When You Put Service Over Sensationalism Good Things Happen.
May 11, 2020
Kevin Dietz, President Dietz Connect
When You Put Service Over Sensationalism Good Things Happen.

Kevin Dietz is one of the country’s great storytellers. His charismatic personality and unique ability to connect with people allows him to share emotional and authentic stories that inspire change.

Kevin served as the lead investigative reporter for WDIV TV in Detroit Michigan for more than two decades. Kevin is among the most honored in the State’s history with 17 Michigan Emmys, more than a dozen Michigan Association of Broadcaster’s awards, two Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, two Wade McCree Jr. Statewide Justice awards, and is the first ever recipient of the Roger Weber Award for Integrity in Journalism.

Through Kevin’s extensive local network, he is known for uncovering important stories, conveying them in a manner that is relatable, and inspiring real change.

Kevin’s storytelling uncovered failures in the Macomb county jail system that led to an unusually high number of deaths behind bars. The county made changes following the story and is pursuing a new facility that would be safer for workers and inmates.

In Inkster Kevin’s storytelling discovered a severe case of police brutality that led to an innocent motorist being exonerated and the police officer being incarcerated.

 Kevin’s continuing coverage on the rise and fall of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick led to national recognition of corruption that can exist at the local governmental level.

His stories on Richard Wershe Jr.’s extremely long incarceration led to a parole in Michigan as well as a major Hollywood motion picture.

He understands the method and cadence of storytelling needed to build momentum, convey relevance, and grab the attention of the community at large.

This passion comes from the fact that Kevin is a life-long Detroiter. He was born in Detroit, grew up in Bloomfield Hills, attended high school at Birmingham Brother Rice and graduated from Western Michigan University. He has had a 26+ year career as an investigative reporter in Detroit. Today Kevin runs his own company helping organizations navigate the media, tell compassionate stories, and make the necessary connections that can truly make a difference.

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