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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Health & Science
11:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Milwaukee Retains One of the Nation's Highest Infant Mortality Rates

This image was part of a controversial ad campaign in 2011 to fight co-sleeping deaths in Milwaukee.
Credit City of Milwaukee Health Department

Though Milwaukee's infant mortality rate dropped for six years in a row, it still remains at crisis levels, a new report says.

Overall in Milwaukee, more than 10 infants died per 1,000 live births from 2009 through 2011.

But the problem is especially acute for black babies, who die at nearly three times the rate of white babies in Milwaukee.

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Economy & Business
11:57 am
Mon February 17, 2014

American Closing, Ending 60 Years of Business in Wisconsin

Credit American

Nearly 1,000 employees will lose their jobs, when the Madison-based retailer of electronics, appliances and furniture closes.

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Politics & Government
2:01 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Another Lawsuit Filed in Wisconsin over John Doe Two

Two entities are asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to consider the legality of a secret investigation underway, reportedly into links between Gov. Walker's campaign and conservative funders.

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3:53 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Letter Asks 31 Wisconsin School Districts to Drop "Indian" Mascots

The Wisconsin Indian Education Association asks schools to change their "Indian" team names and logos, "out of respect for Wisconsin Native nations."

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Politics & Government
1:41 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Wisconsin Club for Growth Files Federal Lawsuit to Halt John Doe

The group went to federal court in Milwaukee on Monday, to stop prosecutors from continuing their probe into funding of Wisconsin's recall elections.

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