NextGen TV Debuts On 6 Grand Rapids Stations

WOTV, WWMT, WOOD, WXMI, WXSP-CD and WOLP-CD are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

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WOOD Wakes Up Morning News Viewers

TV stations across the country may be looking at their morning news ratings and wondering where the viewers went.  WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich., did and came up with a campaign that tied its morning news into NBC’s Today.

WOOD Reporter Bullied In The Field

Michele DeSelms Named WOOD Community Strategy Manager

Nexstar NBC affiliate WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 45), has appointed Michele DeSelms community strategy manager. This role includes overseeing the station’s Connecting with Community brand and partnerships, as well as nonprofit alliances and community outreach projects. DeSelms will help shape the future of the community engagement opportunities with coverage both on-air and online. DeSelms […]

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Station Openings In News And Marketing

TV stations owned by Graham Media, Nexstar and Weigel Broadcasting posted new job openings on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center last week in news and promotions for stations located in Houston, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and San Antonio.

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WOOD Grand Rapids Unveils New Set

DMA 49: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Meteorologist Emily Schuitema Joins WOOD

Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate WOOD Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 49) has hired Emily Schuitema as a Meteorologist. She joins Storm Team 8 from WSAW Wausau, Wis., where she worked as the morning news meteorologist. Schuitema is a West Michigan native. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2017 with a degree in […]

DMA 44

Nexstar Names Julie Brinks Grand Rapids GM

The veteran local TV broadcaster moves from Bend, Ore., to oversee WOOD (NBC), WOTV (ABC) and WXSP.

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WOOD Grand Rapids Opens Two New Studios

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WOOD Creating Streetside Studio

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Don’t Mess With WOOD Anchor Teresa Weakley

DMAS 53 & 41

WIVB Anchor Teresa Weakley Leaving For WOOD

DMA 39

WOOD Grand Rapids Adds Reporter Heather Walker

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WOOD Debuts Major Set Upgrade From FX Design

DIGITAL DMA: GRAND RAPIDS, MI (42)

User Engagement Is Digital Mantra In Mich.

In Western Michigan, online engagement has long been part of the local media mission. And with local TV sites and statewide behemoth MLive.com — which represents Advance Publication’s area newspapers — all fighting for the market’s online audience, the battle often comes down to who is forging the most resonant connections with users.

DMA 42 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WOOD, WWMT Launch 4:30 A.M. News

In Grand Rapids, Mich., early risers have more news options. LIN-owned NBC affiliate WOOD debuted its earler morning newscast today, while Freedom-owned CBS affil WWMT introduced its 4:30 a.m. broadcast a week earlier.

DMA 42 (GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.)

WOOD Adds Marlee Ginter To 10 P.M. News