LaToya Dennis

News Reporter

LaToya Dennis joined WUWM in October 2006 as a reporter / producer. LaToya began her career in public radio as a part-time reporter for WKAR AM/FM in East Lansing, Michigan. She worked as general assignment reporter for WKAR for one and a half years while working toward a master's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. While at WKAR, she covered General Motors plant closings, city and state government, and education among other critical subjects.

Before coming to public radio, LaToya interned at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also took part in NPR's 2005 Next Generation Radio Project in Kansas City, Missouri as well as NPR's summer 2006 Next Generation Radio Project in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LaToya holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Life's Voices: Nurse Josie Veal Tends to Those with Little Voice

Josie Veal and nursing students at Milwaukee's North Division High School
Credit LaToya Dennis

For nearly 20 years, Josie Veal has dedicated her life to helping under-served communities as a nurse.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014 Was Good for the U.S. Economy and Trend Expected to Continue

Wisconsin companies and the U.S. economy excelled in 2014, according to Brian Jacobsen.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Demonstrators Block Freeway Lanes on I-43 in Milwaukee, 74 People Arrested

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

Protesters calling for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other black men killed by police blocked traffic late Friday on I-43 in Milwaukee. Police arrested 73 adults and one minor.

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Regional
10:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisors Stand in Solidarity, Wear 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts

Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, David Bowen and Martin Weddle.
Credit County Board Staff

Milwaukee County's five African American supervisors spoke in support of Dontre Hamilton, and the other black men many believe have been unjustly killed by police.

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Education
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver Says Her Focus is Successful Students

MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver says there are a lot of opportunities within her district

It’s been about three months since the Milwaukee Public School System named 36-year-old Darienne Driver as its Superintendent.

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Regional
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Immigration Advocates Ramping up Protest in Response to Lawsuit Aimed at Blocking Changes

Supporters of immigration reform take a stand on the steps of the federal building in downtown Milwaukee
Credit LaToya Dennis

In just a few weeks, President Obama will tell five million undocumented immigrants what they must do to avoid deportation.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Young Black Men in Milwaukee Ditch Sneakers and Jeans for Tuxedos

Walter Gladney and his mentor David Crowley in their tuxedos.
Elliott Torrence​

A grassroots movement is underway in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code to improve the lives of young African American men who live there.

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Economy & Business
9:20 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Positive Job Growth Expected to Continue, Some in Milwaukee Question Projected Rate

Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Business owners are optimistic about the future, according to a new survey by Milwaukee-based Manpower.

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Health & Science
6:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Fingernail Clippings and Blood Samples are Being Used to Help Treat Repeat Drunken Drivers

Credit Photos.com

Wisconsin’s drinking culture sometimes leads to tragedies on the road - when impaired drivers get behind the wheel.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Security Threats Lead to Warnings About Online Shopping

Credit Marco Scisetti - Fotolia.com

Today is Cyber Monday – the day online holiday shopping is in full swing.

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