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
Convicted Killers to Get Chance at Parole
The men, who were convicted in the abduction and murder of Matthew Landry--and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole--will be getting a second chance at freedom today.
Spartan Hopeful Back in Court
A probable cause hearing continues today in Wayne County for a man once thought to be a future Spartan football player.
Tickets Available Starting Today for Bill Clinton Visit to Michigan
Those interested in seeing the latest of the big names to come to Michigan this election cycle will get their chance to get tickets to the event starting today.
Death of Teen Could Solve Crime Spree Mystery
Details are now coming to light about the death of an Eaton County teenager this week and a crime spree that's been plaguing a community there.
Some Good News on the Weather Front–Forecasters Think
Remember last year's weather with record low temperatures and record high snowfall amounts? Forecasters say this winter will be more moderate--at least in some way.
Snyder Town Hall Meeting Met with Protesters, An Interview with the Governor
Governor Rick Snyder held the fifth of his scheduled ten town hall-style forums Thursday with an appearance at an Ingham County high school. But while the building was filled with enthusiastic supporters and undecided voters, the visit also generated some criticism.
Michigan’s Jobless Rate the Lowest of the Year, Still Above National Numbers
One more issue Governor Snyder can push in efforts to win reelection this November. The state's jobless rate fell to its lowest rate in September of the entire year. But the news is not all good.
Report: Focus of Candidates Now on Absentee Voters
While Governor Snyder readies for another of his town hall-style events tonight at a high school in Ingham County, those behind the scenes in his camp and in the camps of other candidates, are focusing on voters as yet undecided and with absentee ballots in hand.
Police Investigate the Death of Another MSU Student
East Lansing Police are investigating the death of yet another Michigan State University student. This time a male found at an apartment on Cedar Street not far from campus.
The Cost of Not Getting a Flu Shot Could be Costly, Doctors Say
Whether you always get a flu shot or never get one, this year doctors are advising taking the chance at the protection. They claim the cost of "not" being vaccinated could be much higher than expected.