Jessica Harthorn Returns To WWMT Kalamazoo

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.

DMAS 110 & 49

Anchor Lora Painter Leaving WiLX For WWMT


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.


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 […]


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 […]


WWMT Launching Weekend Morning News

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


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 — 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.


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.


WWMT Launches 4:30 A.M. Newscast

The Sinclair Broadcasting-owned CBS affiliate in Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich., added a half-hour to its morning news today.


WWMT Adds Marcie Kobriger As Morning Anchor

Freedom Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WWMT Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 42), today named Marcie Kobriger as its new morning news co-anchor. Kobriger joins the station from WBAY Green Bay, Wis., where she has spent the last three years as weekend anchor. She will be joining co-anchor Josh Roe and meteorologist Jeff Porter beginning Oct. 24. Kobriger […]

DMA 41

Dominianni, Tillotson New Anchor Team At WWMT

Freedom Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WWMT Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 41), has named Andy Dominianni and Kate Tillotson as its new evening news anchors. Dominianni is returning to WWMT — he was a morning anchor from 1996 to 1999. His first day back 3 will be June 27. He has 19 years of anchoring experience. Most […]

DMA 41

WWMT Raises More Than $21,000 For Storm Victims

Freedom Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate WWMT Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (DMA 41), and the American Red Cross (Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter and Calhoun County Chapter) held a one day phone-a-thon to raise money for severe weather victims in West Michigan. The weekend storms hit the area hard, causing widespread destruction, especially in Calhoun, St. Joseph, and […]

DMA 41

WWMT Anchor Judy Markee Stepping Down

Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan’s WWMT Grand Rapids (DMA 41) announced that its main anchor Judy Markee will not be renewing her contract and is leaving the station at the end of May. Markee has been with WWMT for 22 years and she is currently a main anchor of the station’s 5, 5:30, 6 and 11p.m. […]