Urban Milwaukee is an online daily focused on the city of Milwaukee. Founded in 2008, the publication covers real estate, politics, arts & entertainment and food & drink news.
The publication is funded by a mix of online advertising and paid membership.
President and Co-founder
Jeramey Jannene is passionate about building a better Milwaukee. He is an advocate for cities and the social, economic, and environmental benefits of living, working, and playing in walkable neighborhoods.
Jannene founded Urban Milwaukee in 2008 with business partner Dave Reid. He covers real estate, transportation and city government for the publication in addition to managing the less than glamorous aspects of the business, including bookkeeping and website development.
Jeramey serves on the Milwaukee County Transit Services Advisory Committee and is a board member of MetroGO!, an organization focused on promoting regional transit in Milwaukee.
Publisher and Co-founder
Dave currently lives in East Town and has become a strong advocate for urbanist ideals. He is the President of Cathedral Square Friends. Prior he served on the boards of the Friends of Lakeshore State Park and the Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee. He believes for Milwaukee to grow we need to improve mass transit, encourage density, and promote place making.
Murphy served seven years as editor of Milwaukee Magazine and three years as a senior enterprise reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he did numerous front page stories, including exposes of a generous state pension plan hatched by Gov. Tommy Thompson and a hard-hitting series on corporate executive pay.
Murphy was an online innovator, as co-founder and editor/writer of the website MilwaukeeWorld.com, and has TV credentials as well, having worked as a reporter for the WMVS-TV show “Interchange.” He also forged a path in alternative weeklies, as editor of the upstart Metro Milwaukee Weekly in the late 1990s, until the paper was purchased by the Shepherd Express, where Murphy served as editor in 1999. He also had a two-year stint with the Madison alt weekly Isthmus in the mid-1980s, where he was an arts and entertainment editor and occasional political columnist.
Murphy has won more than 30 national and state writing awards, including nine from the National City and Regional Magazine Association, including back-to-back honors for investigative writing in 1995-1996. He was nominated for best blog of 2011-2012 by the association, whose judges declared that “Murphy has created a gem with his politics blog, ‘Murphy’s Law.’ Thoroughly researched and known for putting fact ahead of opinion and argument, it stands out as a prime example of journalism as public service.”
Director of Business Development
Gabrielle Barriere is the Director of Business Development for Urban Milwaukee. Barriere leads the publication’s advertising, sales and membership efforts. She came to Urban Milwaukee as an editorial intern during her study of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is thrilled to continue working and writing for the site. Originally from the Waukesha area, Gabrielle has lived in Milwaukee for the last five years. She currently resides on the Lower East Side, which provides her with easy access to much-needed local coffee, live music, and plenty of good sushi.