Kevin Lavery

News Reporter and Host

Kevin Lavery is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State. He's also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Prior to coming to WKAR in 2006, Lavery was a reporter at KWMU in St. Louis, Missouri, covering local politics, government, and biotechnology issues.

Lavery's journalism career began in the Navy. He studied journalism at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana; worked as news director and television producer for American Forces Network-Japan; and served in Antarctica as radio program director at the McMurdo Station Research Facility on Ross Island.

Ways to Connect

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Several Mid-Michigan high schools took part in a national walkout Wednesday to protest government inaction against gun violence. WKAR's Kevin Lavery visited Lansing's Eastern High School.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

It’s been nearly a month since the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 



STEM education in mid-Michigan is getting an economic boost from one of the world’s foremost technology companies. 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

A district court in East Lansing has arraigned 17 more people charged with criminal conduct following Monday’s disturbance at Michigan State University. 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan State University Police Department says 25 people were arrested Monday during a violent protest against white nationalist leader Richard Spencer.