I am an anchor and reporter for both WWJ and WXYT. 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 anchor 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. www.thebonnellfoundation.org
Our girls are doing great and are our inspiration!
A Shelby Township man was taken to the hospital after being tied up by robbers who broke into his home.
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.
Two Macomb County men are in hot water after making a drunken phone call to police about a drowning.
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.
She has good physical condition but poor mental condition.
James Wood, 52, was last seen on August 8, 2012 around 1 p.m., in the 14800 block of Petoskey, getting into a cab .
If anyone has seen Tamela Wells, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 313-596-5240.
The mother said: “My fear is that she’s going to come up hurt.”
Twenty-six year old Kalisha Madden has been missing for eight months.
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.