FOX6's Carl Deffenbaugh gets the inside conversations with the movers and shakers that put our slice of Wisconsin on the map in the worlds of entertainment, business, sports and more.
In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh talks with the two people leading Summerfest, Don Smiley and Bob Babisch. The pair are defining the music scene in Milwaukee with the Big Gig bringing some the biggest names to Brew City for the 11-day festival.
In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh chats with Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Pat Connaughton. After three years with Portland, he's adjusting to a new team and city. Connaughton tells all about the banner season giving insight into the Bucks including some humorous superlatives and playing side-by-side with Giannis Antetokounmpo. He, also, shares a bit about his past including his illustrious time in high school chorus.
In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh sits down with Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown. They discuss the dramatic changes she’s seen in more than two decades on the job, what’s turned downtown into such an enticing place to work and live, her favorite spots for a drink or a meal and even a conversation about loss and staying positive in the wake of personal tragedy. Also, Carl chats with FOX6 Weather Expert Stephanie Barichello about her life outside the station.
In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh sits down with CEO and GM of Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, Rodney Ferguson. Ferguson has decades of experience in the gaming industry, but is actually a CPA by trade. He's held numerous positions and was promoted to CEO of Potawatomi in 2017. During his conversation with Deffenbaugh, Ferguson reveals what it was like working for President Donald Trump in Atlantic City (8;46). When it comes to his current role, Ferguson talks about the responsibility he feels to represent the Forest County Potawatomi tribe (18:30) and what he hopes the lasting impact of the DNC will be for Milwaukee (12:08). Plus, Bret Lemoine joins for the FOX6 Pack (33:33) and tells all -- including his encyclopedic knowledge of all things Superman and the time he met Henry Cavill, why you may recognize him as the voice of Target and stories about his brother Tegan – who just so happens to be a parrot.
In August 2018, Fiserv Forum opened in downtown Milwaukee. SInce then, it has become the hub for entertainment in the area bringing major acts and serving as home for the Milwaukee Bucks. And, the man running the show is Raj Saha. He's the general manager at Fiserv Forum. Saha has opened arenas all around the world and has stories for days. He sits down with Carl Deffenbaugh to discuss how Fiserv Forum is trying to change the way entertainment is viewed and consumed in Milwaukee. And, he reveals who's in more awe when Justin Timberlake and Giannis Antetokounmpo share a room. In the FOX6 Pack, investigator Bryan Polcyn what brought him to Wisconsin 15 years ago and why he's stayed ever since.
During college football season, ESPN’s College GameDay visits campuses across the country. One woman at the center of all that action is Jen Lada. Lada is now calling Milwaukee home and shares with Carl Deffenbaugh why it's special to be back (25:58). She reveals why authenticity has been so important to her career (12:45) and her approach to telling compelling and emotional feature stories (20:31). Plus, in the FOX6 pack of questions Angelica Sanchez offers some great recommendations for food around Milwaukee and explains why she should be in charge of the FOX6 Garden.
It’s a name that’s synonymous with the movies in Milwaukee and across the country - Marcus. The man carrying on the family legacy is Greg Marcus. He took over daily operations of the Marcus Corporation a decade ago, and has expanded the company to the fourth largest group of theaters in the United States.
FOX6's Carl Deffenbaugh caught up with Greg a few months ago (when a little movie called Avengers: Endgame was still in theaters) to discuss how they’ve changed with the times in an age when streaming at home is so prevalent, and the similarities and differences between the theater and hotel sides of the company. Greg also reveals some of his favorite films and actors of all-time and why he still plays piano for the public every Tuesday.
In the FOX6 Pack of questions, Investigator Amanda St. Hilaire reveals her most embarrassing moment and what her to Milwaukee.
Kalan Haywood made national headlines in 2018 when at just 19 years old he became Wisconsin’s youngest lawmaker, elected to represent Milwaukee’s 16th District in the State Assembly.
Now, at the ripe old age of 20, he stopped by the FOX6 studios to share how the first year on the job has gone. He discusses the challenges of working for one of the most economically and socially diverse districts in Wisconsin, why young people should have a voice in politics and if there’s any time for a social life when you’re balancing duties as a State Rep and a college student.
In the FOX6 Pack of Question, Amy DuPont reveals her not-so-secret talent and her favorite place to find Ethiopian food in Milwaukee.
In its 11th year, the Milwaukee Film Festival is regarded as one of the best in the country. In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh sits down with the man that runs the show Artistic Director and CEO for Milwaukee Film, Jonathan Jackson. Their chat took place just days before the festival kicked off to find out how they settle on the hundreds of films in the lineup and ensure that there is indeed something for everyone. Plus, Jackson reveals how one night at the Oriental Theatre led this Cleveland-product to put down roots in Milwaukee.
In the FOX6 Pack of Questions, fellow WakeUp anchor Kim Murphy joins Deffenbaugh and explains why should could never work in food service again.
Hamilton is a Broadway sensation and it's finally arrived in Milwaukee. In this special bonus episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh chats with two of the stars -- Ta'Rea Campbell and Elijaf Malcomb. The pair stopped by the FOX6 studios to share great stories about Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr., what it takes to physically perform the lightning-quick lyrics and how they make the most of tour life –- including what they’ve enjoyed about Milwaukee so far.