Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov. 11, 2009




Michigan Radio expands Detroit coverage

At a time when many news outlets are cutting back on the size of their news departments, Michigan Radio has hired a second reporter to help expand its coverage of Detroit and southeastern Michigan. The station has announced the hiring of Sarah Cwiek as its new Detroit reporter. Sarah, along with current Detroit reporter Sarah Hulett, will help Michigan Radio expand its coverage of the city's economy, politics, culture, and other relevant issues.

Cwiek is already well-versed in covering the Detroit beat. Before her arrival at Michigan Radio, Sarah worked at WDET-FM as a reporter and producer. During this time, as well as being WDET's local host for Weekend Edition, she contributed spot news and feature stories to NPR for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day. Sarah also provided news coverage and analysis during local segments of All Things Considered and WDET's Detroit Today--experience which will serve her well as one of Michigan Radio's Detroit reporters.

"The political and economic changes that are taking place in Detroit will affect the whole state," said News Director Vincent Duffy . "Adding Sarah Cwiek to our news team at a time when other media outlets are closing or reducing their coverage demonstrates our commitment to telling the important stories in our state."

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kalamazoo College and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan.



Detroit Free Press:

The Parade Co. announced today that Art Van Elslander, the Art Van Furniture store founder and chairman, and WJR-AM (760)'s Paul W. Smith will be the co-grand marshals of the 83rd America's Thanksgiving Day Parade. One is known for his furniture, the other for his well-known voice, and both are local icons with a long history of supporting Detroit... Art Van Elslander, Paul W. Smith share grand marshal honor for Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit (Wed, 11/11)



Detroit News:

The Zelig of Detroit politics, Jonathan Kinloch, may have lost with voters this week in his bid to become a $50-a-meeting charter commissioner, but he's landed a gig as a radio chatterbox. Kinloch, a music producer, former school board member and current library commissioner, adds yet another title to his resume Nov. 16 when he begins his weekday stint from 9-10 p.m. behind the mic at WDTK 1400-AM for the eponymous "Jonathan Kinloch Show." There's an intriguing symmetry to the announcement, since one of the charter candidates that bested Kinloch -- Reggie Reg Davis -- left the radio airwaves to pursue the commmission. Kinloch should make for interesting listening... Kinloch lands radio gig (Fri, 11/6)







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