Theo is the political reporter for FOX6 Milwaukee, the most-watched station in Wisconsin. The market includes most of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district and is home to Gov. Scott Walker and GOP chairman Reince Priebus. Theo previously worked in Louisville, Ky., Madison, Wis., and Jefferson City, Mo. In every state, his reporting led to legislative action.
Theo has extensively covered House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He followed Ryan’s 2012 bid for the vice presidency, the historic recall against Gov. Scott Walker, and four U.S. Senate races. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin accused Theo of working for his political opponent in the 2015 election after Theo reported on Bevin’s tax delinquencies.
Theo’s passion is holding government officials accountable. He’s questioned mayors about illegal spending and questionable hiring — he once had a car door slammed into his arm by a mayor trying to flee. He is a proud defender of journalists’ rights. Several times, he has objected to the closing of governmental meetings in violation of open meetings laws.