Dr. Deanna Lites

DeannaLites_WWJDeanna Lites is an award-winning health reporter with more than 18 years of broadcast experience. Lites was the medical reporter for WFOR the CBS television station in Miami, WMAQ the NBC television station in Chicago and WHDH the NBC television station in Boston. She was also a contributing reporter for NBC News Channel, the affiliate news service for more than 200 NBC television stations nationwide. In addition, she has done corporate video and voice over work for companies such as Pfizer and CVS. Lites has also contributed to AMBASSADOR, BOSTON COMMON and WOMEN’S WORLD magazines.

Lites has received multiple awards and honors for her reporting including six Emmy Award nominations, a Michigan Association of Broadcaster award, two American Heart Association awards, the media award from Miami-Dade health department, the Florida Hospital Association’s Jack Hardy Communicator of the Year for the state and an American Cancer Society Woman of the Year award.  She also received an Associated Press award for her feature ‘YOUR EYE ON HEALTH.’

Deanna Lites has covered many national stories, including the Gianni Versace murder, the Elian Gonzalez saga, Hurricane Floyd and the September 11th terrorist attacks as well as the first face transplant in Boston. She also has experience in the sports world interviewing numerous athletes for human interest and health stories as well as covering major sporting events such as the World Series in Miami and Boston and the Boston marathon.

Lites holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Michigan State University and earned a Doctor of Podiatric medicine degree from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. She completed a podiatric surgical residency at Phoenix Community Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

In addition, she has been a frequent speaker on healthcare and the media, been a moderator for numerous healthcare forums and served as host for many charitable events such as Tufts Medical Center Rising Stars Gala, The Carroll School for the blind, Project Bread, Walk for Autism and Wag the Tails gala for Angell Animal Hospital.

Lites has also been a volunteer in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Beaumont Hospital.

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Just a little more than half of all children in the state are fully vaccinated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2017

Beaumont’s New Emergency Center Opening This Month

At a cost of more than $120 million the new state of the art emergency center will have 99 new private rooms, 54 medical observation rooms and four large trauma bays.

CBS Detroit–08/15/2017

Study: Teens Who Are Teased, Taunted About Weight Tend Toward Obesity As Adults

Home needs to be a place where children feel safe from teasing.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2017

Doctors: No Fruit Juice For Kids Under 1

Put that sippy cup down!


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Neurosurgeon About Brain Cancer: ‘There’s Never Been A More Hopeful Time’

The brain tumor is called a glioblastoma — about 17,000 people in the US are diagnosed with it every year.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2017

Michigan Man First In World To Be Treated With New Technology To Track, Treat Cancer

The technology can be used to treat all types of cancer.

CBS Detroit–07/19/2017

You’re Not Alone If You’re Singing The Blues On Your Birthday

Reflect on some of your accomplishments over the past year.

CBS Detroit–07/06/2017

The Colorful Fruit Mix … May Not Be So Sweet In The End

Could that eye-catching display lead to rotten fruit?

CBS Detroit–07/04/2017

Sprays Or Lotion: Sunscreen A Must For Summertime Outdoor Fun

Babies under six months old should not be in the sun and should not wear sunscreen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2017

Vacation Mind Can Round Out The Holiday In Unwanted Ways

Summer is here and it’s when many of us take off for vacation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2017

Where Do Hidden Germs Lurk In Your Bathroom? You May Be Surprised

It’s no secret that bathrooms are breeding grounds for germs, but it’s not just the toilet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2017

Beaumont Researchers Develop Revolutionary Zika Test

Researchers from Beaumont Hospital say they have developed a urine test that can detect the Zika virus in under 30 minutes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2017

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Sugar? Not So Sweet! Hiding In More Foods Than You May Have Thought

“There are actually 50 different ways that sugar can be named on a label …”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2017

Could This Diet Prolong Your Life? 5-Day Fast-Mimicking Plan May Help Healthy Aging

“Fasting for consecutive days reverses your biological aging,” says Dr. Joseph Anton.

CBS Detroit–05/02/2017

Hype Or Helpful? Are There Benefits To Adding Probiotics To Your Diet?

Do you need to take probiotics or is it just hype?

CBS Detroit–04/06/2017

Back Pain? Skip The Pills And Look For Long Term Solutions

While opioids can control severe pain, they won’t fix the underlying back issue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2017

Only 1 In 3 People Describe Themselves As Happy According To Study

While we can’t control all of the ups and downs of life — we can control our reactions to what life throws our way.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2017

March Madness Linked To Spike In Vasectomies

It’s no coincidence says urologist Ryan Berglund.

CBS Detroit–03/16/2017

Boss Wants To Be Friends On Facebook And Other Workplace Sticky Situations

So how can you get that co-worker in the cubicle next to you to stop that annoying habit of cracking their gum?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2017

Do I Have A Cold Or A Sinus Infection? How To Tell The Difference

It’s the time of year when many folks are walking around with a nose that’s either stuffy, runny or all of the above.


Hundreds Sought For Clinical Trials In The New Year

Looking for a new New Year’s resolution? How about helping others by taking part in a clinical trial.


Put A Smile On A Child’s Face By Donating Your Running Medals

Attention runners: Do you have racing medals just sitting around your house collecting dust?

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2016

Some Of The Most Physically Fit Are Cheering On The Sidelines At NFL Games

Some of the fittest people at Ford Field on game day may include more than the football players.

CBS Detroit–10/13/2016

‘Wrapped In Love’ Brings Warmth To Cancer Patients Going Through Treatment

All Karen MacDonald wanted was to see her mom smile while she was being treated for cancer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2016

Henry Ford Health To Host Nutrition Information Program At 4 Metro Detroit Kroger Locations

Getting advice on a healthy meal or snack is as close as your local grocery store.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2016

U-M Researchers Looking To Recruit Tweens For Decade-Long Study

Sometimes it’s tough for parents to figure out what a tween or teen is thinking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/14/2016

South Lyon Woman Will Mark Major Milestone At Detroit Goddess Marathon

Josephine Crawford isn’t going to let the accident define her and she hopes get back to coaching again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2016

Black Girls RUN! Aims To Get African-American Women Moving

As both an African-American woman and an avid runner, Toni Carey founded the organization Black Girls RUN! in 2009, which aims to encourage black women to put on their running shoes and get active.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2016

Postpartum Depression In Dads? 1 In 4 Men Affected After Birth Of Baby

While moms can experience postpartum depression right away, that’s not the case in dads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2016


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