Andrew Cluley

Former Reporter

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.

While working for WEMU I’ve covered the Ann Arbor City Council and School Board beats, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti City Council and School Boards and the Washtenaw County Commissioners. Not to mention pretty much everything else in the area. I really enjoy covering local news, partly because it’s so overlooked by other media outlets. In many ways what happens at city hall or in your community school has a bigger impact on your life than what’s going on in Lansing or Washington. I get the chance to track down these important stories and bring them to you every day.

When I’m not at work I love to follow sports, particularly U of M, and Detroit’s professional teams. Saturdays in the fall you can count on me watching Michigan football… and Sundays I’m probably suffering through another Lions debacle.

I also enjoy running and am proud of finishing the 2006 Detroit Marathon. Would love to run another, but I’m holding off until I think I have a realistic chance to complete one in under four hours.

Ways To Connect

Festival photo

An Ann Arbor summer tradition is moving one block south, this year.

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February first sees the implementation of a new smoking ban.

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City vows to help combat a new threat to its urban forest.

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Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club joins the fight against proposed natural gas pipeline.

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The hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the new University of Michigan football coach could help boost sales at some area stores. 


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After weeks of speculation it's finally official, Jim Harbaugh is the new University of Michigan football coach.


Ann Arbor Public Schools
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Great programs, district-wide, give parents plenty of choices.

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The holidays are tough, but donations are needed to fund programs all year.

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University of Michigan study shows bellicose metaphors are a detriment to treating cancer.

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Ann Arbor Housing Commission to place 42 new units.

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For many, a holiday meal could bring a little bit of cheer.


Michigan House Democrats

January could see state lawmakers taking on energy conservation.


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The $1.2 billion goal won't be reached until 2018.

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Ann Arbor film fans will get a chance to view the controversial film.

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University of Michigan

The generous donation will go, in part, to study how democracies emerge from authoritarian rule.

Michigan House Democrats

The challenge lies in educating new lawmakers about the issues around non-smokeable forms of the drug.

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University of Michigan professor emeritus of economics thinks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration could boost the economy.

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A new brownfield plan could help Ypsilanti attract developers to the Water Street project.


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Ypsilanti City Council is back to full strength. 


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As lawmakers in Lansing debate how to fix the state's roads, a casualty could be plans to expand public transit options in Washtenaw County. 

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority plans to increase service by 44 percent over the next five years, thanks largely to the transit millage approved by voters this year. Those plans could be in jeopardy if the road funding plan approved by the house goes forward. It would cost the AAATA nearly $2 million annually.

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Activating the circuitry of the Amygdala may be the key to help battle addictions.

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City of Ann Arbor plans to issue 86 body-worn cameras to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

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The Red Thumb Reminder is designed to keep drivers from texting while behind the wheel.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources cautions against knee-jerk solutions to curbing wildlife populations.

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The west side of downtown Ann Arbor may see a new trail, thanks to a group of University of Michigan graduate students.

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