Both WXMI Morning Anchors Leaving In Next Two Weeks

Dan Boers Named WXMI Grand Rapids News Director

He joins the Scripps Fox affiliate from cross-town rivals WOOD-WOTV-WXSP.

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.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

News, Sales Jobs At Scripps, Hearst, Weigel Stations

New TV jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for account execs and an investigative MMJ in Florida, Michigan and Indiana at Scripps, Hearst and Weigel stations.

SOCIAL SCORECARD | DMA 43

Bite-Size Content Puts WXMI Ahead On Facebook

This week, Social Scorecard is in West Michigan’s largest city, Grand Rapids, just 30 miles east of Lake Michigan, to find out what WXMI is serving on Facebook to make it the most engaged. The secret ingredients are an appetite for food and short, easily digested videos.

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WXMI Names Chris Legg Director Of Sales

The Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich, has appointed Chris Legg to oversee the station’s sales team and revenue.

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Longtime WXMI Anchor Michele DeSelms Leaving

Tribune Broadcasting Renews Fox Affiliations

Tribune Broadcasting on Tuesday announced that it reached a comprehensive, multi-year agreement with Fox Broadcasting to renew the existing Fox affiliations of six Tribune Media stations: KSWB San Diego; KTXL Sacramento, Calif.; WXIN Indianapolis; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 41: GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI Cleans Up With ‘Maid For Moms Giveaway’

DMA 40

Meteorologist Garry Frank Joins WXMI Grand Rapids

Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich. (DMA 40), has hired Garry Frank as a meteorologist for its Fox 17 Morning News. Frank will be introduced during the morning news broadcast on Thursday, April 16, with Friday, April 17 being the first Fox 17 Morning News broadcast featuring Frank in his new role. Frank […]

DMA 40

WXMI Grand Rapids Increases Midday News

Mike Avery and Deanna Falzone anchor the new Fox 17 Midday newscast that airs at 11 a.m. on the Tribune Media-owned Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich.

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI Facebook Page Explodes After Apology

DMA 40

Anchor Derek Francis Joins WXMI Grand Rapids

DMA 40 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg Out At WXMI

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI Names Deanna Falzone Morning Anchor

MARKET SHARE (DMA 39: GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI Tries To Undo 15-Year-Old Branding

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI To Launch 11 P.M. Newscast

The Grand Rapics, Mich., Fox affiliate, whose slogan has been “at 10 it’s news, at 11 it’s history,” is changing its tune. WXMI on June 2 will launch an 11 p.m. news program seven days a week.

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WXMI Photog Recovering After News Truck Crash

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.

DMAS 12, 20, 26, 30, 41 & 42

Tribune Stations Renew Six Fox Affiliations

The new contracts cover KCPQ Seattle; WTIC Hartford, Conn.; WXIN Indianapolis; KXTL Sacramento, Calif.; WXMI Grand Rapids, Mich.; and WPMT Harrisburg, Pa.

DMA 41

WXMI Sports Director Doty Gets Weekday Show