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

Trump Hits Brakes on Foreign Auto Tariffs

Nov. 16, 2018

President Trump is reportedly pushing for tariffs on foreign auto imports, ostensibly to help save U.S. jobs and as leverage in trade negotiations. But the idea that the tariffs are necessary to safeguard national security seems to be running out of gas.

Trump Nominates Michigan Native to Replace Kavanaugh

Nov. 14, 2018

President Trump is nominating regulations-cutter Neomi Rao, an Indian American from Metro Detroit, to fill Brett Kavanaugh’s vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s the nation’s second-most powerful court and often judges regulatory disputes.

Credit Agency Says Detroit Development Must Expand Beyond Downtown

Nov. 12, 2018

Detroit’s ready to issue bonds that are not backed by the state of Michigan. Moody’s Investors Service reports the city should be able to handle that. But Moody’s says Detroit’s future rests on economic development reaching the city’s neighborhoods.

Running for a National Party that No Longer Exists

Nov. 5, 2018

The U.S. Natural Law Party dissolved long ago. But some state chapters hung on. This year Natural Law candidates for U.S. Senate and Governor are only running in Michigan. That ballot access, they say, keeps major parties from having a chokehold on democracy.