Jerome Vaughn

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Jerome Vaughn

News Director

Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. He joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown. Vaughn also runs the news internship program, providing opportunities for future public radio producers. He has served as a mentor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio project and is committed to training aspiring public radio journalists. 

Vaughn is a graduate of the University of Detroit High School. He has a BA from the University of Michigan and a MA from Wayne State University. He was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2018.

His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, when his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio. 

jvaughn@wdet.org Follow @jvdet

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