Bill Emkow

Bill Emkow is audience growth strategist for Bridge and The Center for Michigan. Emkow has worked for two decades in digital media, previously at WXYZ-TV as digital director, the Detroit Free Press as senior content strategist, and numerous roles at -- from editor-in-chief, to state news director, to sports director. Emkow has helped broaden the digital reach at every stop in his journalism career, whether it be website or social media. He helped become the state’s most-visited news site, according to comScore. After moving to the Detroit Free Press in 2016, it took only 10 months for the Freep to pass MLive as the No. 1 site for the first time since 2008. He was most recently at WXYZ-TV Detroit, where he helped lead the organization to become the No. 1 Facebook site in Michigan for engagement. You can reach Bill via email at or call him at 734-926-4282


Watch Dem, GOP Michigan governor candidates share a stage for the first time

May 10, 2018 | Bill Emkow

Watch the fireworks when all Democratic and Republican 2018 Michigan governor race candidates gathering together for the first, and possibly only, time this election season in our exclusive video. 

How to keep seeing Bridge Michigan posts on your Facebook News Feed

February 22, 2018 | Bill Emkow

If you follow Bridge on Facebook, and want to make sure you don't miss any updates, follow these easy steps.