Scott Feldmeyer Papers, 1976-1999


Scott Feldmeyer was a native of the south side of Milwaukee, graduating from Notre Dame High School and then from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in journalism. He began his career in 1975 as a copy kid at the Milwaukee Sentinel. Over the next 25 years he worked at many of the major news outlets in Milwaukee including WITI-TV (Channel 6), WISN-TV (Channel 12), the Milwaukee Journal, the Shepherd Express-Metro, City Edition, The Paper, as well as a short stint for the National Enquirer.

Feldmeyer was the recipient of many local awards in journalism, including reporter of the year. He was an active member in the Milwaukee Press Club and served as president in 1984. In October of 1992 Feldmeyer fell from a retaining wall near his property in Milwaukee and broke his back. He was paralyzed from the waist down and had limited use of his arms and hands.

After his recovery a friend introduced him to the internet and he started working from his home, looking for information about Milwaukee and writing articles for online newspapers. He wrote for the Shepherd Express and City Edition/The Paper from 1995 until his death in 2000.