"There's no town like Motown," like Dororthy from the 'Wizard of Oz' I feel like I have been clicking my heels and trying to get to The Motor City for years - and now I am finally here!
I have been visiting friends and family in Metro Detroit for years and now I feel like I am home.I am Maurielle Lue, an Emmy Award-winning reporter, host on The Nine and morning anchor on the FOX 2 News Team.
I made my way to the "D" from WEWS, the ABC Affiliate, in Cleveland Ohio. While In Cleveland I had the chance to work on some truly unforgettable stories. I spent many days and nights reporting on the front lines of Imperial Avenue - the home of the so called, "Cleveland Strangler," a man convicted of killing almost a dozen women and hiding their bodies inside of his home.
I was also in the Cleveland when the unimaginable happened .... Yes, I'm talking about the departure of LeBron James. I reported for ESPN when the king took his talents to South Beach and stood by as Clevelanders burned their No. 23 jerseys and dragged them behind their cars. While at WEWS, I served as a General Assignment Reporter, Breaking News Reporter, Traffic Reporter and Morning Anchor.
If you ask me when I knew I wanted to be in this business, the answer would date all the back to elementary school. I remember watching the news with my family every night and thinking "That's going to be me someday!!" My parents signed me up for every oratorical contest at school and church as soon as I learned to talk.
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. My journalism career started long before I even graduated from high school. I got my first on-air gig at the age of 15, anchoring and reporting for "Brookwood Upclose," a syndicated series focusing on local events and issues impacting Atlanta's youth.At 16, I won my first international journalism award for a documentary I did on a local shelter for troubled youth.
I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
I graduated with Honors from Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. After college, it was off to the big leagues. My first real TV job took me to the hills of West Virginia, to NBC station WVVA. While in West Virginia, I did it all. I reported during the week, and anchored, produced and reported for my own newscast on the weekends.
I interviewed several notable icons, including Dr. Phil and Homer Hickam, former NASA engineer and inspiration for the 1999 film, "October Sky." I reported shoulder-to-shoulder among the nation's best during the Virginia Tech massacre, delivering live reports for MSNBC and local station WVVA.I know a lot of news is negative - that's just part of the business, but my true joy comes from bringing positive stories to the viewers.
I want to tell the stories that make people smile, laugh and maybe even forget about the rough times - even if it's just for a few minutes.
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After a week long vote in a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's, "Shave It" wins; and Derek gets his mustache removed on live TV.
True Martial Arts is hosting a FREE bullying prevention workshop on Tuesday October 22 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Address is 6363 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan ( In Orchard Mall) This workshop will talk about bullying, address ways to stop a bully, offer drills on how to protect yourself and much more.
A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over.
Deena, Maurielle and Alan surprise their bosses, on this National Boss's day.
Maurielle Lue and Chuck Bennett break down some of the best and worst looks from players in the NFL.
Fashions from Lane Bryant to raise breast cancer awareness
The temperatures are getting colder, so what can you do to make the outdoors a little warmer? Shores Fireplace and BBQ has some options.
The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter, a nonprofit that serves 138,000 individuals and their families struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, will welcome guest speaker, Tony Hawk, as its speaker and special guest at the 35th annual Chocolate Jubilee fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at MGM Grand Detroit (1777 Third Street, Detroit). Aimed at raising awareness, Tony Hawk began sharing his mother's battle with Alzheimer's several years ago. Hawk shared this poignant post on social media in 2016 after a visit with his mom: "She has Alzheimer's and today was the first time that she didn't recognize me during our entire visit. It's incredibly hard to watch someone you love lose their mental capacities and communication skills. She may not remember us, but we will continue to remember her the best we can." Hawk's appearance coincides with the launching of his brand consulting agency D/CAL to be based in downtown Detroit and California. "It's an honor to be invited to speak on behalf of loved ones affected by Alzheimer's at the Chocolate Jubilee" Hawk stated. "The daily struggles of caregivers can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to raise awareness and funding through events like these. Having the event in Detroit makes it extra special for our family." "Getting the involvement of a huge celebrity like Tony Hawk is a real game-changer for us" says Jennifer Lepard, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter. "We are so appreciative of the light he is shedding on this terrible disease, and the work we're doing to provide help and hope to families throughout the state of Michigan. This year's theme for the Chocolate Jubilee is "Jade Anniversary" in honor of its 35 years in the community. Live music by Nouveauté, dancing and extensive dessert tastings from restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers from the metro Detroit community. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 248-996-1050, visit www.alz.org/gmc or contact Maureen O'Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week five of the UAW strike against General Motors is about to start - and there is no end in sight.
The African Children's Choir stops by The Nine with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.