Hank Winchester

Consumer Investigative Reporter

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

4 Things To Know:
1) I was born here, raised here and don’t plan to leave here! 
2) I’m a proud CMU Chip. Fire Up!
3) I’ve called WDIV my work home since 2001 and over the years I’ve worked as a reporter, anchor, Defender and now I’m your Consumer Investigator, Help Me Hank.
4) My legal name is Hank, not Henry. My dad was a big Hank Williams fan. Thankfully, he liked Hank more than Elvis. 

Our daughter, whom we adopted in 2018, was born in the great city of New Orleans and we will always feel a special connection to that incredible city. 

-Time with family & friends
-Travel (Miami is my favorite, hubby prefers Tokyo)
-I workout a lot which keeps me sane, kinda
-I don’t cook, but I’d like to learn...someday
-I like to have fun and thankfully I’m surrounded by family & friends who are always down for a good time. I feel incredibly fortunate every single day!

Life quote:
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t...you’re right."  -Henry Ford

What I love about my job:
That’s easy. I love being able to help people. Having this job gives me the chance to connect with people all over our area and to fight for them. It’s an honor and privilege I don’t take lightly. 

My advice for young journalists:  Learn how to write, write, write and be willing to do almost anything to get your foot in the door. It’s a tough business, but eventually incredibly rewarding.

I started working at WDIV in 2001 after stops in Miami (CBS), Flint/Saginaw (CBS), Lansing (CBS) and up in da U.P. , Marquette (NBC).