Take the WISN 12 News app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Milwaukee and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the WISN 12 News app for free today.

Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Milwaukee breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our WISN 12 News reporters when it happens, where it happens
- Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Milwaukee weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- Milwaukee weather alerts and updates, WeatherWatch 12 videocasts and more

What’s New

Version 5.13.650

Simple bug fixes, performance improvements and iOS 13 support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
908 Ratings

908 Ratings

MisMgmt ,

Great cast/horrible broadcast via iPad

I truly enjoy watching the news on 12news. The cast is awesome (I will miss seeing Sally in the early a.m.!) and the news is mostly unbiased politically, which I definitely appreciate! But the broadcast and repetitive commercials are awful. The broadcast itself is very glitchy and it cuts out for no reason also. A smooth broadcast day is rare. Someone should pay more attention to the streaming broadcasts and make sure they’re cleaned up. It’s the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars. Great news casters, dependable weather reports, and love the traffic helicopter reports! (Matt should get the gravely voice checked by a doctor.)

Tired of tge stroll ,

Love the app...But...

I enjoy the articles and wide variety of viewpoints. This station does better in the political arena compared to others in being as neutral as possible. That being said, it still needs more work.
And now the “But...”. I’m extremely disappointed that when I click on a story to read or view it, some have really long ads... but worse than those, is when I read a story further down in the list it goes back all the the way to the top.
(In other words I could be reading about something in entertainment, then when I’m done it goes all the way back to first/headline story, then I have stroll all the way down back to my spot in the entertainment stories.)
Ugh...very time consuming.

bd5400 ,

Ads and Push Alerts Are an Issue

WISN is generally my preferred source in Milwaukee however using the app is a chore sometimes. Often, stories that come in via notifications aren’t yet available in the app unless you specifically go through the notification. If you see a notification come in while you’re doing something else you can’t finish your task and then head to the app. You have to head to your notifications and access it that way or else you won’t find the story.

The app also constantly pauses your music in order to play ads, even when you aren’t trying to view a video. It’s incredibly frustrating that you can’t read news stories and listen to your music at the same time.


Hearst Television
92.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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