Michigan Radio is thrilled to welcome Detroit radio personality and Emmy Award winning news anchor Cynthia Canty to host a new local talk show. “Stateside with Cynthia Canty” will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 6. The show will feature a mix of interviews, features and listener call-in segments.
A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, Canty brings perspective to the project from 32 years of experience in Detroit radio and television. She has served as a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer, and as a general assignment, medical, and consumer reporter.
“For me, the magic of broadcast journalism has always been discovering stories to share with the audience,” said Canty. “Whether it is learning about peoples’ struggles and victories, interviewing notables in politics, business, the arts, health and science, or lighter fare such as sampling life on a local ostrich farm, I’ve loved covering the rich stories of Michigan over the years. I am excited beyond words to join the Michigan Radio team in creating Stateside to share these stories in the thoughtful, in-depth style of public radio.”
Click on the video below to hear Canty's thoughts on Michigan Radio's newest show:
Canty served as a news anchor and morning show personality with Jim Harper at WNIC-100.3 FM, WDTX-99.5 FM and WMGC-105.1 FM. She’s also hosted public affairs programs at WKBD-TV, and served as reporter and anchor on WKBD’s “Ten O’Clock News.”
Her reporting and writing have earned her many awards, including an Emmy and honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club.
"Stateside with Cynthia Canty" will cover a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues — as well as culture and lifestyle stories. In keeping with Michigan Radio’s broad coverage across southern Michigan, "Stateside with Cynthia Canty" will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.
Listen to an interview with Canty and our All Things Considered host Jennifer White.
“We have been contemplating a weekday local talk show on Michigan Radio for some time,” said Steve Schram, Director of Broadcasting at Michigan Radio, “but felt we needed a dynamic, local host to really make it compelling for listeners. The local content of ‘Stateside’, anchored by an experienced professional like Cyndy, will help listeners make sense of events and issues affecting their lives and lifestyle here in Michigan.”
Michigan Radio’s Zoe Clark will serve as executive producer of “Stateside with Cynthia Canty.”