SOUTHFIELD — Deanna Lites has joined WWJ Newsradio 950-AM and cbsdetroit.com as its new health reporter. Lites will be a regular on-air contributor and provide editorial content to the cbsdetroit.com website, home of WWJ Newsradio.
A resident of Bloomfield Hills, Lites has a background in broadcast and print media. She served as a medical reporter with NBC television stations in Boston, Chicago ,and CBS TV in Miami. Her body of work has earned her six Emmy nominations for reporting and writing. Lites received the Woman of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society, two public service awards from the American Heart Association, the Public Health Media Award from the Miami Department of Public Health and the Jack Hardy Communicator of the Year Award from the Florida Hospital Association.
She is active in the community having founded The Nicholas Lites Foundation and donating her time to such organizations as Variety the Children’s Charity, Autism Speaks, Angel Animal Hospital, Walk for Hunger, Tufts-New England Medical Center and the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital.
Lites is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition. She obtained her Ph.D. in Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago.