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

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

On Wednesday, Republican representatives unveiled a bill to hold schools accountable for educating students.


Gov. Scott Walker was sworn-in to a second term on Monday. He used his inaugural speech to tout his record in Wisconsin and lay the groundwork for heading forward. Hundreds gathered to be part of the inauguration.

Walker took the oath of office in the Capitol Rotunda. He says he’s proud of his accomplishments of the past four years.

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Monday is Inauguration Day in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker will be sworn-in to a second term, while 99 members of the state Assembly and 33 Senators will also take the oath of office.


Pastors from Milwaukee's central city are banding together to form block watches, in hopes of preventing more gun violence.

Clergy members held a news conference outside Tabernacle Community Baptist Church Tuesday night.

Minister Gregory Lewis says each church in the area is going to adopt a block, and encourage neighbors to keep watch and look out for each other.

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As the year’s end approaches, we profile unsung heroes in the community.

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About 100 people gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday night, to protest District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to charge a police officer who shot and killed a man in April.

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Certain businesses across Wisconsin are preparing for an uptick in customers. AAA projects this will be the busiest year-end holiday travel season on record.