Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. He grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force. He's traveled to many countries but went to high school and college in Georgia and graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media.
Before coming to Detroit, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry made a name for himself with live breaking news stories and weather coverage. When Hurricane Irma came blowing through Florida, he was one of the lead reporters working around the clock.
Larry is a huge foodie and can’t narrow down one particular dish but his mother’s home cooking is at the top of his list. He’s also excited to experience the many restaurants here in the Motor City.
In his spare time, Larry loves singing at church, working out in the gym, and traveling, but also enjoys spending time watching television or a good movie.
He’s a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, the National Association of Black Journalists and is a licensed minister.
Larry also worked at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia and WGXA-TV in Macon, Georgia. He started his career at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia.
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