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.

Here are the latest Primary Election results for Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from the city of Lansing, Meridian Township plus Eaton, Jackson and Livingston Counties. 

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Courtesy / Lansing JazzFest

Sweet sounds of jazz will fill the air in Old Town this weekend. Thousands are expected to attend the 23rd Lansing JazzFest. 

WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Some Michiganders are pushing back on President Donald Trump's endorsement of GOP-backed legislation to restrict “legal” immigration. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of a Detroit firefighter killed in the line of duty. 

Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said a drive to place a new medical marijuana business ordinance on the ballot will not go forward due to problems with the petition form and proposed ordinance language.

Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Update: Consumers Energy tells WKAR power was restored by about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Ingham County of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reported there is a major power outage for parts on Clinton and Ingham Counties on the afternoon of August 2.

The department said it is not clear when the electricity will be restored.

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WKAR File Photo

A trial date is now scheduled for former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. 

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The green lawn in front of Michigan's State Capitol turned in a farmers market on Thursday. 

City of Lansing

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero expressed disappointment that the U.S. Department of Interior denied an application to an Indian tribe seeking to build a $125 million casino in downtown Lansing. 


Incoming Grand Ledge High School freshman Everson Guild is being remembered for being involved in multiple sports and kindness ot others. He is also remembered for his time on WKAR-TV's Curious Crew.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Michigan State University sociology professor Carl Taylor, Ph.D was 17-years-old when disturbances broke out in his Detroit neighborhood on June 23, 1967. 

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This is the second year of a week long summer program where Michigan State University students mentor young musicians who are on the autism spectrum. 

WXYZ-TV, Detroit

The mayor of Ann Arbor and the community members rallied for a mother of three who may be deported to Mexico soon. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

This week in Dimondale, 21 young adults began the grueling transition to become the newest Conservation Officers for Michigan's Department of Natural Resources. We were there as the cadets checked in on Sunday, July 16. 


Michigan's two U.S. Senators quickly reacted to news that the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has ended for now.