I joined the WJBK Fox 2 news team as a reporter in March of 1984. (Click here to watch a special tribute to Al's 25th Anniversary at FOX 2)
My broadcasting career began at KOKY radio in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1969 as news director. Following that two-year stint, I moved back to Detroit, working as reporter and news director at WCXI-AM and WGPR-FM. then at WJLB-FM as news and public affairs director.
As a broadcast journalist, I have won numerous awards. In 1978, "The Otto Wendell Story" was recognized with two United Press International and two Associated Press first-place awards. In 1980, "Merry-Go-Round of Denial: The Black Alcoholic" won awards from United Press International, the Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists. In 1981, "Crime by Color, Black on Black" received an Associated Press award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists. And in 1991, "Motown: Where Did Our Love Go?" received an Associated Press award and was nominated for an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
I believe that education continues to be the foundation of success. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and an associate's degree in business administration from the Detroit College of Business.