Laura Bonnell

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Laura Bonnell is a reporter at WWJ.   When she first began working at WWJ it was as Laura Teicher.  Bonnell had the opportunity to cover Dr. Jack Kevorkian, jog with then presidential candidate Bill Clinton, work morning drive, and covering breaking news stories.  Bonnell is now back on her second tour at WWJ with most of the coworkers still here that she considers family.


Whatever the story — my favorite part of the job is interviewing the people of Metro Detroit (more than celebrities).


Bonnell says she married to Joe.  Their daughters are in college.  The girls have cystic fibrosis. Raising awareness is a family affair.  Bonnell is always trying to raise awareness and funds through her Foundation.   Our girls are doing great and are our inspiration!



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Young teenage girl, youth, doing yoga outside trying to stay stress free from social media and build on her mindfulness. (iStockPhoto)

Mindfulness Workshop For Parents To Help Ease Stress, Create More Resilience For Kids

Mindfulness builds critical skills that help children focus, and bring a sense of calmness and resilience.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2016

A letter encased in glass from Lois Fisher, a teacher with the MEA who wrote that the song "Some Girls" was highly offensive. (WWJ/Laura Bonnell)

Letter From Teacher To Rolling Stones Ends Up In London Exhibit

A letter from Lois Fisher written to the Rolling Stones becomes part of an exhibit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2016

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2,977 Tiny Flags, Students Barely Old Enough To Remember Honor 9-11 Victims At U-M

“I was very little, but I just still really remember my mother crying in my dad’s arms.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2015

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Car And Truck Plow Into Front Of Telegraph Road Office Building

Luckily, the employee who sits where the truck ended up had recently left for lunch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2015

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Valentine’s Day Tour At Parade Company Left One Couple Floating On Air

Looking for a creative and romantic way to spend time with your sweetie?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2015

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#CHADTOUGH — Carr Family Asks For Prayers, Support

The 4-year-old grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr will go through a few more weeks of radiation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2014

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Artwork Tells The Story Autistic Man Creates In List Form

Forty-two year old Gavin Christie makes lists – lots of lists of his travels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2014

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Proceed With Caution When Making Donations To Charitable Organizations

If you know the people who run the charity, you’re ahead of the game and donating wisely.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

WWJ Photo: Laura Bonnell

Cloistered Nuns Hopeful Their Prayers Will Be Answered

They’re planning to raise the money in phases and fix the building one problem at a time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2014

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Water Main Break Closes Campus Martius

“You can hear the water, it sounds like it’s an ocean,” reported WWJ’s Laura Bonnell.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2014

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Snow, Ice, Wind Make For A Messy, Potentially Treacherous Morning Commute

Following the weekend’s snowfall, a lot of people are growing weary of winter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2014

This truck sheared off a utility pole.  A Detroit Police officer investigating the accident was the victim of a hit and run.  (WWJ Photo: Laura Bonnell)

Detroit Police Officer Injured In Hit And Run

Slick conditions played a part in a hit-and-run accident on Detroit’s west side that sent a police officer to the hospital Monday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2014

WWJ Photo: Laura Bonnell

Snowstorm Delays, Cancels Thousands Of Flights

There are thousands of flight delays and cancellations across the country because of the snow storm and the bitter cold that is settling in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014

WWJ Photo: Laura Bonnell

U-Haul Crashes Through Front Window Of Downtown Post Office

Slippery driving conditions apparently contributed to the truck crashing into the window of the main post office in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014

Snow Causes Icy, Dicey Conditions On Roadways

A wintry mix on the roads, Monday morning, caused some trouble for drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

WWJ Photo: Laura Bonnell

Fire Destroys Yet Another House At The Heidelberg Project

Another structure that’s part of Detroit’s Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation has been destroyed by fire. The latest target of vandals: the Clock House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

Families Look Forward To Becoming Whole On Michigan Adoption Day

The word “family” will mean so much more to metro Detroiters this Thanksgiving who are taking part in Michigan Adoption day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/24/2013

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Down To The Wire, Lots Of Opinions On The Royal Oak Human Rights Ordinance

“It’s built into the constitution already, everybody’s automatically supposed to be created equal.”

CBS Detroit–11/04/2013

2 U-M Students Stabbed At Halloween Frat Party

Two students at the party were apparently stabbed during a fight with someone who does not attend the university.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2013

D-Dot bus. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Bus Driver Sickout Keeps D-Dot Buses Parked

A bus driver sickout appears to be unfolding within the Detroit Department of Transportation, as several buses aren’t running, leaving riders scrambling.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2013

The Dead Come Alive During Halloween Tour Of Pontiac Cemetery

A Pontiac cemetery is coming to life just in time for Halloween.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2013

Off-Duty Officer Involved In Shootout With Suspected Car Thieves

An off-duty police officer was caught in the crossfire after taking on a couple of suspected car thieves on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2013

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Will Witherspoon #92 of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Cops: Nate Burleson Crashes Into I-696 Wall, No Alcohol Involved

Burleson was at fault in the one-car crash, Shaw said; but no ticket was issued.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2013

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‘Love Doctor’ Terri Orbuch Helps Couples Keep Romance Alive

Need some relationship advice? Lucky for you “The Love Doctor” is in town, holding a special event in West Bloomfield on Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2013

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Birmingham Native Lives For New York’s Fashion Week

One Michigan native who made it to the Big Apple years ago has seen the good and the bad about Fashion Week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2013

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1-Year-Old Found Wandering In Detroit

Police are at the home on Anglin Street near Eight Mile and Dequindre.

CBS Detroit–08/05/2013

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Detroit Police Investigating Deadly Gas Station Shooting

Police say that around 4:00 Monday morning, one person was shot in their car at a Marathon gas station on McGraw and Warren streets.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2013

Rainfall Gives Punch To Plants And Blooming Flowers

While the ongoing rain may have left you with a less than sunny disposition; the plants and flowers sure are loving the recent showers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

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Two People Killed In Fiery Crash On I-75 In Troy

The wall of flames on the freeway reached up to 200 feet high, police said. Because the license plate melted, police said they have no way to identify the victims.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2013

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Fireworks May Have Caused Devastating House Fire

West Bloomfield Township fire officials say what led to the fire is still under investigation, but it looks like the house caught fire because of fireworks debris that landed on the roof.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013


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