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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In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, many Michigan lawmakers are proposing changes to strengthen reporting of sexual abuse or assaults.. so the victims will be believed.. the first time they speak out. State representative Erika Geiss of Taylor wants to place an independent person on campuses to hear from students who do not believe their university is taking their sexual misconduct claims seriously. 


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Chelsea Mayor Melissa Johnson was the guest of WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen on the February 19 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment. 


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Monday at 9:00 p.m., a documentary about Historically Black Colleges & Universities debuts on WKAR TV 23. Two Michigan natives who attended HBCU's said their experiences at the schools was extraordinary. 


On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 


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Administrators at  Stockbridge Community Schools saids schools are back on Friday after a threat. But the student who made the threat will not be allowed back in class.

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On the Michigan State University website, Trustee Dan Kelly says he’s an attorney representing school districts. Now WXYZ-TV in Detroit reports in at least seven cases, Kelly represented districts accused of failing to protect students from sex abuse.

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One of the Democratic candidates for Michigan governor announced she asked for the resignation of her campaign manager after details of "inappropriate behavior in the workplace" surfaced. 

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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd.

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Michigan State University announced it has hired an outside firm to look into sexual assault and harassment cases.


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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley about her new book The Burden African-Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery. During a recent visit to Michigan State University, Riley explained why the lack of discussion about slavery and its affects on African-Americans are still being felt today and hurting the United States' ability to move forward as a whole. 


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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Chanho Lee, a member of Michigan State University's Korean Student Organization about the display of Korean culture during the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 


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Today marks the 163rd anniversary of Michigan State University's founders day of the institution. 

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Disgraced Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar is now at a federal prison in Arizona. 


On this edition of Current State, we travel to Maryland to see how the Nassar case has affected opinions of the parents of young gymnasts; hear from two new members of the Lansing School District Board of Trustees; Author Rochelle Riley explains why not learning African-American history could be a detriment to all Americans; plus insight into Korean culture from a student at MSU and much more. 


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