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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
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, […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]