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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Harm Jan Bosch (photo: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

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

The USS Detroit in Detroit. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

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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

Getting in character at Erebus. (WWJ/Aaron Gonzalez)

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

R) Nicole Curtis addresses her mom in an Oakland County, Michigan courtroom. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

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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 (Sandra McNeill)

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

A full perigee moon, more commonly known as a "Super Moon," as seen on March 19, 2011. (Credit: Bruno Fahy/AFP/Getty Images)

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

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 14: Legendary hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howeâs casket is brought into  Joe Louis Arena for his visitation June 14, 2016 in Detroit Michigan. Howe was known as "Mr. Hockey", played for the Detroit Red Wings for 25 years, and scored 801 goals in his career. His funeral service will be held tomorrow, June 15, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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

Deontae Mitchell  (police handout)

‘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 at Movement Festival in Detroit. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

Grand Prix (SMcNeill)

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

Auditions for singing the national anthem. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

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Spotting The Signs Of Human Trafficking

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2016

Suzanne Walsh on graduation day. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

Charlie Kimball. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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

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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

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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 and Ryan O'Neal in 'Love Letters' at the Fisher Theatre. (Credit/Love Letters)

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

R) Reporter Sandra McNeill chills in the Cyro machine.

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

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in 'Love Letters' at the Fisher Theatre. (Credit/Love Letters)

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

Miracle Bailey speaks during the awareness initiative press conference Wednesday. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

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 stops by the WWJ newsroom. (credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

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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Owner Of Ferndale’s Motorama Motel Appeals Before City Council After License Revoked

The city council revoked the license of the Motorama Motel a few weeks ago amid a rash of police runs.

CBS Detroit–03/01/2016

Detroit Zoo Easter Seals Walk (photo courtesy Michael May)

Adults Playing Dress-Up: Metro Detroit Man Becomes Storm Trooper For Charity

“We’re not all single guys who live in our parents’ basement…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2015

Cat  (AmyEPowers)

Cats React To Owner Happiness According To New Study

Do cats actually care if their owners are happy or sad?

CBS Detroit–10/20/2015

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Former Detroiter Joins Thousands Retiring To Mexico For Free Healthcare, Affordable Housing … And The Weather

“It was at six months that I got a dog, because I knew that this was home; I’d found it.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/20/2015

Bird's Big Pumpkins in Romulus (credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

It’s The Great Pumpkin! Romulus Man Grows 527-Pounder [VIDEO]

“Everybody with a $300,000 house has gotta have a big pumpkin.”

CBS Detroit–10/01/2015

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‘I Don’t Want My Daughter To Fail’: Detroit Parents Rally In Lansing For Better Schools

“I want her to have the opportunity just like suburb schools — the same type of education as them…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2015


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