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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Detroit police gather clothes left behind on the Belle Isle bridge after receiving a 911 call that someone might have jumped into the Detroit River. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Coast Guard Searching After Phone, Clothes Found On Belle Isle Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Detroit River near Belle Isle for a potential missing person.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2013

Mother Of 3 Given 24-Hour Deportation Notice

A deadline is fast-approaching for metro Detroit mother who has been told she has to leave the country.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

Shattered glass covers the porch as visible bullet holes line windows in this west side Detroit home following a triple shooting. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Card Game Turns Deadly On Detroit’s West Side

Signs of the shooting are visible from the street, with bullet holes in a picture window and a busted out glass door.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2013

All that remains of the Penny House at Detroit's Heidelberg Project after a fire. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Destroys Yet Another House At Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, Person Of Interest In Custody

For the sixth time in recent months, a suspicious fire strikes Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2013

The steeple at St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church after beeing damaged by high winds. (Photo credit Mike Campbell)

Historic Detroit Church Damaged By High Winds

Experts don’t know if it will all will come sliding and tumbling down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Firefighters Extinguish Blaze At East Side Apartment Complex

Dozens of Detroiters were forced from their homes after a fire broke out at an apartment complex on the city’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

The steeple at St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church after beeing damaged by high winds. (Photo credit Mike Campbell)

Wind Damages Historic Detroit Church

Winds from last weekend’s storm have created a noticeable “curve” in the main steeple of the 112-year-old St. Josaphat Church in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013

Chelsea Small is seen in a photo displayed as a Crime Stoppers news conference. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

$25,000 Reward Offered For Tips In Murder Of Taylor Clerk

Police say they’re received a ton of information, but have yet to ID the killer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2013

The Heidelberg Project's House of Soul is shown before a devastating fire. (Credit: The Heidelberg Project/Facebook)

Heidelberg Project’s House Of Soul Burns To Ground In Detroit

Another piece of Detroit’s famed Heidelberg Project has been destroyed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Freezing Temperatures

Temps were below freezing, floating between 20 and 25 degrees with a frigid wind chill, making their job all the more difficult.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

Three people were found shot to death inside this west side Detroit home. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

3 People Killed In ‘Drug Related’ Shooting On Detroit’s West Side

A stretch of deadly violence in Detroit continues as three people were killed in a shooting on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mother, Son Killed In Suspected Arson On Detroit’s Northeast Side

Detroit police think the deadly house fire was intentionally set.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2013

Firefighters stand in the smoke from a fire. FILE PHOTO (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

2 Detroit Firefighters Injured In ‘Angel’s Night’ Fires

Officials say two Detroit firefighters were hurt as a series of blazes hit the city amid its annual Halloween season anti-arson campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Family Safe After Apparent Firebombing On Detroit’s West Side

The west side Detroit home was firebombed just hours after the city’s Angels’ Night anti-arson campaign kicked off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a home invasion at this apartment complex on Detroit's west side. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Stabbed, Tied Up During Home Invasion In Detroit

Police say a man was stabbed multiple times before being bound with duct tape during a home invasion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Fire Breaks Out At Detroit Auto Repair Shop

One firefighter on the scene told WWJ the fire was one of several in the city overnight, leading him to wonder if Devil’s Night is starting early.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

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Detroit Police Search For Sisters Who Went Missing From School

The girl’s mother went to pick them up from school around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, but her daughters were nowhere to be found.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

Bomb Squad Removes Arsenal From Highland Park Home

A fire investigation at a home in Highland Park led to an unusual discovery and a call to the Michigan State Police bomb squad.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

Police Catch Would-Be Robber At Hospital After Shooting

Police say an employee inside the business met the would-be robber with a shotgun and held his ground.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Construction at the site of the former Northville Psychiatric Hospital. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Wayne County Residents Bemoan Construction Project

Some Wayne County residents are upset construction activities are changing the country-like atmosphere of their neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Robbed By Masked Carjackers On Detroit’s West Side

A man was robbed of his money, jewelry and even his clothing after being carjacked by two masked men on Detroit’s west side.

10/22/2013

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Study Shows House Flipping On The Rebound In Detroit

House flipping in the city of Detroit is hot, up 13 percent from the national average a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

A worker boards up the corner of Champps Restaurant after a car crashed through the window. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Car Being Chased By Police Crashes Into Popular Restaurant

A police chase across several cities ended after the suspect crashed through the front of a popular Oakland County restaurant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

Steve Bahoura said he's been forced to sleep inside his east side Detroit liquor store with his shotgun to make sure he doesn't get robbed. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ  Newsradio 950)

Detroiter Sleeps In Liquor Store With Shotgun To Prevent Robberies

“I don’t want to shoot him but if somebody comes here, sure I will shoot him. I’ll shoot him and I will kill him… these bullets will go all over his body.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Men With Sawed-Off Shotgun Threaten To Shoot Up Coney Island

Detroit police are looking for two men who apparently threatened to kill diners at a coney island restaurant, all over a missing cellphone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Church Invites Detroiters To Place Bills, Burden At The Altar

During a time of economic uncertainty, one Detroit church is asking people to place their concerns at the altar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2013

Jamari Cook is reunited with family members after being abducted by a woman who stabbed his mother in the neck. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

3-Year-Old Reunited With Family After Abduction On Detroit’s East Side

At some point during the argument, one of the women stabbed the other and took off with the child.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2013

Crews clean up the underpass at I-75 at Springwells. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Trash Removed, Homeless Relocated In Underpass Cleanup Effort

MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says where the city’s homeless gather, you’ll find large piles of debris.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2013

photo: Mike Campbell

Consumers In Metro Detroit Line Up For New iPhone

“I’m trying to find an iPhone in (the color) champagne,” Harris said animatedly. “The AT&T store had it in grey, but I’m a female, I want champagne.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2013

Members of the New Baltimore Police Department stand outside of the charred Poncho's Mexican Restaurant as they announce that arrests have been made in the arson. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Arrests Made In Arson At Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant

Police say they have at least two people in custody in connection with an arson at a popular restaurant in Macomb County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

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