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
4:29 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Casts Three Unanimous Votes

A flurry of bipartisan bills
Credit Althouse

Senators advanced three bills without dissent on Tuesday. Two deal with education, the third with the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex.

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Politics & Government
2:38 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Tom Ament Dies, 12 Years after Resigning as Milwaukee County Executive

Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament died this week.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews editor Bruce Murphy about the scandal that brought down the late former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament.

Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament died late Monday of complications from lung cancer, according to family members. He was 76.

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5:19 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Report: Use of Public Transit Soars but not in Wisconsin

Bus ridership declined in several Wisconsin communities, according to a national report

During 2013, Americans took 10.7 billion trips via public transit, but bus ridership is down in some Wisconsin communities, including Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
11:14 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Initial Walker and Burke Campaign Ads Spar over Unemployment Numbers

Gov. Walker is releasing his first TV ad of the 2014 campaign season, the same week Democrat Mary Burke is running her first political spots.

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Politics & Government
2:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Burke Releases First TV Ad in Campaign for Wisconsin Governor

Democrat Mary Burke's first ad attacks Gov. Walker's record on job creation, while praising her background with bicycle maker, Trek.

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