I describe myself as just a regular guy from the neighborhood who happens to have a really cool job. I began at FOX 2 as an intern in May, 1999 working in the sports department. Sports has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. When I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, working in sports television was something I always wanted to do but never really thought it was going to be a reality. I went to the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Economics figuring I had to be “realistic” about what I was going to do when I grew up. During my time at Michigan I realized that I couldn’t do anything for a living that I didn’t enjoy. I got an internship at Fox 2 and the rest is history.
Without ever taking one broadcasting or journalism class, I learned everything I could that summer and upon graduation, I landed my first job at 9 and 10 News in Cadillac, Mich. After one year in Cadillac, my next move was at the Fox station in Toledo, Ohio. Then in 2003, I was hired full time to work in the sports department at FOX 2 and have been here ever since. During my time here, I’ve covered a World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup championship, NBA Finals, Final Four, Ryder Cup and just about every major sporting event this country has to offer.
While working in the sports department, I had been given the opportunity to do several different non-sports related assignments (i.e. work in the news department). I particularly found the morning show to be something that I always just had fun with. Lots of smiles and laughs, it was a forum that was for the most part, so fitting for me (all I really want to do in life is to laugh and have a good time).
In May, 2016 I made the move to morning news!!! Initially as a feature reporter and then quickly finding a home as co-host of “The Nine.” A signature late morning talk show in Detroit that is informative, insightful and most of all, entertaining. I feel so fortunate to be able to be in your homes every morning!
Admittedly, I am not a traditional news man. I like to show personality and react to stories as I would if I was home watching. We joke around on the show that I am “a man of the people.” But it’s true, I really do consider myself one of you! What you see is what you get with me. If you see me out and about please come say hello.
The 2021 concert series returns to DTE Energy Music Theatre Sunday, July 25th with Chicago. Get your tickets and more information at: www.313presents.com
An indoor skydiving park is coming to Metro Detroit this weekend. iFly in Novi will host its grand opening July 24.
Indoor skydiving is coming to Detroit Saturday July 24th. Josh Landon gets a better understanding of this new addition to the Novi area, and what fun it may mean for Michiganders and the world.
For ticket information head to: ticketmaster.com. Matt Fraser will be at the MotorCity Casino Soundboard, August 15th.
Detroit-based saxophonist, Dave McMurray is releasing a new album called "Grateful Deadication." The album has new takes on the Grateful Dead songbook, and comes out on July 16th , 2021. Dave is also playing a record release show at El Club in Detroit on July 18, 2021.
CNS Healthcare hosts Suicide Prevention Event CNS Healthcare is sponsoring a summer virtual conversation series to help and encourage families to learn to talk, listen, and prevent suicide. "Let's Watch Together" uses movies as a tool to bond, spark difficult but necessary conversations and to promote open dialogue among families for the purpose of identifying and addressing mental health needs. CNS is offering a list of suggested (but not endorsed) movie selections and free movie gift bags that include a movie gift certificate, support materials, and discussion guide. The goal is to encourage families to watch some of these movies in order to expand current thoughts and opinions on mental illness and mental health. Participating is as simple as 1, 2, 3: Step one: Pick up your free movie bags (see attached jpg) for your family. These bags include a discussion guide, self-care master plan booklet, movie treats, and a gift card to allow you to rent one of the movies on Amazon. FREE Movie Bags to the first 300 families. Pick up a bag drive-through style on June 30 11am-2pm or July 13 11am-2pm at 20303 Kelly Road, Detroit OR 24230 Karim BLVD, Novi OR 279 Summit Drive, Waterford. If you cannot make those dates, stop by at one of the above offices anytime between June 30-July 20 and see our front desk staff for your free bag. Step two: Watch the selected movie(s)* with the provided conversation guide. The featured movies to spark conversations include Inside Out, Perks of Being a Wallflower, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Silver Linings Playbook, and A Beautiful Mind. *CNS Healthcare does not endorse or hold responsibility for the content of the suggested movies. Step three: Attend one (or all) of our virtual conversations featuring local mental health experts. These concise virtual events will provide viewers valuable mental health, crisis, and suicide prevention information. Viewers will also be able to ask live questions to the panel of local health professionals. Sessions include July 21, 7pm-8pm: Families with children; July 28, 7pm-8pm: Families with teens; August 4, 7pm-8pm: Adults. Register at https://www.cnshealthcare.org/news-and-calendar/ For more information about the event or suicide prevention efforts at CNS Healthcare please contact email@example.com or call 248-409-4112. ###
The event will support Michigan Wounded and Returning Warrior Program.
The Keys 2 Life Summer Camp is an intensive virtual 4-week camp that serves as an expansion of The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Mentoring through Music prevention and life skills after-school curriculum. Keys 2 Life, established in 2010, is a music-based program that teaches prevention of and abstention from negative experiences such as substance abuse, pre-marital sex, and teen pregnancy by targeting middle and high school-age students with a strong interest in the arts and music industry.
Local actor Javon Anderson shares his experiences on the set of the new movie "No Sudden Move."