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
10:52 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Five African-American Business Leaders in Milwaukee Buy a Share of the Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 talks with head coach Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Credit Jason Miller/Getty Images

The five executives have often been involved in urban economic development efforts and will now help create plans for a new basketball arena.

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Regional
5:39 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

DEA Cracks Illegal Prescription Drug Operation in Milwaukee

Dozens of Milwaukee area residents are charged with running an illegal prescription drug operation

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says 51 people were involved in creating phony prescriptions and then selling the drugs.

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Politics & Government
4:45 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Mid-October Marquette Poll: Still Unable to Predict Who Might Win Wisconsin Race for Governor

Less than three weeks before Election Day, Gov. Walker and Dem. Mary Burke are tied among likely voters, so are the candidates for attorney general.

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Regional
4:41 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Fires Officer Who Killed Dontre Hamilton in Downtown Park

Occasional tributes are left in Red Arrow Park

Chief Edward Flynn says he has fired Officer Christopher Manney for patting-down Dontre Hamilton, who suffered from a mental illness.

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Environment
10:18 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Protesters Plan to Watch Wolf Hunters in Northern Wisconsin

This year's wolf hunt is underway

A group calling itself the Great Lakes Wolf Patrol will head into the woods along with hunters Wednesday, as Wisconsin's third wolf hunt begins.

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Politics & Government
4:47 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Federal Judge Orders Wisconsin Not to Enforce Election Law

The Wisconsin law Judge Rudolph Randa has ordered prosecutors not to enforce, limits coordination between campaigns and third party groups.

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Politics & Government
10:42 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Voters Will Make Decision About Transportation Funding

Credit thedigitelmyr, flickr

A referendum on November's ballot will let voters decide whether to require Wisconsin to spend all transportation revenue on transportation projects.

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Politics & Government
3:50 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Wisconsin Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in June

Longtime couple Mary Bergeson (left) and Theresa Gallun rushed to the Milwaukee County Courthouse in June to get married.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

Hundreds of same-sex couples who rushed to wed during a short window in June, will not have to reapply for a marriage license.

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Regional
3:57 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers Sign Roenicke for 2015 Season

The baseball team has dismissed a couple coaches, but will retain Manager Ron Roenicke and the rest of the staff for next season.

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Politics & Government
3:19 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Expect Walker, Burke to Project Confidence and Tout Experience During Debate

The first of two debates will test the performance skills of Wisconsin's candidates for governor

Friday night's debate will mark the first time the two candidates for governor have appeared face-to-face.

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