SHARE

Charlie LeDuff and Detroit are nowadays almost synonymous in the minds of many.

His entertaining style of television reporting has drawn high praise, as well as a share of criticism. But as it has been said, “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.”

Now it seems LeDuff is closing a chapter. Posting earlier today on his Facebook page, he says he’s leaving Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK) December 1.

Although many locally know him for his television work, he has written for various national publications including the New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for “At a Slaughterhouse, Some Things Never Die” as part of a 10-part series on race. There was also a stint at the Detroit News.

There are three books to his credit. US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man; Work and Other Sins; and Detroit: An American Autopsy.

“An American Autopsy” is considered by some a must-read to understand the dynamics of Detroit.

One of his most popular video pieces was from a few years ago, “Squatting on the Squatter.” So that’s the video we embedded at the top. It’s quintessential LeDuff.

Below, a piece with Vice where the tables were turned a bit and he was asked the questions, talking about inequality in America (and of course, Detroit). Whatever he decides to do next, people will be watching.

Pushing Detroit's Conversation Forward on the Daily Detroit Podcast