Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Mar 17, 2007




Detroit Free Press:

Hank Winchester lies awake at night, thinking about the eerie conversations he had with Stephen Grant. "I think, 'Why did he try to lure me into his garage?' " said Winchester, a reporter with WDIV-TV Local 4. Grant has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Tara Lynn Grant. A few hours before police discovered Tara Grant's remains, Winchester was on his way to interview Stephen Grant. In Grant's garage. On Grant's request. Where police found the torso March 2... Conversations with Grant haunt one Local 4 reporter (Sat, 3/17)

Several media outlets were trying to land interviews with Stephen Grant, just hours before police found a torso in his garage on March 2 and Grant went on the run. Hank Winchester, from WDIV-TV, was on his way to interview Grant when police searched his home. On the same day, people at WJBK-TV thought they were about to get an exclusive interview with Grant. Doug McKenzie, a night assignment editor at FOX 2, started talking to Stephen Grant in late February, hoping to land an exclusive interview... In-depth Grant TV interview was in the works (Sat, 3/17)

Two nuggets of special programming coming from WDIV-TV (Local 4) this weekend: Saturday, at 7 p.m. “S.O.S. For Michigan,” hosted by Devin Scillian, presents local business owners with their visions for the future, and what they’re doing right now to make jobs and make a difference ... Then The Friendship Circle, a West Bloomfield based non-profit organization with 60 international chapters, will be the focus of the ongoing “NBC Nightly News” profile “People Making a Difference”, with correspondent Kevin Corke, on Sunday, at 6:30 pm. WDIV will also be airing a feature about the organization as part of Paula Tutman’s continuing series on Autism... Local 4's weekend nuggets (Fri, 3/16)







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