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

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.

John Dingell Being Treated for Apparent Heart Attack

Sept. 17, 2018

Ex-U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member in the history of Congress, suffered what family members say may have been a small heart attack. He officially left Congress in 2015 after almost 60 years representing Michigan.

Detroit Offers Plan to Filter Tainted Public School Water

Sept. 12, 2018

Detroit public school officials want to place water hydration stations in each of the district’s 106 buildings to provide a safe drinking source for students. Officials shut off the drinking water after some buildings showed high levels of lead or copper.

Detroit Fights Lead, Copper in Public School Water

Sept. 5, 2018

Detroit public school officials are shutting off drinking water at all 106 district buildings after finding elevated levels of lead and copper. Cause yet to be determined. Water coolers are now in all school buildings.

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.