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.
It was just guys being dudes when FOX 2's Ryan Ermanni joined Steve Morand inside his makeshift museum that is stacked high with old wrestling belts, costumes, signed photographs, and arcade games.
Think Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario can hit a home run on Opening Day? The crew of FOX 2 Detroit's The Nine think he can. But does Candelario? “Ooooh,” he replies, shaking his head with a smile.
"I want people to understand that Black history is everybody's history," said Dr. Sabrina Jackson. "So that we can all celebrate, we can all have gratitude, we can all use empathy. And lastly, we can still have hope for all people in this diaspora as we have seen benefits from African-American culture."
"We take kids from consortiums and 501 that do not have these types of programs in their facility and we provide them with training in either the automotive body, automotive technician, automotive design - which is clay modeling and drawing - as well as welding and machining," said Paul Tregembo, program director.
"Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflection” is on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts through June.
Before leaving the Lions and Detroit, Matthew and Kelly Stafford made a donation that will help students in the city for years to come.
"Overall the travel industry is very optimistic for people to be planning for spring break and summer plans - and even beyond," she said. “This is a year you are really going to have to look at booking early. There is a lot of demand for cruises to lodging, and luxury hotels.”
Webber's facility will have a comprehensive training program and operations to provide jobs and opportunities for under-represented members of the community.
Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids was started by Maggie Varney in 2003 based in St. Clair Shores. It's mission is to provide wigs and support to kids ranging in age from 3 years old to 18 who experience hair loss.
Kirk Gibson talks about his outlook on life as he fights Parkinson's while helping and supporting others.