BIOGRAPHY

"I know between journalism, books and music it looks like I'm all over the place. But when you think about it, they all have one thing in common; they're all about telling stories. Whether it's as a reporter, an author or a songwriter, I just love a good story."

     Devin is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your iTunes.  School children, teachers and parents know him as the writer behind the Memoirs series including Memoirs of a Goldfish, winner of the Wanda Gag Award as the nation's best read aloud book. Television viewers in Michigan and Ontario know him as their evening news anchor on WDIV-TV, NBC in Detroit. And music lovers know him as the winner of the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Best Country Performer.

     Devin is the author of 19 children’s books.  His book A is for America became a national bestseller that even found its way beneath the White House Christmas tree.  In 2004, First Lady Laura Bush invited him to read at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  His book, Memoirs of a Goldfish” was chosen as the Michigan Reads book, and has won a slew of children's choice awards including New York, Maryland and New Hampshire.  His other books include Fibblestax, Cosmo’s Moon, and H Is For Honor.  His newest title is Back Roads Country Toads.  In 2017, he was honored with the Gwen Frostic Award from the Michigan Reading Association for his contributions to literacy in Michigan.

     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. Four 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 both Oklahoma City and now in Detroit.    

     An accomplished musician and songwriter, Devin has released four albums of his original songs.  He and his band Arizona Son make frequent appearances on the summer concert circuit.  He’s opened for the likes of Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Rimes.

          He has played a journalist in several films including “The Double” starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace, and “Scream 4” directed by Wes Craven. Fans of The Ellen Show will recognize Devin from his special reports on everything from Facebook postings to the parking habits of SUV drivers.

          Devin’s wife Corey is a ceramic artist. They have been together since high school in Junction City, Kansas.  They reside in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.  They have four children, Griffin, Quinn, Madison and Christian.