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
9:36 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Local Kids Get New Looks for the Start of School Year

Barber at Gee's cutting hair for start of new school year

For school age kids, Labor Day means the end of free time, and the return of homework.

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Regional
4:37 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Milwaukeeans Talk About Lessons Learned from Ferguson, Missouri

Milwaukeeans come together to tackle issues of race relations.
Credit Susan Bence

    

Two weeks ago a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer in Ferguson, MO. We put a call out to Milwaukeeans to take part in a roundtable discussion about race relations and what we could learn in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Education
6:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Free Breakfast & Lunch Now Available For All MPS Students

All MPS students will now get free lunch.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Starting this school year, the federal government will pay for meals for all Milwaukee Public Schools students.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Gear Up for 2015 Budget

Milwaukee City Hall
Credit Casey Eisenreich, Flickr

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday will outline the budget planning process for 2015 while also taking suggestions from residents.

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Politics & Government
2:16 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Scott Walker-Mary Burke Contest Now Officially Underway

Scott Walker and Mary Burke will face off Nov. 4

Mary Burke trounced state Rep. Brett Hulsey in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, winning 84 percent of the vote.

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Health & Science
10:02 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Head of Milwaukee's VA Hospital says Wait Times Not an Issue Here

Officials at Milwaukee's VA say the hospital consistently out performs many across the country
Credit LaToya Dennis

The new head of the Department of veterans Affairs visited a VA hospital in Phoenix Friday, promising to regain veterans’ trust. A number of VA hospitals are accused of making patients wait so long to schedule an appointment, that some died before they could see a doctor. Employees allegedly covered up the long wait times, and gave misleading information about the number of deaths. While the department remains under intense scrutiny, officials at the VA hospital here say it’s out performing many across the country. Robert Beller is director of the Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center.

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Former White Supremacist Among Those Seeking to Unite People, Two Years After Sikh Tragedy

It has been two years since a white supremacist opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
Credit Erin Toner

Two years ago Tuesday a white supremacist opened fire at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, killing six people and injuring others.

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Politics & Government
5:05 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

State Supreme Court Upholds Act 10 and Photo ID

The state Supreme Court upheld Gov. Walker's landmark Act 10 legislation as well as Voter ID
Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld two divisive state laws on Thursday.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Summer Camp Aims to Help Children Impacted by Gun Violence in Milwaukee

Camp attendee practices praise dance for Project Ujima talent show.
Credit Aaron Heffernan

For thousands of kids in Milwaukee, violence is a constant threat.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants to Put Non-Binding Referenda on Ballot

Milwaukee County residents could weigh in on a number of topics in November
Credit Photos.com

Thousands of Wisconsin voters will find referenda on their ballots in November, including in Milwaukee.

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