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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Regional
1:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Schools, State Warn Wisconsin Students about the Dangers of Heroin

The principal at Whitefish Bay High School received this packet of fliers and posters earlier this week
Credit Cassie Medved, Whitefish Bay High School

With dozens of young people dying every year of heroin overdoses, the Dept. of Justice is mailing packets of materials to high schools to educate students.

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Regional
5:51 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Another Guard Member Suspended in Casket Photo Incident

Two members of the Wisconsin National Guard have been suspended, as officials look into a photo that was shared on Instagram.

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Regional
4:39 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Marquette University Eliminating 105 Jobs

Credit Dave Reid, Flickr

The Rev. Robert Wild announced Wednesday that Marquette will reduce its employee base by laying off 25 workers, and leaving other positions unfilled.

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Education
4:36 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

MPS Superintendent Thornton Leaving for Job in Baltimore

Superintendent Gregory Thornton has held his MPS post for nearly four years

MPS board member Terry Falk told WUWM's Bob Bach that Gregory Thornton's decision to move is not a great surprise. Falk says he expects a current MPS employee will be tabbed as interim superintendent.

Gregory Thornton, who’s served as superintendent of the state’s largest school district since 2010, is stepping down from his post.

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Regional
4:14 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Buses Running Behind Schedule

The Milwaukee County Transit System says a number of buses are running late Monday afternoon because of traffic and weather conditions.

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Regional
3:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Sheriff’s Department: People Driving too Quickly are Causing Spinouts and Crashes

A deputy was injured when a driver rear-ended a squad car Monday
Credit Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

A Milwaukee County deputy sheriff was injured Monday, when a driver traveling too fast for conditions slammed into his squad car.

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Politics & Government
2:40 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

County Board Approves “Living Wage” Ordinance

Most Milwaukee County supervisors want to boost the minimum wage for employees of companies that contract with the county.

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Politics & Government
12:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

ACLU Sues Wisconsin for Banning Same Sex Marriage

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Four gay and lesbian couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state of Wisconsin on Monday, over the issue of marriage equality.

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Regional
4:18 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Big Reward Offered for Information in Violin Heist

The MSO hopes a $100,000 reward helps recover the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was stolen Jan. 27.

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Regional
10:14 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Alderman: Clean Bird Feeders Would Reduce Visits from Rodents

A proposed ordinance would require feeders to be cleaned regularly
Credit Wonderal, Flickr

Jim Bohl says rats make a meal out of seeds and husks that fall from feeders.

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