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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The Milwaukee StreetCar

After months of debate, the City of Milwaukee has approved a two-mile streetcar loop, which will run through downtown and the Third Ward.


People who want a casino in Kenosha are continuing their fight.

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Nearly 200 people gathered Tuesday night at a bar in downtown Milwaukee to support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to borrow money to help pay for a new Bucks arena.

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Gov. Scott Walker is again taking aim at public education.

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Republicans released a plan to boost economic opportunities in certain Milwaukee zip code areas, where unemployment exceeds ten percent.

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

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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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Gov. Scott Walker seems to be wading in deeper toward a possible bid for the White House in 2016.

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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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.