Terri Lee Sylvester

terrilee3 Terri Lee SylvesterI am a graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications/Electronic Journalism. Although I have been working in the broadcast industry for a number of years, I returned to school recently to sharpen my skills and keep up-to-date on new methods and technology. Following a nine-month program at the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, I am proud to say that I graduated with honors with a concentration in Radio Broadcasting.
For as long as I can remember, my goal was to become a Broadcast Journalist, so working at WWJ Newsradio 950 is a dream come true for me. And, although my primary responsibility is working behind-the-scenes as a producer/editor, don’t be surprised if you hear me on the air, reporting from time-to-time.

Throughout the course of my career, I have worked for WQBH in Detroit and at radio and/or television stations in Lansing and Flint. I’ve also worked for Detroit’s Channel 20 and for the CBS television affiliate in Augusta, Georgia. While working to get my career underway, I won the city of Southfield’s first public access grant for a cable television news program that I wrote, produced and anchored.

In my spare time, I like to read, write, travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Mark Wahlberg on the set of PATRIOTS DAY, released by CBS Films and Lionsgate.  Photo credit: Karen Ballard

“Patriots Day” Is An Excellent Retelling Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

“Patriots Day” is an excellent retelling of the events that transpired on April 15, 2013, but it also tells the untold story, and shows how so many people came together on that fateful day to show the world that love conquers all.

01/13/2017

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Playground Detroit Aims To Transform Vacant Building Into Creative Hub

A group known as Playground Detroit is working to transform an abandoned storefront on the city’s east side into a hub for the creative community. The members of Playground Detroit include artists, musicians, filmmakers and creative entrepreneurs.

12/21/2016

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A Christmas Gift To The Detroit Repertory Theatre Will Last Well Beyond The Holiday

The Detroit Repertory Theatre, which has been located in an inner city neighborhood since 1964, is one of Detroit’s cultural the theatre also depends to a large extent on the support of individual donors.

12/20/2016

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Made-In-Michigan Movies Could Be The Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer that’ll last far beyond the holiday season? How about stuffing the stockings with two movies made right here in Michigan.

12/19/2016

L to R: Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and K-2SO (Alan Tudyk)..Ph: Jonathan Olley..© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Is Unlike Any Other Film In The Franchise

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise. That makes it unique in itself, but there are also a number of new characters and new storylines.

12/13/2016

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Upcoming “I See You Awards” Recognize Low-Budget Independent Filmmakers

The “I See You Awards” recognize and reward low-budget independent filmmakers.

12/02/2016

Brad Pitt plays Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard plays Marianne Beausejour in Allied from Paramount Pictures.

Review: “Allied” Starts Out Strong, But Quickly Fizzles Out

My suggestion for filmgoers: save your hard-earned cash and check this movie out once it hits DVD or VOD.

11/23/2016

(Left to right) Ciaran Hinds, Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in BLEED FOR THIS.
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What Do You Bleed For? The New Movie “Bleed For This” Just May Make You Wonder

The new movie “Bleed for This” tells former boxing champion Vinny Pazienza’s incredible true story.

11/18/2016

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‘Tis The Season For Holiday Movies!

The film studios are busy cranking out a boatload of new movies, with much more to come before the end of the year. But, what moviegoers should keep in mind is that, in addition to the major studio releases, there are plenty of independent films that deserve attention.

11/16/2016

(L to R) Christian (ROMANY MALCO), Cameron (ALKOYA BRUNSON), Sonya (NICOLE ARI PARKER), Dee (MARLEY TAYLOR), Lonnie (JB SMOOVE), Cheryl (KIMBERLY ELISE), Niya (NADEJ BAILEY), Rachel (GABRIELLE UNION), Walter (DANNY GLOVER) and Aunt May (MO’NIQUE) in "Almost Christmas."  The new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert and producer Will Packer tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along.  If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

“Almost Christmas” Is A Family Movie Reminiscent Of The Hugely Popular “Soul Food”

“Almost Christmas” is a family movie in the same vein as the hugely popular 1997 feature film, “Soul Food.” They both deal with the loss of their family matriarchs.

11/11/2016

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Metro Detroiter Returns Home To Premiere His Hilarious New Feature Film

David Paulus, a metro Detroit native, returns home just in time for the holiday season to premiere a hilarious, new feature film that he wrote, co-produced and co-stars in.

10/28/2016

Aday (Liza Koshy, left), Tiffany (Diamond White, center) and Brian (Tyler Perry, right) in BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN. Photo Credit: Guy D’Alema

Tyler Perry Ventures Into New Territory With “Boo! A Madea Halloween”

This is the first Halloween movie Perry has done, and one he hadn’t even planned to make. But, the wheels started turning following a phone call from a major Hollywood movie studio.

10/21/2016

Jon Dore (left) stars as Joey and Lynn Cohen (right) stars as Rose in "The Pickle Recipe"

“The Pickle Recipe” Is A Love Letter To Detroit

Director Michael Manasseri says what they really wanted to make sure the movie showed was a real respect and love of working-class Detroit.

