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
11:52 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Lehman to Run for Wisconsin Lt. Governor

Democratic state Sen. John Lehman of Racine plans to give up the seat he won in a 2012 recall election.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Working Adults Needing Degrees can now Enroll in UW Flex Program

Earn credit for what you've learned, on the job.

After months of planning, the UW System will begin admitting students into its new Flexible Option program on Monday.

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Regional
1:02 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Police Shoot Armed Man at Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says the suspect was holding a baby in a neonatal unit, when Milwaukee police attempted to apprehend the man for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Regional
12:39 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Suspect Killed in Downtown Transit Center was 17-year-old

Milwaukee police say 17-year-old Shawn M. Rieves tried to carjack a vehicle, then fired a shot at it, before officers found and killed him.

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Health & Science
11:39 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Baldwin Asks Governor to Delay BadgerCare Change

As of today, 77,000 Wisconsin residents must buy private health insurance, paying a premium by Dec. 15, or go without coverage.

Wisconsin plans to drop 77,000 people from BadgerCare on Dec. 31, but problems plague the new federal exchange, where they're supposed to go for health insurance.

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Politics & Government
1:19 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Walker Orders Talks on Potential Casino

Gov. Walker has directed his administration secretary to meet with tribal leaders about the possible development of a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha.

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Health & Science
12:52 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

State Mailing Health Insurance Applications to 77,000 Losing BadgerCare

Paper applications are headed to the people Wisconsin is dropping from BadgerCare, to help them sign up for the new federal exchange.

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Regional
10:43 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Police Kill Armed Suspect in Downtown Transit Center

Milwaukee police say the incident started around 7 A.M. Monday, when the man tried to get into the passenger door of a car at a nearby intersection.

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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Partisan Reaction to Affidavit Plan for Wisconsin's Photo ID Law

A bill by GOP Rep. Michael Schraa would allow voters who cannot get a government ID, to sign an affidavit stating the reason, at the polls.

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Politics & Government
10:45 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Referendum about Money in Politics may be on Milwaukee Ballot in November, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, calling for an advisory referendum on limiting money in politics.

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