LaToya Dennis

News Reporter

LaToya Dennis joined WUWM in October 2006 as a reporter / producer. LaToya began her career in public radio as a part-time reporter for WKAR AM/FM in East Lansing, Michigan. She worked as general assignment reporter for WKAR for one and a half years while working toward a master's degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. While at WKAR, she covered General Motors plant closings, city and state government, and education among other critical subjects.

Before coming to public radio, LaToya interned at the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. She also took part in NPR's 2005 Next Generation Radio Project in Kansas City, Missouri as well as NPR's summer 2006 Next Generation Radio Project in Indianapolis, Indiana.

LaToya holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Masters degree in journalism from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dennis is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants to Put Non-Binding Referenda on Ballot

Milwaukee County residents could weigh in on a number of topics in November
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Thousands of Wisconsin voters will find referenda on their ballots in November, including in Milwaukee.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Milwaukee Man Starts Mentoring Program for Black Youth in 53206

Young men working to clean up their neighborhood this summer
Credit LaToya Dennis

People living in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code face tough problems, but on Saturdays, things are different.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Milwaukee May Restrict Where Sex Offenders Can Live

City restrictions could make it much more difficult for state to find places ex-offenders can live

The city may limit where ex-offenders can live, because many surrounding communities have done so, resulting in a high rate of placement in the city.

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Regional
7:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department Sued Over Strip Searches

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Attorneys representing several black men filed a federal complaint against the MPD on Monday, claiming internal problems led officers to strip search suspects.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Over 2,000 Young People Expected To Take Part In Milwaukee's Summer Jobs Program

Three teens are working at the Port of Milwaukee this summer as part of the Earn and Learn program
Credit LaToya Dennis

In Milwaukee, a program is underway employ some young people during summer and perhaps, launch a career.

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Health & Science
4:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Abortion Protestors in Milwaukee Thrilled by Massachusetts Ruling

Abortion protestor outside clinic on Milwaukee's east side
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to abortion rights activists and to some women seeking the procedure.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Discrimination Claims Against Milwaukee Students With Disabilities Being Investigated

Disability Rights Wisconsin says Milwaukee's voucher schools discriminate against students with disabilities

Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

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Regional
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Municipalities Continue Improvements to Prevent Flooding

Severe weather has been pummeling southern Wisconsin this week.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

After Violent Weekend, Mayor Barrett Says Young Black Men Must Make Better Choices

Fourteen people were shot in Milwaukee between Friday and early Monday morning
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This past weekend, 14 people were shot in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett calls the situation insane.

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Regional
5:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Attorney Asks for Competency Exam for 12-Year-Old Girl Accused of Stabbing Friend

Waukesha County Courthouse
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A court commissioner has ordered a competency evaluation for one of the two Waukesha girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate.

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