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.

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Front of Lansing City Hall building
WKAR Photo / WKAR-MSU

Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz talked with WKAR's Kevin Lavery a day before the August 8, 2017 Lansing Mayoral Primary. He talked about the expected turnout for the mayoral and city council candidate races. 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) was back home in Flint Thursday to see how the city is continuing to recover from its ongoing water crisis.

 


 

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WKAR File Photo

All this week, WKAR has reported on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 uprising in Detroit.  The disturbance brought many civil rights issues to the forefront...beliefs and values that extended far beyond Detroit.


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Detroit Public Television / DPTV

Fifty years ago today, Detroit was in devastation.

 

The police raid of an after-hours bar on July 23, 1967 triggered a massive wave of arson, looting and sniper fire across much of the city.

 

The Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police, the Michigan National Guard and even U.S. Army troops were deployed to bring order to Detroit.  Their presence, however, only seemed to escalate the anger.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

In the early 1960’s, Detroit had one of the highest standards of living in the country. 

But not everyone shared in the wealth. 

In 1967, Detroit’s undercurrent of unrest burst to the surface.  The riot that began on July 23 was the start of the worst civil disturbance in American history. 

 


Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Capitol region communities of Charlotte and Potterville experienced a power outages following overnight storms, and businesses are working to adapt.  


political candidates
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Four candidates vying to become the next mayor of Lansing fielded questions on city issues at a public forum Thursday night.

 


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WKAR File Photo

Four of the five candidates for Lansing mayor will talk about their visions for the city at a public forum tonight.


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Courtesy / Allen County (IN) Sheriff's Office

Former MSU football player Auston Robertson has been arraigned in Ingham County circuit court.   Robertson faces two charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct. 


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WKAR File Photo

An Eaton County judge has ordered former MSU sports physician Larry Nassar to stand trial on charges of sexual assault. 


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flickr/Ken

The Michigan Agri-Business Association is assessing crop damage in five counties hardest hit by last week’s flooding. 

 


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

What was once a dark highway overpass will soon be awash in colorful light.

On Tuesday night, civic leaders will formally turn on the lights at the U.S. 127 bridge over Michigan Avenue.  That’s the spot many people in mid-Michigan view as a symbolic gateway linking Lansing and East Lansing.

 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

An Ingham County judge has ordered former MSU sports physician Larry Nassar to stand trial on 12 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. 

 


 

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WKAR'S Reginald Hardwick breaks down the events of the lone wolf attack at Flint Bishop International Airport. 


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