Auton Clocks New Connected Car Achievements With ATSC 3.0 Standard

Pearl TV, a coalition of U.S. broadcasters transitioning to NextGen TV, today announced new field test data with Auton performed at the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track in Detroit that demonstrated how robust the transport layer and software applications of the ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV standard are in non-real time data delivery of streaming video […]

DigiCAP, LG Electronics & Pearl TV Conduct First Public Test Of US Automotive Mobile NRT Data Handoff Between Two ATSC 3.0 Stations

In a test car, LG Electronics installed a system to receive and display ATSC 3.0 signals on a rear-seat entertainment TV. As the car traveled between the signal coverage of WKAR Lansing, Mich., and WMYD Detroit, the NRT handoff technology succeeded in keeping a steady TV signal on the receiver.

WADL Gets Detroit’s MyNetworkTV Affiliation

Kevin Adell’s WADL Detroit (DMA 15) has secured the market’s MyNetworkTV affiliation, and will make the switch Sep. 20. WMYD, known as TV20 and owned by Scripps, is the current MyNetworkTV station in Detroit.

John Cook Named WXYZ-WMYD Sales Director

The sales veteran is tapped by Scripps to lead sales at its ABC-MNT duopoly in Detroit.

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.

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 […]


WMYD To Host Detroit’s First ATSC 3.0 Signal

The Scripps MyNetworkTV affiliate will test ATSC 3.0 technology in collaboration with Graham Media and other Motor City broadcasters.


WMYD Detroit Announces June 1 Rescan Date

Scripps-owned independent WMYD Detroit is moving frequencies on June 1 at midnight. Viewers who watch TV with an over-the-air antenna will need to rescan their TVs to continue watching the station. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services and those who watch WMYD through a cable or satellite service do not need […]


Mike Talik Named WMYD Local Sales Manager

Mike Talik today was appointed local sales manager of WMYD, the MyNetworkTV affiliate in Detroit (DMA 14). WMYD and ABC affiliate WXYZ are owned by E.W. Scripps. Talik joined WXYZ and WMYD as a digital strategist in April 2016. He was promoted to digital sales manager in March  . Before joining WXYZ and WMYD, Talik […]


WMYD Examines Michigan’s African-American Vote


Lyle Cifuentes Upped To WXYZ-WMYD Digital Dir.

Scripps-owned WXYZ (ABC) and WMYD (MNT) Detroit (DMA 14) today appointed Lyle Cifuentes digital director. Cifuentes was the stations’ executive producer of digital content before being promoted to her new position. Cifuentes began her career at WXYZ in 2000 as a production assistant. She was a broadcast news producer before being promoted to executive producer […]


WXYZ-WMYD Donates $10K To Literacy Campaign


Detroit’s WXYZ & WMYD Helping Texas


Reporter Andrea Isom Joins WXYZ And WMYD

Reporter Andrea Isom has joined Scripps-owned WXYZ (ABC) and WMYD (MNT) Detroit (DMA 13) as a reporter and investigator. Recently, Isom was an on-air correspondent and video production producer on the nationally syndicated show Crime Watch Daily. She traveled the country telling in-depth, high-profile stories about truth, crime and justice. Isom is a familiar face […]


WXYZ Holding Town Hall Meeting Tonight


Mike Talik Named WXYZ-WMYD Digital Sales Mgr.

Scripps Media-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ and MNT affil WMYD Detroit (DMA 13) have named Mike Talik digital sales manager. Talik has been a digital strategist with WXYZ since April 2016. “I look forward to building on our success and continuing to turn WXYZ and WMYD into digital powerhouses, both locally and throughout the country,” said […]


Ameera David Joins WXYZ-WMYD News

Ameera David has joined Scripps-owned WXYZ (ABC)-WMYD (MNT) Detroit (DMA 13) as an anchor/reporter. David was the host of Boom Bust, RT America’s flagship financial news program. Before hosting Boom Bust, David was a correspondent and anchor for the general news side of the network. She reported on breaking news stories including the U.S.-led airstrikes […]


WXYZ-WMYD Names Tony Lamerato Sales Dir.

