Hank Winchester

Local 4 Reporter, @HankLocal4

Published On: Nov 08 2011 11:55:43 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2014 12:48:23 PM EST

In 2001, Hank joined the Local 4 family and in doing so returned to his hometown.

Hank wears many hats at Local 4, covering breaking news, filing investigative reports as a Local 4 Defender and also working as a News Anchor.

He reported from Washington after 9/11, tracked Hurricane Wilma in Florida, covered President Ford's funeral and the Virginia Tech massacre.

Hank landed an exclusive interview with Dr. Jack Kevorkian after his release from prison and years later broke the news of Kevorkian’s death.

Cecelia Chihan, the lone survivor of flight 255 spoke out for the first time in 25 years and Hank exclusively shared her inspirational story with Local 4 viewers.

The fugitive mom, Susan Lefevre contacted Hank from prison wanting to share her story detailing her escape from prison and surprising arrest 30 years later.

And, Detroit Lions fans may remember the interview Hank did with Bill Ford, Jr. For the first time Mr. Ford publically expressed his disappointment with the Lions and then General Manager Matt Millen. Within days, Millen was fired.

Hank has also appeared on Dateline NBC and The Today Show offering insight on high profile cases including the murder investigations of Tara Grant, Jane Bashara and Christine and Ronald Jabalee.

He's been honored with 3 Emmy awards and has been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press.

Before returning back to "The D" Hank worked at several television stations, including stops in Marquette, Lansing, Flint/Saginaw and Miami, Florida. The sunshine was nice in Miami, but there is no place like home. 

 Hank loves Detroit and spreading the word about the good things happening in the city.  He helped found the group "Move Detroit" which works to encourage people to invest in the city and get involved in the community.

He completed the Detroit Marathon in 2002, but he says he’s lucky to finish a 5k!

Hank and his partner, a local attorney, live in Oakland County

You can contact Hank at  Hankw@wdiv.com

Twitter: @HankLocal4

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/hank.winchester



Favorite Vacation Spot in Michigan: Anywhere up north

Favorite Book: Night by Elie Wiesel

Favorite Movie: many favorites including Shawshank Redemption, Broadcast News, Steel Magnolias, The Jerk

Favorite Song: Anything by The Queen, Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin