DETROIT – Longtime Detroit radio journalist Rod Hansen has died.
WJR reported his passing Monday.
Hansen started at WJR in 1967 and collected several local and national awards for his journalism.
Most recently, he was the press officer for the United States District Court in Detroit.
He is survived by his wife, four children and five grandchildren.
Rod Hansen was a class act, solid journalist and all around good guy. We will miss you sir! Prayers for his family.— Rod Meloni (@RodMeloni) July 4, 2016
Saddened to hear of the passing of @wjrradio's Rod Hansen.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 4, 2016
This 4th of July brings with it a heavy heart. A friend and TRUE broadcast professional has passed away. RIP Rod Hansen, one of the greats🙏🏻— Steve Courtney WJR (@SteveCourtney66) July 4, 2016