Russ McNamara

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.

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According to a report from Pro Publica, Detroit Billionaire Dan Gilbert’s connection to the White House might have won his...

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US Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland died this week at the age of 68. For Democrats, he was a steady...

Homeward Bound: Greek Dogs Travel 5,000 Miles to Find Homes in the U.S.

Jennifer Cloherty Six months ago, Danos, a black and white English Setter, was the victim of a hit and run,...

Michigan Microbrewers Want to Sell Their Own Beer Statewide. Got a Problem With That?

Russ McNamara There’s a battle brewing when it comes to the state’s beer regulations — and it’s not a pint-sized...