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
6:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Milwaukee Groups Collect Supplies to Help Sierra Leone Stop Spread of Ebola

Health workers dress in protective clothing in Liberia.
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More than 130 passengers who flew on a Frontier Airlines flight between Dallas and Cleveland must watch for signs of Ebola.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Wisconsin Startups Compete for $100,000

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Wisconsin may not be known for its entrepreneurial spirit, yet some investors are convinced the state holds potential.

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Politics & Government
6:51 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Walker and Burke Bring Out Heavy Hitters

Chris Christie and Michelle Obama in Wisconsin
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First Lady Michelle Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made campaign stop in Wisconsin on Monday.

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Economy & Business
10:22 am
Mon September 29, 2014

E-Cigarette Stores Growing in Popularity in Milwaukee

Vape shops are opening throughout the Milwaukee area
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A number of so called vape shops have been opening in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
4:31 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Mayor Outlines 2015 Proposed Budget

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants to increase the 2015 tax levy by 1.4 percent

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday outlined the budget he’d like the city to adopt for 2015.

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Regional
5:23 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Says Younger Kids Committing More Serious Crimes

The young men say Running Rebels has had a positive influence on their lives
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Milwaukee recently experienced a rash of armed robberies and car jackings.

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Regional
8:58 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Community Leaders Push for Action on Chronic Problems Facing African Americans in Milwaukee

Community leaders and researchers speak about problems facing the African American community.
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Chronic problems confront thousands of Milwaukee’s black residents every day.

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Economy & Business
1:06 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Verdict Still Out on Whether Bitcoin Will Catch On

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WUWM found a few people in Milwaukee who use the virtual currency Bitcoin. They hope it becomes more popular, but there are drawbacks.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

City Leaders Search for Solutions to Gun Violence

Mayors and law enforcement agents across the country are searching for ways to curtail gun violence
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Milwaukee is not alone when it comes to gun violence.

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Regional
9:03 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Efforts Underway in Wisconsin to Help Black Children Beat the Odds Against Them

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Black kids across Wisconsin face an uphill battle, according to yet another study.

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