Mike Campbell

mikecampbell Mike CampbellThey call me an anchor-reporter; I prefer “Paid Informant” with 30 years in the biz, starting as News Director in Ludington, then Mt. Clemens and at an FM station in Detroit before landing at WWJ in 1987.

I report from the scene Tuesday through Friday mornings, and anchor Saturday mornings.

News story ideas are always welcome at mcampbell@cbs.com; hot tips should be phoned to the news room at 248-945-9950. Thanks for listening!

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A sign marks the spot where part of the M1 Rail will be located in Detroit. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

M1 Rail Coming To Life Along Woodward Ave In Detroit

More visible proof the trains will soon be running up and down Woodward again, soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2016

Jesse Gunderson, left, appears in court in Wayne for an arraignment. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Wayne Man Charged With Murder In Ax Killing Of Step-Grandfather

Jesse Gunderson old the judge he didn’t understand the charges but understands that he’ll remain in jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2015

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3 Firefighters Injured Fighting East Side Detroit House Fire

“I was actually asleep and I heard, ‘It’s a fire!'”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2015

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Teen Says She Was Sexually Assaulted While Walking To School In Detroit

The 15-year-old girl told police she’d been walking alone because her friend was killed in an accident the day before.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2015

Wayne county residents wait for their numbers to be called to pay their property taxes. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Frustrated Hundreds Jam Wayne County Treasurer’s Office In Last Minute Rush To Pay Tax Bills

With hundreds of discontented Detroiters squeezed into a small space, the deadline has a lot of people scrambling…and complaining.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

Abe Hagenston who collects spare change in Detroit has created a website spanging.com with the hope of connecting homeless people with odd jobs and collecting money to be given away. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Meet Detroit’s Homeless Web Designer, Job Matchmaker

Abe Hagenston has set up on the Woodward overpass near 8 Mile, touting a web site, Spanging.com.

03/16/2015

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Fort Street Speed Limit Increased Downriver; Drivers React

It was a surprise for Ken Lockhart of Lincoln Park.

03/09/2015

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Cobo Center GM: Renovations Will Be Completed For NAIAS

The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will open its doors to the public in just a couple of weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2015

Proposed site of a new mosque in Plymouth Township. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Proposed Mosque Draws Controversy In Plymouth Township

Flyers found in residential mailboxes urge neighbors to oppose the project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2014

Troy Transit Station opens to the public. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

More Than A Decade In The Making, Troy Transit Center Officially Opens

The transit center offers passenger rail service, regional bus routes and taxi services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2014

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Construction Crews Making Headway On New Detroit Meijer Store

Crews are at work on what was once the site of the long-vacant Redford High School on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2014

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13 ‘Unclaimed’ Veterans Buried With Full Military Honors

State troopers accompanied a 13-hearse procession to the cemetery from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2014

Ruts are seen left in Navin Field on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Grounds Crew Claims Joe Biden Event Made A Mess Of Old Tiger Stadium Site

“They didn’t clean up after themselves…and it was kinda disappointing.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/03/2014

One of many classic cars that will take part in Dream Cruise 2014. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Looking For A Dreamy Fixer-Upper In Time For Dream Cruise?

The Woodward Dream Cruise is almost here — officially it’s August 16!

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2014

MDOT tells business owners they are about 66 percent done with the I-96 project. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

I-96 Construction Project On Target For Mid-October Completion

Construction on the project, which began in April, is about 66 percent completed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

The Cadieux Farmhouse is moved to its new address on St. Clair Avenue. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Historic Home Built By Isadore Cadieux On The Move To Make Way For Parking Structure

The farmhouse was one of 11 bought by Beaumont Grosse Pointe to make way for more parking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2014

An electric bike at Amp Brothers Electric. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Bikes With A Kick Keep This Business Electric

The company has been around about a decade, and Hall says they don’t sell electric bikes — they sell “bikes with an electric kick.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

Loyd Dejohn stands as he is formerly charged with first degree murder in his wife's death. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Prosecutors Say Warren Man Admitted Involvement In Wife’s Murder

In and outside the courtroom Thursday, family members on both sides hugged and supported each other.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2014

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City Of Detroit Trash Pickup Services Begin New Era Of Privatization

Advanced Disposal and Rizzo Sanitation will divide the garbage pick-up duties within the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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Flooding Leaves Neighbors In Multi-Million Dollar Homes ‘Up A Creek’

An engineered driveway through wetlands north off Commerce Road, west of Orchard Lake Road, failed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2014

A car drives over a large pothole in Southfield. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Is A Fix In The Future For Oakland County Potholes?

A steady stream of cars clunk over the potholes that go all the way along the Southfield-Oak Park border.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2014

(L-R) Ann Michael PR and marketing for Parkway Foods,  Louis Nona an original founder, Vince Nona manager Parkway Foods.

Parkway Foods Creates An Open Market Feel In The Middle Of The City

A new supermarket is creating a buzz along Jefferson and St. Jean on the city’s east side …

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2014

Jayru Campbell is seen in court on April 11. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

High School Football Star Could Get Plea Deal In Body Slamming Assault

A plea bargain is in the works for Cass Tech football player Jayru Campbell, accused of felony assault against a school security guard.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2014

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Does 7-Eleven Store Signal Detroit Recovery?

Robert Taylor is the franchisee owner of the first 7-Eleven store in the city of Detroit in two decades.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

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Group Pushes For Part-Time Michigan Legislature

Should the Michigan legislature be cut to part-time? Click to weigh in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2014

Metro Detroit Man Killed In Dispute Over Dog When Marine Vet Opens Fire

Police say a neighborly dispute over a loose dog turned deadly when one man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2013

Authorities say a fire at this east side Detroit home might have been cause by an illegal electrical hookup. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Crews Called Twice To Home With Illegal Electrical Hookup

Crews thought they extinguished the fire, but were called back to the home a couple of hours later when the fire rekindled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

River Rouge Cop Shoots Driver During Traffic Stop

Michigan State Police are investigating after an officer was involved in a shooting in River Rouge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2013

The site of new construction in Detroit. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

New Construction In Detroit Centers Around Tier One Auto Supplier

It appears the long history of automotive related business will continue to operate at the corner of McGraw and Wyoming with the new logistics building in that area for an automotive tier one supplier.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police Search For Burglar Near Elementary School

Police in Harper Woods are looking for a burglar who might have been shot during a home invasion near an elementary school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

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