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.
Detroit police are looking for two men who apparently threatened to kill diners at a coney island restaurant, all over a missing cellphone.
During a time of economic uncertainty, one Detroit church is asking people to place their concerns at the altar.
At some point during the argument, one of the women stabbed the other and took off with the child.
MSP Lt. Mike Shaw says where the city’s homeless gather, you’ll find large piles of debris.
“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.”
Police say they have at least two people in custody in connection with an arson at a popular restaurant in Macomb County.
He said he was worried about how long the safety belt would hold.
Parents and students in Milford are being warned about a case of potential stranger danger.
A potentially deadly situation is averted after residents in an apartment building in Detroit are evacuated due to a fire.
Police were on the scene in Farmington where an armed man was holed up in his house.