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
1:00 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New Standards Proposed for Changing School Mascots

Republican legislators are proposing four requirements for changing a school mascot in Wisconsin. Until now, just one person had to object, on the basis of race.

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Economy & Business
10:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Wisconsin #34 in Private Sector Job Creation

Wisconsin added just over 24,000 private sector jobs between March, 2012 and March 2013.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin added 24,305 private sector jobs from March 2012-March 2013. The rate of growth places it 34th among states.

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Regional
3:42 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Major I-43 Bridge in Green Bay Sags, Closes

Three-foot dip crosses all four lanes

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge crossing the Fox River in Green Bay is closed, because a section is sagging.

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Health & Science
3:20 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Wisconsin Launches Campaign to Fight Heroin

The awareness campaign Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen kicked-off Wednesday will include media ads and videos on You Tube.

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Health & Science
12:09 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Health Exchange Premiums will be Higher in Wisconsin than in Most States

According to the U.S. Dept. of Health Services, the mid-level health insurance plan here will cost $361 a month compared with the national average of $328.

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Economy & Business
11:26 am
Wed September 25, 2013

NML's New Downtown Office will Change Milwaukee Skyline

Rendering of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons
Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual released sketches Wednesday of its planned high rise in downtown Milwaukee. In December, crews will demolish the office building now on the site.

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Politics & Government
5:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Legislators Want to Force MPS to Sell Unused Buildings

Voucher school has been seeking to purchase a vacant MPS building

Plan from GOP Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would make Milwaukee Public Schools sell vacant buildings to other 'education operators.'

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Economy & Business
1:27 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Wisconsin will Require Unemployment Claimants to Register with Job Service

Starting Oct. 13, Wisconsin workers filing for unemployment compensation will have two weeks to register with the state's online jobs board.

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Politics & Government
12:57 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Paul Ryan Also Writing a Book, Before 2016 Elections

Ryan's publisher also worked with President Obama and former President George W. Bush.
Credit Chip Somodevilla - Getty Images

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, like Gov. Walker, has a book in the works about his politics. Both Republicans are rumored to be interested in running for president.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

The Rush is On to Prepare Wisconsin Residents for Health Care Changes

Wisconsin is mailing letters to thousands who may be on or off BadgerCare, as of Jan. 1.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services will begin mailing letters Monday to 92,000 people it may drop from BadgerCare, because their income exceeds the poverty level.

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