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's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroit EM To End Contracts With 2 Of City’s Biggest Unions

The office of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has sent letters to two of the city’s biggest unions, informing that their contracts will end when they expire in 10 days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2013

A truck leaves the USF Holland trucking company in Romulus. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Killed On The Job In Romulus

Police say a man was killed on the job Wednesday morning when he was apparently run over in the company parking lot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

Oakland County Sheriff's Dive Team (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Young Man Drowns Will Swimming In Walnut Lake

A dive team has recovered the body a 21-year-old Beverly Hills man who went missing while swimming with friends.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2013

credit: Mike Campbell (WWJ)

Farmington Among School Districts To Get Sex Ed Update

One major update is the addition of some new informational videos for students on topics, including on one sexting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013

The Detroit Fire Department continues cleanup at a gas station where hundreds of gallons of gas spilled into the sewer system after thieves stole fuel from a tanker. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Hundreds Of Gallons Of Gas Spill Into Detroit Sewer After Thieves Target Fuel Tanker

A HAZMAT team was called to a gas station on Detroit’s east side after someone tried to steal gasoline from a tanker, resulting in hundreds of gallon of gas spilling onto the pavement and into the sewer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2013

Thomas Edison Elementary student tends to the lemonade business. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Lemonade Day – It’s Elementary For DPS Students

Six-year-old second grader Donovan Lavelle-Evans has already learned business lesson number one.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Historic Detroit Building Being Demolished For Outdoor Adventure Center

A historic building on Detroit’s skyline is coming down to make room for a new Outdoor Adventure and Discovery Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

Zoie Rayne Mulheisen (credit: Facebook)

Police Search For Missing 15-Year-Old Wyandotte Girl

Police are looking for a 15-year-old Wyandotte girl who went missing after an argument with her grandfather last weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2013

(credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Southfield Freeway

The Southfield Freeway in Detroit has reopened following a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2013

Crime scene investigators speak with witnesses outside of a Detroit home where a man was attacked. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Fatally Attacked In Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood

At the time of the attack, a 6-year-old and 9-year-old child were inside the house with their mother.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Detroit firefighters survey the damage after a suspected arson fire. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

‘Gallons Of Gas’ Used To Start Vacant House Fire

Firefighters were called to a home on Detroit’s west side Wednesday morning in a neighborhood they say they visit all too often.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

St. Clair Shores Grapples With Geese Invasion

A group of Canada geese has invaded U.S. soil– and some Macomb County residents aren’t thrilled about it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2013

WWJ Photo: Jon Hewett

Vigil Planned For 16-year-old Inkster Student Killed In Crash

Destiny Henderson was behind the wheel of a red Ford Escort, waiting at a stop light on Michigan Avenue, when a SMART bus slammed into the back of her car, launching it into a pickup truck.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2013

Bashara family home (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Bashara Home’s New Owner: ‘The House Didn’t Kill Anyone’

Linked to a notorious murder, Bob Bashara’s Grosse Pointe Park home has been sold.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2013

A motorcycle is seen lying in the grass after colliding with another vehicle on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. The motorcyclist was killed. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Motorcyclist Killed After Running Red Light

Police say a motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning after running a red light in Dearborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

Inkster Public School Teachers Laid Off, Superintendent Reportedly Resigns

Inskter Public Schools are apparently without a superintendent Wednesday morning, and the district’s teachers may soon be out of a job as well.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

Military and Fort streets in Detroit, where a pregnant "known prostitute" was shot. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police: Pregnant Prostitute Shot In Detroit

Police say a pregnant woman who is a “known prostitute” was shot while working the streets on Detroit’s southwest side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

File photo. Benny Napoleon files paperwork to officially run for Detroit mayor. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Benny Napoleon Officially Enters Detroit Mayor’s Race

Napoleon said he’ll run a three-pronged campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

This fire shut down I-75 in Troy Friday morning. (Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Fire Shuts Down I-75 In Troy Friday Morning

One of the area’s main commuter arteries, I-75, was closed early Friday after a tractor trailer crash that turned into a fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

Detroit police investigate a deadly shooting on Lahser near Grand River. (Credit:  Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Man Found Shot To Death In Detroit

Detroit police are searching for clues after a man was found shot to death on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2013

Glass litters the ground outside of an east side Detroit home where three teenagers were shot. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Police Search For Gunman After 3 Teens Shot

Three teenagers were rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after being shot in an east side Detroit neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

Police search the SUV of a man who died of gunshot wounds outside of an urgent care facility in Detroit. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting On Detroit’s East Side

Detroit police are trying to figure out exactly what happened early Wednesday morning after a man died from gunshot wounds at an urgent care facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

This sign advertises custom R.I.P. memorial t-shirts at a Detroit intersection. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Rest In Peace: T-Shirt Biz Makes Money Off Crime Victims In Detroit

He said the shirts — worn at vigils, funerals and demonstrations — fill about 85 percent of his orders today.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Road Crew Breaks Gas Main In Royal Oak

Natural gas began leaking when construction workers broke a two-inch pipe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Firefighter Hurt In Blaze Likely Started By Molotov Cocktail

Authorities say a Detroit firefighter was hurt while extinguishing a fire on the city’s east side that was likely started by a molotov cocktail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Detroiters Displaced When Cass Corridor Apartments Suddenly Sold

Could the sale of three Detroit apartment buildings have something to do with a planned entertainment district?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Gardeners: Don’t Start Planting Just Yet

Are you antsy to put your green thumb to work?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

At Least Two Killed In Woodward Avenue Crash

A tragic accident closed Woodward Avenue for more then five hours in Highland Park Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2013

(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Gender Bias? Women-Only Gym Draws Protest In Taylor

“I got yanked out, handcuffed, cut, insulted, embarrassed,” said one man.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2013

(Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Squatters May Be To Blame For House Fire In Detroit

Detroit firefighters quickly sprung into action Friday morning as flames lit up the sky in Midtown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2013



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