Marge Pitrof

News Director

Marge has been with WUWM since it changed formats from music to news and information in the late 1980’s. Searching for a place where she could produce in-depth journalism, Marge was hired by WUWM as a reporter. For several years, Marge also hosted Morning Edition.

While a reporter, Marge was a frequent contributor to NPR and won numerous awards for her work.

Since fall of 2000, Marge has been managing the news department but still has the occasional opportunity to produce stories.

Prior to joining WUWM, Marge worked in commercial radio both as an afternoon news anchor and a field reporter. She also worked for short periods at a few TV stations.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Milwaukee Supervisors Clear the Way for Couture at Lakefront

Credit WUWM

While the county board refused to sell O'Donnell Park on Thursday, the board agreed to sell the nearby transit garage, for development of a high-rise.

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Politics & Government
5:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Milwaukee Attorney Calls New Cuba-U.S. Ties, a Win for People in Both Countries

While some Cuban-Americans will not recognize the Cuban government because of human rights violations, others predict life there will now improve.

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Politics & Government
2:42 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Audit Identifies Problems in Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development

According to the state audit, the DWD failed to answer 1.7 million calls about unemployment and overpaid nearly $168M in benefits.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Update: Milwaukee Common Council Delays Vote on Streetcar Plan

Sketch of potential streetcar line
Credit Milwaukee Streetcar

The council put off a decision on a downtown streetcar line, at least until the next meeting, to take more time to vet the refined plan. 

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Education
12:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

UWM's New Chancellor: Dr. Mark Mone

Mone moves from interim to permanent chancellor

Mone (pronounced MO-nee) has been interim chancellor since May and a UWM faculty member since 1989. He becomes the school's ninth chancellor.

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Regional
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Talk in Milwaukee of Creating a 'Children's Zone' to Surround Kids with Support

Zone might include wrap-around services for all kids who live there

There's talk in Milwaukee to create a "children's zone." It would be a designated area to surround kids with services to improve their lives.

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Education
11:58 am
Fri December 5, 2014

UW System President Wants Alignment with State Needs

Pres. Ray Cross wants the UW System to consider reducing the number of credits needed for graduation and the need for elective courses.

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Politics & Government
5:18 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Leader Wants Quick Right-to-Work Action; Impacts of Law, Unclear

State lawmakers will return to the capitol in January
Credit justin kern

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald hopes to advance a bill early in 2015 to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. 

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Regional
4:25 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Milwaukee and Waukesha United Way Offices Merging

The United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Way of Waukesha County will become one.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Wisconsin Among 17 States Suing to Halt President Obama's Action on Immigration

The federal lawsuit Wisconsin and 16 other states have filed, accuse President Obama of exceeding his authority and violating the Constitution.

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