After a radio and TV career that has spanned more than four decades, Cynthia Canty has announced her retirement. The host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside talk show will leave her news desk at the end of this year.
“I’ve spent my entire 40-year broadcasting career working for great radio and TV stations in Southeast Michigan,” Canty said in a press release. “The last seven of those years have been with Michigan Radio, creating Stateside. And I hit the jackpot.”
“It’s allowed me to be a part of a passionate, hard-working, smart team whose goal every single day has been to put the spotlight on people and issues that are important to Michigan. To tell Michigan stories. The nearly 7,000 interviews I’ve done for Stateside will always be a source of pride. It’s a wonderful way to cap off a career. Now it’s time to turn my attentions to family, grandkids and our cottage in West Cork, Ireland.”
For seven years, Canty has been the primary host of Michigan Radio’s daily news magazine program, Stateside. From interviews with governors, presidential candidates, authors, musicians and numerous other experts, she has explored some of the most vital, impactful, and thought-provoking issues that matter to people across the state.
“Cyndy Canty’s impact as host of Stateside on Michigan Radio for the past seven years can’t be overestimated,” said Steve Schram, Michigan Radio’s Executive Director-General Manager. “Her expertise and ease of leading interviews on the vast array of issues important to the citizens of Michigan, as well as a broad swath of arts, culture and lifestyle stories, has earned Stateside a loyal following of engaged listeners. We are proud and privileged to have enjoyed Cyndy’s leadership as the host of Stateside.”
Before arriving at Michigan Radio, Canty was a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer and reporter in metro Detroit. She served as a news anchor and morning show personality at WNIC-FM, WDTX-FM and WMGC-FM from 1980 through 2011. From 1987-1999 she also hosted public affairs programs at WKBD-TV, and could be seen reporting and anchoring on the station’s “Ten O’Clock News.” Her reporting and writing earned her many awards, including an Emmy and honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club.
Canty’s retirement will be effective at the end of 2019. The station will begin a nationwide search for a new Stateside host later this year.
Michigan Radio is the state’s leading NPR news station. Michigan Radio serves Detroit, Ann Arbor and southeastern Michigan at 91.7 FM in, Grand Rapids and West Michigan at 104.1 FM, and Flint at 91.1 FM. The station also broadcasts online at michiganradio.org. Michigan Radio is a service of Michigan Public Media and is licensed to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.