Sandra McNeill

sandramcneill Sandra McNeillAfter graduating from the University of Michigan, Sandra McNeill started her career as a newspaper reporter in a small town in England called Wokingham.  Her daily walk to the police station to find out what was happening that day invariably came up with the reply, “We don’t have crime like you do in America!”

She went on to a stint at Metro Traffic as a traffic reporter on several major Detroit area radio stations, doing reports for several years from a small airplane.  Sandra then went back into news for the Metro Networks wire service, where she worked her way up to News Bureau Chief.

Sandra now writes and reports at WWJ Newsradio 950, where her favorite stories are simply talking to people.

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You’re Invited: ‘Royal Shower’ Benefits Homeless Moms In Detroit

It started nearly four years ago, with some Royal excitement and a thought.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2017

Michigan Churches Vowing Sanctuary To Immigrants Facing Trump Admin’s Deportation

Six metro Detroit churches are vowing to take in immigrants who are facing deportation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2017

Stroke Of Luck And A Fastball May Land Ben Sheckler In Big Leagues

As Ben Sheckler describes it, his shot at pro baseball fame seems to be partially a stroke of good luck.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2017

For Sale: One Slightly Used Car With Political Backstory

Miller says, “we’re going to be putting a ‘for sale’ sign on that car — if anyone is interested in that car — it’s going up for sale on eBay or whatever.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2017

Thousands Of Volunteers Help Stem The Tide Of Fires Set In The City Preceding Halloween

A record low fire count, one arson arrest and thousands of volunteers equal a successful weekend preceding Halloween for the city of Detroit.

CBS Detroit–10/31/2016

Police Advise Checking Sex Offender Registry Ahead Of Trick-Or-Treating

Before you head out with your kids for Halloween trick or treating — you may want to know who’s in your neighborhood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2016

Make-A-Wish Foundation Flies Dutch Teen To Detroit For Ford Rouge Factory Tour

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked the 17-year-old from the Netherlands what dream he would like fulfilled, he didn’t hesitate — he wanted to travel to the Ford factory where they build his favorite truck, the F-150.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2016

Long Lines Don’t Dampen Spirits Waiting To Board The USS Detroit

The USS Detroit will be commissioned on Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/19/2016

New Yorker Dubbed ‘Emily Appleseed’ Plants Orchard In Detroit

One thing she noticed about the area — it was hard to find good fruit that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2016

Haunted House, Erebus In Pontiac, Preps For Fall Season Of Fright

This year, says owner Ed Terebus, it’s all about the zombies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2016

Chatting On Cell Phone While Driving? That’ll Cost You Under Proposed Bill

The proposed fine is $250 for the first offense, and $500 and one point on your license for the second time you are caught.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2016

Nicole Curtis Of HGTV Berates Mother In Court

It wasn’t a distressed house but a distressing domestic situation for HGTV star Nicole Curtis — as she appeared in a Michigan courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2016

DEA Keeps Pot On List Of Dangerous Drugs; Can’t Find Accepted Medical Use

The decision keeps pot in the same category as heroin and cocaine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2016

Mark Wahlberg Thrills Fans During VIP Opening Of Detroit Wahlburgers

What would it take to have Wahlberg move to Detroit?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2016

Look Up! A Vibrant Showing Of The Buck Moon Awaits

Tonight the skies will be clear enough for a vibrant showing of the Buck Moon.

CBS Detroit–07/19/2016

Gordie Howe Remembered By Thousands During Funeral In Detroit Cathedral

Gordie Howe was remembered at the service as a kind man who loved all but the referees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2016

‘We Are Not Supposed To Bury Our Kids,’ Says Stepdad Of Murdered Teen

It’s the worst possible outcome.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2016

Kraftwerk Wows First Day Of Movement Festival

Kraftwerk was a strong influence for the “Belleville three,” the three teens from Belleville High credited with inventing the techno sound.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2016

Hot Lap Around The Track At Grand Prix Is All About Balance [VIDEO]

Detroit Grand Prix will be in top speed on Belle Isle the first weekend in June.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2016

Think You’ve Got Talent? Over 100 Turn Out To Audition To Sing National Anthem

Do you have what it takes to sing the National Anthem at a ball game?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2016

Spotting The Signs Of Human Trafficking

There are many ways victims are lured into trafficking says Lori Blaker.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2016

This Mother’s Day Gift Comes With A Degree Of Accomplishment

“If anyone in similar circumstances were to ask me ‘should I go get my PhD?’ I’d probably say, ‘No! Run away!'”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2016

Indy Race Car Driver Charlie Kimball Manages The Diabetes Course

Indy driver Charlie Kimball has a special message ahead of the Detroit Grand Prix race this year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2016

Can Professional Soccer Work In Detroit? ‘Yes, But’ Says One Soccer Team Owner

A successful professional soccer team in Detroit will have to have community support says one local soccer club owner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2016

Basketball Mom Courts New Business In Northwest Detroit Neighborhood

“One of the big reasons that we’re here is that we wanted to be a part of Detroit’s revitalization…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2016

Ali MacGraw Spills Close Call With Bill Cosby, While In Detroit With Ryan O’Neal Promoting ‘Love Letters’

While MacGraw talked about what could have been a close call, O’Neal made a revelation of his own, about the love letters he sent his kids.

CBS Detroit–04/13/2016

Cool Baby! How About A Chillin’ In A Vat Of Nitrogen Gas At Minus 260 Degrees?

It’s like a quick trip to the coldest place on earth and a growing number of athletes are swearing by it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2016

Decades After ‘Love Story’ Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal Join Together On Stage For ‘Love Letters’

They’re back together again — after 45 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2016

Awareness Initiative Draws Support From Community, Schools After Racial Slur Online Post

Many students were upset with the Instagram post which showed several students with a racial slur written on their body.

CBS Detroit–03/16/2016

Darren McCarty Praises Medical Marijuana: ‘I’m Finally Becoming The Person That I Can Be’

It’s been a long, troubled and well-documented road for the former Detroit Red Wing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2016


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