Berg embrace before Milliken and other members of the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team departed Gowen Field on Monday, Sept 20, 2010. The soldiers are headed to Mississippi for training, and then on to Iraq for a year-long deployment. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski)
Izabela Marroquin Tambriz, left, reacts after receiving the remains of her husband Manuel Jaminez at the airport in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Jaminez, 37, was shot in the head after a brief confrontation with three police officers in Los Angeles, California, last Sept. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Residents throw rocks at police and demolition crew to resist demolition of their shanties at Manila's Quezon city Thursday Sept. 23, 2010 in the Philippines. The sprawling squatters community is being demolished allegedly to pave the way for the construction of another shopping complex. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A bloodied police officer prepares to confront demolition crew after he was hit with a rock while trying to pacify resisting residents during a running clash with thousands of residents who resisted demolition of their shanties at Manila's Quezon city Thursday Sept. 23, 2010 in the Philippines. The sprawling squatters community is being demolished allegedly to pave the way for the construction of another shopping complex. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Relatives of trapped miners Claudio Yanez and Dario Segovia write a message to them with painted stones outside the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Thirty-three miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug. 5. The message reads in Spanish "Claudio, Dario, strength!" (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez)
From the roof of her family's garage, Carrie Larson, front, watches flood waters rise around her house and in nearby Darts Park in Owatonna, Minn., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Also on the roof were Justin Johnson, middle, and Tiffany Schiprett. Earlier in the morning Johnson had parked in the driveway and the water had risen dramatically in a few hours and was now under water. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)
In this Wednesday Sept. 22, 2010 picture, an unidentified person floats down a concrete-lined arroyo west of Carlisle near I-40 in Albuquerque, N.M. as a heavy rains fell at about 3:30pm. Albuquerque flood control crews began draining a diversion channel through the city Thursday as authorities search for a man who was washed away in a channel during heavy rains. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Pat Vasquez-Cunningham)
Seth Gibbons lies in standing water at Somerset Village as he and his family check out the effects of Hurricane Igor while the storm moves onto Bermuda, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Nuns shelter from the rain beneath umbrella hats as they wait to watch Pope Benedict XVI perform a beatification mass at Cofton Park in Birmingham, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Britain with the beatification Sunday of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th century Anglican convert held up by the pope as a model for the faithful because he followed his conscience at great personal cost. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The moon rises into view over the Chugach Mountains in this view from the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. The full moon and the autumnal equinox happened on the same day this year, a coincidence that hasn't occurred in 19 years. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News , Marc Lester)
Volunteer Kate Malcolm from Tutukaka, New Zealand comforts a whale after it was moved to a nearby stream to rest while it is decided how it will be attempted to release them at a mass Pilot Whale stranding at Spirits Bay in the Far North, New Zealand, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Only 24 of several dozen pilot whales stranded on a remote northern New Zealand beach survived a stormy first night ashore despite rescuers' desperate efforts to save them.(AP Photo/Richard Robinson)
Wisconsin wildlife officials want to add four cave bats including the little brown bat to the state's threatened species list as a deadly fungal disease sweeps across the nation. The Department of Natural Resources is racing to prepare for the appearance of white-nose syndrome in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/La Crosse Tribune, Peter Thomson)
In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2010, tourist Elizabeth Krupa from Louisville, North Carolina feeds the ducks in Centennial Park with her pal Darby who sported some "doggles", a brand of sunglasses for dogs, so his eyes could be protected on a sunny warm day in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)
Philllipe Croizon, a Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated jokes during a press conference in Wissant, northern France, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 after crossing the English Channel this weekend using leg prostheses that have flippers attached. Croizon, 42, had expected the tough crossing to take up to 24 hours and instead, he finished in only 13 and a half. (AP Photo/ Michel Spingler)
A thunderstorm approaches Bill Snyder Family Stadium during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Central Florida and Kansas State Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Manhattan, Kan. Play was suspended in the game due to lightning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Camp Randall Stadium is reflected in the glasses of a fan during the first half of an NCAA football game between the Wisconsin and Austin Peay, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won handily, 70-3. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards (5) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
