Much has changed since I started working at WWJ more than 20 years ago. In 1990, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram hadn’t even been thought of. And CNN was the only all-news Cable TV News Network. Now, of course people get their news in a number of different ways: Through tweets, social media, internet news sites, and a number of 24-hour cable news networks.
But despite those changes, I am as passionate as ever about WWJ and local radio news in general. And we are still “All News, All The Time,” the only station in Michigan that can make that claim. Whenever any big story breaks or there are hazardous weather conditions, I know people rely and depend on us for accurate and up to the minute conditions.
I am especially happy and excited to be Co-Anchoring the Afternoon Drive News with my good friend, the brilliant and talented Jayne Bower. And our Producer, the extraordinary Brian Larsen, who makes us sound good every day.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time at home with my beautiful wife Brooke and our twins, Carson and Daisy, born in 2012. As you might imagine, that keeps us pretty busy. But I still manage to keep up with my other passion, the Detroit Tigers, and that complete waste of time called Fantasy Baseball.
Tune in Monday through Friday, from 3pm to 7pm. If you like what you, I’d love to hear from you. And if you don’t like something, let us know that too!
With a new school year underway, students have a lot to worry about: Getting good grades, making friends and hoping they won’t be the victims of bullies. Despite increased public awareness of the problem, local anti-bullying experts say the numbers are still staggering.
There’s a new tool to help Michigan school districts determine the state of their financial health. Michigan-based Munetrix has developed a rating system ranking districts from zero for low risk, up to ten for those at highest risk of facing a financial crisis.
That’s the message in a new public service campaign created by high school students to fight cyber bullying.
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You can be a Tiger For Kids, and help them get a good education. Cornerstone Schools in Detroit is hosting the 8th annual “Be A Tiger For Kids” event August 20th at Comerica Park, when the Tigers host the Minnesota Twins.
It’s a dream come true for a local teen who will get the opportunity to travel to Russia to learn dance from one of the most famous ballet companies in the world.
It’s a shocking statistic: One in three teens are the victims of dating violence or abuse. That’s why Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast and Michigan native Jordyn Wieber is teaming up with Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign to help stop teen dating violence.
Genrich plans to attend Wayne State University in the fall, majoring in journalism.
A 7th grader at Iroquois Middle School, in the Chippewa Valley Schools, is the grand prize winner of Metro Parent’s Cover Kids Contest