Amy Kiley


Amy joined WUWM in January 2011 as an Announcer. She began her career interning for WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio and NPR affiliate WGVU in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also served as News Director of her college station WNUR at Northwestern University.

Prior to joining WUWM, Amy served as an announcer and reporter for Northeast Indiana Public Radio. She also worked as a full-time bilingual writer and photographer for a Spanish- and English-language publication near Chicago. As a freelance journalist, she contributed several reports to WUWM’s Lake Effect program. Amy has won several journalism awards from The Hearst Foundations and Society of Professional Journalists.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Amy also holds a master’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College and a master’s degree in liturgy from St. Joseph’s College.


3:42 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Roadside Service: Drive-In Church Brings God To Your Car

Sun, surf and sermons: At the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church in Florida, parishioners attend services by parking their cars in a grassy lot.
Amy Kiley WMFE

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 6:19 pm

When most people drive to church on Sunday, it's to sit for an hour-long service on uncomfortable wooden pews. Not at the Daytona Beach Drive In Christian Church in Florida.

As church attendance continues to decline in the United States, some parishes are doing what they can to draw congregants: embracing social media, loosening dress codes and even altering service times for big sporting events. At this church, people park in rows on the grass facing an altar on the balcony of an old drive-in theater. To hear the service, they switch on their radios.

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Health & Science
5:41 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Should Labs Freeze Ballplayers' Samples for Future Steroid Tests?

The Brewers' Ryan Braun has been suspended this season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Dr. Ruben Baler, Health Scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Instead of finishing out the baseball season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is volunteering – and apologizing to fans.

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Arts & Culture
3:29 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Drumming Up Interest in a Sculpture Garden

The inuksuk, or Inuit stone markers, inspired an outdoor music piece coming to Milwaukee.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews the Lynden Sculpture Garden Executive Director Polly Morris and Present Music Artistic Director Keven Stalheim.

Ninety-nine percussionists will be playing throughout the Lynden Scultpture Garden this weekend, combining the arts of sound and scene.

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Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Multilingual Mass the New Norm for Some Milwaukee Catholics

Inside of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milwaukee, the flags represent different cultures unified in spirit.
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores multicultural approaches to faith and liturgy.

The days of the Catholic Mass in Latin are pretty much over.

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Economy & Business
4:11 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

U.S. Postal Service Turns to Local Business for Innovation, Cost Savings

Quad Graphics facility
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley reports on a new business partnership Quad Graphics has with the US Postal Service.

Quad/Graphics of Wisconsin is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to overcome the financial challenges of the digital age.

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