There’s a saying, “There’s no town like Motown,” and just like Dorothy from the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ I’ve been longing to click my heels and find my way to The Motor City for years. And now, here I am!
I’m Maurielle Lue, an Emmy Award-winning reporter, host on The Nine, and morning anchor on the FOX 2 News Team. After years of visiting friends and family in Metro Detroit, it feels like I’ve finally found my home.
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A Journey to Detroit
Before making my way to the “D,” I worked at WEWS, the ABC Affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. During my time there, I had the opportunity to delve into some truly unforgettable stories. I found myself on the front lines of Imperial Avenue, the dwelling place of the notorious “Cleveland Strangler” – a man convicted of murdering almost a dozen women and hiding their bodies in his home.
I also witnessed the unthinkable while in Cleveland – LeBron James’ departure. As an ESPN reporter, I was there when “the king” took his talents to South Beach, and I observed as Clevelanders burned their No. 23 jerseys and dragged them behind their cars. At WEWS, I wore multiple hats, serving as a General Assignment Reporter, Breaking News Reporter, Traffic Reporter, and Morning Anchor.
A Childhood Dream
If you were to ask me when I first knew I wanted to be in this business, my answer would take you all the way back to elementary school. I remember sitting with my family every night, watching the news and thinking, “That’s going to be me someday!” My parents enrolled me in every oratorical contest at school and church as soon as I learned to speak.
I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and my journalism career began well before I graduated from high school. At the age of 15, I landed my first on-air opportunity, anchoring and reporting for “Brookwood Upclose,” a syndicated series that shed light on local events and issues impacting Atlanta’s youth. At 16, I received my first international journalism award for a documentary I created about a local shelter for troubled youth.
An Accomplished Journey
I’m proud to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as well as the National Association of Black Journalists. I graduated with Honors from Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. After college, my career took me to the hills of West Virginia, where I joined NBC station WVVA. During my time there, I wore many hats – reporting during the week and anchoring, producing, and reporting for my own weekend newscast.
I had the privilege of interviewing several notable icons, including Dr. Phil and Homer Hickam, a former NASA engineer who inspired the film “October Sky.” I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the nation’s best reporters during the Virginia Tech massacre, delivering live reports for MSNBC and local station WVVA. While negative news is an inevitable part of the business, bringing positive stories to viewers is where my true joy lies.
The Power of Positive Storytelling
I want to tell stories that bring smiles, laughter, and maybe even help people forget about their troubles – even if it’s just for a few minutes. Follow me on social media through the buttons at the top to stay connected!
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