Jayne Bower


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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.

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Metro Detroit Man’s Homage To World War Two Vets

Sean Tracy of Wixom has built about 100 models for local veterans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

Brown marmorated stink bug (Photo: Courtesy, Michigan State University)

Stink Bug Invasion Set To Strike Michigan

He says the smell is a little like a combination of cilantro and sweaty sweat socks.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2013

Field of Flags in Farmington Hills. (Credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

Field Of Flags War Memorial Comes To Farmington Hills

“We do this without emphasis on politics or a specific religion,” the church says on its website.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2013

Breeana Dixit (Facebook photo)

‘Bree’z Through The Shores’ This Saturday

Family and friends are holding a 5K run/walk in memory of Breeana Dixit, who was killed crossing the street in February.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2013

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder points to a chart during a media roundtable. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

“More And Better Jobs” The Promise Of Right-To-Work

Less than 18 percent of Michigan workers are unionized yet right-to-work came with this promise from Governor Snyder: “More and better jobs.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

Richard Wiecorek and Geraldine Balnkinship. (WWJ Photo)

Michigan Labor History Remembered As Right-To-Work Law Ushered In

As Michigan becomes the nation’s 24th right-to-work state this week, we take a look back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

George Cary (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Howell Man Says He Doesn’t Have Illness That Killed His Wife

A Livingston County man whose wife died in the nationwide meningitis outbreak says he doesn’t have the illness that killed his wife.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2012

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Fundraiser Aims To Raise Money To End Child Trafficking

Child trafficking in the U.S. is not often in the headlines. But the founder of a child rescue operation says the problem is worldwide and heart breaking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2012

The bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which lives in the human gut, is just one type of microbe studied as part of NIH's Human Microbiome Project.  (credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Study Links Gut Bacteria To Obesity, Diabetes

A new study finds that bacteria living in the intestines could be the key to finding an effective treatment for obesity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012

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Analysis: The Psychological Importance Of General Motors

You know the saying: ‘As GM goes, so goes the nation.’ Last week, both GM and Ford stocks sputtered on Wall Street as their European operations continue to be a challenge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2012