Rhonda Walker

Rhonda Walker has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day with her incredible energy, enthusiasm, impeccable style, and passion for her hometown for the past 24 years. A confessed morning person, this award winning talented and versatile journalist starts her day at 2:00 am to coanchor the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News. A position she’s held since 2003. But for those of you who only know Rhonda Walker the Anchor Person, there is so much more. Throughout her life, Rhonda has been committed to serving the Detroit community. Rhonda’s passion for giving back and uplifting others is shown by the more than 100 appearances she makes throughout the year in support of charitable efforts, establishing herself as not only a leader in her profession but also for service to the greater Detroit Community.

Over the past 8 years Rhonda has been recognized by her peers, and received awards and honors from nearly 50 different community, corporate, and professional organizations, including:

  • 12 times for her Community Service
  • 8 times for her work related to empowering youth and Mentoring
  • 17 times for leadership and distinguished service; and
  • 10 times for Professional media related awards

Her scores of awards and numerous accolades include honors from the NAACP, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, News/Talk WJR 760am, YWCA, NAWBO, Michigan Women’s Foundation, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Art Van Award of Hope, and several years of “Best News Anchor Awards” from Ambassador and Hour Detroit Magazines and the Michigan Chronicle.

Rhonda is also the founder and president of the Rhonda Walker Foundation, now in its 19th year.She helped to launch the Foundation’s college prep that provides ear round tutoring in all subjects and ACT/SAT test prep courses and was instrumental in the launch RWF’s award winning Give and Get Fit program in 2011 to promote healthy lifestyles among the WF teens and families and raise community awareness about health, fitness and nutrition. Born in Detroit and raised in Lansing, Rhonda holds a degree in Communications from Michigan State University. In her spare time Rhonda is an avid golfer and loves to travel, shop, dine out, enjoy Michigan summers, volunteer and spend quality time with friends and family.