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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1:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Hookah Lounge Filled with Opinions about Whether U.S. Should Strike Syria

Middle East immigrants gather to smoke and talk foreign policy

There’s a spot in Milwaukee, where people constantly discuss the Syrian crisis – 2 Sweet, a hookah lounge on the east side.

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Politics & Government
12:12 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Political Observer: GOP Still Debating What Might Boost Wisconsin Economy

Lawmakers meeting for five weeks this fall

State Republicans passed their big economic agenda in early 2011, but have not yet seen the desired results, according to JR Ross, editor of

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4:33 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

UW System Among Those Piloting New Options for Working Students

Students would study at their own pace

President Obama made brief mention of Wisconsin Thursday, while speaking to students at the University of Buffalo. He outlined ways states are working to hold down the cost of higher education.

“Southern New Hampshire University gives course credit based on how well students master the material, not just on how many hours they spend in the classroom. So the idea would be, if you’re learning the material faster, you can finish faster, which means you pay less and you save money. The University of Wisconsin is getting ready to do the same thing,” the President said.

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6:34 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Braun Releases Written Statement of Apology

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has released his first comments on being suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, for using performance enhancing drugs.

He claimed responsibility for his actions, saying he had convinced himself he had done nothing wrong.

Here is the text Braun released via the team:

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Audit: Wisconsin Needs Written Policy for Placing Sex Offenders Back in Communities

Wisconsin should create written guidelines for where it houses sexually violent offenders, according to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

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