Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press who won the Pulitzer Prize last year for commentary, will helm 101.9 WDET-FM's flagship program "Detroit Today," the station announced this week. From Crain's Detroit Business:
“I’m really excited to join WDET as host of Detroit Today,” Henderson said in a statement. “I've been a listener since I was a kid, and that listening will be key to bringing my brand of civil discourse and inquiry to the air with listeners all over the metro area and the state.”
The station has been searching for a permanent morning show host since Craig Fahle left his eponymously titled show on WDET after seven years in July to become director of public affairs and senior adviser for the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
Henderson wears many hats around town, also partaking in weekly TV shows on Detroit Public Television.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Henderson to the WDET team as host of Detroit Today,” said WDET General Manager Michelle Srbinovich, in a statement. “A Detroit native and resident, Stephen is a trusted voice and a fantastic listener who recognizes the value in informing, engaging and connecting Detroiters around the issues that matter most to our community.”
The hour-long "Detroit Today" program airs from 9-10 a.m. Monday-Friday.
Henderson previously worked as a reporter at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, the Chicago Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun, according to Wayne State. He covered the U.S. Supreme Court for four years at the Knight Ridder newspaper's Washington Bureau.