Mildred Gaddis has enjoyed a 42 year track record as a Broadcast Journalist that began in Houston, Texas, in 1976 at KLYX/ FM( NBC) Radio as News Director. She moved on to the CBS owned KMOX Radio in St. Louis as a reporter and later News Director at KMJM/FM (MAJIC108 FM).
In Detroit, she is one of Detroit’s trusted and respected journalists. The award-winning news/talk show host of The Mildred Gaddis Show on WDMK/105.9 FM continues to be the source Detroiters turn to for information. Until recently she reigned as the only woman in the male dominated morning drive 6AM-10AM radio slot.
TIME magazine described Mildred Gaddis as “One of the most politically astute minds in Southeast Michigan.” For 31 years, Gaddis has successfully remained a relevant and essential voice in Detroit’s media landscape. Over the years, she has delivered exceptional coverage to the most newsworthy stories including: the controversial former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick; live broadcast from the Democratic National Convention; televised mayoral debates; the historic Inauguration of President Barack Obama; live coverage from the Gulf on the BP Oil Spill; as well as the unveiling of the MLK Monument in Washington, D.C.!
Mildred’s passion to uplift people who have found themselves locked out of the American dream is consistent. For three years she mobilized citizens and led buses of Detroiters to Columbia, South Carolina, in protest of the South Carolina legislature’s decision to fly the confederate flag on state capitol grounds.
Mildred is the recipient of the prestigious “Freedom & Justice Award” from the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP and the“Community Service Award” by Wayne State University’s Journalism Program.
She was frequently called upon by CNN’s Lou Dobbs as a Political Expert in Detroit to discuss national & local political issues. She has also appeared on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN.
When Congressman John Conyers announced his retirement for the United States Congress he did it on The Mildred Gaddis Show.
Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. ~Unknown