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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6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Milwaukeeans Get Real About Race

Milwaukeeans talk race on 50th anniversary of March on Washington
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Monday, the U.S. remembers the life and work of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior. Last August, on the 50th anniversary of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, we brought together a few Milwaukeeans to talk about the state of race relations here.

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11:53 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Witnessing a Crime, Do You Know What to Do?

Experts say it's best to get to a safe location and call the police if you see a crime in progress
Credit Vincent Desjardins, Flickr

Some people are upset with Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm for not filing charges in connection with the death of a West Allis teen.

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Politics & Government
9:13 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Wisconsin Residents Benefit to the Tune of Billions in Extended Unemployment Benefits


Congress is deciding whether to renew three additional months of unemployment benefits. The country extended coverage during the depths of the recession, but this latest extension ended with December. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to advance a plan, although some Republicans want concessions.

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6:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Packers and Fans Brace for Extreme Temps this Weekend

Packer fans cheer on the team in cold winter weather
Credit LaToya Dennis

Dangerously low temperatures are approaching. Forecasters expect Sunday to blow in with highs around zero, and lows in the double-digits below zero.

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6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Andre Ellis Works to Bring Back Neighborhood

Andre Ellis uses community garden to improve neighborhood

Every year at this time WUWM reporters head out into communities to talk with everyday people making a difference. In this installment of our Life’s Voices series, we speak with Andre Ellis. He’s a local playwright who tells stories from the perspective of black men.

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