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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Project Milwaukee
9:19 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Police Seek End to "Get Even" Violence

Capt. Tom Stigler (l) and Sgt. Louis Staton are assigned to Milwaukee Police Precinct Number Five at 4th and Locust St.
Credit Bob Bach

A Milwaukee police commander disputes the contention that officers are stopping too many African American males.

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Project Milwaukee
11:12 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Police Say 'More Traffic Stops Mean Less Crime'

Milwaukee police say they have increased traffic stops by hundreds of thousands in the last seven years, causing a decrease in auto thefts and burglaries.
Credit Thinkstock.com

Traffic stops are just one of several strategies Milwaukee police are using to curtail disorder in high crime neighborhoods.

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Project Milwaukee
11:40 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Derelict Properties Often Havens For Wrongdoers

Abandoned homes in Milwaukee challenge law enforcement
Credit Bob Bach

Milwaukee police must be vigilant to stop a myriad of illegal activities in vacant homes.

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Environment
1:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Thick Ice on Wisconsin Rivers Could Lead to Ice Jams This Spring

Milwaukee River upstream from Humboldt Avenue.
Credit Susan Bence

This year’s spring thaw, when it begins, could produce hazardous conditions on some waterways in Wisconsin - ice jams.

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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 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

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

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

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Economy & Business
10:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Change in Command Coming for Skilled Trades Group

Lyle Balistreri (r) welcomes Dan Bukiewicz, the incoming President of the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council.

The Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council welcomes new leadership this week.

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