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.


8:41 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Districts Create Education Alliance

New organization will bring together K-12 leaders from throughout Washtenaw County.

Wastewater Treatment
9:23 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Council OK's Treatment Plant Upgrade Project

Ann Arbor's city council approves tentative $93 million contract to replace part of treatment plant that's been offline since 2006.

9:11 am
Tue February 7, 2012

A2 Council Again Postpones Vote on County-Wide Transit Authority Framework

Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a vote on a proposed four-party agreement that would serve as the framework to create a county-wide transit organization.

8:45 am
Fri February 3, 2012

School Board May Keep Four-Year Terms

The Ann Arbor school board is leaning toward keeping four-year terms for board members.  That could mean a majority of the board will be up for re-election at the same time.

10:30 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Developer Wants City's Help for South Main Street Project

A developer is asking Ann Arbor's DDA for help in getting brownfield funding for a proposed apartment complex on south Main Street.

10:27 am
Thu February 2, 2012

State Help for Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Effort

The Michigan house has approved a bill that would allow communities to establish a corridor improvement authority.

9:13 am
Wed February 1, 2012

More Workers Using Alternative Transit Options in Ann Arbor

Survey of downtown Ann Arbor employers and workers finds more are using alternative transit to get to their jobs.

11:29 am
Tue January 31, 2012

New Test Gets Passing Grade

Ann Arbor school district officials say they're already seeing benefits from a new testing program. 

8:41 am
Thu January 26, 2012

District Facing $14 Million Budget Deficit

Ann Arbor school board president says district needs to make bold changes to balance the district's budget for the next school year.

1:44 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

U of M May Start Bike Rental Program

University of Michigan officials hope bike rental plan will lead to a larger bike sharing program.

Ann Arbor City Council
1:42 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

City Joins Lawsuit Against Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

The city of Ann Arbor will assist the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against the state over law banning domestic partner benefits for state employees.

8:37 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Council Again Delays Transit Vote

Ann Arbor's city council once again delays action on four-party agreement for county-wide transit plan.

8:35 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Council Approves Immigration Resolution

Ann Arbor's city council asks government to stop deporting immigrants who pose no threat to community.

3:12 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Washtenaw County Could Be Part of Regional Transit Plan

Regional transit proposal could include Washtenaw County along with Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

8:50 am
Thu January 19, 2012

District Considers Suing the State Over School Aid Fund

The Ann Arbor school board explores the possibility of suing the state over how the K-12 school aid fund is being used.

10:08 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Ann Arbor Considers Idling Ordinance

Idling internal combustion engines too long causes more problems than just wasting fuel.

Civil Rights
9:41 am
Tue January 17, 2012

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day at Eastern Michigan University

Civil rights attorney Lani Guinier delivers the keynote address at Eastern Michigan University's Martin Luther King Day celebration.

10:05 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Public Input Sought for New Blake Transit Center

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is looking for feedback on the proposed new Blake Transit Center for downtown Ann Arbor.

11:19 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Council Delays Transit Plan Vote

Ann Arbor officials want public hearing before making decision.

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Giving Back
8:54 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Preparing to Change the World

Eastern Michigan University student group participating in national effort to make the world a better place.

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Parking Rates
4:20 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Parking Rates Going Up in Ann Arbor

Some rates will increase next month; some in September.

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Ann Arbor Schools
8:49 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Coming to Terms on Ann Arbor School Board

New state law forces changes for board elections.

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Remembering Greg O'Dell
10:36 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Hundreds Attend O'Dell Memorial

EMU Police Chief remembered as a calm, caring, and compassionate man.

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Public Safety
10:33 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Ann Arbor May Add Police Officers

City officials hope to see police force increased following  years of cuts.

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9:14 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Praise for Ann Arbor's Design Review Process

Supporters say the process is working

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