He takes over sales leadership at the Scripps ABC-MNT duopoly in Detroit after a stint as local sales manager at Fox Sports Detroit.



WXYZ Names Rhonda LaVelle News Director

She joins the Scripps Detroit ABC affiliate from KPRC Houston and will also have co-owned MNT affil WMYD under her purview. She joins from KPRC Houston.

DMA 13

Meteorologist Denise Isaac Joins WXYZ-WMYD Detroit

Meteorologist Denise Isaac  has joined Scripps duopoly WXYZ-WMYD Detroit (DMA 13). She handles weather for The Now at 4 p.m. and 7 Action News at 7 p.m. on WXYZ and will also contribute to 7 Action News at 10 p.m. on WMYD. Isaac comes to WXYZ-WMYD from WSCV Miami where she was the morning meteorologist. […]

DMA 13

Sportscaster Rob Parker Joins WMYD Detroit

Scripps-owned MNT affiliate WMYD Detroit (DMA 13) has added Rob Parker to its sports team. He will debut on Action News at 10 p.m. on Feb. 8. Parker was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993. He was also […]

DMA 13

Antenna TV Comes To Detroit On WMYD

Scripps -owned independent WMYD Detroit (DMA 13) will begin broadcasting Tribune Broadcasting’s diginet Antenna TV on Feb. 1. Antenna TV will be available over the air on ch. 20.2, on Comcast ch. 286, WOW ch. 197 and Wyandotte Cable ch. 520. The network features a lineup of classic television favorites, including, I Dream of Jeannie, […]


WMYD Adds Host And On-Air Personality

Scripps-owned independent WMYD Detroit (DMA 13) has named Jessica Lundy as the station host and on-air personality. In December, WMYD held an open casting call for the position at the Detroit Marriot inside the Renaissance Center where nearly 1,200 potential candidates from the Detroit metro area auditioned for the role. “There were so many talented […]

DMA 13

Antenna TV Diginet Adds WMYD In Detroit

Tribune’s multicast entertainment network is now cleared on 125 affiliates reaching 88% of U.S. homes.


WMYD Needs Someone With An Attitude


Wrobel Named WXYZ-WMYD Creative Services Dir.

Phil Wrobel, a TV marketing director with a background in news, has been named creative services director of ABC affiliate WXYZ, and MNT affiliate WMYD, Scripps Broadcasting’s duopoly in Detroit (DMA 12). His first day will be Oct. 6. Most recently, Wrobel was the director of marketing at WTVR, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Va. […]

DMA 12

WXYZ Detroit Expands Morning News Team

E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit (DMA 12) is adding new faces to 7 Action News This Morning beginning Monday, April 6. The new ensemble includes anchors Alicia Smith and Malcolm Maddox, along with anchor Jeff Vaughn, who will lead breaking news coverage. Meteorologist Keenan Smith will continue to provide weather forecasts, and newcomer Ann […]

DMAS 52 & 11

Scripps Buying Granite TVs In Buffalo, Detroit

The E.W. Scripps announced this moring that it has a deal to buy two Granite Broadcasting stations — ABC affiliate WKBW and MNT affiliate WMYD Detroit — for $110 million in cash.

DMA 11

TheCoolTV Adds Detroit To Affilitate Lineup

Multicast music channel TheCoolTV says that it has added Granite Broadcasting’s WMYD Detroit to its affiliate roster. The addition increases the channel’s coverage to 43% of U.S. TV homes, according to channel parent Cool Music Network LLC. Last week, the channel signed up KQSL San Francisco.

DMA 11

WMYD Launches $150,000 ‘Scratch For Cash’

The Granite Detroit MNT affiliate gives viewers a chance to win $150,000 in a lotto drawing each weeknight from Feb. 28 to March 25 with scratch-off cards at advertisers featuring station personalities and shows.