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
5:06 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Milwaukee County Voters Will See Referendum Related to Citizens United

The Nov. 4 advisory item will ask voters whether to amend the U.S. Constitution, declaring that only people, not corporations, have rights.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Wisconsin Appeals Federal Judge's Voter ID Ruling

Last month, federal Judge Lynn Adelman struck down the Wisconsin law. On Monday, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed an appeal.

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Politics & Government
12:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

UPDATE: John Doe Court Rulings Take Another Bounce

Thursday morning, federal Judge Rudolph Randa issued an order that may again halt a John Doe probe, the third twist in the case, this week.

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Politics & Government
10:57 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Wisconsin to Stop Enforcing $10,000 Overall Campaign Limit

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down how much donors can give to multiple candidates, Wisconsin plans to stop enforcing its $10,000 limit.

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Politics & Government
1:56 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Halts Randa's Ruling on John Doe Probe

Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago acted quickly Wednesday, on a filing by Wisconsin prosecutors. They sought immediate relief from a judge's order.

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Politics & Government
12:32 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Walker Urges Wisconsin GOP to Focus on Surplus and Tax Breaks

Gov. Scott Walker pushed aside chatter of secession and nullifying federal programs during his speech Saturday at the GOP state convention.

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Politics & Government
11:09 am
Fri May 2, 2014

50 Assembly Republicans Call on WI GOP to Reject Secession Resolution

Registration began Friday in downtown Milwaukee

A letter the 50 signed, calling the resolution "worthless", will be handed to delegates attending this weekend's GOP convention in Milwaukee.

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Education
1:57 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

UW-Whitewater on List of Schools Investigated for Sexual Assault Handling

Starin Hall at UW-Whitewater
Credit Matthew Nicklas, Flickr

The U.S. Dept. of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities that it is investigating for possible Title IX violations.

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Regional
6:07 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Officer Shoots, Kills Man at Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park

Family members set up a memorial in Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park

UPDATE: The family of Dontre Hamilton placed mementos near the place where he died on Wednesday.

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Politics & Government
11:14 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Ryan to Explain Plans to Fight Poverty, Inner City Comments with Congressional Black Caucus

Ryan and Congressional Black Caucus members will discuss the issue of poverty on Wednesday
Credit Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Caucus members, including WI Rep. Gwen Moore, want to challenge Rep. Paul Ryan for questioning the work ethic of men living in inner cities and for his plan scaling back anti-poverty programs.

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