Rick Albin is the political reporter for News 8. He has been associated with WOOD TV8 since the mid 90s and involved in broadcasting since he began working at his hometown radio station in high school.
Rick has covered politics on the radio and television in five states and has interviewed every person to hold presidential office since President Gerald R. Ford. He has participated in numerous candidate debates, including a primary debate for presidential candidates and numerous gubernatorial debates. His town hall meetings – first with Governor Jennifer Granholm and most recently with Governor Gretchen Whitmer – have become regular occurrences as the state chief executives discuss the challenges Michigan faces and potential solutions.
Rick is also host of “To The Point,” which examines issues and elections that impact the state and the nation. On air for more than 18 years, Rick has interviewed hundreds of local and national political figures on the show. “To The Point” airs every Saturday and Sunday on WOOD TV8.