Mitch Teich

Lake Effect Executive Producer

Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

He holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. He lives in Wauwatosa with his wife Gretchen, daughter Sylvi and son Charlie. Mitch fills his copious spare time watching baseball, writing and looking for his reading glasses.

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Environment
11:23 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WISN Meterologist On Board As Coast Guard Frees Frozen Freighter

Pictured here with her fleet mate Biscayne Bay (right), the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw backs into the lower Poe Lock approach leaving a trail of broken ice at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. March 13, 2013.
Credit United States Army Corps of Engineers, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich speaks with meteorologist Chris Gloninger.

The warming temperatures forecast for the Milwaukee area in the days ahead represent a welcome relief for many of us.  But, if they do happen, they'll also bring some challenges for getting around. 

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Food
3:43 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Web Exclusive: Betty's Famous Potato Pancake Recipe

Four of Betty's finest, destined for a dinner table near you.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

We have it, and now you do, too.

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Politics & Government
11:05 am
Wed February 12, 2014

County Exec Abele: Change In Mental Health Oversight "A Good Thing"

Chris Abele speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some state lawmakers are pledging that action will still be taken this session to reform Milwaukee County's embattled mental health system.  

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Regional
12:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Five Things You Might Not Know About Biathlon

Biathlete Carolyn (Treacy) Bramante represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
courtesy Carolyn Bramante

2006 Olympic biathlete Carolyn Bramante talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

You say you've been watching hours of coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?  Then you've probably run across biathlon, that seemingly odd hybrid of target shooting and cross-country skiing.

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Food
10:49 am
Mon February 10, 2014

History With a Dollop of Applesauce: Meet the Potato Pancake Queen of Palmyra

Nate Chappell, Executive Chef of The Trout House, discusses the technique for grinding potatoes with Betty Betenz, who has passed her recipe along to the restaurant.
Mitch Teich

For almost seventy years, Betty Betenz of Palmyra has been the area’s unofficial Potato Pancake Queen.  Now into her tenth decade, Betenz has decided to make sure her iconic recipe remains a part of Wisconsin cuisine for years to come.  Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich explains:

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Regional
5:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

A Year After Telling Story of Abuse, Speedskater Bridie Farrell Achieves Personal Bests

After undergoing gall bladder surgery seven weeks before Olympic trials, Bridie Farrell placed seasonal and personal best in long-track skating.
Credit Courtesy of Bridie Farrell

Almost exactly a year ago, speedskater Bridie Farrell rocked the sports world when she went public with the story of her sexual abuse by former teammate, mentor and four-time Olympian Andy Gabel.

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Education
4:42 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Debate Reignites as Concerns Linger over Common Core Standards in Schools

Common Core Standards are causing concern among politicians. Are the students tested on material that is too advanced?
Credit Melanie Holtsman, flickr

Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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World
4:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

How Go the Olympic Games, So Will Go Russia's Global Status

The Olympic Torch is lit during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marquette law professor Gordon Hylton.

The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics will air in the U.S. tonight, but the Games have already been marked by controversy.

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Music News
4:18 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Violin Worth $5 Million Makes A Safe Return Home

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 6:55 pm

Police in Milwaukee have recovered a Stradivarius violin and arrested three suspects in its theft. The instrument, said to be worth approximately $5 million, was stolen in a brazen armed robbery from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra late last month. Mitch Teich of WUWM in Milwaukee reports on the violin's recovery.

Sports
4:20 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Four Wisconsin Athletes to Watch in Sochi

US Olympic long-track speedskater Sugar Todd graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 2008.
Credit Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and sports contributor Howie Magner talk about Wisconsinites at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Fifteen Wisconsin athletes will be among the American contingent at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  That ties the Badger State for fourth-most in the country.

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