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Veteran Milwaukee journalist Mike Anderson passes away

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 12:10:34-04

MILWAUKEE — A veteran journalist in Milwaukee has passed away, according to WISN-TV.

Mike Anderson, 67, joined WISN-TV in 1981.

During his time at WISN, Anderson covered stories about economic development, local governance, inner-city violence and more.

"Mike Anderson was a transformative figure in the history of television news in Milwaukee," said Ben Hart, WISN's news director. "In his storied career, he broke class and color barriers and set the tone for what professionalism looks like. His legacy is clear. Mike had a commitment to fairness, straightforward reporting and relentless pursuit of the truth. The WISN 12 family is devastated by his sudden passing. But his contributions as a voice for Milwaukee will be a lasting testament to his impact for years to come."

Anderson retired from WISN in 2017.

Anderson is survived by his wife and three children.

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