Russ McNamara is a reporter and host of All Things Considered for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news to the station’s loyal listeners. McNamara has been working in radio since he was 17 - and in news since 2012. He also worked as play-by-play announcer for Wayne State University basketball for seven years. Born in the Upper Peninsula, McNamara is a lifelong Michigander. He is a 2002 graduate of Central Michigan University’s Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Program.

McNamara has been honored by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television Digital News Association, and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for his work.

He is an amateur photographer, enjoys backpacking, bonfires and traveling with his wife, Sara.

Duggan Defends Facial Recognition Tech After Detroit Police Misidentify Black Man

Detroit police arrested a Black man from Farmington Hills for a crime he did not commit after investigators misidentified him using...

SCOTUS Rules DACA Program Will Continue In 5-4 Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the Trump administration cannot end a program that allows...

Shelby Township Police Chief Suspended For 30 Days, But Keeps Job, After Controversial Tweets

Shelby Township’s Board of Trustees has decided to keep its police chief after he used a pseudonym on Twitter to...

Gov. Whitmer Says Schools Will Re-Open, Encourages Mask-Wearing As Infection Rate Drops

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is praising the work of residents and health officials after the state’s COVID-19 infection rate has dropped to...

Supreme Court Guarantees LGBTQ Workplace Protections Under Civil Rights Act

In a case that has roots in Metro Detroit, the U.S. Supreme Court finds that people cannot be fired due to...

Little Caesars, Black Lives Matter and the Challenge of Corporate Messaging

With a huge social movement pushing for changes to policing and calling for an end to police brutality, it’s not...

Michigan Salons Can Reopen Statewide on June 15

Salons, barbershops and other personal care facilities will be allowed to reopen statewide on June 15th. “If the current trajectory continues,...

Protests Continue Peacefully With No Reported Arrests, No Curfew

Last night’s protest in Detroit had all the hallmarks of previous demonstrations — several hundred people. frustration and calls to action....

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist to Protestors: Stay Vigilant. Practice Social Distancing.

Following several days of peaceful protests against police brutality — and nights of clashes with police officers — Lieutenant Governor Garlin...

Detroit Police Release Protest Leader Tristan Taylor, Drop Riot Charges

Over 100 people were arrested in Tuesday night’s protests on Detroit’s East Side. One of those arrested was activist Tristan...

Journalists Covering Anti-Brutality Protests Face Threats from Police

During the ongoing protests against racial injustice and police brutality, there’s a trend emerging: Police are targeting journalist with arrests, rubber bullets, and...

In Times of Crisis, Get Free Mental Health Sessions from Wayne State

The novel coronavirus pandemic – and subsequent stay-at-home orders — have taught Michiganders how to interact in different ways. For many,...