Tim Skubick

timscubick Tim SkubickTim Skubick started in 1970 with WWJ as its first full-time state capital correspondent, at the time the station went all news.

He has been covering Michigan politics and government for over 40 years, making him the longest-serving member of the capitol press corps. He holds BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University and was awarded the Silver Circle award from the National academy of TV Arts and Sciences for his 37 years in the broadcast news business.

Skubick has won four Emmys, authored two books on Michigan politics and is a member of the Michigan Journalism and Broadcast halls of fame.

Skubick is also the only full time radio reporter in the state covering state government.

Gov. Rick Snyder (credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey, File).

Gov. Snyder Backs Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare

Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for extending Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents without health insurance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013


Governor Looks To Skip Hurdles On Right To Work Issue, Goes Directly To Mich. Supreme Court

The governor said he wants to resolve the uncertainty over the law’s impact on state employees because new contract talks will begin this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2013

Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills

Democratic Leader Says Snyder Hasn’t Delivered On Promises

Some lawmakers say Snyder will be painting a deceiving picture during his third State of the State address.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina -- during which the DNC nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Is Former Gov. Granholm Headed For Job At The White House?

There is talk that President Barack Obama could be trying to add a former Michigan Governor to his administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

Michigan State Capital Building (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Will Controversy Be A Part Of State Lawmakers Return From Holiday?

It’s back to work Tuesday for state lawmakers following the holiday break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder.(File Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Clergy To Urge Gov. Snyder To Veto Concealed Weapons Bill

Clergy across metro Detroit and the state of Michigan will converge in Lansing today and use the power of prayer against the concealed weapons bill now on Governor Snyder’s desk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6. (credit: WWJ/Jeff Gilbert).

Police Preparing For Worst Ahead Of Right-To-Work Protests

Right-to-work demonstrators should expect to find a much greater police presence when they arrive at the Capitol steps in Lansing on Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012


GOP To Introduce Right-To-Work Bills With Snyder’s Support

It appears certain that so-called “right-to-work” legislation will be introduced in Michigan on Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

Protesters gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 6. (credit: WWJ/Jeff Gilbert).

Pro-Union Protesters Maced, Arrested At State Capitol

A throng of angry union activists massed on the sidewalk outside Rick Snyder’s office and in the Capitol following a news conference during which the governor voiced his support for so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2012

Downtown Detroit (Getty Images)

Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012




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