JULI BUEHLER While Juli was a journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she worked in radio, winning an internship at the Voice of America in Washington DC. She was still a student when she produced newscasts at WEAU in Eau Claire. Her first full-time job took her to Rochester, MN and KTTC, where she co-anchored, produced, and reported for the 10 pm broadcast. Juli’s next job found her at WLUK, Executive Producer and Producer of the 6 pm broadcast. She left to produce the 11 at WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut. Soon she was back at WLUK in charge of the newsroom. In 2008, Juli supervised the design and construction of the Fox11 News and Content Center, an open-design operation built for multi-platform, 24 hours news coverage. Today, fox11online.com is at the top of the Green Bay market in key web stats. She has served on advisory boards for FOX News, the Wisconsin Associated Press, and her alma mater, The UW-Eau. Awards include the Carol Brewer award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the President’s Award from the Alumni Association at UW-Eau Claire.
SEAN DOWNS There are three foundations to Sean Downs’ work as an engineer with WISN-TV: a train set, a job in a movie theater, and the AV guys. Those three brought him to a 40-year career in broadcast television. Downs’ father had left a train set where young Sean could find it at his grandmother’s house. She took Sean—and his curiosity—to the library where they found a book on electricity. He started learning AC/DC fundamentals. In junior high school Downs got a job with the Marcus Theatres chain, where he learned about lighting, projection, staging…and maintenance. Call them entertainment basics. Downs met the AV guys in high school. After he figured out how videotape worked, he began shooting football and basketball games for the coaches at Wauwatosa East High School. By his senior year, he was able to cobble enough equipment together to produce, direct and engineer a live basketball game show for his school. It was television broadcasting at its most basic. While Downs studied Television Broadcast (Engineering) at Milwaukee Area Technical College, he got a part time, temporary engineering job at WISN. He still works there today, supervising a small group of engineers supporting the News Department’s technical needs. As he learned the basics, Downs loves his work, and he tries to learn something new every day.
Jon McGlocklin started his career as “The Original Buck” and has become one of the most respected broadcasters in the National Basketball Association. He made it all look like an easy lay-up.
A native of Indiana, McGlocklin began his professional career in the Milwaukee Buck’s inaugural season, playing eight years with the team and averaging 19.6 points per game. When he retired in 1976, he joined the Bucks front office and started as a game analyst on Bucks radio, eventually moving into the television booth.
McGlocklin and his broadcasting partner Jim Paschke have worked together for 30 years, the second longest tenure of a broadcasting team in the NBA. The Bucks honored their work last year with a banner in the BMO Harris Bradley Center, hanging not far from McGlocklin’s retired number 14 jersey.
McGlocklin has been honored with three Chicago/Midwest Emmy® Awards. He has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches and Wisconsin Athletics Halls of Fame. He is a co-founder of The Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund, raising nearly $60 million to fight the disease. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and serves on the State Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Ted Perry has spent twenty-three and a half years at WITI as an anchor and reporter. He came to Milwaukee following three years in the newsroom at WDEF in Chattanooga, Tennessee, after his career start at KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota. He understands, that adds up to more than 25 years in television news. And they say writers can’t do math.
But if you spend everyday of a 25-plus year career writing, honing your craft, communicating to your audience with insight and clarity, you have the kind of great career in journalism that is Ted’s.
Ted's career has taken him to Russia, to report on life in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union; to Somalia, where he covered hunger-relief efforts; and to California, where he reported on troop training leading up to the Persian Gulf War. But most of his time and focus has been in Southeastern Wisconsin covering the state and people he cares most about.
Ted is proud of his several regional Emmy® awards for anchoring, writing and storytelling. The majority of his awards were for the long-running series "Perry's People," and for his "Ted's Take" commentaries.
Ted is most proud to help future journalists through his scholarship at his alma mater, the UW Madison School of Journalism. The "Here's A Little Something For The Effort" Scholarship is given not necessarily for the best GPA, but to the student who just might make a career out of it.
Tim Van Vooren’s career began when he was growing up in West Bend, watching sports on Milwaukee television. For the last 26 years, Tim has been a sportscaster on WITI—one of the most awarded and respected among his peers.
Tim’s first job came during high school, at radio station WBKV. He found his path and followed it to Marquette University. He took his first post-college job in Peoria, Illinois at WMBD Radio and TV.
He knew radio but had never worked in TV, so he learned the new medium, and in 1990 Tim was hired by WITI. He found himself back home again.
When Tim arrived in Milwaukee, the Green Bay Packers were struggling through a long drought. The team’s last Super Bowl win happened in 1968, at Super Bowl II. But SB XXXI proved to be a highlight of Tim’s career. The Packers won 35-21. The drought was over, and Tim—the boy from West Bend—had the story to tell his viewers.
Tim has been awarded Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year three times. He has also been honored with Chicago/Midwest Emmy® Awards. He gives full credit for those awards to the people he calls “some of the most talented co-workers imaginable.”