You probably recognize investigative reporter M.L. Elrick, the guy chasing after a politician in a parking lot or gettting into a shouting match with a criminal defense attorney after the Kwame Kilpatrick trial or questioning a state lawmaker about skirting the residency requirement.
Now the city resident, husband and father of two wants to trade in his reporter chops to run for Detroit City Council. Elrick, who has worked for Fox 2 and WDIV, just took a buyout from the Detroit Free Press, where he won a Pulitizer Prize in 2009.
"If I'm on the council, where I'm coming from will never be a mystery," he says in an interview on the "Craig Fahle Show" on Deadline Detroit.
"If I have a message to get out to the people of Detroit, I know how to do it, and I'm not going to be shy about doing it. And I'm not going to run from a camera and I'm not going to hide from a reporter. And in fact, I'm going to call reporters and I'm going to say, here's what you need to know. Here's what we're doing."
Below is the full interview.