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
1:30 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Van Hollen: County Clerks Could be Breaking the Law by Marrying Same-Sex Couples

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen made the comment, as 60 of 72 counties here are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Federal Judge Refuses to Halt Same Sex Marriages in Wisconsin

The judge's order came down Friday, as people were filing into Pridefest, along Milwaukee's lakefront.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Clerks statewide have been seeking clarification on whether they should issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

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Education
1:40 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

MPS Alumni Associations: an Untapped Resource for Schools?

In the Marshall Alumni office, George Gonis, Amy Hufnal and Michael Ford are surrounded by history.

Unlike many private schools, only a few MPS high schools brag of active alumni associations that do more than track reunions.

The exceptions include Washington and Marshall.

For instance, at Sunday's graduation, the Marshall High School Alumni Association will award another round of scholarships.  It will also, as it does annually, honor a former faculty member, while an outstanding 'alum' of the year will deliver the keynote to this year's graduating seniors.

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Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Democrats to Rally in the Dells, Hear Burke

The state Democratic convention is getting underway in Wisconsin Dells. The party's leading candidate for governor, Mary Burke will deliver the keynote.

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Regional
3:50 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Horror Website on Girl's Stabbing: We are Fiction

The suspects and the alleged victim attended Horning Middle School in Waukesha.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

In a blog Tuesday, the website two Waukesha girls followed before stabbing a 12-year-old friend posted a message to "newcomers and 'die-hard believers'".

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Regional
2:28 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Web Site may have Prompted 12-Year-Old Girls to Stab Friend in Waukesha Woods

The 12-year-old victim was stabbed 19 times. Police say the two young suspects may have planned the crime to please a online fictional character.

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Politics & Government
11:02 am
Fri May 30, 2014

John Doe Update: Wisconsin Club for Growth Sues State Elections Agency

Credit Wisconsin Club For Growth

Political observer says the Club is aggressively attacking the secret probe, while the Walker campaign may be seeking a settlement - all generating speculation about what's going on behind the scenes.

The suit claims the Government Accountability Board has illegally been helping investigate "virtually every conservative-leaning group in Wisconsin."

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Politics & Government
10:43 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Walker Campaign Responds to John Doe Settlement Reports

The Friends of Scott Walker campaign released a statement Thursday, following news reports that it may be seeking a settlement in a John Doe probe.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Charges Filed Against 18-Year-Old, for Playground Shooting of Girl

The Milwaukee DA's Office has charged Sylvester Lewis with three felonies, while 10-year-old Sierra Guyton remains hospitalized.

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Politics & Government
12:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Walker Campaign may be Seeking Settlement to John Doe Probe

According to a Wall Street Journal opinion article, campaign attorney  Steven Biskupic "has been negotiating with Wisconsin special prosecutor Francis Schmitz."

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