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.
Dozens of Detroiters were forced from their homes after a fire broke out at an apartment complex on the city’s east side.
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.
Police say they’re received a ton of information, but have yet to ID the killer.
Another piece of Detroit’s famed Heidelberg Project has been destroyed.
Temps were below freezing, floating between 20 and 25 degrees with a frigid wind chill, making their job all the more difficult.
A stretch of deadly violence in Detroit continues as three people were killed in a shooting on the city’s west side.
Detroit police think the deadly house fire was intentionally set.
Officials say two Detroit firefighters were hurt as a series of blazes hit the city amid its annual Halloween season anti-arson campaign.
The west side Detroit home was firebombed just hours after the city’s Angels’ Night anti-arson campaign kicked off.
Police say a man was stabbed multiple times before being bound with duct tape during a home invasion.