Veteran broadcaster Cynthia Canty began her career in 1979 doing the overnight news on Detroit gospel radio station WMUZ-FM. From there, she joined the top-rated St. James & Harper Show on WNIC-FM.
By 1987, Cynthia was hosting Morning Break, a daily news & interview show on WKBD-TV. For nearly a year, she started her workday at 5AM at the studios of WDTX-FM radio studio, then raced across town to the WKBD television studio to write and host her show.
She moved from radio to full-time television news in 1988. For the next 11 years, she wore many hats at WKBD, including anchor, street reporter, medical reporter, consumer reporter and special projects producer. Her reporting and writing won her an Emmy, as well as honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club.
In early 1999, Cynthia returned to morning-drive radio as a member of the popular Jim Harper & The Breakfast Club show on WNIC and, later, WMGC.
Cynthia spent over seven years with NPR affiliate Michigan Radio, where she hosted Stateside with Cynthia Canty. The program was heard daily in Southeast Michigan, Flint, West Michigan and Northwest Michigan.
In December 2019, Cynthia marked her 40th anniversary in broadcast journalism and retired at the end of that year.
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