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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(Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Man Broadsided In Detroit, Seatbelt Keeps Him Inside Flipped Car

He said he was worried about how long the safety belt would hold.



Potential Stranger Danger In Milford

Parents and students in Milford are being warned about a case of potential stranger danger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

Skyview Tower Apartments in Detroit (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Fire On 9th Floor Of Skyview Tower Apts Injures One

A potentially deadly situation is averted after residents in an apartment building in Detroit are evacuated due to a fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2013

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SWAT Team Surrounds Farmington Home

Police were on the scene in Farmington where an armed man was holed up in his house.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2013

Courtney Hood (Facebook Photo)

Father Of Suicide Victim Urges Parents To Talk To Kids About Bullying

Jim Nicksich is still trying to get over his 15-year-old daughter’s suicide, but hopes his story can help save another child’s life.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2013

James Everett Lawrence Nelson (Facebook photo)

Autopsy: Child Left In Van Died Of Heat Stroke

Investigators say the boy may have been left in the van for as many as 11 hours.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2013

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Man Ejected From Vehicle In Deadly Crash On I-94

Police think a man who was ejected from his car on I-94 was speeding before the deadly crash.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2013

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Dearborn Neighborhood Evacuated Over Gas Leak

The situation unfolded Wednesday morning at Carlysle and Mayfair streets, near Outer Drive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2013

A security guard shot and killed a man at this senior apartment complex near Wayne State University in Detroit. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man At Senior Apartment Complex

A security guard turned his gun on a man who tried to enter a senior apartment complex near Wayne State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2013

Police say the fire that destroyed this vacant home is being investigated as suspicious. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Chief Says Vacant House Fire Is Suspicious

A fire that tore through a home on Detroit’s west side might have been caused by an illegal utility hook up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2013

Detroit police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in a basement of a home on the west side. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Multiple Shootings Leave At Least 3 Dead In Detroit

Detroit police have their hands full after more than half a dozen shootings took place overnight — three of them fatal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2013

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Police Investigate Robbery At Detroit Drug Store

Thieves were on a mission in northwest Detroit Thursday morning when they broke into a Walgreens Pharmacy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Shaqueenah Egnis (right) and two of her six children sit in a Red Cross van after their apartment building caught fire. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Dozens Displaced After Fire Rips Through Apartments

The Red Cross is helping several families following an early morning apartment fire that destroyed their homes on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

Motor City Pawn Brokers' next storefront could be a closed gym on Middlebelt in Livonia. But residents of Valley Wood Condominiums next door say they fear it will hurt their neighborhood. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Proposed Pawn Shop Draws Complaints From Livonia Residents

A pawn shop chain wants to expand to Livonia, but not everyone’s sold on the idea.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2013

Jim Dreyer is checked out by a doctor following his 50+ hour swim. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Man Finishes Long Swim To Detroit Hauling Bricks

Jim “The Shark” Dreyer made it to Belle Isle after more than 50 hours in the water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2013

A man was found shot to death outside of this Saddle Creek Apartment Complex in Novi. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Found Murdered Outside Novi Apartment Complex

Residents are waking up to the sight of crime scene tape and flashing lights as police investigate an apparent murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2013

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Fast Food Workers Demand ‘Super-Sized’ Wages

Groups are rallying across the state are asking for $15 an hour.


A makeshift memorial sits outside of an Inkster apartment complex where a 28-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot to death. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man In Wheelchair Shot, Killed In Inkster

This is the 13th homicide already this year, compared to a total of 12 for all of last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2013

Allison Howard is sentenced in Wayne County court. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Producer Sentenced, No New Trial Yet For Cop In Aiyana Jones Case

A reality show videographer has been sentenced on charges connected to a fatal police raid.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2013

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New $20M Meijer Store Opens In Detroit

The Meijer store at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue is officially open for business.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2013

Brenna Machus

Missing Dearborn Family Dollar Employee Found Dead

Police have confirmed that a body found in a wooded area is that of 20-year-old Brenna Machus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2013

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Detroit Firefighters Battle Blaze At Warehouse

The sun wasn’t even out yet, but the heat made an already-tough job even tougher for firefighters in southwest Detroit Thursday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2013

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Scorcher Alert: Belle Isle Offers Cool Respite

With temperatures set to scorch, metro Detroiters are making plans to stay cool Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

Sheriff's Dive Team - FILE PHOTO (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE.

Divers Recover Body From Truck In Detroit River

The body of a 54-year-old woman has been recovered from a submerged truck that onlookers saw plunge into the Detroit River in Wyandotte.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

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Cops: 12-Year-Old Rides Bike To Bank, Robs It

Video footage broadcast by local TV stations showed the boy being led away from the scene in handcuffs with a bag of Funyuns hanging out of his pocket.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2013

A neighborhood street on Detroit's west side is left in the darkness. Officials say half of Detroit's 80,000 street lights are in disrepair. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Power Slowly Coming Back In Detroit After Transformer Failure

Outages were still spotty Thursday morning along I-375 from Jefferson Avenue to Mt. Elliot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2013

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Swimmers Race At Belle Isle For Motor City Mile

It was a day at the races for swimmers over at Belle Isle beach for the Motor City Mile that took place on Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

Downriver Residents Blame Rat Infestation On Fort Street Road Work

Some Downriver residents are concerned that an ongoing construction project might have unknowingly unleashed a horde of rats near their homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

A boat from Roy's Boat Harbor on the water. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

No Boat? No Problem! You Can Still Have Fun On The Water

Hot, hazy days are best spent on the water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2013

A chimney is all that remains of this east side Detroit home after a fire. Firefighters had difficulty reaching the home because the lot was so overgrown. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Firefighters Held Up By Train, Overgrown Lot

Detroit firefighters were called out to the city’s east side Tuesday morning for a vacant house fire, but getting there was half the battle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2013



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