Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC. Klinefelter joined WDET in 1998 after earning a M.A. from the nation's top-ranked journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a sports correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and as a talk show host, anchor and reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.

He has won over 50 awards for his work from groups including CBS Radio, the Associated Press, the Wisconsin and Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. He has covered government and politics for WDET, including interviewing numerous presidential candidates, Michigan governors and every Detroit mayor elected in the 21st century. He also regularly reports on sports and entertainment, including covering 20 editions of the Indianapolis 500.

He was literally on top of the news when he finished an interview with then-Senator Bob Dole by stepping on his shoes.

Highland Park facing financial crisis, bankruptcy possible option

The city of Highland Park is teetering on the edge of a massive financial crisis. Local officials say the city...

Brother of Michigan man detained in Russia reacts to Wall Street Journal reporter’s arrest

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is calling on Russia to immediately release Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and...

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee unhappy over White House EV trade agreement with Japan without Congress approval

Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee is unhappy with a recent automotive trade deal signed between the U.S. and Japan, saying it...

Canada pledges $300 million investment to help clean up the Great Lakes

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vows to spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade to help clean...

Debbie Dingell wants to re-open public comment on Romulus waste site license renewal

Several Metro Detroit members of Congress, including Rep. Debbie Dingell, want state regulators to re-open public comment about renewing the...

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s polarizing legacy lingers 10 years after conviction

Detroit is marking the 10th anniversary of one of the most difficult periods in the city’s political history. On March...

CuriosiD: Why are there so many Coney Islands in Detroit?

WDET’s CuriosiD series answers your questions about everything Detroit. Subscribe to CuriosiD on ApplePodcasts, Spotify, NPR.org or wherever you get your podcasts.   In...

Over 700K without power in Michigan after ‘historic’ ice storm (Updated)

Update 2/25/23: According to DTE Energy's outage center, roughly 290,000 customers remain without power. Original story below. Hundreds of thousands...

City of Flint continues boil advisory after water main repair

The entire city of Flint, Mich. remains under a boil water advisory, with officials advising residents that they should continue...

Mayor Duggan seeks Detroit City Council approval to spend $156M budget surplus

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan wants Detroit City Council to amend the current fiscal budget to allow his administration to use...

Judge to decide if Oxford school district employees can be sued in shooting civil case

An Oakland County Circuit Court judge is deciding whether Oxford School district employees can be sued over how they handled...

Whitmer grants pardon to Michigan human trafficking victim

Shortly before Christmas, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued several pardons. Whitmer granted one of the pardons to a Michigan woman...