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Veteran Detroit journalist Elisha Anderson Joins Detroit Public TV

January 19, 2024

Elisha Anderson

Veteran Detroit journalist Elisha Anderson has joined the team here at Detroit Public TV as managing editor of journalism. President and CEO Rich Homberg stated, "Elisha brings verve, multimedia storytelling and two decades of exemplary experience to the role."

In her new position, she will oversee journalism operations and work closely with the teams producing “One Detroit” and “American Black Journal.” Anderson will also lead Detroit area journalism initiatives, execute strategy in line with DPTV’s mission to foster community engagement, defend high journalistic standards, build /maintain news partnerships and enhance our commitment to insightful and impactful programming.

Homberg adds, "DPTV is committed to building connections throughout Southeast Michigan. Engagement is our main priority, achieved through events and coverage, digital engagement and authentic, personal connections. We at DPTV strive to listen and understand to give voice to its community members' concerns and imperatives. Elisha brings a passion for impactful storytelling and shares our vision. Under her leadership, the goal is to reach new levels of journalistic excellence through connection and collaboration and to modernize and adapt to a rapidly evolving media environment."

Anderson's work has been honored with dozens of awards and has appeared in publications and online across the country. Her investigative journalism has contributed to innocent men being freed from prison and exposed flaws in the criminal justice system.

She spent 16 years as at the Detroit Free Press in various roles, including investigative reporter, court reporter and broadcast editor. Prior to her career with the Detroit Free Press, she worked in various roles at television stations in Iowa, WHO and KWWL.

The station made the announcement January 12.

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