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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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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Milwaukee County Leaders Disagree Over Extent of Help Needed to Enroll People in Health Exchange

County leaders are deciding how much to commit to help residents enroll in the new federal health care marketplace

Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic wants the county to spend $1.1 million, helping people enroll in the new federal health care exchange.

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Health & Science
12:32 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

List of Health Insurance Plans Available in Wisconsin Exchange

Thirteen companies will sell health insurance to individuals, while nine will sell plans to businesses. People and groups can enroll, starting Oct. 1.

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Politics & Government
11:51 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Vukmir, Group at Odds Over Her Release of Public Records

Sen. Vukmir says she has complied with a public records request, involving her work with ALEC

Senator Leah Vukmir and an investigative group have differing viewpoints, over whether she's turned over all public records the group requested.

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Politics & Government
5:45 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Administration Hopes to Recover More Medicaid Money from Estates

Wisconsin may become more aggressive at pursuing the assets of people who were on Medicaid.

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Health & Science
12:41 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Milwaukee County Preparing to Help Residents Enroll in Federal Exchange

County will also join efforts to educate people about the Affordable Healthcare Act, as its exchange prepares to open

Starting Oct. 1, Americans can enroll in health care plans offered in the new federal marketplace. Milwaukee County is training staff to assist people.

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Education
10:35 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Most Wisconsin Public Schools Meet or Exceed Expectations

According to the Dept. of Public Instruction, 88% of (1,910) schools met or exceeded expectations in 2012, while three percent (58 schools) failed to meet expectations.

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Environment
2:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

State Senate Will Not Vote Tuesday on Limiting Access to Proposed Mine Site

The author of a bill restricting how close people can get to a proposed mine in northern Wisconsin says he does not have enough votes.

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