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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Regional
10:57 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Central and Northeast Wisconsin Work to Recover from Severe Storms

The storm tore the roof off of this house in Kaukauna, WI.
Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media (Appleton, WI)

Two tornadoes and powerful winds whipped through parts of Wisconsin late Tuesday and early Wednesday. The storms flattened structures, including barns and a church.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Reports of Police Warning Spectators at State Capitol

Several people watching the daily protests at the Wisconsin Capitol say police have warned them, they could be arrested and fined.

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Politics & Government
10:29 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Wisconsin GOP Legislators Out Raise Democrats

It appears Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers have raised a lot more cash than their Democratic counterparts, for upcoming campaigns.

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Health & Science
2:39 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Approves First Batch of Health Insurers for Federal Exchange

The Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office has okayed the participation of 13 insurance companies in the new federal marketplace. Now they need federal approval.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wisconsin Plus 48 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin remains a leader in terms of voter turnout

The U.S. enacted the Voting Right Act on August 6, 1965, prohibiting states and communities from imposing prerequisites on voting, that could make it difficult for people of color to cast ballots.

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Health & Science
12:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Chinese Researcher on Probation for Stealing Drug from Medical College

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Hua Jun Zhao to time already served in jail (4 1/2 months), plus two years probation.

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Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Capitol Protesters: "We're Not Going Away"

Protesters gathered again Monday in the Capitol rotunda, even though police continue to arrest and fine demonstrators, for rallying without a permit.

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Health & Science
11:18 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Baldwin Wants to Lift Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men

The U.S. has not allowed gay men to donate blood since the 1980s - when HIV and AIDS cases grew, because gay men had a higher rate of infection than the general population.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Governors Will Focus on Workforce Training, Amid Health Care Changes

Governors who helped lead NGA meeting in Milwaukee.
Credit NGA

As the National Governors Association meeting drew to a close Sunday in Milwaukee, the new chair announced the NGA's next focus:  preparing tomorrow's workers.

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Politics & Government
11:39 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Walker Welcomes 22 Governors to Milwaukee

Security is tight for the NGA conference. Sidewalks around the Wisconsin Center have been cordoned off, and parking spaces nearby are off-limits
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The National Governors Association has opened its annual summer meeting, downtown. The state leaders include 12 Republicans and 11 Democrats.

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