Such a busy life made it hard to track Quinn
down, but when we finally caught up with him, he
was happy to share with us what he
has been up to.
Quinn began working at Wisconsin Public Radio in 1992 after working at WVPE-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in Elkhart, Indiana and WAOR, Niles, Michigan as a "rock 'n' roll DJ.
A graduate of Ball State University, Quinn received his bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and went on to get his masters in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Quinn's four-year career at Wisconsin Public Radio began at the northeastern bureau in Appleton as host/producer of a daily interview program broadcast on WGBW-FM and WLFM-FM.
"I enjoyed the Green Bay talk-show the most," Quinn
"It was less regimented and I got to do some good stories.
I still deal with some of the Packers and their PR people."
After leaving Wisconsin Public Radio in 1996, Quinn freelanced for the British Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio.
Then in 1998 he joined WDET/Detroit where he is their government reporter.
"There's more news on a daily basis in Detroit than in Madison," said Quinn
, "which keeps me very busy.
I also do reports for the BBC World Service and for NPR.
Which is why we in Wisconsin continue to regularly hear Quinn's
voice on the air.
And when he's
not reporting the news, he's
being honored for it.
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
and the Robert F. Hyland/CBS Radio Award honored Quinn
for nearly a decade of feature reporting.
misses the residents of Wisconsin.
"They are all first-class people and seemed to try hard to make me feel welcome," Quinn