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.

» Contact WUWM News

Pages

Politics & Government
1:36 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

September Marquette Poll: Walker, Burke Race for Governor Still Within the Margin of Error

The poll shows the candidates for Wisconsin governor tied at 46% among registered voters, with Walker leading 49%-46% among people likely to vote.

Read more
Politics & Government
5:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Groups Fighting Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ask Full Federal Appeals Court to Intervene

Election Day is November 4, 2014.

Late Friday, three of the appellate judges reinstated the state's Voter ID law. Several parties hope the full court decides differently, with the election seven weeks away.

Read more
Education
11:08 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Wisconsin Public Schools: 88% Met or Exceeded State Expectations

The Dept. of Public Instruction graded all 2,100 Wisconsin public schools on student achievement. In MPS, 30 schools met or exceeded standard expectations, about 22%.

Read more
Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

Appeals court wasted no time, in determining the voting procedure for Wisconsin's November 4 Election

Just hours after judges in Chicago heard oral arguments on Friday and Gov. Walker changed a rule, the court reinstated Wisconsin's Voter ID law.

Read more
Politics & Government
2:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Walker Approves New Rules for Obtaining Voter ID, While Court Considers Law's Status

The state just amended the process

Gov. Walker has ordered the state to verify people's birth records for free, if they're needed, in order to get a government ID card for voting.

Read more
Politics & Government
10:38 am
Tue September 9, 2014

John Doe Probe: Political Observer Predicts Appeals Court Will Side with Randa

Decision could be made relatively soon

Attorneys will argue Tuesday before federal appeals court. It's deciding whether prosecutors should resume or end their probe into Gov. Walker's 2012 recall race.

Read more
Politics & Government
5:29 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Couple getting married in Wisconsin in June 2014.
Light Brigading, Flickr

U.S. Appeals Court in Chicago ruled unanimously Thursday that the same-sex marriage bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional.

Read more
Education
10:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Last Year, Hundreds of MPS Teachers Retired; This Year, Hundreds of Newer Hires Left

Many newer teachers in MPS have departed in the past year

Once again, MPS has faced the challenge of filling hundreds of teaching positions.

Read more
Education
3:17 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Feds Open the Door to Funding UW System's 'Flex Option'

The U.S. Dept. of Education has agreed to award financial aid to students enrolled in one of the UW System's new competency-based programs.

Read more
Politics & Government
11:54 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Milwaukee Aldermen Honor Their Late Colleague, Tom Nardelli

Former Milwaukee Alderman and Walker aide Tom Nardelli died suddenly over the Labor Day weekend, at age 70.

Read more

Pages