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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.

Joe Recchia with accordion. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

Step Aside Electronic Music, There’s A New Accordion In Town

Today, Detroit is known for its electronic music. But it wasn’t long ago that the accordion was king in the metro area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

Debra Bowers

Debra Bower: A Difference Maker In The Community

She’s founder of “Sunshine’s Always Brighter With A 2nd Chance,” a transitional home for homeless women and their children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

Volunteers gather to pack Thanksgiving meals for needy families in Metro Detroit. (Credit: Marie Osborne)

Volunteers Pack Thanksgiving Meals For Less Fortunate

It’s that time of year again, when non-profit organizations get together to lend a helping hand to families in need this holiday season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

(credit: Russ McNamara/WWJ)

‘Thank You Detroit’ Billboard Paid For By Prominent Attorney

“I just think it’s important for people who benefited from being born and raised here to stay up and say something.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

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Retired Volunteer Fire Chief Loses Home To Fire

Now, the community he served for decades is lending a helping hand.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

Nikki Curtis' "Rehab Addict" home. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

“Rehab Addict” Aims To Rebuild Neighborhoods One Home At A Time

Nicole Curtis, host of the DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” has just completed a renovation on the home which will be part of her show in early December.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2013


Local Artist Designs Holiday Cards To Support Cystic Fibrosis Research

A local noted artist is stepping up to lend a hand with one non-profit while keeping it all in the family.


Grant, 2, surrounded by family. (Credit: Rachel Schlief Grady)

Boy With Rare Airway Disorder Continues To Make Strides

Born with a condition known as CHAOS – which is a complete airway obstruction – doctors at the University of Michigan constructed new vocal cords out of cartilidge

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2013

Cops and Donuts Bakery workers and owners. (Credit: David L. Malhalab/MNS Photo)

Clare’s ‘Cops & Doughnuts’ Has Shot At A Super Bowl Ad

A unique Clare doughnut shop is on Intuit Inc.’s list of 20 small business finalists competing to appear in a $4 million commercial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2013

(WWJ/Amy E. Powers)

Brisk Turnout At Some Royal Oak Voting Precincts

At the Northwood Elementary School in Royal Oak, it was a busy election morning with more than 150 voters before 11 a.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013