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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‘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

A blood red Supermoon is seen rising in the sky on September 9, 2014 in High Wycombe, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Look Up! A Late Night Show In The Sky Will Feature Blood Moon

It should be quite a show in the night sky on Sunday as the Supermoon undergoes an eclipse.

CBS Detroit–09/23/2015

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Gunfire Detection System Aims To Reduce Violent Crime In Detroit

Detroit last year started using the ShotSpotter system to help officers pinpoint where shots are being fired.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2015

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Number Of Sex Crimes Against Children On The Rise, Oakland County Sheriff Says

He blames the Internet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2015

Outdoor Adventure Center. Detroit. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Outdoor Adventure Captured Indoors At Adventure Center In Detroit

The center on the waterfront near Milliken State Park is intended to allow metro Detroiters to experience all that great outdoors in Michigan has to offer.

CBS Detroit–07/16/2015

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Suspicious Object Prompts Bomb Scare At Dearborn Heights City Hall

The bomb squad was called in to investigate what police said could’ve been a dangerous device.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2015

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham updates the media on a fatal crash at Stony Creek. credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ

No Criminal Charges — Just MIP Tickets — In Stony Creek Car Crash That Killed 3 Teens, Injured 2

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said all 5 teens had alcohol in their systems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2015

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Mayor Duggan Says Study Proves Proposed Detroit Insurance Plan Would Save Money For Drivers

Campaigning for his so-called “D-Insurance” plan, Mayor Mike Duggan says he can prove it will save Detroiters 50 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2015

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Lions Locker Room Urinal Autographed By Barry Sanders Up To $1,175 On eBay

It’s “a truly one of a kind piece of Detroit sports history.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2015


‘We Got 10 Great Years’ Says Red Wings General Manager Of Coach Babcock

“I’ve got mixed emotions because he is one of the greatest coaches in the league, if not the greatest coach in the league,” said Holland.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015


Mourners Pay Respects To One Of The Teens Killed In Stony Creek Metropark Crash

A steady stream of mourners came to pay their respects during the visitation for Jonathon Monolios.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

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‘This Is A Circus’ Says Man Who’s Putting Pig In As Write-In Candidate For Mayor Of Flint

Every candidate missed the filing deadline, so the ballot will be empty at the August primary, with space for the write-ins.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2015

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Motor City Cars Target Of Pricey Rim And Wheel Thefts

Sheriff Bouchard says that in one case alone, at a car dealership last month, thieves made off with $42,000 in wheels in one night.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2015

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Injured, Retired Racehorses Find New Life At CANTER

Robbie Timmons began CANTER in the late 90’s to help find new jobs for the thousands of retired racehorses threatened with slaughter.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

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Federal Lawsuit Against Quicken Loans: Gilbert Says Company Did It The Right Way

Gilbert has filed a preemptive lawsuit claiming the Department of Justice is trying to force a cash settlement for something he didn’t do.

CBS Detroit–04/28/2015

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Big Four Leaders In Metro Detroit Talk Prop 1, Legalization Of Pot

The Big Four leaders of Detroit, Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties told the members of the 8 Mile Boulevard Association just how they will vote on next month’s Proposal 1.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander (Credit/Sandra McNeill)

Kate Upton, Justin Verlander Drop Into JV Detroit Store Opening Event

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are all about being in the center of action.

CBS Detroit–04/16/2015

Protesters march during a rally for raising the minimum wage to $15. (Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

“Fight For $15” Brings Hundreds To Rally For Higher Minimum Wage

In 1973 … I was making $5 an hour; this is 2015, Michigan is still $8.40 – you think about it,” he said.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

The son of Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. (Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

Joe Louis Gym To Reopen As A Restaurant

The project will cost $50 million in all and include the construction of 150 homes across the street.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

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Cell Phone-Wielding Fans Ejected From Detroit Prince Concert; ‘I Cried All Night Over It’

While many are raving about the spectacular show, it left a bad taste in the mouths of fans who were kicked out.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2015

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Struggling Berkley American Legion Post Needs $100K To Stay Open

The deadline is April 27.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2015

Bricks and rubble line the street after a roof collapse at Davison Beauty Shop. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Officials Working To Determine Cause Of Roof Collapse At Beauty Supply Store

No report of any injuries – the building has been condemned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2015

Michigan State v Virginia

March Madness Puts U-M Grad Firmly In Spartan Nation With Million Dollar Payoff

Why did a Michigan man put a bet on the rival team?

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

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Dennis Archer, Jr. To Open Gastropub In Heart Of Downtown Detroit

Central Kitchen + Bar is expected to open in Campus Martius this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015

Trevor Sullivan with University of Michigan Football players Jourdan Lewis, Maruice Hurst Jr. and NickBenda.

Southfield Teen Trevor Sullivan In Search Of New Heart

Trevor Sullivan was born with a heart defect that no one had detected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2015

Mandy is reunited with her family in Detroit.  (credit: Sandta McNeil/WWJ)

Missing Siberian Huskies Stolen In Van Reunited With Family

The last of three Siberian huskies that were inside a van stolen in Ann Arbor is back with her family safe and sound.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2015

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Judge To Rule Whether Half-Empty, Crime-Plagued Northland Mall Will Close

Is it just about last call for Northland Mall?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2015

Art for sale at the Dirty Show in Detroit. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Dirty Show ‘Offering 51 Shades Of Grey’ Through Saturday In Detroit

Hundreds of pieces of erotic art, a peep show and a 3 foot tall stripper are all part of the Dirty Show, getting underway Thursday at the Russell Industrial Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2015

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Anorexia A Growing Problem In Women Over 50, Doctors Say

There’s been plenty of talk about eating disorders in teens, but experts say anorexia is a growing problem among older adults.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2015

Model Ashley Graham attends the Endometriosis Foundation of America's 6th annual Blossom Ball hosted by Padma Lakshmi and Tamer Seckin, MD at 583 Park Avenue on March 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Blossom Ball)

Plus-Sized Models The Social Media Buzz But Psychiatrist Says That’s Closer To The Healthy Norm

About 18 percent of women are sensitive to images of too-thin models and can develop eating disorders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2015



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