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John McElroy

Host, “Autoline Detroit”

McElroy photoJohn McElroy is the host of “Autoline Daily,” the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis. He also hosts “Autoline This Week,” and broadcasts five radio segments daily on WWJ Newsradio 950. He writes a weekly blog for and a monthly op-ed article for Ward’s AutoWorld.

McElroy has an extensive background the auto industry and a bachelor’s degree in English from Wayne State University. McElroy’s experience includes: Detroit editor for Road & Track, American correspondent for World Cars, and an invitation to write the annual automotive entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook. He spent most of his career at the trade magazine Automotive Industries.

McElroy has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS News and NBC Nightly News. He is often interviewed by CNN, NPR and CBC in Canada. He is a member of the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

McElroy has won numerous awards including the Jesse H. Neal award for his series titled, “Inside Japan,” and for his editorial opinion pieces. He was named Communicator of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Executives of Detroit, awarded first place in the International Wheels Awards for his television documentaries “The Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise” and “Challenge Bibendum,” and second place for “A Car Is Born.”