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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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Push to Shop Local in Full Swing

Storage shelves full of soap and other products at Jill Gilbert's home in Oak Creek
Credit LaToya Dennis

The biggest shopping day of the year means hiring extra workers, not to mention moving tons of merchandise.

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Regional
7:51 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Immigrant Advocates Say Executive Order is Progess but Not Enough

Immigrants and immigration advocates watch as President Obama unveils his plan
Credit LaToya Dennis

Pres. Obama will allow five million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, to as he put it, “come out of the shadows,” at least temporarily.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Groups: Wisconsin Pension Plan Healthy, but Health Insurance Funding Needs Altering

Two outside groups made their case this week in both Madison and Milwaukee, that the state should make changes in a couple programs.  

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Study: Wisconsin Should Find New Ways to Fund Long-Term Care

Two conservative-leaning groups plan to outline for Wisconsin – how it could adjust its retirement programs for public workers and its long-term care program for residents.

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Regional
5:01 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Funeral Held for Five-Year-Old Milwaukee Shooting Victim

Five-year-old Laylah Petersen was laid to rest on Wednesday

Family and friends laid five-year-old Laylah Petersen to rest on Wednesday.

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Regional
8:24 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Emotions Run High at Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission Meeting

Police officers and Dontre Hamilton supporters pack the Washington Park Senior Center for a Fire and Police Commission meeting
Credit LaToya Dennis

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission last night held its first meeting since Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Officer Christopher Manney.

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Politics & Government
1:48 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Burke Vows to Pick Herself Up and Continue Serving People in Wisconsin

Burke thanks and inspires crowd
Credit Susan Bence

In opening her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Mary Burke used a quote from legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi.

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Health & Science
12:55 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Wisconsin Company: Close to Developing Quick Test for Ebola

An Ebola tracing coordinator checks the temperature of Jessica Sompon, 17, finding her to have a fever in the West Point neighborhood on October 17, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
Credit John Moore/Getty Images

Lucigen Corporation, headquartered in Middleton, reports developing a test that can detect Ebola quickly and anywhere -  no lab needed.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Members of Milwaukee's Police Union Vote on Whether to Support Chief Flynn

Milwaukee police take no confidence vote on whether to continue to support Chief Flynn
Credit Milwaukee Police / Riemann

The relationship between Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and officers on the force remains tense.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Milwaukee County Residents Set to Vote on Minimum Wage Hike

Milwaukee County residents will vote on minimum wage hike
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Milwaukee County residents will vote November 4th on much more than who should be governor.

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