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

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

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

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

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(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.

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

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Alan LaFave, Festival Director

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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broken road

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Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

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Carl Payne, Terrell Carter, Samson Logan, LisaRaye McCoy & La'Myia Good in Je'Caryous Johnson's Married But Single

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(L to R) Wicked sisters Freya (EMILY BLUNT) and Queen Ravenna (CHARLIZE THERON) threaten the enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen in the epic action-adventure "The Huntsman: Winter’s War," a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.

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(L-r) COMMON as Rashad, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER as Eddie and ICE CUBE as Calvin in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s comedy “BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, “ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK - (L-R) BAGHEERA, BALOO, MOWGLI and RAKSHA. ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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WWJ's Terri Lee interviewing Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run via phone

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Terrence Jenkins and Cassie Ventura star in THE PERFECT MATCH

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Stephan James (center) stars as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis (right) stars as Larry
Snyder in Stephen Hopkins’ RACE, a Focus Features release.
Credit : Thibault Grabherr / Focus Features

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