Beth Fisher

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It has always been fascinating to me to learn about what’s going on in the world and there’s always a lot going on in Metro Detroit!  Whether it’s business, politics, sports, or stories about life, I love meeting people and telling their stories.  It’s been my pleasure to tell those stories on WWJ since 1997….working with a great group of people.  I also do some anchoring and writing for WWJ and love the variety!  Since September, 2014, I have been anchoring news reports on the the statewide Michigan News Network.

I have a journalism degree from Iowa State University and have held jobs in Marietta, Ohio, Toledo, and Cleveland before making the move to Detroit with my husband, Ed Coury.  He anchors the Bloomberg News reports on WWJ weekday mornings.

We’ve raised two children, who are now in college.  We have a Golden Retriever, who we enjoy taking on walks. I play tennis and love spending time with family and friends and traveling.

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Northbound M-5, north of 12 Mile Road. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Fall Tourism Means Billions Of Dollars For Michigan

Residents and visitors should start seeing peak fall color in some parts of Michigan next week — and that means big business for the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2016

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Study Finds Pimps Are Profiting Using Underground Websites, Selling Sex Online

The Michigan State School of Criminal Justice director says the ads don’t directly advertise prostitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2016

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Really Big Grand Rapids Rodent May Be First Of Its Kind To Get Chemo

This may be the first time a Capybara will be treated with chemotherapy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2015

A blossom on a Michigan cherry tree. (credit: istock)

Michigan Cherry Crop Suffers Over Record Cold Winter

The bitter, record-busting cold winter and some frosts this spring have taken a bit of a toll on Michigan’s cherry crop.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2015

The freighter Mississagi sits aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City)

Freighter Still Stuck, 2 Days After It Ran Aground In St. Mary’s River

The owner of the freighter and a salvage company were working on a plan to get the Mississagi moving again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2015

A sinkhole on Hayes Rd. between 23 and 24 Mile Roads. (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Car Pulled From Giant Sinkhole On Hayes Road In Macomb County

There’s a sinkhole in Macomb County in the middle of Hayes Road between 23 and 24 Mile roads, causing Hayes to be closed in that area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2014

Brian Burnett  and Mitch Brown married after Judge Friedman's ruling. (WWJ/BethFisher)

Gathering At Unity Church Supports Marriage Equality For Gays

There was an interfaith gathering in Warren Tuesday evening to support marriage equality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

Milo's dog food truck. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Lucky Dogs Get Day Of Treats, Selfie With Owner At Canton Dog Park

It was a day to relax or maybe stretch with your four-legged friend and stop by the food truck for dogs by Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2014

April DeBoer, Jayne Rowse and their family, were Grand Marshals of the parade. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Motor City Pride Event Ends On Festive Note With Parade, Eye On Court Of Appeals

Hundreds gathered in Detroit for the Motor City Pride Parade and Pride Fest as the final day of the two day celebration wrapped-up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2014

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Trial Begins For Husband Accused In Murder Of Wife, Children

Lakshminivasa Nerusu was captured in India last year and extradited back to Michigan

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2014

LongHorn Steakhouse has launched a grilling helpline in time for the Fourth of July holiday. (File photo. Credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Metro Detroiters Celebrate Holiday With Cookouts, Family And Friends

WWJ’s Beth Fisher spoke with people enjoying Monday’s gorgeous weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2014

First Unitarian Church of Detroit - FILE (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Arson Suspected In Fire That Charred Historic Detroit Church

The First Unitarian Church on Woodward Avenue was built in 1889.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2014

The Chapel on the campus of St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Unprecedented Canonization In Vatican City Has Local Ties

Rochester resident 67-year-old Richard Wojtylo is an extended cousin of John Paul II.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2014

Troy fire fighters at the scene of a blaze at the Canterbury Apartments. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Fire At Troy Apartment Complex Leaves Several Residents Homeless

