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

"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.


"KALAMAZOO, MI - After 50 years of service to the Kalamazoo area, Volunteer Kalamazoo has closed. Volunteer Kalamazoo is an organization that connects people looking for volunteer opportunities with organizations that seek volunteers. The organization's board decided to dissolve it and transfer Volunteer Kalamazoo's "assets and organizational responsibilities for programming to Gryphon Place..." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he plans to retire next summer. Dunn announced Monday that he’ll step down at the end of June next year. He’s been Western’s president for ten years. After he retires, Dunn will serve as “President Emeritus” for another year. He says that will include working on projects and issues identified by university trustees and the new president. Dunn says his goal in his new role is to be "helpful but not intrusive."

Andy Robins, WMUK

For nearly 20 years, faculty and students from Western Michigan University have been digging at the site of Fort Saint Joseph in Niles. After 250 years, nothing of the fort is left standing above ground. 


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