Marge Pitrof

News Director

Marge has been with WUWM since it changed formats from music to news and information in the late 1980’s. Searching for a place where she could produce in-depth journalism, Marge was hired by WUWM as a reporter. For several years, Marge also hosted Morning Edition.

While a reporter, Marge was a frequent contributor to NPR and won numerous awards for her work.

Since fall of 2000, Marge has been managing the news department but still has the occasional opportunity to produce stories.

Prior to joining WUWM, Marge worked in commercial radio both as an afternoon news anchor and a field reporter. She also worked for short periods at a few TV stations.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Walker Administration Says It Can No Longer Force Employers to Provide Contraception Coverage

According to the Insurance Commissioner's office, the Hobby Lobby decision leaves the state unable to enforce its mandate, if there's religious objection.

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Politics & Government
1:38 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marquette Poll: Walker and Burke Remain Neck and Neck

The likely November match-up remains tight

The school's latest poll shows Gov. Walker leading Democrat Mary Burke among registered voters, while Burke has the edge among likely voters.

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Politics & Government
4:21 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

GAB: Wisconsin Should Not Allow Poll Watchers to Use Cameras

Camera use and video recording would remain banned, under the GAB's recommendation

Wisconsin should continue banning election observers from taking photos or videos of people registering to vote or signing the poll book.

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Education
11:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Republican Senators Question Walker's Call to Replace Common Core Standards

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Late Thursday, Gov. Walker urged legislators to repeal the Common Core education standards the state has been moving toward and create new ones.

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Regional
2:12 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Monday Night Vigil Planned for 10-Year-Old Sierra Guyton

The third grade Milwaukee girl died early Sunday. A bullet struck her in May, while she was playing outside Clarke Street School.

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Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee County Might Sell O'Donnell Parking Structure to NML

Under the plan county leaders and Northwestern Mutual have discussed, the company would pay $12.7 million for the lakefront garage.

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Environment
10:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee Considers Using Abandoned Basements to Hold Storm Water

Rather than just filling in former basements, the city wants to create covered spaces that could hold and absorb storm water.

Planners want to funnel storm water into basements of razed houses. The spaces would be filled in, yet hold water, when the sewer system is overrun.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Faith-Based Network Demands Wisconsin Adjust Its Corrections System

The religious coalition WISDOM is delivering demands Wednesday to the Department of Corrections, including that it consider parole for 3,000 inmates.

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Politics & Government
12:53 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Woman Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff's Department of Framing Her to Protect Deputy

Tanya Weyker has filed a civil rights complaint against Sheriff David Clarke and deputies, claiming they withheld video of a crash that broke her neck.

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Regional
1:56 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

One Waukesha Girl Not Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing of Friend

Several doctors have concluded that at least one of the two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times, is not mentally competent.

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