Former news anchorman Charles Pugh is already a familiar face to Detroit residents. He anchored WJBK’s weekend news for the past seven years, but the openly gay 37-year-old now stands on the brink of making the headlines as opposed to simply reading them.
As of last month, Pugh vacated his post behind the Fox 2 news desk to pursue a run for the Detroit City Council. He is, by all accounts, the first openly gay candidate to pursue a position on the City Council, testing a barrier in a city with a large African American population and socially conservative values.
"This is going to be a new life for me because I’ve been telling other people’s stories and now it’s time to write my own," Pugh told EDGE in a recent interview. "It’s time to write a new story for Detroit and i think I’m just the person to do it."
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