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
11:39 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Walker to Join Other Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls at Iowa Event

Gov. Walker to continue political travels outside Wisconsin
Credit Eric Thayer - Getty Images

Gov. Walker will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, along fellow Republican Govs. Christie of New Jersey and Rick Perry of Texas.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

2014 Federal Tax Forms Will Ask About Your Health Insurance Coverage

For people who purchased health plans on the federal exchange, Felton says they'll have to file an additional form - Form 8962.
Credit IRS

As you compile your 2014 income tax documents, know that there will be a new line item on the federal form – because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Politics & Government
1:56 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Walker Begins Second Term by Calling States such as Wisconsin - the Country's Source of Hope

Walker received a standing ovation, during his inauguration on Monday.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

After Gov. Walker took the oath of office late Monday morning, he praised Wisconsin for getting things done.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Gov. Walker Begins Signaling Goals of Second Term

Walker says several state agencies may be reworked, in the next budget.

As Gov. Walker prepares to take the oath of office Monday, he outlines broad reforms he's considering in education, entitlements and property taxes.

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Regional
4:54 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Jesse Jackson to Dontre Hamilton Supporters: You Must Never Adjust to Oppression

Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson and Dontre Hamilton's mom, face crowd of supporters in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Jesse Jackson came to town to speak to demonstrators about black men's deaths in police custody.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Calls for Better Police-Community Relations in Milwaukee, Nothing New

William I. Gore said community opinion about policing, began dividing, decades ago.
Credit Marge Pitrof (2009)

Years ago, William Gore told WUWM that tensions were building for decades. Gore was the second black man to serve on the Fire and Police Commission.

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Regional
9:34 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Dontre Hamilton Supporters Head to Chicago

Hamilton family supporters began gathering outside All People's Church, before sunrise.
Credit Marge Pitrof

Several carloads of Milwaukeeans headed to Chicago on Saturday – to amplify the story of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
3:11 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Demonstrators and Police Stand Resolved about Dontre Hamilton Protests

Friday evening demonstrations at Red Arrow Park, where Hamilton died. The last one, moved onto the interstate system.

Update, Monday: Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that former police officer Christopher Manney would not be charged for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Demonstrators Block Freeway Lanes on I-43 in Milwaukee, 74 People Arrested

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

Protesters calling for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other black men killed by police blocked traffic late Friday on I-43 in Milwaukee. Police arrested 73 adults and one minor.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Federal Judge Puts Great Lakes Wolves Back on Endangered List

Hunters in Wisconsin killed 154 wolves, well before the deadline.
Credit WI DNR

The ruling by a federal judge also bans the hunting and trapping of gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

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