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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717

"Average graduation rate is 52% after six years, but schools say the report is flawed. The bulk of Michigan's public universities are "dropout factories" a new report charges, much to the consternation of those universities, who say the report is flawed from its first sentence." (Detroit Free Press)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - A status conference for Jason Dalton, the man accused in the Feb. 20 Kalamazoo mass shooting, has been postponed. The status conference had been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15, for Dalton as a "placeholder" date. Carrie Klein, Kalamazoo County chief assistant prosecutor, said Friday the conference has been postponed until Sept. 30." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"WASHINGTON - Republican nominee Donald Trump heads into today's remarks to the Detroit Economic Club with a lot on the line: A sober, disciplined policy speech could help him finally move past a recent series of self-inflicted wounds that have rattled his chances of being president." (USA Today/Detroit Free Press)

"Protesters clashed with a few supporters outside Cobo Center as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a speech inside." (Detroit Free Press)

Andy Robins / WMUK

The exact location of Fort Saint Joseph in Niles was lost for more than a century. The French built the fur trading post in the 1680’s as one of the first European settlements in the western Great Lakes. But people forgot about it soon after the fort was abandoned in the 1790’s. It remained that way until archeologists from Western Michigan University rediscovered the fort in 1998. Since then they've been learning how people lived there more than 300 years ago.