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.
Chef Bobby’s Immune boosting and soothing herbal tea: Start with 2 quarts of cold water in your tea kettle. One thumb size piece of fresh ginger root 1/8 of a teaspoon of ground turmeric Half a teaspoon of ground fennel Three pieces of starAnnise about the size of a quarter Two cinnamon sticks The juice of 1/2 lemon Your favorite green tea preferably a plain tea So Michigan rock honey to taste And a micro plane/box grater to grade the zest of a lemon for garnish Fresh sprigs of Rosemary and Time are also recommended to stir and garnish your tea. It establishes a harmonious aromatic sent that is very calming and soothing
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Fahrenheit 313, Detroit's hottest sneaker exchange, plans to open its doors to the public with a 313 Day grand opening and rebrand celebration at their storefront (20114 Livernois Avenue) on Friday, March 13th starting at 12 pm.
Its pothole season. If you hit one, how do you know if your vehicle needs a repair? Mat Kostrzewa, Certified Service Technician from Bowman Chevrolet in Clarkston tells us what to look for.
The Ridgedale Players Theater is putting on the musical 'The Children of Eden' this month. Theater group president Gregory Martini and director Lindsey Brenz join us on The Nine, along with performer Alexa Carollo. For ticket information visit ridgedaleplayers.com.