Tony Ortiz started at WXYT in 1986 working as an intern from Specs Howard School of Broadcasting. After landing a position with the station, the Detroit native and Cooley High graduate, worked as a producer for Spartan basketball and football. Ortiz moved to WWJ Newsradio 950 in 1991 and went on to produce Detroit Lions football. Three years later Ortiz left Detroit to pursue work in Houston at KTRH. As a reporter and talk show host Ortiz covered everything from college football to gymnastics, including 2 NBA championship runs with the Houston Rockets. In 1999 Ortiz left KTRH to join Houston’s all sports station KILT.
Ortiz returned home to Detroit in 2001 and re-joined WWJ/WXYT. He is currently the morning drive sports anchor for WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Lions Beat Reporter and Sideline Reporter on 97.1 FM The Ticket.
According to various reports, Lions’ second round pick Darius Slay underwent arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees last Friday.
A published report says Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander will be the choice of AL Manager Ron Washington to get the start for the AL in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Kansas City.
Yes, this isn’t the usual football column from me
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This is a solid first step for Fairley, to acknowledge that what he did was wrong and to step up and take responsibility for what happened in Alabama over Memorial Day weekend.
This is a tough time of the year for reporters who cover NFL teams.
By: Tony Ortiz It should be a very interesting first week of off-season workouts for the Lions, as the players will assemble in Allen Park, beginning on Monday. Among the issues that will be discussed [...]
In fact, the first question that should be asked of Leshoure, Fairley and Culbreath is this: is marijuana worth losing a way of life that so few men are able to enjoy?
Here’s a look at some of the Lions roster concerns going into the start of free agency in the NFL.
With the NFL season winding down, it’s time to look at which Lions players will become free agents in the off-season.