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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Education
6:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Legislation Aimed at Easing Way for Charter School Expansion

Some lawmakers want to make it easier for independent charter schools to expand in Milwaukee
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Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to make it easier for successful charter schools to replicate themselves.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Fans Say Goodbye as Onion Puts Print Edition to Rest

The last print edition of the Onion
Credit The Onion, Inc

Another sign of the times for the print industry. The final paper edition of the Onion hit newsstands Thursday.

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Economy & Business
9:16 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Bucks' Low Attendance and Losing Record Make Difficult Sell for New Arena

The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the worst attendance rates in the NBA.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have the NBA's second worst record so far this season, as well as the fourth lowest attendance record in the league. But some in their hometown hope a new arena could open a new chapter for the team.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Local Investors Help Fund Purple Door Ice Cream and Other Small Businesses

Purple Door Ice Cream currently shares a space with Clock Shadow Creamery.
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Wisconsin is one of a handful of states that recently made it easier for small businesses to raise money.

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Economy & Business
5:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Small Retailers Hope Shoppers Turn Out for Small Business Saturday

Lizzibeth is one of many small businesses hoping to capitalize on the holiday season
Credit LaToya Dennis

The biggest shopping surge of the year is approaching. Customers line up outside big box stores such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart for the deals they offer on Black Friday – or perhaps this year, on Black Thanksgiving evening.

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