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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Health & Science
8:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Health Organizations Come Together to Provide Better Care for Less

Health Care systems across the country are looking for ways to better care while also making is less expensive

The U.S. is inching closer to the Affordable Care Act. On October 1, people can begin signing up for health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. One goal of the law is to help make health care more affordable.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Immigration Advocates Hope Issue Remains Front and Center

Immigration advocates are hoping Wisconsin's Paul Ryan is able to keep their cause at the forefront
Credit John Moore/Getty Images

Lawmakers in D.C. are back to work this week. While Syria is garnering a lot of attention, immigration advocates hope their cause remains at the forefront.

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8:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Do High Numbers of Arrests Equal Safer Streets?

Homicides are up 20 percent this year in Milwaukee

The past couple months have been violent ones in Milwaukee. Shootings have plagued parts of the city.

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6:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington, A Candid Conversation about Race Relations in Milwaukee

Eight community members talk about race relations in Milwaukee.
Michelle Maternowski

Round table discussion that aired on Lake Effect

Community members talk about how the greater Milwaukee area is doing when it comes to reaching Martin Luther King’s goals.

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8:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Advocates of Women Push for Paid Family Medical Leave

A women's advocacy group wants Wisconsin lawmakers to approve paid family medical leave time

In cities across the country on Monday, people gathered in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. This year, the day marked 93 years since women were given the right to vote.

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