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Bridge Michigan
Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source

Joel Kurth

Joel Kurth
Executive Editor, impact and enterprise

As Executive Editor of impact and enterprise, Joel oversees daily operations of Bridge Michigan, as well as coverage of politics, state government and data. He joined Bridge in 2017 after 17 years as an editor and reporter at The Detroit News, including five years as investigative and projects editor. He has worked in Michigan media for nearly 30 years, including stints in Saginaw and the Upper Peninsula, winning more than 50 state and national awards. He lives in West Bloomfield with his wife, two children and dog, Red. You can reach him at