Michelle Maternowski

Digital Services Coordinator

Michelle joined WUWM in 2007 as an assistant producer for Lake Effect. In 2008, she was hired full-time as WUWM's Web Marketing Specialist. And in 2014, Michelle was named WUWM's Digital Services Coordinator. She is responsible for managing WUWM's digital and social media content, strategizing and implementing WUWM's digital endeavors and overseeing WUWM.com.

Michelle holds bachelor degrees in Marketing and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Regional
4:40 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

U.S. Justice Department To Review Dontre Hamilton Case

Members of Dontre Hamilton's family lead a protest through downtown Milwaukee Monday afternoon.
Credit Erin Toner

Hours after the Milwaukee DA announced he would not press charges, the U.S. Attorney said there will be a federal review of the case.

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Regional
11:33 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Updates and Reaction to Dontre Hamilton Decision

Dontre Hamilton family and community partners press conference.
Credit Jon Strelecki

  

Monday morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that former police officer Christopher Manney would not be charged for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
8:54 am
Mon December 22, 2014

DA Will Not Charge Former Milwaukee Police Officer in Fatal Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney (left), Dontre Hamilton (right)

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has concluded that former officer Christopher Manney acted in self-defense.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Demonstrators Block Freeway Lanes on I-43 in Milwaukee, 74 People Arrested

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

Protesters calling for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other black men killed by police blocked traffic late Friday on I-43 in Milwaukee. Police arrested 73 adults and one minor.

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Regional
4:27 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

42 Years of a Milwaukee Holiday Tradition

Young visitors admiring the 2014 BMO Harris Bank Holiday Display.
Michelle Maternowski

If you grew up in Milwaukee, the holiday display downtown at M&I Bank, now BMO Harris, might bring back memories.

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Regional
10:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisors Stand in Solidarity, Wear 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts

Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, David Bowen and Martin Weddle.
Credit County Board Staff

Milwaukee County's five African American supervisors spoke in support of Dontre Hamilton, and the other black men many believe have been unjustly killed by police.

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Politics & Government
3:48 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Understanding Wisconsin's Looming Right-to-Work Debate

Credit Kelsea Groves / Flickr

The next battle lines over labor in Wisconsin have apparently been drawn. 

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Top 10 Books To Gift In 2014

What books make good gifts? According to Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin, the book must have a visual component.

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Environment
12:08 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Video of Otter (or Mink) Playing in Menomonee River Near Milwaukee Shows Health of River Returning

There's debate whether the animal is an otter or mink.
Credit Milwaukee Riverkeepers

Wauwatosa Village has become a draw for casual diners, but it may also become a hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts.

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Regional
12:05 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Execution of Mentally Ill Wisconsin Native Halted

Late Wednesday morning, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals halted the state of Texas' scheduled execution of Wisconsin native, Scott Panetti.

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