10/19/2016

(L-r) BEN AFFLECK as Christian Wolff and ANNA KENDRICK as Dana Cummings in Warner Bros. Pictures' "THE ACCOUNTANT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Ben Affleck Brings His A-Game In “The Accountant”

If you’re in the mood for a good drama, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Ben Affleck’s latest movie, “The Accountant.” From the opening scene until the very end, this movie keeps you on the edge of your seat.

10/14/2016

In Universal Pictures’ "Kevin Hart: What Now?," comedic rock-star KEVIN HART follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time.  Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

“Kevin Hart: What Now?” Will Have Audiences In Stitches

“What Now” is Kevin Hart’s most ambitious and most hilarious project to date. He keeps the audience in stitches throughout the 96-minute film.

10/14/2016

Tyler Perry, left, following his one-on-one chat with WWJ's movie critic, Terri Lee

What Does It Take To Succeed In Hollywood? Just Ask Tyler Perry

Movie mogul Tyler Perry paid a visit to Detroit recently to promote his new film: “Boo! A Madea Halloween.

10/12/2016

Caleb Holloway (Dylan O’Brien, left) and Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg, right) in DEEPWATER HORIZON. Photo Credit: David Lee

Deepwater Horizon Relives The Gulf Oil Disaster

Deepwater Horizon is a movie that, if it weren’t true, would be very hard to believe. The fact that anyone managed to survive that horrific explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010 is nothing short of a miracle.

09/30/2016

(l to r) Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Martin Sensmeier in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

“The Magnificent Seven” Is A Guy’s Movie That Doesn’t Forget About The Ladies

“The Magnificent Seven” is definitely a guy’s movie, there are plenty of reasons the ladies may just want to go along.

09/23/2016

TOM HANKS as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "SULLY," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

“Sully” Tells The Story Behind The Story

It’s hard to believe that more than seven years have passed since what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson,” when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane to a landing on the Hudson River.

09/09/2016

Alan LaFave, Festival Director

Indie Filmmakers: Film Festival Wants To Help You Fund Your Film

Bay City plays host later this month to the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival, an event that organizers say is designed to help convert indie film fans into indie film contributors.

09/09/2016

WWJ's Terri Lee (left) awards the BFCA scholarship to WSU student Jasmine Espy (right).

Wayne State Journalism Student Wins Scholarship From Broadcast Film Critics Association

The 2016 Terri Lee-Sylvester Scholarship is courtesy of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Jasmine Espy, a senior at WSU, says the $1,500 award will go a long way towards helping her complete her college education.

09/02/2016

(L-R) Robert De Niro and Édgar Ramírez star in HANDS OF STONE

“Hands Of Stone” Is The Amazing Life Story Of Boxer Roberto Duran

“Hands of Stone” is not a movie just about that world-famous fight between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. While it is that, it’s a whole lot more, as well.

08/26/2016

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU.  Photo credit: Matt Dinerstein, Courtesy of Miramax and Roadside Attractions .

“Southside With You” Recounts Barack And Michelle Obama’s First Date

The movie is a touching, romantic love story that is so very well done, it’ll leave you wanting more.

08/24/2016

Comedian Mike Birbiglia poses next to a poster promoting his latest project, "Don't Think Twice."

“Don’t Think Twice” Shines A Spotlight On The World Of Improv Comedy

“Don’t Think Twice” is a movie about friendships and how friends and family members handle situations when things don’t necessarily go according to plan.

08/05/2016

Left to right: Anton Yelchin plays Chekov, Chris Pine plays Kirk and John Cho plays Sulu in Star Trek Beyond from Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark and Perfect Storm Entertainment

“Star Trek Beyond” Leaves Something To Be Desired

Unfortunately, “Star Trek Beyond” just doesn’t come out swinging. That’s mainly because of the storyline.

07/22/2016

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Rebooted Ghostbusters Is Surprisingly, Refreshingly Good

It’s important to point out that this remake hasn’t been without controversy. Plenty of people felt that the original Ghostbusters, a classic, should have been left alone. But, this new version of Ghostbusters doesn’t disappoint.

07/15/2016

ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD as Tarzan in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' action adventure "THE LEGEND OF TARZAN," distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

“The Legend of Tarzan” Combines Action, Adventure And Romance With Fantastic Special Effects

If the previews for “The Legend of Tarzan” have you excited about going to the theater to check it out, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

07/01/2016

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Can You Imagine Living In “The D” During A Zombie Apocalypse?

Viewers can find out what it’s like by watching the new web series, “Dead Wrong,” which chronicles the comedic adventures of two friends from Detroit’s east side trying to survive a post-apocalyptic zombie epidemic.

06/23/2016

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“Finding Dory” Is About Finding And Believing In Yourself

“Finding Dory” is a story about finding yourself and also about believing in yourself. It’s also an excellent story about friendship and not giving up.

06/17/2016

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Detroit Actor And Michigan-Based Production Company Both Finding Success On The Big Screen

It’s an amazing story about a Detroit-based actor who’s now getting accustomed to being in the spotlight.

06/14/2016

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