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Local 4 announces 'Arab in America' news series

Sandra Ali will report

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WDIV-Local 4 announces an ongoing series of news reports, called “Arab in America,” that brings viewers personal stories of Arab Americans and a look at the culture of Arab families in Metro Detroit.

Local 4 News anchor and reporter Sandra Ali will report.

“Arab in America” is part of Local 4’s commitment to telling the true and often untold stories of people and topics that shape the community.

“There's so much written, said and talked about when it comes to our Arab community, but there are so many stories, and perspectives that don't get told, unfortunately. We're hoping to bridge some of those gaps, by sharing these deeply personal stories and demystifying some common stereotypes,” said Ali.

“We decided to shoot all of these reports with an iPhone to keep the process personal and unobtrusive,” said News Director Kim Voet. “WDIV is dedicated to exploring the interwoven cultures of our region.”

The first report airs Sunday, June 5 during “Local 4 News at 11pm.”