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
4:33 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Mayor Barrett Applauds Milwaukee's Efforts But Says It Must Do More

Mayor Barrett delivers 2014 State of the City Address
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's State of the City address on Monday was upbeat. He covered issues ranging from jobs to violence to teen pregnancy.

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Economy & Business
1:52 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Expanding Grocery Chains Mean More Competition in Milwaukee

There's increased competition among grocery retailers in the greater Milwaukee area.
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The grocery retailer Meijer is building a store on Burleigh in Wauwatosa. The community will soon be home to about a half-dozen major grocers.

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Education
10:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Legislation Aimed at Improving School Accountability Draws Reaction

Lawmaker pushes for changes when it comes to school accountability
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The bill would require all students using state funding to take the same tests, whether attending public, charter or choice schools.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

EU Wants U.S. Cheese Makers to Stop Using European Names

Feta cheese, along with other foods made in the U.S. with ties to Europe might be called something else in the future
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Names such as Gruyere, Brie, Parmesan, Havarti, Feta, Asiago, Gorgonzola and Fontina.

Shawna Morris of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says the European Union does not want cheese makers in other parts of the world using names that originated in Europe. Otherwise, the EU claims, the brands are not authentic.

Morris says the EU began imposing restrictions on cheese branding in the mid-1990s and American companies aren’t the only ones targeted.

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Project Milwaukee
6:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Felony Records Take Toll on Lives of Black Men

Marcus Lee says not being able to find work for the past four years makes it difficult for him to completely leave his old life behind.
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Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison begins exploring how prison time affects the men and those around them.

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