Susan Bence

Environmental Reporter

Susan Bence entered broadcasting in an untraditional way. After years of avid public radio listening, Susan returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She interned for WUWM News and worked with the Lake Effect team, before being hired full-time as a WUWM News reporter / producer.

Susan is now WUWM's Environmental Reporter, the station's first. Her work has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

Susan worked with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin for 20 years, studied foreign languages at UWM, and loves to travel.

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Environment
12:10 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Researchers Warn Industrial Chemicals with Human Health Risks on the Rise

Medical College of Wisconsin researcher Matt Dellinger focuses on health disparities and risks associated with contaminants among Native Americans and rural populations.

A new research review says the number of chemicals known to have an impact on brain development has doubled in the last seven years.

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Regional
10:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Chinese New Year Makes Belated but Dazzling Appearance in Milwaukee

Rehearsal
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Chinese New Year is coming to Milwaukee a little late this year. We step in to a rehearsal at the Brookfield Community Senior Center.

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Regional
6:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

A Milwaukee Mother Reflects on Son's Life In and Out of Prison

Velma Tombs determined to be there for her son.

Wisconsin incarcerates black men at a rate higher than every other state. For thousands of parents this is more than a statistic. A mother shares her reflections.

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Regional
4:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Northern Wisconsin Town Attracts Unique Athletes to Annual Downhill Competition

6,000 miles from Winter Olympics in Sochi, Drummond, Wisconsin holds its own ski-related event. Saturday marks its 15th annual bar stool races.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Shoreline Bill Would Allow Highrise on Milwaukee's Lakefront; Critics Fight to Keep the Land Public

The existing County Transit building stands mid photo, below Discovery World.
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The "shoreline bill" goes before a state Senate committee on Thursday, with an immediate goal of kick-starting a development.

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