People

  • News Reporter

    Angelina Mosher Salazar joined WUWM in October 2018 as the Eric Von Fellow. She became a reporter for WUWM News in October 2019.

    She has told stories from the jungles of Costa Rica, the mountains of Lebanon, and from the chaos of Cairo....

  • News Director

    Ann-Elise Henzl became News Director in September 2017.

    Prior to her appointment, she worked in the WUWM Newsroom for more than 20 years. She served in a number of roles, including executive producer of the award-winning Project...

  • Lake Effect Producer

    Audrey is a producer, host and reporter for Lake Effect. She is involved with every aspect of the show — from conducting interviews, editing audio, posting web stories and mixing the show together.

    Her regular segments include

  • Lake Effect Executive Producer

    Becky Mortensen joined WUWM as the Executive Producer of Lake Effect in November 2019.

    Before joining WUWM, she was the Executive Producer at CBS 58 News in Milwaukee. She worked in a variety of roles during her seven years at CBS 58...

  • Lake Effect Producer

    Ben Binversie is a producer with WUWM's Lake Effect program. He graduated from Grinnell College with a history major and policy studies concentration.

    Aside from telling and eagerly listening to fascinating stories, Ben devotes...

  • It's Alright, Ma, It's Only Music Host

    Bob Reitman started his radio career at WUWM in 1966, when he started hosting a poetry show called Sense Waves. He later served as the host of an alternative music show called It’s Alright, Ma, It’s Only Music. The title of...

  • It's Alright, Ma, It's Only Music Host

    Bobby loves Milwaukee and music. After graduating high school, he toured the country with his band, Cougar Den, making it to SXSW as well as to both coasts. After leaving the band, Bobby studied teaching and history at UWM for two years, and...

  • Innovation Reporter

    Chuck Quirmbach joined WUWM in August 2018 as Innovation Reporter, covering developments in science, health and business.

    Prior to that, he worked for Wisconsin Public Radio in Milwaukee and Madison, covering the environment, energy, and...

  • Content Manager

    Ele Ellis became Content Manager at WUWM in July 2020.

    Before joining WUWM, Ele was Program Director for WKSU in Kent, Ohio, where she led the programming and news teams, and managed the sound of the station’s broadcast content. She also...

  • Education Reporter

    Emily became WUWM’s Education Reporter in August 2018 after spending four years in small-town Alaska.

    She began as a reporter for KRBD in Ketchikan, where she once covered a bear interrupting a high school cross country race. She then...

  • Assistant Digital Producer

    Jack Hurbanis started as the WUWM Digital Intern in January 2020, transitioning to Assistant Digital Producer in July.

    He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he studied film production and communication. 

  • Lake Effect Producer

    Joy Powers joined WUWM January 2016 as a producer for Lake Effect. Before coming to Milwaukee's NPR, she was a director and producer for Afternoon Shift, on WBEZ-fm, Chicago Public Radio.

    Joy grew up in Lake Geneva,...

  • 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...

  • Announcer

    Lauri joined WUWM in November 2017 as an announcer.

    As a freshman majoring in Broadcast Communications at Marquette University, she thought she wanted to work in TV until she realized she didn’t like lighting sets. So a walk across the...

  • News Reporter

    Maayan Silver started as a reporter for WUWM News in March 2018. Before that, she spent two years as an Assistant Producer for WUWM's Lake Effect.

    Maayan was previously a criminal defense attorney.

    She loves listening to...

  • News Reporter

    Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.

    Previously, she...

  • Managing Editor

    Michelle was named WUWM's Managing Editor in January of 2018.

    Previously, she was WUWM’s Digital Services Coordinator and was responsible for all things digital — from overseeing WUWM’s digital platforms to managing WUWM's online and...

  • Morning Edition Host, Announcer

    Rachel joined WUWM as an announcer in January of 2014. Prior to coming to WUWM, Rachel worked for nearly six years at Wisconsin Public Radio and Television in a number of roles, including announcer/board operator, voice talent, producer, on-air...

  • Eric Von Fellow

    Simone Cazares joined WUWM as the Eric Von Fellow in 2021.

    Before that she spent three years reporting for both MPR News and its alternative music station, The Current, where she covered local music, arts and culture. She loves nothing...

  • 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...

  • Race & Ethnicity Reporter

    In 2018, Teran became WUWM's Race & Ethnicity Reporter. She joined WUWM in the fall of 2017 as the station’s very first Eric Von Fellow.

    Teran began...

  • UWM Today Host

    Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's...