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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.

Photos of the Week (12/22/13)

Photos of the Week


1)
This weekend the predictions of heavy snowfall were correct. This picture was taken this morning at 6:00 in St. Francis and submitted to WTMJ-TV's website.


2) President Barack Obama waves to members of the media at the end of news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obama's job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. Obama will depart later for his home state of Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation trip. It's the first time in his presidency that his departure plans have not been delayed by legislative action in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


3) The shadow of a member of the public is seen looking at the main memorial stone in memory of the victims of Pan Am flight 103 bombing, in the garden of remembrance at Dryfesdale Cemetery, near Lockerbie, Scotland. Saturday Dec. 21, 2013. Pan Am flight 103 was blown apart above the Scottish border town of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1988. All 269 passengers and crew on the flight and 11 people on the ground were killed in the bombing. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell).


4) A family sits in a tent after their house in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip was flooded on Dec. 17, 2013. Torrential rains in the past week have caused heavy flooding in the Gaza Strip, with thousands of people evacuated from their homes and seeking refuge in schools and makeshift shelters, Agence France-Presse reports. The flooding was so severe that many homes could only be accessed by row boat, with water more than six feet deep in some places. Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP - Getty Images


5) A Yemeni girl waits her turn to receive a polio vaccination during a polio immunization campaign at a health center in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. A three-day anti-polio immunization campaign to vaccinate children under five years old began on Monday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)


6) A 30-foot bronze statue of Nelson Mandela is unveiled by South African President Jacob Zuma, second left, watched by Mandela's oldest grandson Mandla Mandela, fifth left, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday. The statue was unveiled as part of South Africa's Day of Reconciliation Celebrations which occur annually on Dec. 16. Photo: Matt Dunham / AP


7) In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 photo, a zoo keeper shows Abyad on a wheeled dog cart at the Humane Center for Animal Welfare in Amman, Jordan. Abyad's legs were injured in an incident of abuse. Dog breeding coupled with dognapping is a thriving business in Jordan, where lax laws call for only a $7 fine for violators and police remain hesitant to pursue those suspected of animal abuse. Activists have campaigned for years for increased penalties, but lawmakers seem uninterested to pursue it in a culture where animal abuse remains rampant. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)


8) A cow attacked a farmer after it escaped from a truck in Liangdun village in the Chinese province of Anhui last Sunday. The 700 kg (1,543 lb) cow attacked several farmers who tried to apprehend it and was eventually shot dead by police, local media reported. Photo: China Daily via Reuters


9) Ezequiel Gauna cools down in a fountain in downtown in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Power outages are plaguing Buenos Aires as temperatures soar above 95 degrees and everyone tries to turn on their air conditioners at once. According the the government it has added 10,000 megawatts to the grid in the last decade, but the country's demand is outpacing the system's capacity. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


10) In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis speaks with a child during his visit at the Bambino Gesu' pediatric hospital, in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Francis spent three hours visiting patients and their families and is the fifth pontiff to visit the hospital, which is controlled by the Vatican's secretary of state. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)


11) President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, pose for photographs alongside children dressed as elves at the National Building Museum in Washington on Dec. 15, 2013. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images


12) A Vietnam veteran is reflected in the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall as he decorates a Christmas Tree on December 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) held the 17th annual Christmas Tree ceremony, with the placing of a Christmas tree at the apex of the memorial. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIERKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images


13) A sculpture is silhouetted against the full moon in Hanover, central Germany, on December 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DPA / JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / GERMANY OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images


14) A journalist, wearing slippers to protect the glass floor, stands in the 'Step into the Void' installation above Chamonix, in the French Alps, on Dec. 17, 2013.  Visitors to the French Alps are being invited to "step into the void" in order to take in a magnificent — and vertigo-inducing — panorama of the landscape around Mont Blanc. The Chamonix Skywalk, which opens to the public on Saturday, is a glass box perched atop the Aiguille du Midi, a 3,842-meter (12,605-foot) peak, with a 1,000 meter drop directly below.  Photos: Robert Pratta / Reuters


15) A child's face stared up from 11 acres' worth of sand, soil, glass, stones and string in Northern Ireland's largest city — and DigitalGlobe's WorldView 2 satellite stared back. The face, situated on the grounds of the Titanic Belfast tourist attraction, is part of a land-art installation titled "Wish." It was created over the course of a month by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and a team of volunteers to celebrate this year's Belfast Festival — and a child's wish for a better future. The portrait is so big that it's best seen from high buildings or from the air. Photo: DigitalGlobe


16) Flamingos stand in their enclosure during a winter snowfall in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo on Dec. 12. Photo: Baz Ratner, Reuters


17) A giant panda plays in the snow at a zoo in Kunming, China, on Dec. 16. Photo: China Daily/ Reuters


18) Dogs Maggie and Dobie visit with Santa at a Dallas PetSmart on Dec. 14. Now in its 27th year, the Santa Claws photo event raises money for animal welfare groups. Photo: Richard W. Rodriguez, AP


19) Workers carve a 117-meter-long (384 feet) and 26-meter-high (85 feet) snow sculpture at the Sun Island Park in preparation for the 26th China Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Friday. The annual festival, which opens Dec. 28, features hundreds of activities related to snow and ice. Photo: Wu Hong / EPA


20) In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 photo, Dee Sinclair, who bills himself as the real black Santa, delights 4-year-old Joe Morris IV, in Atlanta. Fusing the icon of the long-white beard and red suit from American artist Norman Rockwell and later Coca-Cola, in recent years the new Santas incorporate their own ethnic take on the Christmastime figure with various interpretations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


21) An unsupecting Santa Claus has his beard pulled off his face by a baby during a photo session on December 16, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


22) Penguins dressed in Santa costumes and Christmas tree costumes are paraded at Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park on December 18, 2013 in Yongin, South Korea. Many Christian and non-Christian Koreans celebrate the holiday by exchanging gifts, caroling and participating in church services. South Korea is the only east Asian nation that recognizes Christmas as a national holiday. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images


23) Oakland Raiders cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


24) Wisconsin-Whitewater players hold the trophy as they celebrate following a 52-14 win over Mount Union in the NCAA Division III championship college football game at Salem Stadium in Salem, Va., Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)


25) Wisconsin's Lauren Carlini, center, celebrates with teammates after they beat Texas in an NCAA women's volleyball tournament semifinal Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


26) Penn State's Deja McClendon, center, celebrates with teammates after beating Wisconsin in the NCAA women's volleyball final on Saturday.  Photo: Associated Press


27) Green Bay Packers fans cook bratwurst with green buns before the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game on December 15, 2013 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (Sarah Hoffman/The Dallas Morning News)


28) Painted car in the parking lot before a game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 15, 2013. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)


29) Brothers Hogan and Hudson Heikkinen from Dallas watch the tailgating scene before the Green Bay Packers vs. the Dallas Cowboys NFL football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, December 15, 2013. (Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News)


30) Joe Hartung of Chicago (left) and Rene Ramos of Dallas pose for a photo before a game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, on December 15, 2013. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)


31) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) comes down with a third quarter touchdown pass behind Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) last Sunday. Photo: Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News


32) Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, right, watches Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) make a diving interception of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) late in the fourth quarter. It was Romo's second interception of the quarter. The Cowboys lost 37-36. Photo: Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News


33) Jim Nichols, left, Connie Evans, center and Cissy Horton react as the Packers take the lead in the fourth quarter during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game. Photo: Sarah Hoffman/Dallas Morning News


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