NPR's Don Gonyea wears his 'Detroit-ness' on his sleeve

2:40 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

NPR's Don Gonyea wears his 'Detroit-ness' on his sleeve

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Sandra Svoboda of Deadline Detroit profiles one of our favorite NPR people! Gonyea worked out of WDET in Detroit prior to becoming an NPR correspondent. He remembers his work in Detroit fondly "It's where I had great, great years working as a journalist, it's where I learned how to be a journalist. The stories Detroit handed me to cover were just a never-ending stream of really great and rich stories."
WASHINGTON - His voice is familiar to Michigan public radio audiences who listened to his reports about the auto industry, labor unions, politics, Jack Kevorkian and other major news events during the 1980s and 1990s. Then, for nearly a decade beginning when George W.