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
4:33 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Walker Rakes in $3.5 Million for Re-election Bid

Gov. Scott Walker
Credit Whitney Curtis

Gov. Scott Walker has a healthy start, heading into what's expected to be his 2014 bid for re-election. According to the numbers he filed Monday, he's raised $3.5 million so far in 2013.

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Regional
3:01 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Life in Prison for Senior Who Killed 13-Year-Old Boy

The Milwaukee man who shot and killed 13-year-old Darius Simmons in 2012, will head to prison - with no chance of parole.

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Politics & Government
11:56 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Wisconsin Expands its Definition of Food Stamp Violations

Gov. Walker updated Wisconsin's laws on Monday, regarding what constitutes food stamp trafficking - and imposed criminal penalties on violations. The Legislature forwarded the changes to him.

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Health & Science
5:23 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Heat May Have Claimed Three Lives in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Health Department suspects three residents may have died from heat-related causes. The city and state were submerged in hot, humid conditions much of the week.

Investigations are underway in all three deaths to confirm the causes.

The health department continues urging people to check on those who may be trapped in a hot home, and to be aware of symptoms of heat-related illness: dizziness, fainting, headache or nausea.

Environment
5:14 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

DNR Expands Drinking Water Advisory in Jackson

More Town of Jackson residents are being told, not to drink their well water, because it's contaminated with benzene.

Last July, a gas pipeline ruptured, with the fuel seeping into the earth and groundwater. Ever since, the owner, West Shore Pipeline Company has taken water samples from both inside and outside the spill zone. The DNR then analyzes them and warns residents if theirs is tainted.

The agency has now expanded its Drinking Water Health Advisory west, to include:

-  homes in the Crosswind Farms subdivision

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Health & Science
10:39 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Countdown to Cooler Weather

If you can, take it easy...
Credit Susan Bence

If forecasters are correct, cooler weather should arrive in Wisconsin by Saturday. However, we can expect one more day of hot temperatures - but with a breeze.

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Regional
4:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Spooner Tells Court He Killed Teen to Serve Justice

John H. Spooner took the witness stand Thursday afternoon - against the advice of his attorney, and testified he shot 13-year-old Darius Simmons to exact justice, not revenge.

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Politics & Government
1:46 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Governor Signs Long-Awaited Venture Capital Bill

The new Wisconsin law will provide $25 million to fledgling companies in a list of fields.

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Politics & Government
12:51 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Report: Developer Interested in Buying Several State Office Buildings

It appears at least one real estate developer has expressed interest in buying public buildings in Wisconsin. Sales are allowable, under the new state budget.

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Environment
12:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

MMSD Must Make Big Fix Below Downtown Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District may have to make costly repairs to its Deep Tunnel in downtown Milwaukee, because of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Thursday.

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