Fred Heumann – Sports Director/Anchor

  • Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
  • Joined WLNS 6: In 1980; returned February 2003
  • Graduated from: Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting and journalism
  • Awards: Numerous, including 2005 Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Award for Program Excellence and 2006 MAB Award for Best Sportscast
  • Experience: Nearly three decades working at six radio and six television stations in the Lansing, Jackson, Flint and Detroit areas.  Before graduating, he did play-by-play of CMU sports for the campus radio station.
  • When he’s not anchoring, he’s: Golfing, watching old movies and collecting sports paraphernalia
  • Three lesser-known facts about him: He was a scoreboard operator at Tiger Stadium from 1979-1988; he has attended three Rose Bowls, four NCAA Final Fours, three Super Bowls, four NBA Finals Series and two World Series during his career; he married his wife Tammy on Friday the 13th of July, 2007 in front of Oldsmobile Park’s home plate following a Lugnuts game.
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