Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director and Host of Current State

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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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University police are looking for two suspects after a sexual assault on campus on Sunday. 

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly fight that resulted in a teenager's death and two others injured. The suspect has not been arrested.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Rain couldn't keep away hundreds of people from celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning communities in Michigan's capital on Saturday. 


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When you talk about safety in vehicles, you usually think of seatbelts, brakes and airbags. But future safety will literally mean our cars and trucks communicating with stop lights! 


Our entire show is focused on Michigan Technology – changing the way we drive, we live and our health. 

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UPDATE: MSU Trustee Dianne Byrum has added her voice to calls for Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Michigan State University Trustee Brian Mosallam has become the first of eight trustees to call on Interim MSU President John Engler to resign. Fellow Trustee Dianne Byrum has become the second.


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The Ionia County Health Department confirmed several people are being treated for rabies after handling a rabid bat.


On this week's Current State - suicide prevention in Michigan; what former MSU dean William Strampel could face during trial; Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana; cooking Kugel; constructing vehicles that drive 1600 miles without stopping for gas; remembering Robert F. Kennedy's impact on Michiganders; and find out where a 1-million square foot pot warehouse is being built in the Great Lakes. 


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Mid-Michigan has a long history in the push for equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities. Many cities are holding pride celebrations throughout June. 

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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon appeared Tuesday under subpoena in front of a Senate subcommittee about how the handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation. Click on this story to hear Simon's Opening and Closing remarks and some exchanges with Senators during the hearing.


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Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon appears Tuesday to answer questions from a U.S. Senate panel.


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WARNING: This story contains graphic content that may not be appropriate for younger readers. The Michigan Attorney General's office charged a Michigan State University health physicist with harming an animal through sexual contact. 


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While visiting WKAR studios, PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger talked about why more Americans are turning to public media for news, convincing politicians not to end funding for PBS, expanding educational outreach in the digital age and The Great American Read.


On this edition of Current State: Michigan teachers who say they are leaving the classroom because they cannot afford to remain in the profession; PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger talks about why more Americans are tuning into public media for news content and the network's expanding education role; perspective on an MSU alum who will help pick the next president; and the return of "Ondas en Espanol" host Tony "El Chayo" Cervantes. 


Memorial Day in Holt
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Under a blazing hot sun, hundreds turned out in Holt to remember US service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 


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