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.

Tax rebate checks coming to 700K Michigan households early next year

About 700,000 families in Michigan can expect tax rebate checks from the state averaging approximately $550 starting on Feb. 13,...

UAW leader Shawn Fain joins calls for ceasefire in Gaza

With the conflict between Israel and Hamas now in its second month, the calls for a ceasefire are growing louder....

CDC director urges Michiganders to get vaccinated amid rising COVID, RSV cases

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was in Detroit on Thursday to urge people to get...

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The tunnel for the controversial Line 5 oil pipeline was approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission on Friday. Despite...

UAW targeting 13 non-union automakers in latest organization efforts

Fresh off the contract ratification with Detroit’s Big Three automakers, the United Auto Workers union is taking aim at organizing...

Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly march along Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Workers ratify contracts at 2 of 3 Detroit casinos; MGM Grand strike continues

The strike is over for 2,100 workers at two of Detroit’s three casinos after ratifying tentative labor agreements over the...

Tensions rise during Senate hearing with union leaders as UAW voting continues

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain and other labor leaders were invited to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and...

CuriosiD: What’s with all the white tile burger joints in metro Detroit?

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