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
1:25 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Milwaukee May Sell Certain Vacant Lots For $1

Next door neighbors could buy that empty lot for a buck
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The program would start in the 15th Aldermanic District on the north side and expand, if successful.

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Politics & Government
3:25 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Challenges Wisconsin Campaign Finance Rule

A federal lawsuit targets the Wisconsin law limiting the amount of money candidates for state office can accept from political action committees.

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Politics & Government
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Gov. Walker Fights Back, Says "I Will Not Back Down"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting in May 2014.
Credit Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Gov. Walker's campaign has released a flurry of responses and an attack ad, a day after a court released documents from a stalled John Doe probe.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Unsealed John Doe Documents: Prosecutors Believe Walker was Part of Illegal "Scheme"

Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice shares insights into the John Doe investigation with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

A federal court released 266 pages of documents on Thursday, related to a John Doe probe prosecutors launched into Wisconsin's 2012 recall campaigns.

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Economy & Business
11:12 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Wisconsin Added 28,000 Jobs in 2013; Ranked 37th Nationally

Wisconsin created private sector jobs at a rate of 1.2 percent, about half the national rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Regional
12:56 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Tornadoes, Storms in Wisconsin Injure Five, Damage Scores of Homes

Powerful winds and heavy rain rattled southern Wisconsin overnight. Storm experts concluded Tuesday afternoon that three tornadoes also touched down.

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Politics & Government
2:48 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Four Members of Congress Urge Feds to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Wisconsin

Democrats, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind, want the Justice Dept. to recognize the marriages for federal purposes.

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Politics & Government
2:23 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Final Court Ruling: Elmbrook Schools Cannot Hold Graduation in a Church

For years, Brookfield Central and Brookfield East high schools held their graduation ceremonies in Elmbrook Church, because of its large size.

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Politics & Government
6:36 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Judge Halts Same-Sex Marriages in Wisconsin, While Appeals Continue

Credit Thinkstock

On Friday, June 6, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage. Late last Friday, she put her ruling on hold.

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Regional
4:52 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Milwaukee Pub Sticks with Brazilian Favela Decor for World Cup

Volunteers and artists created the favela-themed patio at Nomad
Credit Marge Pitrof

Nomad, on Brady Street, has dressed up its patio for the World Cup games, as a favela. Those are slums embedded in Brazil’s cities.

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