DMAS 110 & 49

Anchor Lora Painter Leaving WiLX For WWMT

DMA 43: KALAMAZOO, MI

WWMT Names Matt Johnson News Director

He joins from Sinclair’s CBS affiliate KRCG in Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo., and takes over news leadership in Kalamazoo on Oct. 10.

DMAS 44 & 119

Alex Jokich Leaves WWMT For WWTV-WWUP

DMA 44

Changing GMs At WWMT Grand Rapids

The CBS-CW affiliate’s long-time leader Jim Lutton will retire in July and be succeeded by Fred Corbus, the current sales director.

Sinclair Fires EP Over Political Tweets

Sinclair fired an executive news producer at WWMT Kalamazoo, Mich., Randy Lubratich, for two tweets from her personal account that challenged the confirmation of Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos.

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS-KALAMAZOO-BATTLE CREEK, MI

Erica Mokay New Morning Anchor At WWMT

Sinclair-owned CBS affiliate WWMT Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (DMA 444) has named Erica Mokay its new morning news co-anchor. She will be joining co-anchor Kirk Mason and meteorologist Jeff Porter on Jan. 3. Mokay is joining the station from Sinclair’s WTOV Steubenville, Ohio, where she has been evening co-anchor. She graduated from West Virginia University […]

DMA 39 (KALAMAZOO, MI)

WWMT Creates Local Talk Show For Its CW7

Sinclair Communications-owned CBS affiliate WWMT Kalamazoo, Mich. (DMA 39), is introducing a local talk show on its CW7 subchannel. The Lori Moore Show starring long-time Kalamazoo radio personality Lori Moore. The Lori Moore Show will start on Monday, Sept. 8, and air every weekday at 4 p.m. This half-hour talk show will feature community leaders […]

DMA 39

Anchor Kirk Mason Joins WWMT Grand Rapids

Sinclair Communications-owned CBS-CW affiliate WWMT Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 39), is adding Kirk Mason to its news staff next month as morning and noon anchor. He joins the station from WSBT South Bend, Ind., where he is morning and noon anchor. Mason has been honored by the Associated Press for an investigative report he did […]

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WWMT Launching Weekend Morning News

The Sinclair CBS affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich., is will start two-hour broadcasts on Jan. 19.

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.