Jenn Schanz, WXYZ Detroit

Jenn Schanz

WXYZ Detroit

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Jenn:

4 day work-week still rare, but picking up steam locally and around the world

It's a concept that's been picking up steam around the globe for several years and that momentum only grew in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Patrick Lyoya's family to announce lawsuit against Grand Rapids & former officer

Attorneys for the family of Patrick Lyoya, the man shot and killed by a Grand Rapids police officer earlier this year, are planning to announce a lawsuit against the officer on Wednesday. → Read More

Consumers rejoice as retailers, growers balance plummeting marijuana prices

In short - it’s a great time to be a pot smoker and a challenging time to be on the retail side in Michigan. → Read More

Local non-profit that gives aways clothes, toys, household items to kids in need is in need of donations

Oakland County Foster Closet allows kids in Michigan's foster care system to shop for new or gently used everyday items free of charge. But the need is growing and funding is dwindling. → Read More

Union interest grows in Michigan in response to COVID, wage concerns

From Amazon to Google and Starbucks, workers at more and more major companies are seeking union representation, some more successfully than others. → Read More

Ahead of 1 year tornado anniversary, Armada historians collect photos, personal stories

We're just three weeks away from the one year anniversary of an EF-1 tornado ripping through Armada Township. → Read More

Home gardening surge continues, offers inflation relief

It's no secret that home gardening boomed once the pandemic hit. Nurseries and garden stores around the country saw supply shortages as seeds and equipment flew off the shelves. → Read More

April's consumer price index report expected to show inflation has peaked in the U.S.

Wednesday’s consumer price index will show just how much Americans have been paying for everything from gasoline to hamburger meat. Right now, analysts believe the April index will show that inflation has already peaked. → Read More

As rent rises in metro Detroit, families are forced to cut back in other ways

Rents are on the rise again throughout the country, and this time, there are fewer safety nets. The pandemic-era eviction moratorium is gone, and federal money to help Michiganders struggling to make rent will run out soon. → Read More

Watch live: Prelim continues for James & Jennifer Crumbley

Jennifer and James Crumbley are due in the 52nd District Court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for their second day of preliminary exams. The pair are the parents of the 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, the accused Oxford High School shooter. → Read More

Local author shares the importance of HBCUs through a children's book

Latoya Turner didn't learn about HBCUs until high school. So she wrote a children's book about them to boost literacy and awareness. → Read More

Michigan father expresses concerns over the continued spread of COVID-19 in prison facilities

Ten of Michigan's 28 prisons are at critically low staffing levels right now. And while Omicron so far has only been confirmed at two facilities, that has done little to ease concerns of one metro Detroit father, whose son is still in prison. "It's terrifying," the father said. → Read More

Metro Detroit's "Kid Santa" takes operation around the state, spreading holiday cheer

(WXYZ) — He may not have a big red suit or a magic sleigh with reindeer to make something so special happen, but what Kenneth Isaacson, or "Kid Santa" as he's known does have, is perhaps something more special. He has a firsthand understanding of what a difficult holiday season can feel like for kids, and an inner drive to help others. And that's exactly what he spends his time doing each… → Read More

COVID-19 tests in such high demand pharmacies are limiting the amount consumers can buy

With Christmas just three days away, many Americans are trying to celebrate the holidays safely—and that will mean not only getting vaccinated but also making sure they get tested for COVID before and after gatherings. There’s been a shortage of at-home tests for a while now and now some drugstores are limiting how many you can buy. Walgreens' limit is 4. CVS is capping at-home kits at 6. And at… → Read More

As overdose numbers soar around the country, local hospitals feel the impact

Local health systems are getting slammed with two alarming trends right now: Spikes in COVID-19 cases and soaring overdose numbers. → Read More

Charitable groups feeling the driver shortage sting: How you can help

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is usually pretty busy around the holidays, but this year, some of its thrift stores tell 7 Action News they've seen a shopper surge like never before. → Read More

MDOT makes busy Birmingham street a priority, offers to install pedestrian signals

An intersection that Birmingham city officials have been working to make safer is getting some attention from the state. → Read More

'I would be a lot safer.' Local 13-year-old shares why she asked to be vaccinated

Despite having a fear of needles, Madeline Hooper sees the vaccine as a ticket back to hanging out with friends → Read More

Detroit Hives honey bees featured in upcoming music track

Music producer Nick Speed, raised in Detroit, has worked with the likes of Snoop Dog and Big Sean to name a few. → Read More

Allen Park man with autism creates one-of-a-kind aprons from recycled materials

All it takes is the right jam and his sewing machine, and Michael Gerner is in the zone. → Read More