The Detroit Sports Media Association in Detroit announced that Terry Foster, noted Michigan sports broadcaster and writer, has been named president of the organization.
Joining Foster on the DSMA 2022 Executive Board are Bobby Keyes as vice president, John Topping as treasurer, Robin Hilliker as director of sponsorships, Stephanie Gobie as director of communications, Eddie Jones as director of digital communications, and Steve Cole as director.
“The name of our charity is Detroit Sports Media Association. It is time for our group to be reflective of the name,” says Foster. “One of my goals is to bring our print media brothers and sisters to the fold. We must bridge the gap we have between electronic media and print media. We are all in this together and Detroit Sports Media Association should be a shining light to eliminate our differences.”
Foster was born and raised in Detroit and is a graduate of Detroit Cass Technical High School and Central Michigan University. His writing career started with the Grand Rapids Press and included a lengthy time at the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. Among many assignments, he was a beat writer covering the Detroit Pistons and the National Basketball Association, and a columnist.
He hosted sports talk shows on WDFN-AM 1130, WXYT-1270 AM, and 97.1 FM The Ticket, where he co-hosted the popular afternoon drive “Valenti and Foster Show” until stepping aside to deal with health concerns. Foster wrote a book called “100 Things Tiger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.” He also co-wrote “The Great Detroit Sports Debate” with fellow Detroit sportswriter Drew Sharp.