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Becky Mortensen

Lake Effect Executive Producer

Becky Mortensen joined WUWM as the Executive Producer of Lake Effect in November 2019. Becky led a rebrand effort for Lake Effect in 2020 and was very excited to grow to a team of five in 2023. She is enthusiastic about Lake Effect’s mission to inform, intrigue and entertain listeners and is committed to Lake Effect providing engaging and uplifting stories for the Milwaukee community.

Lake Effect has been recognized with numerous awards during Becky's tenure including several for best podcast and radio show.

Before working at WUWM, she was an Executive Producer at CBS 58 News in Milwaukee. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2016 for her work during the Sherman Park unrest.

Becky has lived in Milwaukee since 2012. Before that, she lived in Minnesota and worked in television, radio, and print. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a writing studies degree with an emphasis in journalism.

She also likes plants and horror movies.

Contact Becky at: rlm@uwm.edu