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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Regional
1:05 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Milwaukee Bucks Will Open at Home on 'Old' Floor

Floor swap inside

Workers must resurface the team's 'new' floor.  It was so slippery during a preseason game last week, that play was halted.

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Economy & Business
10:57 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WEDC Readjusts Its Numbers

Wisconsin's job-creation agency says its goal last year to create 50,000 jobs was overly optimistic, so its goal for this year is 20,825 private sector jobs.

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Politics & Government
3:50 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Marquette Poll Shows Walker and Women Challengers in Dead Heat

Poll gives Gov. Walker a 47-45 percent edge over Democrat Mary Burke, a 47-44 percent edge over Dem. Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, about a year before the 2014 vote.

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Education
2:13 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Few Wisconsin Voucher Students Came From Public Schools

Approximately 73-percent of students taking part in Wisconsin's school Choice or voucher program, already attended a private school last year.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Flags Fly Downtown to Generate Support for Milwaukee Bucks

The city gave the Bucks permission to fly flags all week, as the NBA season begins.

White and green Milwaukee Bucks flags fly on bridges across the Milwaukee River, to remind fans of the new NBA season and perhaps the arena the team says it needs.

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Politics & Government
1:08 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Appeals Court Will Rule by Nov. 4 on Act 10 Enforcement Issue

A Wisconsin appeals court will decide whether to lift a contempt of court ruling against the agency enforcing new public union election requirements.

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Politics & Government
12:02 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Wisconsin Democratic Women, GOP Gear Up for November, 2014

While Republican activists fan out to register voters, Democratic women have formed a new PAC. Both camps know they have about one year to prevail.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Local Rules for Mining a Hot Issue

There has been no shortage of opinions Thursday, on a bill to limit local regulation of mining. The Senate Committee took in hours of public comment before calling it a day at 7 pm.

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Politics & Government
11:21 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Ryan May Face Familiar Opponent

Democrat Rob Zerban says he will jump into another race to try to unseat GOP Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan turned back Zerban 55 to 43 percent in 2012.

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Health & Science
1:51 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Milwaukee Exceeds Goal for Reducing Teen Pregnancy

In 2008, the City of Milwaukee set a goal: lower the teen birth rate 46 percent by 2015. The city has surpassed the goal, three years ahead of schedule.

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