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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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Republican Lawmaker Pushes Seven Day Work Week

Retail workers are among those who could soon be allowed to work seven days a week

For decades, Wisconsin has banned a seven day work week, for most people. Employers must give workers 24 hours off each week. The proposed change would make the law voluntary in several industries.

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9:40 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Howling Wind, Crunching Snow, Sounds are Crisper in the Cold


When you venture outside during our bitterly cold weather, some things may sound a bit different - car tires driving on snow or a person stepping on it.

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Health & Science
6:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Health Insurers Get Creative Hoping to Lure In "Young Invincibles"

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin targets young adults with new marketing campaign.
Credit Security Health Plan of Wisconsin

There’s good and bad news about the new federal health care exchange. More people are signing up, but they’re mainly older adults. If the trend continues it could spell trouble for the marketplace.

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10:55 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Self Defense Instructor says Distraction Best When Faced with Attacker

Self defense experts say staying calm is key when approached by attacker

People in Wisconsin are suffering another tragic shooting. This week, a gunman at Purdue University killed a student from West Bend.

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5:14 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Lawmakers Take Another Stab at Special Needs Vouchers

Lawmakers reintroduce Special Needs Voucher legislation

On Tuesday, lawmakers reintroduced legislation that would provide thousands of dollars in state funding to special needs students who want to leave public districts for private schools.

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