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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Regional
8:19 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Counting Milwaukee's Homeless Residents

Clyde Cole (right) has taken part in the meal program at St. Ben's for eight years. Brother Dave Schwab (left) is director of the program.

While it’s often an invisible population, homeless advocates believe that on any given day, there are as many as 1,500 men, women and children looking for a place to sleep in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
5:31 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Barrett Signs Pay Raise Ordinance for City Workers Residing in Milwaukee

Mayor Barrett signed an ordinance to give pay raises to city employees who reside here

The City of Milwaukee is looking for ways to reward its workers – and keep them living in the city. Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday signed an ordinance into law that will provide two pay bumps – each 1.5 percent.

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Regional
12:44 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Mayor Says Shootings Could be the Result of Turf War

Four people were shot near 12th and Locust, including a 14-year-old boy, who died.

There have been more than a dozen shootings in Milwaukee, in the past week-and-a-half. The age of three victims: 14.

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Politics & Government
4:05 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

County Supervisors Agree to Up Funding for War Memorial and Art Museum

Milwaukee County supervisors have agreed to a funding deal for the war memorial and the art museum
Credit Peter Alfred Hess, Flickr

Milwaukee County supervisors on Thursday agreed to increase funding for the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Regional
8:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Lodging Costs Skyrocket for Harley 110th Anniversary

The Iron Horse hotel is offering several packages for Harley enthusiasts

In just a few weeks, more than 100,000 people will converge on Milwaukee. They’ll come from across the world to celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson. An important part of any trip is having a decent place to stay.

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