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Quinn Klinefelter


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.  

Recent Posts

Detroit Proposes New Fund to Help Rents Remain Affordable

March 13, 2018

Rents in Detroit are soaring at some buildings bought by new developers, driving away some residents who simply can’t afford the skyrocketing prices. But city officials are proposing a new fund they say will help keep rents affordable.

Auto Parts Suppliers Fear Trump Tariffs may Crush Jobs

March 9, 2018

A trade group for auto parts suppliers says President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum will raise cost of materials, especially some only made outside U.S., may drive some companies out of business, force job cuts and cause price hikes for consumers.

A Weighty Report: Kids are Growing More Obese

Feb. 28, 2018

New federal data shows children, especially those between 2 and 5 years old, are becoming increasingly obese. Previous data showed trend in other direction. Obesity could lead to dire health problems, overtax hospital systems.

Detroit Clerk Orders Second Look at Poll Workers

Feb. 27, 2018

Detroit’s City Clerk wants 3,000 poll workers to be re-evaluated prior to the elections scheduled for this year, to see if they require specialized training. Detroit has been criticized for human errors that led to problems at the polls.

CuriosID: Could Electric Cars Increase Pollution?

Feb. 26, 2018

As part of WDET’s series CuriosID, a listener wonders if driving an electric car could actually create more pollution, since it would force power plants to generate more electricity to charge it, thereby generating more smog.