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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If you want to see an example of a vision coming to fruition – after years of planning and construction – head to downtown Milwaukee.

The city began building the Riverwalk two decades ago. The project almost is complete, with just a few spans yet to be built.

Milwaukee officials believe the walkway has spurred millions of dollars in development, and has helped people see the river through a new lens.

The riverfront revival is most impressive, if you know a bit of the city’s history. More than 150 years ago, the river was one reason people settled here.

As Wisconsin lawmakers grapple with their biggest challenge this year – balancing the state budget – they face another hefty project.

They plan to rework the state’s campaign finance laws, covering everything from how much people can contribute to candidates, to whether donors’ names should be made public. Some of the laws are considered outdated. A few are unconstitutional. Legislators dug into the topic Tuesday, inviting experts to testify before a new joint committee in Madison.

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Athletes and sports fans are buzzing about Chris Borland’s decision to leave the NFL.

The former Wisconsin Badger is retiring from the San Francisco 49ers after a stand-out rookie season.

The reason: Borland says he’s worried about head trauma. He says he’s researched the potential long-term impact of head injuries and the chance of developing a degenerative brain condition. He told ESPN the risk isn’t worth it.

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The Dane County Medical Examiner has released preliminary autopsy reports in Tony Robinson’s death.

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Legal challenges to Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law have been underway for four years.

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Legal challenges to voter photo ID in Wisconsin have been underway for four years.

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High school students and others packed the Capitol rotunda for a time Monday, calling for justice for Tony Robinson.

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The Sun Prairie High School community is mourning Tony Robinson, the 19-year-old black man shot and killed by Madison police Friday night.

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Gov. Scott Walker was surrounded by Republican backers of the right-to-work bill as he signed it into law on Monday.

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The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to announce soon their preferred location for a new arena.