Charlie LeDuff leaves Fox 2 Detroit

Melody Baetens, The Detroit News

Veteran print and television journalist Charlie LeDuff is leaving Fox TV and Fox 2 Detroit. He announced on social media Monday that his last day is Thursday.

“It has been an experience: Detroit, Flint, the Border, Ferguson, Trump, you name it,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I thank my bosses and colleagues for all they’ve given me and taught me. Especially my partner and friend Matt Phillips who edits and films our work.”

LeDuff was vague about his future, saying he has no plan for what comes next, but that he wouldn’t leave Michigan.

“Considering the way things are in this world, I think (it’s) time to step out and look.”

The University of Michigan grad is known for his contribution to the New York Times’ 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning series “How Race is Lived in America.” Following that, LeDuff was a reporter at The Detroit News and has written three books, including 2013’s “Detroit: An American Autopsy.”

“We want to thank Charlie for his extraordinary work and passion,” Fox 2 General Manager Mike Renda said in a statement Monday. “He produced truly distinctive news stories for Fox 2, and we wish him all the best in his future ventures.”

On Monday afternoon, Fox 2 Detroit retweeted LeDuff’s statement on Twitter. “It has been an insane experience,” he tweeted. “Thanks to my bosses and colleagues for all they’ve taught me. Stay tuned.”