THE 24-HOUR WILS NEWS TEAM COVERS THE NEWS THAT AFFECTS YOUR POCKETBOOK AND QUALITY OF LIFE...ATTENDING IMPORTANT MEETINGS AND EVENTS START-TO-FINISH...NO ONE KEEPS YOU IN THE KNOW LIKE 1320 WILS.
Rich, a native of the Buckeye State, has been in radio for more than 15 years and joined WILS as News Director in June 2009. He came to the Capital City after spending more than 8 years as News Anchor/Reporter for Cumulus Media in Huntsville, Alabama, where he also did high school football play-by-play and other sports broadcasting duties. Rich's time before then was in Ohio, where he spent time at WWOW Radio in Conneaut before and after his 1999 graduation from Walsh University in North Canton. No stranger to snow, Rich grew up in Ashtabula (a.k.a. the "snow belt") just outside Cleveland. Rich resides in Holt with his wife, Darci.
Michael Cohen is a graduate of The University of Michigan and Specs Howard School of Broadcasting in Southfield, MI. Before beginning his career in radio he spent time in the computer technology field. Michael has been with MacDonald Broadcasting as a news anchor and reporter since 2008 and began hosting the one hour live "WILS Capitol City Recap" program from 6p-7p Monday-Friday in 2011. Michael and his wife reside in the Ann Arbor area.
A native of Portage, Scott has spent nearly two decades in radio in Michigan. He is a CMU grad and worked in Cadillac as a morning show host while covering high school sports for 1240 WATT. Scott spent several years working on the CMU Sports Network for both football and basketball. He came to MacDonald Broadcasting in 2003 and is currently the Operations Manager as well as fill-in news anchor. Scott is married with two children.
Ross got his start in radio while pursuing a journalism degree at Western Michigan University. Upon graduation, he attended Spec’s Howard School for Broadcast arts where he learned to fine-tune his radio skills. Ross’ first full-time, paying radio gig was in Big Rapids in the fall of 2005. From there he’s gone on to write and report news in the Mid-Michigan and Metro Detroit areas. During the course of his 10 year career in the business, Ross has written not only for radio but for a variety of newspapers as well. Ross is currently serving as a fill-in morning news anchor.
Caleb Gordon is a news reporter and producer for 1320 WILS. He began in radio in 2010 as an intern in the news department at WPHM in Port Huron and was later hired on as the producer of the award winning WPHM Morning Show. Caleb is a native of the Port Huron area and has an associates degree from St. Clair County Community College. He is currently enrolled at Michigan State University, is an Eagle Scout, and an active member of his community.
Rob, a Detroit native, began his broadcasting career more than 25 years ago. The Michigan State University Journalism graduate began his career at WCER in Charlotte, before stints at WFYC in Alma, WDBI in Tawas City, WRBJ in St. Johns and WILS in Lansing. He was also a minority partner and Director of News Operations for the Michigan News Network from 1981 to 1996. That was followed by a switch to television, as Capitol Bureau Chief for WLNS, Lansing’s CBS affiliate, from 1996 to 1998 before returning to network radio at the Michigan Radio Network. Rob’s also been a columnist for the Greater Lansing Business Monthly since 1995. He lives in East Lansing with his wife, Sheila, and their daughter, Charlotte.
Illinois native Dale George joined MRN as an overnight editor in 2002 after an internship at Illinois Radio Network’s capitol bureau in Springfield. Before his internship at IRN, Dale worked as a reporter at radio stations in Macomb, Ill., and Rock Island, Ill. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and earned a masters degree in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Lansing.