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Program - 
Christy McDonald, MiWeek Anchor, Detroit Public Television
The Changing Role of Journalism in S.E. Michigan

June 9, 2017 

Christy McDonald is the anchor and moderator of MiWeek, a weekly news and political analysis show on WTVS - Detroit’s PBS.  She has appeared on CNN and the PBS NewsHour as a special correspondent reporting on Detroit’s financial crisis, Michigan politics, and 2016 Presidential election.  McDonald has moderated panels at the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Policy Conference, Mackinac Policy Conference, Great Lakes Conference and Michigan Political Science Association Conference.


As an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter, McDonald connected with Detroit viewers for 10 years on WXYZ-TV on the big stories, from 9/11 in New York to political corruption in the city of Detroit.  She has also received reporting honors from the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters for anchoring and breaking news coverage.


McDonald grew up in Troy and is a graduate of Troy High School. She is also a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a degree in Political Philosophy.   She is married to sports radio host Jamie Samuelsen of 97.1 The Ticket.  They have 3 busy children!

June 16, 2017

Program - 
Gus Mondalek, CEO of Snap Terminal 
Global Update on Terrorism* ​
* This program will be continued after lunch via a Discussion Group format to facilitate additional discussion and Q&A
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