A.J. Bayatpour, Reporter

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A.J. Bayatpour joined CBS 58 news as a reporter in March 2023.

He previously reported at WKOW-TV in Madison as the Capitol Bureau Chief. As the producer and host of Capital City Sunday, A.J.'s direct and pointed interviews with Wisconsin's members of Congress and elected state officials drew national coverage.

A.J. is no stranger to Milwaukee, though. He reported at WITI-TV from 2012 to 2018 and produced stories that won several Milwaukee Press Club awards. Advocates credited his reporting with helping to make Wisconsin the first state to require outside investigations of police-involved deaths.

Upon arriving in the Cream City, A.J. and his wife, Abby, fell in love with Milwaukee. It's where they first lived together and, eventually, got married in the Mitchell Park Domes. Given the change to move back, they jumped at the opportunity.

A.J. began his reporting career at WICD-TV in Champaign, Illinois, where he covered both news and sports.

A.J. graduated from the University of Missouri and still follows his Tigers closely. He grew up in Chicago and owes his tenacity to his mother, who raised he and his sister as a single parent.

If you have a story idea, A.J. wants to hear it! Share those tips at [email protected].

Articles by A.J. Bayatpour