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

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage Public Schools will pay an assistant principal's legal fees up to $200,000 after he was acquitted of sexual assault. The school board has unanimously approved paying legal fees that West Middle School assistant principal Kevin Doerfler incurred defending himself against a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"ALLEGAN, MI -- The chief of the Allegan District Fire Department will stand trial on child porn charges. Matthew Donald Gilliles, 34, waived a preliminary hearing in Allegan County District Court Wednesday and was bound over to circuit court, according to court staff. Gillies was arraigned Nov." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Andrew Medichini, The Associated Press / AP

Western Michigan University History Professor Anise Strong says she wrote her new book on Roman history to “get beyond this idea that there are these rigid categories of good and bad women.” 


"KALAMAZOO, MI -- While generally understood in broad strokes for months, the fine print of a plan to fund the city of Kalamazoo with donations has yet to be written. After the City Commission approved an agreement to take a philanthropic approach to solve budget challenges, City Attorney Clyde Robinson was ordered to prepare documents that would establish the Foundation for Excellence." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Voters may have to decide if a surcharge increase on phone numbers from 42 cents to $2.30 per month is worth a singular emergency dispatch center in Kalamazoo County. Emergency dispatch services are currently conducted out of five public safety answering points across Kalamazoo County." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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