Roberta Jasina

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That sounds so impersonal. Let’s get personal for a moment. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a native Detroiter…and proud of it.

I was born here. I lived on Detroit’s lower east side for 25 years (Ashland Avenue). I graduated from Servite High School. I graduated from Michigan State University. I’m married to a man I met at MSU…We worked together in the kitchen at Shaw Hall.

He is a history buff, and an expert on the American Civil War. He loves history so much that we live in a house built in 1856. (We’ve got the plumbing to prove it). Our family vacations usually involve touring some battlefield. My favorite is Antietam. We have two wonderful little boys.

Next to God and my family, WWJ is my life. It is a wonderfully vibrant and exciting place to work…always something new, unexpected, sometimes frightening, sometimes funny. Always challenging! You can hear me Monday through Friday from 5am to 10am.

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Doug McClure, a retired U.S. Marine from Westland, pans for gold. (credit: Roberta Jasina/WWJ)

Got Gold? Michigan A Literal Goldmine For Prospectors

Grab your boots, the shovel, buckets, and pans — and start sloshing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2015

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5,000 Tulip Poplar Trees Will Take Root In Detroit On Saturday

A long-term investment in future blooms and the greening of Detroit begins Saturday.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2015

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The Story Of Lawrence DeLisle And That Deadly Night His Children Drowned In The Detroit River

In a letter to WWJ, he writes he still grieves the death of his children.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2014

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Roberta Jasina On The DeLisle Case 25 Years Later: Did The Jury Get It Right?

Covering the DeLisle case was one of my first major assignments at WWJ. The story sickened me. I was a brand new mom, with an eight month old son at home. I had a million disturbing questions.

08/01/2014

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Joumana Kayrouz: There’s More To The Woman On The Buses And Billboards Than Meets The Eye

If you’ve driven anywhere in the city of Detroit, you’ve seen her.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2014

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How To Cook The Perfect Turkey: Tips From A Chef

Rule #1: Forget about the popper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2013

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Archdiocese Of Detroit Surveys Local Catholics For First Time In 15 Years

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Archdiocese of Detroit is asking local Catholics about parish life and issues facing the church.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

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Going No Where Fast

I am down 4 pounds. Four pounds.

Sickening.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

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The Road to Fitness Is BUMPY

Well, the weekend was horrifying.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2013

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Good Tip From My Weight Watchers Instructor…

She suggests giving away all those clothes crammed in the closet that are either too large or too small.

CBS Detroit–09/23/2013

The Jimmy Johns Unwich (credit: Roberta Jasina/WWJ)

The Fast Food That’s Not A Fat Food

Hey, I got a good healthy-eating tip from my co-anchor Tom Jordan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

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ArtPrize, World’s Largest Art Competition, Underway In Grand Rapids

The fifth installment of the annual ArtPrize international art competition is getting underway in Grand Rapids. Hundreds of entries from 45 states and 47 countries are in the running.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2013

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Reinventing Roberta: The First Step

My sister had a stroke. My father died from complications of a stroke.
My mother died of a stroke. I would be stupid if I didn’t see this is a wake up call. This is handwriting on the wall. I have to lose weight. Lots of weight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2013

Fr. Steven J. Kelly (credit: Roberta Jasina/WWJ)

Pray For The Tigers At Special Service Tonight

“Bless you boys” … literally.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013

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What’s On Jane Goodall’s Bucket List? Q+A At Oakland University

World famous anthropologist, 79 year old Dr. Jane Godall visits Oakland University, and tells reporters she considers herself an “obstinate critter” who won’t give up on saving endangered species, and the environment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

‘I Wear Your Grandad’s Clothes’: Thrift Shopping Thrives

A song about thrift shopping is a huge hit — but what’s the reaction from the people who operate thrift stores?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2013

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U.S. Marine Turned Attorney: There’s A War On Christmas In Detroit

A local attorney is fighting against what he calls a “war on Christmas” in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

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Science Center To Open For Detroit’s Noel Night; Permanent Plans On Horizon

Good news for fans of the Science Center in Detroit, which closed 14 months ago: It’s getting ready to re-open.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

Dace Chumita installs flags on a sign in front of Tiger Stadium in Detroit April, 8 1999. Monday 12 April 1999 was last opening day at Tiger Stadium. (Credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Tiger Stadium Lettering Goes On Display At Historical Museum

Just as the team stands one win away from a spot in the World Series, the Detroit Historical Society has obtained the original lettering from Tiger Stadium.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2012

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Macomb’s Mark Hackel Mulls Run For Governor

Hackel added, “I hear about it, people say, ‘You have a good possibility of running for governor some day.’ I hear it.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2012

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Arts, Beats & Eats Opens Today

It’s one of Oakland County’s favorite summer festivals: Arts, Beats & Eats, and it takes place in downtown Royal Oak today through Labor Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/31/2012

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What’s Hot Around Town This Weekend? More Than Weather

It’s one of the first summer weekend weather events of the year, so there’s no excuse to lay around the house — especially when you see our list of what’s hot around town.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2012

Sofiya Baskin (WWJ Photo/Roberta Jasina)

Exclusive: Girlfriend Opens Up About Tucker Cipriano

Accused killer Tucker Cipriano is not a monster. He is not a murderer. He is not insane. That’s according to Cipriano’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Sofiya Baskin, talking exclusively to WWJ’s Roberta Jasina.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2012

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Ex-Police Chief Shames Detroit Cops, Says Department Is Out Of Control

Detroit’s former police chief is lashing out about crime in the city. Speaking exclusively with WWJ’s Roberta Jasina, Warren Evans said crime is “over the top.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2012

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Hats Off To The Wyandotte Woman Crafting Derby Creations

The Kentucky Derby isn’t until Saturday, but a Detroit-area woman has already won — big time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

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New Tattoo Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Diabetics may soon be lining up for a special new tattoo that does “tricks.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2012

Ruth Mossock Johnston displays a morel mushroom. (WWJ Photo/Roberta Jasina)

Morels. Mmmmm…

It’s morel mushroom season. And that little fungus among us — is valuable.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2012

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What’s Hot Around Town For Easter Weekend?

A big, pink bunny is hopping into metro Detroit for Easter Sunday — but that’s not the only thing going on. Check out our guide to what’s hot around town this weekend.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2012

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Prosecutor: Father Killed, Abused Bianca Jones

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says 2-year-old Bianca Jones of Detroit is dead, and her father D’Andre Lane is guilty of abusing and murdering her late last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2012

Dr. Scott Laker

Weight Loss Woes: What’s The Secret?

What’s the secret to quick (and healthy) weight loss? Is there a secret? WWJ’s Roberta Jasina spoke with Dr. Scott Laker, Director of Bariatric Surgery at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2012

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