760 WJR‘s Healthy Woman Show airs the second and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Carole Kowalczyk and 760 WJR’s Ann Thomas the second Wednesday of the month and hosted by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan and 760 WJR’s Marie Osborne the third Wednesday of each month.
Ann Thomas is the executive producer of the Paul W. Smith Show heard 5:30am-9am weekdays on 760 WJR. She also the executive producer of the radio station overseeing the work of all producers at 760 WJR. Ann began her career at 760 WJR in 1982 as an intern after graduating from Michigan State University and has since remained a part of the 760 WJR team. She started her broadcasting career in the 760 WJR news department as a street reporter and an anchorwoman.
During her 37 years at 760 WJR, Ann has received numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, United Press International, Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club for her work on and off the air. She was recently inducted into the 2019 Michigan Business Women Hall of Fame class. She is the 2014 recipient of the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s Women and Leadership in the Workplace Award. She has also been given the prestigious “Diamond” award from the Women in Communications Organization. Ann is the host of two shows, Women Who Lead and WJR’s Healthy Woman Show. She created and developed 760 WJR’s successful Women Who Lead award program honoring women in the Great Lakes-area. During football season Ann can be be found in East Lansing producing 760 WJR’s Tailgate Shows.
When Ann and her husband Ed began their family, 760 WJR installed a remote studio in her home known as the “760 WJR Oakland County Bureau” so she could work and take care of her small children. In 1999 when her daughter began school full-time, Ann returned to the 760 WJR studios to produce the Paul W. Smith Show. 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 resides in Metro Detroit where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ed and children Helen, Josh, Brian, Patty, Noah and Veronica.
DR. CAROLE KOWALCZYK
Dr. Carole Kowalczyk is an experienced fertility care provider who offers her patients a balance of strong clinical expertise, extensive research experience, and warm personal care. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist. Dr. Kowalczyk is the Medical Director of the Michigan Center for Fertility and Women’s Health.
For more information about the Michigan Center for Fertility and Women’s Health, visit www.MIFertility.com.
Marie Osborne is an Anchor and Reporter for 760 WJR Radio Detroit. She has been named one of the most influential women in Detroit radio and her work has been heard on the ABC and CBS radio networks. She has reported from China and Europe and her work has been heard internationally on the BBC and Voice of America.
She is a graduate of the University of Detroit, a three-time winner of the National Edward R. Murrow Award, and the winner of a National Headliner Award. Marie has been honored numerous times by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press.
Marie’s passion is reporting on the resurgence of the city of Detroit and the region to a national economic and cultural powerhouse. Once known for inventors like Henry Ford, Marie enjoys telling the stories of the region’s “re-inventors”.
Marie and her husband have three grown children. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, jewelry-making, and has often had to defend a long time hobby—button collecting.
DR. JONATHAN ZAIDAN
Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence, is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive surgery. He is one of the nation’s top Da Vinci robotic surgeons, focusing on the excision of Endometriosis and other pelvic pain concerns for women. Comprehensive treatment in a focused, efficient manner is the goal of Dr. Zaidan.
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