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.
For new readers:
I am always on the lookout for sharp, young, talented writers. As I have blogged in the past, these young folk must meet certain standards.
They must have a strong ability to write well.
Their efforts must be provocative and insightful.
They should have strong opinions and beliefs that are fact-based.
Their work should be grammatically correct, and they must not regularly and repeatedly flunk spell-check. Doing so would demonstrate a lack of pride and self-respect, not to mention a clear ineptness.
And there must be a consistency of excellence to their product. They wouldn’t dream of posting anything slightly embarrassing that would ruin their credibility in a heartbeat.
I have instituted recognizing special young writers who will be members of the Kevin Fischer “Whippersnapper Hall of Fame.” By the strictest definition, “whippersnapper” may not be the most positive term. However, I can assure you that in this context, “whippersnapper” should be considered in the most complimentary, respectful sense. These young individuals are refreshing.
Any young person with a computer can spit out foolish, naïve, fact-devoid, wild, unsubstantiated junk and call it a blog or creative writing. It takes intelligence, insight, and skill to compose a quality product that is noteworthy. My goal is to showcase these young writers who, by their true ability give us superb confidence that the future of our great country is in very capable hands.
These young stars are the real deal, bona fide talents. In reality, they are in a category far beyond "whippersnapper." I salute and congratulate them for putting their talents to such constructive use.
I will be updating the Hall of Fame when new talent comes to my attention. Readers are invited to nominate inductees by e-mailing me their suggestions.
I am also expanding my Hall of Fame beyond young writers to include young folks who have performed exceptional public service, accomplished outstanding feats, or demonstrated exemplary behavior.
The newest inductee is Matt Walsh, a 27-year-old blogger, talk radio host, husband, and father of twins. Here’s one of his recent entries, “The four harsh truths that everyone in my generation needs to accept.”
THE KEVIN FISCHER "WHIPPERSNAPPER HALL OF FAME"
1) The Conservative Casanova
2) American Sweetheart
3) Eva Lorraine Molina
4) Matt Kallerud
5) Hannah Giles
6) Jillian Bandes
7) Jonathan McCoy
8) James O’Keefe
9) Jackie Seal
10) Jill Metzler
11) Ron Fournier
12) Jake Shafer
13) Bree McMahon
14) Keli Carender
15) Jessica Watson
16, 17 and 18) Christopher “Kreece” Fuchs, Xavier Helgesen and Jeff Kurtzman
19) Vanessa Jean Louis
20) Zack Goodman
21) Lila Rose
22) Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe
23) Christine Rousselle
24) Carlos Turner
25) Jhaqueil Reagan
26) Matt Walsh