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
9:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kohl Announces New Bucks Owners

Herb Kohl announces tentative deal to sell the Milwaukee Bucks

  A figurative sign outside the Bradley Center reads “SOLD”.

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Politics & Government
9:51 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Walker's Bid for Second Term Rallies Base

Gov. Walker announces bid for re-election at State Fair Park in West Allis.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Governor Walker is officially in re-election mode.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Reverse Job Fair: Selling Young Professionals On Opportunities Available in Milwaukee

Mayor Tom Barrett speaking to people at a YP event at city hall last year
Credit LaToya Dennis

Young professionals are gathering in Milwaukee this week for the second annual YP Week.

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Politics & Government
5:09 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Mayor Barrett Proposes Milwaukee Hire Ex-Offenders to Fill Potholes

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett helps fill a pothole
Credit LaToya Dennis

Potholes are difficult to miss in Milwaukee because of the harsh winter and city leaders have a plan for bringing more workers aboard to patch.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Impact of High Black Male Incarceration Rate Reaches Across State

Homes next to the George Bray Neighborhood Center
Credit LaToya Dennis

While Milwaukee is the epicenter when it comes to the number of black men who’ve served time in Wisconsin’s prisons, it's not the only community feeling the pain.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

How Voting in Wisconsin Has Changed (And What You Should Know)

Since 2011, a number of new voting laws have been enacted by Governor Scott Walker.

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Education
5:42 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Marquette Taps UWM's Michael Lovell to become MU's First Lay President

Mike Lovell announced as new Marquette University president
Credit John Holman

Despite UWM's loss, several people say Lovell's move seems like a win for Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Abele Says County Headed in Right Direction

County Executive Abele says his goal is to improve Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele delivered an upbeat 2014 State of the County address on Monday.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Milwaukeeans Petition to Bring Pabst Brewing Company Home

A group of Milwaukeeans are hoping to bring the Pabst headquarters back.
Credit Jessica F., Flickr

It's been decades since Pabst Brewing Company has been headquartered in Milwaukee, but there’s now a movement afoot to bring the Pabst back home.

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Politics & Government
8:05 am
Fri March 21, 2014

State Assembly Passes and Amends Controversial Legislation

Lawmakers in Madison take on controversial legislation
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

The state Assembly pulled another all-nighter. Lawmakers went into session at around 2 p.m. Thursday and did not adjourn until just before 5 a.m. on Friday.

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