After 42 years in the business, Mike Doback is ready for a retirement that will include a lot of time on the lake at his home in Michigan with family, and, in the short term, planning his daughter’s wedding. Under his leadership, all Scripps-owned stations now have uniform technology for all their news acquisition and production operations.
After a career in journalism that has spanned more than 35 years, WXYZ Detroit (DMA 11) reporter Cheryl Chodun has announced her retirement. Her last day on the air will be Friday, July 26. Chodun began her career as a freelance newspaper reporter before joining WXYZ in 1978 as a news writer. She went on […]
In the aftermath of one of the worst tornados in U.S. history, Scripps-owned WXYZ Detroit (DMA 11) stepped up to help those affected by the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla. In partnership with the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Region, WXYZ hosted a live telethon on Wednesday, May 22, to raise money for those […]
The former Grand Rapids, Mich., sales executive joins the Scripps Media Detroit ABC affiliate on May 6.
The ratings services adds Scripps’ ABC affiliates in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit and West Palm Beach, Fla. The expansion makes Cleveland the first top-20 market to have all major TV affiliates subscribing to Rentrak’s local ratings.
Mike Murri and Lloyd Bucher will take handle day-to-day operations as the station’s GMs take on more responsibilities as Scripps regional general managers.
The addition of the Scripps ABC affiliate brings U.S. coverage of the African-American targeted diginet to 55%.
Don’t just complain about sad news – do something about it! That’s what viewers of and staffers from WXYZ Detroit did, using the power of social media in the community. Using the Twitter hashtag #backchannel and Facebook, a group of more than 100 people gathered to help clean up Detroit.
Long-time WZZM Grand Rapids,Mich., morning news meteorologist Hally Vogel has accepted a position at ABC affiliate WXYZ Detroit (DMA 11). Vogel has been with WZZM for seven years working alongside morning and noon anchors Derek Francis and Lauren Stanton. Vogel’s last day at WZZM is Tuesday, May 31. Vogel graduated from Kent State University with […]
President Obama is again sitting down with local stations for one-on-one interviews, as big-name reporters from Atlanta’s WSB, Cleveland’s WKYC, Detroit’s WXYZ and WTKR in Hampton Roads, Va., are meeting with the president today to discuss issues affecting their local communities.
WXYZ, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Detroit (DMA 11), has purchased two GY-HM790 ProHD cameras from JVC Professional Products Co. for its main studio. With a redesigned studio adapter sled and innovative modular design, the GY-HM790 is designed for multicore or fiber-based studios. With its three 1/3-inch CCDs, it produces 1280×720 or 1920×1080 images and […]
With the city on the rebound, Detroit’s news-producing affiliates WDIV (NBC), WXYZ (ABC) and WJBK (Fox) are investing heavily in their digital platforms to secure core audiences while drawing the newcomers (artists, techies and the like) lured by the chance to build from the ground up. “We are trying to reinvent ourselves along with them,” says Catherine Badalamente, VP of digital media for Graham Media, which owns NBC affiliate WDIV.