I worked in television and radio in Flint and Detroit, but spent the majority of my Broadcasting career in television in the Lansing, Michigan market as a news anchor for WLNS-TV 6. I began there in late 1986 as the Morning and Noon News Anchor and left only when my husband, Terry Stanton, took a job as an anchor at the number one-rated NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was subsequently hired there as well as a general assignment reporter. We moved back to Michigan when my husband was hired to be the main anchor at WLNS! I was rehired at TV 6 to assume my duties as the Morning Anchor of the daily 5:30 to 7 amnews show. I stayed there for a couple more years before leaving to do some freelance work. I eventually signed up to do a morning talk show on WJIM radio with fellow journalist Steve Gruber. The show has gained in popularity, broadcasting all over the State of Michigan and beyond! I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcasting/Journalism and have worked in television, radio and print--including the Lansing State Journal and The Lansing Business Monthly Magazine. While I enjoy all "branches" of the media, I really like the immediacy of radio--being able to bring a story of breaking news to the listener within a matter of seconds. The format of news-talk also allows for a more complete discussion of topics--not just bare bones essentials. Hearing what listeners think during the call-in show is also critical to a well-rounded discussion. As I mentioned, I am married and have been for 26 years and my husband and I have three sons, Brent, Ryan and Chris. I also am an animal lover and have 3 dogs.
Jo Anne Paul
No Foul Play Suspected in Death of MSU Student
While East Lansing Police continue their investigation into the death of a 20 year old Michigan State University student, friends of the woman gathered on Sunday to honor her memory.
Bridge Collapses on Major Michigan Freeway, One Dead, Lion’s QB Near Scene
Both directions of the Southfield Freeway were shut down today after a passenger bridge collapsed onto the roadway. And reports one of Michigan's star athletes narrowly escaped injury.
Road Closures Today for the MSU Parade
Those heading out today could encounter some road closures--especially if traveling in East Lansing. The annual Michigan State University Homecoming Parade is set for tonight at 6 and streets and facilities in and around the area are being closed in preparation.
Aramark is Back in the News
Just when the Snyder administration thought things couldn't get worse for Aramark, comes word that one of the food supplier's workers could be involved in a murder-for-hire plot.
Feel Inundated with Campaign Ads? You’re Not Alone
Michigan residents have been hit with wave after wave of campaign ads--many nasty--but you might be surprised just how much money is being spent--especially in the governor's race.
Automakers Stand by the NFL in Ad Dollars
Recent surveys have found the majority of football fans plan to continue watching despite allegations in the NFL of domestic abuse. Now it seems, sponsors are standing by the league as well.
Latest Traffic Offensive in Michigan Busts Thousands of Offenders
It looks like the recent "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign was a pretty successful one. Officers from 150 departments across the state say they busted nearly 15,000 drivers during the end-of-summer traffic safety crackdown.
Romney Back in Michigan to Campaign with “Most” Republicans
In these final weeks before the November election and with the polls tightening in key races, Michigan's native son is returning to the state to use his "new found" popularity to shore up the base and sway undecided voters to the GOP side. But while Romney is appea…
Tax-Foreclosed Properties a Good Deal for Buyer and Seller
Looking for a good property deal? State officials are looking to provide one.
Michigan Tornado Confirmed
Today is officially the first day of fall. But this coming week--at least--it could seem more like summer than autumn.. Weather forecasters say temps should reach near 80 degrees with plenty of sunshine. But the weather over the weekend, was anything but pleasant. And now off…