Ann-Elise Henzl

News Reporter / Executive Director of Project Milwaukee

Ann-Elise Henzl has been a reporter at WUWM since 1993. She got her foot in the door three years earlier, as a newsroom student intern. Ann-Elise divides her time between daily general assignment reporting and working on longer, researched stories. Ann-Elise is also Executive Producer of WUWM's Project Milwaukee series.

Ann-Elise has won numerous awards, including the national Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (for best use of sound in a story). In addition, she has frequently been recognized for her reporting on the welfare system, the environment, and health care.

Ann-Elise earned English and Mass Communication degrees from UW-Milwaukee.

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Regional
10:48 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Zoo Interchange: Crews to Work 24/7 During Weekend Full Freeway Closure

Map of the I-94 East/West full freeway closure taking place July 18-21, 2014.
Credit Wisconsin's Department of Transportation

A portion of I-94 will be closed from 11:00 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

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Regional
11:44 am
Wed July 16, 2014

WI Supreme Court Rules on Restraining Order Against UW System Protester

The state’s highest court says it was appropriate for a Madison judge to approve a UW Board of Regents request for a restraining order.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Walker Outpaces Burke in Campaign Fundraising

Gov. Walker's cash on hand total is three times that of Mary Burke's

New figures show Gov. Scott Walker's campaign raised twice as much as Mary Burke's, during the first half of 2014.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Border Crisis: Milwaukee Organization to Help House Immigrant Children, if Needed

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
Credit Getty Images

Catholic Charities Executive Director Fr. David Bergner and Immigration Attorney Barbara Graham talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl about FEMA’s request for help.

As undocumented children continue arriving at the US-Mexico border, FEMA has asked a Milwaukee agency to stand by – in case it’s needed.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Judge Hears Sen. Ron Johnson’s Lawsuit Against the Obama Administration

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act

Wisconsin Sen. Johnson is suing the administration for offering health care subsidies to Congress and its aides, if they buy plans on the federal exchange.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

World Cup Keeps Soccer-Related Businesses Busy

Dustin Aubert picks out merchandise for Stefan's four stores. He's watched the supply of Team USA items at the Lincoln Avenue location, shrink, during World Cup.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The growing popularity of soccer has meant strong sales at local soccer bars and stores, including Milwaukee’s first soccer store, Stefan’s.

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Regional
12:20 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Local Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling in Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies that object to birth control on religious grounds don’t have to pay for employees’ contraception.

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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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Regional
1:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Update: Full Common Council to Vote on Regulating "Rideshare" Drivers

Peter Burgelis says he makes several hundred dollars a week, driving part-time for Lyft
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The Milwaukee Public Works Committee approved an ordinance Wednesday, which would make drivers for Lyft and Uber follow the same licensing rules as taxis.

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Economy & Business
1:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

UWM Poll: Residents Favor Higher Minimum Wage, Oppose State Funding for Basketball Arena

Credit Wisconsin Economic Scorecard Q2 2014

Center for Urban Initiatives & Research Director Joseph Cera talked with Ann-Elise Henzl about the latest Wisconsin Economic Scorecard

When it comes to covering the projected shortfall in Wisconsin's transportation budget, 31% favor toll roads while 29% prefer delaying road projects.

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