Authorities say two units sustained heavy damage, while others in the building have smoke and water damage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2014

At least 50 residents were affected by the fire at Jason Manor Apartments. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

St. Vincent de Paul Steps In To Aid Victims Of Jason Manor Apartment Fire

Much needed help is on the way for Detroiters who were burned out of their apartment building on the city’s west side this week

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2014

About 1,400 people took to the stairs to raise money for the American Lung Association. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Firefighters Take Flight In Memory Of One Of Their Own During Fundraiser

About 1,400 metro Detroiters took to the stairs at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, all for a good cause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2014

People attend a rally against Russia on Kiev's Independence square on March 2, 2014. Ukraine said Sunday it would call up all military reservists after President Vladimir Putin's threat to invade Russia's neighbour drew a blunt response from US President Barack Obama. The stark escalation in what threatens to become the worst crisis in relations since the Cold War came as pro-Russian forces seized control of key government buildings and airports in the strategic Crimean peninsula. (AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Aggression In Kiev Raises Concern For Local Ukrainians

There are about 40,000 Ukrainians in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2014

Cranbrook Student Gets Perfect Score On ACT And SAT

Seventeen-year-old Iris Huang, of Troy, is a junior at Cranbrook, and was a bit surprised she aced both of these college entrance exams.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2014

The floor of Ford Field filled with yoga participants - part of a record breaking effort. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Stretching Toward A New Yoga Record In Detroit

They rolled out the yoga mats downtown where thousands were stretching for a new record.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2014

Snow covers the field inside Comerica Park on the day season tickets go on sale for the the 2014 Detroit Tigers season. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Fans Get A Look At Seating For New Season Of Tigers Baseball

Can spring be that far off when Detroit Tigers fans are selecting their seats at Comerica Park for the upcoming season?

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2014

Some of the brave folks taking the Polar Plunge. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Hundreds Take Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics – Michigan

Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2014

A table is set up in Cass Park with some winter supplies for those in need. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Table Of Compassion Helps Those In Dire Need In Freezing Temps

Help Saturday for people who are homeless and less fortunate in Detroit from Project Help.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2014

Police Seek Tips In Murder Of Troy Gas Station Clerk

The Troy clerk shot dead Saturday has been identified 63-year-old Athir Putres of Rochester Hills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

Marta Leiva  salts the snow. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

Record Month For Snow, With More On The Way Leaves Salt In Short Supply

What we really need is a two to three-week snow break so then maybe the salt companies could get caught up says one store manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2014

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PETA Clothes Homeless Detroiters In Fur Coats, Mink Jackets

“Yes, this is really going to help keep me warm, but I’m not going to be wearing it out on the street or like on the buses,” Wootens said.

CBS Detroit–12/16/2013

At Motor City Harley Davidson in Farmington Hills. (credit: Beth Fisher)

Survey: Motorcycle Helmet Use Drops; More Women Still Wear Them

Motorcycle helmet use had dropped in Michigan to 73 percent since a change in the helmet law last year, according to a survey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2013

WWJ's Beth Fisher and Envoy Terry Gaster ringing the bell as part of the Red Kettle Campaign. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Shorter Season, Greater Need As Red Kettle Campaign Rings For Salvation Army

The goal for the campaign in southeast Michigan is $8.75 million … which funds Salvation Army programs all year long.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

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3 Arrested In Macomb Township Bank Robbery

Sheriff’s officials say a man entered the Hall Road Chase Bank branch with a semi-automatic handgun.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2013

Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

U-M Nurse In Philippines: No Power, Damage Is Everywhere After Typhoon Haiyan

It’s been three weeks since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and relief efforts continue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2013

Christmas trees for sale at Three Cedars Farm. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Chilly Temps Don’t Stop Holiday Makers From Getting Live Trees For Christmas

Christmas is just 26-days away, and that’s sending many metro Detroiters out to buy live trees this weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2013


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