Jayne Bower has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.
She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor “townie.”
Jayne spent 13 years in Los Angeles where she was the morning anchor at KFWB Newsradio. Her work earned her 15 Golden Mike awards , the Susan B. Anthony Communicator of the Year honor and scores of awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and Associated Press. In the wake of the Northridge earthquake in 1994, Jayne and her husband, Jeff, returned to their Michigan roots with their two sons.
Jayne has taught broadcast journalism and news reporting at California State University and Wayne State University.
She also holds several leadership positions in SAG-AFTRA, a union that represents actors, broadcasters and other performers worldwide. She has been president of the Michigan SAG-AFTRA Local since 2006, has served on the National Board and is Vice Chair of the National Broadcast Steering Committee which is comprised of some of the best-known radio and TV broadcasters across the country.
Budding ghostbusters can take a class next month to hone their skills.
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An Ann Arbor man has produced a video featuring 14 Ann Arbor musicians and 40 local businesses which encourages people to buy local.
Are you afraid of the dark?
Sean Tracy of Wixom has built about 100 models for local veterans.
He says the smell is a little like a combination of cilantro and sweaty sweat socks.
“We do this without emphasis on politics or a specific religion,” the church says on its website.
Family and friends are holding a 5K run/walk in memory of Breeana Dixit, who was killed crossing the street in February.
Less than 18 percent of Michigan workers are unionized yet right-to-work came with this promise from Governor Snyder: “More and better jobs.”
As Michigan becomes the nation’s 24th right-to-work state this week, we take a look back.