CAREERS AT WGEM
Advance your career at WGEM News. You’ll work in a collaborative environment and be coached and challenged every day to achieve your full potential. Simply put, We Grow Our Own. Just ask our alumni.
Omar Jimenez, CNN National Correspondent
From WGEM to CNN
Mike Colombo, Anchor
From WGEM to KTVI/KPLR – St. Louis
Ashley Hart, Multimedia Journalist
From WGEM to Fios News – New York
Working at WGEM didn’t just impact my career, but who I am as a person. My self-confidence grew, and I was able to have the courage to take on anything that came my way. Anyone would be lucky to work at WGEM, they really are a station that cares not only about their content but their employees as well.”
Brian Troutman, Producer
From WGEM to WDJT – Milwaukee to WCIU – Chicago
News directors know that when they’re hiring someone from WGEM, they are getting someone from a place with really high standards. The fact that I came from WGEM was actually brought up during my interview before I landed my job producing at a TV station in Milwaukee.
WGEM has significantly more resources than stations in markets of comparable size. If you’re a producer, that means working with a modern newsroom with animations, graphics and a variety of camera shots that make your newscast look really professional. If you’re a reporter, that means your packages are going to look great shot on newer equipment – possibly including drone footage – and you can edit in the field.”
Alex Bruner, Producer
From WGEM to NBC 5 – Dallas
The entire team at WGEM was full of hard-workers, and collectively, we tackled breaking news and shined a spotlight in many communities in the region. There are so many incredible benefits from being on the WGEM team. Very quickly, you understand storytelling, teamwork, and execution.
WGEM was definitely the best decision I made after college.”
Chelsea Smith, Meteorologist
From WGEM to WTVQ – Lexington
Although WGEM is considered a small market station, it never felt that way due to the number of resources, support, and technology. I loved the professional work environment that was well organized with clear communication.
In my three years, I experienced almost all types of extreme Midwest weather. And there was clear communication that weather was a top priority and taken seriously by management.”
Gary Davis, Executive Producer
From WGEM to WCSC - Charleston, SC
Frank Healy, Multimedia Journalist
From WGEM to CBS 58 - Milwaukee
Jeremy Culver, Multimedia Journalist
From WGEM MMJ to Weekend Anchor at WXOW – La Crosse, WI
All the lessons I learned continue to influence me today. I believe I wouldn’t be where I am now if I did not start at WGEM.”