On September 29, WEYI-TV/WSMH-TV (Flint) News Anchor Joel Feick delivered his last newscast for the stations, ending a 35-year career in the business. He plans to join the non-profit Disability Network of Flint.
Feick joined the stations in 2011 after spending 27 years at crosstown WJRT-TV. In an article posted on the WEYI website, Feick was inspired to get into broadcasting when his mother’s brother in law became the sports anchor at a TV station in Toledo, Ohio.
While in college at the University of Toledo, he started the news department at the school’s college radio station. He later joined WDHO-TV (Toledo) as a reporter and anchor.
In 2005, he won the Emmy Award for Best Consumer News in a series of reports on how to insulate a home. Joel has also won UPI and AP Awards along with the National Golden AMI Award. He’s enjoyed hundreds of interviews: from President George H.W. Bush to Ernie Harwell. But the ones that brought him the most joy were ones that involved average people in unique situations.
Feick was also an instructor of radio broadcasting at Mott Community College. He’s on the board of the Children’s Wish Fund of Flint. Last week, Feick was honored with a proclamation from Congressman Dan Kildee for his work and service to the Mid-Michigan community.