Ann-Elise Henzl

News Reporter / Executive Director of Project Milwaukee

Ann-Elise Henzl has been a reporter at WUWM since 1993. She got her foot in the door three years earlier, as a newsroom student intern. Ann-Elise divides her time between daily general assignment reporting and working on longer, researched stories. Ann-Elise is also Executive Producer of WUWM's Project Milwaukee series.

Ann-Elise has won numerous awards, including the national Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (for best use of sound in a story). In addition, she has frequently been recognized for her reporting on the welfare system, the environment, and health care.

Ann-Elise earned English and Mass Communication degrees from UW-Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Why Walker Hopes the GOP-Controlled Legislature Approves a Budget Quickly

Gov. Walker says he wants legislators to work with his staff, as he prepares his proposal for the next biennial budget
Credit Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

It appears Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is facing resistance from fellow Republicans in accomplishing a big item on his “to do” list: the state budget.

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Project Milwaukee
4:27 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Cutting WI's High Black Male Incarceration Rate: Progress, But a Long Way to Go

Over more than six months, WUWM reported on the reasons for the state’s high black male incarceration rate, the impact of the numbers, and possible solutions

It’s been one year since WUWM began an in-depth series on the state's high rate of African American male incarceration.

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Politics & Government
2:10 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

What Challenges Would Walker Face in a Bid for the GOP Presidential Nomination?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014.
Credit Darren Hauck/Getty Images

Now that Gov. Scott Walker has won reelection, conversation has been swirling about whether he’ll run for president.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Tally of Absentee Ballots Begins Early

While Tuesday is Election Day, some voters already have cast their ballots
Credit WUWM photo library

Among Tuesday’s duties for the City of Milwaukee Election Commission is the tabulation of thousands of absentee ballots.

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Politics & Government
11:32 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Burke Denies Claims that Trek Fired her; Calls the Allegations “Character Assassination”

  Two former executives for Trek Bicycle, who have conservative connections, claim the company let Mary Burke go.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker Has Seven Point Lead Over Burke Among Likely Voters

Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke

The latest Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 50 to 43 percent among likely voters. 

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1:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

School Districts Increasingly Rely on Referenda to Meet Spending Needs

Some school referenda would raise money to maintain staffing levels. Others would provide funding for new or renovated buildings.

Voters in about 50 Wisconsin school districts will decide next Tuesday whether to pay more.

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Politics & Government
2:07 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Former President Clinton Stumps in Milwaukee for Burke

Former President Bill Clinton
Credit Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

  With Election Day just around the corner, gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is getting help from several big-name Democrats.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Analysts: What Walker and Burke Need to Do to Rally Voters Before Election Day

Eleven days remain before Gov. Walker and Mary Burke face off at the polls

There will be at least a couple big campaign events in Milwaukee in coming days, with President Obama and former president Bill Clinton scheduled to visit.

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1:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

When will the Public have a Say in Planning for a New Bucks Arena?

Discussion has been swirling for months, about a possible arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center

The NBA is demanding a new venue for the Milwaukee Bucks by 2017, or it threatens to move the team.

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