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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Education
4:18 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

UWM Chancellor Search Narrowed to Three Candidates

The three finalists are Gail Hackett from Kansas City, UWM Interim Chancellor Mark Mone and William Sherman from Akron.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Milwaukee Alderman Asks State to Scuttle Downtown Streetcar Plan

Ald. Robert Donovan wants state leaders to prohibit Milwaukee from using Tax Incremental Financing districts to pay for a streetcar line.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Milwaukee Voucher Program Turns 25: The History

Senior Diana Lopez has attended St. Anthony School since 3rd grade. It appears to be the largest voucher school in the country.
Credit Marge Pitrof

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program is America's longest-running private school voucher program, and it has changed the city's education landscape.

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Politics & Government
4:58 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

2015 Wisconsin Senate Begins Taking Shape

Lazich becomes Wisconsin's first female Senate President

GOP senators have elected New Berlin's Mary Lazich as president of the state Senate - the first woman to hold the position.

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Politics & Government
11:03 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Former Consultant Defends Burke, Says Plagiarism Accusations Unwarranted

Consultant says Burke helped mold her jobs plan

Eric Schnurer was fired after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was accused of plagiarizing her jobs plan.

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Politics & Government
9:59 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wins Second Term

Gov. Walker's victory raises questions about whether he'll soon aim for the White House
Credit Whitney Curtis/ Getty Images

The race was not close as many polls had predicted. Gov. Walker handily defeated Democrat Mary Burke, with not much suspense, as votes were tallied.

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Politics & Government
8:21 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Wisconsin Voters Could Set Turn-Out Record

According to the GAB, many local clerks across Wisconsin have been reporting heavier than normal voter turnout for a mid-term Election Day.

The highest state turnout for a November gubernatorial election was 52.4% in 1962. The Government Accountability Board predicts 56.5% for today.

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Politics & Government
4:47 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

290,000 Wisconsin People Voted Early

Workers will feed absentee ballots into voting machines, after people finish casting theirs in person on Tuesday.

Election clerks will count absentee ballots, after regular finishing with those cast in person on Tuesday, Election Day.

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Milwaukee Police Vote: No Confidence in Chief Flynn

Members of the Milwaukee Police Association cast a no-confidence vote Thursday at Serb Hall.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The vote follows the police chief's decision to fire an officer, who shot and killed a mentally ill man in a downtown park, in April.

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Health & Science
2:16 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Three Hospital Systems in Wisconsin Would Handle Ebola Cases Here

Wisconsin has a plan, in the event an Ebola case surfaces

Froedtert Health, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the UW Hospitals and Clinics are prepared to treat Ebola cases, if any surface in Wisconsin.

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