Christy McDonald, Anchor
Christy McDonald is the anchor/moderator and managing editor of MiWeek. She also anchors special coverage for WTVS including documentaries, One Detroit events and the Mackinac Policy Conference. McDonald has appeared on the PBS NewsHour and CNN reporting on Detroit’s financial crisis, Michigan politics and the 2016 Presidential Election. She has also appeared on WDET public radio as a guest host and panelist. A sought after moderator, McDonald has led lively discussions at the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Policy Conference, Mackinac Policy Conference, Great Lakes Conference and Michigan Political Science Association Conference.
McDonald is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter. She 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 received reporting honors from the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters for anchoring and breaking news coverage. McDonald also has guest lectured at Michigan State, U of M Dearborn and Wayne State University.
McDonald grew up in Troy and is a graduate of Troy High School. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a degree in Political Philosophy. Contact Christy at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @ChristyTV.
Nolan Finley, Contributor
Nolan Finley is Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News, a position he’s held since May 1, 2000. He directs the expression of the newspaper’s editorial position on various national and local issues, and also writes a column in the Thursday and Sunday newspapers. Prior to that, Finley was the newspaper’s Deputy Managing Editor, directing the newsroom. Previously, he served as Business Editor, and in various editing positions on the city, state and metro desks. He was also a reporter, covering Detroit City Hall during the Coleman Young administration.
Finley has been with the newspaper since 1976, starting as a copy boy in the newsroom while a student at Wayne State University. Nolan also co-hosts the “MiWeek” show on Detroit Public Television and often appears on Flashpoint on WDIV. He is a graduate of both Schoolcraft College in Livonia and Wayne State, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. In 2012, Nolan was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
In September of 2017 Nolan joined the 910AM Superstation to host the weekly 7am news radio program.
He is a native of Cumberland County, Ky. Follow Nolan on Twitter: @NolanFinleyDN.
Stephen Henderson, Contributor
Stephen Henderson is the current host of American Black Journal, WDET’s Detroit Today and former Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial page editor of The Detroit Free Press. A Detroit native, Henderson is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He has worked previously as a reporter, editorial writer and editor at the Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and the Knight Ridder Washington bureau, where he covered the Supreme Court from 2003-2007. Henderson’s work has been honored with more than a dozen national awards, including for work that is published in the book, “Best Newspaper Writing 2001.” Henderson connects to readers and viewers with perspective and passionate opinion. Follow him on Twitter: @SHDetroit.