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

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.

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.