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
12:11 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Slain Journalist James Foley: "Awful Things Can Happen"

James Foley, who was a Marquette University graduate, was executed by Islamist militants in Syria Tuesday, a year-and-a-half after being abducted there.
Credit Marquette University

James Foley talking with Lake Effect's Bonnie North in 2012.

James Foley, a journalist and Marquette University alum, was executed Tuesday by the militant group Islamic State, about a year-and-a-half after being kidnapped while covering the turmoil in Syria.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

UWM's Freshwater School Shares Its Fish With Milwaukee County Zoo Animals

Alaskan Brown Bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
S Bence

Thanks to a partnership with UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, bears, seals and other animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo can now go fishing and feast on their catch.

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Regional
11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Fog covered Northwestern Mutual building and Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area.

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Project Milwaukee
10:02 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Former Milwaukee Inmates: 'I Am More Than My Record'

Carl Fuller of Milwaukee is a father of six, including two “lovely boys” and four “beautiful, beautiful” daughters. His necklace is a picture of a young Carl, and represents his attempt to return to “that innocence.” Fuller was found guilty of felony and misdemeanor cocaine possession, felony firearm possession, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, and misdemeanor battery, and spent time behind bars.
Credit Cynthia Hoffman

WUWM's Mitch Teich talks with Ann-Elise Henzl, Stephanie Lecci and Michelle Maternowski about More Than My Record and hears a few men's stories.

Tens of thousands of black men living in Milwaukee have criminal records. In many people’s eyes, the men’s records define them. We asked how they define themselves. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Climate Change Already Impacting Great Lakes, Report Calls For Immediate Action

Eroding soils entering Lake Michigan
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A group of 24 scientists and policymakers are clearly sounding a climate change alarm, but are also handing the country a blueprint. It’s called the Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change report.

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Project Milwaukee
12:18 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Advocates: 3 Ways to Reduce Wisconsin's $1.2 Billion Corrections Budget

Two members of the Felmers Chaney Correctional Center Community Advisory Board offer suggestions for prison alternatives based on what has worked at the facility.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci and Real Talk contributor David Pate talk with Felmers Chaney Correctional Facility Advisory Board members R.L. McNeely and Joe Ellwanger.

Wisconsin needs to change its corrections policies in order to reduce the state’s prison population, two advisory board members of a Milwaukee area correctional facility say.

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Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Revamps Addition Design, Lead Architect Returns

Revamped designs for the addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum just have been released.
Credit HGA Architects

Dan Keegan and Jim Shields discuss the project with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

After a firestorm of criticism last month, the Milwaukee Art Museum has released updated designs for its new addition.

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Environment
11:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Report: Milwaukee County Receives An 'F' For Ozone Pollution

The coal burning power plant in the Menomonee Valley.
Credit Susan Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence interviews Dona Wininsky, director of Public Policy and Communications with the American Lung Association in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County has unhealthy levels of smog, according to the American Lung Association's newly released annual State of the Air report.

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Economy & Business
12:54 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kohl Sells Milwaukee Bucks for $550 Million, Team Won't Move

The Milwaukee Bucks will finish their regular season with the worst record in the league.
Credit Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

After months of speculation, Milwaukee Bucks franchise owner Herb Kohl is selling the team to two New York-based hedge-fund billionaires, but the team will stay in the city.

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Education
4:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Post Ranking: Top 3 Most Challenging High Schools in Wisconsin

Eastbrook Academy is a small voucher school on Milwaukee's north side.
Credit Eastbrook Academy

The Washington Post has ranked what it considers the top high schools in the country when it comes to challenging their students.

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