WJBK Anchor Sherry Margolis Retiring After 35 Years

Detroit TV News Adapts To Pandemic

Huel Perkins (front) still heads into the newsroom and works from 3 p.m. to midnight, five days a week. Aside from that, “everything is dramatically different,” the WJBK news anchor says of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detroit TV Stations Partner On Virtual ‘Governor’s Town Hall’

Commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market will partner to produce and broadcast a Governor’s Town Hall to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis. WJBK, WDIV, WXYZ, WMYD, WKBD, WTVS, WADL and WWJ will all broadcast the Town Hall, live, on Thursday […]

How Detroit TV Is Coping With Coronavirus

Life during wartime is littered with changes. One small, yet indelible sign of the coronavirus pandemic is hitting home every day on Detroit TV screens. The local TV news anchors, usually seated within elbow-rubbing distance, have moved farther apart. It’s one of many precautionary steps being taken by the big three of Detroit broadcast news — Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK), Local 4 News (WDIV) and 7 Action News (WXYZ) — and at newsrooms across the country.

DMA 14: DETROIT

Easterly In For Renda As WJBK VP-GM

Former Tribune exec Greg Easterly will succeed the retiring Mike Renda as head of Fox’s O&O in Detroit at the end of the month.

DMA 14: DETROIT

WJBK To Stream Meteorologist’s Funeral

DMA 14: DETROIT

WJBK Meteorologist Jessica Starr Dies By Suicide

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Former WJBK Anchor Joe Glover Dies At 79

DMA 14: DETROIT

WJBK Icon Al Allen Looks Back In Memoir

SOCIAL SCORECARD | DMA 14: DETROIT

Unique Content Puts WJBK First On Facebook

Fox’s Detroit O&O led in social media actions in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Why? Jay Dillon, WJBK’s senior web producer, says “We look for the local news that our audience is interested in. We are very in tune with what our audience is engaged with; what stories will drive traffic. We just push our local content first and foremost.” And besides being local, the focus is on content that’s unique to the station.

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Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Detroit

WJBK Reporter’s Snow Frustration Goes Viral

MARKET SHARE | DMA 13: DETROIT

WJBK Meteorologist Stands On Top Of Irma

DMA 13

Reporter Hilary Golston Joins WJBK Detroit

Reporter Hilary Golston will join Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 13) on Sept. 5. Most recently, Golston was a reporter, anchor and multimedia journalist for WKYC Cleveland. Previously, she was a weekend evening anchor at WVTM Birmingham, Ala. Golston began her career as a nightside reporter for WFRV Green Bay, Wis. A graduate of George Washington University, […]

MARKET SHARE

WJBK’s New Set By DDG Earns Promax Gold

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Former WJBK Detroit Anchor Rich Fisher Dies

MARKET SHARE (DMA 13: DETROIT)

A Connection With The Late Ron Savage

DMA 13

WJBK Detroit Reporter Ron Savage Dies At 63

Amy Andrews Promoted To WJBK A.M. Anchor

Fox O&O WJBK Detroit (DMA 13) has named Amy Andrews weekday anchor of Fox 2 News Morning, alongside Jay Towers, from 6 to 9 a.m. She will also continue to co-anchor the 11 a.m. news with Sherry Margolis (Monday-Wednesday). In addition, Deena Centofanti (weekdays) and Maurielle Lue (Monday-Wednesday) will now partner to anchor The Nine, […]

DMA 13

WJBK Reporter, Personality Charlie LeDuff Leaving

DMA 13

WJBK Detroit Rolls Out New News Set

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Huel Perkins Blasts WJBK News Staff Cuts

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WJBK Cuts Murray Feldman, Jason Carr, Lee Thomas

DMA 13

Detroit Sweeps: WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ Battle It Out

DMA 13: DETROIT

Movie Planned On WJBK Anchor Lee Thomas

WJBK Dominates Detroit Social Media Scene

In this first of a new weekly series, NetNewsCheck and audience intelligence firm Shareablee benchmark the social media activity of local media outlets. Today, it looks at Detroit (DMA 12), where Fox-owned WJBK holds a commanding lead in social actions over competing TV stations, newspapers and radio stations. There’s also a breakdown of Detroit’s top 10 social performers over a six-month period.

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Megan Spencer Named WJBK Weekend Anchor

Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12) today named Megan Spencer co-anchor of its weekend newscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. Effective immediately, Spencer will co-anchor alongside Ron Savage. She will also serve as a general assignment reporter for various weekday newscasts. Most recently, Spencer was a general assignment reporter at WTVQ Lexington, Ky., starting in 2007, […]

DMA 12 (DETROIT)

WJBK Ups Charlie Langton To Weekend Anchor

Charlie Langton has been promoted to weekend morning anchor for Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12). Langton will continue to co-host the public affairs show Let It Rip that airs Thursday nights and Sunday mornings, as well as report and provide legal analysis on various weekday newscasts. Langton has served as a legal analyst for the […]

DMA 12 (DETROIT)

WJBK Names Amy Andrews 11 A.M. Anchor

Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12) today promoted Amy Andrews to weekday morning anchor of the station’s Fox 2 News at 11 a.m. In addition, Andrews will anchor “The Nine” Thursdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. Her first day in this new role will be Nov. 4. Most recently, Andrews was anchor of WJBK’s 4:30 a.m. […]

Reporter-Anchor Robin Schwartz Leaving WJBK

Reporter and weekend anchor Robin Schwartz is leaving Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 12). Her last day is Thursday, Oct. 16. She is leaving to become the public relations director for Bedrock Real Estate Services in Detroit. WJBK VP-News Director Kevin Roseborough said: “We would like to thank Robin for her 18 years of distinguished reporting […]

DMA 11

Charlie LeDuff Gets Firehosed For Detroit Charity

DMA 11 (DETROIT)

GLAAD Calls Out WJBK For Hate Crimes Report

DMA 11 (DETROIT)

GLAAD Calls Out WJBK for ‘Disturbing’ Report

DMA 11 (DETROIT)

WJBK Promotes Jay Towers To A.M. News Anchor

Fox-owned WJBK Detroit (DMA 11) today named Jay Towers anchor of the weekday morning Fox 2 Morning News. Effective Aug. 25, Towers will anchor from 6 to 9 a.m. alongside Anqunette Jamison. He will continue to host his weekday morning radio program Jay Towers in the Morning on WNIC-FM from WJBK’s studio. Towers joined WJBK […]

DMA 11

WJBK Detroit Says Goodbye To Alan Lee

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Former WJBK Anchor Woody Willis Dies At 73

DMA 11 (DETROIT)

Alan Lee To Step Down As WJBK Anchor

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Alan Lee Stepping Down As WJBK Anchor

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Women Arrested After Breaching WJBK Security

DMA 11 (DETROIT)

WJBK’s Amy Andrews Top Female Personality