Laura Bonnell

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(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

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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Film Premiere To Support Local Cancer Charity

The premiere of the movie “Decoding Annie Parker” – about the BRCA breast cancer gene – helps support Gilda’s Club in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

A nun tutors a student at Ephiphany Education Center. (WWJ/Laura Bonnell)

Nuns Make Impact Tutoring In Detroit

Nuns are changing the lives of some public school children in Detroit by volunteering their time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

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MSU Grad Works To Make Textbooks More Affordable

Gross and a friend came up with the idea to connect students to buy and sell textbooks directly to each other, and started the company Booklify.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

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Decision Day: Students Across Mich. To Choose Future College

Wednesday is decision day for high school seniors across Michigan, who will be choosing where to go to college.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

Man Tied Up During Home Invasion In Shelby Township

A Shelby Township man was taken to the hospital after being tied up by robbers who broke into his home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013

This image shows six works of art created by incarcerated mothers. (Credit:

Mothers Behind Bars Speak Out Through Art

Women behind bars at more than three dozen prisons around the country have put their voices into one large piece of artwork that’s now on display in Ann Arbor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013


Men Face Charges After Making Drunken ‘Prank’ Drowning Call

Two Macomb County men are in hot water after making a drunken phone call to police about a drowning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2013

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Macomb County Sheriff Tracking Down Child Support Scofflaws

There are 2,700 men and women in Macomb County whose names are on bench warrants for not paying child support to the Friend of the Court. The Sheriff’s Department hopes to track them down as part of a four-day sweep starting today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

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Missing In The Metro: Rita Thomas

She has good physical condition but poor mental condition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04:  A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. As of Tuesday, yellow taxis may begin charging more following an approved fare increase for riders. Taxi rates have remained virtually unchanged since 2006 and will now rise by an expected 17 percent.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Missing In The Metro: James Wood

James Wood, 52, was last seen on August 8, 2012 around 1 p.m., in the 14800 block of Petoskey, getting into a cab .

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2012

(Photo: Detroit Police) Tamela Wells is missing.

Missing In The Metro: Tamela Wells

If anyone has seen Tamela Wells, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 313-596-5240.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2012

(Photo: Detroit Police) Debbie Mitchell, 14, has been missing since July 28.

Missing In the Metro: Debbie Mitchell

The mother said: “My fear is that she’s going to come up hurt.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2012

Kalisha Madden is missing. (Family photo)

WWJ’s ‘Missing In The Metro:’ Kalisha Madden

Twenty-six year old Kalisha Madden has been missing for eight months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2012

(Photo: Detroit Police Department) Ruth Harris is missing.

WWJ’s ‘Missing’ Series: Ruth Harris

WWJ 950 is shining a light on long-missing people reported to the Detroit Police Department in the hope it will spark someone to remember something they saw and never reported.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2012

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee (WWJ Photo, File)

WWJ Launches ‘Missing In the Metro’ Series

“For the families that feel disenfranchised becaue they’re not getting any type of attention because of the case, I think this is a way to help bridge that gap,” Police Chief Ralph Godbee said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2012

(Photo: Detroit Police Department) Ruth Harris is missing.

WWJ’s ‘Missing In The Metro:’ Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris, 78, cooks for her family, volunteers in the community, and keeps to a strict routine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2012

Obscene Graffiti Appears In Ann Arbor-Area Neighborhood

Washtenaw County Sheriff deputies are trying to find out who spray painted obscenities on cars, homes and driveways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2012

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Summer Virus Has Kids Swarming Local Docs

If it seems like lots of kids in metro Detroit are coming down with a high fever and sore throat even though it’s the height of summer — you’re right.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2012


Celebrity Game Raises Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

Visitors will see Godbee, WWJ legal analyst and Talk Radio 1270 talk show host Charlie Langton, 97.1 The Ticket’s Bill McAllister and other celebrities swing for the fences.

CBS Detroit–07/21/2012


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