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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4:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Two Men Released, While Milwaukee DA Reviews Killing of Teens

The maintenance man who reportedly shot two teenagers to death, as they beat him with a bat, has been freed from jail, so has a man who was with them.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Food for Thought: Ways Milwaukee Might Fund Its Cultural Amenities

Milwaukee Public Museum
Credit Mark Danielson, Flickr

Rob Henken shares the report's findings with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some Milwaukee County arts and entertainment properties need a major influx of cash. The Public Policy Forum shares strategies other communities have adopted.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Wisconsin Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage

More voters say they're reluctant to spend on entertainment and recreation

The latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard indicates that 77 percent of registered voters here support a hike in the state's minimum wage. It sits at $7.25.

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Politics & Government
11:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Green Bay Mayor Invites Pope; Group Objects

Freedom from Religion Foundation calls Mayor Jim Schmitt's invitation "a shocking breach" of his civil and secular duties.

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Politics & Government
10:37 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Approves Election Changes, Including for Absentee Voting

Early voters would have 90 weekday hours to cast ballots, in the two weeks prior to elections.

Cities, such as Milwaukee, would have to scale back the hours they've offered early voting, under one bill the Senate advanced Wednesday.

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