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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12:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Concertina Beer Hall Owner Kills Armed Intruder

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office will decide whether a local bar owner was justified in shooting to death an armed robber.

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12:39 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

2,400 Students Apply for 500 New Private School Vouchers

Wisconsin will add 500 students and 25 schools to its school Choice program - outside Milwaukee and Racine

Next week, the Dept. of Public Instruction will pick via a lottery which 500 students get a voucher. Most already attend a religious school.

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Politics & Government
12:23 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Crowdfunding Plan Making the Rounds in Madison

Crowdfunding has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S.

Wisconsin might jump into the growing industry of crowdfunding. It allows people to contribute money on line for a particular project.

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Economy & Business
2:57 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Homes Sales Grow in Metro Milwaukee


Home sales in July jumped 18.7%, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, compared with July of 2012.

Sales grew in each of the four counties, with Waukesha experiencing the greatest increase in raw numbers of sales.

In the 4-County area there were a total of 1,978 homes sold in July, compared to 1,666 in July of 2012.

July sales in Counties:

-- Milwaukee: (2012) 899, (2013) 991, + 10.2%

-- Waukesha: (2012) 505, (2013) 639, + 26.5%

-- Washington: (2012) 145, (2013) 203, +40.0%

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Economy & Business
1:18 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Oshkosh Qualifies for Federal Aid Because of Military Cutbacks

Military orders for vehicles, drop 30 percent

The Oshkosh Corp. has laid off at least 950 workers this year, because the U.S. military has purchased fewer company-made vehicles.

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