Maureen McCollum is a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter based in La Crosse covering a variety of topics in the southwest region of the state. She also hosts and helps produce a weekly regional WPR program, "Newsmakers." Her stories have been featured on "Marketplace" and NPR. McCollum got her start in public radio working as a student at WPR in La Crosse while attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Post-graduation, McCollum worked at KBIA as a reporter, anchor, producer, and mentor to University of Missouri journalism students.