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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1:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Lawmakers Hope Bills Help Tackle Wisconsin's Growing Heroin Problem

Heroin use is rising in Wisconsin, and the illegal drug has been found in most of the state’s counties
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If there’s one issue winning bipartisan support in Madison, it’s legislation to fight heroin use.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Hundreds to Perform Community Service in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.
Credit National Archives and Records Administration, Wikimedia Commons

Service is growing part of the King Day observance.

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Regional
4:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Regents Choose New UW System President

Ray Cross has served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension since 2011
Credit UW-Extension

The Board of Regents announced Thursday that Ray Cross will head the UW System.

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Regional
9:34 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Donations, Big and Small, Help Busy Shelters Serve the Homeless

The head of Guest House is grateful that families, such as the one that sent this gift card and note, educate children about the needs of the homeless population.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Milwaukee’s shelters were crowded during the recent arctic blast, and are likely to remain in demand.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Wisconsin's Cold and Snow Nothing New, People Have Been Adapting for Centuries

This winter seems especially harsh to those of us who don’t like frigid temperatures

WUWM's Ann-Elise Henzl talks with Dawn Scher Thomae of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The cold, snowy weather this winter may cause some of us to ask ourselves why we’ve decided to live in this climate.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

An Early Call to Volunteer Work

Penny Kasprzak took time out of her busy schedule to visit the WUWM studios
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Our Life’s Voices series continues with a profile of longtime community volunteer Penny Kasprzak.

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Regional
10:23 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Extended Jobless Benefits Running out for Thousands of Wisconsinites

Without the extension, laid off workers can receive 26 weeks of unemployment benefits.
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An estimated 24,000 Wisconsinites will lose extended unemployment benefits on Saturday, when the federal program expires.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Environmentally Friendly Ways to Dispose of Old Electronic Devices

Computer components and other electronics await recycling at Goodwill in Bay View
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Plenty of people unwrapping gifts this week will find a gadget featuring the latest technology inside.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

The Role Driver’s Licenses Play in Black Male Incarceration

Staff at the CDLRE walk clients through the steps necessary to reinstate suspended licenses.
Credit Center for Driver's License Recovery and Employability

One issue that’s come up repeatedly in our Project Milwaukee interviews on the imprisonment of African American males is driving privileges.

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Regional
10:21 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Holidays May Be a Time of Mourning, Not Cheer

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This time of year is difficult for many who’ve lost loved ones, especially within the past year.

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