Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director

Reginald Hardwick is digital news director for WKAR Public Media, leading the creation of news reporting and commentary across all station platforms, including online, radio and television.

Hardwick joined WKAR in March 2017.

Before joining WKAR, Hardwick spent nearly 18 years at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. His most recent role was as multi-platform producer of a weekly Texas politics show and news specials.  He is a seven-time regional Emmy® winner. Prior to Texas, Hardwick worked in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood summers visiting family in Michigan.

WKAR Staff: "What We Are Thankful For"

Nov 22, 2017
WKAR-MSU

This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."


Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

In a statement following, Larry Nassar's plea deal, MSU praised the conviction of the former campus doctor. It also praised the campus police department which investigated the case.

man in courtroom
WKAR File Photo

The Detroit News reported late Monday night that fired Michigan State University gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges when he appears in Ingham county court tomorrow and Eaton county court on November 29. 


On the November 18-19, 2017 edition of Current State includes a closer look at historical and futuristic moments in Michigan.:

Medical marijuana photo
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The city of Lansing began accepting medical marijuana provisioning center applications on Thursday. 

Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree
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Downtown Lansing is gearing up for the 33rd annual Silver Bells in the city parade and state of Michigan tree lighting on Friday night. But if you're planning to go, meteorologists advise you keep the rain gear handy.


Potterville traffic light photo
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AAA projects that more than 1.6 million people from Michigan will travel this month for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Jackson councilman Derek Dobies about his priorities once he becomes mayor of Jackson, Michigan in December. 


Smiling children holding tablets
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Soon, a thousand Lansing kindergartners will literally have an exciting new education tool in their hands thanks to WKAR and MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. 


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Mayor James A. Huguelet of the Shiawassee county community of Perry joined "Monday Morning with the Mayor" on November 13, 2017. "Morning Edition" host Brooke Allen asked him about an extensive youth mayor program, the town and about this year's holiday celebrations. 


East Lansing city hall photo
WKAR Photo

Nearly a week after voters elected two city council members, East Lansing will choose a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem on Monday night. 

On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater. 


a picture of a freighter in the Sault St. Marie Locks
G.L. Kohuth

The Republican-controlled Legislature finished voting Thursday to weaken a law that keeps oceangoing cargo ships from releasing untreated ballast water in Michigan waters, despite a possible veto from Gov. Rick Snyder.

Delhi Township

 

Delhi Township leaders cut the ribbon on a new 1.5 mile nature trail, the second phase of its Ram Trail. 

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Lansing mayor-elect and State Rep. Andy Schor talked with Brooke Allen on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on November 8, 2017. 


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