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
5:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Republicans, Democrats React to Walker's Milwaukee Bucks Arena Plan

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

After the governor delivers his budget address to legislators next week, the ball will be in their court.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Kenosha Left to Pick Up The Pieces in Wake of Casino Decision

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (at podium) spoke Friday following Gov. Walker's decision to reject a Kenosha casino
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Gov. Scott Walker sent shock waves through Kenosha late last week when he rejected a proposed $800 million tribal casino at Dairyland Greyhound Park.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Analysts Assess Walker's Abilities in Advance of Iowa Gathering

Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to speak at a huge conservative gathering in Iowa on Saturday.
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Gov. Scott Walker seems to be wading in deeper toward a possible bid for the White House in 2016.

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Politics & Government
10:19 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Johnson Hopes to Hear Security Initiatives in State of the Union Speech

Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson hopes President Obama will talk about how to better protect Americans from terror, in his State of the Union address.

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee.

He hopes the president devotes much of his speech to how he intends to better protect Americans.

"The world is witnessing the growth of Islamic terror, the growth of Isis, the attacks in Sydney and Paris.  This isn't going away.  Americans are looking for policies and leadership that will keep Americans safe and secure, in terms of national security and economic security," Johnson says.

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Regional
8:01 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Packer Fans Greet Players After Devastating Loss

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates as Letroy Guion #98 of the Green Bay Packers is in anguish after Wilson threw a game winning touchdown pass in overtime of the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
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Dozens of Packer fans met the team at the Green Bay airport Sunday night, as the players returned home after a heartbreaking loss to Seattle in the NFC title game.

The Seahawks beat the Packers, 28-22 in overtime.

Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse to score the game-winning touchdown, lifting the Seahawks to the Super Bowl against New England in Arizona.

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Regional
5:52 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Man Accused in Shooting Death of Toddler Ordered to Stand Trial

Bill Thao was 13 months old, and in a relative’s home on the northwest side when someone or several people fired bullets into the house. He was the third Milwaukee child killed by gunfire in recent months.
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A court commissioner on Thursday bound over 21-year-old Darmequaye Cohill for trial.

Cohill is accused of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety in the shooting death of 13-month-old Bill Thao in December.

Cohill was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, Cohill and possibly others, mistakenly shot into a home on Milwaukee's north side, killing the boy who was playing with his toys in the living room.

The shooting apparently was revenge for a drug dispute.

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Politics & Government
5:32 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Bill That Would Allow Justices to Select Chief Headed to Full Assembly

The Assembly Judiciary committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow state Supreme Court justices to select their leader.

A bill that would change the way the Wisconsin Supreme Court selects its chief justice advanced another step on Thursday.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Dozens Turn Out For Hearing on Wisconsin School Accountability Bill

It was standing-room-only at the state Capitol on Wednesday, as people waited to testify on the school accountability bill.
Credit Justin Kern

An overflow crowd spilled into a hallway Wednesday at the state capitol.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Wisconsin Not Alone in Quest For School Accountability

The school accountability movement dates back 30 years

Wisconsin seems to be on a fast track to hold students accountable for educating students.

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Politics & Government
5:35 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

State Lawmakers Debate Supreme Court Chief Justice Selection

An Assembly committee on Thursday debated a constitutional amendment that would change the way the chief justice is selected

Some Wisconsin legislators want to impose change on the state Supreme Court.

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