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.

Detroit City Councilman Discusses His District and the Death of Policeman

Roy McCalister Jr. is relatively new to Detroit City Council having been elected in 2017 to represent District 2, but he’s been...

VA Hospitals Struggle to Address Suicide, Substance Abuse Amongst Veterans

In the US, today marks Veterans Day. It’s a day nations around the world celebrate the military service of men and...

Detroit City Councilman Focuses on Helping His District Despite Indictment

Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland was first elected to Detroit City Council in 2013 when he was 31 and re-elected...

State Rep. and Former Teacher Lori Stone On Education in Center Line

As 101.9 WDET focuses on Center Line as part of our "Crossing the Lines" series, we’re talking with people who...

Listen to Partner, the Polaris Prize-Nominated Windsor Rock Band

Partner seemingly came out of nowhere to get nominated for the prestigious Polaris Prize for their album ‘In Search of...

After the Battle, Veterans Take On Substance Abuse and Depression

Suicide rates are rising. Among the groups most at-risk are veterans. Tara Consolino is the Director of Suicide Prevention and...

Detroit City Council Member On Equity, Removing Blight and Transparency in Government

Council Member Raquel Castañeda-Lopez made Detroit history when she became the first Latina elected to the City Council. She represents...

Detroit Billionaire Dan Gilbert Used Ties to Trump to Avoid Taxes

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

Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Elijah Cummings: Mentor, Ally and ‘Squad Chairman’

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...