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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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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Updated at 6:30 a.m.: The Lansing and Jackson school districts and several other districts have closed ahead of a winter storm on February 9. Some parts of the Lansing area are expected to receive 6-8 inches of snow. Areas to the south could receive 8-10 inches of snow. Click on this story to see the list.

A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in Michigan and ten other states this year.

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Health workers are adding clinic hours to vaccinate Eaton county residents after an outbreak of Hepatitis A. 


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Disgraced former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40-125 years in prison in Eaton County on Monday. 

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Because of the weekend wintry weather, several schools in the capital region will be closed on Monday.

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette created a phone hotline and email page for people who want to submit tips on how Michigan State University handled its investigation of sexual abuse complaints against former campus physician Larry Nassar. 

On this edition of Current State, we take a closer look at the interim President of Michigan State University and why so many people are protesting him. Plus, Rep. Mike Bishop talks about where investigations into MSU could go next. A survivor of Larry Nassar's abuse talks about how she's connected with other survivors since speaking in court and her future. 


A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or aides were reported injured, but the White House said one person was killed and another was seriously hurt.

Michigan congressman Mike Bishop, John Moolenaar and Fred Upton confirmed on Twitter they were on the train but uninjured.

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Mayor James Barnes from the Ionia county community of Portland talked with WKAR during the "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.


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State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office has launched an investigation into how Michigan State University’s handled complaints against former sports doctor and convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar. 

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Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on 90.5 WKAR-FM, our entire Current State broadcast will focus on the moment of reckoning at Michigan State University.

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UPDATED at 11:35a.m.: Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis is resigning in wake of Larry Nassar's sentencing.

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Plans are moving forward for an industrial park in mid-Michigan where marijuana would be grown.

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