Andrew Cluley



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.

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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 D-C. 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.

Thanks for listening to WEMU and finding out a little bit more about me.


Ann Arbor Skate Park Project
2:37 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Skate Park Construction Timeline

Ann Arbor officials expect to start construction of the city's skatepark early next spring.  

Property taxes
10:07 am
Thu March 22, 2012

District to Refinance Bonds

Property owners in Ann Arbor may see some savings as the Ann Arbor school district attempts to refinance the 2004 school building and site bonds.

1:52 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Ypsilanti-Willow Run Districts May Consolidate

A task force is recommending that the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts consolidate.  Issue would be put to voters after details are worked out.

8:32 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Council Opposes Yard Waste Legislation

Ann Arbor's city council is on record in opposition to state legislation that would reverse a ban on putting yard waste in landfills.

2:49 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

New Plan for Eliminating A2 Schools Achivement Gap

Ann Arbor school district officials have given the school board details on a new plan to eliminate the district's achievement gap.

9:12 am
Wed March 14, 2012

DTE to Clean Up Former Coal Gassification Site

DTE Energy expects to do an environmental cleanup later this year at former gassification site near the Huron river.

Public Safety
9:14 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Chief Details Plan for Cutting Number of Fire Stations

Ann Arbor's fire chief says station reduction plan will result in more firefighters at each remaining station.

Ann Arbor Parking
1:33 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

What to Do With Five City-Owned Parking Lots?

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has an online survey to help get more input on what should be done with five city-owned lots.  

Local Government
9:25 am
Thu March 8, 2012

County Board Approves Reorganization

Proposed restructuring of Washtenaw County's administration, finance, information technology, and facilities managment expected to save more than 300-thousand dollars a year. 

9:22 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Reserves Tapped to Balance District Budget

The Ann Arbor school district  dipped into its fund equity by nearly one million dollars durng the second quarter of its fiscal year.

9:21 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Ann Arbor Gearing Up for Major Road Work

Ann Arbor's city council has approved an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of Dexter Avenue.

9:18 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Council Approves Transit Framework Agreement

After several delays, Ann Arbor's city council has approved a four-party agreement that serves as a framework toward creating a county-wide transit agency.

Health Care
9:43 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses

Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti Regional Chamber forum spells out benefits for small businesses under the affordable care act.

9:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Technology Bond Campaign Kickoff

Ann Arbor school district to ask voters to approve a ten-year technology millage.

9:38 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Task Force Supports Finance and Services for Transit Plan

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority financial task force ok's plan, but holds off on recommending sources.

Public Safety
10:30 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Public Urged to Be More Cautious as Home Invasions Continue

Ann Arbor police hold community forum offering tips on what residents can do to help keep their homes from being the next home invasion targets.

Local Government
11:41 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Privatizing Government Services vs. Consolidation

League of Women Voters and the Ann Arbor area alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta host forum on government privitzation.

Local Government
11:44 am
Mon February 27, 2012

New A2 Floodplain Maps: Savings For Some; Increased Costs for Others

New Ann Arbor floodplain maps mean some will be able to dump flood insurance; others will have to buy it.

9:06 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Dingell Says Voters Can End the Partisan Fighting in Congress

Michigan congressman John Dingell addresses Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber.

Higher Education
8:34 am
Thu February 23, 2012

EMU to Streamline Admissions Process

Eastern Michigan University officials are making changes to make the admissions process quicker for prospective students.

Local Government
8:53 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Council Supports Clean Air Promise Campaign

Ann Arbor's city council approves resolution supporting a national movement promoting clean air called the 'Clean Air Promise' campaign.

County Government
9:16 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Commissioners Question Restructuring Plan

County board restructuring plan would give pay raises to some after others made concessions.

Public Safety
8:54 am
Wed February 15, 2012

New Police Recruiting Program for AAPD

A pilot program for Ann Arbor's police department could give the department a pool of potential new officers.  The new program is part of the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.

City Funding
9:24 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Better News for A2 City Budget

Preliminary discussions indicate fiscal year 2013 could be a good one for the city of Ann Arbor's finances.

11:39 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Board Meetings to Go Paperless

The Ann Arbor school board is going to transition to paperless meetings.