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

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.

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.