Hello, my friends! Thanks for watching FOX 2 News and thanks for stopping by.
I'm blessed to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. In the 24 years that I've worked for the station, I've traveled the country with Nelson Mandela, followed the Pope, and covered nearly every major political convention. But best of all, I get to work with some of the most talented reporters, photographers and producers in broadcasting.
Along the way, I picked up two Emmy Awards for reporting and four nominations for Best Anchor. Not bad for a young man who was on his way to becoming a lawyer when he got his first big break in television. I think I made the right choice.
Over the years, I've developed a deep and abiding faith in the people of metro Detroit. Time after time, I've seen us overcome enormous odds. No matter where we live or what we do, there is a sense of community that always seems to bring us together. There is nothing we cannot achieve ... no problem that we can't solve.
In addition to anchoring the 5 p.m., 6, 10 and the Edge at 11 p.m. I also host the popular talk show, "Let It Rip!" at 10:30 every Thursday night. Whenever you watch FOX 2, you'll see a wide range of stories and people. Some of them will make you cry; some of them will make you angry; some of them may even leave you laughing. But at the end of the newscast, I hope you feel that we've been working together for you, trying to solve problems, not just expose them.
We hope it's the information you need to lead a better life.
Brison Christian will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Saturday with his funeral at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens in Detroit.
"Detroit gave me a sense of resilience, a sense of persistence, pride - but not in the sin sense. But in terms of knowing what I came from, knowing my roots, knowing that if I keep at it, that I can realize my dream," she said.
FOX 2's Maurielle Lue spent a week in the hospital with COVID-19 and is now recounting her emotional journey from being home by herself to how viewers have shown her support through the fight of her life.
Travel on Burnette Street in Detroit is a struggle these days as a water main break that spilled water onto the road completely froze the pavement. One woman's car was literally stuck to the ground.
"Every once in a while he'd call (and say) 'Pete you gotta get me out of here,'" Karmanos said. "(I'd say) 'Kwame I don't know what I'm going to do.'"
The coronavirus is not a hoax, this is real. And It's not the flu. It's 3 times more contagious and ten times more deadly.