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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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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Politics & Government
1:54 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down Wisconsin's voter id law.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman has ruled that requiring photo identification at the polls disproportionately burdens poor and minority voters.

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Economy & Business
1:19 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Your Cable Service Provider May Soon Be Charter Communications

Charter plans to buy 1.4 million Time Warner subscribers from Comcast, as it spins off parts of the company.

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Politics & Government
5:15 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants Public Assistance Agencies to Help People Register to Vote

Board plan would make voter registration more convenient for some residents.

Under the board's plan, social service offices would provide voter registration forms, assist applicants and send the forms to election officials.

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Politics & Government
4:19 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

PSC: City of Milwaukee Must Pay to Move Utility Lines for Streetcar

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission ruled Wednesday that WE Energies does not have to cover the cost of relocating downtown power lines.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Hulsey Enters Wisconsin's Democratic Run for Governor

Assemblyman Brett Hulsey has become the fourth Wisconsin Democrat to declare intention to run for governor, with the primary set for August.

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8:37 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Wisconsin Schools: Test Scores Up, Racial Gaps Persist, Voucher Schools Gain

Statewide, test scores have improved over five years, by 1.8% in math and 1.1% in reading.

According to test scores released by the Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin students overall have improved in math and reading.

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Arts & Culture
5:39 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Will Expand

Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion Plans
Milwaukee Art Museum

The lakefront museum plans to add 17,000 square feet and a new entrance, to the east. Construction should begin in fall and take one year.

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4:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Post Ranking: Top 3 Most Challenging High Schools in Wisconsin

Eastbrook Academy is a small voucher school on Milwaukee's north side.
Credit Eastbrook Academy

The Washington Post has ranked what it considers the top high schools in the country when it comes to challenging their students.

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