Ann Thomas is the executive producer of the Paul W. Smith Show heard 5:30am-9am weekdays on News/Talk 760 WJR. Ann began her career at WJR in 1982 as an intern from Michigan State University and has since remained a part of the WJR team. She started her broadcasting career in the WJR news department as a street reporter and an anchorwoman. When Ann and her husband Ed began their family, WJR installed a remote studio in her home known as the “WJR Oakland County Bureau” so she could work and take care of her small children. In 1999 when her youngest daughter began school full-time, Ann returned to the WJR studios to produce the Paul W. Smith Show.
During her years at WJR, Ann has received numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, United Press International, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club for her work on and off the air. In 2008 she was the recipient of the prestigious “Diamond” award from the Women in Communications Organization. Ann is also the host of WJR’s “Women Who Lead” on air and internet programs.
When out of the “Golden Tower of the Fisher Building“, Ann is the Chairman of the Marketing committee at Loyola High School in Detroit . Ann also donates her time to be the Mistress of Ceremonies for several charities. She lives in Metro Detroit where she enjoys spending time with her family.