Michelle Maternowski

Web Marketing Specialist

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 is responsible for creating and managing the content on WUWM.COM and WUWM's social media efforts.

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

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8:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Closings in Milwaukee & Tips on How to Stay Safe

Looking out over a frigid Lake Michigan.
Credit Susan Bence

MPS is among those cancelling classes for Monday, because of the wind chill warning that took effect at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

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3:55 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Icicles Hanging from Your House?

Keep watch above and below!
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Our fluctuating weather has been perfect, for creating icicles. Warm roofs melt snow, but it can refreeze if it hits colder spots near the gutter.

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Politics & Government
12:32 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Shopped at Target Recently? Check Your Credit and Debit Card Statements

Hackers grab 40 million accounts from Target stores
Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers has been stolen.

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11:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Colectivo Coffee Auctioning Off Alterra Signs, Donating Proceeds

Large, wooden letters from Alterra on Humboldt Blvd.
Colectivo Coffee

Colectivo Coffee will auction off its Alterra cafe signs and letters to raise money for the Hunger Task Force.

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11:49 am
Tue December 10, 2013

VIDEO: Sunday's Chain Reaction Pileup on Hwy 41/45

Sunday's Chain Reaction Pileup on Hwy 41/45
Credit Wisconsin Department of Transportation

The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation the released traffic cam video showing how a massive pileup developed during Sunday's heavy snow, on Highway 41/45 near Germantown.

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4:40 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Southeastern Wisconsin's Super Rich and Super Poor are Practically Neighbors

Southeastern Wisconsin's richest residents live less than 10 miles away from its poorest.
Credit Washington Post

The Washington Post recently created an interactive map that lays out, by zip code, where the nation's richest and most educated populations reside.

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4:20 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

New Ranking: Milwaukee Still Country's Most Segregated Metro Area

A Racial Dot Map shows clear a delineation between racial groups in the Milwaukee area.
Credit Dustin A. Cable, University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Reference Data by Stamen Design

A new ranking reaffirms Milwaukee's place as the overall most segregated metropolitan area in the United States.

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10:14 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Houses Go All Out for Halloween

Uptown Crossing neighborhood in Milwaukee
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Do you have an exceptionally spooky house in your neighborhood?

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11:28 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacts Family of Killed Milwaukee Soldier

Lead in text: 
“Families shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to bury their child," Shannon Collins, told NBC News. Her 19-year-old son, Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins Jr. was killed while serving in Afghanistan last weekend. Collins shared her concerns about the delay in government benefits for slain soldiers, because of the federal shutdown. The Defense Dept. is investigating the Milwaukee soldier's death.
Grieving families of fallen U.S. service members are expressing outrage over a lapse in government benefits designed to help them pay for funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.
Health & Science
2:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Wisconsin's Health Insurance Exchange: Calculate Your Premium

As Wisconsin people can begin shopping on the new health care insurance exchange on Oct. 1, here are answers to some questions with Jackie Garner of U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Q: Who needs to pay attention to this inaugural enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act?

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