Ron Savage was more than a journalist; he was a relentless volunteer and advocate for many causes.
Thompson hosted “Redline with Bankole Thompson” on WDET for a year, shedding light on poverty, racial disparities and problems plaguing Detroit’s schools.
The former Detroit News editor gained a loyal following of reporters and editors who would do anything for him — because he did everything for us.
“I pledge $1,000 to my brothers and sisters who look out for my brothers and sisters,” LeDuff said before being soaked with a firehose.
WDIV reporter Hank Winchester’s suggestion on MSNBC that some Detroiters are delinquent on their water bills because they’d “rather spend money on cable” has drawn some angry responses.
Maureen Taylor pulled no punches, saying the WDIV reporter “doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.”
WXYZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday after he was seriously injured in a fireworks accident.
If there’s any journalist in Detroit with access to dead politicians, it’s Charlie LeDuff.
Sources: Before threatening to kill ex-wife of state official, Detroit News reporter was headed to WXYZ-TV Channel 7
Fleming’s coverage of city hall and its budget crisis often landed on the front page, and he built a respectable following.