Christy McDonald is the mother of 3, married to Detroit sports guy Jamie Samuelsen and is SCN_Crop_300dpian Emmy award-winning TV news anchor/reporter on Detroit’s PBS.  She currently anchors a weekly political and news analysis show called “MiWeek“.  Christy is also a contributor on the PBS NewsHour and Detroit’s public radio, WDET. In her spare time, she never turns down a karaoke microphone and dreams of her own show on Food Network.  Currently Christy is trying to conquer Martha Stewart’s “Cookie” book and perfect a Maria Sharapova serve.  Both aren’t going so well.  Her blog is a  mash-up of pop culture and parenting.  Follow Christy on Twitter @ChristyTV

The family: Jamie, Christy (l to r) Catherine, Caroline & Josh

The family: Jamie, Christy (l to r) Catherine, Caroline & Josh

6 thoughts on “About

  1. …love the newest ESPN entry. I am a huge violater of watching the same movies over and over and over…

    – The Thomas Crown Affair
    – ANY James Bond Movie
    – The Bourne Identity (any of them)
    – Titanic

    …sports games, not so much.


  2. I saw your good reporting on the NH bit wish you would have mentioned that the Detroit mayor is a much admired Detroit Piston all star, who has likely foregone business opportunities to give back to his community. Was it the DC office that pinched your reporting. My Hope is that the Michigan governor’s answer will be a bulldozer blade. To be transparent I was in the class of 66 at Syracuse U. Dave Bing was so amazing.
    Rusty Bryant
    Asheville, NC

    • Thanks for the comment, Rusty. Mayor Bing has worked very hard with a financial situation that is very difficult. He took office after the former mayor resigned under scandal and has restored dignity and a sense of fairness to city hall. But decades of debt and structural dysfunction was working against him. I still believe he will work with the state as long as he’s in office to get the city back on the path to success. CM

  3. I listened to your report about the state takeover of Detroit, and you referred to the person who would take control as “he or she”, twice. A small innocuous change that all women reporters/ commentators should make is to say ” she or he”. Please try it and persuade as many women as you can to refer to gender first.
    Please & thanks

  4. Saw your story on the Newshour last night, Christy, and we give you an “attaboy,” I knew her when. Say hi to your folks……Bob & Joan Stockton

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