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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

Feds: New Soo Lock Necessary for Nation’s Economy, Security

July 2, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says there needs to be a new Soo Lock built in Michigan to handle large ships. Only one such lock exists currently. If it fails the Army says it could cripple deliveries of steel and threaten the nation’s economy and security.

HUD Secretary says Low Income Rent Increase may Not be Needed

June 7, 2018

HUD Secretary Ben Carson says a plan to raise rents about 20 percent for those in government-assisted housing could be scrapped, saying Congress seems ready to offer enough funding to make it unnecessary. Plan was touted as a way to push people to seek jobs.

Home Teams Struggle at Detroit Grand Prix

June 4, 2018

Detroit-based Team Penske and Chevrolet hoped for a good showing in the Indycar races at the Grand Prix on Belle Isle. But it was Honda that made the biggest splash.

Wayne State Offers to Forgive Debt of Former Students

May 30, 2018

Wayne State University says it will erase up to $1,500 of student debt for those who left the university without earning a degree. But those former students must return to the school and successfully complete several semesters to qualify.

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.