Monday, May 09, 2016

Chip Brewster joins KPRC 2

KPRC 2 hires Chip Brewster of WITI Milwaukee to be its new lifestyle reporter

After KPRC 2 morning feature Ruben Galvan left for California, channel 2 has been searching for his replacement, and has learned it now has one.

Chip Brewster of WITI Milwaukee is joining KPRC as the new morning news lifestyle reporter a station source tells me. He had the same job as the WITI "Real Milwaukee" feature reporter.

Most of these job arrival posts are all the same. I list stations worked and college attended. But Brewster has millions more things to write about in his past. Check this part out from his station bio:

After 5 years in the Illinois Army National Guard I moved into the Army Reserve as a sergeant. Originally with the 484th Army Band based in Milwaukee, in September 2015 I accepted a promotion to staff sergeant and the transfer that came with it. I now play saxophone with the 85th Army Band based in the Chicago area. That transitions nicely into my love for music. Saxophone is without a doubt my primary instrument but I also have a passion for drum set and drum line, piano, guitar and I dabble on flute and clarinet… DABBLE. You’ll likely never see me jammin’ on a flute.

Being former military, it's no surprise that Brewster competes in challenge runs. He's also into motorcycles.

Also interesting, in an industry where constant moving is a big part of life, Brewster has managed to hold on to the same lucky lady since high school...his now wife Susan.

Before Milwaukee, Brewster worked at WIFR 23 in Rockford, Illinois.

In what would be a perfect newsroom to learn about feature reporting, Brewster started his news career as a writer on WGN Chicago's morning newscast.

Brewster attended Illinois State University. See which former Houston anchor also graduated from ISU.

I'm told Brewster's first day at KPRC will be June 6th.


  1. I can already tell he will be much better that Rubin Galvan.. I just did not get Rubin...he was way too annoying for me.
    Welcome Chip!

  2. There's no way he can suck as bad as Ruben. However, I don't think there's a need for a lifestyle reporter. In fact, I think they need to focus more on local news at that station, and they need to clean house of all of the dead wood that masquerades at that station as anchor and reporter "talent".

  3. This guys seems like the exact opposite of Ruben Galvan in every way.

  4. on wisconsin!

    forest city rec!

  5. Those of you who did not Rueben or the current channel 2 reporters/anchors you could stop watching and whining. I LOVED Rueben and miss him and continue to LOVE the channel two anchors and reporters.

  6. Chip did an excellent job in Milwaukee. Your gain our loss

  7. We will miss him in Milwaukee.

  8. He was great in Milwaukee and still is missed... You have a great guy there!

  9. Chip was a joy to watch in Milwaukee. Enjoy!!! Good luck to Chip and Susan on their new adventures!