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

Spiders, Spiders, Everywhere?

Aug. 24, 2018

Do you find webs on the front steps, webs on a boathouse, webs covering a garage? Is it an invasion of spiders? An expert says no, it’s just August.

Nassar Loses Bid to Change Sentence

Aug. 23, 2018

A U.S. court has rejected ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar’s appeal of a 60-year sentence for possessing child porn. Defense argued the sentence was inflated because the former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor admitted to molesting females under his care.

Are Midwest Voters Choosing ‘Safe’ Candidates?

Aug. 22, 2018

Many experts say 2018 will be a “change” election with a slew of new, outside-the-box candidates. But one political observer says voters in the Midwest are leaning towards traditional politicians. The reasons why could help dictate the 2020 presidential race.

Detroit’s Love Affair With Aretha

Aug. 17, 2018

The life of the legendary Queen of Soul is being remembered by many in her adopted hometown of Detroit. For some Franklin embodied female empowerment.

Race to Replace Conyers Comes Down to the Wire

Aug. 7, 2018

For the first time in a half-century Detroit Democrats face a primary ballot without civil rights icon John Conyers. He resigned from the U.S. House amid sex abuse allegations. And the candidate floodgates have opened to replace him, with no holds barred.