I have always loved radio. This goes back to my childhood when a neighbor had a talk show on a Detroit station. I would go down to the station with him, watch and listen to him, and think "I want to do that one day!" I started out with a radio class in high school, interned at the neighbor's station, and then continued in college. Unfortunately, like most new college graduates, I had bills to pay, so I took a job in sales instead of following my passion. After a few sales jobs over a ten year period, including an Internet start-up that didn't work out, I took time to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and would make me happy while doing it. This led me back to radio. I went to Specs Howard to get reacquainted with the industry and while there, did yet another internship at WWJ 950AM. From there I got my first break reporting the news for a group of radio stations in Big Rapids, Michigan. My claim to fame while there? I was standing next to United States Senator Carl Levin who was in town speaking when two college students ran up and threw a pie into his face. I had gotten the audio too! No one else there had pictures or video. Fox News, ABC and others called and asked for it. After about 15 months there, I wanted to come back to this side of the state where my family and friends are, and take on a new challenge. In September 2011, I was hired in as the News Director here at WFNT 1470. I am happy to be here, look forward to working in the Flint community, and helping to make WFNT the media presence I know it can be!
I-69 Ramp Closures in Flint Scheduled for Tonight
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Crime Stoppers Asking for Public Help in Identifying Vehicle in ATM Robbery
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AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Drop Nine Cents
AAA Michigan reports that the statewide average daily gas price has dropped nine cents in the past week. Michigan's current statewide average is about $2.24 per gallon.
Flint Police Expected to Add 15 New Officers by Fall
According to Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson, the department expects to add 15 more police officers by the fall.
Trash Pickup Resumes in City of Flint
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AAA Michigan: Statewide Gas Prices Slide Seven Cents
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Says No Trash Collection Until Further Notice
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Schuette to Announce More Criminal Charges in Flint Water Investigation
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver Addresses DNC [Video]
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