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
4:58 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

National Public Sector Union: Ouster of Gov. Walker is #1 Goal

The fight over Gov. Walker’s signature legislation, Act 10, led to weeks of protests and put Wisconsin in the national spotlight.
Credit Andy Stenz

The president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says it “has a score to settle” with Gov. Scott Walker.

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Politics & Government
4:18 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

State Could Have $1.8 Billion Shortfall in Next Biennial Budget

The governor and Legislature will draw up a new two-year budget before July 1 of next year
Credit Flickr.com/pinchof

The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released new figures Monday, regarding a projected deficit in Wisconsin’s structural budget.

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Regional
1:08 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Frustration with Police Simmers, as Relatives Wait for Information on Red Arrow Park Shooting

Dontre Hamilton’s friends and family members have staged a number of rallies, calling for answers about his death
Credit Dontre - Never Forget, Facebook

The family of an unarmed black man killed by a Milwaukee police officer, is calling for the results of an investigation.

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Politics & Government
5:29 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Couple getting married in Wisconsin in June 2014.
Light Brigading, Flickr

U.S. Appeals Court in Chicago ruled unanimously Thursday that the same-sex marriage bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Politics and Personalities Differ Dramatically in Race for Wisconsin's Open House Seat

Mark Harris and Glen Grothman

The only open house seat in Wisconsin this fall is in the 6th Congressional District, north of Milwaukee. Longtime U.S. Rep. Tom Petri is retiring from the post.

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Politics & Government
4:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lower Tax Collections Create $281 million Shortfall in State Budget

It appears lawmakers will have to find a way to close an unexpected hole in the budget
Credit Flickr/Althouse

The State Department of Revenue has released tax collection totals for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

President Obama to Return to Labor Fest

President Obama during a previous stop at Milwaukee's lakefront

Barack Obama will be back in Milwaukee on Monday.

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Regional
1:30 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Arguments For and Against Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals listened to each side make its case Tuesday and sometimes responded with questions.

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Politics & Government
3:16 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

It’s Official: State Sen. Glenn Grothman is the GOP Nominee for Tom Petri’s House Seat

Longtime state lawmaker Glenn Grothman hopes to take over for Congressman Tom Petri, who’s retiring after more than three decades in the House

Glenn Grothman won last week’s Republican primary in the 6th CD by just more than 200 votes, prompting some to predict a recount was likely.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Emotional Performances to Mark 30 Years of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Mezzo Soprano Leslie Fitzwater, rehearsing with the One Voice Community Choir
Credit John Paradowski

Dozens of Performers will take the stage Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield.

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