Sydney Canty is a native Detroit-er and left the Motor City to join the 21 News team as a reporter in September of 2020.

Sydney covers everything from politics to crime but likes the crime beat, most.  

Sydney feels she can connect with the families of victims of crime and, to her, they’re more than just stories - but a way to stretch out a helping hand to a hurting community during the most challenging moments of their lives. 

Less than two years into her career, Sydney was promoted to anchor WFMJ Weekend Today. You can watch her Saturdays and Sundays between 8 and 10:30. 

Sydney has a deep passion for journalism that she discovered in college when she used to seek out and shoot stories on her own - using just an iPhone. She’d also edit them herself. One such story included an interview with the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, who attended a peace march for George Floyd in Detroit. 

She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2019.

Sydney also interned at WDET Radio for one semester in Detroit. 

When she's not busy gathering news, Sydney enjoys spending time in church or with friends and loved ones. She also loves to eat lots of things; pasta dishes make her especially happy! 

You can email Sydney at [email protected] and follow her on Instagram and X