Erin Toner

News Reporter

Erin Toner is a reporter for WUWM. Erin was WUWM's All Things Considered local host from 2006 to 2010. She began her public radio career in 1999 at WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to joining WUWM in 2006, Toner spent five years at WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan.

During her career, Toner has served as a mentor for NPR's Next Generation Radio project, trained and mentored college students and taught a news reporting course at Michigan State University. She holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

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Regional
11:22 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Remembering, Healing as Sikh Temple Shooting Anniversary Approaches

Worshippers gather for prayer at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek
Credit Erin Toner

The Sikh community is gathering this weekend to honor the memory of loved ones who died one year ago. 

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Regional
12:00 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Governors Work to Create Jobs for People with Disabilities

Gov. Walker addresses reporters at the National Governors Association meeting in Milwaukee Friday morning
Credit Erin Toner

Governor Walker says he’s committed to creating more job opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Walker Addresses Mass Shootings at Governors Meeting

Gov. Walker (at podium) addresses reporters at the opening news conference of the National Governors Association meeting this weekend in Milwaukee
Credit Erin Toner

Gov. Walker says if the U.S. hopes to prevent mass tragedies, it must treat mental health issues.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Wisconsin Sikh Community Honors Victims on Temple Shooting Anniversary

Worshippers listen to prayers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek
Erin Toner

Every Sunday, hundreds of worshippers descend on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, the site of a mass shooting last summer.

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Code Switch
2:29 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sikhs Remember Tragedy By Embracing Faith

Worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. The Aug. 5, 2012, shooting tragedy has brought some Sikhs closer to their faith.
Erin Toner WUWM

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

Every Sunday, hundreds of worshippers descend on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee. They come here to pray and to eat a weekly meal together, called a langar. On Aug. 5, 2012, as women were preparing the meal, a gunman opened fire, killing six people, including the temple president, a priest, fathers and a mother, before turning the gun on himself. Photos of the victims now hang in the lobby of the temple, called a gurdwara.

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