Virtual Sets Gain Traction, But U.S. Stations Still Reticent

Gains in tech and drops in prices are pushing more broadcasters to adopt video walls in their studios, but stations are learning that designing a digital set also means adopting a different mindset. Pictured: This XR Studio for ServusTV in Salzburg, Austria, is driven by Ross Video’s Voyager and Lucid control system to simplify workflow. Voyager is built on the Epic Unreal gaming engine for hyper realistic rendering.

Stephanie Mead Leaving WISH Indianapolis For WJBK Detroit

Local News Close-Up: Full Speed Ahead In Motor City

WWJ Detroit is launching news, and will encounter some lively competitors in the 14th DMA.

WJBK Detroit Anchor Amy Andrews To Return After Taking Time Off For Depression

WJBK Detroit Anchor Duo Huel Perkins & Monica Gayle Retiring

WJBK Detroit Anchor Huel Perkins Plans To Retire Next Year; Monica Gayle May Follow

Five Detroit Stations Launch ATSC 3.0 Broadcasts

WMYD, WXYZ, WDIV, WWJ and WJBK have implemented NextGen TV technology. Also debuting is the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track for merging automotive applications with NextGen TV.

Talking TV | Historic Year Puts Pressure On Detroit News

TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp talks with Kevin Roseborough, news director at Detroit’s WJBK, about the unique challenges of covering COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the state’s (now) contested election results, along with what he’s doing to keep his journalists safe and sane.

WJBK’s Roop Raj To Interview Trump Today

The correspondent for the Fox Detroit O&O will ask the president about his COVID-19 response, masks, protests and more.

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. […]

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.


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.


WJBK To Stream Meteorologist’s Funeral


WJBK Meteorologist Jessica Starr Dies By Suicide


Former WJBK Anchor Joe Glover Dies At 79


WJBK Icon Al Allen Looks Back In Memoir


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.

DMA 14

Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Detroit

WJBK Reporter’s Snow Frustration Goes Viral


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 […]


WJBK’s New Set By DDG Earns Promax Gold

DMA 13

Former WJBK Detroit Anchor Rich Fisher Dies


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 […]

DMA 13

WJBK Reporter, Personality Charlie LeDuff Leaving

DMA 13

WJBK Detroit Rolls Out New News Set


Huel Perkins Blasts WJBK News Staff Cuts


WJBK Cuts Murray Feldman, Jason Carr, Lee Thomas

DMA 13

Detroit Sweeps: WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ Battle It Out


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

DMA 11

Charlie LeDuff Gets Firehosed For Detroit Charity