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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 YEAR - 2011

 


The "Tribute in Light" shines above lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and One World Trade Center in New York. 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)






People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York early May 2. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama announced, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)






Katlyn Wilkins works on securing an American flag in a tree as she deals with the destruction caused by a massive tornado that passed through the town killing at least 139 people on May 29 in Joplin, Mo. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)






Capt. Don Spindler carries a young girl out of a burning apartment building in Evansville, Ind. on Sept. 7. Kristyn Frazier and her two young daughters suffered smoke inhalation before being rescued. Kristyn was declared brain dead the next morning, while her daughters were in critical but stable condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center. The girls made a full recovery. Photo: Jason Clark / AP






A motorcycle policeman burns as his colleague tries to help him after protesters threw a petrol bomb in Athens on February 23, 2011. Scores of youths hurled rocks and petrol bombs at riot police after clashes broke out during a general strike. (Dimitri Messinis/AP)






A leopard attacks a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, India, on July 19. The leopard strayed into the village area and mauled several people, including three guards, before being caught by forest officials. The leopard, which suffered injuries caused by knives and batons, died later in the evening at a veterinary center. The forest guard being attacked survived. AP photo


 



Toya Chiba, a reporter for local newspaper Iwate Tokai Shimbun, is swept away while taking pictures at the mouth of the Owatari River during the tsunami at Kamaishi port, Iwate prefecture. Chiba managed to survive in the rush of water by grabbing a dangling rope and climbing onto a coal heap around 30 feet high after being swept away for about 100 feet, Kyodo News reports. Photo: Kyodo / Reuters






Campus police officer John Pike pepper-sprays students during an “Occupy” demonstration on the University of California Davis campus on Nov. 18. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi apologized to students on Nov. 21 for police tactics against the protesters. Photo: Brian Nguyen / Reuters


 



President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, in Washington. Many people have said the thing that makes this picture interesting is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's reaction. She later discussed her gesture and said that it might not be what we think it is. "Those were 38 of the most intense minutes. I have no idea what any of us were looking at that particular milisecond... I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs. So, it may have no great meaning whatsoever. Photo: Pete Souza / The White House via AP






Rescuers carry a two-week-old baby girl, Azra Karaduman, from the rubble of a collapsed building in Ercis, Turkey's eastern province of Van, Oct. 25, 2011. Crowds cheered and applauded as 73-year-old Gulzade Karaduman was carried into an ambulance, hours after her tiny granddaughter Azra and then her daughter Seniha Karaduman were pulled free from the wreckage of the family home in the eastern town of Ercis. As the death toll reached 459 and the Red Crescent warned that hundreds or even thousands of people remained buried under the debris from Sunday's quake, the triple rescue provided vital relief amid the otherwise grim task. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)


 



Bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem, 3, reacts to the noise of the cheering crowd as Britain's Prince William kisses his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the royal wedding in London on April 29. Grace’s picture became an Internet sensation as people placed the image of her reaction into other pictures and published them all over the Web. Photo: Matt Dunham / AP






Billy Stinson, left, comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28 in Nags Head, N.C. The cottage, built in 1903, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Albemarle Sound. "We were pretending, just for a moment, that the cottage was still behind us and we were just sitting there watching the sunset," said Erin afterward.  Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images


 



Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center, pauses at his son's name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial before the 10th anniversary ceremony at the site, Sunday, Sept. 11, in New York City. Photo: Justin Lane / Pool via AP






A group of people lifts a burning car in order to free Brandon Wright, who was pinned underneath it. Wright collided with the car while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 89 in Logan, Utah. Wright grounded his bike and slid along the road before winding up underneath the car. "They're definitely heroes," the 21-year-old Wright said of his rescuers. Photo: Chris Garff / AP






Mose Macdonald works the impound yard of Stealth Recovery and Towing in Eugene, Ore. on May 19, under the shadow of a billboard proclaiming this Saturday as 'The Judgement Day.' An organization run by a California minister has purchased billboards all over the country proclaiming May 21st will mark the end of the world. Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard/AP


 

Image: Prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina in a suitcase after his failed escape bid.

Prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina is seen curled inside a suitcase after he tried to escape from prison with the help of his girlfriend following a conjugal visit in Chetumal, Mexico, in this photo taken Saturday, July 2, 2011. AP photo






Riot police walk in the street as a couple kisses on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Rich Lam/Getty Images






Tiffany Goodwin of Fredericksburg, Va., robs her husband Allen, at right with glove, of a foul ball while holding 8-month-old son Jerry during a minor league game between the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Harrisburg Senators in Richmond Va. Photo: Mark Gormus / AP


AND FINALLY, MY PICK FOR PHOTO OF THE YEAR...
 



A woman jumps from a burning building, Aug. 8, in Surrey Street during a riot in Croydon, England. Riots and looting broke out all across Greater London and spread across England, following the shooting of Mark Duggan, a criminal suspect, by police in Tottenham, North London. Photo:Amy  Weston, WENN.com

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