WJR News Reporter Dayna Clark is delighted to be back home on the “Great Voice of the Great Lakes” every weekday morning as part the of “The Paul W. Smith Show” team. She adds her own flair to traffic, weather, and entertainment reports. She also delivers traffic and weather for “The Frank Beckmann Show” each day. You may recall a few years ago that she anchored the morning news on WJR.
Before coming to 760 AM, Clark kept you up-to-date every morning on the nationally-syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” providing listeners with the latest news, traffic, and weather for six years on Mix 92.3.
In addition to her broadcasting career, Dayna traveled for many years with The North American International Auto Show, where she appeared in commercials and modeled. She got the thrill of a lifetime when she was cast as a reporter in the movie “Don’t Breathe” which was shot in Detroit … don’t blink she’s at the very end of the film!
Indeed the gift of gab runs in the family. Her mother, Val Clark, was a popular reporter for Channel 7 for over 20 years. Dayna’s husband, Trevor Thompson is a sports reporter for Fox Sports Detroit. Also, you may have heard of her father, Archie Clark, the original “Shake and Bake,” who played professional basketball in the NBA for 10 seasons. He was a two-time All-Star who retired with the Detroit Pistons in 1976.
Dayna loves being a mom to her two children, Noel and Noah, and feels they are her greatest accomplishment.
A proud native New Yorker, Dayna was born in Queens and graduated on the dean’s list from St. John’s University with a Bachelor in Communication Arts degree.