Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director and Host of Current State

Reginald Hardwick is digital news director for WKAR Public Media, leading the creation of news reporting and commentary across all station platforms, including online, radio and television.

Hardwick joined WKAR in March 2017.

Before joining WKAR, Hardwick spent nearly 18 years at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. His most recent role was as multi-platform producer of a weekly Texas politics show and news specials.  He is a seven-time regional Emmy® winner. Prior to Texas, Hardwick worked in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood summers visiting family in Michigan.

On Friday, Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a recall for medical marijuana sold by a company in Lansing. Click on this story for the products.

Elissa Slotkin
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

US Senator Debbie Stabenow will swear-in Lansing's new congresswoman on Sunday. Rep. Elissa Slotkin has also chosen a Lansing office location.

This week on Current State: MSU Trustees changes; Simon effect on MSU; Flint Registry Goes Online; Comparing the lame duck to years past; Romanian Symphony at Wharton; Previewing PBS Kids Day; Brad Salem Gets New Role at MSU and Michiganders react to R. Kelly Docuseries. 

Gretchen Whitmer, Andy Schor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address on Feb. 5. Meanwhile, Lansing mayor Andy Schor will deliver his second State of the City address on Feb. 6.

Larry Nassar photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Former Lansing tv reporter Alexandra Ilitch talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about her reporting on documents related to the investigation of MSU doctor Larry Nassar.

Donald Trump
PBS NewsHour

Positive and negative reaction to President Donald Trump's oval office address to nation fell along party lines among members of Michigan's congressional delegation.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Because of wintry weather on January 7: there's a two-hour delay in the Portland Public School District. There's also a report of a car-bus accident near Holt High School.

A new era for Lansing & Washington; learn how the federal government shutdown is affecting Michiganders; new revelations in the Larry Nassar investigation; police step up efforts to catch drug-impaired drivers; should MSU coach Dave Warner get all the blame for the Spartans' bowl loss? And the 90.5 Classical New Release of the month.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a recall of medical marijuana products produced by a Jackson company.

Elissa Slotkin
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced Friday that she will donate her salary during the federal government shutdown.

Elissa Slotkin
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

On the opening of the 116th congress, new representative-elect Elissa Slotkin talked about being sworn in during the federal government, President Donald Trump's wall along the southern border and her opposition to Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson vowed to protect all Michiganders during her inauguration speech on January 1, 2019. 

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan's first Democratic secretary of state in more than 20 years gives her inaugural remarks.
Reginald Hardwick, WKAR

During her inauguration speech on January 1, 2019, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson vowed to protect the votes and democracy of the state's voters. 

"Together we'll move Michigan forward and leave it better than we found it." That was one of the declarations of Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II during his inauguration speech on January 1, 2019.

Michigan's 49th governor, Gretchen Whitmer (D), pledged to cast partisanship aside to fix the roads and other problems in the state during her inauguration speech on January 1, 2019.