Quinn Klinefelter

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Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee,” says Quinn Klinefelter. “That’s how I start the day.” Quinn joined WDET in 1998 after working with the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio where he produced and hosted news and current events shows. He has been on top of the news for nearly a decade and honored for it by the Wisconsin Broadcasting Association and the Robert F. Hyland/CBS Radio Award for feature reporting for nearly a decade. Klinefelter was literally on top of the news in 1996 when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole and stepped on his feet during the Dole/Kemp run for the Presidency.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

Recent Posts

Barriers, Stereotypes Block Transit Options in Metro Detroit

May 22, 2018

Some Metro Detroit officials want a second go at creating a regional transit system. Experts say the plan faces longstanding roadblocks: A lack of transit options, antipathy towards “outsiders” and the stigma that only the poor take buses near the Motor City.

Avengers ‘Anti-Hero’ Thanos Born in Detroit

May 11, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is already one of the most lucrative movies in film history. And the Detroit native who as a student in the Motor City created the film’s major figure says Thanos is not really a villain, but the hero of his own story.

Search Underway for Remains of Missing Michigan Girls

May 8, 2018

Police in Michigan’s Macomb County are searching a field for the remains of as many as a half-dozen girls who have been missing. A decade ago a convicted killer led them to a body he said he’d buried there.

Mixed Reaction Awaits Trump in Return to Macomb County

April 28, 2018

President Trump holds a campaign rally in Macomb County, the area that flipped Michigan from blue to red and put him in the White House. But some in the county say they regret their vote after more than a year of scandals and stagnant personal finances.