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

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Residents had a first look at how the city of Kalamazoo plans to allocate $10 million in annual funding from local philanthropists. It's complicated. During a Monday work session, the City Commission explained how priority-based budgeting, Imagine Kalamazoo 2025, and commissioners' own preferences intersect to select programs designed to improve the city." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than 500 people are planning to attend a march in Kalamazoo Saturday in support of the Women's March on Washington. The march is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, to start at the flagpoles near the center of Western Michigan University's campus." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Department of Public Safety and the Portage Public Schools warn area residents of a phone scam that has been reported during the last few days that tries to trick people into thinking a call is from Portage Public Schools." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Andy Robins / WMUK

"The Battle Creek-based cereal and snack food giant said the majority of the jobs impacted will be at its local headquarters. This story has been updated. Kellogg Co. plans to cut 250 jobs from its North American operations, the majority of which will affect employees at its headquarters in Battle Creek." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo's new city budget includes the first fruit of a $70-million private gift. City commissioners approved the $148-million spending plan Tuesday night. It includes a big reduction in property tax rates, thanks to the gift from business owners Bill Johnston and William Parfet announced last year. The city's millage rate will fall from over 19-mills in 2016 to only 12-mills this year, a reduction of 37-percent.

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