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Milwaukee Press Club 'Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism' 2020, 2021 & 2022 Triple GOLD Award Recipients

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Jim Piwowarczyk of Wisconsin Right Now Wins Excellence in Journalism Award



Jim Piwowarczyk

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Jim piwowarczyk
Jim piwowarczyk


Jim Piwowarczyk is an avid real estate investor and small business owner. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked the 3rd shift until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department.

Jim developed and operated 5 Snap Fitness centers. He has been involved in all aspects of real estate from development, investing, and real estate sales.

During the last 23 years, Jim has purchased, managed, developed, and sold commercial and residential income properties, totaling over 30 properties.

A Wisconsin resident, Jim is considered an expert in negotiating difficult real estate deals, giving advice and mentoring others in the purchase and selling of all types of real estate. Jim Piwowarczyk attended the University of Wisconsin, Moraine Park Technical College (Police science), and Marian College of Fond du Lac‘s Administration of Justice program.

In his free time, Jim enjoys time with his family in northern Wisconsin. Jim is an avid musky fisherman and enjoys fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling with his three children. Jim is a licensed private pilot.

Jim Piwowarczyk, as the Wisconsin Right Now site owner, has final editorial control over all stories on this site.

Jim won a statewide excellence in journalism award from a prestigious press association for his news photography during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots. The award was in the category of best news photography, although the exact place – gold, silver or bronze – will not be known until the Press Club’s virtual ceremony.

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Jessica McBride
Jessica McBride, a Wisconsin Right Now contributor, is a national award-winning journalist and journalism educator with more than 25 years in journalism. Jessica McBride’s journalism career started at the Waukesha Freeman newspaper in 1993, covering City Hall. She was an investigative, crime, and general assignment reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a decade. Since 2004, she has taught journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has appeared in many news outlets, including (where she is a contributor reaching millions of readers per month),, WTMJ, WISN, WUWM,,, Milwaukee Magazine, Nightline, El Conquistador Latino Newspaper, Japanese and German television, Channel 58, Reader’s Digest, Twist (magazine), Wisconsin Public Radio, BBC, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and others. 

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