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: U-M report says Detroit economy likely to grow

The University of Michigan says Detroit’s economy will continue growing at a steady pace — even if there is a...

Detroit Evening Report: Michigan’s Black lawmakers plan to reintroduce police reform bills after Tyre Nichols’ death

In the wake of the killing of Tyre Nichols by police officers in Memphis, Michigan lawmakers are once again looking...

Winter storm warning issued for Wayne, Monroe, Lenawee counties; 4-8 inches of snow expected Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Wednesday. Listen and Subscribe to the Detroit Evening Report...

Detroit Evening Report: Suspect arrested, charged with murder in shooting of Detroit mother outside store

A suspect has been arrested in the west side murder of a Detroit respiratory therapist. Listen and Subscribe to the...

Detroit Evening Report: Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bernstein apologizes to Justice Harris Bolden over clerk hiring criticism

A Michigan Supreme Court justice has apologized to a fellow justice for criticizing her hiring of an ex-convict to serve...

Detroit Evening Report: Detroit’s nearly 70-year streak of Black representation in Congress is about to end

Shri Thanedar is set to begin his new job this week once he's sworn in as the Congressman for Michigan’s...

Detroit Evening Report: Bengali woman launched Zafreen’s Kitchen after losing job during COVID-19 pandemic

This week on the Detroit Evening Report, we’re sharing stories we’ve covered in 2022 that show how special the people...

Detroit Evening Report: Dangerously low temperatures, high winds, snow impact Detroit

Detroiters are dealing with extreme winter weather now through Saturday morning. Listen and Subscribe to the Detroit Evening Report NPR...

Detroit Evening Report: Major winter storm arriving ahead of Christmas weekend

Detroiters are preparing for a late week winter storm ahead of the Christmas holiday. Listen and Subscribe to the Detroit...

Detroit Evening Report: Detroit casinos continued to see revenues decline in November

Detroit’s casinos brought in just under $102 million in revenue last month, slightly down from October, continuing a five-month decline....

Detroit Evening Report: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan secures emergency contracts to continue paratransit services

Detroit Mayor Duggan has approved emergency contracts with four paratransit providers to ensure operations continue after Detroit City Council rejected...

Detroit Evening Report: State of Michigan fines Stellantis for air pollution caused by Detroit Jeep plant

The State of Michigan has finalized a plan to have Stellantis address air quality on Detroit’s east side. Listen and...