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.

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Rain, heavy at times, continues all day Sunday and into Monday. 

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On May 1-5, Morning Edition with Brooke Allen will take a closer look at coffee, from brewing to business.

Our WKAR staffers and others are posing with their coffee mugs and why they love them so much.

Please click here to upload your mug to the WKAR Newsroom Facebook page! Tell us your city or town and why your mug is special to you. Brooke may read your name on air!

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Fire closes part of downtown in mid-Michigan community. 

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Bill protects privacy of parents who surrender newborn. 

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Former Michigan State University football player Auston Robertson is in police custody according to a police Facebook page.

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Thousands rallied for science at the Michigan Capitol on Saturday. It was one of many marches and rallies around the world on "March for Science" day. Many said President Trump and his administration are diminishing the work of scientists. Some speakers said climate change is not being taken seriously.

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Police at Michigan State University are looking for a man who committed a sexual assault in the early morning hours of April 20. 

Auston Robertson
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Michigan State University head football coach issued a statement following the dismissal of Auston Robertson from the football program. It followed Robertson being charged with sexual misconduct. 

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Police: Michigan State University player Auston Robertson has been charged with sexual misconduct. 

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Questions and outrage during a town hall meeting of the Flint Water Crisis that went well into the night.


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Michigan Senate votes to repeal switchblade ban.

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The greater Lansing area will see patchy frost in the next few mornings but a sunny weekend is ahead.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible tonight and tomorrow.

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This week is dedicated to getting Michigan families prepared for tornadoes, floods and other forms of severe weather. 


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The mayor of Flint recommended the Great Lakes Water Authority as a future source of drinking water for her city. It comes years after a pipe switch resulted in children ingesting lead from corroded pipes.

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