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

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.

"PAW PAW, MI -- A meeting to discuss the future of the Paw Paw Redskins logo and mascot will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Paw Paw High School Performing Arts Center, 30609 Red Arrow Highway in Paw Paw." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- In response to recent decisions by the Michigan Court of Appeals allowing school boards to enact district-wide gun bans, Kalamazoo Public Schools will follow suit. At a Thursday meeting of the KPS Board of Education, presented the first reading of a policy prohibiting students, staff and visitors from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon in any setting connected to the school district." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- All Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers are expected to be wearing a body camera by February. After field testing nine different models during the last two years, the department will purchase 170 body cameras for its officers. Eighty cameras are already being used on the streets, and the rest are on back order." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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