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

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.

Ford Prepares to Trim White-Collar Workforce

Oct. 5, 2018

The Ford Motor Company has been bleeding cash in markets other than North America. The automaker is embarking on a restructuring plan that includes cutting both products and salaried employees.

It’s ‘Get Your Driver’s License Back’ Day in Michigan

Oct. 1, 2018

Michigan Secretary of State branches are ready for large crowds of people hoping to have a suspended driver’s license reinstated. State officials have forgiven millions of dollars’ worth of debt they say realistically would never be collected.

John Dingell Tweets He may be Released from Hospital This Week

Sept. 24, 2018

Former Michigan Congressman John DIngell, the longest-serving member in history, says he may go home soon after an apparent heart attack last week. He also said on Twitter that “rumors of my demise may have only been slightly exaggerated.”

Michigan Opera Theatre Founder Dies

Sept. 19, 2018

Opera artistic director David DiChiera has died in Detroit. Many say he led the rebirth of the city’s downtown by championing culture as a magnet to draw new development in the years following the 1967 riot in Detroit.