I’m what they call an anchor-reporter at WWJ. If it were up to me my business card would say, “Paid Informant.” I read radio news. Sometimes I just introduce someone else who is reporting the news.
That’s a far cry from a “Journalist,” but I’ve never been on the ground in a war, and the last time I uncovered corruption at City Hall, then-Detroit Mayor Coleman Young asked me to leave his city and never come back. Not much came of it, really; He got re-elected and I won an award for investigative reporting.
I do have 25 years in radio news, now, and I think I know a good story when I hear one. Each weekend, I put my head together with Producer Tim Kiska — who is no rookie at this, either — and we come up with a pretty good rundown of the “hard news” as well as the just plain interesting stories. That way listeners are sure to stay informed, without feeling beat over the head.
So tune in Sundays, Noon to 6 p.m., and give a listen. Then drop a line and let me know what you think, what we can do better, and what we shouldn’t do anymore. Don’t worry about offending; in this biz you either have thick skin or you get out. I haven’t left yet.
Police say a neighborly dispute over a loose dog turned deadly when one man pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Crews thought they extinguished the fire, but were called back to the home a couple of hours later when the fire rekindled.
Michigan State Police are investigating after an officer was involved in a shooting in River Rouge.
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.
Police in Harper Woods are looking for a burglar who might have been shot during a home invasion near an elementary school.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Detroit River near Belle Isle for a potential missing person.
A deadline is fast-approaching for metro Detroit mother who has been told she has to leave the country.
Signs of the shooting are visible from the street, with bullet holes in a picture window and a busted out glass door.
For the sixth time in recent months, a suspicious fire strikes Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.
Experts don’t know if it will all will come sliding and tumbling down.