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 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Sports Mascots Took on Racial Overtones and Criticism 100 Years Ago

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Chief Illiniwek mascot was retired in 2007.
Credit flickr.com/soundfromwayout

As Wisconsin lawmakers debate the rules for challenging race-based school mascots, we learn they've raised divergent opinions for decades.


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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Wisconsin Photo ID Goes to Federal Court

The state has not yet imposed photo id, because of the court battle

Two federal lawsuits head to court Monday against Wisconsin’s photo ID law for voting. A Dane County judge has blocked the law, at least temporarily.

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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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