Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Walker, Burke Weigh in on Voter ID Ruling

Opponents of Voter ID are asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling from last week.

State officials have until Tuesday to respond to a federal appeals court in Chicago. It wants to know what they think of the court reconsidering the status of Wisconsin’s Voter ID law.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Analyst: Wisconsin Could Exercise Several Options to Reduce Deficit

The Walker Administration found out this week the state is looking at a projected $1.8 billion shortfall.
Credit bcdixit

Wisconsin’s candidates for governor are trading barbs, over new budget projections.

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Regional
9:45 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Milwaukee Leaders Launch Month of Activities to Combat Drug Addiction

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stands in front of the "recovery quilt" at city hall on Monday.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Dozens of times every year in metro Milwaukee, people die from drug overdoses.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Walker Puts Positive Spin on Failed Jobs Promise in New Ad

It appears Gov. Scott Walker is putting a positive spin on his failed promise to create 250,000 jobs within four years.

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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.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

President Obama to Focus on Economy in Laborfest Speech

President Obama appeared at Laborfest in Milwaukee in 2010

President Barack Obama will visit Wisconsin Monday. He’s making another stop at Laborfest on Milwaukee’s lakefront, just as he did in 2010.

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Politics & Government
11:03 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Kenosha Casino Decision

An artist's rendition of the proposed Hard Rock Cafe and casino complex in Kenosha
Credit WATG

Gov. Scott Walker said he won’t cave in to pressure, as southeastern Wisconsin leaders called on him to immediately approve a huge tribal casino.

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Regional
9:06 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Marquette to Remember James Foley

Hundreds remember James Foley at a memorial vigil at Gesu Church Tuesday evening
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Several hundred people packed into Gesu Church at Marquette University Tuesday evening, for a memorial service in honor of slain journalist James Foley.

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Regional
5:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Friends And Family of Dontre Hamilton Call For Answers

Friends and family members of Dontre Hamilton held a rally Monday in Red Arrow Park
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Several dozen people rallied late Monday in downtown Milwaukee. They demanded justice in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

The protest was held at Red Arrow Park, the place where a Milwaukee police officer show Hamilton more than a dozen times in April.

One person attending the rally was Curtis Sails, a friend of the Hamilton family.  He says he finds many aspects of the case alarming.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

With Election Looming, Will Walker Approve Kenosha Casino?

Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether Kenosha gets a huge tribal casino. But might he announce a decision sooner?

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