Bob Bach

News Reporter / Host

Bob joined the WUWM news department in January of 1991. He served as host of WUWM’s weekday magazine program At 10 from 1999 to 2001.

Bob, a Vietnam veteran, began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey in Merrill, Wisconsin in 1975. From 1976 to 1990, Bob covered news and sports at stations in Milwaukee. And for nearly 12 years, he announced Marquette basketball on WISN Radio. Also, Bob anchored sports on the Nine o’clock Nightly News on WVTV/Channel 18, from 1988 to 1990.

Bob has won dozens of local, state, and regional awards for his reporting, writing, and producing.

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10:28 am
Wed September 10, 2014

A Promising Project: Training Milwaukee Workers While Demolishing Boarded Up Properties

On the count of three, workers give a mighty tug to pull down a partially dismantled garage.
Credit Bob Bach

The City of Milwaukee has hired Northcott Neighborhood House to train young people for demolition jobs.

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Economy & Business
10:52 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Milwaukee Programs Can Make Move Into Senior Housing Less Overwhelming

A housing complex for older adults in West Allis caps rents at 30 percent of a person's income. The facility has a one year waiting list for new tenants.
Credit Bob Bach

Perhaps the most reassuring thing for some older adults and caregivers to hear is, "You are not alone."

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Economy & Business
10:49 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Choosing Senior Housing Can Be A Family Affair

Roman Schraith tries to coax a smile from his granddaughter Clara as her dad looks on.
Credit Bob Bach

Some older adults make the transition to a new home relatively easily, while others lean heavily on adult children.

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Economy & Business
10:55 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Growing List of Housings Options For Milwaukee Area Seniors

Developers are building new senior housing throughout the metro area, including in out of the way locations such as this complex near 116th St. in Wauwatosa.
Credit Bob Bach

Senior citizens have lots of options these days when it comes to where to live. The list might even overwhelm some.

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9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Heavy Rains Slam Milwaukee Area, More Coming

The view out of a window at WUWM at 9:35 a.m.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Sudden, hard-hitting storms dumped nearly four inches of rain on some parts of the metro area overnight.

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Politics & Government
10:27 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Political Scientist Says Same Sex Marriage Won't Be Among Top Fall Election Issues

Same sex marriage will be just one of several issues voters will weigh in on during this year's elections.

County clerks who register couples are on solid legal ground, according to UW-Green Bay political scientist Michael Kraft.

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Project Milwaukee
11:04 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Bi-Partisan Call in Wisconsin to Revisit 'Truth in Sentencing', Amid Swelling Prison Population

Two Milwaukee area Assemblymen think there could be thousands of inmates who would be better served with treatment
Credit Thinkstock

A state Republican and a Democrat agree that Wisconsin's 'truth in sentencing' policy has produced unintended consequences and should be amended.

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12:29 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

A half-century after they participated in the D-Day invasion, three Milwaukee men reflect on their experience in poignant detail.

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.

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Economy & Business
11:10 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Crowdfunding Begins in Wisconsin

Crowdfunding gives "everyday" investors a chance to play a role in a host of new business enterprises.

Start-up companies in Wisconsin now have a new way to raise capital.

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Politics & Government
9:26 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Compared To Last Year, Tax Collections in Wisconsin Down

State income tax collections were down in April while sales tax revenues were up.

Wisconsin lawmakers could face a budget challenge next year, plugging a $226 million hole.

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