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.

Memorial Day in Holt
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Under a blazing hot sun, hundreds turned out in Holt to remember US service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 


Flint sign over street
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

UPDATE: Saturday 8:00 p.m.: The city of Flint ended a citywide Boil Water Advisory due to a water main break and depressurization of the entire system. 

Ottinger at podium on QuizBusters set
File photo / WKAR-MSU

QuizBusters host Matt Ottinger talked with former Morning Edition host Brooke Allen about wrapping up this long-running series.


Lou Anna K. Simon
Michigan State University

MLive reports that former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon will testify before a U.S. Senate committee investigating how the school investigated abuse by former physician Larry Nassar.

Andy Schor
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Lansing mayor Andy Schor was the guest on the May 21 edition of "Monday's with the Mayor." He talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about plans for city hall, neighborhood empowerment zones, February flood damage areas, help from the State Capitol and his endorsement for the Governor's race. 


This week, we look at what's next after the $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and Larry Nassar's abuse survivors; learn how a 90-year-old school building is helping the affordable housing crunch; find out why Detroit homeowners are swapping houses; and talk with a "father of the internet." 


Grand Ledge
Facebook/Grand Ledge Government

The city of Grand Ledge has issued a Boil Water Advisory for people who live along Brookside Drive, Gretchen Lane as well as Beagle Elementary School, including concessions at the track and ball fields.

Anne-Sophie Bohrer

Beyond our gardens, our salads or simply looking at trees.. what do we really know about plants? On Saturday, May 19, dozens of scientists at Michigan State University will share knowledge that goes way past having a green thumb. 


Larry Nassar photo
WKAR photo

Michigan State University confirms it is settling hundreds of lawsuits filed by survivors of Larry Nasser’s sexual abuse for a half-billion dollars.


Workers on the tower.
Rick Thomas / WKAR-MSU

As you’ve probably noticed, our radio signal has been a lot harder to tune in recently. So we sought out some answers. 


This week's Current State focuses on an MSU's "New Day" proposal, a new sexual assault investigator in Ingham County, virtual learning in Michigan, learning everything there is to know about plants and why WKAR may be a little harder to tune in these days. 


North Korea leaders
Courtesy / PBS

On June 12, U.S. President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un. At Michigan State University, the Sr. Vice President on the Council of Korean Studies is watching the developments closely. 


Carol Siemon
Reg / WKAR-MSU

The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office will soon add a new investigator to review untested sexual assault kits. Some of the kits are part of cases that have already been closed.

Brian Whiston
YouTube/Michigan Dept. of Education

Governor Rick Snyder, Lansing mayor Andy Schor and others shared memories of Michigan State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who succumbed to cancer. 

Waverly Golf Course
Courtesy Brandon Howell / MLive Media Group

On Monday night, the Lansing Township Board may vote to re-zone a former golf course. A Grand Rapids company proposes to turn it into a mixed-use area for housing, senior living and businesses. 

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