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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This gallery displays protests before and during the speech of white nationalist Richard Spencer on the campus of Michigan State University on March 5, 2018. 

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There are several counter-protests planned before and during Richard Spencer’s speech at Michigan State University on Monday. 

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UPDATED at 7:30 a.m.: Fowlerville Community Schools, Grass Lake Community Schools and Howell Public Schools are closed today.

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For people seeking a different viewpoint of white nationalist Richard Spencer during his speech at Michigan State University on Monday, the All Saints Episcopal Church in East Lansing is planning an event at the same time Spencer is speaking. 

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Tonight’s Pop-Up Stories event at the Capital Region International Airport is postponed due to weather and possible hazardous road conditions. We will reschedule the event at a later date, to be determined. We thank you for your interest.

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Two Lansing area men joined the nationwide "Black Panther Challenge." They sent more than 60 children to see the Marvel Comics film.

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A 41-year-old woman will spend five to 20 years in prison in connection with a sex-trafficking ring that Michigan authorities said involved underage girls.

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After sentencing Larry Nassar to decades in prison for sexually abusing girls and women, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina did not give her first television interview to a network. Instead, she took questions from journalism students at Michigan State University. 

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The Department of Education announced it is launching a new Title IX investigation into how Michigan State University investigated the Larry Nassar case.

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Lansing mayor Andy Schor talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the flooding and cleanup in Lansing. 

On the Feb. 24-25 edition of Current State: neighbors struggling with floodwaters & how you can help; learn where Michigan's gubernatorial candidates stand on gun debate; learn about Dolores Huerta and why she's coming to MSU; two Lansing men make sure dozens of children see Black Panther movie and helping feed fish thanks to whiskey by-products.

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On Friday morning, Andi Crawford, City of Lansing Department of Planning & Neighborhood Development director talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about how volunteers can help flood victims this weekend. live stream screen grab (WKAR media partner)

Lansing mayor Andy Schor, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop and Lansing township supervisor Dion'trae Hayes talked Friday morning about the flooding caused by the Grand River. 


Despite the flooding and some evacuations, the Lansing School district says 83 percent of students attended class on Thursday.