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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Regional
1:02 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Counselors: Wisconsin Must Invest More Resources, Time into Helping Offenders with Mental Illnesses

Former inmate says plenty of young black men in Milwaukee need treatment for mental illnesses and trauma they've experienced in life.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Adds 'War on Terror' Exhibit

Wisconsin museum seeks to tell the story of America's War on Terror, through the memories of its veterans.

The display will focus mainly on recordings of veterans' stories, because there are not many physical items to display from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Recalled Ground Beef Likely Sent to Wisconsin Stores

Wisconsin is among 10 states that received shipments of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.

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Politics & Government
1:05 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Van Hollen Asks Judge to Keep Wisconsin's Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Place

If federal Judge Barbara Crabb strikes down the ban, Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen wants her to place a hold on her order, while litigation continues.

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Politics & Government
10:54 am
Fri May 23, 2014

MPD, Council Members: Milwaukee Must Find Better Ways to Respond to Mentally Unstable Individuals

Site of confrontation with mentally ill man

The Milwaukee Police Department says, when possible, it summons officers with special training but could use much more community support.

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Regional
5:29 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Milwaukee Police Continue Searching for People who Shot 10-Year-Old Girl

Sierra Guyton, a third grader at Clarke Street Elementary School was struck by gunfire Wednesday evening, while on the playground.

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Health & Science
3:33 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Wisconsin Now has Lydia's Law - Limited Use of a Marijuana Extract

The law allows people to use a marijuana byproduct, to treat seizures. Seven-year-old Lydia Schaeffer of Burlington died from a seizure disorder this month.

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Politics & Government
2:05 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Marquette Poll: Wisconsin Governors Race a Dead Heat

Race close, at least in the May ratings.

Marquette Law School's latest survey finds Gov. Walker and Democrat Mary Burke tied at 46 percent, among registered voters.

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Politics & Government
5:23 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Workers Need Several More Days to Repair All the Water Mains that Burst in Milwaukee

Water quality still good, despite underground ruptures

More than four dozen water mains ruptured, particularly on the north side, after water pressure swelled Saturday. The surge was intentional.

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Politics & Government
2:09 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Wisconsin Governors Honor Former State Leader Patrick Lucey

Attending Monday's funeral in Milwaukee for former Gov. Patrick Lucey were Gov. Walker and former Govs. Doyle, McCallum, Thompson and Schreiber.

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