Laura Bonnell

(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

(credit: George Fox/CBS Detroit)

I am an anchor and reporter for WWJ.  When I first began working at WWJ as Laura Teicher, I had the opportunity to cover Dr. Jack Kevorkian, jog with then presidential candidate Bill Clinton, work morning drive, and covering breaking news stories with Vickie Thomas and Gary Baumgarten.

After taking a few years off to stay home with my two daughters, I returned to  WJR as an anchor and reporter.  In the summer of 2011, I returned to WWJ and it felt like coming home.  All the on air people, some producers, and engineers I had worked with 10 years ago were all still here; a true testament to a fabulous place to work and outstanding radio station with which I am again honored to be a part of.

For me, the icing on the cake is that in addition to reporting for WWJ, I also anchored the news for Talkradio 1270 WXYT morning show host, Charlie Langton.  Charlie is an absolute blast to work with.  We have fun every day.

I have traveled to the White House to cover a news conference with Hillary Clinton, met President Bill Clinton at Selfridge Air National Guard base (covered him a couple times), met Feminist Gloria Steinem, a couple murderers – (either in prison, or at the radio station), politicians, U.S Attorney General Janet Reno, a couple of rock stars, and more awesome people than I can name.  People sometimes ask who was the most exciting person I have ever interviewed and I would have to say its always the day to day stories about every day people just trying to make it in this sometimes crazy, challenging world; their stories of triumph inspire me.  Don’t get me wrong I have great stories about a proposition by a rock star (and it wasn’t for marriage) a booger in a politician’s moustache and nearly throwing up on a doctor when I was pregnant and had morning, noon, and night sickness!

I attended Michigan State University where I hosted a cable show with now businessman Dan Gilbert (who knew back then….actually I would say he did). I did the news, he did sports.  I also attended the Spec’s Howard School of Broadcasting.  I finished my last and best year of college at Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula.  After graduation, I moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin where I worked at WFRV TV, anchoring the morning news and reporting.  From Green Bay, I moved to Lansing, MI and was the news director at a music station. Then I landed at WWJ in my hometown of Detroit.

I am married to a most wonderful, devastatingly handsome, and fantastic husband, Joe (he wrote that)!  He is a banker but most days would rather be bird hunting with our two dogs.  He is funny and keeps me laughing…. most days!  Our daughters, Molly and Emily, are now teenagers.  They are smarter, better adjusted, and more on the go than I ever was in school.  Both girls have cystic fibrosis.  I am always trying to raise awareness and funds through my Foundation, to help others.

Our girls are doing great and are our inspiration!

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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

(Photo: Laura Bonnell/WWJ)

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



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