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
5:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Leader Wants Quick Right-to-Work Action; Impacts of Law, Unclear

State lawmakers will return to the capitol in January
Credit justin kern

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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Regional
4:25 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Milwaukee and Waukesha United Way Offices Merging

The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Way of Waukesha County will become one.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Wisconsin Among 17 States Suing to Halt President Obama's Action on Immigration

The federal lawsuit Wisconsin and 16 other states have filed, accuse President Obama of exceeding his authority and violating the Constitution.

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Health & Science
5:12 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Three Wisconsin Hospitals Designated to Care for Ebola Patients

The Dept. of Health and Human Services has declared 35 U. S. hospitals prepared to treat Ebola victims, including two medical centers in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
10:19 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Wisconsin Assembly Creates Committees to Reform Mental Health Care and Public Benefits

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the two new standing committees reflect Republican priorities for the legislative session that begins January 5.

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Regional
3:33 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Hamilton Family Releases Some Autopsy Findings, While Continuing to Wait for DA Decision

Dontre Hamilton's family, friends and supporters have held a number of marches and rallies, calling for answers about his death.
Credit Dontre - Never Forget, Facebook

The autopsy results released, seven months after an MPD officer killed Dontre Hamilton, indicate 14 bullets' trajectories, head injuries, no illegal drugs.

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Regional
1:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Milwaukee YMCA Submits Plan to Emerge from Bankruptcy

The reorganization plan the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee filed Sunday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court, would leave the 'Y' with a smaller footprint here.

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Regional
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Milwaukee NAACP Leader: We Need to Review Policing

Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest near Ferguson, Missouri.
Credit Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Fred Royal says the country needs to understand why police have violent confrontations with African American men.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Wants Voters to Weigh-in on Streetcar Funding

Credit The Milwaukee Streetcar

Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan wants voters to decide whether the city can borrow money for the streetcar project.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: What It Has Taught

Educators continue working to boost the academic performance of more Milwaukee students.

The city's education scene is much more diverse than in 1990, when school choice started here, but overall student achievement has barely budged.

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