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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 Week (12/16/12)

Photos of the Week

1) State police personnel led children from the Connecticut elementary school, following Friday's shooting. Photo: Courtesy of Shannon Hicks, www.NewtownBee.com / December 14, 2012


2) The second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history sent
crying children spilling into the school parking lot as frightened parents waited for word on their loved ones. Photo: Michelle Mcloughlin / Reuters


3) A mother rushes three children down Dickinson Drive after 20 children and 6 adults were shot and killed in a shooting Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Photo: Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 14, 2012


4) A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. Photo: Jessica Hill / AP


5) A young girl pauses as she stands in the parking lot at the Sandy Hook Fire Department near where 28 people were shot and killed in a shooting Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Photo: Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 14, 2012


6) Mourners console each other outside the Sandy Hook Fire Department and try to make sense of the senseless killing of 28 people, including 20 children, in a shooting Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Photo: Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 14, 2012


7) People console each other in the parking lot of the Sandy Hook Fire Department near where 28 people were shot and killed in a shooting Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The firehouse was used as a gathering place for families of the victims.  Photo:Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 14, 2012


8) A man delivers pizzas to a Sandy Hook firefighter for the families of victims of a shooting Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown where 28 people, including 20 children, were killed. Photo: Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant / December 14, 2012


9) Like a grim sentry, a Connecticut State Trooper stands watch outside the home of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in NewtownPhoto: MICHAEL McANDREWS, Hartford Courant / December 15, 2012


10) President Barack Obama wipes tears as he makes a statement in response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown. We have to "come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics," he said. Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images


11) Residents from around the region streamed Friday into St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., to mourn the 20 children and six adults who were killed when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school. The church was packed, and hundreds of people who couldn't get in stood silently outside, where 26 candles were set up by a tree wth a cross. Some held hands, praying as a group. Others reverently touched a statue of Saint Rose, the first person native to the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church, before crossing themselves. Photo: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters


12) A mother hugs her children after paying tribute to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn, on Dec. 15. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images


13) Andrea Jaeger on Dec. 15 places flowers and a candle at a makeshift memorial outside the firehouse that was used as a staging area for families following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images


14) Sandy Hook Elementary School library clerk Mary Ann Jacob speaks to the press in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 15. Squeezed into a library storage room with 18 crying and confused fourth-graders, Jacob thought it appropriate to tell a lie in the interest of survival. "We told them it was a drill, so they knew what to do," Jacob told reporters. Photo: Robert MacPherson / AFP - Getty Images


15) A U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington D.C., Dec. 14, 2012. A tearful President Barack Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" on Friday for the victims of a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and called on Americans to set aside politics and take "meaningful action" to prevent further tragedies of this kind. Photo: Yuri Gripas / Reuters


16) A flag at the U.S. Capitol flies at half-staff in honor of the Connecticut school shooting victims in Washington D.C., Dec. 14. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images


17) Shop owner Tamara Doherty paces outside her store just down the road from Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. The massacre of 26 children and adults at the school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


18) Gary Seri, general manager at the Stone River Grille, hangs a message written on a table cloth in honor of the teachers who died along with students a day earlier when a gunman open fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn. Seri, who put up red balloons that were not used when a sweet 16 party was canceled the night before in light of the massacre, said the teachers were scheduled to have their holiday party at his restaurant. The massacre of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


19) Kim Jong-Un smokes a cigarette at the General Satellite Control and Command Center after the launch of the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province on December 12, 2012. Photo released by the state-run North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 14.


20) Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of majority party during the opening of the newly elected parliament on December 12, 2012. Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP - Getty Images


21) Other inmates look on as one of dozens of protesting prisoners is buried up to the neck in El Abra prison in Bolivia's Cochabamba Department on Dec. 13, 2012. The protesters were demanding the payment of a food subsidy from the state which has not been paid since last October. The prisoners dug pits in the courtyard and were buried in shifts. Photo: Jorge Abrego / EPA


22) Female Afghan National Police (ANP) officers trained alongside men at a training center near the German Bundeswehr army camp of Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan on Tuesday. German police are mentoring the training program for ANP, as part of an ongoing International Security Assistance Force mission, according to Reuters. Photo: Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters


23) Capitol Hill police check an unidentified man dressed as Santa Claus with a metal detector as he enters the U.S. Capitol on his way to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office on Dec. 12, in Washington, DC. The man was working with the group Catholics United, and wanted to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass pending "fiscal cliff" legislation before Christmas. Photo: Win Mcnamee / Getty Images


24) Priests celebrate Notre Dame Cathedral's 850th anniversary in Paris, Dec. 12. Photo: Yoan Valat / EPA


25) A combination picture shows Pope Benedict XVI posting his first tweet using an iPad tablet after his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI's Hall at the Vatican on December 12, 2012.  Photo: Giampiero Sposito / Reuters


26) A guide gives a sense of direction to S Bidyarani Chanu during a shot put event of the 18th National Sports Meet for the Blind in New Delhi, India. Photo: Saurabh Das / AP


27) Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images


28) A shopkeeper shows a wall clock to a customer at 12 hours 12 minutes on 12-12-12 at a shop in Hyderabad, India, Dec. 12, 2012. Photo: Mahesh Kumar A / AP


29) Harry Jackson, 13, the head chorister at St Paul's Cathedral School sings Christmas carols inside the cathedral in central London on Dec. 10. Christmas is a busy time for the choir who will sing to over 20,000 people during the Christmas season. Photo: Andrew Winning / Reuters


30) A worker puts freshly-painted traditional Christmas toy figures on a tray for drying at Richard Glaesser factory in Seiffen, Germany, on Nov. 28.  Photo: Tobias Schwarz / Reuters


31) 40 years ago, Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt faces the American flag on the lunar surface with Earth in the black sky above, during a moonwalk on Dec. 12, 1972. Photo: Gene Cernan / NASA file


32) Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver swims through a school of sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 11. Photo: Ahn Young-joon / AP


33) Dolphins jump near a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Marineland aquatic park in Antibes, France, on Dec. 11. Photo: Eric Gaillard / Reuters


34) Whippets Zoey (left) and Little Tigger wear holiday wreaths while participating in the Reindog Parade at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia on Dec. 8. Photo: Erik S. Lesser / EPA


35) A hummingbird flies close to a flower during the Birding Rally Challenge at "Aguas Calientes" in Cuzco, Peru, on Dec. 5. The Birding Rally Challenge is a competition, involving teams of well-known birders, in which participants attempt to see or hear the greatest number of birds possible during a fixed period of time. Photo: Ernesto Benavides / AFP - Getty Images


36) A zookeeper holds a newborn penguin at the zoo in Budapest, Hungary, on December 8. Junior was born in September. Photo: Ferenc Isza / AFP - Getty Images


37) A young polar bear wallows in snow at the public zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 7.  Photo: Olga Maltseva / AFP - Getty Images

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