Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

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The word "literary" doesn't usually come to mind when thinking about U.S. presidents. But the nation's 26th president most definitely was a "literary man." So argue Western Michigan University professors Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin in their new book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life (University Press of New England, 2018).


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What came first at the dawn of human civilization: bread or beer? Patrick McGovern is betting on beer. The archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia studies the deep history of fermented alcoholic beverages, and has helped recreate several of them. McGovern speaks about his adventures in "paleo-brewing" at Western Michigan University on Thursday, April 12.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The trial for accused Kalamazoo mass-shooter Jason Dalton faces another delay. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the Michigan Supreme Court has sent the case back to the state Court of Appeals.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A new fund has been created to help victims of severe flooding in the Kalamazoo area in February.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo City officials say they want to remove a controversial fountain from Bronson Park. That’s a victory for activists who say the “Fountain of the Pioneers” depicts Native-Americans in a way that’s racist and demeaning. Kalamazoo City commissioners will consider the recommendation on Monday, March 5.


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