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 runs the news internship program, providing opportunities for future public radio producers. He has also served as a mentor for NPR's Next Generation Radio Project. Vaughn has won dozens of awards for his reporting. He was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2018.

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

Detroit Evening Report: Highland Park enters mediation talks with GLWA over $24 million water debt

Highland Park is entering mediation talks with the Great Lakes Water Authority to work out a plan to pay off...

Detroit Evening Report: Highland Park mayor declares state of emergency over $24 million debt

Highland Park Mayor Glenda McDonald has declared a state of emergency as the city faces a financial crisis. Listen and...

Detroit Evening Report: Dearborn businessman Nasser Beydoun announces US Senate campaign

Dearborn businessman Nassar Beydoun is joining the race for U.S. Senate as a Democrat. Listen and Subscribe to the Detroit...

Detroit Evening Report: Highland Park seeks Whitmer’s approval to file for bankruptcy over water debt

Highland Park city leaders are asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for approval to file for municipal bankruptcy. Listen and Subscribe to...

Detroit Evening Report: Automatic expungement of criminal convictions in Michigan begins today

The state of Michigan is beginning to implement its “clean slate” provisions today, as certain felony and misdemeanor convictions will...

Detroit Evening Report: Severe storms, possible tornado risk expected in Metro Detroit on Wednesday

Metro Detroiters should prepare for the possibility of another round of severe weather as the region is under an Enhanced...

Detroit Evening Report: City council approves incentives for $1.5B District Detroit development

Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to approve millions of dollars in tax breaks for the $1.5 billion District Detroit project....

Detroit Evening Report: DTE Energy customers sound off over power outages at town hall meeting

Metro Detroiters blamed recent power outages on lax oversight at a town hall meeting Monday night. Listen and Subscribe to...

Detroit Evening Report: Detroit casinos generated $105.5 million in revenue in February

The Michigan Gaming Control Board revealed that Detroit’s three casinos reported $105.5 million in revenue for the month of February....

Detroit Evening Report: Wayne State, Wayne County Community College allow for easier student transfers in new agreement

Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District have teamed up to help more transferring students receive a bachelor’s...

Detroit Evening Report: DTE Energy offering $35 bill credit to customers without power for at least 96 hours straight

DTE Energy says it will issue a $35 bill credit to every customer who has been without power for at...

Detroit Evening Report: Ice storm warning issued for parts of SE Michigan starting Wednesday

Detroiters are getting ready for the possibility of more ice on the roads this week. Listen and Subscribe to the...