Green Bay Packers running back Brandon Jackson (32) celebrates with fans after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers beat the Bills, 34-7. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Vikki Palmer, of Des Moines, Iowa, rappels down the side of The Financial Center building during the fundraising event Over the Edge for Special Olympics Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. The event featured about 100 people, each raising $1,000, repelling 345 feet down the building in downtown Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Linda Gascho, of West Des Moines, Iowa, looks on during the fundraising event Over the Edge for Special Olympics Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa. The event featured about 100 people, each raising $1,000, repelling 345 feet down the building in downtown Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Photographer Andy Sokol, center, shows photos on his camera to Beth Palma, right, and her husband Jesse, back left, in front of space shuttle Discovery at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. The couple, both space workers, married in April and wanted a photo with their wedding attire in front of the space shuttle. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
In this photo provided by the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association, Todd Hanson watches over cranberries as they are harvest near Tomah, Wis., Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. This was the first day of the fall harvest which is expected to yield about 4.35 million barrels for the season. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association, Andy Manis, HO)
Kohls Corp went pink this week to honor a new philanthropic initiative to fight breast cancer with a committment of $7 million over three years to the American Cancer Society's Midwest Divions. Mike Danz, left, and Mark Jansen, right, both employes with Mandel Graphic Solutions, hang ribbons outside the corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls. In addition, pink gels have been placed over the Kohls signage, Sunday, September 19, 2010. Rick Wood photo, Journal Sentinel.
A Sotheby's employee poses with a 1940 ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond clip on display at the auction house in London, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. The clip, formerly in the collection of the Duchess of Windsor, created by Jeanne Toussaint for Cartier is to be auctioned in 'The Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor' sale on Nov. 30 with an estimated price of 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 pounds (US$1,566,416 to 2,349,624 or euros 1,175,595 to 1,763,392). (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
A light show is seen over the great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), during the concert of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, not pictured, late Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at the Pyramids site, Giza, Egypt. (AP Photo/ Amr Nabil)
Nickelodeon's BrainSurge contestants get slimed during Nickelodeon's Annual Worldwide Day of Play at NYC Big Brothers Big Sisters RBC Race for the Kids Event in Riverside Park on September 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
Actor Jim Sturgess poses with an owl at the pre-party for the premiere of "Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" at the Chinese Theater on September 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
The first annual Frank Zappa Day celebration was held in Baltimore, Maryland, Sunday, September 19, 2010. (Gabe Dinsmoor/Baltimore Sun/MCT)
Dutch inmate Vanity Merlijn Blijd gestures after learning she is being freed from prison after serving four years of her six year sentence for drug trafficking during an inmate circus show, inspired by Cirque du Soleil, at the Santa Monica Prison for women in Lima, Peru, Thursday Sept. 23, 2010. Cirque du Soleil is currently performing in Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Graham Jacobson, age 2, eyes a section of the world's largest king cake, which was large enough to make two circles around the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. Guinness World Record officials were present to judge the traditional Mardi Gras cake, which came in at 5,300 feet long and was topped with New Orleans Saints-themed black and gold sprinkles. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A woman wearing a traditional dirndl dress drinks beer during day 2 of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 19, 2010 in Munich, Germany. 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. The main event of the original Oktoberfest was a horse race. The world's biggest beer festival will last this year from September 18 to October 4. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian (Dirndl/Dress: Lola Paltinger, Lollipop & Alenrock) visits the Oktoberfest 2010 at the Hippodrom tent at Theresienwiese during her Munich visit on September 22, 2010 in Munich, Germany. Photo: Getty Images
And finally, we haven't posted one of these in awhile. A model wears an outfit by designer Pam Hogg, at London Fashion Week, in London, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. The designers are showing their Spring/Summer 2011 collections. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)