Gary Wilson


Gary Wilson is an independent journalist from Chicago who focuses on the Great Lakes and related economic and social issues.

He writes a bi-monthly column for Great Lakes Echo, serves as a contributing commentator for Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes coverage and is a contributor to WKAR’s Current State.

Gary is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and has completed a fellowship with the Institutes for Journalism in the Natural Resources.

Prior to engaging in environmental issues, Gary worked for more than 30 years in management positions for United Airlines. He was raised in the Downriver area of Detroit and is a life-long resident of the Great Lakes region. 

Great Lakes Year in Review 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Lake Superior photo

The Flint Water Crisis became a top story in 2016, but it wasn't the only development involving Michigan water or the Great Lakes. We review and update those stories, and look ahead to 2017, with Great Lakes journalist and commentator Gary Wilson.

Lake Erie algae bloom
Flickr/Ohio DNR


At the end of each month, we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review we’re focusing on the Toledo water crisis, which was in the news for several weeks this month, and could be again.