DETROIT – Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.
Devin joined WDIV-TV in August, 1995 as a reporter and moved into the anchor position in 1996. He's been honored for his work both at home and abroad. His assignments have taken him from the Forbidden City in Beijing to St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, from the Red Sea to Moscow, from Jerusalem to Siberia. His well-worn passport has taken him to six Olympiads. Three times he has won the Edward R. Murrow Award, one of the highest honors in broadcast journalism. After graduating from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 1985, Devin began his career at WIBW-TV in Topeka. His job path took him to WAND in Decatur, Illinois, KLTV in Tyler, Texas, and KFOR in Oklahoma City where his around the clock coverage of the bombing at the Murrah Federal Building in 1995 helped the station win a Peabody Award. Nurturing a long love of politics, he created Flashpoint which quickly became required viewing for those in the know in Detroit.
Devin is the author of 15 children's books. His book "A is for America" became a national bestseller. In 2004, First Lady Laura Bush invited him to read at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. His book, "Memoirs of a Goldfish," has won a slew of awards including the Wanda Gag Award for the nation's best "read aloud" book. His other books include "Fibblestax," "Cosmo's Moon," and "H Is For Honor." His newest title is "Memoirs of a Hamster."
An accomplished musician and songwriter, Devin has won the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Best Country Performer. He has released three albums of his original songs. He and his band "Arizona Son" make frequent appearances on the summer concert circuit. He's opened for Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Rimes.
Devin and his wife Corey have been together since high school in Junction City, Kansas. They reside in Grosse Pointe Park. They have four children, Griffin, Quinn, Madison and Christian.
DEVIN'S FAVORITE 4
- Favorite books: "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving, "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
- Favorite movies: "The Year of Living Dangerously", "Shakespeare in Love", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Schindler's List"
- Favorite Web sites: expedia.com, amazon.com
Favorite restaurant: The Common Grill in Chelsea