10THIRTYSIX continues its special series "Stories of Our Pandemic," telling stories of health, help and hope. This edition takes a look at back-to-school plans in southeastern Wisconsin. Host Portia Young talks with the president of Messmer Catholic schools about maintaining high educational standards in a virtual environment. Plus, poet Kitty O'Meara
10thirtysix is a monthly news-magazine program. Our producers go in-depth to tell compelling stories and documentaries about issues and concerns, the successes, and about the people living and working in our southeast Wisconsin communities.
Honored with a Milwaukee Press Club statewide award for Best News Program, many of the stories produced for 10thirtysix also have won regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. One of our stories also received an award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
10thirtysix is produced by Maryann Lazarski
Meet the show host - Portia Young
Throughout her life Portia Young has always loved telling stories. It was this passion that led her to study journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. After graduating she began her broadcasting career at WKOW TV in Madison, WI.
Portia has over 14 years of experience working as a reporter and anchor. This includes her tenure as an anchor and reporter with WISN, during which she earned two Emmy nominations among many other awards and accolades.
After the birth of her first child, Portia redirected her passion for story-telling towards a career in public relations. As the Public Relations Manager for Sargento Foods Inc., where she will continue to work in addition to her role with Milwaukee PBS, Portia shares the stories of the hard-working people of this family-owned company in Plymouth, WI.
Portia is proud to bring this life-long passion for story-telling to Milwaukee PBS as the host of 10thirtysix™.