Kristin Pierce, WXYZ Detroit

Kristin Pierce

WXYZ Detroit

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Past articles by Kristin:

Better Made wins gold medals at national snack competition in New York

Better Made competed in The Chip Festival in New York and came back with two gold medals. → Read More

Father teaches son chess, son teaches thousands of children

Frank Maguire learned how to play chess when he was in 8th grade and didn't keep the game to himself. The 90-year-old taught his son, Mike, how to play when Mike was 10-years-old. → Read More

Florida artist creates "World Peace" mural in Detroit

A Florida artist, on a world tour, made a pit stop in Detroit to spread the message of world peace. Renda Writer wrote those two words hundreds of times on a building in Detroit on the corner of Grand River Blvd and Rosa Parks. → Read More

Luxurious Hartland Township home could by yours for $3 million

An 11,000 square foot home sitting on more than 38 acres could be yours for a measly $3 million. → Read More

Local business links jewelry and history together

Margaret Gerner, owner of de Petites Merveilles, makes one-of-a-kind jewelry using trade beads she's collected overseas. → Read More

Teenager operates own bow tie company while attending college

Two years ago, William Murphy broke his foot. He didn't want to spend the entire summer in the house doing nothing so he came up with the idea to make a bow tie. → Read More

Hamtramck business hires overlooked women, neighbors sell handmade custom bags

Rebecca Smith is the owner of Better Life Bags, a Hamtramck business that sells handmade, custom bags. The company has crossbody, diaper, shoulder bags and backpacks. The local business also lives up to its name-- making the lives of its employees better. → Read More

8-year-old West Bloomfield girl publishes book, working on series

Layah Vasser is only 8 years old and she's already a published author. She says it took her about two months to finish her first book Cat Girl. The book is about the adventures of a young girl who becomes a superhero to save animals. → Read More

The Greening of Detroit hires high school students to clean city, water trees

The Greening of Detroit hires dozens of teenagers every year through its Green Corps program. The teens water trees and beautify parks and greenways; they get down and dirty to make sure their city is clean. → Read More

Hospice of Michigan looking for volunteers to spend time with patients

Tom Morgan says volunteering is a very important part of life and that's why he's been volunteering with Hospice of Michigan for six years. → Read More

Canton Leisure Services collecting donations for care packages for troops overseas

Men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces put their lives on the line every day - and one way to show them we care is to ship them some love. → Read More

Free daycare center that helps homeless needs supplies like diapers and wipes

When you walk inside the daycare for Grace Centers of Hope, you'll see dozens of smiling faces. The children have no idea their parents are struggling with homelessness or addiction - and volunteers with the nonprofit say they never should. → Read More

Local dad graduating college with his daughter

A local dad and daughter are graduating from Walsh College this Father's Day weekend. → Read More

Blight boot camp offering grants to clean up Detroit

In certain neighborhoods in Detroit, you can see abandoned buildings, trash, graffiti and overgrown grass. A blight boot camp wants to help organizations clean it up. → Read More

Detroit job fair aims to hire local veterans

A huge job fair on Thursday, June 16, 2016 is aimed at hiring our heroes. → Read More

Veteran Beer Company hitting shelves in Michigan, hiring veterans

Three new handcrafted beers from the Veteran Beer Company are hitting store shelves before the Fourth of July holiday. Beer lovers can be on the lookout for Freedom Road, The Blonde Bomber and Hooyah IPA. → Read More

Financial planner offers tips to cool down summer spending

Financial planner Scott Carty says people spend as much money from May to August as they do during the holiday season. → Read More

Detroit urban farm making fresh produce affordable

Earthworks Urban Farm is making fresh produce available to low-income families. And if you still can't afford to buy the food, you can work for it during a volunteer day. Volunteer days are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. → Read More

Detroit native shares her story of going from joblessness to working for Diddy

In 2012, after graduating from Bowling Green State University, Tomeka Kolleh purchased a one-way plane ticket to New York to chase her dreams. → Read More

Local company hiring former inmates, putting skills learned in prison to use

Lazlo is a new company in Detroit selling high-quality, luxury t-shirts. From start to finish, everything is done by hand from cutting the fabric to sewing the shirt together. And, everything is made out of 100% organic cotton. → Read More