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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Politics & Government
10:48 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Afterschool Programs in Milwaukee County Get Low Grades

Reaching for the Stars: Examining YoungStar and its effect on the quality of Milwaukee County’s afterschool workforce.
Credit Public Policy Forum

A study by the Public Policy Forum finds only a small number of after school programs in Milwaukee County have earned bonuses for high quality service.

A review of the state's "YoungStar" rating system finds most afterschool programs in Milwaukee County are failing to make the grade.

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Politics & Government
10:57 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Messages Shine Light on County Executive Walker Private Email System

Governor Scott Walker
Credit Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Emails released Wednesday are giving the public a rare look inside a politician’s office.

The 27,000 electronic communications between former County Executive Scott Walker’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Kelly Rindfleish, and a host of personnel describe how Walker cabinet members and others addressed campaign, constituent and other issues.

The messages were part of a John Doe investigation.

It ended with no charges filed against Walker, but six aides and associates were charged with crimes.

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Economy & Business
1:52 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Expanding Grocery Chains Mean More Competition in Milwaukee

There's increased competition among grocery retailers in the greater Milwaukee area.
Credit Photos.com

The grocery retailer Meijer is building a store on Burleigh in Wauwatosa. The community will soon be home to about a half-dozen major grocers.

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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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Politics & Government
11:17 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Emails Uncovered During John Doe I Investigation Will Be Released Mid-Week

27,000 emails will be released.
Credit Photos.com

MU Pollster Charles Franklin says it’s impossible to predict the impact the content of thousands of emails exchanged between a Walker appointee and others may have on voters.

Thousands of pages of emails will be released on Wednesday following a court order.

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