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SaFiya D. Hoskins

radio broadcaster, television journalist, and politician, was born Charles Pugh in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Marcia and George Pugh. His mother was murdered when he was three, and his father, an employee of Ford Motor Company, remarried when he was six. One year later, George Pugh lost his job and committed suicide; from his bedroom across the hall seven-year-old Charles heard the gun shots and rushed to call 911. Pugh was raised by his grandmother and grew up on the west side of Detroit; his stepmother continued to be active in his life. In 1989 he graduated from Murray Wright High School with a scholarship to attend the University of Missouri. Having had early aspirations of someday becoming a news reporter in his hometown; he enrolled in the School of Journalism. In 1993 Pugh earned a Bachelor s Degree in Journalism from the ...