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Christy McDonald

Anchor, Moderator, Managing Editor, One Detroit

Christy McDonald is the anchor, moderator, and managing editor of One Detroit. She also anchors special coverage for WTVS Detroit PBS including documentaries, events, and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. McDonald has appeared on the PBS NewsHour and CNN reporting on Detroit’s financial crisis and Michigan politics.  

McDonald has moderated panels at the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Policy Conference, Mackinac Policy Conference, Great Lakes Conference and Michigan Political Science Association Conference. As an Emmy-winning anchor and reporter, McDonald connected with Detroit viewers for 10 years on WXYZ-TV 7 on big stories, from 9/11 in New York to political corruption in Detroit.  

She has received reporting honors from the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters for anchoring and breaking news coverage. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College.