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
12:55 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Wisconsin Company: Close to Developing Quick Test for Ebola

An Ebola tracing coordinator checks the temperature of Jessica Sompon, 17, finding her to have a fever in the West Point neighborhood on October 17, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
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Lucigen Corporation, headquartered in Middleton, reports developing a test that can detect Ebola quickly and anywhere -  no lab needed.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Members of Milwaukee's Police Union Vote on Whether to Support Chief Flynn

Milwaukee police take no confidence vote on whether to continue to support Chief Flynn
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The relationship between Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and officers on the force remains tense.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Milwaukee County Residents Set to Vote on Minimum Wage Hike

Milwaukee County residents will vote on minimum wage hike
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Milwaukee County residents will vote November 4th on much more than who should be governor.

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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
Credit LaToya Dennis

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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