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Marie Osborne

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Marie Osborne is an Anchor and Reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950. She has been named one of the most influential women in Detroit radio and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Radio Network.

Marie’s passion is reporting on the resurgence of the city of Detroit and the region to a national economic and cultural powerhouse. Once known for inventors like Henry Ford, Marie enjoys telling the stories of the region’s ‘re-inventors’.

She is a graduate of the University of Detroit, a three time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award the winner of a national Headliner Award. Marie has been honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated press. She’s reported from Europe and China and her work has been heard internationally on the BBC.

Marie and her husband have three children. Her hobbies include reading and knitting and has often had to defend a long time hobby — button collecting.

David Kirby stands outside of his new grocery story, Parker Street Market, in Detroit's West Village. (Credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit’s West Village Draws Young, Inspired Entrepreneurs

Some experts say the development taking place in Detroit’s West Village will soon rival the comeback enjoyed by Midtown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

Telly's Greenhouse in Troy. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

It’s Michigan! Roll With The Weather Punches Advises Greenhouse Owner

At one local nursery the greenhouses are packed with thousands of budding plants, even though it will be weeks before plants can go into the ground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

Pipes ripped from the walls, toilets smashed - just some of the damage caused by alleged 'scrappers' in search of a quick cash for scrap metals. (Photo/Kindred Ministries)

Scrapped To Death: City, Community Leaders Push For Legislation To Ban Quick Buck For Stolen Metals

Michigan ranks 10th in scrap metal theft in the nation and community leaders says it’s time to pass laws that will cut off the quick cash for those who steal metal and sell it to disreputable scrap yards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

Cayden Taipalus is front and center with his mom, dad and two younger siblings. (Photo: Marie Osborne)

8-Year-Old Comes To The Rescue For Hungry Classmates, Buys 4,000 Lunches

“I was in lunch one day, in the lunch line getting hot lunch,” Taipalus said. “A kid in front of me didn’t have enough money on their account, so it made me sad.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2014

People gather to get a piece of the traditional "Rosca de Reyes" (King Cake) in Mexico City on January 3, 2014. The "Rosca de Reyes" was distributed among 200,000 people at the Zocalo Square in the Mexican capital. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

King Cakes Try To Give Paczki A Run For Their Money On Fat Tuesday

While thousands of the Polish sweet treats are being devoured to mark this day before lent, there’s a bakery in Farmington that’s selling the traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras delight– king cakes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014

photo credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ Newsradio 950

Patching Up Potholes

Road crews work to patch thousands and thousands of potholes, resulting from the wicked Winter weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

Mike Duggan.  (WWJ/Vickie Thomas) FILE

Duggan Seeking Successful Turn Around Business Schemes

Duggan asked local business leaders to contribute their success stories that involve successfully turning-around business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2014

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel helps to change a tire damaged by a pot hole. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

Driver Damages Tire On Pothole Minutes Before Pothole Press Conference

A motorist hit a pothole and damaged the tire enough that it needed to be replaced, just minutes before a press conference to address the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2014

Angela and Aya, Corktown, Detroit. (Dave Jordano/2010)

Photographer Finds Light, Survival In ‘Detroit: Unbroken Down’

Photographer Dave Jordano says that he’s seen enough of the ‘ruin porn’ coming out of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2014

(credit: King Books/rarebooklink.com)

Detroit Book Store Ranked #2 In The World By Business Insider

“It was like winning a Tony or an Emmy or something,” said John King of John K. King Books.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2014

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