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
9:26 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies Nab 13 in Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown

Five drunken drivers were involved in crashes. One struck a squad car that was stopped at a crash scene.
Credit Milwaukee County Sherriff's Office

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrested 13 people for driving while intoxicated over the New Year's holiday.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Port of Milwaukee Bustles, Even in the Cold

Harbor workers still have plenty to lift

Robust snowfalls and frigid temps may slow our gait but they’re not crimping operations at the Port of Milwaukee. Commodities continue arriving.

Spokesman Jeff Fleming says shipments of salt, steel and other items increased in 2013. "It means that there is more demand and more economic activity by the industries in Milwaukee."

He says three million metric tons of cargo has moved through the port.

Fleming says a unique visitor will arrive in Milwaukee’s inner harbor in mid-January, to winter here - a 1,000 foot long ore carrier.

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Arts & Culture
11:53 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Milwaukeean Dedicates Life to Peacemaking

Don Timmerman in his small office at Milwaukee's Casa Maria.

Don Timmerman describes how he has spent his life helping others in the pursuit of peace.

Don Timmerman's mission as a peacemaker dates back to the 1960s.

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Politics & Government
11:13 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Could New "Consumption Tax" Replace Wisconsin's State Income Tax?

Governor Scott Walker has directed state officials to hold private conversations across the state about changing the tax code.
Credit Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the state may need to implement an expanded form of sales tax if state officials seek to shed income tax.

Wisconsin is one of several states contemplating an end to personal and corporate income taxes.

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Politics & Government
8:55 am
Wed December 18, 2013

82nd Assembly District Stays Republican

Ken Skowronski won the special election to replace Republican Jeff Stone.

Republican Ken Skowronski easily outpointed Democrat John Hermes to win the special election in the 82nd Assembly District.

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Economy & Business
11:07 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Calls For Wage Increase in Milwaukee Grow Louder

Protesters demonstrated recently in front of a north side Milwaukee restaurant as part of a push to raise the minimum wage.
Credit Bob Bach

Milwaukee area fast food restaurant workers are demanding an increase in the minimum wage. However, a small business advocate cautions such a change could derail the economic recovery for some firms.

Scores of people turned out for a rally earlier this month seeking a hike in the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

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World
3:55 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Milwaukeeans Reflect on Nelson Mandela's Achievements and Influence

Milwaukee Public Library helps celebrate the 95th birthday of President Nelson Mandela
Credit wordpress

Chima Korieh, Associate Professor of History at Marquette University, says Nelson Mandela's place in history is assured.

Nelson Mandela, the first black President of South Africa died Thursday at the age of 95.

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Regional
10:28 am
Thu December 5, 2013

What Are Those 16-story Tall Towers Near the Zoo Interchange?

Taller, single poles are replacing the lattice transmission towers near the Zoo Interchange
Credit American Transmission Co.

Work continues on new electrical towers and substations in the Zoo Interchange.

Large-scale electrical work is underway in the Zoo Interchange.

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Health & Science
7:45 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Food Drives Hit High Gear

Pallets of food items are prepared for distribution at Hunger Task Force headquarters on Hawley Rd. in Milwaukee.

There seems to be a heightened sense of need and giving regarding food collection at this time of year.

Two women who have been fighting hunger here for decades say the need is greater than ever.

Bonnie Bellehumeur has led Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin since 1980. Its name used to be Second Harvesters.

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Project Milwaukee
10:21 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Caring Adults Help Black Youth Steer Clear of Prison

Thousands of cases ranging from criminal proceedings to foster care hearings are processed every year at the center in Wauwatosa.

From the courts to community centers, many African American adults are working to make a positive difference in the lives of young people in need of positive role models.

Scores of adults reach out every day to help young people in some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods.

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